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Karma - Avery Brewing Company

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937 Ratings

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Ratings: 937
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 11
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2005)
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

A- Dark amber. Head is a yellowish off white. One finger. Lacing is quite there.

S- Bright fruit. Apricot, and almost some apple esters. Very slight Belgian spice. Hops aren't very detectable, and the malt is a very light toast.

T- Fruity again. Very mild flavor. Belgian spice is light again.

M- Light body. Sweet feel and finish is rather sweet and wet. There is just the slightest spicy dryness.

O- This one isn't so impressive. Pretty fruity, and there isn't a lot of that great Belgian yeast spicy trait.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Bottle dated April 2014 (14127 Julian):
O: this beer isn't too bad, but it doesn't seem to fit the style to me. It's more of a dubbel or Scotch Ale, given the plum and dark fruit-like notes. It also reminds me a bit more of some English style beers with a hint of what I perceive as copper.

A: pale ale orange side of golden. Head seems to last in this pour.
S: this is where I get British pale ale / bitter notes. I get hints of caramel and plum.
T/M: mentioned above, a nice light Belgian darkish beer, but it's not listed as such and isn't that dark. The carbonation is a bit light also. The flavors are brown sugar, plum, a touch of fig, perhaps, and not much bitterness that I expect in a pale ale, Belgian or otherwise.

If I were to rate this outside of style, I might rate it almost a half a point higher.

cjgiant, Sep 27, 2014
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Not a lot of people apparently like this one, given the reviews, but I'm not sure why. It's a seasonal that tends to be available for a good part of the year, and I can usually find it if I'm looking for it. This is a Belgian-style pale, which I guess confuses some people, and it's not a common style, so maybe that's the issue. But whatever, it's a good mild pale, perfect for warm spring or fall days. Give this one a try.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium orange amber with a thin white head that dissipates to patches, leaving wispy lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, mixed light fruit, coriander and clove, slightly vegetal. Flavor is light caramel malt, thin light fruit juice, light hops and Belgian yeast. Light bodied. A rather mild and malty take on a Belgian pale, with understated Belgian yeast and light flavors. A kind of hybrid between a Belgian ale and light lager. Pleasant enough, but underwhelming. Not getting the relationship between Belgium and karma, so maybe I'm missing some nuance in this ale.

LiquidAmber, Sep 24, 2014
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Karma from Avery Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 937 ratings.