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Two Jokers Double-Wit - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Two Jokers Double-WitTwo Jokers Double-Wit

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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.43%


Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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wagenvolks

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 1, 2009 - No. 8 in the Boulevard Smokestack Series; 750ml bottle into a Corsendonk tulip.

A loud, satisfying "POP!" greets me as I uncork this beauty of a beer. Even with a gentle pour, Two Jokers builds a towering fluff of meringue head that slowly settles to a patch of foam. Torrents of bubbles rise up form the etched moon on the glass's bottom, fueling the head atop an attractively hazy, bright orange body. Great aroma, both subtle and complex at the same time. Coriander practically leaps out of the tulip, battling with orange peel zest for the nose. Hints of vanilla, grassy hops, and mandarin orange back up the spicy bouquet, while the malts are biscuity and soft.

This is a very good witbier--on the verge of being great. Starts with fresh coriander, orange peel, and orange flesh. Slightly sour tartness blends with a nice backbone of crystal malt. A quick flash of boozy heat and sharp, grassy spices cut across the back of the palate alongside a spritzy carbonation level. The medium-light body finishes on the dry side, with a burst of funky sourness. All in all, Boulevard has crafted a beautiful example of the Witbier style that packs heftier-than-normal booze and spices, but doesn't over-do it and still maintains its drinkability. Bravo!

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2009 01:09:54 | More by wagenvolks
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zeff80

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, orange color with a huge, off-white, foamy head (actually had some spill over). It left a little sudsy lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of yeast and clove with a strong wheat aroma. There were plenty fruity notes with orange and lemon zest detectable.

T - Great blend of wheat and spicy yeast. Fruity flavors are good, too. Plenty of orange flavors.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a smooth finish. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is another great Smokestack brew. I was skeptical of a double wit, but this is really good.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2009 03:41:10 | More by zeff80
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MrHungryMonkey

Texas

4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
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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Buebie

Minnesota

2.63/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a corked and caged 750. The cork was a beast to remove, like the other series beers. It took pliers and alot of elbo grease to torque this thing out of the bottle.

The pour reveals a very large foam like head. 3'' of it. A shit load of carbonation bubbles riseing in the glass, it looks like champagne. Although the color is a bit darker than champagne. Its a murky pale golden color, non transparent unfiltered looking.
The head is slow to settle, but finally receeds to leave a quarter inch foam frothy coating.
Spotty lace in streaks of thick foam.

Aroma of cloves, corriander, orange peels, peppery spice, wheat and some spicie earthy hay filled hops. Its crisp at the knose, with resemlence to a belgian pale. Some lemons and citric rind aroma, pie crust.
It kind of reminds me of lemon marang pie.

Mouthfeel is a bit creamy with a fuller bodied feel then what I was ecpecting. Be it flaked barley?
Some slickness to it as well. Carbonation packed a punch into the swallow stinging the tounge.

Its extremely acidic, almost unbearably so. Its like lemon lime bitter overload actually. I'm not fond of the lemon lime taste coming off this and the acidity is just too much.
Have you ever licked a lemon, then a lime and then drank lemon concentrate?
Alot of grassy hops here and cracked wheat. More peppery flavors. Carbonation is also in abundance with this.

I'm not feeling this beer. The taste is so acidic I just dont like that aspect of it.
The mouthfeel prior to carbonation overload is actually pretty good.
Midway through its time in mouth though is where it falls apart for me. The appearance ebing a strong point on this beer.

Avoid if you dont like acidic overcarbonated beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2009 00:00:41 | More by Buebie
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jdubjacket

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is the first double wit I've ever had. Split four ways between me, my brother-in-law, my dad and my sister's boyfriend. Pours a hazy orange color with a bubbly head. Wheaty, citrusy in the nose. Taste is very light and refreshing for a double wit. Like the nose, it's wheaty and citrusy. A little bubbly in the mouth, but not overwhelming. Very tasty beer. Enjoying the smokestack immensely.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2009 01:03:03 | More by jdubjacket
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mdcrouser

Missouri

4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Drinking from a Boulevard pint glass, poured from the Boulevard bomber.

