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Two Jokers Double-Wit - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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328 Ratings
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Ratings: 328
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 48
Gots: 51 | 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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Joshgonzales79

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-01-2011 03:41:43 | More by Joshgonzales79
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jfstilling

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-29-2011 00:25:52 | More by jfstilling
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Jips

Kansas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-23-2011 20:13:25 | More by Jips
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barnzy78

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-22-2011 05:20:11 | More by barnzy78
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-21-2011 15:41:22 | More by brandoman63
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-18-2011 21:42:21 | More by TheBishopco
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jtrockchalk

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-18-2011 19:21:20 | More by jtrockchalk
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-18-2011 16:24:05 | More by HopStoopid120
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sweatervest

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-18-2011 05:01:42 | More by sweatervest
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-16-2011 18:19:13 | More by FreshmanPour77
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barfdiggs

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-16-2011 00:39:17 | More by barfdiggs
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IpeeA

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-15-2011 03:18:08 | More by IpeeA
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-15-2011 02:24:23 | More by ithinkimasofa
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-15-2011 00:27:11 | More by thebouch01
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seth72104

Missouri

5/5  rDev +24.1%

11-14-2011 20:39:31 | More by seth72104
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mattkooler

Kansas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-14-2011 17:54:34 | More by mattkooler
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Jayli

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Acquired from a co-worker who lives in MO.
750 mL bottle batch 2011-2
Poured in to a snifter

A: This beer pours a hazy straw yellow with a 3 finger of bone white sudsy head. Head retains nicely and leaves minimal spotty lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is yeast, spicing - coriander, banana, and wheat.

T: Taste starts quite fruity, light banana notes, before a strong but not overpowering pepper and coriander flavor comes in. Yeast and wheat notes mingle in with the spicing nicely. Finish has a touch doughy note and a bit of lemongrass and orange rind in the after taste.

M: Lighter side of medium body, medium carbonation, prickly at first and then becomes oily with a sticky finish.

O: Goes down easily, tasty, not too filling, well hidden kick, nice representation of style.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 01:30:31 | More by Jayli
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tito42

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from 750mL Smokestack champagne bottle to a Smokestack tulip. Batch 2011-2, best by 01-2012.

A: White, fluffy head that dies down quickly but sticks around. Straw in color with plenty of unfiltered particulate.

S: Doughy yeast, wheat, orange peel, coriander, slight banana.

T: Wheat forward with a very strong, very tart burst of apple and tangerine. Coriander, cardamom, and lavender spice the finish and cleanse the tartness. A peppery kick in the aftertaste as the brew warms.

M: Refreshing and light-medium bodied, this is a great summer brew, yet has enough body to be a nice beer any time of year. Active carbonation adds a nice zing to the finish along with the spices, but doesn't dry the mouth out at all. No hint that this is 8.0% as you enjoy it. Well done.

O: A very good witbier. I personally do not prefer the tartness of the citrus in the taste, but many likely will. Still a very nice wit that I will enjoy next summer!

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 02:37:48 | More by tito42
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle: This one pours a cloudy, golden yellow color. There was a huge white frothy head on it. the head lingers awhile and leaves some lacing. Decent aroma to it. Wheat, citrus and some coriander and other spices. The taste is very good. Good wheat body. Definitely more than a typical wit. Wheat, lemon and other citrus dominate the taste. Some spices, other fruits (banana, other tropical?) in there also. Nice. Another keeper from the Smokestack series.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 20:22:00 | More by Boto
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy tangerine orange with a large, billowing, thick, frothy, white head. Great retention leaving a nice layer of lace.

S - Spicy and fruity. A good amount of coriander, white pepper, touches of lavender, and a good amount of lemon and rind. There is also banana esters, grapefruit, and other hints of tropical and citrus fruit.

T - Again, not a typical witbier flavor. Starts fairly sweet with a strong wheat backbone. Sweet citrus and tropical fruit flavors along with banana esters. Mid sip the spices and lemon come out a bit stronger with a nice little bite at the finish.

M - Medium body with above average carbonation. Nice dry bite on the finish.

D - Easy to drink as the spices and the fruitiness balance each other well. Refreshing and the alcohol is very well hidden.

Notes: Not a typical Witbier, more like a mix between a Wit and a Tripel. Overall it was pretty tasty with a nice amount of fruitiness but nothing overly sweet. Enjoyable beer, especially for a warm day.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 19:42:06 | More by FreshHawk
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JackieTH

Minnesota

2.05/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Hazy golden-orange. Zero lacing from a foamy white head that disappeared quickly. Smell was tart, along with some fruity white grapes. Somebody else mentioned Sprite in their review, that's certainly near the taste, something like a fruity punch spiked with Sprite. The mouthfeel is bright, crisp, highly carbonated. Quite frankly I wish this was 750 mL of Sprite. I could use a Sprite right now to cleanse my palate.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 04:22:27 | More by JackieTH
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mmva321

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good Good Good Good Good.

That's really all I have to say about this particular beer. Boulevard are able to churn out these beers like a beaver can churn out a suitable dam log. It's all good and useful and quite well appreciated but there aren't many dam logs you look at and say, "Man, that log is really something else!"

So yea, the appearance is good. Yellow haze with an orange tint that has some head and lacing. An aroma of pungent citrus, coriander, hops and grass. Very nice, a little off balance but still good. THe coriander and grass take over the taste. It's very off balance but still tastes pretty good. I'm beginning to think that Boulevard have a coriander fetish with its strong taste being the detriment to more than a couple beers by the boys in KC. Feels light and carbonated, almost too carbonated. Very drinkable and relaxing.

Now I'm done. Drink it for a pleasant evening when the beer shouldn't be the main attraction.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 06:37:23 | More by mmva321
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

2.6/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured chilled in ale glass

A: clear golden yellow, thin head, no lacing;
S: pear, paint thinner (in a good way); inviting
T: very distinctive, lemony, acidic; exudes a Diet Sprite flavor with orange overtone; the alcohol is disguised well; the bottle conditioning is not as pronounced as I would have expected.

Overall, I'm not very impressed with this beer, a rare naysay for this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 15:21:04 | More by Arithmeticus
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paperbackfoster

Missouri

4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
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
Two Jokers Double-Wit from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.