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RATINGS: 250   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3750) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Location: 750 ml bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 6/11/12

Aroma: The nose is full of Belgian yeast and spice, with the classic notes of clove and banana
Appearance: It pours a clear golden-yellow color with a big white head and light-medium lace
Flavor: It tastes light-mid sweet up-front, balanced by the spice presence, and finishes lightly tart
Palate: The body is medium, it is somewhat creamy on the mouth, with a fairly soft carbonation
Overall Impression: I found this to be a classic example of this style (despite the "double" nature of it, particularly on the ABV side). All the classic components really come through in the nose and the flavor. Perhaps it leans a touch sweeter then I would have liked, but that’s picking nits, plus the light tartness balances that out. I’m generally not a huge fan of the style, but I really felt like they did a nice job here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a small head. Aroma of lavender, Belgian yeast, white wine, wheat. Flavour the same with some citrus and candied sugar. Medium bodied, citrusy, with floral and wheat undertones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reid (1848) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2012
750ml corked and caged bottle from "Lifesource",Salem. $6.99 Pours a murky,bright golden yellow with a large frothy white head. Nice fruit and yeast aromas, slightly phenolic with a touch of mashed banana,nice. Sweet,peppery,floral and crisp taste..very nice indeed. Semi dry and great carbonation good wit, Almost like a saison even.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3280) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 19, 2012
750 ml. bottle. Batch 2011-2. Pours a hazy light gold with a small white head. Aroma of citrus and spices. Taste is lemons, oranges, coriander, cloves, yeast, and some other spices. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Bomber. Hazy gold pour with ample white head but little retention. Nose has some faint citrus and plenty of wheaty and grainy characteristics. Not enough banana. Taste was very clean with light fruit but really not a whole lot more. I would like to try this semi fresh next time ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_frank84 (2) - NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2012 does not count
Nice whitebeer with yeast en peach flavours. Especially nice to enjoy in amsterdam. The hometown of ij beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gregwilsonstl (1023) - Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Very strong citrus taste. Compared to a blue moon, this kicks a blue moon’s ass. Very faint orange color.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Herbal with coriander and a notes of chamomile tea up front with a strong toasted malt biscuit backbone through to the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yliyliquor (1) - Kansas city, Missouri, USA - FEB 14, 2012 does not count
Taste better if you age for about a year. Is a really tasty summer brew. Especially after mowing the lawn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
high_on_hops (582) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 3, 2012
A nice gold color with a white head that mostly fades. The aroma is dominated by the Belgian yeast with a bit of lemon. The taste is a mix of a typical wit and a sour, both sour lemon and bready yeast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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