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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
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%
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