on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Share this beer with friends!
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. Nugget and Fuggles hops balance out this malt forward brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5890) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2004
At the brewpub ... Dark red-copper with an adhesive side. Sweet malts and light caramels. Minor bittering finish. Good copper-ale style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
csbosox (1224) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2004
New stats. O.G. 13/1064. 25IBU. Tasted from a 5oz sample. Reddish, clear color with an off white head. I couldn’t get a good idea of the head in the sample glass. This beer has a great nose. It is fruity, hoppy and it just keeps on coming. The beer has a great hops flavor that is fruity, but balanced. The beer seemed sweet and dry at once. Easy finish. I love this beer. A friend and I split a keg of it this summer at a 4 day music fest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5108) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 5, 2004
UPDATED: APR 3, 2005 Samples at the brewpub. Fairly dark amber coloring with a small head and tons of lacing. The Aroma is a little bit of orange peel and some pepper spice. The taste is oranges and a little bit of fresh bread. Solid grapefruit comes out at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 15, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2011 tap at brewery-pours a copper hue with minimal white head-aroma is earthy and malty-very mild flavors and decent body-i lost my notes from this place, so im going on memory. Rerate dec 2011 very nice lacing on the pour very nice toasted grains and sweet carmel malt,flavors more than a standard amber ale has a touch of toffee as well good stuff bumped up the,beer .5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 20, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2005 Excellent altbier. Malty aroma and flavor, with nice, rich reddish-brown color. Nice aftertaste to go along with initial terrific flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2004
Amber-copper color with a modest hop bitterness. Good "safe" beer for the timid. Nothing special, but still quite drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (8031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2003
Bright clear chestnut; little amber head, fast gone. Nose, after much sniffling, just yields a little liquorice - some roasted malts might be hinted at. Taste is a combination of well-roasted malts and a hidden, but present hoparoma - but all of it in a kind of low-key. Not very well-bodied; slightly velvety mouthfeel. Either I'm missing something, either there's not much ado in this beer...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Nice delicate flavor on this one. Creamy head that dissipates fairly quickly. Beautiful balance between hop bitterness and malt sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2003
Copper color with a moderate light beige head. Mild caramel and light hops make for a smooth, but unremarkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 20, 2003
One of Free State's most drinkable beers, I waited until I tried it at the brewery (vs. a keg) to rate and am glad I did. After a bit, the spicy hops overwhelmed my palate. In moderation, this beer would be great accompanying a light meal or appetizers.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 12 13 14  15  16

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50