Ad Astra Ale - Free State Brewing Co.
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3.33/5 rDev -9.8%
Appearance - Nice rich red amber colorado with a head that quickly leaves.
Smell - Lots and lots of malts. Sweet bitter finish.
Taste - again you get a lot of the malts you smelled with a nice bready finish.
Mouthfeel - leaves a nice sweet taste in your mouth.
Overall - glad I got to try it
05-05-2014 20:37:42 | More by beatenbyjacks
3.48/5 rDev -5.7%
This is a solid (if not particularly memorable) local beer from Lawrence, Kanasas. This is a rather dark beer with a small fuzzy head, and, as advertised, a great balance between malts and hops. The malts will hit you first--smooth, coffee-flavored, full-bodied. Then come the grainy, spicy hops. The flavor is rather pronounced but neither element is very strong. Great beer.
04-26-2014 22:34:45 | More by AmyfaceNYC
4.5/5 rDev +22%
A- Pours a deep copper color in the body with a fairly good sized, 3 finger head. Body is almost completely translucent, despite the darker color. Retention and lacing are very good on the light tan head.
S- Starts off with huge caramel malts right off the bat. The scent quickly turns darker and displays some milk chocolate scents as well. Throughout the smell, there is a fair amount of sweetness underlying the caramel and chocolate scents.
T- Surprisingly dark in flavor, just like the scent was. Starts with a dull, only slightly sweet caramel flavor. Chocolate flavors creep in and darken the drink's flavor and up the sweetness a little bit. Slight brown sugar sweetness peeks in before the caramel malt returns to prominence to end the drink.
M- This beer is smooth as silk with low to medium carbonation levels. Incredibly smooth and easy to drink.
Overall, I think there is one way to describe this beer; an awesome American take on a German style that might beat the native Germans in terms of a smooth drinking lager.
03-12-2014 00:59:39 | More by boilermakerbrew
Ad Astra Ale from Free State Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.