Two Jokers Double-Wit - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 201
Hads: 503
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 67
Gots: 86 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: naterock on 05-10-2009

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
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Photo of jera1350
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a chalice, the beer is has a slight haze and is golden in color. The head is ever so tight and creamy and leaves spots of lacing.

Picking up some wheat in the nose along with a generous amount of fruit. Orange, peach, lemon zest and notes of spice with coriander among them.

Has a very belgian flavor to it. The wheat is there, belgian yeast, fruity sweetness with orange peel for a citrus spike along with spices. A peppery aftertaste. The alcohol is slightly noticeable as well. Pretty nice complexity going on that keeps the palate guessing.

Around a medium body with lightly fizzy carbonation that is very tiny feeling, yet isn't quite creamy or smooth. Slight puckering effect that finishes extremely dry.

A very nice beer that drinks decently. This definitely drinks more like a triple or a quad more so than a wit. (835 characters)

Photo of FosterJM
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

237th review on BA
bottle to Chimay Goblet
C/C 750 ML
Batch 12010 Date 04/11

I have to say BLVD, has the hardest corks to remove. Damn, my hands still hurt.

App- A hazy tri-colored pour of orange with some yellow highlights. A nice pillowy two finger head.

Smell- Smells like a bar of soap. All I got was the lavender.

Taste- A big ton of spice on this with the grain and citrus. Many levels of flavors on this beer.

Mouth- Medium bodied with a high carb level. The after taste is very nice with a ton of spice to it.

Drink- Most Witbiers are small and lack flavor. Not this one. Flavor came in waves and was a nice tasting brew. Thanks to my man Dale for the trade. (673 characters)

Photo of morimech
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden colore with a huge white head. In fact the first pour was a glass full of foam. The head slowly settles to a thin cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left on the glass. Big aroma of lemons, maybe some vanilla, and alcohol. Wheat malt flavor with citrus hints, mostly lemon, and yeast phenols. Alcohol warmth in the finish. No need for people to add a lemon to this beer. Carries the alcohol well. The beer label claims tartness but I could not detect any or any other added spice. Still has a nice flavor. Bigger body than the average wit as expected. The level of carbonation is lively without being harsh. Slightly tingling. I do not think it lives up to the claims it has on the label but still has nice flavors. The high ABV limits drinkability. (767 characters)

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to JeepCop for this bottle...

A: Pours out a wonderfully bright translucent yellow two fingers of pure white head. The foam taste awhile to settle and there is a good amount of lacing left on the glass. Decent lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose smells of belgian yeast, wheat, lemons, oranges, and a touch of booze. There is a bit of earthiness to this beer, mainly grass, that I like.

T: It starts out sweet and fluffy on the palate. But as the beer makes it way towards the back of the mouth, the sour and tartness starts to come alive. It's big on the lemony citrus notes without being too overdone. I have to say that it was a nice tang to it. The finishes is that familiar belgian yeast taste. Part bubblegum, part candy cigarette, part funk.

M: Medium bodied beer. Don't be fooled by it's color, this beer has a bit of heft to it. The carbonation is spot on, and the flavors mingle nicely on the palate.

O: I think this is a really solid beer. It's smooth and creamy to start, but finishes tart and dry. I like it. I don't think I could drink this on the regular, but if I were in the mood for it, I'd seek it out. Another impressive offering from Boulevard. (1,178 characters)

Photo of rlee1390
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-Cloudy bright orange, not much carbonation, one finger fluffy head.

S-Wheat, grass, orange, lemon, mild funk, grass-like spices as well.

T-Good deal of orange and lemon, slight wheat. Mild tartness. Not much in the way of spices.

M-Light and not much carbonation. Lack of carbonation, makes it seem a tad syrupy.

O-Yeah the bottle was older as it has been discontinued. Fresh maybe it will be better. Drink it now if you have any lying. (442 characters)

Photo of jsh420
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2010 batch 4

pours cloudy golden orange with a 2 finger white head that faded to a film and left some spotted lacing

smells of citrus and something that reminded me of run and cokes?

taste is different lots of spices - some remind me of xmas some lemon some orange all connected with the bready malt

mouthfeel is a little heavier and lower carbed then i would like but it works with the higher abv

drinkability was ok - i enjoyed this high spiced beer so close to the holiday - decent sipper on cold winter night (517 characters)

Photo of Vancer
3.46/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle recommends a wide mouth chalice, so for the first time I'm using my Westy vessel. Real foamer here, ¾ of the glass is ivory head, ¼ a hazy amber. Sticky on the edges. And that cork was an absolute mudder to get out.

Coriander and spice in the aroma and in the quaff. But the taste has a strange funk among the malt, like an apple went rotten in the barrel. Bits of orange blend in among the full bodied malt backbone. The sour ale aspect pulls this one down in the ranking.

