Karma Belgian Style Pale Ale | Avery Brewing Company

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Karma Belgian Style Pale AleKarma Belgian Style Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2005

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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

Orange. Very bland orange color with a far beyond adequate head. Smell is reasonable, with some nice fruity esters, but there is a presence of cardboard in there as well. Taste follows suit initially offering a nice, biscuity malt sweetness not dissimilar to another Colorado fave, but after a few seconds the flat cardboard thing kicks in. Finish is mild citric hops. Mouthfeel is fine, but I don't see myself buying this again. You can bring some over if you want, though.

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

Orange amber color with a thin and creamy eggshell white head. Thin lacing too. Nice citrus and yeast aroma. Light-bodied with a mildly bitter character. Soft spices and yeast flavoring as well. Sour fruit aftertaste at times. The finish is dry and fruity with a hint of spice. All in all a decent seasonal from Avery.

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Photo of dwoolley1
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Lukass
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of petermethot
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Kenai4
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of savagepm
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Dizzy242
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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

On tap at brew festival.

Appearance: a thin white head, no lacing, light amber color with mild carbonation.

Aroma: Belgian yeast funk, medium roasted barley, caramel, some coriander and other spice notes.

Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, slightly sticky, frothy, with a drying finish.

Flavor: nice caramel, wheat bread, some coriander and peach.

Overall: well crafted and enjoyable.

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Photo of In_Control_Mike
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of jborg
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Casey3236
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Jeffreywhite22
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Smarty_Pints
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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

Photo of thedoubler55
3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Like a typical pale ale with a nice honey golden coloring.
S: Very pleasant, I am definitely a fan of the floral aroma and I smell a hint of honey.
T: I feel like I taste peaches with some subtle fruits that aren't distinguished enough.
M: Very light in the mouth, true to style with little hoppy bite... not too carbonated either, it almost has a watery mouthfeel.
D: Definitely a drinkable beer, the low ABV followed with the watery mouthfeel creates a perfect combination for this beer to be extremely sessionable. I just don't know if I like it enough though...

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Photo of denver10
3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice golden with a thumbs width white head that quickly recedes and fair lacing. A yeasty aroma with some sweet cantaloupe and pepper. Flavor follows suit. Very light and bright flavor. Medium bodied, not too much activity. Overall, a very drinkable brew. It attains some interesting flavors but a little watered down and inconsistent from one try to the next (I have had this a bunch of times). At its best times its good, at its worst times is just average.

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Photo of maek228
3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Light amber. Small head when poured but it stuck around in the form of a bleach white ring atop the beer.

Smell: Like sugary raspeberry and strawberry. Fruity with malt undertones.

Taste: Crisp grainy malt sweetness with heavy fruit undertones...I'm getting sour apple, strawberry, and nectarine. Hop finish is mild.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing

Drinkability: Average

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Photo of DASA10
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buschbeer
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle
Served in a snifter

A - It pours a deep amber color, and is topped with two inches of beige head.

S - The aroma is fruity and spicy. I get pear, peach, and spices.

T - The taste leans more towards the spicy side. I really don't detect the pear or peach, but I get a green apple flavor.

M - Medium with heavy carbonation.

O - It is an alright beer that I won't be getting excited over each "limited release".

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Karma Belgian Style Pale Ale from Avery Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 994 ratings.
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