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Boulevard Smokestack Series: Two Jokers Double-Wit

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RATINGS: 336   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
75 cL bottle at RBSG2009. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Mild fruity and slight soapy aroma. Yeasty and fruity flavoured. Light phenolic too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2010
Bottled. A golden beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of fruits and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and fruits as well as lighter notes of alcohol and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Hazy and opaque yellow with a white head. Very spicy almost chili-like nose. Medium body, lightly lactic tartness and gingery notes, again very spicy and hot with a yeasty edge. No bitterness but a light tartness in the finish. Very interesting. 110709

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23430) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23012) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Battle courtesy of CaptainCougar at DC’s first tasting of 2010. Golden color with a tiny head and slight lacing. Lots of citrus, pepper and other spice in the aroma and flavor. OK, but not well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
A: Really a great looking pour. Hazed orange in color with a massive white head. S: Not the most witbier of aromas to me. Lots of citrus peel, but it has a lemony note to it as well as some grapefruit. Orange is there, too, however. Some nice bready malts, but not much wheat and only a bit of spice. T: The spice and citrus combination on the flavor is quite interesting. Almost like a spiced cider. Big sweet apple flavor along with oranges, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. M: Medium in body with a medium to high carbonation. O: Not sure if I’d necessarily call this a Witbier, but it was good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Bottle thanks to msante79. Pours dark gold with white head. Nose is coriander, spice, lemon zest and orange peel. Taste has strong Belgian yeast character with coriander, spice, lemon and peel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (14396) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2012 750mL bottle, split 3 ways, pours a cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of lavender and coriander upfront, clove, floral notes, yeast. Flavour is heavy on lavender, coriander, citrus, yeast, banana and some sweet notes - alcohol is slightly noticeable. Full-bodied for the style and doesn’t suffer from the weak, citric, watery qualities in many white beers. Very enjoyable.

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