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RATINGS: 178   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
Ungstrup (38581) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2005
[At GABF 2004] A copper colored beer with a beutiful orange head. The aroma is sweet and sour with notes of berries. The flavor is sweet nutty with a dry hoppy end.

3.2
Travlr (26198) - 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
jtclockwork (17343) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle thanks to Pawola. Pours reddish brown with off white head. Nose/taste of sweet malt, toffee, caramel, red fruit and light toast. Medium body.

3.5
Ratman197 (15444) - 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.

3.1
DSG (15256) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Clear amber with a beige head. Aroma of toasty malt, a bit caramelly, some floral hops and light fruitiness. Sweetish and malty flavor, toasty and caramelly, with light fruitiness and a mildly bitter finish with a bit of earthy and floral hops. Medium-bodied.

2.8
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Deep copper body with little head. Caramel and maple aroma. Flavor is mild caramel malty followed by earthy hops. Pleasant beer, though maybe a bit sweet for my taste.

3.6
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2013
12 ounce bottle courtesy of foppa. Thanks! Pours a clear bronze color with a large tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toasted caramel malts and grassy hops. The taste is caramel malts, raisin, herbal and grassy hops. Medium bodied with slight lingering bitterness.

3.5
Dogbrick (13970) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Sample at Flying Saucer in KC. The beer is a clear dark amber color with a medium thin light beige head that dissipates steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt and grassy hops. Medium body with flavors of hops, caramel malt and a bit of dark fruit. The finish is sweet and malty at first with a lightly grassy hops aftertaste that does not linger long. Decent overall.

3.6
BeerandBlues2 (13869) - 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.

3.3
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2005
(Tap at brewery) Pours a deep copper body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel and light hops. Flavor of malt, caramel and a some hops.


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