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Two Jokers Double-Wit - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

388 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 51
Gots: 70 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
They say there are two sides to every story, and that’s certainly true of Two Jokers Double-Wit. On the one hand, it’s a revival of the classic Belgian “wit,” or “white” ale, with lactic fermentation providing a refreshing tartness. On the other hand, it’s a modern, uniquely American brew; big, flavorful, and spiced with cardamom, coriander, orange peel, lavender, and grains of paradise.

15 IBU

(Beer added by: naterock on 05-10-2009)
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Reviews by zhanson88:
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zhanson88

California

4.22/5  rDev +5.2%

Appearance: Hazy light orange color with 2 fingers of off white head. Pretty nice retention, lacing is open and abundant. Clings all over the glass.

Smell: Smells of cloves, belgian yeast, peppery spices and slight citrus.

Taste: Cloves, belgian yeast, and a bit of citrus to start, with a bit of peppery alcohol at the end.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Pretty full for a witbier; soft and creamy as well. ABV is 8% but I can't tell at all. Very drinkable beer from Boulevard.

10-07-2010 01:06:39 | More by zhanson88
More User Reviews:
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jono0101

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-18-2013 22:18:38 | More by jono0101
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Tiernan

Texas

3/5  rDev -25.2%

08-01-2014 23:49:11 | More by Tiernan
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warnerry

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +5.2%

Best by 12/2011

A - Pours a somewhat hazy golden brown with three fingers of white head. Head has excellent retention and leaves some lacing, but less than I would have thought.

S - Wheat, lemon, faint coriander and cardamom, some slight yeast funk, a bit of green apple.

T - More tart up front than I was expecting, but it is really enjoyable. Lemon and lactic tartness, followed by a nice wheat body complemented with subtle spicing and a bit of earthy yeast funk.

M- Medium mouthfeel. A bit heavier than most witbiers, which works really well on a cold winter night. Bright carbonation, finishing with a dry earthiness.

O - This is a perfect witbier for winter. A bit on the heavy side for the style, light but noticeable spicing, and a very pleasant tartness. I'd love to have this again.

02-09-2012 03:06:57 | More by warnerry
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DuckDodgers

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-12-2014 21:40:04 | More by DuckDodgers
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +3.7%

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, low carbonation, gold in color, hazy

Smell:wheat, lemon, orange, clove and lavender

Taste: wheat, lemon, orange, clove, and lavender

Mouthfeel: medium body, sweet, medium carbonation

Overall: One of the more interesting takes on a witbier that I have had in a while. I get a lot of lavender in this beer and it is a taste I really enjoy. For me, this will be one of my go to witbiers.

08-02-2014 15:15:32 | More by tigg924
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.2%

The beer pours a hazy yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is loads of orange peel and coriander. The flavor is lemons, oranges, spicy hops and a lot of coriander. Some alcohol is present in the flavor as well. Very soft, medium mouthfeel and medium-high carbonation.

04-20-2010 04:31:05 | More by Mora2000
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Meyers1023

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-18-2014 20:48:16 | More by Meyers1023
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.2%

Poured at Cork & Cask, Cornelius NC...

Really neat beast... pours golden with sticky lacing. Loads of spice in the nose and in the taste, coriander and zest heaped upon a thin wheat backbone. Then there's the lacto-funk, which really makes this brew interesting. I just reviewed NoDa's Gose... it could've used some of this complexity. Neat brew.

07-30-2014 22:38:12 | More by Mantooth
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-24-2013 00:25:18 | More by valkyre65
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -19%

08-14-2014 14:21:06 | More by Schlafly33
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RDW

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-03-2012 20:15:00 | More by RDW
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duffcalifornia

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +8.5%

Poured from a 750ml bottle - thanks to JediMatt for this

A: Golden amber in color with a large fluffy head that gives GREAT lacing

S: Yeast upfront, with spices and banana following nicely

T: Tastes very spicy - corriander, cardamon, maybe a bit of clove? Also tastes a bit yeasty, true to style. Very tasty brew.

M: Medium-thin (a bit thinner than I'd like), with high carbonation.

O: With a high ABV that is well hidden, I would drink this more often if it was available locally, and more often still if it was in a smaller format, which takes it down a bit in the overall score for me.

03-17-2011 23:28:19 | More by duffcalifornia
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.93/5  rDev -2%

Review form notes.

A: Pours a hazy golden color with a very large white foamy head that dissipated rather quickly leaving nothing behind. Minimal lacing as well.

S: Very fruity and crisp, there is some apple along with a lot of spices. There is pepper and coriander and a little bit of wheat.

T: A good amount of apple and some other fruit (little orange and lemon). There is a slight tartness which is very nice. The spices shine through nicely with cloves and pepper.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium bodied with low carbonation.

O: Quite tasty, and surprisingly high in abv, but showed no sign of it at all. Nice beer, except it seemed a bit low in terms of carbonation, which is a bit odd for the smokestack series.

10-24-2011 00:08:52 | More by mdaschaf
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GMUPatriot_inKansas

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

07-12-2014 02:33:43 | More by GMUPatriot_inKansas
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beerbrains

Nebraska

2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

10-30-2012 04:28:43 | More by beerbrains
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cokes

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +3%

Crayon yellow, hazed and stacked with a proud rise of white suds. Yeast sediment turns it mustard a couple pours later.
Wheat bread and candied orange rind nose, some banana and melon- all dusted with powdered sugar- get squeezed in before the liberal coriander and grains of paradise lemony spiciness take hold.
Wheaty from the outset, with an increased malt presence from a typical wit (as would be expected, given its "double" status). Banana bread and melon, and some sub-caramel sweetness. That sweetness turns towards confectioners sugar as the spices begin to rain down. Coriander is the loudest, but cardamom, and Grains of Paradise are both clearly recognizable. Lavender too, especially in the later pours as it warms. It finishes with an orange rind bittersweetsourness.
Medium+ bodied- edging towards full once the sediment is added- but given levity by the rampant, frisky CO2. Alcohol is masked dangerously.
Just as the name suggests, it's a big, fat Witbier, and a well done one. Another Smokestack winner.

