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Two Jokers Double-Wit - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

285 Ratings
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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.43%
Wants: 47
Gots: 40 | 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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chocosushi

Oklahoma

4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smokestack Glass
A ~ Pours slightly hazed peach. Head is silken and lacing is spotty & scattered.

S ~ Floral notes & bready pale malts jump out of the glass. Note of nectarine, orange peel, & garden greens. Coriander smells very fresh & green. Very glad that oversaturated (artificial) orange peel is not shining here. I expected this to be an Orange bomb hearing double wit.

T ~ Coriander, blood orange, & lime zest...Bitter orange peel & firm peaches on the finish. Herbal notes of grass & mint with a slight rosemary hint. Twinge of lemongrass.

M ~ Peppery & not too clingy. Very herbal...Boulevard has the most unique way of expressing coriander in their Belgians. Off-dry finish.

D ~ Really great wit. So much attention to detail. Not much else to say, the Smokestack series has not disappointed me yet. Their Belgians especially!

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 02:13:03 | More by chocosushi
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allengarvin

Texas

4.3/5  rDev +7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2009 02:50:20 | More by allengarvin
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Bdc

Oklahoma

4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled from bottle. Pours cloudy yellow-orange with a creamy white head and thick lace. The aroma is subtle with some banana and pepper. Balanced, with bold yeast character. There's lots of pepper/clove and I'm assuming Boulevard went with another yeast for this beer other than a traditional wit biere yeast. The yeast character resembles what you'd find in a Belgian Strong Golden. There is some orange in the finish, but I'm missing the corriander's perfume. Medium bodied and highly drinkable for an 8% abv beer. This is the best 'double wit' that I've tried so far. Recommended!

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2009 01:12:34 | More by Bdc
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2010 17:58:31 | More by Phyl21ca
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
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!

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 00:22:55 | More by Chaney
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siradmiralnelson

Iowa

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml bottle into New Belgium Globe Glass.

A. Poured a big 3 finger head. Not much lacing. Nice head retention. Cloudy golden color.

S. Yeast, malt, citrus, bananna, some spices, just a little funk.

T. Complex flavor. Citrus, spices, malty sweetness, just a little sourness.

M. Light/medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Crisp finish.

D. Very easy drinking. A refreshing delicous beer. Complex but very well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2009 23:56:44 | More by siradmiralnelson
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jono0101

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-18-2013 22:18:38 | More by jono0101
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dumptruck81

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-28-2012 17:56:40 | More by dumptruck81
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-06-2014 15:54:05 | More by KCBeerNerd
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-28-2013 02:18:17 | More by jaydoc
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bismarksays

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-02-2013 07:59:58 | More by bismarksays
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-28-2013 06:16:11 | More by ReeseMax3
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wnh

Missouri

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

750 mL bottle poured into a goblet.

Pours a cloudy golden copper hue with a large, foamy, chunky cream-colored head that sticks around.

Big, spicy nose, with lavender and citrus zest taking center stage. Layers of flavor on the palate, with spice, sweet lavender, and tart citrus going back and forth, and light bready undertones throughout. Sweet and savory all at once. The abundance of spice starts to get the better of me, knocking the drinkability down just a bit.

Some might question the legitimacy of the style, but this is a fantastic double wit.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2009 17:38:26 | More by wnh
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Tone

Missouri

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

Pours a cloudy, maize/golden color. One and one half inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of yeast, citrus (banana/orange), hop, sweet malt, and tart malt. Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is tart, crisp, and slightly thick. There is a high carbonation level. Tastes of cinnamon, yeast, citrus (banana), sweet malt, tart malt, and slight hop. Overall, a good blend, body, and great looking brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2009 00:33:58 | More by Tone
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1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

02-24-2014 08:45:16 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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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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csfcmitchell

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-21-2013 14:13:31 | More by csfcmitchell
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-09-2013 03:51:03 | More by Mebuzzard
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ChangeBrewery

Colorado

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 01:57:00 | More by ChangeBrewery
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danems64


4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-23-2012 01:17:48 | More by danems64
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-24-2014 16:13:50 | More by PappyVans
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-11-2012 16:14:17 | More by rolltide8425
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-18-2013 22:56:18 | More by mrfrancis
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Boilerfood

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

02-18-2013 19:50:56 | More by Boilerfood
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-26-2012 20:34:20 | More by t0rin0
Two Jokers Double-Wit from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.