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Paradigm Brown Ale - Kelsen Brewing Company

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Paradigm Brown AleParadigm Brown Ale

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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | 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:
Beer added by: puboflyons on 03-01-2014

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Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 19
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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's hard to wow me with a brown ale. This brown is decent but nothing amazing. Certainly has caramel and roasty notes, but they don't jump off the page. Easy to drink. Mild head.

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3.63/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours about as dark as I’ve ever seen a brown ale! Aromas of plums, raisens and burnt sugar – strange but pleasing! Taste carries heavy malt and still the burned sugar, but not too sweet. Overall interesting. Really want to try this fresh from the tap!Pours about as dark as i’ve ever seen a brown ale.

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3.68/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 04/26/14 notes. Thanks to nmann08 for sharing this one. 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a deep mahogany brown color with two inches of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of nuts, caramel malts, toasted malts, sweet dark fruits, light cocoa, and burnt malts. Nice nose, lots going on and it all works.

t - Tastes of nuts, caramel malts, earthy notes, burnt malts, toasted malts, bready malts, and light cocoa. Lots of malts, lots of burnt malt notes.

m - Medium body to it and low to moderate carbonation. Light bitterness from the burnt notes.

o - Overall a decent brown ale but I found a little bitterness to the taste. Liked the nose, worth checking out if you like brown ales.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle was poured into a Hoegaarden 0.33L glass.

Appearance: A one finger off white head was poured that reduced a puffy layer. It is an amber brown color with some vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Roasted, chocolate, bready, burnt toast, caramel, some light citrus, and piney notes too.

Taste: Same as above. Nice malt notes and simple hop flavor with some bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, some bitterness, light to medium bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty nice brown ale. Will Revisit These guys again when passing through or heading up to my brothers cottage in Atkinson.

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4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Okay, this is what I like to see. A small brewer tackling a difficult beer right out of the gates. Kelson has done this style justice.

What do I mean by a difficult beer? Just look at the average reviews for browns right here on BA. They tend to score significantly lower than IPAs, Stouts, Belgians, etc... It's just one of those styles that gets a lot less lovin'. Why? I don't know, exactly. I think much of it comes from the trend in craft beer to deliver favors in mass quantities. Don't get me wrong, I love DIPAs, Quads and Baltic Porters like the next guy, but sometimes it's nice to have a beer that's just, well, a really good beer. I for one am a sucker for browns.

The color of this ale, from Kelsen, is perfect. It gives a precursor to the flavors within.

Aroma is rich. Smells of fresh bakery air, with those warm breads and roasted sugary pastries, almost a cross of caramel and butter.

Flavors are balanced and bold with a fresh pour. Dominant tongue is bread and smooth malt. Moderately spiced hops become apparent as my tumbler warms. Just a great all around beer.

Sip is a touch bitey, and swallow is medium bodied.

Overall quite excellent. Bravo for this newcomer. I'm looking forward to trying their other offerings.

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Paradigm Brown Ale from Kelsen Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.