RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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". Weve blended Pale, Caramel, and Munich malts for a rich amber beer. The hops balance this malty sweetness, and weve chosen Northern Brewer and Fuggles hops for their flavor.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2012 Pours dark copper with good head and lacing. Smell is a nice blend of caramel, toffee, and a bit of roasty cocoa. Taste has some nice tangy malts and breadiness. Aftertaste is a bit of bitter hops that fade after a minute or two. Pleasantly surprised by this one - solid brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2012
(draught) dark amber with off white head. caramel malt aroma. Flavor is caramel malt, a little sweet, hints of cardboard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (5318) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2012
deep amber, small head. lots of roasted malt but still slightly thin. easy drinking and pleasant,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (3511) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle: Brownish copper pour with a finger of white head. Mostly malty with a light earthiness. Caramel, light florals, slighty earthy, and rather sweet overall. Not a bad little session brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2012
12 oz bottle-Trade w/RobertDale-slightly cloudy copper pour w/almost no head. Malty aroma. Smooth easy drinking Altbier, some nice malt flavor, caramel, yeast, just a little hop bite on the finish. This beer didnt look like much when I opened it, kind of a boring pour, but it turned out to be a smooth, easy drinking brew. Thanks Bob!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (6310) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2012
Pours deep brown bronzish with a beige head. The aroma has roasty caramel malt, some bread, dryish brown sugar, light earthiness and an overall pleasantness. Medium body with light crispness, and somewhat mild sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with a dry version of the aroma traits with some mineral aspects and paperiness. The finish is more of the same. Nice beer, but it is a touch heavy on the mineral aspects for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2012
A clear reddish brown beer with a small off white head. The aroma is nutty malt and grain. The flavor is toffee, grain, and caramel with a slight bitterness.

   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 (2149) - 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

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