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Karma - Avery Brewing Company

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
78
okay

970 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 970
Reviews: 487
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 13
Gots: 39 | 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

No notes at this time.
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Date: 10/30/14
Location: Half Time Mamaroneck
Draught/Bottle: 12 oz Brown Bottle
Glassware: Snifter

Overall: It's not a proper BPA, like many BAs have mentioned here but the beers score certainly shouldn't suffer this greatly for it. A solid beer that would be great for summer.
Appearance: Dark apricot in color that lightens to an med dark orange at the edges. Large foamy tannish brown carbonation. The carbonation itself sits as a whisp at the top of the beer after maintaining good retention.
Aroma: This beer smells like I'm playing fruit ninja. Strong aromas of Plums, grapes, and peaches. Sweet doughy malts. No hop bitterness to speak of. There is no Belgian yeast that I can discern.
Taste: The malts come out more in the taste and I start to get flavors of dough and crackers. There is a little pepper which suggests Belgian yeasts. Again though the flavors are of sweet fruits.
Mouthfeel: Medium light body with medium carbonation. There is a touch of cloying sweetness, nearly syrupy, from all the fruit flavors combined with the sweet malts.

Notes: Julian Dated 14141 May 21st 2014
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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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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.

Karma from Avery Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 970 ratings.