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Karma - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

965 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 965
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 13
Gots: 36 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2005

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Photo of TheHoppiest
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a coppery-gold color, with a 1/2" head that reduces to a thin lid.

Has a thin, malty aroma, with mild peppery notes. There are hints of banana and clove underneath.

Has a grassy, herby taste, with a mild sour apricot taste that hits mid-way through the sip. Ends with a slight banana sweet taste. Overall, the taste is easy and pleasant.

Mouthfeel is thin and mild, with very little bitterness.

A decent beer, but this is not one of my favorite styles. The mild sour, in combination with the banana fruitiness, are where they should be, but this one just doesn't do it for me.

Photo of WritersBlock
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of JRed
2.91/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours transparent pale gold in hue with a Great White head that leaves lacing behind. Subtle aroma of hop spice, grain, and medicinal undertones. Tastes of hop spice, grain, some adjuncts, wheat, dry with some bitter qualities towards the finish and some belgian candy sugar in a baby seat in the back. Thick and dull in the mouthfeel and makes those flavors fall flat on the palate. Sadly, this beer comes across like craft beer from a macro-brewery's perspective. The beer doesn't represent Avery at its best.

Photo of Minkybut
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured this beer from the bottle to tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a cloudy looking ale maybe from cold. Low weak head with no lacing to speak of. Taste was hoppy with a bitter finish that was just blaa to me. There was nothing that really set this beer off. Just a blaa beer I thought. I will not buy again.

Photo of ruckus232
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of LutherBrau
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of MrVonzipper
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly mirky amber-copper with practically no head and slightly visible carb.

A little caramel malt and a hint of citrus on the nose

Flavor notes are mild fruit, apple and caramel malt. Flavor is very mild. I find it hard to add "pale ale" to the Belgian in this beer. There are almost no noticeable hop notes to resemble a pale ale.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth with low carbonation and a mild aftertaste.

Overall its pretty good I would say for a session beer. There are like No distinguishing characteristics and/or strong flavors. It's very smooth and easy to drink but very mild across the board.

Photo of CarolinaKev
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Ngntjp
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of martyl1000
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of RyanAU
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of stewart124
3.57/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

highly carbonated with a somewhat dense head. Color is golden orange with visible carbonation.

Nose is grassy, floral and slightly citrus with a straw note.

The taste is light and ever so fruity with clementine coming to mind. There is a bit of tartness in the initial taste and a sour note but overall this finishes dry with bits of lemon and slight spice.

The hops are present and add a spiciness to this beer. Probably not huge in the hop department but the high carbnation and dry finish bring the hops out.

Refreshing and easy to drink. Nice solid belgian pale ale.

Photo of sixerofelixir
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of hopfacebrew
2.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

After rave reviews by both Steve McKenna and my man Paul I thought I would pick some Karma up.

A - Poured from 12oz brown bottle without any dates to a pint. The beer pours a slight copper orange color with a nice 1 finger white head with decent retention and lacing. Some yeast on the bottom of the bottle.

S - A slight bit of spice on the nose along with a light honey, malt, and yeast character. Not a lot to report.

T - The beer starts with a fairly pleasant flavors with a pleasant yeast crisoness to accompany the toasted caramal malt. A mild bitterness with a wheat hint. However as the beer develops the pleasantness of the flavor dissapates to a thin watery disappointing flavor. It dies.

M - Light bodied and semi crisp and dry finish.

O - I want to like this beer but I don't. I think the aroma is lacking and the flavor dies and fades and really drops the ball. Starts out nice but just doesn't cut it. Won't be back.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-31-2011 01:52:01

Photo of Smurf2055
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Kenai4
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of whynot44
3.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear medium amber color with a decent white head that disipates fairly quickly with only traces of lacing.

The aroma is sweet light malt with an almost "fruit punch" overtone, actually, not bad.

The taste is mildly sweet malt with an apple/pear/apricot fruitiness and a touch of floral hops at the finish, a bit different than most Belgian Pale Ales, but nice.

Light/medium bodied, smooth and very drinkable. Worth a try.

Photo of Ego
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

eyes:
golden with amber tones, kept a thin layer of white foam for a good 10 minutes now (clingy as well), being fed by the carbonation in the glass, looks pretty bubbly (with small bubbles) - inviting

nose:
bready hops, citric ESB ? some underlying sweetness of malt at the end, I also detect a little isopropanol smell when I really concentrate on the odors, it is masked by the citrus mostly which causes the taste buds (well at least mine) to get active, very nice nose here

taste etc:
lighter body than I expected but only slightly detrimental imo. has a nice crisp carbonation signature, a hair under a soda fizz and it sort of lingers on the toungue for a little while, the tart notes in the nose are not apparent until the late aftertaste which is a blend of the aforementioned citrus and some hop bitter (not strong). later on in the glass you get more of that funky belgian yeast thing happening in your throat, enjoyable.

verdict?
using belgian material doesnt make you belgian. none the less this is tasty if not very american tasting aside from the yeast profile. this is light enough to drink anytime. the belgian funk almost comes out in the nose and taste but it doesnt seem brought to the fore. regardless, this is a tasty beer worth picking up if you see it, probably not worth your while walking the earth for it though, grasshopper...

Photo of Twal
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of beveragecaptain
2.64/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle. This beer pours out copper colored with a huge head. The aroma is lightly hoppy. This beer does not really smell like a Belgian. The flavor starts out with a grainy maltiness. There is just a little caramel and fruit flavor. The finish is weak. Light to medium mouthfeel. None of the flavors are appealing enough to make this beer very drinkable. This beer lacks focus and was a disappointment.

Photo of ypsifly
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Undated 12oz poured into a tulip.

Clear amber/copper with a light tan head that is one finger high, lumpy, and does a good job of clinging to the glass.

Smells malty with some grains, yeast, and floral hops. Nothing exciting.

The malts and grain are upfront and followed by some belgian yeast and a building hop bitterness that threatens to throw off the balance. There's a hint of something sweet underneath.

Moderate mouth works well with the active carbonation, but its still a little rough. Very drinkable, but not very exciting for the style.

Photo of illini4x4
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of ncvbc
2.95/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Deep amber with light reddish hues and a somewhat thinnish white head, falling to a ring that leaves some spots of lacing down the glass. Fruit, light caramel and faint citrus hops. Somewhat candy like at times. A bready yeast is also present. Definite sweetness in the taste, a little tea like. Very light Belgian influence with the yeast but not too obvious or similar to a BPA in my book. Just a bit thin in the mouth with a light crispness and nibble on the tongue. A little drying in the finish but early it seems watery. Pretty drinkable overall but there are better brews out there.

Photo of Techichi
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Karma from Avery Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 965 ratings.