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Two Jokers Double-Wit - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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90
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314 Ratings
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Ratings: 314
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 48
Gots: 49 | FT: 4
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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paperbackfoster

Missouri

4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - A pour down the side of a tulip glass came up to a solid four fingers, receding to a clumpage of two with sticky retention. The body is a golden honey, lighter around the edges in the light. The carbonation is inviting, constantly springing up from the bottom of the glass like champagne.

S - Zest of orange and lemon, candy sugars, and ripe fruit. A tart, apple-like funk springs up from the yeast.

T - Lightly spiced orange hits first, with hints of clove in an otherwise summery palette. Followed by a mellow body of citrus and wheat, finishing just on the edge of floral. The lighter flavors hedge off the 8% ABV, making this a very refreshing brew that’s still worth spending some time with, rather than guzzling.

M - Like a hefemosa, the famed breakfast brew of hefeweizen mixed with champagne. High carbonation and zesty citrus make this a real pleasure in the mouth.

Overall - A strong showing of an American style wit. While it may lack some of the yeast character of a traditional wit, it’s such a full, rounded flavor. The defining characteristics - citrus zest, hint of clove, and so on - can be used to describe so many beers in and out of this style, but this one’s worth spending some time with to explore all the nuances. As an added plus, the bottle (in my experience) really is just as good as finding it on tap.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 04:48:57 | More by paperbackfoster
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theboozecruise

Louisiana

4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 oz. bottle into an Abita cylindrical glass. It's an orange-gold color with a huge white head. Great retention and lacing to the frothy head.

The aroma is very spicy, citric and strong coriander smells to it. There's a little ginger cinnamon smell to it as well.

The flavor is a lot like the aroma. Spicy with a multitude of flavors coming through. The coriander is still the most dominant note.

Great mouthfeel, creamy and a perfect flavor blend throughout each sip.

Great beer, one of the best yet from the Smokestack series.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 19:52:47 | More by theboozecruise
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daledeee

Iowa

4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 750 ml bottle from their Smokestack series.

Pours a dark yellow/orange with cloudiness and good white head. Not much lacing

Nose is incredible with yeast, floral and great spiciness. Coriander and clover or other flowers.

Taste is very nicely blended spices, sweet orange with some malt and Belgian hop finish.

Mouth feel is rather sticky with great carbonation.

This beer is a joy to drink. One of the best.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 23:20:02 | More by daledeee
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass, forgoing the Hoegarden witbier glass of yore. Good solid pop off the cork.

A real nice deep apricot orange, with peach yellow highlights. Nice small rising carbonation in the middle with a soapy ring and soapy two finger head that settles quickly. This body color is very unique and impressive for a wit, really beautiful, really like it.

What a unique bouquet on this beer. Huge amounts of mint and peppermint candy like aromas. Spiced clove and sweet nutmeg like qualities. Spicy spicy SPICY! Zesty lemon and great herbality. This is large, not overly sweet either, unique, and real impressive.

Palate is real surprising too. Tart juice apricot and orange flavors, on a real soft chewy malt body with a bit of give and wetness to it. Mint action washes but stays away from sweetening things up too much. Lots of brown and warm spiced finish on the aftertaste, complimenting the mild tart aromas, almost with a winter warmer like quality.

What an interesting take on a heavily spiced witbier, they really showed off on this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 00:25:57 | More by smakawhat
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into two generic goblets. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

Batch No 1-2009

A: Pours a hazy, pale-gold. Very cloudy with a pillowy and full three-fingers of foam perched on top. The head featured great retention and left a beautiful mess of lace stuck in the lace. Carbonation was quite active.

S: Very balanced nose of banana, clove, tangy citrus, toasted malt, grains, red apple, and fruity yeast.

T: Loads of fruity yeast, spices, toasy malt, and a slightly tart apple flavor in addition to sweet spiced pear and peach.

M: Creamy and full with a spritzy prickle on the tongue. Does an excellent job of coating and also not being to heavy.

D: Fantastic! Heather said it was a masterful combination of Wit and Saison. Awesome!

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2009 22:11:44 | More by GbVDave
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watsontiger98

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-18-2014 23:42:29 | More by watsontiger98
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Snorrymouth

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-06-2012 22:05:13 | More by Snorrymouth
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Nesued

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, purchased in Fayetteville, Arkansas while on a "road trip".

