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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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This ale is the first brewed in Kansas since pioneering days. The name "Ad Astra comes from the Kansas State Motto - Ad Astra per Aspera, Latin words meaning "To the Stars through Difficulties". We've blended Pale, Caramel, and Munich malts for a rich amber beer. The hops balance this malty sweetness, and we've chosen Northern brewer and Fuggles hops for their flavor.
O.G. - 13/1052. Hops - 27 IBUs


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Draft at Free State. Pours a dark amber body with an off white head. Cereal notes, malt y bread y rye and pumpernickel. Caramel notes a bit nutty and chewy with a spiced bitter finish. Okay.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4039) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Tap @ Free State. Copper color, lacey tan head. Nice munich and pale malt flavors. Nutty, musty, and caramel. Aroma has a nice nutty caramel note. Finishes with an earthy, woody hop. Clean, crisp, smooth Amber beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Given to me from Dansting, Caddylac, TimmyK and the crew from Kansas- Thanks boys!! Pours a dark brown colour with a very small head. Aroma is nice, plenty of nutty character, some caramel and roasted malt. Flavour was incredible smooth and biscuity. Thought it might be a heavier amber first, but now by the description it makes sense that it’s more of an Alt. Rich and balanced, soft little hop finish. Nice beer!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5961) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Had on tap at the brewpub while visiting the university. Easy and drinkable, and not bad on the style mark.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Solid brew that is more like an American Pale Ale. Caramel, toffee and bready malt notes with a nice fruity hop aroma. Flavor is sweet up front and finishes bitter. Medium body, nice and creamy.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2489) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Draft at the brewery. Pours a thin head over a clear, medium brown (SRM 15) body....nose is of medium malts, with a bit of toffee, slight bread.....taste is primarily mild roast, with caramel, primarily toward the finish and lingering thereafter.....medium mouth feel. A pleasant malty amber.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009

Date: February 25, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, patterned lace
Aroma: dry caramel malt aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: rich dry caramel malt flavor, lots of earthyness keeps it pretty dry, long bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2009
On tap at Free State during the 20th anniversary. Pours a clear and see through copper red body with an average sized, smooth looking, off-white head that dissipated slowly and remained nicely laced. Aroma is a caramel-rose maltiness. Flowery smoothness with a biscuity smell as well. A bit of earthy molasses in there too. Flavor is malty. More of that biscuit malt and molasses taste. Light amount of bitterness and a creamy nuttiness. Slightly citrus in the aftertaste, but mainly a hazelnutty linger. More and more hazelnut flavor is coming through as this warms up too. Palate is medium bodied and exceptionally smooth. Very clean throughout with a nice balance of flavor. Overall, not the most flavorful or complex beer out there, but a very nice tasting beer for the style. Great balance from beginning to end as well. Another impressive brew from Free State.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6331) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Growler courtesy of theisti, Pours mahogany with a thin but determined withe head. Smells of caramel, light spice, roses, some sugary hints, earthy. Tastes of spice, pepper, earthy, tea, some citrus, caramel. Finishes with a light earthiness. Enjoyable session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2007
On tap at the brewpub, 02/01/07. Clear ruby brown with a one finger creamy beige head, good retention. Aroma of toast and woody hops, also a bit of molasses. Flabor added biscuity malts, a bit of brown sugar, and some light bitterness--well-balanced. Light to medium body with light spritzy carbonation. Good session beer.


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