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Two Jokers Double-Wit - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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90
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364 Ratings
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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 51
Gots: 66 | FT: 3
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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Beerbuddha

Louisiana

4.35/5  rDev +7.9%

Appearance - This beer poured a hazy orange color with a huge, fluffy white head which stuck around for a bit. Lacing was very nice.

Smell- Strong hints of yeast, wheat, cloves and lemony citrus.

Taste - Nice tartness upfront with hints of citrus and banana and clove from the yeast. The malt balances this beer well.

Mouthfeel- Very nice crisp and clean with a medium body.

Overall- Another phenomenal brew from the guys over at Boulevard. The Smokestack series are absolutely incredible and this one just adds to it!

08-01-2009 17:43:49 | More by Beerbuddha
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Wasatch

Utah

4.35/5  rDev +7.9%

Thanks goes out to stephens101 for this brew.

750ml Bottle
Caged/Corked
Batch: 1-2009

Poured into a chalice a very nice cloudy deep orange color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice huge three-finger creamy white head, with lots of thick/creamy sticky lacing. The nose is malty, with some yeast, corinder, bananna. The taste is slightly sweet, malty/yeasty, very nice touch of spices and banannas. Medium body. Very drinkable, an awesome brew, thanks Lane.

07-31-2009 22:21:36 | More by Wasatch
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%

Picked up a bottle at Princeton Liquors in Maple Grove, MN for $9 or $10 and was not disappointed. This is another great addition to the Smokestack Series, I wish the regular line of Boulevard beers were this delicious. Now it's a heavily spiced beer and hits the threshold of non-beer flavors, but doesn't cross the line. The flavor, upfront, is a gentle mix of coriander (strongest flavor) followed by the grains of paradise (with a black pepper edge) and lavender. Of course in the background the yeast character comes through with mild vanilla and peppercorn, and a bit of bready wheat also pipes in to remind you of the malt bill. Certainly my favorite doube-wit to date. Very subtle, very deliicous.

07-10-2009 04:55:44 | More by tempest
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sdmvd6

Oklahoma

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%

A - Light golden color with 2 fingers of head with nice lace retention.

S - Fruity and wild with plenty of spices.

T - Well-balanced with spices and citrus fruit apparent at the beginning moving toward a wilder finish. Flirting with a sour flavor.

M - Thinner feel with ample carbonation.

O - A fine example of a wit-beer with a wild, spicy, fruity flavor. Well done!

07-12-2011 01:51:44 | More by sdmvd6
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SpecialK088

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%

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

05-10-2009 02:06:04 | More by SpecialK088
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%

Got this one in trade from CosmoHopHead. Loved the bnottle we shared with our tasting group. Looking forward to a bigger pour here.

A-Pours a very cloudy pale apricot with a fluffy white head that settles into a nice bubbly skin and nice lacing.

S-Yeast, banana and ginger. Very appealing.

T-The best double wit I have had this summer, and it seems like everyone is making them this year. There is a bright orange/tangerine flavor in the front, mixing with the crisp clove flavors and a nice bit of banana at the end. A nice biscuit malt underneath along with some nice fresh ginger and other spices.

M-Medium bodied with a nice light creaminess.

D-A really excellent summer beer. Great flavors, great body.

HV

08-19-2009 00:19:30 | More by sholland119
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stercomm

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%

Poured from a bomber into a Hennepin tulip glass.

A - Hazy light orange with a very large white head that takes a while to recede, leaving a nice white layer on top, with great lacing.

S - Getting sweet orange, some lemon,almost bubblegum scents, some slight biscuity malts.

T - Starts out with candied orange and almost a sour lemon, finishes a bit dry which is nice, good malty backbone, alcohol is hidden well.

M - Medium bodied, mild carbonation.

O - Excellent wit, lots going on.

05-09-2012 01:34:17 | More by stercomm
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

12-26-2010 18:13:50 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Tilley4

Tennessee

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%

Poured into a Chimay goblet after a mighty struggle to remove the cork...

Pours a very hazy light golden color with a quickly forming and long lasting foamy head... Very cloudy and hazy...

The nose on this is terrific... The Belgian yeast and various spices like clove and coriander and lots of orange peel are powerful and enticing... Everything blends very well here and the aromas are not only pungent but persistent... Lots of different things going on here... Spicy and yeasty like a good bread...
Loads of flavor with this one...the spices are the first thing that's evident bringing along the cloves and orange and all of the things apparent in the nose. There's a kiss of hops that mingle in and usher in the tartness that the finish brings in... This one could almost be a hybrid between a Belgian Pale and a Witbier to me...it has the spiciness and tartness of a good Wit with the yeast and sweetness and flavor of a Strong Pale Ale. Its delicious... Starts out prickly in the mouth but smooths out quickly... Very drinkable...

I liked this one quite a bit. My first Double Wit and I really enjoyed this one...

09-15-2010 12:56:56 | More by Tilley4
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%

Pour a hazy orange color with 3 + fingers of head with good retention. Looks like a very sticky / soapy head. Orange peeling, coriander, cardamom, and phenols on the nose.

The flavor has oranges, orange peeling, coriander, cardamom, and is somewhat sweet. The sweetness is balanced by the spice and orange peeling bitterness, which is subtle, but still present.

Medium bodied, high carbonation, and easy to drink. Based on what I have tried so far, you cannot go wrong with any of the beers in the Boulevard Smokestack Series.

08-15-2010 02:49:52 | More by hardy008
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zeviathan

Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev +7.2%

08-17-2014 23:17:47 | More by zeviathan
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cjacobsen

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +6.7%

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.

10-03-2010 16:56:58 | More by cjacobsen
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chocosushi

Oklahoma

4.3/5  rDev +6.7%

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!

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

Texas

4.3/5  rDev +6.7%

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.

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

Oklahoma

4.3/5  rDev +6.7%

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!

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

Quebec (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%

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.

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

District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%

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!

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

Iowa

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%

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.

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

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-12-2014 21:40:04 | More by DuckDodgers
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dumptruck81

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-28-2012 17:56:40 | More by dumptruck81
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-14-2014 00:29:43 | More by zonker17
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-02-2013 07:59:58 | More by bismarksays
Two Jokers Double-Wit from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.