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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2013
A very easy drinking brew. Pours dark amber with little off-white head. Smells like sweet malt but its faint. Taste is also sweet, thin body, not much hops but balanced with the malt. Its a nice beer while mowing my lawn. Nothing crazy but decent. Cheers foppa!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1410) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Pours medium brown with a one finger tan head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malts, caramel sweet malts, grassy hops, earthy hops, and some light toffee. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a slightly bitter, semi watery, medium-short finish. Overall, a decently tasty brown ale that is pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ranger7 (8) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015 does not count
I love a good Altbier. Definitely a pleasant surprise from KS. Picked up a six pack. L: Clear amber with nice white head. S: Malty and yeasty. T: Balanced. Malt edge with nice aftertaste. F: Medium and smooth. O: Would have again. Great with food (pizza) or without.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (3026) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2015
bottle at Fresh Seven Coffee in St. Francis. This pours a rich red with a small white head. The aroma is sweet and malt forward, pretty clean. There are notes of bread, toffee, light chocolate, and low spicy hops. The palate is slightly sugary, but definitely still in the realm of enjoyable. Malty flavors dominate with caramel, biscuits, bread and light hops for balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (1022) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2015
First Kanas beer, not too bad. Pours a dark ruby red, almost mahogany in color. Aroma of an English pale ale. Malt forward beer with light floral finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3510) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 12, 2015
The aroma has some sweet, nutty roasted character. Quite sugary. Transparent amber body with a small, yellow-tan head. Starts with a sweet, nutty, sugary maltiness. Finishes with some roastiness and toast. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quetzolcotl (26) - - MAY 18, 2015
I think this is actually an Alt Bier, not a brown ale. This will seem more like an American Amber because it has good hop presence and taste. It is a lot better than what I was expecting and well worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (904) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2015
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5107) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2015
Bottle: Pours clear, wet-copper-brown with a small, off-white head. Caramel, mild breadheel aroma. Caramel malt, chocolate.....slightly bitter nut taste. A little watery, but good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9341) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2015
Bottle. Lactic caramel malt and hay aroma. Medium brown with moderate head. Mildly sweet nutty chocolate caramel malt and lightly bitter herbal hay flavor. Medium body. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3623) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours perfectly clear & perfectly brown with a small but well retained head that leaves plenty of lacing on the glass.

The beer smells like a brown ale should, chocolatey & nutty without coming off as sweet... inviting & malty without leaving out a nice leafy hoppiness.

The flavor follows up the aroma just perfectly with a slightly different balance giving way to a touch more of that leafy hoppiness. The malt gives it that nice mild roast, mild coffee, nutty, & chocolate thing. Pretty well "in tune" perhaps a touch more bitter than a crushable brown usually is, but that’s no complaint from me.

good beer.

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