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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark amber with a nice two-finger white head. Aroma is caramel malts, hops, and yeast. Taste is almost porter like. It’s lightly sweet with malts and yeast with some bitterness at the end. Nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3663) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2012
12oz bottle 8/7/12 (Cellar Rat-MCI)-Pours a medium amber with an off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and toffee. Taste of the same with some more malt. This medium bodied brew is not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (18650) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Draft at the source. Clear dark amber color, small tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of briwn bread and caramel. Taste is caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2012 Pours dark copper with good head and lacing. Smell is a nice blend of caramel, toffee, and a bit of roasty cocoa. Taste has some nice tangy malts and breadiness. Aftertaste is a bit of bitter hops that fade after a minute or two. Pleasantly surprised by this one - solid brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2012
(draught) dark amber with off white head. caramel malt aroma. Flavor is caramel malt, a little sweet, hints of cardboard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4483) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2012
deep amber, small head. lots of roasted malt but still slightly thin. easy drinking and pleasant,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (3125) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle: Brownish copper pour with a finger of white head. Mostly malty with a light earthiness. Caramel, light florals, slighty earthy, and rather sweet overall. Not a bad little session brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2012
12 oz bottle-Trade w/RobertDale-slightly cloudy copper pour w/almost no head. Malty aroma. Smooth easy drinking Altbier, some nice malt flavor, caramel, yeast, just a little hop bite on the finish. This beer didn’t look like much when I opened it, kind of a boring pour, but it turned out to be a smooth, easy drinking brew. Thanks Bob!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (5135) - 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 (615) - 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.

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