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Karma - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

965 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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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

No notes at this time.
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3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.52/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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.
Medium to medium light body and carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Pours a thin head on a clear darker straw colored body.
The aroma is like cotton candy with a little fruit salad.
The flavor is mild overall, a little lemon bitterness and some mild sweetness.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
A more interesting pale ale but still on the mild side overall.

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3.65/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

5.4% ABV listed on the label vice the 5.20% currently listed on the BA beer description.

Very clear, copper-colored body with lively, fine carbonation and a one-finger thick, white head (3.75). Mild caramel aroma with fruity hints of pear and grape (3.75). Warm, bready malt flavor with a delicately sweet fruitiness, much like the aroma (3.75). Medium-heavy mouthfeel, smooth and silky; semi-sweet finish (3.75).

Perhaps I have an oddly good example of this beer based on the relatively low ratings (BA 77, Bros 72). It drinks very nicely and has a nice, well-balanced malt character throughout. Mild fruity esters really compliment the malt profile. An enjoyable, late summer thirst quencher.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.28/5  rDev -3.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Haven't had a bad Avery brew yet.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Unibroue stemmed flute.

a: Clear amber with a two inch tall white head which receded to thin surface foam.

s; Mild light fruit.

t: Mild fruit cup over a light to medium malt base. Dry finish.

m: Light to medium with pretty good body and a lot of carbonation tingle.

o: More like an English pale ale than a Belgian, due to the very mild fruit element, although the malt flavor is also rather low. Except for the dark color it might even pass for a lager. Refreshing.

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