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Nommo Dubbel | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
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399 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
399
pDev:
11.89%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
50
Trade:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Nice brown cola mix. Fairly clear, small head. Leaves to ring soon.

S - Funky, malty, lively.

T - Big malt taste, runs for some time, mellowed at end by a cola-ish hop. Interesting.

M - Medium body, good balance, good carb, etc.

D - I like it. Probably won't do it again but nice.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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3.36/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep, dark chestnut color with a solid cap of thick, off-white foam. Aroma is spicy upfront, followed by clove-like phenolics, and finishing with a shot of alcohol. There's some bready, nutty malts too, but they are very faint. Luckily, the malt picks up in the flavor with a nice nutty, chocolaty profile before transitioning back to a muddled spice and yeast taste. Fruitcake, cinnamon, pepper, a little citrus. Medium bodied and smooth. Not completely feeling this one. Maybe some day I'll try it super fresh for comparison, as this one has been sitting around for a little while.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep dirty brown with occasionally glowing red around the edges. Head is a couple inches of foamy orange tinted beige fluff. Once it settles there's a 1/4" remaining.

S: Bright, fruity, festively spicy, and warm. Apples, bananas, cinnamon, lemon zest, caramel, clove-like, tobacco, and sugar cookies. Warmingly alcoholic.

T: Flavors are smooth, full, and abundant. Lots of spice with delicate fruit and brown sugar. Creamy banana, yes to coriander and cinnamon, and some licorice (may only be noticing that because I'm looking for star anise).

M: Smooth, finely carbonated, fullish body. Bit of residual dryness through the finish.

O: A pretty good beer but not a great representation of the style. I would drink this again, but I would prefer to not pay full price.

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4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I bought a bottle of Boulevard's Nommo Dubbel at U Street Wine and Beer last week. Served in my St. Bernardus chalice.

Appearance (4.25/5): Thick, creamy off white head. Great retention. Chestnut brown body, almost completely opaque.

Smell (4/5): Lots of dark fruits, rich dark bread, and some spicy clove and pepper from the Belgian yeast strain. Hint of molasses (which, it says on the bottle) was added during the brewing process. The smell is fairly subdued; it certainly doesn't assault the senses.

Taste (4.5/5): Nommo Dubbel is quite a complex beer: Lots of dark bread and dark stone fruit (perhaps plum, black cherry), molasses, and brown sugar. The malty sweetness is understated though. This is followed up by a clovey spiciness that lingers into the finish. A hint of molasses and coriander. The flavor profile reminds me a bit of cola, too. Some very light alcohol warming.

Mouthfeel (4.5/5) Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Good active carbonation–medium high, as might be expected from a bottle-conditioned ale of this alcohol content (8 % ABV). The mouthfeel really helps accentuate the flavors. Just plain excellent.

Overall (4.25/5): Boulevard's Nommo Dubbel is an outstanding beer. It's a fairly traditional take on the Belgian Abbey Dubbel style that features a nice hint of molasses in the flavor that you normally don't get in this style. (I personally think it works well.) I must say that I am very impressed by Boulevard's ability to turn out spot-on interpretations of Belgian-style ales. Another great beer by Boulevard.

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