Two regular dudes who happen to be huge fans of American craft beer.
By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer on Friday, December 31st, 2010
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
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