Two Jokers Double-Wit - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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3.95/5 rDev -1.7%
Tried the Two Jokers at a beer tasting last night. I think this beer should be called a ginger beer…it has a huge ginger ale taste and smell with punch of lemon/lime big carbonation white foamy head not much lace. The beer is cloudy/hazed straw yellow color with massive carbonation. The high ABV is well hidden. The mouthfeelis medium to big body. Overall I would say this is a sipping beer.
12-17-2011 23:39:53 | More by WoodBrew
2.95/5 rDev -26.6%
750 mL bottle pours a hazy dark gold color with a huge cap of off-white, large-bubbled foam. Decent retention and lacing. Pretty good looking beer, love the label as well.
Nose is heavy on the wheat and coriander with a fair dose of orange peel. Some Belgian yeasty aromas come through as well as a hint of citric hop.
Taste is lemony wheat and coriander driven. Pithy, bitter citrus peel along with a hearty helping of alcohol. For me, the wit is a style that need not be imperialized, so that factors into my low rating for this beer. Not to mention there is no way in hell I could finish a whole 750 by myself. Belgian yeasties make their presence felt near the end, but it is not enough to change my feelings about the beer. I was barely able to choke down my half of the bottle. I enjoyed the Sam Adams and Southampton versions much better. Definitely my least favorite Boulevard offering, usually love their stuff.
02-13-2010 21:13:15 | More by twiggamortis420
3.8/5 rDev -5.5%
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.
12-05-2010 04:19:25 | More by gford217
4.22/5 rDev +5%
A: Pours a hazy golden/orange color. At first a large white head rises to over two fingers. The foam gently recedes to a ring. Not much lace to speak of.
S: At first a fruity aroma of banana and clove. As the beer warms, much more subtle flavors come out. Other fruit aromas of apples and pears come out. Dry wood with some yeast and Belgian funkyness. Vanilla as well. Lots of great layers in the nose.
T: Not as complex as the nose, but still very good. Banana right of the bat with some sour and ripe apples. Just enough tartness that is never over done. A nice spicy clove flavor as well.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Fairly creamy and smooth, especially for a Witbier (which tends to be over carbonated and seltzer like). Very easy to drink. Something I will have no problems sipping on.
This seems to blur the line between a Witbier and a Triple. An all around excellent beer. Highly recommended.
08-22-2009 00:09:24 | More by champ103
3.78/5 rDev -6%
Bottle courtesy Diomede. Pours a hazy gold color with a big off-white head. Aroma heavy on spices with some apple/orange/banana esters and a bright coriander note. Fruity flavor with the same ester profile, a little tart, coriander and orange peel are apparent. Body is pretty full, carbonation is medium. Sweet but not too sweet.
01-30-2010 22:12:05 | More by illidurit
4.18/5 rDev +4%
Very nice beer. At first I was a little suspicious of the higher alcohol content, but it works. Ditto the extra malt, which actually enhances the tartness and mouthfeel. Poured with a small to medium head and no lace. Color is a lighter amber. Aroma is citrus, spice, and malt. Flavor is malt, sour cherries, citrus, spice, and sweet sour. Body is full and carbonation is great. Very drinkable/session beer. Even with the alcohol (which is present but subtle).
12-31-2009 02:13:11 | More by drpimento
4.13/5 rDev +2.7%
Crayon yellow, hazed and stacked with a proud rise of white suds. Yeast sediment turns it mustard a couple pours later.
Wheat bread and candied orange rind nose, some banana and melon- all dusted with powdered sugar- get squeezed in before the liberal coriander and grains of paradise lemony spiciness take hold.
Wheaty from the outset, with an increased malt presence from a typical wit (as would be expected, given its "double" status). Banana bread and melon, and some sub-caramel sweetness. That sweetness turns towards confectioners sugar as the spices begin to rain down. Coriander is the loudest, but cardamom, and Grains of Paradise are both clearly recognizable. Lavender too, especially in the later pours as it warms. It finishes with an orange rind bittersweetsourness.
Medium+ bodied- edging towards full once the sediment is added- but given levity by the rampant, frisky CO2. Alcohol is masked dangerously.
Just as the name suggests, it's a big, fat Witbier, and a well done one. Another Smokestack winner.
09-16-2009 08:15:24 | More by cokes
4/5 rDev -0.5%
750ml bottle $8.49. Vibrant, bright orange color. looks like a nectar, not much head when poured into a wine glass. Smells like citrus and tastes like biting into a powerful orange or nectarine, good stuff all around. This was the second American craft witbier I had today and they both deviated from the norm in a very good way.
