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RATINGS: 155   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


3
   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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - AUG 11, 2011
AROMA: caramel, grains, toast, slight coffee; APPEARANCE:medium brown colour with red highlights, clear, nice thick lacing, big massive thick ice cream float head; TASTE: a little bitter a little sour, a little sweet - just little; PALATE:creamy, not at all spritzy, quick finish. OVERALL: Its like the forgot to bring the aroma and the taste, so average.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2011
so sleepy.. Pours out a dark gold, good foam, decent lacing .. . light malts, cereal, and bread .. . medium mouthfeel .. . pretty simple but doesn’t offend .. . Fame was like a drug. But what was even more like a drug were the drugs.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Tap. Poured a light brown color with a smaller head that went rather quick. Aroma was molasses, brown sugar and grains. Flavor was toast, burnt notes, and candies. Medium body. Above average beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (3964) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Brick red color, clear look, cream colored head. The smell is toasty, bready, whole grains, definite malt forward, and good. The taste is just like the smell. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3759) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Light brown in color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is of all-grain toast, brown sugar and malt. Taste is the same.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2011
12oz bottle.. pours an ugly muddy amber, a light tope head, good lace... malt bomb, not in a good way, wet grains, rye, toffee, a bit of vomit, alcohol, not good... the taste is really bad, skunked vomit with chemicals, pass on this

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Sample at Flying Saucer in KC. The beer is a clear dark amber color with a medium thin light beige head that dissipates steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt and grassy hops. Medium body with flavors of hops, caramel malt and a bit of dark fruit. The finish is sweet and malty at first with a lightly grassy hops aftertaste that does not linger long. Decent overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Clear dark copper with almost no head. metallic grainy aroma and taste with a bready finish and a thin palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2011
Tasted 4/11/11. 12oz bottle. Pours filtered with a maple amber hue. Trace ring of off-white head. Aromas of caramel malts and soapy hops. Medium bodied with a good medium malt roast. Flavors of caramel with a toasty and nutty nuance. Slightly bitter, but the hops remain in the shadow of the malts. A decent palate, but mild.


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