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RATINGS: 150   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2005
[At GABF 2004] A copper colored beer with a beutiful orange head. The aroma is sweet and sour with notes of berries. The flavor is sweet nutty with a dry hoppy end.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2005
(Tap at brewery) Pours a deep copper body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel and light hops. Flavor of malt, caramel and a some hops.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Deep copper body with little head. Caramel and maple aroma. Flavor is mild caramel malty followed by earthy hops. Pleasant beer, though maybe a bit sweet for my taste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009

Date: February 25, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, patterned lace
Aroma: dry caramel malt aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: rich dry caramel malt flavor, lots of earthyness keeps it pretty dry, long bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (9999) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9097) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with an average, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (nutty, toast, biscuit, caramel), average hops (grassy, earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates. Flavor is average malt (nutty, toast, biscuit, caramel), average hops (grassy, earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates. Medium body, low warmth, medium carbonation, low creaminess with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9042) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas mof cocoa, carmel and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light cocoa with a smooth dry lingering earthy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8550) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Reddish puor, light head. Aroma of wheat toast, honey butter, stone fruit jam and some apples. Flavor is lightly hoppy, toasted malt, and a bit grassy. Interesting beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2011 On tap @ Free State. Burnt red appearance with a cream colored head. Nutty, caramel malty nose. Creamy mouthfeel. Slightly nutty, caramel malty flavor with some balancing hops. Good American Altbier.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (7948) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
12 ounce bottle courtesy of foppa. Thanks! Pours a clear bronze color with a large tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toasted caramel malts and grassy hops. The taste is caramel malts, raisin, herbal and grassy hops. Medium bodied with slight lingering bitterness.


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