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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2756) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
camborne (656) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RedEft (155) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zoucrew102 (1085) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2779) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvikar (4092) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (3621) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (9561) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, 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.

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