This week’s BOTW: Boulevard Nommo Dubbel
The Nommo Dubbel is a part of Boulevard’s Smokestack Series (some of their higher-end stuff, not that their regular beers are any less than good). It has a deep red color and thick creamy head that are incredibly inviting on this Trappist style beer. The aroma is full of dried fruit and Belgian yeast spices with a nice sweet malty undertone. The flavor is rich and creamy with a thick malty backbone and plenty of dried fruit and Belgian spice to keep it from getting boring. The 8% and 750ml size will make for a very interesting afternoon.
In case you need a strange story to go along with your beer, here’s some info from Boulevard’s site:
[T]he 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.
Weird enough for you?
Enjoy your weekend!