Two Jokers Double-Wit, #8 In the Boulevard Smokestack Series

Two Jokers by Boulevard Brewing Co. Kansas City, MO
Two Jokers by Boulevard Brewing Co. Kansas City, MO

As the label says;
Two Jokers Double-Wit
Malt Beverage Brewed With Spices, 1 pint, 9.4 fluid ounces, 8.0%Alc/Vol, Cost about $11

They say there are two sides to every story, and that’s certainly true of Two Jokers Double-Wit. On the one hand, it’s a revival of the classic Belgian “wit,” or “white” ale, with lactic fermentation providing a refreshing tartness. On the other hand, it’s a modern, uniquely American brew; big, flavorful, and spiced with cardamom, coriander, orange peel, lavender, and grains of paradise.
Look closely now: it is two jesters on the label, or a single beautiful glass of ale?

 

 

I love beer, unabashedly. Moreover I love trying new beers or drinking ones with amazing flavor combinations. I gravitate more towards dark beers in winter, and saisons/white beers in the summer time. There are dozens of types of beers and they can be considerably confusing. My opinion of the Two Jokers is as follows, again- just my opinion.

In glass it’s very cloudy and orange-tan colored. Not a spray tan orange, like dark earthy orange. The spices were more notable as they lingered in the after flavor.

Very deceptively light nose when first poured, after it warmed up it became a little more telling. But still was betraying what body was had when drank.

This brew was very tart, but not in the pucker-lips-after-sucking-a-lemon way. More like tart for a white beer which lends it’s flavors more towards bright citrus feeling but less big fruit flavors. The orange peel is the flavor that comes through most noticeably at first.

I would love another, but this is a limited release so I’ll have to cross my fingers!

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