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Boaks Double BW | Boak Beverage

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Boak Beverage
New Jersey, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ATPete on 06-21-2009

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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by Jimmys:
Photo of Jimmys
2.88/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into tulip. no bottled on date.

A: hazy straw. sediment can be seen on the bottom of the glass. white fluffy head. retention is average but the lacing isnt great.

S: almost artificial fruit smelling. like an air freshener. i think there is some diacytl going on here. no bueno.

T: a light pear flavor. a little wheat chewiness. finish is non-existent. fruit to dryness.

M: fizzy carb on a light body.

D: lacking in some body and needs some refining around the edges. not a bad start, but needs some work.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of nstroup
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of tempest
3.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

So this is a wit with Asian flair? I get a distinct ginger and lemongrass taste as the beer warms, but it otherwise tastes like a pretty plain wit. There's mild Belgian spice and a light wheat bread, but not the depth of a great Belgian white ale. I'd avoid this one unless you really love ginger.

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Photo of Shade1951
2.32/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is the only beer I've ever had that left NO head and no lacing whatsoever within a couple minutes after the initial pour. The liquid sits there in the glass looking like unfiltered apple juice.

The smell is overwhelmingly of citrus/lemon.

Flavor is also quite lemony - a bit too much so. It's also right on the verge of being sour. Unlike actual sour beers I've tasted, this is drinkable, though not quite pleasantly so.

Mouth feel is okay - sufficient carbonation, light to medium body.

I'm not a huge fan of the style - and if I had to choose between Blue Moon and this, I would go with Blue Moon - something I never thought I would say.

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Photo of mikey711
3.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a bottle of this beer into a perfect pint glass. It was the color of straw and very cloudy. The head was good but disappeared quickly.

Lots of lemon notes hit the nose. Some earthiness, like wheatgrass. Not overly aromatic but still pleasant for what was there.

Taste was lemony and slightly piney, with a bit more body than I expected. Very crisp and refreshing. This is an easy beer to drink and perfect for the summer, Defunately going to pick up some more.

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Photo of DavidSeanNJ
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle slow pour into a pint glass.

A- Bright flourecent yellow color. Big head. Where did that head go after the first sip? It's gone and I'm left with a boring looking beer. No lace. Chunks of sediment floating.

S- Lemongrass. Sour? Lots of grassy/earthy tones. Grain?

T- Ugh. Soapy. Tart. Lemon Jolly ranchers. Some faint wheat. Medicinaly and herbally. Lacking some balance in the flavors.

M- Lacking carbonation. Flat. Expected more body.

D- I won't be purchasing this again. This missed the mark on flavor and mouthfeel.

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Photo of Bouder32
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of tjd112
3.52/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured into Chimay glass

Appearance: Yellow with half-finger white head and very little lacing

Smell/Taste: Lemons and wheat, very weak, nothing jumped out at me

Mouthfeel: Very carbonated light feel

Drinkability: Good for a session beer

Overall: mediocre for a witbier

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Photo of erialbill
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of tone77
3.41/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a touch of spices and wheat. Taste is wheat, light spices, some hints of lemon, clean but mild. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of beerthulhu
1.9/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: Poured a weak watery lemonade with a brilliant clarity and an equally weak show of carbonation. The head was fizzy, washy, almost dissipating immediately before I could establish its coloring as it gave way to a polished surface that was overall unimpressive and flat appearance wise.

S: Tart oranges with some buttery grains of weak proportions. Hardly a trace of wheat quality to be appreciated nor any twisted Belgian influence that I could muster. Falls flat much like its visual perception with an absolute dullard factor that gave me no incentive to further investigate.

T: Reluctantly going forth this beer continued to disappoint on some many levels it will become my poster child example of the unimpressive rating. Really sweet upfront, some signs of spicy hops but seemingly of cheap quality, with some candied wheat notes. Orange citrus come off a bit tart and watery and macro-like. The whole thing finishes off with some scratchy wheat on the finish. The flavor was simply boring, bordering on mundane and macro-influenced that would hardly raise a brow of interest but rather disappointment.

M: Fizzy mouthful, with a buttery texture hardly does little to make this experience any better. Boring finish with a watery wheat fade.

D: Not worth finishing and punishing yourself over. This beer certainly doesn't get any more complex. A 12oz serving is even to much and came off drinking like a bud wheat beer with a cheapened sweet character. A big pass here.

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Photo of Dcunicelli
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Stofko1992
2.56/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of metter98
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of mjaskula
3.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass. Pours a pale cloudy straw color with a white head that thins to a ring. No lacing.

Aroma is mild with lemon and yeast. Flavor is more of the same, but a bit more complex with some spiciness. Very smooth. A nice amount of carbonation, very drinkable. Overall very good, but I don't see what's 'double' or 'twisted about it.

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Photo of dsa7783
2.66/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

New, single, twelve-ounce bottle just purchased from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield... I liked the previous beers I had sampled from this New Jersey-based brewery, so I was eager to sample this selection...
"A twisted Belgian style Witbier" on the front logo sticker...
Unfortunately, this beer does not live up to its predecesors... Refershing yet lacking complexity and finish... Rather bitter, light on flavor and heavier on carbonation...
Wasn't a fan...

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Photo of jwc215
3.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clouded yellow with foamy white head (that makes a crackly noise). Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of some lemongrass, bubblegum, bready yeast. It has a soft nose.

The taste is mildly sweet with a sour touch. Grassy spicing dries it out in the finish.

It is light-bodied and crisp with spritzy (though in a soft way) carbonation.

It's easy to drink. I had been under the impression that it was an imperial/double because of the name, but the brewer informed me that it is just over 4% and was meant to be an easy-drinking refresher - a wheat ale with Belgian and Asian influences. With that in mind, this hits the spot well on a hot day. It is a different spin on a wit, for sure.

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Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of LeftyEtc
2.87/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - A medium blonde color similar to apple juice builds a very thin white head, cleared well.

S - A strong presence of citrus and fresh fruit.

T - Citrus, apricot and a yeasty aftertaste are noticeable. This beer has little taste.

M - Thin bodied and over carbonated this beer is refreshing but lacks any interesting qualities. The taste is good yet lacks anything to warrant further exploration. You could easily drink several on a hot day but with little complexity I would lose interest quickly. I have heard many good things about this brewery and I am still interested in exploring more of their bees. This beer seems to have been created with care and, being form NJ, I want to support all local breweries so I hope I will find there other beers to be more interesting.

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Photo of Gavage
3.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: hazy yellowish orange color with a wispy head that break apart immediately. No lace develops.

Smell: wheat, some fruit sweetness, and a hint of earthiness is hard to pull from the glass.

Taste: thin grainy wheat profile with some yeast spiciness, green grapes, lemon zest, and some grassy tones. Some hints of pears, banana, and bubblegum arrive late.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp from start to finish. Aftertaste is long as the flavors linger in the mouth a while.

Drinkability: the flavor profile is mild but it is somewhat refreshing.

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Photo of donniecuffs
3.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass. First poured transparent like a commercial beer, but the cloudiness settled in afterwards. The white head was impressive. Very bitter nose, with surprisingly little citrus or spice complexity. The flavor was equally lacking, but the bright spot was the nice carbo mouthfeel, more than expected for a wheat beer. Overall very lacking in flavor, given the style.

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Photo of NonicPanic
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of dsnyder61
3/5  rDev -7.1%

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Boaks Double BW from Boak Beverage
Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 56 ratings
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