Not a bad Wit, not a real double in my book, especially for the ten spot it takes to buy the magnum. Overpriced, she be - better doubles are all over the market. (646 characters)

Photo of Boto
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
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. (463 characters)

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml poured into my duck rabbit snifter (~10 oz)-remaining contents shared on Christmas with the family. This has been in the cellar for awhie.

A- Body is a very foggy straw yellow hue with a dynamic fogginess. Pours with a hefty 3 finger+ white foamy head. This eventually fades to about 1/2 finger and little lacing is left behind in the glass.

S- Coriander, dry floral hops, soap, faint lemon, peppery spice, slightly bready-overall impression is dry and spicy.

T- Flavor is spicy upfront with lemongrass and a slight funk beneath. Mild floral hops and spices come through for the finish which is quite dry otherwise.

M- Feel is slightly dry and light weight, with a medium to high spritzy carbonation-quite champagne like.

D- This is a very good brew overall. ABV is well hidden. This reminds me more of a saison than an imperial witbier (which is interesting since there are several saisons in the smokestack series)- but it definatelt falls into the pale Belgian category well. Another great brew by Boulevard. (1,023 characters)

Photo of allengarvin
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a tumbler glass, this beer shows a nice cloudy apricot color, with an airy, quickly dissipating head. The aroma is a tad musty, with some faint hint coriander. Very nice flavor though! I wonder why none of it features in the nose (I gave it a vigorous pour)... anyway, a large coriander hit right from the start, combined with a bitter citrus tartness, sweet wheat malt, and a good yeasty fruitiness, with a hint of bandaid phenols. Light bodied and well-carbonated, with the strength is completely hidden, except in the assertive flavors.

Very nice strong wit, one of the best I've had, drinkability wise. All the flavors you expect from a wit, but amplified, yet still kept in very good balance with each other. (726 characters)

Photo of GbVDave
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
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! (764 characters)

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a hazy orange color with a fast-fading white head.

Aroma of corriander, orange peel, wheat, and cloves.

The taste had a hearty mentholated cough drop note that overpowered all else and was hard to ignore. Behind that was orange peel, malt and spice. Finish is on the tart side.

Medium bodied and dry with a bright carbonation.

To me, the mentholated cough drop taste was too much and soured the enjoyment. Not one of my favorites from Boulevard. (472 characters)

Photo of Chaney
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Currently, this is the #6 ranked Witbier here on BA.

I poured this into a FFF pint glass.

A: cloudy overall, but it still had a transparent-around-the-edges disposition. The soft head was irrelevant.

S: This was NOT a coriander bomb. As a matter of fact, it"s tough to place this one in any particular spice class, but I'll try: Orange peel, cardamom, and milk.

T: Great Witbier-esque qualities. Citrus, spices (same as the nose), along with Boulevard's signature fresh, filtered water taste profile.

M: Spritzy enough on the carbonation side, and not too sweet or spicey. The lacing was non-existent.

O: The price was right, and so was the taste. Great stuff! (666 characters)

Photo of emmasdad
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Saw this one on tap at Oskar Blues Liquids and Solids, and wanted to try this one after really enjoying Great Divide's Double Wit the other day. This one was, sadly, not nearly as good. Poured from the tap a promising golden honey color, with a decent bit of foam. Decent herbal nose, with coriander, cardamom and a bit of orange peel. Similar on the palate, with a bit of alcoholic punch. (389 characters)

Photo of MattyG85
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Batch # TJ14128-1-02-2015.

Appearance: Pours a bright and hazy golden orange with a lot of bubbles. About two fingers of white head which settle into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A very spicy and fruity wheat forward aroma with a big mix of spices and fruit esters. Belgian yeast with a big mix of spices including lavender, coriander, clove, cardamom, peppers, and grains of paradise. Wheat and pale malt with hints of grains, straw, cracker, and oats. Good fruit hints of orange peel and lemon along with some green apple, banana, and pear. Also some hints of candied sugar. Hops are very light. A pretty nice aroma.

Taste: Like the smell suggests, a spicy and fruity Belgian wheat taste with a mix of spices and fruit esters. Belgian yeast with big upfront spice notes of lavender, coriander, peppercorn, clove, cardamom, and grains of paradise. Wheat and pale malt with bready notes of straw, grains, oats, and cracker. Big fruit taste with notes of orange peel, lemon zest, green apple, banana, and pear. Light notes of sugar and some very subtle hops. A very nice and interesting taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and fairly spritzy. Finishes fairly dry. Alcohol heat is masked well.

Overall: A pretty good twist on a Belgian style Wheat Beer. Good mix of spices that are big but don’t overwhelm the fruit flavors. A nicely unique and tasty Wit. (1,475 characters)

Photo of grub
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

picked this one up on a recent trip to MN.

