Nommo Dubbel | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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

Added by RedHaze on 09-04-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2.8/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dubbel was on my mind...

A: was fairly dark on the pour, lots of head -- at least 2 fingers...frothy..

S: somewhat sweet... get faint hints of the spices listed on the label, not really much banana...

T: I didn't appreciate it as much as I thought.. Lacked on the Belgian Dubbel I'd hoped for, maybe the Anise was too much for me?

M: Medium bodied, decent flow.

O: A bottle I'd probably not buy again myself... Just not quite my thing..Probably go Ommegang, Chimay or Allagash first..

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2.98/5  rDev -23%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750ml corked bottle

A – Pours a deep ruby red with a two-finger head that sticks around until the last sip.

S – Clove, a little banana, and some sweet malt aroma.

T – A little clove, spices, and some banana. It has a surprisingly clean yeast profile with a very subdued belgian character. It actually has a little alcohol burn, which is surprising for a beer that's over a year old, but still pretty easy to drink. I started to taste a lot more banana as it warmed up. I didn't pick up any molasses flavor at all.

M – Full bodied, finishes semi-dry.

O – Overall, this is a fairly decent beer. I'd like to buy a fresh bottle and see what differences there are.

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3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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?

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3.01/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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3.03/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Nommo Dubbel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 399 ratings