This looks to be a pretty imposing wheat-wheat from the outset - almost thick looking because it's such a dark color for a wheat - orange-brown, with a huge 1 inch head, with a volcano-like crater from the pour, dying out to become a thin layer of white "invite."

Definitely wheaty on the nose, but in a big way, with additions of spices and citrus, finely complementing the wheat aromas.

Big bitter wheat, and coriander-like spices and hints of grapefruit and other citrus extending to the edges of the tongue, making you forget that you've ever had another beer before. It's seriously that enjoyable.

Heavy in the mouth, popping and cracking with each taste, becoming a bit syrupy and at the end, but by that point, your tongue is so worn out that it just doesn't care anymore.

Nothing left to write - smiling too much.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2009 02:18:41 | More by mdcrouser
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johnnybgood1999

Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

When I heard Boulevard was bringing out a double wit I was also not happy.

A: A good bit darker than most wits I've seen. Nice head and sticky lacing.

S: Whoah! The orangepeel and coriander smack you in the face.

T: The spices come close to being overwhelming whithout actually going there. Wit flavor in your face. Alcohol is a maybe a bit too prevalant, but that's just a very small complaint. Overall the taste is great. I'd like to say it's balanced, because it tastes balanced, but I don't know that I can with all the flavor going on.

M: Smooth, creamy, and super bubbly.

D: I could drink this all night and gladly pay for it the next day.

Well, my concern over a double wit being put out was overrated. This is the best wit I've ever had. I shouldn't have doubted the brewmaster since I hear he is Belgian. At $7.49 a bottle this was a steal.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2009 23:36:13 | More by johnnybgood1999
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BradLikesBrew

Missouri

4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

No. 8 in the Boulevard Smokestack Series
Batch Number has been left blank.

a: Cloudy peach body with an ample head.

s: The aroma hit me as soon as I pulled the cork. Spice is the dominant component here, its quite balanced with orange peel being perhaps the most obvious specific spice. Coriander, cardamom, lavender, and grains of paradise are all detectable and I find that with alternating sniffs one or the other will comes to the forefront.

t: A bright bouquet of pleasing spice notes. As in the nose, all of the spices used to produce this beer can be detected, though orange peel is the strongest. The spices are there, they are the central focus of the beer, but they do not overwhelm either. Soft tart notes come through as well.

m: Full bodied by wit standards and creamy by any standard. My first thought when I took my first sip was how excellent the mouthfeel was.

d: When I heard Boulevard was doing a Double wit, I was actually disappointing. Does the world really need another wit? Couldn't Boulevard do something more exciting? Yes and no in that order. Wow, I mean...wow. Just when you think the style has nothing left to offer, Two Jokers comes around. This is a tremendous wit and this is coming from someone who isn't even much of a wit fan. I think this has Southampton, Allagash, St. Bernardus, Hitachino, and La Grande Blanche all beat. In my book, this is the new champion of the witbier category.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2009 02:13:51 | More by BradLikesBrew
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naterock

Missouri

4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a EKU pokel. Cloudy yellowish orange with a three finger head. Yeasty floaties.

Smells of grapes and an array of spices. Orange peel, Lemon peel, Coriander and cloves. Malty backbone and a twinge of grassy hops.

Suprisingly sweet and spicy at the same time. Great balance and really gathers all of the spices well. Hides the alcohol well underneath the spices.

Mouth is moderate and perfectly carbonated with a lingering sweetness in the aftertaste. Drinks easy and wonderfully on a hot night. Really liking the new Boulevard offerings Kepp em coming!

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2009 02:11:58 | More by naterock
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SpecialK088

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Snifter

Cloudy copper/off orange with a nice 1 finger head that fades quickly but leaves a full film over the top of the beer

Smell is all over the board rich spices, corriander, clove and others. Also very citrus notes lemon/orange peel and even a grape note

Smooth and extremly complex spices are ver full and stay throughout the beer with a nice level of alcohol and good spicy finish

Very smooth and complex carbonation is near perfect. Medium near a heavy body very full

Easy to drink and I'll be happy everytime it comes around

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2009 02:06:04 | More by SpecialK088
Two Jokers Double-Wit from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.