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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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. The hops balance this malty sweetness, and we've chosen Northern brewer and Fuggles hops for their flavor.
O.G. - 13/1052. Hops - 27 IBUs

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (3989) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2012
Pours deep brown bronzish with a beige head. The aroma has roasty caramel malt, some bread, dryish brown sugar, light earthiness and an overall pleasantness. Medium body with light crispness, and somewhat mild sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with a dry version of the aroma traits with some mineral aspects and paperiness. The finish is more of the same. Nice beer, but it is a touch heavy on the mineral aspects for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiercepanda (544) - Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2012
A clear reddish brown beer with a small off white head. The aroma is nutty malt and grain. The flavor is toffee, grain, and caramel with a slight bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopphead88 (33) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Pours a dull brown with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is mostly toasty malt but also biscuit and light floral hops. Medium bodied and fairly creamy in the mouth with flavors of toffee, caramel, toast and grassy hops. It has a delightful nuttiness to the finish. I like It!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zymurgeist2 (1016) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 27, 2012
At the brewery. Pours copper and clear with off-white head. The malt is very pronounced. Nice malt flavor as well, but it is thin mouthfeel with a watery consistency.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2012 Dark amber pour, light beige head. Aroma is faint caramel, mild hops. Toasty, roasted malt flavor. Biscuit and some faint mild nutty flavors. Good carbination. This is actually the first micro brew i ever had 1995 when i went to u kansas. Always brings me back to that time

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours deep amber with a light beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel and toffee with a noticeable sweet fruity hops biscuity and a touch nutty . Flavor stars sweet and caramel sill very nutty with a light fruitiness an a slightly bitter but sweet biscuit finish. Medium body and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 5, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a clear amber with a slight orange hue and a white head that lasted throughout the beer and laced nicely. Aroma has a bit of grassy hops and light pine backed by a nice earthy grain note. Flavor was similar with a slight bitterness of grass and pine but mainly had earthy malt notes of grains.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
high_on_hops (620) - Burlingame, California, USA - OCT 18, 2011
On tap at Flying Saucer in Kansas City. Off-white foamy head with lots of lacing, medium brown/amber color. The aroma smells like oatmeal cookies, maybe a bit of yeast. The flavor is very light, with more oatmeal, yeast, and a slight nutty flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rockbeer (34) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Bottle. Red in color and white head. Aroma is cereal grain and toasted malts. Taste of roasted bitter malts that become more bitter toward the back of the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Pours amber with a nice off white head. Aroma is grain, malts, caramel. Flavor is about the same, but with a bitter finish. Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

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