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Nommo Dubbel - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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380 Ratings

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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 16
Gots: 46 | 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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Photo of brewcrew76
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

brewcrew76, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of PhineasGage
3/5  rDev -22.3%

PhineasGage, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of rmmm16
4/5  rDev +3.6%

rmmm16, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of SkipWeathers
4/5  rDev +3.6%

SkipWeathers, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of rfbenavi80
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

rfbenavi80, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +3.6%

cdwil, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of vincicle
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

vincicle, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Grebdioz
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Grebdioz, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of Chico1985
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very nice light brown with orange highlights, huge beige head to start and retains at around a half finger, lots of lace, great appearance.

Smell is sweet and spicy, Belgian yeast, dark fruits.

Taste is big Belgian yeast, dark fruit, nutty and caramel malts, spices, toastiness. Pulls off the Belgian feel pretty authentically.

Smooth mouthfeel, high-ish carbonation, not much of a booze taste.

Another good Belgian-style from Boulevard, tasty but a bit predictable maybe, I'm not sure how much the molasses contributed to the beer.

Chico1985, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of sadiekay
5/5  rDev +29.5%

sadiekay, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of brewandbbq
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle.

Pours sparkling mahogany with a ruby hue and a three inch head of beige. A solid, thickish skim coat for the duration of the glass along with plenty of wide, stretched ropes of lacing.

Aromatics lead off with a light mix of caramel, chocolate, spice, and phenols. Raisins follow through with hints of cinnamon, earthy bark, apples, and nutmeg.

Light to medium bodied with a crispish, somewhat lush mouthfeel. A bit thin otherwise.

Raisins, spice, caramel, and dried figs start the palate. Ripe malt with nutmeg following through and perhaps with a shade of rum.

Finishes very dry, with some lingering fall spices and husky malt.

Tasty beer, but lacking the lush complexities of a great Dubble. The spicing is a bit out of place and the beer in general is a bit limp and small.

brewandbbq, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of StaveHooks
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a brilliant reddish brown with a Terminator khaki head that will not die.

S - Big spice aroma, banana bread crust, pears, golden raisins, muted brown sugar.

T - Spicy right off the bat along with a bouquet of fruit - Plums, apples, pears, persimmons, bananas, and honey dew. Dry toasted malt stays in the background and finishes earthy and dry.

M - Moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy, medium to full bodied.

On the drier side for the style. The fruity yeast is the forerunner and almost drowns out the malt. Nice yeast profile and the dry finish is welcomed.

StaveHooks, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of Reaper16
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle served into a Chimay chalice

Pours a tawny orange color. Brighter than I expected, frankly. I've seen some IPAs with a similar orange hue. The head is Belgian all the way (as well as prototypically Boulevard Smokestack Series): large bubbles, over two fingers in size, audible crackling as it dissipates. It looks pretty lovely.

Nommo doesn't immediately smell malty to me, which is somewhat surprising. I first get a combination of dish soap and loam, which lets me know that the yeast strain has some character to it (I wouldn't expect less from a Belgian-style beer from Boulevard. Their brewmaster, Steven Pauwels, is Belgian). There's some toasted bread that shows up upon second sniff. Along with it come the distinct note of horehound candy. Some cherry, some slight spices (clove, cardamom), with cinnamon bark to round it all out. It's not stunning, but the Dubbel style rarely is.

Holy what? This beer is MINTY, yo. Spearmint & peppermint stand out on first taste. That cool mint cuts through (and in some respects diminishes) the toasty malt backbone of the beer. Plenty of clove, some interesting orange oil. Not full-on zest so much as the oil that'd come from squeezing the peel.

Nommo is fairly light and plenty effervescent. The mouthfeel is appropriate for the Dubbel style, no matter the country of origin. Overall, this is one of the best American examples of a style that American breweries rarely get right.

Reaper16, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of xnicknj
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

xnicknj, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of trojankeg
4/5  rDev +3.6%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of garymuchow
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml shared by the CFBS. Thanks Bry.
Looks like a pretty classic dubbel with a moderate head and amber with reds and browns.
Surprisingly faint aroma of malt forward, but really quite tight.
Flavor was subdued too and really light on spices that were spelled out on label. Malt more than yeast characteristics.
Body was appropriate.
Overall a good and drinkable dubbel.

garymuchow, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev +3.6%

THECPJ, Dec 12, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

theminutemen, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of cjacobsen
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(A) Big inch and a half head on this bad boy. Maroon and ruby hues. Pretty clean. Leaves lacing.

(S) Toasted malts, raisin, brown sugar and some biscuit.

(T) Toasty and roasted grains. Bready and some slight raisin. Slight plum and other dark fruits.

(M) Medium body and a bit grainy.

(O) This was an excellent American dubbel. I've had some rough ones that I didn't enjoy much, but this one was very well balanced and quite tasty.

cjacobsen, Dec 07, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a ruby color with mahogany highlights. Moderate, appropriate carbonation. About 3/4" of offwhite head forms, good retention and moderate lacing. Excellent clarity on this one.

Smell: Smells of fruity esters, dark fruits, and belgian yeast. Great, traditional smell.

Appearance: Opens with dark fruits and Belgian yeast character, followed by some great fruity esters.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light to medium in body, moderate prickly carbonation gives this almost a pillowy mouthfeel. Very appropriate for the style. I'm a very big fan of this from Boulevard. One of the better dubbels I've had, especially from an American brewery. Another good one from Boulevard.

zhanson88, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

kjkinsey, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of KarlHungus
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Stanley's Barroom in Nordeast Minneapolis. This beer arrives a cloudy amber-brown color. The head is an inch and a half in height, and recedes slowly leaving good lacing. The aroma is of yeast, bubblegum, and dark fruits. The taste is of dates, prunes, and dark fruits. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a smooth texture, and lively carbonation. Overall, this is a good beer that I would drink again.

KarlHungus, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of jrenn
4/5  rDev +3.6%

jrenn, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of katan
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml into a pint

A- pours a dark amber color, fairly opaque. Lots off barely dirty white head formation.

S- little bit of raisins and Belgian fruitiness. A detectable amount of bubble gum.

T- starts off lightly sweet, some caramel and some raisins mid stream gets more balanced but still malt forward. finishes with a little bit of graininess and huskiness.

M- moderate beer body but a hefty carbonation. Little bit of cloying sweetness.

O/d- a good but rather understated beer. Abv is potent but doesn't come through in the flavor. A nice winter sipper.

katan, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a dark mahogany color with two finger of off white head. There is a decent amount of retention and some mild lacing.

Smell: Sweet malt with some spice and lots of dark fruit. Lots of cherry and some mild alcohol notes.

Taste: Some sweet malt with winter spices. Lots of dark fruit notes, mild cherry notes. Some alcohol and a bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Not always my favorite style, but this was quite good. I would have another.

oline73, Nov 24, 2011
Nommo Dubbel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.