Nommo Dubbel | Boulevard Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
399 Ratings
Nommo DubbelNommo Dubbel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
399
Reviews:
125
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.89%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

750 ml caged and corked bottle, Batch 2011-2, best by 4-2012. Served in a chalice, the beer pours a reddish/brown color with a half inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, it smells like dark fruit, peppery spice, cinnamon, cloves, molasses and some caramel. The brew tastes mostly just like the aroma, it tastes like dark fruit (raisins, grapes), cinnamon, peppery spice, bready and caramel malt, candy sugar, cloves, and molasses. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and creamy with moderate/high carbonation. I think it's a good overall brew, I'd certainly buy it again. $9.99 a bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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

A-

750ml into a wine glass. Pours a deep walnut with reddish bronze highlights, minor tan colored head, minor lacing.

Aroma is classic dubbel, complex but mild. Toffee and dark fruits, just a note of anise, minor solvent esters.

Taste too stays honest to the style. Slightly diluted figs and raisins, a hint of molasses toffee, toast beginning to char. No hops to notice. Quiet spice. Light to medium bodied lively mouthfeel. Improves considerably with warmth.
one of the best american brewed dubbels
cheers
jd

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A bit more peppery than a typical dubbel should be. Very highly carbonated as well, which adds to the phenolic twinge. Not a bad beer, very complex, but not quite as balanced toward the malt as it should be. Given, the bottle I had was past the "best by" date by a few months, but this shouldn't profoundly affect the phenol character, so probably safe to say that the beer has always been abut on the peppery side.

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3.26/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Oh yes, big big fig on this one. Strawberries, cinnamon, and allspice are also well blended into the aroma.

Light ruby in color topped by a smooth, persistant tan head. Lacing is moderate, but pretty.

Heavy on the spices with a big presence of coriander and cinnamon. Slight molasses and burnt toasted sugar taste on the finish. Very malty, but balanced as it it isn't sweet at all.

Very dry finish with lots of carbonation and a medium body. This is thoroughly enjoyable but over a period of time instead of a quick drinker.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Will pour a five+ finger cream head that fades slowly and leaving no lace. Almost clear brown/amber color, some yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Slight molasses nose, and flavor is molasses, caramel and bready. Higher ABV is hidden. Batch 2011-1 best by Apr 2012, $9.99 for a caged & corked 750ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

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Nommo Dubbel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.87 out of 5 based on 399 ratings.
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