overall
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85
style
RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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". 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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (10852) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a clear amber with a slight orange hue and a white head that lasted throughout the beer and laced nicely. Aroma has a bit of grassy hops and light pine backed by a nice earthy grain note. Flavor was similar with a slight bitterness of grass and pine but mainly had earthy malt notes of grains.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - OCT 18, 2011
On tap at Flying Saucer in Kansas City. Off-white foamy head with lots of lacing, medium brown/amber color. The aroma smells like oatmeal cookies, maybe a bit of yeast. The flavor is very light, with more oatmeal, yeast, and a slight nutty flavor.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rockbeer (42) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Bottle. Red in color and white head. Aroma is cereal grain and toasted malts. Taste of roasted bitter malts that become more bitter toward the back of the palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Pours amber with a nice off white head. Aroma is grain, malts, caramel. Flavor is about the same, but with a bitter finish. Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2011
AROMA: caramel, grains, toast, slight coffee; APPEARANCE:medium brown colour with red highlights, clear, nice thick lacing, big massive thick ice cream float head; TASTE: a little bitter a little sour, a little sweet - just little; PALATE:creamy, not at all spritzy, quick finish. OVERALL: Its like the forgot to bring the aroma and the taste, so average.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (8236) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2011
so sleepy.. Pours out a dark gold, good foam, decent lacing .. . light malts, cereal, and bread .. . medium mouthfeel .. . pretty simple but doesnt offend .. . Fame was like a drug. But what was even more like a drug were the drugs.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Tap. Poured a light brown color with a smaller head that went rather quick. Aroma was molasses, brown sugar and grains. Flavor was toast, burnt notes, and candies. Medium body. Above average beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4937) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Brick red color, clear look, cream colored head. The smell is toasty, bready, whole grains, definite malt forward, and good. The taste is just like the smell. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4691) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Light brown in color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is of all-grain toast, brown sugar and malt. Taste is the same.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
chibuck (3511) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2011
12oz bottle.. pours an ugly muddy amber, a light tope head, good lace... malt bomb, not in a good way, wet grains, rye, toffee, a bit of vomit, alcohol, not good... the taste is really bad, skunked vomit with chemicals, pass on this


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