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Boulevard Smokestack Series - Two Jokers Double-Wit

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RATINGS: 290   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EcnarM (86) - 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 (3446) - 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 (3333) - 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 (1319) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bomber from Leary’s 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 (55) - - 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. It’s not really something I would buy again but it is worth drinking when looking for a Wit with a little more kick.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beachmaster (129) - Oklahoma, USA - SEP 6, 2014
On draught. pours a hazy yellow, with a fluffy white head that slowly fades, leaving good lacing. Nose is Belgian yeast, cloves, bananas, etc. Taste is delicious--tart but not astringent, with a very nice balance of tartness and fruit. Outstanding.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (954) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a cloudy light yellow with a slight head. The aroma is lemon and the taste is a bitter lemon that lingers on the palate

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3273) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Aroma of lemon. Flavors of mandarin orange, pineapple and tart green apples. Tart finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (331) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Large bottle purchased at Elevated in South Mpls. Consumed in bumped pint glass. Strangely, you can hear the effervescence as it’s poured. Aroma leans on tropical fruit, almost champagne like. The.effervescent theme seems prevalent throughout consumption. Spicy, Belgian-esque taste. Tropical notes. Shocked this has an ABV of 8.0%. Really interesting beer. Easy to drink. I recommend trying this beer. Two jokers plus two wits beats a Hoegarden hand any day.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (378) - - AUG 29, 2014
Big bottle from elevated. Lovely light orange color with very thick white head. Very effervescent, could actually hear it as it poured. Tropical smell almost like pineapple juice. Tastes spicy and fruity. Taste is long lasting. Was like a raddler but with some alcohol bite. Very interesting beer, glad to have experienced these jokers.


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