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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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3.2
Travlr (25547) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

3.4
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.

3.1
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.

3.4
rumproasts (5478) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2012
deep amber, small head. lots of roasted malt but still slightly thin. easy drinking and pleasant,

3.2
jake65 (3978) - 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.

3.5
beachbum25 (1092) - 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 didn’t 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!

3.4
vyvvy (6572) - St. Louis, 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.

2.8
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.

3.6
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!!

2.9
Zymurgeist2 (2319) - 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.


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