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Founders Nemesis 2010 - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Nemesis 2010Founders Nemesis 2010

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917 Ratings

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Ratings: 917
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 208
Gots: 267 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mcann2pu on 07-29-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 917 | Reviews: 506
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3.13/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

From 12 oz bottle to snifter. Been sitting in the back of my mini-fridge for 4 years now.

A: Cola-brown, thinner appearance than expected. Not much of a head to speak of.

S: Earthy grain and booze. Disjointed bouquet with notes of copper, wood. Hoppy strain as well, surprising given how old it is.

T: Raisin and booze are noted first. Oaky, grainy. Minerally aspect as the flavors unravel, tastes oxidized a bit. A healthy dose of hop essence at the back of the sip, really unexpected given the brew's age. The bittering aspects bleed into warming booze and a lingering, medicinal sweetness.

M: Chewy mouthfeel, but lighter than excepted. Lots of scrubbing bubbles - if it was oxidized it was from the bottling

Not a bad BW, but nothing remarkable. I figured I'd sit on this bottle for awhile, but it hindsight that probably wasn't the best idea given this was a one-off. Given the amount of carb left in the bottle, though, my guess is that this just isn't a very good brew.

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4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zuidman
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeMans
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

via Trade:

A: Deep, dark amber color. Minimal lacing that dissipates quickly.
S: Minimal sweetness, dried fruit, syrupy nose. Got a bit of smoke towards the end.
T: This beer starts out strong, and finishes with some dry dark chocolate. As it develops the thickness intensifies, the bitter chocolatey notes drop but the sweetness retains.
M: Thick and rich boozey notes, full body and a very long finish.
O: I've never had this beer fresh, but after 4 years its really solid. Almost 2 different beers from start to finish. I hope Founders will revisit this like they're doing to some other older brews.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -64.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

I need to find even just one bottle of this beer as a gift, does anyone have one i could buy or know where to direct me in my search?? any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of jzeilinger
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%

Many thanks to LeperJim for this bottle.

A - Pours an opaque dark brown color and creates a very thick ring of toffee colored foam around the surface, lots of legs when the glass is swirled.

S - Molasses, figs, dates, raisons, toasted brown sugar, and the alcohol is extremely light in the
nose, especially for 12%. Aroma is sweet and dark fruit forward.

T - On the very first sip, BANG! there's the ABV! Quite boozy up front before getting buried by
a wall of toasted toffee, raisons, figs, dates, and finishes with some light pine and citrus bitterness with lingering toasted brown sugar sweetness in the background.

M - Rich full body, silky on the tongue, some booze effervescence travels up through the nose,
light to moderate warming in the back of the throat, very sticky on the lips from the heavy malt

O - Has held up surprisingly well at (4) years out. Mellow and easy drinking.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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Founders Nemesis 2010 from Founders Brewing Company
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