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Karma - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

906 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 906
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 11
Gots: 26 | 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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Photo of ScottyC54
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

ScottyC54, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of SeanNoach
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

SeanNoach, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of mhewes
4/5  rDev +17.6%

mhewes, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of Jstark5150
4.25/5  rDev +25%

Jstark5150, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%

A: The beer is clear amber-orange in color and has a light amount of carbonation. It poured with a half finger high light beige head that quickly died down, leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of caramel malts and spicy and herbal hops in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and additionally has flavors of apples and pears. There are notes of malty sweetness; no bitterness is noticeable.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a low amount of carbonation. There are some hints of dryness in the finish.
O: The beer has an interesting smell and taste but could use stronger aromas and flavors.

metter98, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of Davit
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Davit, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of mountdew1
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%

Poured into a chalice. A nice dark golden amer color, with a 2 finger bubbly dirty white head. Plenty of carbonation rose from the bottom. Head clung to the sides nicely, and left a thin central layer on top. Aroma was floral, with a small hint of spice hiding in the back. Very small tad of sour. Taste was yeasty up front, but then shifted to a light floral/citrus. Felt ok in the mouth, perhaps a smidge thin, and a smidge overcarbonated, but not terrible. Overall a reasonable beer, but nothing I would go out of my way for.

mountdew1, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of Kevin79
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Kevin79, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of mechanicalprints
4/5  rDev +17.6%

mechanicalprints, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of mcallister
3/5  rDev -11.8%

mcallister, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of Jplachy
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%

A: I didn't get much of a head from this beer but it poured a beautiful copper color.

S: I get mostly fruit followed by malt or caramel.

T: It's sweet with almost no bitterness. Lightly fruity, mildly malty.

M: Mildly carbonation and even a little....oily.

O: I enjoyed this beer but it was nothing special. Drinking one was good and that's probably all I need.

Jplachy, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of Tyrawlings
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of shelby415
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

shelby415, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of gustogasmic
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%

it's a beautiful clear light red-brown with a quick-forming head, and big soda bubbles for a short second after pouring. light tan lacing.

smells ale-y, syrup and light hops. a little yeast.

taste is simple and great. acidic hit gives way to a beer-y leave that hangs on for a minute and sweetens in the mouth. light, crisp- harsh carbonation at first with a dry leave.

got some respect for avery after a Maharaja on tap. this is nothing close but might be an old bottle- no date listed.

a great sessionable bpa with unique equatorial hop chaacter. gotta get a fresh one.

gustogasmic, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of GuisseppeFranco
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

GuisseppeFranco, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of matt062286
4/5  rDev +17.6%

matt062286, Feb 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

LJWalker, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%

Pours a light amber with an orangish hue. There's a quarter of an inch of soft, white head that has decent retention. The nose has notes of red apples and faint caramel malt. The flavor is heavy caramel with some faint apple-like fruitiness and some faint yeasty notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with some faint carbonation.

Overall, this is a good beer, but in the long run it's uninteresting. The taste is one dimensional, though enjoyable, the enjoyment is short lived. I wouldn't have this again.

tdm168, Feb 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Boomer4ES, Jan 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

JeffTheJuice, Jan 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

CelticAleMan, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of hopfacebrew
2.9/5  rDev -14.7%

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

hopfacebrew, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of poppyjohn
3/5  rDev -11.8%

poppyjohn, Jan 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

mhjets, Jan 23, 2012
Karma from Avery Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 906 ratings.