Nommo Dubbel
Boulevard Brewing Co.

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3.89 | pDev: 11.83%
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
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Notes: 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
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TheSarge from Virginia

3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Jan 31, 2012
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AngusOg from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Jun 04, 2013
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Howlader from Canada

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Jul 20, 2014
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superspak from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, best before 4/2012. Pours slightly hazy dark red color with a nice 2 finger fluffy khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Slight foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of raisin, caramel, prune, molasses, toast, herbal, clove, earth, pepper, and yeast spices. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of big caramel, molasses, prune, raisin, toast, toffee, biscuit, clove, earth, nuttiness, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of caramel, molasses, raisin, toast, biscuit, clove, nuttiness, earth, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Great balance and complexity of flavors; no cloying sweetness at all, fairly clean on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly slick and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent dubbel! Great flavor complexity and balance; very smooth and easy to sip on. Very enjoyable stuff.

Sep 18, 2012
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a77cj7 from South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Nov 20, 2014
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sneezye from Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -10%

Sep 02, 2013
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AlCaponeJunior from Texas

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tons of head on this amber colored beer, a bit hazy with pretty good lace.

Smells nice, Belgian yeast and spices, plenty of sweet aromas, good malts.

Taste is pretty heavy on the yeast, with a nice malt profile and ample spices, some banana and clove too.

Body is pretty good, medium and a bit dry on the finish.

Overall it's pretty good, not my favorite dubbel but certainly a fine brew.

Nov 07, 2011
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JohnnyHopps from Indiana

3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have had some pretty impressive brews from Boulevard over the years. So it is with a heavy heart that I say I am unimpressed with this effort.

Poured into a pint glass, the beer was a murky brown color with no head. Lacing on the sides of the glass was evident. A watery malty aroma seems to suggest something faded about this beer, even before the first taste. In the initial taste, one detects the malt though it is far from strong. Also, notes of cinnamon, pine, and very mild chocolate. In the aftertaste, the lack of excitement continues. Already mild notes disappear and level a watery malt flavor remains. A medicine-like sensation from the alcohol makes the last impression, a bad one.

Nov 24, 2012
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kjkinsey from Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Dec 02, 2011
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sgoro from Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Oct 26, 2013
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Faina from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

Jan 05, 2012
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vincicle from Colorado

3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Dec 28, 2011
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THECPJ from Delaware

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Dec 12, 2011
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Wamba from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Jul 07, 2013
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cdwil from Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Dec 28, 2011
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cooler4life from Canada

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Jun 04, 2013
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ThePorterSorter from Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Feb 28, 2012
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zhanson88 from California

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Dec 06, 2011
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ajdemma from New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Nov 18, 2012
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TenHornsProud from Colorado

3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, deep purple with a fine tan head that fades quickly.

Smells of sugar/molasses with dark cherry and raisin notes. Subtle but nice enough.

Up front cherry and raisin notes with a sweet, slightly plain finish. There is some interesting, sugary notes to begin but not a lot going on in the taste.

High carbonation, dry, light bodied....perfect for the style, seldom done well by American brewers.

This is a nice enough, simple dubbel...too simple given the stellar options around.

Oct 08, 2011
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cjacobsen from Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Dec 07, 2011
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PhineasGage from Iowa

3/5  rDev -22.9%

Dec 31, 2011
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ShanePB from Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Sep 24, 2013
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MeisterSmudge from Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Jan 16, 2012
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draheim from Washington

3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL (batch 2011-2/best by 4/2012) into a chalice. Pours a crystal-clear mahogany/amber w/ a 1-finger head that settles quickly, vigorous carb.

Aroma is dark fruit - figs, raisins - sweet malt, Belgian yeast. Bready, subtle.

Taste is also bready, fruity, clean - but also a little one-dimensional.

Mouthfeel is dry, light, crisp, smooth.

Overall a good dubbel but not one I'd likely seek out again.

Apr 29, 2012
Nommo Dubbel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 399 ratings