Two Jokers Double-Wit | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States | website

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
Reviews:
206
Ratings:
519
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
20.1%
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
87
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 206 | Ratings: 519
Photo of zhanson88
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy light orange color with 2 fingers of off white head. Pretty nice retention, lacing is open and abundant. Clings all over the glass.

Smell: Smells of cloves, belgian yeast, peppery spices and slight citrus.

Taste: Cloves, belgian yeast, and a bit of citrus to start, with a bit of peppery alcohol at the end.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Pretty full for a witbier; soft and creamy as well. ABV is 8% but I can't tell at all. Very drinkable beer from Boulevard.

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Photo of Hopswagger
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes:

P: Big head with great white lacing and retention. A cloudy golden yellow color with streaming bubbles.

S: Herbs, orange and lavender, spices very evident.

T: Tart orange with mild malt flavoring. Great bubbles and a wonderful mix of herbs and spices. The flavors compliment each other nicely. Champagne like and very refreshing.

O: 1st witbier and will not be my last. Very impressed with this brew and will enjoy more in the future.

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Photo of theboozecruise
4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 oz. bottle into an Abita cylindrical glass. It's an orange-gold color with a huge white head. Great retention and lacing to the frothy head.

The aroma is very spicy, citric and strong coriander smells to it. There's a little ginger cinnamon smell to it as well.

The flavor is a lot like the aroma. Spicy with a multitude of flavors coming through. The coriander is still the most dominant note.

Great mouthfeel, creamy and a perfect flavor blend throughout each sip.

Great beer, one of the best yet from the Smokestack series.

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Photo of khiasmus
2.78/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A Halloween-carnival, one of those silly harvest-festivals where one always has far too much sugar and pie, feeling sickly on the hay-ride, tired of listening to the same old songs pour forth from those tired old hands on that tired old guitar...
It was a light orange sunset, slightly cloudy, and little head, when we came clopping up the old dirt road, the Indian corn hanging by the doorway and a barbecue pit out back...
The smell of pumpkin-spice and coriander, cardamom, orange peel, and I can get the grains of paradise, such a silly name you know, I hope paradise isn't like this...
And the pies, the cakes, the sugar-corn... very sweet. Too sweet. Sickly sweet. Honey-ish, lemon-spice, an alcoholic mess of a finish, and that song goes on, won't his fingers get tired?
Fluffy, a bit of tongue-prickle from the carbonation, and a warm-syrup finish. I'm glad this only happens once a year, this is far too sweet, too much candy corn, I've had all I can handle. Time to get on home, gotta get that song out of my head...

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Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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

This beer pours a slightly hazy golden color with two fingers of white foamy head that retains well and laces a ton. The atoms is citrusy and spicy. The flavor starts with a spiciness and then becomes tart with sweet citrus. The mouthfeel is nice clean an balanced. Overall a great wit beer.

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Photo of Beerbuddha
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of chumba526
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch 2-2009

Appears a cloudy medium bodied orange color with a nice thick white head.

It smells like cinnamon, and other spices it almost smells like a pumpkin pie. There is a very slight caramel smell as well.

The taste starts off with mild, refreshing sour/ tart bite. The tart flavor leads to an orgy of spices. The spices range to a cinnamon like sweetness to a dry mildly spicy flavor. The balance of this beer is fantastic. It starts crisp and refreshing then moves on to a bold spicy flavor. The spice combination slightly reminds me of a pumpkin spiced beer.

The carbonation is natural feeling and adds creaminess to the beer.

This is a very drinkable beer. Though it has a strong spice flavor it is very crisp and refreshing.

An excellent and unique tasting wit. Worth the price.

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Photo of MNishCT77
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle purchased at Connecticut Ave. Wine & Liquors in NW D.C., unknown brewing/bottling date but 2014 vintage (Batch #/Best By Date: TJ14127/02-2015], drank over 60 minutes out of my BBA snifter glass (thanks, Richard Hartogs and Grandstand!)

A: 3/3 - straw yellow coloration, murky (cannot read or see through), initial eggshell head settles into a retained glass lacing with some carb islands, moderate carbonation, moderate alcohol legs)

S: 9/12 - big damaging hits of cardamom, coriander, lavender and seeds of paradise all present and accounted for; some background wheat and alcohol but definitely takes a back seat to the spice; no hops aroma (which is surprising for a Boulevard Belgian)

T: 15/20 - on the front of the tongue, there's a slight bitterness that opens the taste buds and gives way to the spice and wheat; moderate alcohol burn on the back of the palate and the way down the gullet; slightly tart too but finishes dry, thirst quenching and refreshing

M: 4/5 - moderate bodied with high drinkability; moderate-to-high carbonation

O: 9/10 - if you like spicy Belgians this beer hits on all cylinders and is an interesting experience just as a slightly tart thirst quencher, and a little too much spice destroys the balance though; nice price point to boot at $9.99 for an 8% beer in an expensive beer city

TOTAL - 40/50

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Photo of roblowther
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very cloudy almost luminous gold with a fizzy white head that dissipates and leaves no lacing. Sounds like that test from Kung Fu. Smells of lemons, apricots, and honey. Tastes peppery and citrus-y. Oranges and cinnamon. Very tasty, very spicy. Mouthfeel is aggressively carbonated but not so that I feel it will beat me up or steal my wallet. It is very drinkable, very refreshing and balanced. Daddy like.

