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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crash_the_dog (163) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AbbeyRoade (472) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlowOffTube (501) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10841) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jeremyh70 (909) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (808) - - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crajun (1090) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcnielsen (2732) - 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.

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