Paradigm Brown Ale | Kelsen Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kelsen Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
kelsenbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
par·a·digm \per-ə-dīm\ an outstandingly clear or typical example.

There are only a few moments in life where an opportunity arises that may possibly change the way you view the world. This is one of those moments. What you have in your hand is an outstandingly clear or typical example of what an American Brown Ale should be. Paradigm Brown Ale is a highly hopped brown ale that transcends the characteristics found in many examples of the style. The wonderful hop aroma will be apparent the second you pop the cap. Your first sip will present you with frothy foam and the taste of delicious chocolate malt that is more typical of a darker colored beer. The malt flavors will carry the hop bitterness through the entire sip and it finishes with a smooth texture that leaves your mouth watering for more. At this moment your view of the beer world has changed forever.

Added by puboflyons on 03-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
137
Reviews:
30
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
10.07%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
42
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3.16/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of NHSTEVE
3.35/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cp45
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of seanzig
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
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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Photo of 2ellas
3.54/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of makeshifty
3.59/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tekstr1der
3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
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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3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of braican
3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
3.72/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

First beer from this brewery, gonna see how it is before I buy more from them. No bottling date.

Pours a nice foamy fizzy bubbly 1+ finger mocha head that fades at a med to slower pace, decent lacing, super dark almost black color, prob too dark for a brown ale.

Nose brings some roasted malts, a little biscuity cocoa, a little char, caramel brown malt notes, a hint of yeast, with some spicy earthy hops in the background, and then turns to mostly cocoa.

Taste brings creamy brown malts, mocha notes with a little roasty hint coffee like and creamy milk chocolate, a little biscuity cocoa as well, chewy nougat, touch of char and faint acrid late on the palate. Earthy spicy hops cut in there, with fair bitterness, and an earthy hop taste, that turns a little herbal even, and a little booze comes through with a touch of warmth and a little alcohol phenol thing. Finish is a bit dry, little creamy, lingering earthy hops, little roast and cocoa, char as well.

Mouth is med bod but creamy and a bit smooth, nice carb.

Overall eh, it has some nice points, nice cocoa, creamy, smooth, etc, but the dark malt either the chocolate malt or some roast or black malt in there brings too much roasty char and almost acrid like character, especially for a brown, but even a porter that would be unpleasant. So if that were dialed back I would really enjoy this.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rogacks
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smakawhat
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Light tan one finger top, slightly creamy with a Swiss cheese like bubbled collar. Dark walnut brown body and straightforward appearance and thick sheets of lace.

Muted toasted malts and more of a sweet nutmeg quality on the nose. Hints slightly maple sugar as well. Earth like hop presence.

Palate brings some interesting qualities. Black iPad hop flavor slightly juicy but also floral. Stinging hop with a touch of milky chocolate but some very boozy sweetness. Quite a bit of a warm finish, hitting also phenolic clove and alcohol.

Some very good character but hits just a bit too alcohol hot and sweet.

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3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
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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Paradigm Brown Ale from Kelsen Brewing Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 137 ratings.
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