Beer 307/365 – Founders Nemesis (2009)

Founders Nemesis 2009

Style: Wheatwine

ABV: 12.0%

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: Very unique, and very strong (but delicious)

Will I be drinking this again: Yes! I still have 3 more sitting in my basement.

Grade: A

9/11/2010: I sampled Founder’s Nemesis way back in March, and LOVED it then. Basically any beer that has maple in it I’m am sure to at least like a little bit. It seems like any of the small run beers that Founder’s produces, always end up being top notch (Nemesis, KBS, CSB, Black Biscuit etc). They even had this honey wheat that I tried when I visited back in January, and it was phenomenal.

Wheatwine is a completely new style for me, so I’m not quite sure what to expect. The smell is boozy as all hell, with some maple/caramel notes. I don’t know how to explain it, but the first sip almost had no flavor. I probably needed to let it warm a bit so I set it aside for about 15 minutes. Yup that was the problem, now there is a ton of flavor. Its pretty crazy how a few degrees in temperature can make a world of difference as far as flavors go. Lots of toffee and maple, a little woody, with a little afterkick of vanilla. The alcohol lets you know its there, without totally stabbing you in the throat. Mouthfeel was very unique and what I would call fluffy/creamy. If you were lucky enough to get your hands on some of this, crack one open now as it is drinking nicely already.

Picture of the day: Now this is what I call false advertising.

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