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Nommo Dubbel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

373 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 16
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dubbel is a beer style developed by Belgian Trappists in the Middle Ages, part of a naming convention that also includes the lighter single and stronger trippel. All well and good, you say, but what's this “Nommo” business? Well, the Nommo are ancestral spirits worshipped by the Dogon tribe of the West African nation of Mali. The name is derived from a Dogon word meaning “to make one drink.” No, really. Nommo usually described as amphibious, hermaphroditic, fish-like creatures, were created by the sky god Amma, who caused them to multiply by splitting them into doubled sets of twins. Seeing a trend here? Maybe it's farfetched, but we think the story of the Nommo makes this whole enterprise a little more fun and interesting.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: RedHaze on 09-04-2011)
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CNOTEKC

Missouri

1/5  rDev -74.2%

01-11-2012 01:32:16 | More by CNOTEKC
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ScaryHarry3

Kansas

1.5/5  rDev -61.2%

03-02-2012 18:38:56 | More by ScaryHarry3
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phishbone23

New York

2/5  rDev -48.3%

01-23-2013 15:56:10 | More by phishbone23
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djre4orm

Virginia

2/5  rDev -48.3%

06-13-2013 19:02:48 | More by djre4orm
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

09-24-2013 12:48:15 | More by ShanePB
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MeisterSmudge

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

01-16-2012 10:18:44 | More by MeisterSmudge
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match1112

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

03-03-2013 00:33:06 | More by match1112
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berlinpa

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

01-02-2013 03:26:03 | More by berlinpa
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vande

Illinois

2.78/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dubbel was on my mind...

A: was fairly dark on the pour, lots of head -- at least 2 fingers...frothy..

S: somewhat sweet... get faint hints of the spices listed on the label, not really much banana...

T: I didn't appreciate it as much as I thought.. Lacked on the Belgian Dubbel I'd hoped for, maybe the Anise was too much for me?

M: Medium bodied, decent flow.

O: A bottle I'd probably not buy again myself... Just not quite my thing..Probably go Ommegang, Chimay or Allagash first..

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 23:14:56 | More by vande
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homebrew311

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap at fountainhead.

A: deep red, dense creamy head, spotty lacing, nice head retention

S: nose features cloves, banana, and grape, and cherry

T: a bit harsh at first with the malts , brown sugar, cloves, spices, balance is a little off

Mf: low carb, thick body

O: not very impressive, lacks balance, the quad is much better

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2012 01:40:27 | More by homebrew311
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adgrant

Wyoming

3/5  rDev -22.5%

01-23-2012 19:43:34 | More by adgrant
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ryanw111182

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -22.5%

01-28-2012 01:30:41 | More by ryanw111182
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WritersBlock

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.5%

08-10-2012 04:10:59 | More by WritersBlock
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seth72104

Missouri

3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-14-2011 20:37:58 | More by seth72104
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tigrstylz

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.5%

02-04-2012 02:27:01 | More by tigrstylz
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MisterNic

Wyoming

3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750ml corked bottle

A – Pours a deep ruby red with a two-finger head that sticks around until the last sip.

S – Clove, a little banana, and some sweet malt aroma.

T – A little clove, spices, and some banana. It has a surprisingly clean yeast profile with a very subdued belgian character. It actually has a little alcohol burn, which is surprising for a beer that's over a year old, but still pretty easy to drink. I started to taste a lot more banana as it warmed up. I didn't pick up any molasses flavor at all.

M – Full bodied, finishes semi-dry.

O – Overall, this is a fairly decent beer. I'd like to buy a fresh bottle and see what differences there are.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 16:13:40 | More by MisterNic
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FXRGuy

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -22.5%

02-12-2012 06:38:26 | More by FXRGuy
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duceswild

Maryland

3/5  rDev -22.5%

07-01-2014 01:21:03 | More by duceswild
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jamesgaither

Kansas

3/5  rDev -22.5%

02-20-2012 14:34:33 | More by jamesgaither
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PhineasGage

Iowa

3/5  rDev -22.5%

12-31-2011 13:09:09 | More by PhineasGage
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fredmugs

Indiana

3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-01-2012 23:57:30 | More by fredmugs
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jokemon

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with minimal head. light to dark brown in color.

clean smell with a little sweetness also a faint hint of clove.

Taste is nothing to write home about.

Not much else to say. Overall the beer is ok, but I expected more from boulevard on this one. Maybe i got a bad bottle?

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 04:05:27 | More by jokemon
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.5%

05-07-2012 02:04:42 | More by JustinMatthew
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.03/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to JeepCop for this beer...

A: Pours a murky, hazy, redish-brown with about a half finger of light khaki colored head. The foam fades fairly quickly leaving a frothy ring along the top of the beer.

S: It smells of clove, ginger, lemon, dirt, orange, green banana, and yeast. There is some serious malt in the background, but it's hard to pick out with all the dominating scents in this brew.

T: The taste follows the nose. It starts out spicy with some clove and dirt. The belgian yeast is paramount. There are big notes of ginger and unripened banana.

M: Medium bodied beer. The carbonation is a bit high for this beer. The flavors linger on the palate, but they are a wacky mix of dirt and funk.

O: I'm really disappointed with this beer. I've never been a fan on Dubbels, and this beer seems pretty standard for the style. I had moderate expectations for this beer, but this is the first Boulevard beer that I've ever disliked.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 03:10:45 | More by trxxpaxxs
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DCon

Missouri

3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ Southside Brewing Company (Formerly known as The Stable) in St. Louis, MO for $6. Tapped from the bricked Handle w/ Boulevard on the base & the Nommo Dubbel pair of mermaids cheering into a 16oz Pint Glass.

Aroma- Has tons of malt and sweetness but nothing much else. A small caramel note is in here and thats all folks.

Appearance- Received with a 1.5 finger head that has poor retention. Has a caramel looking body that is cloudy. Leaves no lacing at all.

Flavor- Doesn't have too much strength to it or any other attributes for that matter... Has a light caramel taste and light bitterness at the finish. Not rich or complexed like it should be.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Light-Medium Carbonation, Has a bit of filler with ingredient but then watery at the finish. Not like it should be for the style.

Overall Impression- Not enough strength or body for the style... I have a bottle of this and am now wondering if it was a bad investment... Will be reviewing either way. Go for others in the Smokestack Series, this one was a dud.

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2011 07:15:31 | More by DCon
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Nommo Dubbel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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