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RATINGS: 807   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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We believe in Karma. We suspect most of you do, too. It truly is a global concept. Very simply put, "you get what you give." Inspired by this principle and the wonderful farmhouse and pale ales of Belgium, we’ve created Karma Ale, a decidedly fruity and estery ale, intricate in body and nose, all driven by a unique Belgian yeast strain. Remember, good things DO happen to good people. Here’s to being good!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Light amber color with a small head and absolutly no carbonation. Aroma is more corn juice than anything. Starts mildly bitter then becomes a convoluted caramel mess. Some hay flavor takes some of the edge off but the hop taste isnt very good nor is the flavor of this beer. Avery hits a new low.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2005
I was surprised to learn of the Belkgian influence. I thought it was clean and crisp but not very complex. A drinkable brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Clear burnt orange color with a moderate foamy, slightly rocky beige head. Toasted malt aromas along with syrupy raisin and orange. Hops are herbal and somewhat "green". Yeast profile of popular Canadian Belgian style brews. Heavy malt flavors. Smooth feel. Not a lot of depth in the flavors, but quite satisfactory overall. Some orange and biscuit flavors mid quaff. Finish is rather dry with a touch of coriander. Seems like a kicked-up amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Golden amber in color with a long lasting off-white head. Aromas of bread citrus and spice. Light malt flavor with some frutiness and spice flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2005
12oz. bottle thanks to Beerslayer. Clear amber color with a decent size white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, spices and baked bread. Flavor was sweet malt, spices and not much else. Boring, bland attempt at a Belgian Ale. My least favorite Avery brew to date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Clear, amber body with a thin, white head that leaves big sheets of lacing. Sweet, spicy aroma of light caramel, cardamom, ginger, light floral character and perhaps a bit of coriander. The body is fairly light, which leads to easy drinking. The flavors are OK, but not outstanding. The fruity esters come out a bit more, but otherwise the yeast doesn’t seem to provide as much character as one would think. The finish has an interesting mild bitterness that comes from a combination of subtle hops and mixed spices. Not terrible, but not overly complex either. A good entry level beer to unique Belgian styles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2005
05.22.05 12oz bottle thanks to beerslayer at jimmack04 invitational. Golden amber pour with medium white head. Hard to figure what this beer is trying to be just form sniffing as the stuff is all over the place. Lots of tropical fruits, but in the background, lots of biscuity malt, but in the background, lots of yeasty spice, but in the background. In all, everything interesting about this brew seems to be in the background while at the forefront is mostly just a sort of generic and not that tasty Belgian ale. An uninteresting that fades to nothing on the swallow, and your’e not so sorry that it does.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Bottle from the Slayer at the Jimmack invitational gathering. Golden, clear, white head. Malty, fruity, light alcohol,, and vege aroma. Light malt and spice flavor with a dry bland finish. Not all that great...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (4820) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2005
Bottle: Lots of orange in the aroma with a light hoppiness and some yeastiness. Pours a transparent amber with a small white head that diminishes quickly. Very light. Orange is there like in the aroma, but I would say the flavor is more fruity. Light caramel and hops in the finish. Orange flavor linger into the aftertaste. Very thin. Avery makes some very good beers, but this is not one of them.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2005
This poured an orangish straw color. Had a medium sized white head with nice sized and plentiful carbonation. The aroma is fruity sweet with caramel like malt, also some sticky candy and corn notes. The flavor is flowery with some spicy yeastiness. There is bitter grapefruit peal and very light Belgian sweetness deep down. Some sourdough bread also. Interesting combo. Body is light and bright on the tongue (medium body). Not the best but drinkable.

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