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RATINGS: 154   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CopterScott (127) - Kansas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Amber with a thin off white head. light malt aroma. Flavor is caramel, and slightly overdone toast. medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3174) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Pour is a clear amber with a small white head. Aroma is a nice roasty-sweet caramel malt. Flavor is all things malty. Big caramel malts with some black bread and maybe a little raison. Very tasty and malt heavy with low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1993) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
The beer poured great with a nice dark amber color that passes very little light through it, a nice tan colored one finger head and good lacing on the glass. The beer has a great blend a caramel sweetness, some roasted malt, and mild chocolate scents that come together nicely. The taste is much the same with a sweet caramel taste up front that blends into a roasted malt and mild chocolate follow up, it works well together. The mouthfeel is average with good carbonation but a mild flavor from the chocolate. Overall, a great Altbier from a brewer I have never had before. Recommended.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Malt forward beer. Rich brown sugar and tropical fruit malt notes. Didnt get the hops very much. Balance was off for me.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RedEft (154) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Deep copper-brown with a small, off-white head. Aroma is malty and slightly floral. Taste is malty, well-balanced, and deceptively robust. Nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zoucrew102 (473) - - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle, thanks Russ! Strong caramel malt aroma with a touch of hops. Pours dark amber colored with a medium, white head and good lacing. Sweet caramel malt flavor to start. Finishes smooth with only a touch of hops on the finish. Good amber ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1498) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Decent beer I've had this both in a bottle and on tap in Lawrence. Wouldn't buy it over other examples out there.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2103) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Dark toffee colored pour. Big khaki head. Tons of lacing etching the sides of the glass. A big roasty malty aroma. Some nuts and a bit of raisin. Malty flavor with a bit of creaminess. Nice beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Pours brown to orange with a nice head, aroma of honey, flowers some chemical tones, flavor is slightly bitter with roast, lemon and floral notes, medium bodied

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (2199) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at our place. Thanks RobertDale. Clear ruby-brown with white film. Spicy fruity aroma with some nutmeg. Tastes sweetish and caramely. Medium-bodied, smooth, sweetish finish.


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