Boaks Double BW - Boak Beverage
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3.1/5 rDev -5.5%
So this is a wit with Asian flair? I get a distinct ginger and lemongrass taste as the beer warms, but it otherwise tastes like a pretty plain wit. There's mild Belgian spice and a light wheat bread, but not the depth of a great Belgian white ale. I'd avoid this one unless you really love ginger.
09-08-2010 03:59:21 | More by tempest
3.78/5 rDev +15.2%
Poured a bottle of this beer into a perfect pint glass. It was the color of straw and very cloudy. The head was good but disappeared quickly.
Lots of lemon notes hit the nose. Some earthiness, like wheatgrass. Not overly aromatic but still pleasant for what was there.
Taste was lemony and slightly piney, with a bit more body than I expected. Very crisp and refreshing. This is an easy beer to drink and perfect for the summer, Defunately going to pick up some more.
06-29-2009 23:18:10 | More by mikey711
2.73/5 rDev -16.8%
12 oz. bottle slow pour into a pint glass.
A- Bright flourecent yellow color. Big head. Where did that head go after the first sip? It's gone and I'm left with a boring looking beer. No lace. Chunks of sediment floating.
S- Lemongrass. Sour? Lots of grassy/earthy tones. Grain?
T- Ugh. Soapy. Tart. Lemon Jolly ranchers. Some faint wheat. Medicinaly and herbally. Lacking some balance in the flavors.
M- Lacking carbonation. Flat. Expected more body.
D- I won't be purchasing this again. This missed the mark on flavor and mouthfeel.
02-06-2010 01:28:59 | More by DavidSeanNJ
3.53/5 rDev +7.6%
Presentation: Poured into Chimay glass
Appearance: Yellow with half-finger white head and very little lacing
Smell/Taste: Lemons and wheat, very weak, nothing jumped out at me
Mouthfeel: Very carbonated light feel
Drinkability: Good for a session beer
Overall: mediocre for a witbier
12-10-2009 21:38:23 | More by tjd112
3.39/5 rDev +3.4%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a touch of spices and wheat. Taste is wheat, light spices, some hints of lemon, clean but mild. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.
11-10-2011 16:12:40 | More by tone77
1.9/5 rDev -42.1%
A: Poured a weak watery lemonade with a brilliant clarity and an equally weak show of carbonation. The head was fizzy, washy, almost dissipating immediately before I could establish its coloring as it gave way to a polished surface that was overall unimpressive and flat appearance wise.
S: Tart oranges with some buttery grains of weak proportions. Hardly a trace of wheat quality to be appreciated nor any twisted Belgian influence that I could muster. Falls flat much like its visual perception with an absolute dullard factor that gave me no incentive to further investigate.
T: Reluctantly going forth this beer continued to disappoint on some many levels it will become my poster child example of the unimpressive rating. Really sweet upfront, some signs of spicy hops but seemingly of cheap quality, with some candied wheat notes. Orange citrus come off a bit tart and watery and macro-like. The whole thing finishes off with some scratchy wheat on the finish. The flavor was simply boring, bordering on mundane and macro-influenced that would hardly raise a brow of interest but rather disappointment.
M: Fizzy mouthful, with a buttery texture hardly does little to make this experience any better. Boring finish with a watery wheat fade.
D: Not worth finishing and punishing yourself over. This beer certainly doesn't get any more complex. A 12oz serving is even to much and came off drinking like a bud wheat beer with a cheapened sweet character. A big pass here.
09-06-2010 13:09:11 | More by beerthulhu
3.63/5 rDev +10.7%
Served in a pint glass. Pours a pale cloudy straw color with a white head that thins to a ring. No lacing.
Aroma is mild with lemon and yeast. Flavor is more of the same, but a bit more complex with some spiciness. Very smooth. A nice amount of carbonation, very drinkable. Overall very good, but I don't see what's 'double' or 'twisted about it.
09-01-2009 01:47:43 | More by mjaskula
2.65/5 rDev -19.2%
New, single, twelve-ounce bottle just purchased from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield... I liked the previous beers I had sampled from this New Jersey-based brewery, so I was eager to sample this selection...
"A twisted Belgian style Witbier" on the front logo sticker...
Unfortunately, this beer does not live up to its predecesors... Refershing yet lacking complexity and finish... Rather bitter, light on flavor and heavier on carbonation...
Wasn't a fan...
09-21-2009 18:12:33 | More by dsa7783
3.63/5 rDev +10.7%
Pours clouded yellow with foamy white head (that makes a crackly noise). Some lacing sticks.
The smell is of some lemongrass, bubblegum, bready yeast. It has a soft nose.
The taste is mildly sweet with a sour touch. Grassy spicing dries it out in the finish.
It is light-bodied and crisp with spritzy (though in a soft way) carbonation.
It's easy to drink. I had been under the impression that it was an imperial/double because of the name, but the brewer informed me that it is just over 4% and was meant to be an easy-drinking refresher - a wheat ale with Belgian and Asian influences. With that in mind, this hits the spot well on a hot day. It is a different spin on a wit, for sure.
07-28-2009 14:55:49 | More by jwc215
2.83/5 rDev -13.7%
A - A medium blonde color similar to apple juice builds a very thin white head, cleared well.
S - A strong presence of citrus and fresh fruit.
T - Citrus, apricot and a yeasty aftertaste are noticeable. This beer has little taste.
M - Thin bodied and over carbonated this beer is refreshing but lacks any interesting qualities. The taste is good yet lacks anything to warrant further exploration. You could easily drink several on a hot day but with little complexity I would lose interest quickly. I have heard many good things about this brewery and I am still interested in exploring more of their bees. This beer seems to have been created with care and, being form NJ, I want to support all local breweries so I hope I will find there other beers to be more interesting.
01-02-2011 18:25:48 | More by LeftyEtc
3.1/5 rDev -5.5%
Appearance: hazy yellowish orange color with a wispy head that break apart immediately. No lace develops.
Smell: wheat, some fruit sweetness, and a hint of earthiness is hard to pull from the glass.
Taste: thin grainy wheat profile with some yeast spiciness, green grapes, lemon zest, and some grassy tones. Some hints of pears, banana, and bubblegum arrive late.
Mouthfeel: lightly crisp from start to finish. Aftertaste is long as the flavors linger in the mouth a while.
Drinkability: the flavor profile is mild but it is somewhat refreshing.
08-26-2009 23:51:20 | More by Gavage
3.13/5 rDev -4.6%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass. First poured transparent like a commercial beer, but the cloudiness settled in afterwards. The white head was impressive. Very bitter nose, with surprisingly little citrus or spice complexity. The flavor was equally lacking, but the bright spot was the nice carbo mouthfeel, more than expected for a wheat beer. Overall very lacking in flavor, given the style.
09-25-2009 05:28:32 | More by donniecuffs
3.05/5 rDev -7%
Poured into a chalice: color is copper, a little dark for the style, head is off white and presents 1/2 inch thick, light bubbles on the glass.
Smell is malt heavy, lighter wheat and biscuit, no spice.
Taste is again malt heavy, no apparent spice or yeast character.
Mouthfeel is decent, a touch over carbonated and crisp.
Overall an okay beer, but not a witbier or otherwise notable ale.
08-11-2014 23:43:48 | More by mvanaskie13
Boaks Double BW from Boak Beverage
77 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.