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Two Jokers Double-Wit - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Two Jokers Double-WitTwo Jokers Double-Wit

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

403 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 403
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 53
Gots: 71 | 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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Photo of colt45n
4/5  rDev -0.2%

A: Pours a light hazing yellow with a super big head without even trying.

S: Lots of citrus up front, lemon, and some hay funk

T: Very light and refreshing, lots of carbonation in the mouthful, although light all the flavors are def present, I love the added sour that is different from last years version.

Overall I really think this is a pretty good beer especially for the the summer, very refreshing! I really like the changes they made from last years version, the added sourness although subtle, its great!!

colt45n, Jun 09, 2011
Photo of HaysAmerica
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%

Pored from a 750ml bottle w/ cork & cage & a batch number of 2011-1 w/ a best by date of 12-2011. The cork pops off w/ ease! Extremely carbonated & pours w/ 2-3 fingers white head easily. Not much in thew way of lacing though. Pours a hazy golden straw color. Just wonderful.

The nose is of orange, floral, peppercorn, & yeast. Citrus hop presence on the nose as well. Bready nose after a refill, some peppercorn following & finishing w/ the orange/floral/lavender mix.

Taste is BAM!! Right up front in your face w/ taste! Has the orange peel upfront w/ the floral/citrus hops to follow. Quite a tart finish. A little sour throughout the taste. A complex interplay of spices & some coriander. Lavender is pretty prominent w/ this take on the style. Has a quick finish as well. Quite sweet. Much more than any others I've had.

Mouthfeel is light to medium. A pretty light body overall though. No doubt helped by the huge amount of carbonation. Very refreshing & a unique beer. A fantastic summer beer & very drinkable! Prosit!!

HaysAmerica, Jun 06, 2011
Photo of budgood1
4.68/5  rDev +16.7%

750 ml. bottle. corked and caged.

pours out a beautifully cloudy/hazed straw yellow colour with a large egg shell white head. great retention supported by active carbonation. lovely lace. interesting aroma...very fruity...lemonade and spice...almost like a lemon pepper spice rub for chicken. a bit flowery from the lavender used. love the smell of this beer!! the taste is really amazing...plenty of spiciness on top of a cracker like pale and wheat malt base. only slightly tart...and high ABV well hidden, thus not much boozy spiciness that could overwhelm a beer such as this. this seems to be a belgian tripel crossed with a sam adams summer ale. the best of both worlds. full bodied. luscious mouthfeel. wow. good stuff. extremely drinkable and overall an incredibly tasty treat.

loved this double wit and would highly recommend to seek out and sample. yum!

budgood1, May 12, 2011
Photo of theboozecruise
4.53/5  rDev +13%

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.

theboozecruise, May 06, 2011
Photo of ncfranklin
4/5  rDev -0.2%

750ml into a tulip.

A: Deep murky orange, gold highlights, and a nice two finger frothy white head. Quite nice.

S: Like a bouquet of flowers. Lavender, and spice. Maybe some light breadiness.

T: Strong lavender. Spiciness of coriander and orange peel. Bread and notes of clove, a light sweetness.

M: Heavier than any other Wit i've had, but for 8% it's quite fluffy in the body. A small level of crispness takes over on the finish.

D: Very very nice big witbier. Boulevard continues to impress and surprise with this smokestack series, and this lavender and spice is no exception.

ncfranklin, Mar 26, 2011
Photo of duffcalifornia
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.

duffcalifornia, Mar 17, 2011
Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.1/5  rDev -22.7%

Appearance: Pours a pretty cloudy orangeish golden color wiht a thick 1" head of fluffy and creamy looking foam. Though the beer is pretty cloudy, you can see a bunch of bubbles rising up the glass.

Aroma: The initial aroma was quite nice with a mix of sweetness and the spice. As the beer warms up, there are wheaty notes coming out and the spice is getting more intense. The alcohol must be contributing to the overall spice thing going on here, but it is getting pretty strong.

Taste: The flavor is more bold than what the aroma suggested, with the spice being in the forefront. They are adding a dry complexity to the initial part of the flavor and that carries all the way into the finish. The finish is quite dry and the carbonation is high, so it dries things out even more. The finish is not that pleasant.

Opinion: I was hoping for a nice beer with this one, but I am not too impressed. It is pretty good, but just a little too out of balance in a number of ways. I will drink the whole thing, but I have to admit that spiced beers arent't my thing. This is OK is you like your spiced beers on the really spicy side. Otherwise, you may want to steer clear of this one.

Note - I initially gave this beer a 2.95, but after drinking about half of the bottle, the flavor and mouthfeel got a good bit easier to take, but the beer still didn't do much to become a drinker.

SkeeterHawk, Mar 07, 2011
Photo of kraken6100
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%

Generic 25cl tulip glass pour

A: Carrot-colored orange to a translucent amber around the edges.

