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Founders Nemesis 2009 - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Nemesis 2009Founders Nemesis 2009

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

669 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 669
Reviews: 467
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 184
Gots: 129 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Maple bourbon barrel aged wheat wine.

(Beer added by: WYVYRN527 on 02-06-2010)
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TheSarge

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours well for a Wheatwine, with a cloudy amber colored body and a thin off white head (lots of floaties).

The aroma and taste are of apple, cherry, pie crust, and boozy alcohol from the bourbon.

This feels very thinly carbonated, a little syrupy, and quite warming in the end. Altogether a strong, strong SOB of a beer. Not anything for the faint of heart.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 00:35:04 | More by TheSarge
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-09-2014 21:38:51 | More by vrbulldog22
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bladehines

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-Very Amber! Stored this bottle myself for the last 5yrs in a cellar! Lots of sediment! Beautiful color!

S-Very bourbon-esque! Malty sweetness, smells great!!!.

T-WOW bourbon!!!! Very malty as well, balanced, no alcohol after taste. So much bourbon. Very little maple left. If you did a blind taste on this you'd think it was a decent bourbon or a great bourbon with some water added.

M-Heavy body, thick, coats your throat even!

O-I love bourbon and I love this beer! I have tried one every year since I bought them and waited till now to try this one. I bought and stored all of them in a cellar the entire time so I know mine are better then most, and I pored mine in a tulip glass slow so there was very little sediment in the glass. Nice slow pour. So good, too bad it's my last one...

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 19:15:34 | More by bladehines
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy amber, not much carbonation, at all, no head either. But at 4+ years old I can't say I'm shocked.

S-Extremely malt heavy. Lots of wheat. Very slight bourbon, some sugary maple is left.

T-Malt heavy, but still balanced even this old. The sugary sweet maple is there. Not much bourbon but some oak is there. But age has left it a tad too sweet.

M-Medium bodied, not much carbonation rather thick.

O-A tad too sweet. I can only imagine how good this would have been fresh. But I am soo glad to be able to have tried it.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 01:37:29 | More by rlee1390
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New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-14-2014 20:43:38 | More by SkiBum22
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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

05-19-2014 16:51:32 | More by PappyVans
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Michigan

3/5  rDev -27.7%

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-05-2014 16:36:28 | More by Luweezy
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New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-04-2014 21:42:18 | More by fastpass17
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-03-2014 04:02:33 | More by josephwa
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beerhast

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

03-26-2014 03:06:02 | More by beerhast
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Warlocks-Passage

California

3/5  rDev -27.7%

03-16-2014 05:00:42 | More by Warlocks-Passage
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California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-02-2014 03:00:18 | More by dwagner003
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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

02-07-2014 05:03:44 | More by tectactoe
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

02-05-2014 14:46:25 | More by Zimm
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-28-2014 00:57:40 | More by SlightlyGrey
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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McUbermensch

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served cold from a bottle and poured into a tulip.

I tried to let this warm as much as I could as the establishment I ordered it from had it in a fridge.

The appearance was a cloudy orange. I would have liked to have poured this from the bottle myself to allow the yeast sediment to stay in the bottle. Pretty sure that the rough pour made it cloudy.

The nose was mostly maple with some subtle barrel notes.

Mouthfeel was solid and exactly what I would expect from a beer of this style.

The first sip of the beer was sweet and mapley but it quickly started reminding me of a peppermint. I'm a bourbon drinker and I could hardly detect the bourbon save the nose. Perhaps the mint flavor I was getting was a mixture of maple and bourbon but it was so much like peppermint that's all I could compare it to.

If you have this drink it now. I doubt more time would do this beer any good.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 02:42:38 | More by McUbermensch
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-10-2014 02:32:20 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-05-2014 06:22:50 | More by zestar
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kodt

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Kentucky

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Founders Nemesis 2009 from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 669 ratings.