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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 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 (1427) - 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 (8904) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 (797) - 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 (38) - , 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KapitiCritique (376) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (7309) - .....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.

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