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Boulevard Smokestack Series - Two Jokers Double-Wit

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RATINGS: 323   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (2339) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2015
Flaska från SB. Ibland blir inte dubbelt så mycket dubbelt så bra. Större kropp, högre sötma, mer kryddor. Får lite stor uppsötad belgisk blond men lite mer vetesyrlighet. Blir mycket blommig och fruktig parfym med apelsinskal, lavendel, koriander, blomstervatten. Lätt kvalmig men vetesyrligheten räddar upp det lite. Roligt men lite väl mycket tant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (694) - SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2015
Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 14/3-15. Yeasty, spicy and fresh.......

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18365) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy aroma with hints of banana. Fruity wheat malty spicy weak citrus flavor. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy weak yeasty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (20452) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2015
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Clear golden, small head. Citrusy perfumy nose. Mid sweet with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Concentrated orange flavours, fruity and mild. Mid bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jorn69 (1414) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2015
Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 150314. Fruity and spicy (coriander), wheaty and sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5709) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Hazy deep golden with some floaters. Fruity and spicy aroma, some lime and lemon, a bit like sprite soda. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, low bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuedmaster (295) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
This is a really nice strong witbier. Pours orange gold with a nice white head that leaves lacing. Aroma of orange peel, banana, bread, funky Belgian yeast. Very refreshing with the right amount of tartness. Nice sweet/sour flavor, very drinkable for the 8% abv. Would repeat.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1979) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2015
March 6, 2015. Bottle at home, best by may 2015.
Very light hazy dark golden with a medium sized small bubble head. Aroma is lots of citrus with lemon, lime and orange, also holds notes of coriander, lavender, floral honey. Taste is light tart, citrusy, light sweet, finish is very spicy with citrus, coriander and floral notes. Medium bodied, small bubble carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (4317) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Lemon, lime, and tart persimmon aroma. Cloudy golden, medium head. Lime, and the suggestion of coriander. Medium body, tangy, easy carbonation. Very nicely done, tasty and refreshing, somewhat lacking in nuance. Paired extremely well with my avocado and cilantro burger.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UrbanCaveman (131) - Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2015
On tap at Bier Station in Kansas City. Arrived in a tulip glass. A: Arrived a cloudy orange-gold, with a decent pale head that left some appreciable lacing. S: I was sitting right next to an open kitchen, so my sense of smell was a little muddled. However, citrus notes leap out of the glass with this beer, primarily orange, like walking through an orange grove a bit past harvest time. Some spice and herb notes are also present, though well below the citrus. T: See the description of the smell. This beer packs a serious orange-citrus punch, alongside a pronounced spicey-herbal presence. Orange juice and peel tastes abound, mixed with heavy coriander, lavender, and hints of white pepper. As the beer goes along, a slight touch of lactic sourness makes itself known around the edges of the citrus blast. M: Lively and sparkling, this has the right amount of carbonation sharpness to it. O: A very enjoyable experience, and the first Boulevard offering I’ve liked out of what I’ve tried. Had I been able to find a case of this, it would have come home with me.


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