Nemesis 2010 | Founders Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by mcann2pu on 07-29-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
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 +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -64.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.85/5  rDev -7.9%

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 -4.3%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.3/5  rDev +2.9%

12 oz brown bottle - purchased 9/8/2010

Founders Nemesis 2010 changed the color of my clear glass snifter to a dark brown almost black hue with a slight red cast around the edges. A 1/4-finger tan head was produced that shrunk to a collar of bubbly foam.

The nose was dominated by dark roasted malts, dark fruits and burnt toast also comes to mind. The taste begins sweet; of dark fruits, raisins, figs with brown sugar, toffee and black licorice. After 4-years the 100 IBU's have faded, however, there still is enough hop presence at the finish; The mouth feel is thick, smooth/creamy as well as a little chewy with a full body.

Nemesis 2010 drinkability after 4-years is fantastic - hard to believe this ale is 12% ABV. Sure wish I had another bottle!!

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.08/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Nemesis 2010 from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 936 ratings