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Photo of BeanBone
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A thoroughly hazy golden-amber body capped by a massive mountain of whitish head that leaves patchy lacing.

Aroma: A mix of sweet cereal grain malt, non-descript spices, apricot, citrus, and something that's menthol-like (in a good way).

Flavor: A strong base of bready wheat-like malt, some slightly sour qualities, spices, and some very mild hops. The citrusy menthol-like element returns, and again, is a pleasant addition. Not much sign of the eight percent booze to be found.

Mouthfeel: A smooth medium body with medium-light carbonation and some bare hints of burn from the alcohol.

Drinkability: This drinks much faster than an eight percent brew, so watch yourself.

Verdict: Kind of a wild card, think of Two Jokers as a strong Witbier with some slightly sour and menthol notes. I expected another boozy and bland "double Wit," but found something a little more interesting.

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Photo of chocosushi
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
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!

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Photo of KI9A
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pour into my tulip glass reveals a huge, puffy, inviting head. Settles into some lace suds. Hazy, golden.

S: Corrinder, cirtus, what you expect in a wit.

T: Not what I expect, well, somewhat..Sour oranges, corrinder, some clove. Not much lemon detected. Much more creamy than many wits, hell, this one makes many others seem watery. A "Cream Wit"? Seriously, it's alot like an orange dreamsicle, but with a bite.

M: Slick, smooth. Highly carbonated.

D: 8% ABV well hidden. Bottle went down very quick...too damned quick. Well done, again. Smokestacks rule!

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Photo of infinitebruner
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

August 30, 2014

25.4 oz bomber, tulip glass

A – Gold to deep gold. Huge frothy white head with a ton of persistence. Excellent wheat haze.

S – Sour, tart, a lot of lactobacillus. Lemon and orange. Very refreshing.

T – Sourness is the first sensation on the tongue and the last on the finish and aftertaste. Lots of citrus, maybe some guava or some other “spicy” fruit. Very sweet, not cloying while the beer is cold but starts to become a bit much as the beer warms. A lot of similarities to a Berliner Weisse. More maltiness as well as the beer warms.

M – Again, sweet, increasingly so as the beer warms. The tart and a touch of bitterness offset it, but not entirely. Light bodied. Decent carbonation, what I would consider standard for a wit.

O – A lot more sour than I expected from a witbier. Feel like it is a bit of a hybrid of styles. Tastes great and refreshing but the sweetness became a little overwhelming. In the second tier of Boulevard’s Belgian-style beers.

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Photo of elniko
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 into pilsner glass. Marked batch 01-2009 on bottle.

A: Poured with huge pillowy head. Nice lacing and hazy golden coloring. Good looking brew.

S: Wow, tart tones coming from the nose. Spicy tones mixed with lemon as well. Just wonderful and quite unique as well.

T & M: First off this is one fine brew. High alcohol content but still very refreshing with tart mouthfeel. Quite light bodied as I would expect a wit to be. The tones from the smell come through on the taste as well. Spices are apparent as is the lemon, zesty tones as well.

D: For a double wit highly drinkable. This is one that I will definitely be seeking out again. The Smokestack Series continues to impress.

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Photo of StoneBrewFanatic
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Color is rich gold and cloudy; two fingers of frothy head with pretty good retention and some splotchy lacing.

S - Sweet, spicy, crisp and refreshing. Orange, cardamom, honey, clove and mild banana notes.

T - Follows the nose rather well. Upfront mostly just sweet and crisp. As it mellows on the palate a whirlwind of flavors come out; clove, banana, orange, cardamom and peppery notes are all there.

M - Crisp and light, but over carbonated for sure as once I actually got the cork out the beer came spewing out the top like it was a bottle on Champange or something...

D - Once again, crisp, light and refreshing. A very enjoyable brew, but nothing to jump up and down about.

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Photo of mdcrouser
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Drinking from a Boulevard pint glass, poured from the Boulevard bomber.

This looks to be a pretty imposing wheat-wheat from the outset - almost thick looking because it's such a dark color for a wheat - orange-brown, with a huge 1 inch head, with a volcano-like crater from the pour, dying out to become a thin layer of white "invite."

Definitely wheaty on the nose, but in a big way, with additions of spices and citrus, finely complementing the wheat aromas.

Big bitter wheat, and coriander-like spices and hints of grapefruit and other citrus extending to the edges of the tongue, making you forget that you've ever had another beer before. It's seriously that enjoyable.

