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Boulevard Brewery Smokestack Series Nommo DubbelBoulevard Brewery Smokestack Series Nommo Dubbel

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Size: 750ml
Country: USA
Region: Missouri
Sub-Region: Kansas City
Producer: Boulevard

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.

Nommo Dubbel 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.

Aroma Spice forward; star anise with hints of clove and banana

Malt Sweet, caramel

Hops N/A; bitterness only

Balance Malt

Body Medium

Malt: Pale Malt, Amber 50, Cara 300, Malted Wheat, Chocolate

Adjuncts: Brown Sugar

Hops: Bravo, Magnum, Saphir

Color (EBC) 100

Bitterness (IBUs) 25

Original Gravity (Plato) 17.0

Terminal Gravity (Plato) 3.0

Alcohol (ABV) 8%