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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   IBU: 31   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. Nugget and Fuggles hops balance out this malt forward brew.


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   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.

3.8
   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.

3.4
   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.

3.6
   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

4.3
   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.

2.9
   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.

2.8
   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...

3.8
   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.

3.2
   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.

3.9
   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.


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