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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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adgrant

Wyoming

3/5  rDev -22.5%

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

Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-19-2012 22:50:13 | More by Kahlerbock
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
Batch # 2011-2
Best By 04-2012
A- This beer pours a deep pretty dense brown body with a slight orange hue to it and is clear when lit shines through. There is a thick sticky head of light beige and a gentle carbonation swirling up the sides of the glass

S- The soft brassy hint of wheat fades to brown malt with a toasted biscuit malt character and some cardboard qualities to it. There is a yeasty ester quality in the finish.

T- The dark fruit hints meld to a dry toasted malt flavor that has a blend of spice character with hints of cinnamon and perhaps anise when it warms. There is an abbey yeast flavor that grows aswell and a spicy phenol in the dry finish.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a tight fizz and an alcohol prick in the finish.

O- There are interesting characters to it but not much depth and things get washed together as the beer opens up. It takes on a bit of an herbal quality that is a bit odd aswell.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 22:34:02 | More by rhoadsrage
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schnay90

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-18-2012 16:03:10 | More by schnay90
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TippySelenoid

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Smokestack tulip.

It's a hazy bronze with a cream colored head. The head is like a foam carpet. Decent lacing.

It's got a lot of raisin and some spice in the smell.

There is a big Belgian sugary sweetness. There is a nice spiciness in the back. The bittering hops leave a grassy aftertaste.

It's got a very soft feel. It's medium bodied.

This beer's good. Drink it more often.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 02:31:05 | More by TippySelenoid
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kspongeworthy

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-17-2012 16:36:51 | More by kspongeworthy
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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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lurpy1

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml, poured into 2 pint glasses....I gotta finda something beyond pint glasses.

Pour is brown, murkier as the beer sits in the glass. Lots of head, little retention.

Smell is highly spiced, some bananas and plenty of belgian yeast.

Taste offers a bit more fruit and sugars. Banana, dates(?!), and maybe some citrus come to mind. Not so much spice, but it's good and complex.

Mouthfeel is highly carbonated as is the sit with most Dubbels. Thickness is medium.

Good beer. Would definitely get again.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 19:18:50 | More by lurpy1
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-12-2012 01:39:53 | More by jheezee
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CNOTEKC

Missouri

1/5  rDev -74.2%

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

Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-10-2012 22:10:11 | More by MarshallMan
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diamondc

Texas

4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Burgundy, tan head. Not much lacing, but there is half a finger of head that lingers.

S: Grape bubblegum, figs, faint vinegar, black cherries.

T: Lightly toasted malts, brown sugar, molasses, licorice, rum raisins, with a minty aftertaste. Minimal hops, just a tad of herbal-y bitterness.

M: Effervescent, not too heavy, velvet-y feel going down the throat.

O: A pretty good dubbel. Not the best I've had, but worth the money spent.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 03:00:54 | More by diamondc
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schoun

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-08-2012 23:45:29 | More by schoun
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown-grey color with a little redness under the hood. Foam is tall, attractive and sticky, and lasts a good bit. Impressive and realistic dubbel look.

Nose is spicy, not just malty but it appears to have some additives. Somewhat strong and complex, but faint in its own ways. Dubbel notes of dark fruit are strong in the right place.

Sweetly fruity all through the flavor with a finish of spices. Raisin and fig right up front, complemented (or taken too far) by the molasses addition. Very malty, over-balanced on the rich and sweet side to me.

A little too simple and one-sided, and doesn't quite do justice to the rich history of dubbels. A worthy try, but the spiciness is overdone to me.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 04:59:34 | More by BretSikkink
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AAxsom

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-05-2012 21:47:52 | More by AAxsom
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Faina

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-05-2012 03:33:55 | More by Faina
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1st beer of the new year!

Muddy brown with a craggy foam. Bubbles burst and spittle into a thin skim. All foam gone by 1/2 glass.

Complex spice bouquet. Orange citrus of coriander vs. licorice of anis. Coriander in a dark beer, who woulda thunk? Rum soaked figs, bitter chocolate, licorice, orange curacao, black cherry, dark honey (does such a thing exist or did I make it up?).

Deep, rich, dark and sweet. Like an exotic spice filled molasses cookie liquified. Plush creamy mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 14:59:49 | More by donkeyrunner
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-02-2012 02:16:28 | More by waiting4lunch
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 2011-2
Best by 4-2012

A - Reddish, mahogany with big eggshell tan head.

S - Sweet malt, toasty bread, raisins, prunes, plums with some faint spice, chocolate and lightly roasted malt.

T - Gingerbread cookies, licorice, light cardamom, toasted almost slightly burnt bread, molasses and herbal hops.

M - Medium body with good carbonation.

D - Took a sip cold and it was a little unimpressive. Was busy brewing and came back about half an hour later when it warmed up and it was nicely complex. Drink at cellar temp or above.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 21:54:40 | More by brewcrew76
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PhineasGage

Iowa

3/5  rDev -22.5%

12-31-2011 13:09:09 | More by PhineasGage
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rmmm16

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-31-2011 01:57:41 | More by rmmm16
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SkipWeathers

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-30-2011 21:21:05 | More by SkipWeathers
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-30-2011 02:26:23 | More by rfbenavi80
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-28-2011 17:41:26 | More by cdwil
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vincicle

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark brown color with a hint of purple/reddish tint. Head pours to a medium body with a light brown color.
Smell: sweet and lightly spiced. distinct effervesence, almost "Dr. Pepper" or root beer quality.
Taste: sweet mollasses with a slight hint of spices, anise/cloves. Lingering after taste of subdued esters: sweet bread, bananas.
Feel: delightfully smooth, slightly oversweet after second glass.

A delightful beer from a brewery that I am beginning to like more and more. The beer should be shared and never drank cold since the sweetness could over power the rest of the beer. A very good local replica of a belgium winter beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 16:39:28 | More by vincicle
Nommo Dubbel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.