Nemesis (2009)
Founders Brewing Company

Nemesis (2009)Nemesis (2009)
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Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
4.14 | pDev: 12.8%
Nov 18, 2020
Feb 06, 2010
Nemesis (2009)Nemesis (2009)
Notes: Maple bourbon barrel aged wheat wine.
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Rated by bret27 from California

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle courtesy of acurtis.
Probably well past it’s prime.
Sweet fruity notes but not really drinkable.
Nov 18, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by Richter525 from Michigan

Aug 07, 2020
Rated: 4.71 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Dec 28, 2019
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Rated by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Drank December 2019. Smooth.
Dec 20, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by nwhittin from Indiana

Feb 26, 2019
Rated: 3.82 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Dec 23, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Sep 13, 2018
Rated: 3.69 by ScottP from New Hampshire

May 28, 2018
Rated: 3.06 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

May 28, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by midlifec from Michigan

May 06, 2018
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer pours a hazy blood orange color with amber highlights. It doesn't have much head.

It has a date, fig and molasses aroma.

I get the dates and fig in the flavor along with a little alcohol. There is enough bitterness to keep it from being too sweet, although it does lean towards being sweet.

Thick, syrupy, sticky mouthfeel with low carbonation

It has held up well over six plus years. There is a little oxidation, but it still is pretty tasty.
Jan 29, 2017
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured a thick brown body with minimal head. Bits of booze and wood come through but really dark fruits like prunes and raisins in the aroma. Thick body and slow-sipping, this beer has a sticky sugary sweetness from maple syrup but is smooth thanks to barrels, and has an intense dark fruit taste akin to black cherries, figs, prunes & raisins. Finishes real sweet and booze hidden throughout.
Jan 29, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Jan 01, 2017
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle thanks to Jake65, share on 6/11/16. Nice medium amber body, small airy head. While this is all barley wine through and through, the barrel aging makes adds the right amount of sweetness and smokiness to this brew. Hints of vanilla, marshmallow, licorice and molasses add to the complex tastes. Slow, pleasant burn caps this off. Spectacular!
Jun 21, 2016
Rated: 4.02 by SveNss0N from Massachusetts

Apr 04, 2016
Rated: 4.56 by Beastcpa from Pennsylvania

Oct 21, 2015
Rated: 3.8 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Sep 01, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by jrob21 from Georgia

Jul 29, 2015
Reviewed by SPLITGRIN from Kentucky

4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This review is from notes that I found dated 2-20-10.

A near perfect amber tone of a body that nearly glows on the edges when held to light. Head is a very light tan with tight bubbles that reach almost two fingers then fades to just a skim in about two minutes. No real lace is noticeable. Nose is beautiful as it screams rich hop buttered toffee and true butter rum, this is just so unique and lovely. As I take first sip it is just so creamy and rich with a pretty close following to the nose in terms of the buttered rum. Sweet but not heavy as hops do play nicely on the back half of the palate to balance the beer. I absolutely do not get a huge or over the top bourbon presence as some have noted, and I am a big bourbon fan. Alcohol is slightly hot on the back end of this one. A couple of years in the cellar will do it well. Mouthfeel is played more by the hops than by the heavy sweet notes. Drinkability is nice but the alcohol will sneak up on you.
Jul 27, 2015
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Huge thanks to garymuchow for this, did not see this coming!
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- A clear amber with a lot of floaters with a small off white head.

S- Maple, bourbon, sweet, oak, dark fruits, tart cherries?, mint, oxidation, some complexity that I'm having trouble describing but it is great.

T- Maple, bourbon, earthy spice, sweet malts, raisins/figs, hints of grapefruit rind, brown sugar, smooth, great complexity.

M- Smooth, medium to full body, low carbonation

O- I have not tried this fresh but I have tried fresh Sweet Repute and this is better. Complexity is great, very smooth, almost no alcohol. If you can get a hold of a bottle, get it!
Jun 29, 2015
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Reviewed by ClePaul from Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Founders Nemesis

Look 9/10
Smell 17/20
Taste 37/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 16/20

Overall 87/100

Summery: Nice big barley wine. Not a huge fan of the style. So for me it's about as good as it gets~
May 23, 2015
Rated: 4.45 by kwgduke from Pennsylvania

Mar 26, 2015
Rated: 3.66 by mj81 from New Jersey

Mar 19, 2015
Rated: 4.04 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Jan 18, 2015
Rated: 3.84 by SocalKicks from California

Jan 06, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by Tracker83 from Michigan

Dec 15, 2014
Rated: 4 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Dec 01, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 21, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by chcfan from California

Nov 14, 2014
Rated: 4 by Wolberjs from California

Nov 09, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by nrs207 from Pennsylvania

Oct 19, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by dataylor21 from Kentucky

Oct 17, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by DarthGuitarHero from Minnesota

Oct 02, 2014
Rated: 4 by iL0VEbeer from New Jersey

Sep 14, 2014
Rated: 3 by mmars010 from Virginia

Sep 12, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by MarkyMOD from Colorado

Aug 21, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Aug 13, 2014
Rated: 5 by OB1 from Ohio

Aug 07, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Aug 02, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by avalonct from Michigan

Jul 31, 2014
Nemesis (2009) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 711 ratings