AbbeyRoade (534) - Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish amber color with a great initial sweet, malty taste. Bready flavors with a bit of toffee note as well. Wonderful ale for drinking, not too carbonated but a wonderful medium body as well.
MetalNHopHead (1458) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I get it, there’s lots of American Amber Ales out there, but to my mind, Ad Astra is underrated. Deep amber pour with a light brown head and lacing. Biscuit and toffee aromas from the toasted malt. Flavor goes with what you smell. You also get some caramel. Tea and apricot hop flourishes, too. The hops are present, but the bitterness is kept low. Smooth and partially creamy mouthfeel. A paradigm-shifter? No. A tasty beer? Absolutely.
rdixon77 (2359) - Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good Amber. Malt, caramel, toffee, biscuit, some fruitiness. Down the middle of the plate.
bnokk (476) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2016
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2016 APPEARANCE- Dark amber color, in the darker range for an Amber ale, which like. Head is nice, and laces well. FLAVOR- clean drinking ale flavor. Very little hop is evident (bittering or aroma).NOTES-This one surprised me a bit. It?s better than I anticipated.
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2016 Weird mineral, slightly astringent aroma with some Sugar Daddy caramel lurking within; amber color, pale beige crown; toffee and caramel, brown sugar, fruity/berry quality in the middle, dried dates and other fruits; earthy bitterness in the finish, balanced overall; light medium body, ample carbonation; tastes far better than it smells, solid amber ale.
beertholomeus (1723) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber brown color with a khaki head. Caramel, toffee, biscuit, toast and light fruit aroma. Caramel, toffee, biscuit, toast, floral, slight fruit and nut flavor with a bit of astringency. Medium light body and medium carbonation. Astringent caramel finish.
fluffy (2389) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really well done amber, probably too malty for some, but I thought the balance was perfect.
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GTAEgeek (1970) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Dark, clear, ruby-brown, with a small, foamy, tan head. The nose is light chocolate, figs, toast, toffee, and a bit of rye. Sweet, with a touch of dark sourness and some savory spice. Medium body, silky, chalky, and a little clingy. This is a solid, malty, and surprisingly complex beer.
skmikeg (1787) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ranger7 (8) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
NachlamSie (3296) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.