Heavy in the mouth, popping and cracking with each taste, becoming a bit syrupy and at the end, but by that point, your tongue is so worn out that it just doesn't care anymore.

Nothing left to write - smiling too much.

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Photo of TheCondor
4/5  rDev -0.7%

I grabbed this up at the Fort Leavenworth Post Exchange on my way off post. They had a bunch of bottles just sitting around, along with Love Child #4. I bought several. Side poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance - Pours a nice hazy golden color with a thick, foamy head of about two fingers and some change. Head retention is good, about halfway through the beer, leaves little lacing.

Smell - Very similar to what is described on the side of the bottle. Lots of tartness, bananas, fruits, and spices. Very complex nose, smells very interesting.

Taste - While similar to the nose, it is a little better than expected. Sourness, bananas, funk, wheat, coriander, spices, more spices! Pretty excellent beer, very complex on the palate but not too much at once. I now know why KC Beer Blog was so wound up about Boulevard bringing this beer back into production.

Mouthfeel - Thick, chewy, refreshing. Big on carbonation, goes down smooth.

Overall - This is a very good beer. Not having much experience with this style, I did not know what to expect and had to actually read about the style before I wrote the review. I am quite impressed with this offering from Boulevard's Smokestack Series. Condor recommended, Condor approved.

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Photo of Parrotbeak
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy mustard-orange, with a quarter-inch white head that remains. Good lacing.
The smell very interesting. Belgian yeast is there, surrounded by pepper, and minty fruit(s). After reading about cardamom, I am thinking the minty aspect comes from this. Orange and lemon, which I presume comes from the coriander. The malts can be discerned underneith it all.
Taste is peppery Belgian yeast, with a mix of tart, spicey fruits (orange, lemon, banana, and apricot, amidst perhaps others). The malts again are detectable beneath it all with an active search.
Mouthfeel is crisp with a fairly dry finish. Nice bite comes in halfway through. Medium-light body.
Drinkability is good. The alcohol is almost completely undetectable in the smell or taste.

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Photo of jdubjacket
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is the first double wit I've ever had. Split four ways between me, my brother-in-law, my dad and my sister's boyfriend. Pours a hazy orange color with a bubbly head. Wheaty, citrusy in the nose. Taste is very light and refreshing for a double wit. Like the nose, it's wheaty and citrusy. A little bubbly in the mouth, but not overwhelming. Very tasty beer. Enjoying the smokestack immensely.

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Photo of krisandajt
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A tasty extra thrown in completely unexpectedly by a truly generous BA, mymrnngjckt. Kevin, you sir are truly a douche!

Appearance: With a pop of the cork, it's sound and trajectory scaring awake my slumbering canine, I pour the brew into my DFH chalice. The beer is a cloudy, bronze-ish golden color (much more vibrant than I expected) with a foamy, frothy, half inch worth of bubbly white head. Retention isn't the greatest, and the lacing is soapy and runny.

Smell: Sweet, much sweeter than I expected, with a mild variety of spices and overripe bananas. Refreshing.

Taste: Wife tested, BA approved. Shocking considering that the wife rarely likes a beer that I do. I had to wrestle it from her. Fortunately, it was worth the missing tooth and black eye to get it back. Bananas and clove, with a nice blend of spice to give it some variety. Definitely on the sweeter side, not really picking up any sort of bitterness from the hops.

Mouthfeel: Slightly over-carbonated, but not really enough to worry about. Nice light to medium body.

Drinkability: I gotta give this brew some good marks here. It's light, crisp and refreshing, and easy to drink...but most importantly it's pretty tasty too. I would definitely recommend this brew to anybody. Thanks again, Kevin!

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Photo of SpecialK088
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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

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Photo of wnh
4.23/5  rDev +5%
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.

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Photo of thetomG
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fairly standard yellowish pour with a layer of white foamy head.

Aroma has a bit of pepper and other herbs & spices, and the flavor follows but is much more potent with an additional note of some orange/citrus. The alcohol comes through a bit in the end too.

Very bubbly and lively as you drink, the high carbonation level is very apparent.

Tasty beer and something I'm glad I tried, but it might be a bit much for me. I think a more traditional wit is more my style...

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Photo of naterock
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a EKU pokel. Cloudy yellowish orange with a three finger head. Yeasty floaties.

Smells of grapes and an array of spices. Orange peel, Lemon peel, Coriander and cloves. Malty backbone and a twinge of grassy hops.

Suprisingly sweet and spicy at the same time. Great balance and really gathers all of the spices well. Hides the alcohol well underneath the spices.

Mouth is moderate and perfectly carbonated with a lingering sweetness in the aftertaste. Drinks easy and wonderfully on a hot night. Really liking the new Boulevard offerings Kepp em coming!

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Two Jokers Double-Wit from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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