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Founders Nemesis 2010 - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Nemesis 2010Founders Nemesis 2010

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

883 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 883
Reviews: 500
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 211
Gots: 267 | FT: 15
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcann2pu on 07-29-2010)
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-24-2013 06:32:40 | More by Eaglefan344
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flipdog0

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

12-22-2013 15:28:53 | More by flipdog0
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dalepryor

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-15-2013 10:30:06 | More by dalepryor
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-10-2013 23:14:00 | More by threedaggers
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cogitodp

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

11-26-2013 00:50:47 | More by cogitodp
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Troville1990

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-25-2013 02:33:19 | More by Troville1990
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served from a 12oz bottle into a Crooked Stave tulip. Vintage 2010 obviously. Cellar temp.

Appearance- Black with one finger of sticky bubbly mocha head that lasted about a minute and left some nice lacing.

Smell- Strong presence. Don't even need to lift it to my nose to smell it and I have a cold while writing this. Sweet bourbon and cherry, caramel malts, oak, vanilla, light cocoa. Reminds me of Adam.

Taste- Ok the hops are still there. I imagine they were real aggressive when fresh. Light vanilla, coffee, oak, muted earthy hops. No booze taste, but heat is there. The hops really linger.

Mouthfeel- Smooth, moderate carbonation, medium booze heat, and hop lingering dryness at the finish.

Overall- Was this beer fantastic three years ago? I bet it was. Is it past it's prime now? Maybe. Not a bad beer, but I imagine it was far superior fresh. The hops that remain are quite astounding actually. A unique beer that people should try if they can find one.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 04:00:54 | More by Seanniek91
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MastaShonuf

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-11-2013 04:41:36 | More by MastaShonuf
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.5%

10-26-2013 02:21:20 | More by warnerry
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FrankHammer

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-21-2013 15:06:36 | More by FrankHammer
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tsauce2

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-19-2013 20:18:48 | More by tsauce2
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Agentveba

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

10-14-2013 13:10:05 | More by Agentveba
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ChrisMQ

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-02-2013 19:45:56 | More by ChrisMQ
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ehammond1


4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle (2010)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, 1noa!

(Aged for 3 years)

Nearly black in color, though truly a very dark brown. Small to moderately-sized dark brown head of moderately sized bubbles. Decent stick, especially for the age and known (somewhat) high ABV.

I really like the aroma on this quite a bit. Lots of dark malts, a touch of coffee, definite oxidation, but complementary, just a hint of a licorice character, and some raisin. All very nice and appropriate for a 3-year old black barleywine.

The flavor is nice, as well, with the dark malts, oxidation, raisin, and very mild licorice character combining nicely. The lingering finish is very nice. Though there's a little bit of a char character, there's also some chocolate candy bar and mild roast that seems to go real nice together that just lingers on and on.

Medium to close to full in body for the style. Somewhat chewy. Moderate carbonation for the style.

Very tasty. I wouldn't want to sit on this any longer. Drink now if you're still holding on to bottles.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 02:16:21 | More by ehammond1
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imscotty

Massachusetts

4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sept. 2013 Update. Enjoyed my very last bottle for my birthday. Still great but I would say it is on the other side of peak. Drink now.

March 2013 review below:
A: Pours a slightly translucent reddish black. Little head or lacing but fairly well carbonated.

S: Malt, caramel, alcohol, vanila, fig, cherry, some earthy tones.

T: The taste has smoothed out since I had it fresh two years ago. The hops are mostly gone and now the deep malty caramel tastes stand out. Not sweet, this has aged quite nicely, I do not see it improving any more with age so enjoy one now. There is a nice bitter roast finish to this beer. Deeper, subtle earthy tones linger on the tongue.

M: Still nicely carbonated, medium bodied.

O: This is a great beer with big bold flavor. I would not call this a classic style American Barlywine, more of a hybrid beer. Whatever its designation, I could drink this everyday. If only I could, I wish I had stocked up when I had the chance. A great, bold, complex and balanced beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 01:13:46 | More by imscotty
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Holland

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

09-15-2013 17:09:31 | More by Holland
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

09-13-2013 17:50:12 | More by KAP1356
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wesside89

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

09-13-2013 08:31:07 | More by wesside89
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TheBeerTruck

Michigan

3/5  rDev -28.4%

09-08-2013 05:17:23 | More by TheBeerTruck
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-06-2013 01:08:13 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-06-2013 01:01:47 | More by kjkinsey
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midlifec

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-04-2013 00:36:48 | More by midlifec
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

09-03-2013 03:44:57 | More by BMart
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter style glass. While pouring it, the liquid looks to be a cherry cola brown color. When it settles the beer looks dark brown like a hearty porter or stout. When held up to the light it's got some deep amber red highlights and you can slightly see it in the middle as well. What you can see through, there's some pretty good clarity. Nice thick frothy head off white tan color it's mostly small bubbles on the lower part of the about two and a half finger cap but larger bubbles towards the top. Goes away after a little bit with mediocre lacing.

Smell is good. Maybe some dark dehydrated fruits, brown sugar, ripe grapefruit peel, hops and maybe some hints of chocolate with a strong roasted malt grain. All good and well blended.

Taste is good, probably a slight step up from the smell. Tastes a lot more roasty and malty. Some figs maybe with some citrus hops, blood orange and grapefruit zest. Brown sugar and a touch of alcohol.

Mouthfeel is pretty good for the style. Certainly full bodied, big and bold. Hop bitterness is there even though this is a 2010 beer. Sweet, and smooth start with slightly dry somewhat earthy finish. Well balanced and a quality all around brew from Founders.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 20:07:22 | More by AndyAvalanche
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jl28r1

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-01-2013 13:16:36 | More by jl28r1
Founders Nemesis 2010 from Founders Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 883 ratings.