Founders Nemesis 2009 (365 Day 30)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer on Friday, December 31st, 2010

Founders Brewing Company Nemesis

The day before New Years Eve, I thought to myself that it would be nice to pull out a quality beer as I knew I was going to crack open Rare Bourbon County Stout the next day, so I needed something that could lead me in to such a big American craft beer.

Nemesis 2009 by Founders, which had been aging in the cellar for nearly year, seemed to be the perfect fit. I have heard good things about this annual release, with each being a bit different than the previous. Time to take the plunge. Needless to say, I was excited for this tasting and review.

After the physical eying of the beer, it was all down hill for me: the aroma and taste just wasn’t what I expected. Flavors seemed to be off and not well balanced. The drinkability suffered because of this. A bit of a let down.

For the difficulty I had obtaining this beer (called and drove all over the place) and the cost (nearly $6 per bottle and some places raised the price to gouge), this version of Nemesis falls short. After looking at my review and points, I actually believe I over rated this beer. Just give me my KBS and I will be happy. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9, Taste: 8, Look: 8, Drinkability: 7, Overall: 7.9

Useless Fact: Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles (274 km) per hour.

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