alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Avery 12th anniversary party. What a pleasant surprise. Copper with a white head, this beer has a hoppy aroma - slightly grapefruity with a hint of mint. Somewhat spicy. Taste is cripsy and mellow. Not much of the hops makes it into the taste. Not that that’s a bad thing for this beer. Very dry feel, rather like champagne. Kinda of a crispy, malty champagne. I liked it.
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Was kind of anxious about tasting this one. After first taste, was surpised this was classified a Belgian ale. Very non descript. Almost more of a lager taste than a Belgian Ale. If I tasted this one totally blind, I would say it was slightly above average for a lager. I have 5 more bottles in the cooler and I think they will be there for awhile. A good beer for company!
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - JUL 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Copper with a decent white head. Spicy and fruity malt aroma with a little earthy hops which is interesting but the flavor is rather light. Slick and slightly oily on the tongue without much aftertaste and moderate carbonation. This is definitely just an average Belgian Ale if you could even call it that.
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep amber with scant white head. Coppery aroma with some malt notes. Thin bodied with sour malt moving to a more roasted flavor. A nice light brew, but I’ve known better belgian pales.
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A too light, boring, bland beer that really lacks description in my view. I’m just not sure what this is except a fairly flavorless, uninteresting sort of brew. I had a Bud Light after this on the 4th of July (it was the only thing available) and there just wasn’t a big difference. Kind of tells you something.
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark amber with a big creamy white head which lasted quite well leaving lots of lace and foam on the sides of the glass. Aroma included notes of bread, cardboard,earth, malt and yeast. Taste was surprising. Very earthy and malty, well balanced by some big herbal hoppiness and a bit of vanilla. Some complex dark fruit and citrus, perhaps. Well balanced describes Karma, that includes malt to hops, sour to sweet, carbonation, ABV, complexity, everything. It was hard to pull too much out because it’s so balanced. Mouth was a tad thin. Finished with a lingering fresh fruit -- peaches and apples -- impression. I would rate it as a good "won’t let you down" brew, not a great one. Maybe too much karma.
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep Gold, with a decent head. The nose has heavy malts, chocolate, brown sugar and nuts. The taste is where you get the style of a Belgian Ale. Belgian yeast and caramel malts right away. A little bitter on the finish, but this is a really well made beer! Not sure why is is rated so low?...
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured Apple cider brown. With a thick bubbly white head that diminished into a thing layer. Left no lacing. Aroma of sweet malt. Tastes is the same, with a slight grapefruit hop in the finish. Mouthfeel is thin with little to no carbonation. Very easy to drink. Thanks for sharing AirForcehops.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12-oz. bottle: Interesting beer. Pours a medium amber with whitish head. Decent lacing. A standard-issue beer aroma. Taste is fairly restrained but some nice nuttiness & vanilla does show through. Somewhat sweet. Not watery, but fairly light bodied. Yes, I’d buy it again.
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper color, small head and medium flow of bubbles. Honey infuzed aroma mixed with cherry, ending in a bready wheat. Medium mouthfeel leaning towards the heavy side for this style but definitely refreshing. A buttery flavor that favors the lightly toasted malt. Just enought hops to balance. A satisfying change from the world of overly bitters and watery pales.