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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
This Ale is the first brewed in Kansas since the 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5838) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Aroma is nutty malts, tea and a hint of tobacco. The flavor is dry/nutty malts, fruit, a hint of tobacco and a mildly tart/citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2014
On tap. Light tan-copper. A-medium malt-caramel, a little roasty, orange. T-medium malt-caramel, a little roasty, citrus/orange hops bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TylerGreenDC (803) - - OCT 2, 2014
On draft. Malty orange aroma. Malt forward flavors with a hop bitterness finish. Nice but not extraordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Tap at Beercade. Orange-amber pour with a clingy white head. Doughy and malty. Smooth palate with some heft. Pretty solid alt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2014
The go to beer and standard for Free State is still one of their best. Deep amber brown with a thick head. Great balance with a tobacco and caramel character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6135) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Chestnut color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of nuts, caramel, toast, and toffee malts. Taste of caramel, light roast, nuts, and a semi sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2014
The color is a brownish red with a large light tan head, and the aroma blends caramel malts and doughy yeast. The taste is mildly sour, and a touch umami, and a touch sweet; the palate fuses a medium body, thick texture, soft carbonation, and a malty finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevinator (1851) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
Decent Altbier even though they advertise it as an amber. Faint German malt aroma. Amber color with a thin head. Light but smooth palate with even carbonation. Up-front malty flavors provide the backbone but it’s not overpowering. Slight hop bitterness but not much. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1632) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Clear, mahogany pour with an off-white head. The aroma has sugary caramel. It has a medium, smooth body with average carbonation. The taste is very sweet from start to finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
seymour (1897) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2014
12oz brown bottle hard-poured into a nonic glass. Clear deep reddish amber colour with beige foam and a little lace. Aromas of sweetbread and flowery hops.Flavour was nutty, a little biscuity, with lots of caramel candy-like residual sweetness. Too much, really. Decent resiny hop bitterness, but not enough to balance the malts. Medium body, low carbonation, somewhat unpleasant sticky aftertaste. Would probably appeal to fans of Fat Tire and similar amber ales, but in my opinion not as well-crafted as many others.

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