06-14-2009 00:06:33 | More by ArrogantB
4.15/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
02-07-2011 02:12:13 | More by FosterJM
3.7/5 rDev -8%
Found this Smokestack bomber recently tucked into a small, out-of-the-way store, covered in dust from its long stay on the shelf. 1-2009 batch listed on the bottle. The Smokestacks have been uniformly good; I hope this one didn't suffer light exposure or any other indignity while it waited for me.
Pour is pure wit, a bubbly, white-haired, pale orange. A few floaties are polluting the glass. Carbonation is rampant. Smell is spice gone wild, heaps of coriander, white pepper, orange. Very nice, but on the edge of overwhelming. Into the lion's mouth we go.
I never had Two Jokers fresh, but after at least a year-and-a-half, it's aged like a champ: this is a spice rocket. As the nose knows, coriander, orange, pepper. Yeast is a bit over-evident. Herb mix comes in at the end, almost no 'wit' wheatiness at all. Effervescent, & a slugger, this could disapper in a whit.
Everything about this brew screams 'extreme' & it comes close to delivering. Hits its high point in the nose, spicing is over-the-top but tasty nonetheless. Another good beer from Boulevard.
07-13-2011 02:43:03 | More by maximum12
4.45/5 rDev +10.7%
Kept a bottle of this stashed in the fridge for a stupidly long time. I dunno. I do that, sometimes, without meaning to. And sometimes the accidental aging does wonders for the beer...
Pours thick and gold with a firm, foamy white head. Smells of intense banana and lots and lots of spice. The pepper and alcohol nodes have been muted by age, and replaced with gigantic bursts of chamomile, coriander, lavender, and lemongrass. The sweet spices carry throughout the beer, and are balanced nicely by a very light wheatmalt and pepper nodes on the far back end.
It reminds me of a hyper-evolved version of Cisco's wonderful Grey Lady--a super spicy, lightly sweet wit that tastes like a combination of wonderful potpourri and a handful of strange, Victorian-era candies.
05-28-2014 16:58:08 | More by mynie
4.85/5 rDev +20.6%
This beer pours a cloudy orange color. The head is a half inch in height, and recedes slowly into a full cap of lacing. This beer is a little darker than most traditional wit, but it's not a traditional wit. The aroma is cardamom, lavender and other soft floral notes, hints of black pepper, and very faint wheaty notes. This is a great smelling beer. It has both strength and complexity. The taste is more aggressive than the aroma. There is a lot of cardamom, hints of lavender, a lot of citrus, and a nice wheaty tang. Akin to the aroma, this is a great tasting beer. The mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is a fantastic beer. It is by far the best Imperial Wit I've yet taste. In fact it is the only good Imperial Wit I've yet tasted. Not because it is as close to tasting like a traditional wit as it can be, but because it is an extremely well crafted fusion of spices (some traditional, some not), and the traditional wheaty, tangy, citrus flavors of a Witbier. I really like how in the end I am tasting mostly Imperial Wit, but I can always taste reminders of the style it evolved from. Way to go Boulevard for creating such a unique, and tasty beer. Thank you.
07-09-2009 23:26:45 | More by KarlHungus
4.16/5 rDev +3.5%
Appearance: 1/3 inch head, low carbonation, gold in color, hazy
Smell:wheat, lemon, orange, clove and lavender
Taste: wheat, lemon, orange, clove, and lavender
Mouthfeel: medium body, sweet, medium carbonation
Overall: One of the more interesting takes on a witbier that I have had in a while. I get a lot of lavender in this beer and it is a taste I really enjoy. For me, this will be one of my go to witbiers.
08-02-2014 15:15:32 | More by tigg924
3.48/5 rDev -13.4%
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.
07-05-2009 20:41:01 | More by Vancer
3.68/5 rDev -8.5%
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.
07-20-2009 23:56:07 | More by morimech
4.22/5 rDev +5%
Best by 12/2011
A - Pours a somewhat hazy golden brown with three fingers of white head. Head has excellent retention and leaves some lacing, but less than I would have thought.
S - Wheat, lemon, faint coriander and cardamom, some slight yeast funk, a bit of green apple.
T - More tart up front than I was expecting, but it is really enjoyable. Lemon and lactic tartness, followed by a nice wheat body complemented with subtle spicing and a bit of earthy yeast funk.
M- Medium mouthfeel. A bit heavier than most witbiers, which works really well on a cold winter night. Bright carbonation, finishing with a dry earthiness.
O - This is a perfect witbier for winter. A bit on the heavy side for the style, light but noticeable spicing, and a very pleasant tartness. I'd love to have this again.
02-09-2012 03:06:57 | More by warnerry
Two Jokers Double-Wit from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.