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Boulevard Smokestack Series - Two Jokers Double-Wit

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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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No. 8 in the Boulevard Smokestack Series. "Double Witbier"

Conventional wisdom holds that there are two sides to every story. Though our new Two Jokers Double-Wit is hardly conventional, there are in fact two distinct pieces to its personality. On the one hand, itís a revival of the classic Belgian ďwit,Ē or ďwhiteĒ beer, a style dating back to the late 1800s. The use of lactic fermentation and ingredients like coriander and orange peel are hallmarks of the style, as are the cloudiness and the pale color that give the beer its name. On the other hand, itís a modern, uniquely American specialty brew; big, flavorful, and spiced with cardamom, lavender, and grains of paradise. Two Jokers has a refreshing tartness, nicely balanced by a well rounded malt bill graced by notes of caramel. Belgian yeast brings floral aromas with hints of banana and clove, and a citrusy zing to the tongue. Two Jokers Double-Wit pairs well with the lighter fare of spring and summer, such as grilled fish or chicken, feta cheese, fresh garden salads, and fruit compotes.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TH28 (120) - - OCT 17, 2014
Appearance is light golden, cloudy, with a thick white foam cap. Aroma is an amazing combination of citrus, coriander, and grass, with clove yeast phenols and a slight lactic funk. Taste is multi-layered starting with a rich malt sweetness, giving way to citrus flavors of lemon and grapefruit. Thereís a slight hint of coriander and clove, and it finishes with a moderate lactic acidity and tartness that perfectly balances the malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is might to moderate with a bit of creaminess and a moderate carbonation. Finishes fairly dry with a nice acidic tartness that balances the malt. A lot going on here, and a great beer

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
miyauchi38 (269) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2014
酸っぱい コー& 美味しくない

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (453) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Full disclosure: Iím nuts about the Smokestack Series and a pretty big fan of Boulevard in general. That said, I never labelled Two Jokers as a beer I absolutely wanted to try. Donít know why, it just never intrigued me. That was then. As of now, I vow to have this beer again. Two Jokers is something special. The smell is impossibly good. Perhaps the best-smelling beer Iíve ever encountered, including some of the incredible tropical aromas Iíve inhaled from my favorite Double IPAís. Two Jokers smells like someone combined Belgian yeast, an Indian spice cabinet, fresh lavender, and orange juice. Just... itís insanely good. Iím struggling to describe how awesome it is. Flavor is phenomenal, too. Sweet, juicy orange, light tartness, lemon, savory spices, and mild funk. Beautiful beer, too. Lovely pale yellow and even more lovely head. Basically, jokes on me for not wanting to try this. Yes, I did just make a terrible pun. Not even sorry.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HuskerTan (512) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. A- Strong spices, cloves, coriander, pepper, lavender, orange peel, citrus, wheat. A- Golden orange color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Lots of spices, cloves, coriander, caradmom, lavender, pepper, orange, lemon, citrus, wheat, P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, spiced finish. O- Belgian Wits were my original favorites in craft beer when I started, then I gradually got more into Stouts and Porters. Well I am here to say this beer just reconfirmed why my love for Belgian Whites will never fade. A ton of spice and nice orange flavors make this beer the best thing I have drank in some time. Split a bomber with a friend and was prepared to take his life to get the rest back. Okay, maybe not that aggressive, but when faced with my friendship or this beer, the decision would be tough. If you donít get the picture from that you wonít appreciate how great this is. I need more. Thatís all I can say about that.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4228) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Plasticky, pickled peach aroma. Misty, blonde. Wine bottle. Bad label. Light vinegar, stone fruit, mineral, spice. Lightish body. Interesting. Thanks to Ratebeerians at Proof.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EcnarM (96) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Nice twist on a traditional Belgian wit with a little extra strength. Not bad but not my top choice in this clasa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (3561) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Draft. Orange golden pour with white frothy head. Tart citrus and spice aromas with some wheat tones. Heavy orange and spice flavors, some wheat tones.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (3370) - Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Pours a pretty clear amber with a thick, though effervescent, eggshell head. Coriander leads the tempting aroma, with sweet fruit, citrus, malty, and subtle hoppy notes as backup singers. Bold flavor charges fruity, coriander, citrus and malty tones over the palate, while hops and cloves peep through. Texture is firm and smooth, though not too fizzy. No joke(rs) - this brew will make you smile!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaBeer1972 (1341) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bomber from Learyís in Amesbury. Poured into a snifter. A hazy light golden-amber brew with a fluffy white head that settles to a thick lace. Tart bread-citrus-fruit-spice aromas and flavors. Rather smooth drinking but qite funky. Some yeasty dryness on the finish. OK, but leaves me wanting something more.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
teromous (66) - - SEP 9, 2014
Appearance: Big foamy head that fades out quickly and leaves a small ring and mild lacing. The body is hazy and orange. Aroma: Coriander and a touch of alcohol. Clean scent overall though; very crisp. Taste: Tart cherry flavor, light coriander, a touch of bitterness at the end, once more followed by tartness. Alcohol is very present throughout the experience. Palate: Tart, effervescent, quite a bit of bitterness. Overall: It felt a bit too tart and bitter, and for 8% ABV it was barking like a much bigger dog. It was still a pretty enjoyable beer. Itís not really something I would buy again but it is worth drinking when looking for a Wit with a little more kick.


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