Founders Nemesis 2009
From Founders – The 2009 release of Nemesis is best described as a Maple Bourbon barrel aged wheat wine holding 12% abv and 70 ibu’s. The barrels have been resting deep in the mines of Grand Rapids for nearly 9 months and have been most effective in developing a great product. The Bourbon barrels we used in this creation were once used to age Maple syrup from northern Michigan, then emptied, and procured for our use in aging this beer. The combination of American oak, Kentucky Bourbon, Michigan Maple syrup and our golden/tan wheat ale has provided a delicious malty sweet ale distinctive of strong vanilla and bourbon notes.
Founders Brewing Company – Founders Nemesis 2009 – 12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet – 12 % abv. From Peter in Minnesota.
Appearance: Pours a vibrant amber orange with a thin swirly head.
Aroma: Sweet and sour fruits, vanilla, coconut and caramel.
Taste: Caramel, bourbon, maple sugar, and a thin layer of bitter hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
Overall: Bold yet balanced, not as sugary as I may make it sound, it had equal parts sweet, booze and bitter.