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Nommo Dubbel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Nommo DubbelNommo Dubbel

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379 Ratings

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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 16
Gots: 45 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

tenacioustomato, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of blakelive784
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%

1 pt 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle served in snifter, reviewed live:

A - Pours a dark, murky copper/mahogany color with three fingers of fizzy tan head. Average retention.

S - Caramel, candied sugar, toasted malt, cream, figs, sweet ethanol, and hints of chocolate. Moderate in strength, seemingly well balanced and inviting. The molasses actually comes through when you search for it. The yeast becomes more apparent as the beer warms.

T - Follows the nose fairly closely, though the flavors aren't nearly as defined. It's a bit muddy. Sweet candied sugar and molasses dominate the palate, with the delicate fruit and yeast notes taking the back seat. It finishes boozy and a bit bitter. I'm a little disappointed with this one after the aroma built it up so much.

M - Medium bodied and oddly dry. The mothfeel doesn't support the beer's flavors at all.

D - It's not bad, though you can easily find better and for less expensive. The ABV is very present (which isn't a bad thing, necessarily) though it makes it a true sipper. I'd probably pass on it in the future.

blakelive784, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of htomsirveaux
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%

750 mL bottle tried 20 Nov 2011. Served in the 0.4 L Herren Pils snifter.

Medium light brown head, medium carbonation. Clear dark reddish ruby brown. Aroma is sweet and syrupy, plums, raisins, earthy, light ethanol. Taste is a bit lighter than the aroma, seems somewhat muted. Some raisins, dark fruit. Medium body, alcohol is fairly warming. Improves a bit as it warms. A says a bit port like but washed out. Slightly burnt/bitter aftertaste.

Overall not bad but expected a bit more from Boulevard.

htomsirveaux, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of HoistinBrews
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

HoistinBrews, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of wisrarebeer
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%

2011-2 bottled, best by date of 04-2012

A: clear, copper/claret color, deep rocky off-tan head
S: medium nose, more spritzy CO2 and yeast then anything else, became maltier over time, burnt malt, some EtOH
T: well-made, true to type, good roasted malt, yeast noticeable with subdued hops but balanced
M: a bit earthy and grainy, not intense

wisrarebeer, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of Hopswagger
3.83/5  rDev -1%

From notes:

P: Tan cappuccino head on a deeply dark body with amber lighting. Transparent and bubbly with good retention.

S: Sweet candy malts, dark fruits, roasted caramel and bananas on top of chocolate covered cherries and amaretto.

T/M: Molasses sweetness, musty with timid earthy hops on a dry heavily carbonated body. Drenched in cinnamon, clove and other spices delivering a peppery bite. Tongue numbing with grains, apples and alcohol lingering on the chalky finish.

O: Good but maybe a tad too carbonated. This beer is truly enhanced once the brew warms. Another solid delivery from boulevard.

Hopswagger, Mar 11, 2012
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3.03/5  rDev -21.7%

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.

trxxpaxxs, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of Reed
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Reed, Mar 04, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -61.2%

ScaryHarry3, Mar 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

ThePorterSorter, Feb 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

jamesgaither, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev +3.4%

750ml bottle, split

appearance: served in a de koninck chalice, nice clear garnet body, light tan lace. nice looking brew and sweet label art

smell: dark fruit, molasses, brown sugar, earthy and fruity

taste: rich molasses, brown sugar, plum, dates, dark fruit soaked in rum, brown malt, caramel, earthy, caramelized sugars.

mouthfeel: medium-light, rich

overall: nice americanized dubbel, though not overly distinguished from its belgian beers

dirtylou, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Archimedes, Feb 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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?

jokemon, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Cramerican, Feb 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

alalvarez75, Feb 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

FXRGuy, Feb 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

pixieskid, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of homebrew311
2.95/5  rDev -23.8%

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

homebrew311, Feb 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

tigrstylz, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of scruffwhor
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%

Quick head and foam for a dubbel. OK bubbling, but a nice ruby and caramel color.

Yeasty fruit with a little dark sweetness from both the yeast and molasses. Heavily toasted biscuity malts make up the backbone of this aroma.

The flavors, like the aroma, are also layed over the solid foundation of heavily toasted, biscuity malts. That being said, the yeast and molasses stands at the forefront of teh flavor profile. From the front to the back.

Palate is alittle thin and chalky. But still a pretty good beer overall!!

scruffwhor, Feb 04, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev +1.6%

Poured this into a tulip and the beer produces a four finger thick light tan colored head, and the body is dark copper in color with haze.

The aroma is root beer and cola mixed, a little metallic and pair as well.

The taste is a little smoky and sweet with a slight cola quality, and is very earthy as well.

Feels full in body and fully carbonated. Dry to the palate and not too warming in the end.

TheSarge, Jan 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

TastyIsBeer, Jan 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Texasfan549, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of ksimons
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%

A-a dark amber chestnut with a large amount of white creamy head

S-dark bready malt, caramel, yeast, and bit of a boozy soaked raisins smell

T-taste is very pleasant. Dark bread, light raisins, cinnamon, and caramel

M-medium body, medium spicy carbonation, dry finish

Overall I like it, a pretty decent dubbel, and I would have it again but I was not overly impressed with it.

ksimons, Jan 29, 2012
Nommo Dubbel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.