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Paradigm Brown Ale - Kelsen Brewing Company

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92
outstanding

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kelsen Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: puboflyons on 03-01-2014)
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Photo of gonzo000
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

l. Dark brown with a two finger foamy head when pouring a 22 oz bomber into a pint glass. Once settled, it has a bit of amber color as well. The head remains at about 1 finger throughout the beer.

s. Faint nutty sent. Not overpowering in the least. Some grapefruit notes as well.

t. I know this is more mouthfeel, but there is a creamy aspect to this beer that is something special, and it does loose that creaminess as the beer settles. I suggest pouring this beer 6 - 8 oz at a time to get a refreshed head and added creaminess throughout. The head will continue to grow. There is a bitter aspect to the beer that comes through a bit if you allow it to settle. If you like that, forego the suggestion above. Nutty, malty, well balanced, some hoppy pine on the finish. This is a very well crafted beer. Kudos to the craft beer cellar in Nashua NH for recommending this beer for me.

Mouthfeel is outstanding, as is the overall aspect of this beer. I have not enjoyed a brown like this since visiting breweries in Toronto in 1990.

Photo of Pjkutah
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Stellar American Brown Ale. USOBC gold Winner and deservedly so. Doesn't thin out like a lot of browns and has great roasty, chocolate, and hop flavors. Complex!

Photo of Al_C
4.78/5  rDev +13.8%

Once upon a time back in March, I stopped by Kelsen Brewery and was handed a sample of this delicious brew...I’ve never been a big brown ale fan but like a hoppy beer, but not over the top...well they changed my mind forever! It all starts with the aroma once you pop the cap...roasted nut/caramel like, with hints of chocolate and coffee...wonderful foamy head that sticks around...it pours a deep rich dark brown...the taste is where it’s all at...roasted malt sweetness upfront, (refer to aroma for taste), but not too sweet...followed by a very fine, almost resin type hop takeover, with floral hints, that carries all the way to the finish...very smooth finish...outstanding quality and attention to detail went into this beer with lots of love...I’ve been drinking micro/craft beers since 2002 and this is one, if not the best beer I have ever put my lips too...and just like Lay’s chips, you can’t drink just one! So what are you waiting for? Seek out this beer if you want your taste buds to explode, you will not be disappointed...and that’s a promise from this guy!

Photo of JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of KirkFrancis
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Shack_Daddy
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

This beer is excellent. I'm not usually into brown ales, but this one has changed my feeling towards them. Can't wait to see what they have in store for their stout!

Photo of raywilt
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

A stellar brown ale. Pours a beautiful medium maduro wrapper brown with a light tan head. Nice lacing on the rinsed glass and 1 inch of head after being poured into a large stein glass from a 22 oz bottle.

Clean up front actually a light mouthful despite its color . Very fresh. More roasted nut and light carmel flavors than coffee for me. Very creamy and lingering finish. Creme brulee like? Good hop balance but slightly favoring the malt side. Perfect fall beer.

Not my favorite style of beer but one of the best in its class.

Photo of puboflyons
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle #14200666. Sampled on March 1, 2014.

The pour is a deep rich looking brown color with a modest off-white head that lingers on and leaves lacing clinging to the glass.

The aroma has several interesting characteristics not as common in a Brown. Of course I am picking up the nuttiness and caramel maltiness but I am also catching a hint of cocoa and a modest earthy hop nip.

The body is around medium.

The taste is rather remarkable because of the way it evolves. It begins sweet and malty, then nutty, and there is a dark fruit-like eruption which blossoms into a solid bitterness that lingers on at the end. A nice start for this brand new brewery.

Photo of rjp217
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of DrewRPS
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of d_brommer_nh
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ScottJergenson
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Mmcdonald79
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Billybrewboy
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of BierBliss
3.16/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of risendragon
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nanobrewery from Derry, NH. Having only been in existence for three months, this place is off to a stellar start! Erik and Paul are the owners, very personable and eager to talk about beer. Now on to this brew!

Appearance- Dark brown towards the bottom but lighter up top with a nice foamy head.

Smell- Dark grains, chocolate, coffee, toffee, hops, faint spice (clove, cinnamon). Perfectly in balance.

Taste- Just short of amazing, a little too much hop for the style though. Earthy notes and hops mingle with coffee, dark chocolate, a bit of hazelnut (very faint), and toffee. Feels nice and velvety on the tongue, very smooth.

Overall- A great addition to the local canon of craft beers. It is very unique, being one of the few breweries in the area to do a Brown Ale. Highly recommended!

Photo of johnnnniee
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the brewery.
Pours a fairly clear deep dark brown with a decent sized fluffy beige head that blankets the top for a good long time. Aromas of hops, shit yeah lots of earthy citrusy hops atop a solid base of bready, chocolate, and caramel maltiness. The flavor follows the aroma quite well. Rich caramel and chocolate countered with a solid earthy citrus hop flavor. Moderate hop bitterness is never harsh. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a creamy silky velvety mouthfeel. Wow, I'm impressed! This is a damn fine brown ale from a brand new brewery. I look forward to sampling more from this upstart.

Photo of dphillips
4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Paradigm Brown Ale from Kelsen Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.