Sunday, May 29, 2011

Karma Belgian Style Pale Ale

Today I'm drinking Karma Belgian Style Pale Ale brewed by Avery Brewing Company in Boulder, Colorado. Last time I drank this was August, 2009, so let's see how the reviews compare. The label says "Good Ale Happens To Good People" and I've been known to be a pretty good guy. Let's see.

Orange and grainy, spicy aroma. Sweet candy sugar flavors right in the beginning smack your palate. This beer is also quite spicy, perhaps with a bit of clove and cinnamon. Some citrusy orange tries to balance out that sweetness but is mostly unsuccessful. Yeasty and grainy flavor and textures come next. Carbonation is good, but it is the sweetness that sticks out like a sore thumb, and some of the flavors just didn't seem to jive with each other. I'd skip this one. Comparing to the review from a few years back, it's hard to believe it's the same beer. Hmmm.

Karma -- Alicia Keys MP3

Why Good Things Happen to Good People: The Exciting New Research that Proves the Link Between Doing Good and Living a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life

Extreme Brewing: An Enthusiast's Guide to Brewing Craft Beer at Home -- Sam Calagione

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