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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, itís a revival of the classic Belgian ďwit,Ē or ďwhiteĒ 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, itís 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2014
This is delicious. I can taste the cardamon and lavender. It has a hazy golden color and a spicy citrus aroma. A lightly sour refreshing beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1463) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Full disclosure: Iím nuts about the Smokestack Series and a pretty big fan of Boulevard in general. That said, I never labelled Two Jokers as a beer I absolutely wanted to try. Donít know why, it just never intrigued me. That was then. As of now, I vow to have this beer again. Two Jokers is something special. The smell is impossibly good. Perhaps the best-smelling beer Iíve ever encountered, including some of the incredible tropical aromas Iíve inhaled from my favorite Double IPAís. Two Jokers smells like someone combined Belgian yeast, an Indian spice cabinet, fresh lavender, and orange juice. Just... itís insanely good. Iím struggling to describe how awesome it is. Flavor is phenomenal, too. Sweet, juicy orange, light tartness, lemon, savory spices, and mild funk. Beautiful beer, too. Lovely pale yellow and even more lovely head. Basically, jokes on me for not wanting to try this. Yes, I did just make a terrible pun. Not even sorry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beachmaster (462) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HuskerTan (1715) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. A- Strong spices, cloves, coriander, pepper, lavender, orange peel, citrus, wheat. A- Golden orange color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Lots of spices, cloves, coriander, caradmom, lavender, pepper, orange, lemon, citrus, wheat, P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, spiced finish. O- Belgian Wits were my original favorites in craft beer when I started, then I gradually got more into Stouts and Porters. Well I am here to say this beer just reconfirmed why my love for Belgian Whites will never fade. A ton of spice and nice orange flavors make this beer the best thing I have drank in some time. Split a bomber with a friend and was prepared to take his life to get the rest back. Okay, maybe not that aggressive, but when faced with my friendship or this beer, the decision would be tough. If you donít get the picture from that you wonít appreciate how great this is. I need more. Thatís all I can say about that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2009
750 ml bottle Batch 1. Consumed in a BLVD Smokestack Series glass. Color was somewhat yellow orange that was sort of hazy. Poured with a nice head that partially dissipated. Lots of carbonation that lasted the entire time the beverage was consumed. The first thing noticeable was the tartness of the beer. However, in no way does that take away from this gem. Coriander is noticeable and there are hints of citrus and wheat. Medium light body. Once again, the Smokestack Series does not disappoint. This beer is incredibly enjoyable. Not like other wit beers that I have had, but I would choose this over Allagash White or Hoegaarden any day.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2009
The sole reason I bought this beer when i saw it is that it was íborn iní Kansas City, just like I was. Pours a beautiful hazy blonde with a lovely coriander-orange-lavender nose. On the tongue, delicate feathers of malt hit the palate with a nice balance between the malt, sour, spice, and floral components. Iím glad i saved this one for autumn; the ídoubleí strength of this beer pushes it firmly from summer into autumn. A beautiful beer, i hope to get to have it in the future.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kcdrew (5) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2011 does not count
I love how the 2011 version wasnít as sweet, it balanced it out a bit more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Beautiful light orange pour with a citrus and spice filled nose. Flavor was clean and refreshing with a nice white head. Felt very nice on the palate and had a very nice balance. (not too sweet, sour, bitter, etc). a great witbier.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
scrob (53) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Pours a hazy yellowish color with a white head. Aroma is wheat, coriander, lemon, banana. Flavor is tart and lemony with lots of yeast, wheat, spices and some funky notes as well. A nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2011 Bottle @ home. Slightly hazy appearance but not as hazy as some Witbiers. The appearance is also pale yellow with a big yellowish white head. Nose is a light Belgian wheat smell with notes of lemon zestiness, black pepper, corriander, cardamom, and cloves. Lemon citrusy flavor to begin following through with a light and not too yeasty of a white beer body. Spicy flavor again with hints of cardamom, corriander, and black pepper. Somewhat sour lemon-y finish. Even though this is 8.0% ABV, the alcohol is undetectable. Itís a very spicy Belgian Witbier and makes for a very interesting and complex beer. What a marvelous beer!

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