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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Ale is the first brewed in Kansas since the 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.

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2.7
mattcoats (47) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Aroma is light and slightly nutty. No hops (floral or otherwise) evident on the nose. Mouthfeel is acceptable yet very light with a quick finish. Not the greatest beer around but light refreshing and drinkable.

3.7
jaycount (7) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2010 does not count
Good ale. Not alot of extra flavors thrown in, but a good taste of hops. Will be in my normal rotation as long as I can keep getting it around town.

3.6
BeerandBlues2 (13659) - Escondido, California, 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.

3.7
cubs (10677) - 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.

3.5
Ratman197 (15113) - 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.

3.9
AJofDenver (71) - Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2010
The beer has a dark brown middle with a light amber on the outside. The has a small lacy foam around the edges. The taste of the beer is of a sweet malty and sublte hop. A great beer!

3.7
beernbourbon (1596) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Growler given to me by jckp64. Thanks John! Pour is clear rich brown with a medium tan head. Full brown color. Aroma is pure caramel malt with notes of maple, light smoke, light earth, and light wood. Really good aroma. Very clean and full. Flavor is also caramel malt with a light smokiness and a full yeasty background. Also notes of wood in the finish. This is one of the better lagers I have had. Really tasty.

2.8
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - SEP 15, 2010
on tap at flying saucer beerfest. pours amber with a minmal off white head. smells of caramel and resin. fairly light body with a quick finish.

3.5
BelgianBeerGal (4121) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Draft at the KC F.S. Dark bronze color. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Not that I’m an alt expert but this seemed to be top of the class. Really tasty and well brewed.

3.5
unclemike (3158) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Clear copper with a hint of red. Thin tan head. Light sweet caramel aroma with a mild spice way in the background. Mostly light palate. Very light caramel notes, slight sour turn at the end.


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