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Karma - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

913 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 913
Reviews: 482
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 11
Gots: 25 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

smithj4, Aug 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Lare453, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Satan70
2/5  rDev -41.2%

Satan70, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

paulish, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of mfnmbvp
2.7/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle, with some sort of coded bottled on date present. My third beer from Avery Brewing Co., out of Colorado.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a hazed copper colored body with less than a finger of off-white head. Looks okay.

S - The smell is of yeast esters - cream, banana, clove spicing, some melon rind. Not a bad aroma, but it's just not doing it for me.

T - Things really take a turn for the worse upon sipping. Sharp and astringent. Indistinct berries, melon fruitiness, banana, cidery apple sort of presence, yeasty clove spice, some cola / Dr. Pepper / artificial cherry sort of taste, and some coppery metallics thrown in there. Maybe some mild alcohol noticeable. A mish mash of flavors I'm not particularly fond of.

M - The feel is quick, crisp, & clean for the most part. Lightly sticky / grapey / dry on the finish. Lots of tannins.

Overall, I am not usually one to put down a craft beer, no matter how much I dislike it, but this has got to be one of the poorest Belgian style offerings from any brewery that I have tasted in recent memory. I love the name of the beer, but not the beer. Avoid.

Avery Brewing Karma ---2.5/5

mfnmbvp, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of mcrawford
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

mcrawford, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Bpc24
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Bpc24, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of Mantooth
3.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured on draft at the fabulous Duckworth's on Park Rd, Charlotte, NC.

Pours gold with minimal lacing, initial blush of Belgian candy sugar folds into a lightly malted pale ale. This isn't something I'd seek out - but considering it's 5.2% - it's not a bad session beer. Maybe this is more to the liking of others - but I'm one and done with this brew. Big fan of the brewery though.

Mantooth, Jul 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

schimschim, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Yogi_Beer, Jul 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

skriv, Jul 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

gutbuster, Jul 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

insearchofhops, Jul 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Gmartin75, Jul 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

gruitous, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of majorbase2
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lively amber color with a nice white foam head that dissipates quickly. Leaves a decent amount of lacing around the edge.

Aroma leads with some grassiness and a bit of lemon zest, with a hint of orange. Floral hops. A little bit of roasted malts.

Unfortunately, there's not much going on in the taste. More of the grassiness from the aroma. Wheat. Sugary. Very subdued.

Mouthfeel is extremely thin and watery. Moderate amount of carbonation. Best thing I can say about this one is that it's refreshing.

Overall, A disappointing first experience from a brewery that I've heard good things about. I won't be giving up on Avery just because of this, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend this beer.

majorbase2, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Rgsvind, Jul 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

kell50, Jul 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

snowmg, Jul 15, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

wollefdoogylloj, Jul 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

kaltkaelir, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

rheimbro, Jul 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

vwbus7, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

zestar, Jul 13, 2014
Karma from Avery Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 913 ratings.