S: Beautiful coriander and slight cardamom push. Very Belgian-y. Faint spice aromas of perhaps lavender/rosemary and white pepper.

T: Orange zest and a biscuity yeast are immediately present. White peppercorns don't seem like a reach after all. Very citrusy without a sweetness or spicy cloying. Quintessential yeast and wheat tastes. Very good.

M: Medium to full bodied. May not stimulate the dark/robust winter crowd. As stated above, no cloying, and finishes very well. Great effervescence, which without, may not stimulate the tastebuds, and pluck the spicy tones involved.

D: To kick off either the spring or the fall, few things would be better. Encapsulates the best of a belgian wit, while retaining a fair bit of the fruity, zestiness of their flagship unfiltered wheat. Well done again, BLVD.

kraken6100, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of Strix
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%

Pours a cloudy pale orange, frothy head.

Smells of lavender, lemonade, and orange.

Lemon and orange peel, coriander, yeast, pepper, and a variety of herbal notes.

Full mouthfeel, lots of carbonation.

This was subtly done and nice. I love the smokestack series.

Strix, Feb 12, 2011
Photo of FosterJM
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

FosterJM, Feb 07, 2011
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.33/5  rDev +8%

Poured into a Chimay goblet from a 750ml bottle.

A - Pours a nice hazy strong golden color with some nice orange hues and a .5 inch white head with tight bubbles and not os much head retention.

S - Slight funk and some slight tartness. There are nice bread notes. The aroma is quite mild though.

T & M - Delicious slight tartness. Some lemon peel hints and some wheat notes and slight yeast funk. Very delicious. There is some nice yeast notes and great bready notes. There is also some nice coriander and pepper notes and some awesome slight clove. Nice and fluffy mouthfeel and great body. The beer is easy to drink and goes down smooth for an 8% beer. The slight lemon notes go well with the nice bread and grassy notes and the awesome spice.

D - Extremely drinkable and enjoyable brew. The beer is very refreshing and flavorful and has a nice strong and delicious spice character. The ABV is high but not too crazy.

JoEBoBpr, Dec 26, 2010
Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

PittBeerGirl, Dec 26, 2010
Photo of headbucket
3.03/5  rDev -24.4%

A:a nice hazy,dark grain/straw color. Decent white head that hangs around.

S:light herbal and grassy notes, bit of citrus.

T. Nice smooth wheat base, some citrusy flavors in the middle, mostly orange and lemon, with herbs/spices and a grassy flavor at the end, which lingers awhile and is too strong for me.

M: medium bodied, smooth and somewhat creamy.

D: pretty good for an 8% beer, goes down without tasting like it, but I am feeling it near the bottom of the bottle. However, the overpowering herbal taste makes me wish I had someone to split the bottle with. I

headbucket, Dec 13, 2010
Photo of jsh420
3.53/5  rDev -12%

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

jsh420, Dec 12, 2010
Photo of gford217
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%

750ml bottle courtesy of EchoCharlieEcho poured into a tulip.

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a big fluffy head that recedes fairly quickly to a clump of foam on top and leaves a little lacing.

Aroma is spicy up front with coriander and grains of paradise as well as some orange zest and tart lemons. The underlying wheat characteristics are present in the background with bananas showing up.

The taste is more of the same with the banana sweetness of the wheat forming a backbone for the spices - coriander and lavender especially. The finish is spicy and dry with a bit of alcohol burn which surprised me a little.

The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied for a wit and dry and spicier than most in the style.

An amped up wit with a hefty dose of additional spices, this is certainly one of the more interesting versions of the style I've had. It's bigger than most though and the burn actually limits the drinkability.

gford217, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%

Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty beige color ale with a huge white foamy head with super good retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of cardamom and coriander is incredibly well balance with some dry wheat malt notes and light fruity ester. Taste is also dominated by loads of fruity ester with well balanced spicing with clear notes cardamom and coriander. Wheat malt is solid without being too sweet which is often the case with double wit. Another beautiful beer form Boulevard which keep surprising me with the quality of their offering.

Phyl21ca, Nov 15, 2010
Photo of thetomG
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Fairly standard yellowish pour with a layer of white foamy head.

Aroma has a bit of pepper and other herbs & spices, and the flavor follows but is much more potent with an additional note of some orange/citrus. The alcohol comes through a bit in the end too.

Very bubbly and lively as you drink, the high carbonation level is very apparent.

Tasty beer and something I'm glad I tried, but it might be a bit much for me. I think a more traditional wit is more my style...

thetomG, Oct 31, 2010
Photo of billab914
2.65/5  rDev -33.9%

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Freetail pint glass. It poured a hazy, light orange color with a thin and bubbly white head to it.

I really get a lot of the lavender out of it at first. Behind that more of a citrus orange peel, coriander flavor comes out. It has too many spices going on for me, it reminds me more of potpourri then beer.

