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Boulevard Smokestack Series - Two Jokers Double-Wit

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RATINGS: 246   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, it’s a revival of the classic Belgian “wit,” or “white” 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, it’s 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (2722) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2014
750 ml bottle, thanks going to Skyview on finding this from my want list, big thanks Bob! Bottled in April 2011. Pale malts with plenty of citrus and zesty yeast.

Flavor is right in line with the nose. Citrus upfront with zesty yeast and sweet malty finish. The carbonation is real soft with the texture on the lightly chewy side. Balanced well. After all this time in a bottle it still is a highly drinkable Wit. Glad to have had a chance to try it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
2011 bottle on the disquento rack at a local liquor store. From notes. Loads of citrus with a decent spicy pepper kick. Not bad, especially for $3

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1742) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Aroma: Chardomin, Lavender, Wheat, Mild Oranges Appearance: Hazy Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing Taste: Lavender, Oranges, Wheat Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Spicy, Mildly Sweet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Squizzle (133) - Idaho, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Damn good beer. Has some spice to it. Sad to find out its been retired. Gonna savor it to the last drop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2013
750 ml bottle from 2009. Pours a bright orange with a soft tight off white head that settles to a thin film and collar. Aroma is wonderful candied citrus subtle tart soda like with biscuit lemon lime. Taste has spice citrus pepper and subtle tart lemon citrus flavors with bread wheat some honey and a mellow warming finish. Palate is medium with a soft carbonation and warming dry finish. Really like this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (1881) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head and a lot of yeast sediment. The aroma has lemon, orange, some banana, and some spices. The taste is sweet orange, lemon zest, some sugar on the finish. Pretty solid brew overall. Very drinkable at the abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
It seems like this is a love it or hate it beer. It has a wild amount of spicing, very "wit" with the coriander and orange peel, but I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (548) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Batch 2011-1 12-2011 Aroma is dominated by the spice and there is quite a bit of cardamom and lavender. The orange peel and coriander take a bit of a backseat but are noticeable. Faint, slightly stale malt character hides beneath it all. Pours a hazy golden color with a huge pillowy white head. Head retention is medium low and it recedes fairly quickly. The beer leaves moderate lacing with small legs. Flavor starts with a bit of a malt character and hints of wheat. Mid palate the spices arrive and you get the orange and coriander, but the cardamom and lavender are less present. The malt has a bit of a sweet honey flavor that lingers with hints of lavender. Finish is surprisingly sweet. Light bitterness and a touch of a sherry note developing. Faint acidity in the finish as well. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall an acceptable beer but one that is clearly past its prime. I hate when I find bottles like this in my cellar as I know I have let them go too long. the malt notes have become stale and I am afraid the age threw off the spice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 13, 2013
A - Hazy golden with a timid white head. S - Funky hay, lemon citrus, wild flowers, coriander, faint honey. T - Tons of tart lemons, some sour wheat, nice amount of spice, the citrus rides through to the end. A mix of sugary fruit hides underneath to combat the acidic citrus. Finishes dry and very crisp. M - Soft and creamy, light to medium body. The acidic tartness was a nice touch and unexpected. A great summertime beer. Serving type: on-tap 08-25-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13369) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2013
16th June 2011
Cloudy orange - gold beer. Big fluffy white head. Light dry palate. Dry seltzer minerals and wheaty malt. Sharp sherbet orange with a trace of lemon. Finishes seltzerish and dry. Tasty wheat, just a bit too dry.

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