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Nommo Dubbel | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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
Photo of Hopswagger
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes:

P: Tan cappuccino head on a deeply dark body with amber lighting. Transparent and bubbly with good retention.

S: Sweet candy malts, dark fruits, roasted caramel and bananas on top of chocolate covered cherries and amaretto.

T/M: Molasses sweetness, musty with timid earthy hops on a dry heavily carbonated body. Drenched in cinnamon, clove and other spices delivering a peppery bite. Tongue numbing with grains, apples and alcohol lingering on the chalky finish.

O: Good but maybe a tad too carbonated. This beer is truly enhanced once the brew warms. Another solid delivery from boulevard.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
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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Photo of Reed
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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

750ml bottle, split

appearance: served in a de koninck chalice, nice clear garnet body, light tan lace. nice looking brew and sweet label art

smell: dark fruit, molasses, brown sugar, earthy and fruity

taste: rich molasses, brown sugar, plum, dates, dark fruit soaked in rum, brown malt, caramel, earthy, caramelized sugars.

mouthfeel: medium-light, rich

overall: nice americanized dubbel, though not overly distinguished from its belgian beers

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Photo of Archimedes
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jokemon
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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Photo of Cramerican
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of homebrew311
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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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Quick head and foam for a dubbel. OK bubbling, but a nice ruby and caramel color.

Yeasty fruit with a little dark sweetness from both the yeast and molasses. Heavily toasted biscuity malts make up the backbone of this aroma.

The flavors, like the aroma, are also layed over the solid foundation of heavily toasted, biscuity malts. That being said, the yeast and molasses stands at the forefront of teh flavor profile. From the front to the back.

Palate is alittle thin and chalky. But still a pretty good beer overall!!

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Photo of TheSarge
3.91/5  rDev +1%
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of ksimons
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-a dark amber chestnut with a large amount of white creamy head

S-dark bready malt, caramel, yeast, and bit of a boozy soaked raisins smell

T-taste is very pleasant. Dark bread, light raisins, cinnamon, and caramel

M-medium body, medium spicy carbonation, dry finish

Overall I like it, a pretty decent dubbel, and I would have it again but I was not overly impressed with it.

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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

I'm drinking an entire bomber of this tonight because I just passed my Air Force fitness test. If anyone has a problem with this, they can kiss my lily white ass.

Date: Cut off on the edges of the paper... those rat bastards!

Corked and caged, popped, and poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter.

A: Poured a shit, sewer brown, with a tightly wound mildly off-white head that stuck around throughout the whole session.

S: Understated, yet the brown sugar/high pitched candy sugar notes are there.

T: Cinnamon and banana upfront, with the star anise in the distant distant background. Malty and not too sugary, with a good bit of Belgian funk as well. Really nice!

M: Spritzily carbonated and then some. The lacing was lots to moderate and the sugar content was muted by the malt backbone.

O: Hell, this wasn't amazing, but I'd drink it again. Really nice dubbel... one of my favorite Belgian styles.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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