750ml bottle, corked and caged. sampled oct 15/09.

pours very hazy golden yellow with a fluffy white head. the head drops slowly and leaves a bit of spotty lace behind.

aroma is great. clove and spice. orange peel. bright floral presence. white bread. cracker. bit of biscuit. light alcohol. orange and tangerine. hint of caramel.

taste is good. orange peel. orange and tangerine. clove and coriander. bit of other spice. nice floral character too. light alcohol. bit of tropical fruit too. whole wheat bread and cracker. touch of caramel sweetness. low bitterness level.

mouthfeel is good. just under medium body with a fairly dry finish. high carbonation level that carries a bit of sting.

drinkability is great. nice balance. light and spritzy. delicious! (807 characters)

Photo of wagenvolks
4.18/5  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! (1,269 characters)

Photo of JayQue
3.4/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad beer, just not a lot of what I would expect in a Witbier. Pours a cloudy apricot color with an average size white head. Average retention and a little lacing on the glass. The aroma and taste are both malty and lemony with the spices prominently featured, coriander and lavender are particularly pronounced. The wheat bitterness is almost lacking.

Mouthfeel is fairly rich and the alcohol is well masked. Not a bad beer but not quite the "Witbier on steroids" that I was expecting. (497 characters)

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (347 characters)

Photo of Flounder57
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tulip at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy pale yellow color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Vanilla, bready wheat, spice bomb, yeasty esters, orange peel, apple, banana, and clove.

Taste: Love all the spices that went into the beer. Especially goes well with this style. So smooth and balanced too.

Mouthfeel: Refreshing, chewy, tart, medium to full bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Awesome double wit. Love the twist between old and new. It works for me. (684 characters)

Photo of jampics2
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The second beer in our "Super Boulevard Beer Tasting" for the Saints world championship victory!

Looks great - like an orange cloudy slice of bliss. Little head but very appealing.

Smells of spices (corriander, cloves, grains of paradise) and some citrus. Orange is apparent, but there is some lemon and grape skin as well.

Taste is wonderful. Wow! This ended up being a huge hit with our friends and was one of the favorites of the Smokestack line. A great wheat base sets the stage for orange, corriander and spices, and a wonderful lactic zing. Awesome stuff!! Not hot but strong.

Heavy carb makes up for the amost syrupy viscosity. If anything, the mouth is this beer's downfall, but I don't know how you'd do a double wit with all the flavors and not run into this issue.

Good beer, one I'm glad to have toasted with as the Super Bowl started. (853 characters)

Photo of BretSikkink
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazed but not as cloudy as some wits, orange color with an initially tall head that doesn't stick around for long. Not much lacing is left by the white foam.

Nose is strong with lots of yeast influences; phenolic and herbal overall. Lots of clove with hints toward the flowery side, enough citrus to be interesting.

Flavors of lavender, coriander, citrus, and a touch of the grains of paradise. There's really a lot of herbs going on, and combined with the high alcohol it has a bit of a 'cough syrup' feel.

Highly carbonated, a little thin but just fine for style. Lots of carbonation in the finish, a little biting with the citrus and herbs. Not a bad take, but not among my favorites. (693 characters)

Photo of ktrillionaire
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Beertracker for this one

A - Beautiful orange-golden hue, billowing white crown of foam, scant lace.

S - Wheat sweetness, honey-butterscotch, and generally spicy and saucy aromas are the mainstay.

T - The flavor is hard to pin down, mostly crisp and refreshing, lightly tart and spicy. The ABV is well-hidden. Wheat flavor is restrained to the grainy aspects, and is not overly estery.

M - Lighter-bodied, yet big and refreshing, with a dry finish.

D - Here in Florida, we NEED beer like this. Super-refreshing, and still very substantial. Boulevard strikes again. (584 characters)

Photo of Karibourgeois
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow pour with a one-finger white head. Very nice citrus, lemon and yeast aroma. Excellent lemony tart flavor upfront with a nice tropical fruit edge. Light body has a strong spice presence with flavors of coriander and clove standing out. Also, has very light hints of grain and yeast. Finishes tart, juicy and refreshing. (330 characters)

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.81/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer has a great look, is is a little hazy, kinda orange, with a decent head and carbonation. The smell jumps out at you, very spicy, I liked it very much and was very intrigued. The taste followed the smell. But the orange takes the lead instead of the spice, you really pick up the citrus, mostly orange. There is some spice but it is perfectly subdued and also just a touch of sour. After noticing the sour I then began to notice it in the smell. The beer is very smooth and clean, extremely easy to drink and there is no notice of the 8% ABV. Overall I was shocked how much I like this beer. I will have to get another one of these. (648 characters)

Two Jokers Double-Wit from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.