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RATINGS: 155   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


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (2400) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5829) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Clear amber with a beige head. Aroma of toasty malt, a bit caramelly, some floral hops and light fruitiness. Sweetish and malty flavor, toasty and caramelly, with light fruitiness and a mildly bitter finish with a bit of earthy and floral hops. Medium-bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomas15 (686) - USA - MAY 16, 2013
Aroma is nutty malts, and a marzen malt quality. Appears brown with red tint and small off white head. Taste is malty with brown sugar, nuts, and some darker fruits like raisin. Crisp yet full bodied. Great session beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2013
12oz Bottle A - Pours dark brooze with a one finger light tan head. Good lacing. S - Sweet roasted malt. T - Simple balance between sweet malt/hops. M - Light bodied. Lively carbonation. Mild bitter finish. O - Simple, easy drinking & enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Pours dark amber with small white head, leaves a little lacing. Aroma was fairly light with roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. The taste followed the aroma and finished with mild bitterness. The carbonation was pretty lively.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crash_the_dog (151) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - APR 29, 2013
Pours a rich cola brown, with a thick creamy white head. The nose is slightly malty. A fairly crisp flavor follows unexpectedly, with lingering berry hint. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AbbeyRoade (324) - Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2013
Reddish amber color with a great initial sweet, malty taste. Bready flavors with a bit of toffee note as well. Wonderful ale for drinking, not too carbonated but a wonderful medium body as well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlowOffTube (477) - Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2013
A very easy drinking brew. Pours dark amber with little off-white head. Smells like sweet malt but its faint. Taste is also sweet, thin body, not much hops but balanced with the malt. Its a nice beer while mowing my lawn. Nothing crazy but decent. Cheers foppa!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8613) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
12 ounce bottle courtesy of foppa. Thanks! Pours a clear bronze color with a large tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toasted caramel malts and grassy hops. The taste is caramel malts, raisin, herbal and grassy hops. Medium bodied with slight lingering bitterness.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jeremyh70 (719) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Pours clear brown cola color with small head and little lacing. Grainy aroma with some caramel sweetness. Toasted malt and grain taste with malt sweetness mid palate and some off tasting butteriness. Slightly bitter, almost astringent aftertaste like wer grain that's not pleasant. Low carbonation and light mouthfeel. Not my idea of a good amber ale. Some off flavors. Wouldn't buy again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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