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Boulevard Smokestack Series - Two Jokers Double-Wit

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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%

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
Cunningham (6051) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2014
Appearance: Hazy yellow color with a nice white head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Spruce, citrus and coriander.
Palate: Medium + body. Moderate sweet and a mild bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Spruce, fruity, wheat, mild citric and some coriander.
Overall impression: Nice refreshing and tasty Wit.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
GdashZ (4) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2014 does not count
The double wit seemed a little too sour for my palate. If you like a sour beer this will make you happy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1144) - USA - NOV 9, 2014
Cloudy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is mild coriander with hints of something similar to white wine. Flavor is mild spice with a bit of bready wheat. Finishes a bit dry with notes of white wine and a touch of anise. Wife: 3.6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1714) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bright citrus and spicy aromas, floral. Hazy orange, fully lasting white head. Dry, fruity, spicy. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nephilium (1571) - Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Very light aroma with orange, and lemon notes jumping out, with some other spices in the background. Pours a clear light straw with a thin white head and very visible carbonation. There’s a lot going on in this beer, it starts with notes of lemon, which quickly changes over to lavender and cardamom. The alcohol is really well hidden, and the carbonation keeps the palate clear. This is an excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (572) - Jamestown, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a cloudy yellow with a fluffy white head. Aroma was fruity, floral, and spicey. Taste was tons of spices, orange, lavender, coriander, and tart. A bit sour, but good. A bit too many spices for me, but not a bad beer at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7994) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours cloudy blonde with an attractive white head and a floral fruity aroma. There is a fruity wheat an caramel flavor with finish of multiple spices. More like a mildly sour beer than a witbier. Pretty tasty though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (4686) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
Sample at a Systembolaget tasting. Spicy and fruity smell with coriander and citrus. Similar taste. Fairly sweet. The taste and smell reminds me of "glögg", I wonder if they used similar spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kathouse (1369) - Nevada, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Cloudy yellow with a foamy white head. Light lemon aroma. Hardly any carbonation and tiny body. Lemon peel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TH28 (285) - - 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. There’s 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

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