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Karma - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

974 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 974
Reviews: 487
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 14
Gots: 38 | 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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Ratings: 974 | Reviews: 487
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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.

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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.

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Nose: mild light large pitted fruit, spicy grain
Clear golden to amber under a very thin (< 1") white foam cap that quickly collapses and leaves light lace.
Palate: more malt driven than yeast driven. Grainy light malts with a hint of light large pitted fruit, slight spicy herbal hop bitter accent on the finish. No big flavors.
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Karma from Avery Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 974 ratings.