Nommo Dubbel - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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4.34/5 rDev +12.1%
I bought a bottle of Boulevard's Nommo Dubbel at U Street Wine and Beer last week. Served in my St. Bernardus chalice.
Appearance (4.25/5): Thick, creamy off white head. Great retention. Chestnut brown body, almost completely opaque.
Smell (4/5): Lots of dark fruits, rich dark bread, and some spicy clove and pepper from the Belgian yeast strain. Hint of molasses (which, it says on the bottle) was added during the brewing process. The smell is fairly subdued; it certainly doesn't assault the senses.
Taste (4.5/5): Nommo Dubbel is quite a complex beer: Lots of dark bread and dark stone fruit (perhaps plum, black cherry), molasses, and brown sugar. The malty sweetness is understated though. This is followed up by a clovey spiciness that lingers into the finish. A hint of molasses and coriander. The flavor profile reminds me a bit of cola, too. Some very light alcohol warming.
Mouthfeel (4.5/5) Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Good active carbonation–medium high, as might be expected from a bottle-conditioned ale of this alcohol content (8 % ABV). The mouthfeel really helps accentuate the flavors. Just plain excellent.
Overall (4.25/5): Boulevard's Nommo Dubbel is an outstanding beer. It's a fairly traditional take on the Belgian Abbey Dubbel style that features a nice hint of molasses in the flavor that you normally don't get in this style. (I personally think it works well.) I must say that I am very impressed by Boulevard's ability to turn out spot-on interpretations of Belgian-style ales. Another great beer by Boulevard.
12-02-2013 20:52:33 | More by hagbergl
3.18/5 rDev -17.8%
20oz / Pint Glass / Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, MD
A: reddish=brown amber, just shy of transparent; off-white thick head which dissipates quickly; almost no residual lacing
S: malt, farmhouse
T: strong malt, sweet, caramel, surprising bitterness slightly reminiscent of an IPA, grassy
M: medium-bodied, smooth
O: Actually a bit like a marzen. Smooth, caramel-ly, sweet.
11-26-2013 02:44:43 | More by RandomExile
3.55/5 rDev -8.3%
Poured into a Burley Oak snifter (Batch Number/Best By Date: 2012-1/U5-2013)
A: Thick foamy head with nice lacing. Extremely dark amber brown.
S: Yeasty with a sweet maltness. Cinnamon and nice characteristic Belgian spice notes.
T: Tastes like a typical Belgian dubbel does. Belgian spice in the typical manner. Cinnamon and clover.
M: Very smooth with only a small amount of massage bubbles.
O: It is over its best by date, but it was C&C with an 8% ABV and it was on sale, so why not. Not bad though, but it was only $6. Eh, decent for the price and size. Glad I had someone to share it with though.
11-22-2013 06:47:55 | More by gillagorilla
3.84/5 rDev -0.8%
Appearance: Pours a clear mahogany color with a very impressive head; nice stickage and a sheet of lacing action
Smell: Banana and fig underpinned by caramel; star anise adds a licorice element
Taste: Caramel and fig, with a subtle hint of banana as mid-palate approaches; the spices kick in , after the swallow, with the cinnamon quite pronounced and the star anise building in the finish; the coriander is also present but adds an odd touch
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation
Overall: More like a doppelbock in some ways than a dubbel, this is an enjoyable beer but it lacks the depth of flavor that candi sugar and yeast bring to the better versions; it may be that this is past the "best by date" of May 2013, however
10-18-2013 01:07:51 | More by brentk56
4.45/5 rDev +15%
Pours a dark rich cloudy ruby brown, thumb sized tan head falls to a ring laces well.
Aroma is nice sweet malts sprinkled with brown sugar, Belgian yeast, spices clove and some light pepper. Dark fruity notes plums, dates and hints of over ripe banana. Are hints of alcohol spiciness that go well with this brew, solid smelling brew.
Taste is nice like the nose sweet malts sprinkled with brown sugar, good dark fruity notes that linger for quite a while. Beer feels carbonated in your mouth with out being fizzy if that make sense. Finish is lingering fruit with brown sugar and good dose of spice mostly cloves with hints of pepper.
Mouthfeel is nice almost full carbonation is perfect feels carbonated and actually makes body feel fuller all with out being fizzy. Very nice find many Belgians to carbonated this is near perfect.
Overall great brew comparable to any Belgian in my mind.
10-13-2013 17:45:32 | More by mntlover
4.21/5 rDev +8.8%
Pours a copper color with a two finger beige head with nice retention and lacing. Has the aroma of caramel, Belgian yeast, pepper, dark fruit, coriander, cinnamon, clove, banana and brown sugar.
tastes just like it smells with caramel, Belgian yeast, pepper, dark fruit, coriander, cinnamon, clove, banana and brown sugar. Sweet, with some hop bitterness. Very nicely balanced taste.
Light to medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. The alcohol is well disguised, and there is a bit of a caramel and spice aftertaste. A very nice example of a Dubbel, which I consider to be a must try.
10-08-2013 02:21:36 | More by hardy008
Nommo Dubbel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.