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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 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 (11961) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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 (1068) - 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 (958) - - 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 (1182) - , 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 (3220) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsquire (4167) - 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...

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2840) - 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.

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