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RATINGS: 156   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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jeremyh70 (745) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (622) - - JAN 13, 2013
No comments entered on Beer Buddy. Will enter tasting notes on Rate Beer when I try again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4501) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Pours a deep amber with a creamy/bubbly off white head. Aroma of caramel and toasted malt. Light citrus notes and spicy hops. Flavor of toffee, caramel, light lemon notes and nuts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crajun (979) - , Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2012
recd in trade from RobertDale. 12 oz bottle to glass. nic looking beer - brown amber color - aroma of sweet malt. taste is easy to drink well balanced with slight hops and sweetness up front.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcnielsen (2196) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2012
On tap at Free State. Pours an amber color with white head. Malty sweet, bready/biscuit, caramel flavors. My favorite of Free State’s regular line-up. Very tasty altbier.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsquire (3508) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Attractive amber color witha thin biege head. Grainy nose with some caramel sweetness. This is a sweet beer with some toffee, sweetened tea and a wet grain astringency. There are some slate and metalic notes in here. Not my favorite...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mdntklrmth (34) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
A bit astringent smell. Body is a little thin. Decent bitterness to balance, but still a bit more. Some darker caremelized flavors. A bit raisiny character on the end of taste. Dries out in the finish. Malty but not sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2285) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. The nose is toasted, caramel malts, with some fruit. There is an odd yeast character to this beer that I am not fond of. The flavor is toasty, caramel/toffee floral/fruity. Not a bad beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (2263) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Pours a deep amber color with a finger of foam.... nice bready, malty, slightly buttery caramel notes. On the palate its focused and clean. Nothing to crazy but a solid malt driven beer with just a hint of bitterness on the finish. Decent mouthfeel, pretty solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle at home from my Minneapolis Town Hall glass. Pours deep tawny brown, very thick pale tan head, amazing lacing, Nose is big fruit, with loads of toasty notes, fucktons of biscuit and crisp crusty bread, very toasty, light smoke and some lovely yeast esters as well. Flavours of very big fruit and toast, lots of marmalade and molasses, smoke, toast, red licorice, short finish. A fine brew, but a bit confusing.. Thanks Unclemike!


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