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Karma - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

965 Ratings
THE BROS
73
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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 MAUEX_MFA
3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Not much on the nose, very faint aroma of Belgian yeast and malt.

Pours golden, with a thin head.

Tastes light and clean. Refreshing but very little flavor. This is like a strong American light lager brewed with Belgian yeast, OR a very watered down Belgian ale.

This would be a pleasing session beer to drink whilst angling or watching a professional sports contest.

Photo of Danobold
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of CEDAMA
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of WastingFreetime
2.2/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from tasting notes.

A. Light yet clear amber color with a flash-in-the-pan head that falls apart to nothing without any lacing despite a rather vigorous pour.

S. Very focused on floral hopping over the top of a biscuit malt. Smells like a brown ale with good hopping, not like a BSPA.

T. Unusually light flavor of toasted bread and that's about it. Tastes more like a thin brown ale without any hopping at all, which is curious considering the nose, however it is still not at all like a BSPA.

M. Light and spritzey, quite sessionable. The best thing about this beer is the soft texture it has on the palate.

Photo of Amp
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of illini4x4
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of PeterIngemi
3.06/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap at gulu cafe in Salem, serves in a pint glass

A: dark yellow, kind of like apple juice or pee, with half a finger of fluffy head, very clean looking, can see intense carbonation bubbles rushing to the top of the glass, very nice sticky lacing
All the way down the glass.

S: a touch of soap, and a wheaty malt sweetness, a touch of barnyard funk and citrus in there as well, a touch of spicyness, not a huge fan of the Aroma here.

T: a bit of funk an spice blending into a pear like flavor, not really a lot of hops here, a bit of Melon and toasty caramel as well, in a strange way it almost reminds me of bud heavy, well balanced I suppose.

M: high tight bubble carbonation , very very drinkable, leavs me with a strange melon like aftertaste which I am not fond of. Bet crisp.

O: not bad but nothing amazing.... Not a huge fan.

Photo of strongaf
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of blackfoot86
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of TicoCali
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of zonker17
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -48.5%

Photo of DeezGunz14
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of soulfly1492
4.12/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Lots of fruity esters, apricot and peaches. Some peppery yeast. Mild clove. Some clean Munich malt, lots of sugars. Some barley and wheat. Little to no hop character. Very bold, nearly as strong as a mild barleywine.

Appearance: Very light copper. Lots of haze. Head is off-white with orange highlights, medium height. Mild retention and little lacing.

Flavor: Wow, lots of peach and orange citrus. Lightly astringent tannins. Black pepper phenols and yeast. Lightly bitter Munich malt. Mild clove, not as much as I picked up in the aroma. Very little to no hop flavor, what's there is floral (the website says they used American Sterling hops). Grainy, lightly toasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Slick and oily. Finishes just barely dry. Low carbonation that you feel at the back of your throat on the way down. Mildly warming.

Overall: Beautiful savory fruit flavors here. Very full flavor, yet easily drinkable. No bold and/or bitter aftertaste. I will be getting this again.

Notes: Consumed on 5/7/2012.

Photo of Dave121275
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of chasmandocharles
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of troysoy2
2.78/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip, I got a good two fingers of loosely packed white head, which quickly receded to become a thin smattering of bubbles. Amber body. Not a whole lot going on as far as lacing.

"What on earth?" This beer smells like straight molasses, and maybe if you use your imagination, pecan pie. The grassy hop aroma is barely there, but it floats around, and doesn't quite seem to fit.

Much like the smell, but with a hint of cherry and plum. Very thin in both flavor and mouthfeel. Easy drinking, but never satisfying. There's a slight tartness on the finish. Almost nonexistent carbonation.

Not what I was expecting at all. I'm glad I tried it -- it's decently tasty, but nothing I'll be coming back to. Avery can, and has done better.

Photo of facundoCNB
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a deep amber pour with a nice initial amount of head which quickly diminished into a light ring of bubbles around the glass. smells of caramel, nuts, dates. the taste, much like the smell, is very faint.. light notes of honey, dates, a bit of an oak flavor.. not much there honestly. light/medium bodied with lots of fizzy carbonation.

i'm a bit disappointed with this beer.. it looked like it was going to be great but really ended up lacking in most aspects. as far as belgian pale ales go, it's not bad, but there are many that are tastier. as far as beers by avery, this is the only bland beer that i can remember having from them. maybe i got a bad bottle or something, i'd be willing to try it again.. it wasn't terrible, it just didn't have much taste to it.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a very average beer by avery standards. totally nondescript in a lot of ways, but especially in the nose. after a pale amber pour with a good tall white head, it smells fairly sweet and malt based, somehow entirely missing is the belgian yeast that is supposed to power this brew. this is a majorly dumbed down beer. feel is off a bit, very weak carbonation makes the beer feel flat and heavy, instead of the bright crispy feeling usually characteristic of belgian pale ales. overall a real letdown from a brewery i have come to associate with exceptional beer.

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