Avery Brewing Company Karma Ale - 5.2% ABV
Avery is one of my favorite brewers. Why? Because they take a lot of risks and produce some interesting beers. Some great, some sucky and some just interesting. This beer is one of the latter.
They call it a Belgian style pale ale, I call it ... I call it ... well, odd. The color is nondescript golden brown with only a little head. What smell there is, and there is very little, smells a bit of fruit and yeast. Now here is where it is 'interesting'. You've had Perrier water, right? You know how the natural carbonation coats your tongue so that you can still feel the acidic bite well after you have swallowed your sip? This beer is like that. The carbonation coats your tongue so well that it is difficult to taste the subtleties that Avery claims the beer possesses.
I would not go out of my way to purchase another, but to turn one down if offered would be bad for my Karma.
Avery Brewing Company
5763 Arapahoe Ave. Unit E
Boulder, CO 80303