Nommo Dubbel | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Nommo DubbelNommo Dubbel

Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 399 |  Reviews: 125
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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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Bung
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml. Dark amber pour, 2 fingers of light cream colored head.

Aroma, heavy fruits, a lot of grape, some caramel maltyness.

Taste, less fruity than the aroma, though there is some grape, prune and plum. Caramel, nutmeg, light vanilla.
Finish is outstanding with some earthy roast and a spicy cocoa.

Just light of medium bodied. Not too sticky or sweet so this drinks pretty well. Also not over carbonated like some, making it feel slightly creamy to me. I'd get it again.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip. Batch 2011-2, best by 4/2013.

Appearance: light brown hue with a nice haze. Head poured two fingers of pillowy tan foam. Perhaps a touch lighter than I normally think of a dubbel being, but still quite nice.

Smell: nice malty aroma with some mild chocolatey hints and a nice Belgian spiciness. It lacks the biscuit I find in so many dubbels -- a characteristic I don't really love. This beer has what I like and lacks what I don't -- good stuff.

Taste: dark fruits; tobacco, raisin and date, plus a little mustiness. Just the malty characteristics I like in the style. Good!

Mouthfeel: medium body with a bodacious carbonation and a great creaminess. Love it!

Overall: this is a very tasty dubbel. I'm not typically a huge fan of the style, but Nommo really rubs me the right way. Kudos!

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of chugalug06
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch: 2011-1
Best by: 04-2012

MASSIVE off-white foamy head! Biggest head I've seen in some time! Very deep mahogany color, brewed with nice clarity. Maybe just a touch too dark without any lacing.

Heavy pepper and coriander scent. Very light for the most part, with light airy banana. Pretty light for an 8.1% Belgian.

WHOA! They brew smacks heavy spice and airy-ness in your face. A bit too thin to meet the style, and also a bit under carbonated. Belgian yeast doesn't stand out with much prominence, but it's still enjoyable.

I could imagine Boulevard could do better then this, but the offering is still nice, and enjoyable. This brew is recommended, but best enjoyed with a friend, or two. Perfect for a hot summer night.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Ruby tinted brown hue with a huge tan-colored head and lacing that is average

S: Sweet and bready--caramel, raisins, brown sugar, toffee, and biscuity toasty malts; a bit on the simple side but pleasant

T: Bready with dark fruits--raisins, cherries but a real toasty, roasty bready quality makes this beer

F: Medium body and quite creamy from the yeast; great overall mouth feel

O: A good example of the style; slightly sweet, malty, slightly fruity, good stuff

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.22/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

1 pt 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle served in snifter, reviewed live:

A - Pours a dark, murky copper/mahogany color with three fingers of fizzy tan head. Average retention.

S - Caramel, candied sugar, toasted malt, cream, figs, sweet ethanol, and hints of chocolate. Moderate in strength, seemingly well balanced and inviting. The molasses actually comes through when you search for it. The yeast becomes more apparent as the beer warms.

T - Follows the nose fairly closely, though the flavors aren't nearly as defined. It's a bit muddy. Sweet candied sugar and molasses dominate the palate, with the delicate fruit and yeast notes taking the back seat. It finishes boozy and a bit bitter. I'm a little disappointed with this one after the aroma built it up so much.

M - Medium bodied and oddly dry. The mothfeel doesn't support the beer's flavors at all.

D - It's not bad, though you can easily find better and for less expensive. The ABV is very present (which isn't a bad thing, necessarily) though it makes it a true sipper. I'd probably pass on it in the future.

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3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle tried 20 Nov 2011. Served in the 0.4 L Herren Pils snifter.

Medium light brown head, medium carbonation. Clear dark reddish ruby brown. Aroma is sweet and syrupy, plums, raisins, earthy, light ethanol. Taste is a bit lighter than the aroma, seems somewhat muted. Some raisins, dark fruit. Medium body, alcohol is fairly warming. Improves a bit as it warms. A says a bit port like but washed out. Slightly burnt/bitter aftertaste.

Overall not bad but expected a bit more from Boulevard.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011-2 bottled, best by date of 04-2012

A: clear, copper/claret color, deep rocky off-tan head
S: medium nose, more spritzy CO2 and yeast then anything else, became maltier over time, burnt malt, some EtOH
T: well-made, true to type, good roasted malt, yeast noticeable with subdued hops but balanced
M: a bit earthy and grainy, not intense

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Nommo Dubbel from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 72.7% out of 100 with 399 ratings
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