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RATINGS: 177   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 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (5214) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Poured from a bottle received from unclemike. Pours a darker amber color with a beige head of foam. The aroma is roasty with a heavy malt influence. Taste has some caramel aspects on top of a peaty, Scottish ale type of persona. Interesting and hearty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle thanks to Pawola. Pours reddish brown with off white head. Nose/taste of sweet malt, toffee, caramel, red fruit and light toast. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (2099) - Missouri, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Tap - average size foamy head, dark amber color, sweet malt aroma and flavor, mild hops, roasted nuts notes too, not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2012 12oz bottle for this rating poured into a Chimay goblet glass. However, I have had his many times in my Kansas life. Bored at a party right now and decided to rate it. For what it is it’s good beer. A slightly sweeter and hoppy and roasty. Despite the roast I always considered this an English style beer and not an Altbier. Its drinkable, flavor, and not particular to any style if you ask me.

   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 (3848) - 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 (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

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