09-16-2009 08:15:24 | More by cokes
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augustgarage

California

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%

Received in trade from JosephLondon (thanks!) - poured from a 750mL (751mL actually) bottle into my Troubadour tulip glass. This is batch #2 from 2009, and #8 in the Smokestack Series.

Liquid is a bright, hazy mix of pumpkin and burnt orange with orange-peel highlights. A heavy muscular hill of off-white foam unfurls several fingers of merengue-like froth. Thick sudsy lacing is slowy dragged back down into the glass by the dense legs after the furious effervescence relinquishes its countervailing up-thrust. Looks a little more like a saison than a witbier.

Aroma is lightly sweet, honey-like, with a floral note. Rose-water, orange blossom. Very subdued.

Tart (lactic acid) and silky on the palate with an a cavalcade of flavors arriving one after the other - orange zest dominates initially followed by lemon, honey, wheat bread, then all the additives indicated on the label: coriander, cardamom, (grains of paradise?) and a hint of lavender in the finish (not too much, some brewers go overboard with this ingredient and the ale ends up bringing to mind fabric softener). Some phenolics from the yeast bring things to a conclusion, though the tartness and orange flavors are present throughout.

Mouthfeel is quite thick for a witbier, but not heavy. Creamy, somewhat warming, and highly carbonated. Very nice.

While I enjoy the powerful flavors in this, it seems to detract somewhat from the purity (and refreshing nature) of the style. Can't fault experimentation though, and overall this is a success.

09-19-2009 22:22:44 | More by augustgarage
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alphagnome

Iowa

4.35/5  rDev +8.5%

Appearance:
Bright but cloudy orange body. Thick, fluffy white head. Plenty of carbonation. Little to no lacing and retention is a bit lacking. Nice legs, however.

Aroma:
Incredibly tart,sweet, and jam-packed full of coriander! Lavender and pepper add a very unique overtone to this brew. Light malt and citrus character.

Taste:
Tart right up front. Plenty of spicing (mostly coriander, lavender, and pepper) pack a tasty punch while you're thirst is quenched by sweet, tropical citrus fruit. Where's the alcohol - this one has less bite than a Miller Lite. Ginger shines through as it warms.

Mouthfeel:
Bubbly and incredibly light. Smooth and tart. Sweet, clean finish.

Overall:
Simply awesome. This ranks up there with Tank 7 as my favorite beer from my favorite brewery from Missouri. If you see it, grab it, and you'll be blown away!

07-25-2014 22:14:04 | More by alphagnome
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dirtylou

Washington

4.35/5  rDev +8.5%

750ml bottle, split with the lady a few weeks ago

cell phone notes

appearance: served in a pint - hazy peach body, gorgeous fluffy white cloud-head

smell: lovely aroma - well spiced with white pepper, corriander...yeasty and fruity

taste: very well balanced - crisp yeast, sweet apricot and peach, zesty corriander, white pepper mingling with moderate tones of alcohol, orange and tangerine, peach juice. lovely - will go through another one of these

mouthfeel: active yeast, live carbonation, smooth and creamy

drinkability: nice

07-11-2009 17:23:11 | More by dirtylou
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%

Tried the Two Jokers at a beer tasting last night. I think this beer should be called a ginger beer…it has a huge ginger ale taste and smell with punch of lemon/lime big carbonation white foamy head not much lace. The beer is cloudy/hazed straw yellow color with massive carbonation. The high ABV is well hidden. The mouthfeelis medium to big body. Overall I would say this is a sipping beer.

12-17-2011 23:39:53 | More by WoodBrew
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RickS95

Indiana

3.53/5  rDev -12%

A good looking American rendition of a Belgian white. A golden shade of orange, dense, but not so much hazy or cloudy, sitting under a very white, moderate-sized head.

The spices are there, but it lacks the funky Belgian yeast scents. Coriander and orange peel are the most prevalent notes.

It's got some strange flavors. Nothing bad, but it's weird. Lavender is noticeable, and I don't know what grains of paradise taste like, but I think I picked it up too. (Just looked up grains of paradise and it's a peppery flavor...that's pretty easy to pick up).

It's kind of sweet and kind of spicy, but only slightly bitter and definitely dry and tart. More of a puckering kind of tart, rather than a cleansing kind of tart.

Certainly not a bad beer, just something I haven't quite developed a taste for. Too many competing flavors and sensations. I guess you could say it's complex.

12-03-2011 04:48:52 | More by RickS95
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Photekut

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-19-2013 00:06:39 | More by Photekut
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +8%

Picked up a bottle at Princeton Liquors in Maple Grove, MN for $9 or $10 and was not disappointed. This is another great addition to the Smokestack Series, I wish the regular line of Boulevard beers were this delicious. Now it's a heavily spiced beer and hits the threshold of non-beer flavors, but doesn't cross the line. The flavor, upfront, is a gentle mix of coriander (strongest flavor) followed by the grains of paradise (with a black pepper edge) and lavender. Of course in the background the yeast character comes through with mild vanilla and peppercorn, and a bit of bready wheat also pipes in to remind you of the malt bill. Certainly my favorite doube-wit to date. Very subtle, very deliicous.

07-10-2009 04:55:44 | More by tempest
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dbossman

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-22-2012 05:37:56 | More by dbossman
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Two Jokers Double-Wit from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.