Two Jokers Double-Wit | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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

Added by naterock on 05-10-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
524
Reviews:
207
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
12.9%
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
88
For Trade:
1
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Photo of mactrail
3.12/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This is on the tart side, but also very sweet. This just tastes like too much orange peel and too much sweet spice. The lavender in particular is not a flavor that does well in beer, I think, after tasting this. Color is orange amber with a modest foam in the Kasteel chalice. Quite spritzy on the tongue, accentuated by the acidity.

Clean and well made, just hard to take. If only it was less intense it would be a tolerable sipping brew. But the aftertaste stays with you, that sugary fruitcake with the sharp edge. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Wash.

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Photo of aknalley
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tommy5
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbcb
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep golden orange in color, verging on brown, with a small white head, which retains well, lots of fine, glass-coating lacing, and moderate carbonation.

Aroma: Sweet orange rind dominates the aroma, with some grapefruit rind, prominent coriander and cardamon as well. The high ABV (8%) is absent from the aroma. The aroma has a slightly tart note.

Taste: Opens with tart wheat, soon followed by coriander and cardamon. Sweet orange rind and bitter lemon rind present as well. As the taste progresses, the tartness intensifies, although without ever becoming intense. The alcohol is largely absent, offering only a warming note, surprising, in light of the relatively high ABV of eight percent. A little white pepper appear late in the taste. Finishes with a sweet-and-sour wheat and some mild herbal hops.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very full, quite pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Really excellent, pushes a wonderful style to a higher level, well worth the effort.

Presentation: Packaged in a 750 ml brown glass Belgian bomber with a cork and cage, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice. Batch Number TJ14127-1, Best By Date: 02-2015. Recently purchased at a local grocer at a deep discount, presumably because it was long past its "Best By" date.

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Photo of ZakFaruki
4.56/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Usually not a big fan of witbiers, but this one is stellar. Pours a dark gold with a thin white head, with a slight amount of lacing to boot. The smell is spectacular, spices jump out front, followed by a cavalcade of citrus such as orange and lemon, with a nice bit of malt rounding out the end. The taste follows the nose in reverse, with a bit of malt and a lot of orange dominating the front, then fades into the spices with coriander being most prominent, the finish is a has a nice sourness to it as well. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky, and its a medium bodied brew as well. Overall I bought this thinking it was actually a saison, but it turned out to be a "Double-wit", either way Boulevard smashed this out of the park; its refreshing, crisp, and delicious, and the 8% ABV give this witbier a little "umph" to really get it going.

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Photo of einman
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of morrowd3
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of L0ne
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From backlog. January 2015.

Pours amber/orange with a puffy, off-white head. Oranges and spices (coriander?), a little peppery, some cracker-like malts. Tasty, and surprisingly refreshing, especially for the abv.

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Photo of AlbertVogler
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leefx
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nucleosynthesis
3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of greenspointexas
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dustin22martin
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shelby415
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of foundersfan1
4.61/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kmoen
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: It pours hazy gold with peach highlights under a stiff column of white, finely bubbled foam that grips the glass.
S: Citrus, spice, coriander, orange
T: Starts with a lemony citrusy tartness and then a short bread bischit in the background forms a platform for a rich spiciness.
F: Creamy juicy tart with just below medium body and a medium carbonation with a very fine, soft bead.
O: A very pleasant lemony citrusy summer drink that combines satiating heft with refreshment.

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Photo of devin305
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Faroveryonder
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two Jokers Double-Wit from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.03 out of 5 based on 524 ratings.
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