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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

Our Nommo has a brilliant deep amber color and a sweet caramel malt profile. This beer showcases the coriander, cinnamon, and star anise used in the kettle, complementing them with clove and banana notes contributed by the Belgian yeast. The rich complexity of Nommo’s flavor makes it a worthy partner to a variety of meats and game, as well as aged or aromatic cheeses.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with a medium, frothy off-white to light tan head, medium retention with spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, dark fruity esters, and faint hops. Flavor is medium/moderate malt, dark fruity esters, light bitterness, sweet with a lightly dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
Earlier Rating: 1/17/2010 Total Score: 4.2
Sampled at Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines. Pours clear ruby-brown with a medium, creamy off-white to light tan head, good retention and lacing. Aroma is heavy malt and fruity esters, dark fruit (plum, dates, pears), caramel, cookie, and earthy yeast. Flavor is heavy caramel and bready sweet malt, oak and dark fruit, vanilla, earthy hops. Full bodied, medium carbonation, and a sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2011
750 mL bottle shared by Butters at the 16th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 11/5/11. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a large offwhite head. Good head retention. Aroma of molasses, brown sugar, lots of spice. The taste is molasses, brown sugar, bread, spice and a faint hop finish. Medium-full bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11527) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2013
750ml caged and corked bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Aromas of toasted caramel, some spices, and a trace of dark fruits. Tastes of caramel, spices, dark fruits, and dried banana chips. Lively and somewhat over carbonated body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11480) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2012
v\Sample at the Central OH BA Tasting at From The Vine on 06/02/2012: This beer has a reddish-brown appearance and a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of ripe fruits, malt and yeast. Medium body with flavors of caramel malt, yeast, candied fruit and spices. The finish is fruity and malty with a spicy yeast aftertaste. Above average all around.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Slightly hoppier than the norm. Slightly thin. It just doesn’t come together for me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11173) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
Light brown and orange body with a big head. Cinnamon, herbal, and yeasty. Hits the style. Pleasant as not too sweet, making for drinkability. Medium plus mouthfeel, smooth.Stephen’s bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012

Name: Nommo Dubbel
Date: October 02, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, frothy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: dry yet fruity aroma, spicy, touch of chocolate
Flavor: rich malt flavor, fruity with a light estery sweetness, chocolate, complex spicyness
Overall: drier and more phenolic than your average dubbel
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+ /4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10870) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Clear brown pour, yellowish/tan head. Aroma of dark toffee, almonds, dark brown sugar and fruitcake. Flavor hits with a bready sweetness, some roasted nuts and finishes with a bitter kick.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Bottle @ home. I was very excited to pick this up and then it sat around my apartment for a few months without reason. Here goes... Hazy, reddish brown appearance with a big, fluffy, light brown head. Slight vegetal, caramel, chocolate, coriander, pepper aroma. Somewhat spicy, cinnamon, caramel, candy sugar, chocolate, toffee sweet flavor again with this weird celery, vegetal off taste. Good carbonation. I can’t get past the weird celery flavor- maybe it’s the star anise?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2011
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a very dark brown with a medium creamy beige head. The aroma is brown sugar and yeast. Medium mouthfeel with a clove and anise flavor with a lingering dry finish. A good dubbel from Boulevard.


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