Founders Nemesis 2009 - Founders Brewing Company
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4.01/5 rDev -3.4%
12oz bottle poured into Founders tulip.
A- Cap comes off with a decent hiss, pours a slightly hazy with a little bit of translucency, orange brown in color with a very thin white head that quickly recedes to a still top, carbonation appears to be fairly low and there's a ton of white sediment chunks floating around even though it's been resting in my cellar for >6 months and I didn't pour the bottom of the beer in. By far not the most physically attractive beer.
S- Maple definitely still comes out fairly strong with a nice oak presence, malty with some underlying dark fruits, a slight bit of citrus that conflicts with the maple a tiny bit, a little bit of acetone. Oxidation is definitely present but overall the nose is holding up with still a strong aroma, decent barrel presence, and complexity.
T- Sweet maple balanced with a nice oak presence, fairly malty, slight bit of citrus, dark fruits come out on the finish with a nice plum presence balancing nicely with the maple. Not as much acetone or oxidation as the nose indicates, nice subtle complexities.
M- Slick, definitely on the flat side, goes down pretty easy without too much alcohol burn.
O- Besides the appearance Nemesis is a pretty good beer that is definitely still holding it's own. Once you get past the insane amount of sediment it's actually quite tasty. The maple barrel adds a nice presence balanced with malty dark fruits. I wouldn't age this much longer as I think it's already falling off but it's still definitely worth drinking.
07-12-2014 23:34:01 | More by jaasen64
5/5 rDev +20.5%
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...
06-30-2014 19:15:34 | More by bladehines
3.9/5 rDev -6%
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.
06-26-2014 01:37:29 | More by rlee1390
Founders Nemesis 2009 from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 680 ratings.