The taste follows more of the same with spices dominating the profile. The citrusy orange peel and coriander are pretty good and fit with the style. The lavender is too much for me though and again reminds me of potpourri. It's just over spiced for me and could have used more beer flavors coming through.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being above average. Drinkability isn't good for me, I thought it was overly spiced and some of the spices like lavender just didn't work at all for me.

billab914, Oct 26, 2010
Photo of ChangeBrewery
4.25/5  rDev +6%

A- The beer after pour was a hazy dark gold, and poured into a goblet like glass gave a great head to it.

S- Being cold it did not have much smell, but as it warmed you could smell the orange, and warmer yet Jasmine came out and became a very floral bouquet

T- A sharp bitterness that left quickly and the double wit was instantly apparent. Left a very crisp nice taste that left me finishing the bottle.

M- The great carbonation left a frothy feel and could easliy taste around the palate.

D- Very smooth but a bit on the boozy side, great beer.

ChangeBrewery, Oct 16, 2010
Photo of beer2day
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%

Pours hazy orange with lots of lemon. 1-finger head gives way to a nice cap of foam for the style. Fairly thick lace.

Nose is very Belgian. Lots of banana, clove, and some pepper. Underlying sweetness comes from yucca? Nice malt presence, too.

Banana-clove hit. Moves quickly to sour with a good bit of fizzy body. Fizz disappears before the finish, though, and caps off surprisingly smooth and thick. Not much of the abv shows. Nice mix of sweet (banana) and sour in the end.

Very nice body for the style.

Really like this interpretation. Easy to drink on a very hot day in NC in October.

beer2day, Oct 12, 2010
Photo of zhanson88
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.

zhanson88, Oct 07, 2010
Photo of StoneBrewFanatic
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%

A - Color is rich gold and cloudy; two fingers of frothy head with pretty good retention and some splotchy lacing.

S - Sweet, spicy, crisp and refreshing. Orange, cardamom, honey, clove and mild banana notes.

T - Follows the nose rather well. Upfront mostly just sweet and crisp. As it mellows on the palate a whirlwind of flavors come out; clove, banana, orange, cardamom and peppery notes are all there.

M - Crisp and light, but over carbonated for sure as once I actually got the cork out the beer came spewing out the top like it was a bottle on Champange or something...

D - Once again, crisp, light and refreshing. A very enjoyable brew, but nothing to jump up and down about.

StoneBrewFanatic, Oct 04, 2010
Photo of cjacobsen
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%

Poured from a 750ml into a goblet

Hazy yellow pour with a very frothy white head.

Smelled of spices and wheat with some citrus in there.

Heavy on the spices. Very upfront with orange and lemon peel. Some ginger played a role here as well. Had the citrus kick to it but was very tasty. The beer changed a lot as it warmed. The spices came out a lot more towards the end.

It was very malty and full in taste. Very palpable. It gave your tongue a lot to pick apart but it was smooth.

It was a very tasty witbier. Something that goes great in spring and summer months. Had a refreshing value to it and a lot of flavor.

cjacobsen, Oct 03, 2010
Photo of krisandajt
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%

A tasty extra thrown in completely unexpectedly by a truly generous BA, mymrnngjckt. Kevin, you sir are truly a douche!

Appearance: With a pop of the cork, it's sound and trajectory scaring awake my slumbering canine, I pour the brew into my DFH chalice. The beer is a cloudy, bronze-ish golden color (much more vibrant than I expected) with a foamy, frothy, half inch worth of bubbly white head. Retention isn't the greatest, and the lacing is soapy and runny.

Smell: Sweet, much sweeter than I expected, with a mild variety of spices and overripe bananas. Refreshing.

Taste: Wife tested, BA approved. Shocking considering that the wife rarely likes a beer that I do. I had to wrestle it from her. Fortunately, it was worth the missing tooth and black eye to get it back. Bananas and clove, with a nice blend of spice to give it some variety. Definitely on the sweeter side, not really picking up any sort of bitterness from the hops.

Mouthfeel: Slightly over-carbonated, but not really enough to worry about. Nice light to medium body.

Drinkability: I gotta give this brew some good marks here. It's light, crisp and refreshing, and easy to drink...but most importantly it's pretty tasty too. I would definitely recommend this brew to anybody. Thanks again, Kevin!

krisandajt, Sep 25, 2010
Photo of drabmuh
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%

Best by 2011. Fun. Beer is dark yellow with a slight haze. Big head and lots of carbonation. Head is medium and medium bubbles. Head leaves some lacing on the glass.

Aroma is strong with spice and a tea like aroma.

It's medium bodied. Spicy and dry. Strong coriander. Carbonation is nice in the mouth. It's drinkability is good, mouthfeel is ok.

drabmuh, Sep 19, 2010
Two Jokers Double-Wit from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.