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Karma - Avery Brewing Company

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KarmaKarma

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BA SCORE
77
okay

882 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 882
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 10
Gots: 22 | 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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dorianmarley

Ohio

3.35/5  rDev -1.2%

Appearance is very nice golden orange. Pancake white head and nice lacing.

Nose is caramelized malt, orange zest, and hardy hops.

Taste is an exciting assortment of caramel, orange zest, sour candy, light bread, and light hops. Tastes shift like a good Belgian. However, after a few sips, the flavors fade and mesh into a soda-like sensation.

Mouthfeel is clean and refreshing with mild carbonation. However, the carbonation picks up at the end like club soda; muddling the taste.

Overall, starts off great, but the carbonation and mouthfeel are so distracting that the entire brew becomes a disapointment.

12-04-2011 01:07:01 | More by dorianmarley
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kennylopez

New Jersey

2.98/5  rDev -12.1%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: a hazy golden yellow with a 1/4 inch of white head that fades after the pour and leaves no lacing.

Smells: there is a mild Belgian yeast note that I pick up through the floral hop base.

Tastes/mouthfeel: this is a unique pale ale with a tangy sort of Belgian twist. there is a cream kind of front from in the carbonation that finishes with the bitterness of the deliciousness from a good balance of hops.

Overall: I personally don't think I am going to buy it again for myself, but my girlfriend and the brother like quite a bit so it will probably make its way back into my beer fridge again in the future.

12-03-2011 18:26:40 | More by kennylopez
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bigred89

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

12-03-2011 16:08:16 | More by bigred89
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -2.7%

Pours a slightly hazy gold color with smallish head. Perfume like aromas with slight berry notes. Tastes pretty clean and neutral. Almost seems like a blond ale to me. Feels light with low bitterness. Overall, was expecting more from this brew, but it's not bad by any means. Would be a great starter beer for a novice craft beer drinker.

12-02-2011 00:49:08 | More by jwhancher
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +47.5%

12-01-2011 01:12:00 | More by VikeMan
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akinsja

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +18%

11-28-2011 15:44:13 | More by akinsja
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xpdrinker

Florida

4/5  rDev +18%

11-25-2011 15:06:11 | More by xpdrinker
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

11-24-2011 00:23:22 | More by djrn2
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3HovsepiansBrews

California

3.1/5  rDev -8.6%

A - Opaque burnt orange with a cream head and long-lasting lace.

S - Pungent fruity and spicy esters. Some grassiness as well.

T - Some sour fruit flavors that turn into more subtle dark fruits like prunes. There is a little caramel, but not much. There is a sour finish of citrus fruit that sits on the front of your tongue at the end of the sip along with some yeast flavor.

M - The head is pretty creamy and fluffy.

O - This beer looks nice and is trying hard to be a Belgian Pale Ale. However ,the nose and flavor profile don't quite make it. There are hints of the genre, but it is lacking overall.

11-23-2011 04:11:35 | More by 3HovsepiansBrews
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

11-22-2011 01:41:44 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-20-2011 05:56:15 | More by barnzy78
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +18%

11-20-2011 04:19:49 | More by JAHMUR
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beefandbean22

Washington

4/5  rDev +18%

11-19-2011 03:10:41 | More by beefandbean22
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +18%

11-17-2011 09:00:11 | More by Texasfan549
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thearsenal

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.5%

11-16-2011 20:00:00 | More by thearsenal
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IPx

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11.5%

11-16-2011 05:52:52 | More by IPx
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +18%

11-16-2011 02:43:26 | More by virinow
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jheezee

Texas

3/5  rDev -11.5%

11-16-2011 00:42:12 | More by jheezee
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Annesemj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18%

11-16-2011 00:13:45 | More by Annesemj
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shufon

New York

3/5  rDev -11.5%

11-15-2011 04:19:54 | More by shufon
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BeerMe42

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11.5%

11-15-2011 03:08:36 | More by BeerMe42
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +18%

11-15-2011 00:59:56 | More by Exiled
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +47.5%

11-14-2011 22:38:33 | More by NCbeerpirate
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +18%

11-14-2011 21:14:14 | More by UncleJimbo
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Hessian257

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

11-14-2011 19:23:02 | More by Hessian257
Karma from Avery Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 882 ratings.