Appearance - Big frothy lush white head forms upon initial pour. Lots of lacing clinging to the glass as this ample head resolves. Lively carbonation and a slight haze to add to the yellow/slight amber colored offering

Smell - Big bold nose. Lots of yeasty, grassy aroma. Some spicy notes as well. Very grainy but exceedingly pleasing. You can't miss thi. Very appealing.

Taste - The spice notes make their appearance early and with affirmation. Loads of coriander and orange peel cover the ABV nicely, while adding to the overall strong malt backbone.

Mouthfeel - The first thing that hit me when I took the first sip was the density. This isn't a thin witbier. There is a big mouthfeel to this offering with a chewy body without feeling too heavy.

Drinkability - An 8% ABV witbier? Wow. An amazing easy-drinking summer offering with a big beer heft and body. I would never have considered a witbier to be a "sipper", but this is very close. Outstanding "bending the style" rules to show just what you can do with a wheat beer. Kudos to Boulevard for a great beer. Wish this was available locally.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 23:39:07 | More by Nesued
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes:

P: Big head with great white lacing and retention. A cloudy golden yellow color with streaming bubbles.

S: Herbs, orange and lavender, spices very evident.

T: Tart orange with mild malt flavoring. Great bubbles and a wonderful mix of herbs and spices. The flavors compliment each other nicely. Champagne like and very refreshing.

O: 1st witbier and will not be my last. Very impressed with this brew and will enjoy more in the future.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 22:26:08 | More by Hopswagger
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6demonbag

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-12-2012 06:17:20 | More by 6demonbag
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craigmj7

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-07-2012 00:33:33 | More by craigmj7
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laymansbeerfan

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-13-2012 19:12:18 | More by laymansbeerfan
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brett_arneson

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-10-2014 15:59:23 | More by brett_arneson
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Grebdioz

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-28-2011 07:49:44 | More by Grebdioz
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-30-2012 05:54:15 | More by Texasfan549
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ChocolateJesus

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-19-2012 17:55:23 | More by ChocolateJesus
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Domvan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-26-2014 04:23:10 | More by Domvan
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Xudoo


4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-28-2012 05:26:26 | More by Xudoo
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mschrei

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-28-2014 00:46:02 | More by mschrei
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-04-2014 03:31:38 | More by afsdan
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mrjbrown27

South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-02-2012 22:25:44 | More by mrjbrown27
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-17-2014 03:08:23 | More by PatGreer
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MrHungryMonkey

Texas

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nose is spicy cool and slightly funky like a strong Saison. Mild malt. Smells nice.

Pours a deep straw color, very hazy, nice creamy head. Looks good.

Lemon wheat, dry and grainy, with ample tartness, moderate creaminess, nice banana-like esters. Spicy cool and funky yeast with mild dry powdery medicinalness, more tropical fruit than plastic. Medicine/plastic dryness with punchy carbonation and plenty of bitterness and tartness make for an exciting and pleasing mouthfeel. Nice contrast between the light lemony brightness and the funky floral. Mild sweetness. Finishes slightly tart/funky. Quite good. Very good mouthfeel and drinkability.

My favorite of the Smokestack's so far.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2009 02:41:03 | More by MrHungryMonkey
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projectflam86

Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this from my buddy bonsreeb85. Cheers!

A- Pours a light hazy golden color with a thick white meringue head that leaves some scattered lacing.

S- Big whiffs of citrus and spice. A slight sourness with a bit of floral aroma as well.

T- Nice full citrus flavor with tons of lemon, orange, and green apples. A light sweetness is present throughout that is contrasted slightly with a bit of tart fruit and spice. Definitely some coriander and banana as well. Really nice flavor.

M- Medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Alcohol was exceptionally well hidden.

D- Easily one of the best Witbiers that I have had. Nice bold flavor with a delicate feel.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2009 03:11:40 | More by projectflam86
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elniko

Texas

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 into pilsner glass. Marked batch 01-2009 on bottle.

A: Poured with huge pillowy head. Nice lacing and hazy golden coloring. Good looking brew.

S: Wow, tart tones coming from the nose. Spicy tones mixed with lemon as well. Just wonderful and quite unique as well.

T & M: First off this is one fine brew. High alcohol content but still very refreshing with tart mouthfeel. Quite light bodied as I would expect a wit to be. The tones from the smell come through on the taste as well. Spices are apparent as is the lemon, zesty tones as well.

D: For a double wit highly drinkable. This is one that I will definitely be seeking out again. The Smokestack Series continues to impress.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2009 00:59:44 | More by elniko
Two Jokers Double-Wit from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.