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Ad Astra Ale - Free State Brewing Co.

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Ad Astra AleAd Astra Ale

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BA SCORE
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174 Ratings
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 9
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co. visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This ale is the first brewed in Kansas since 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.

24 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-14-2002)
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Ratings: 174 | Reviews: 53 | Display Reviews Only:
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V3XX069

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

11-16-2013 06:16:57 | More by V3XX069
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rapayn01

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

11-04-2013 02:11:38 | More by rapayn01
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

10-23-2013 02:52:24 | More by Sludgeman
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Mikevicgates

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

10-22-2013 03:59:13 | More by Mikevicgates
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

10-22-2013 03:27:25 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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irongator

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

09-28-2013 21:41:55 | More by irongator
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FPWolff

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-09-2013 04:41:10 | More by FPWolff
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stephensinner

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-06-2013 21:20:43 | More by stephensinner
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Troville1990

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

09-01-2013 00:30:39 | More by Troville1990
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Chuck_25

Kansas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-03-2013 22:03:15 | More by Chuck_25
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BlazedNug

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-03-2013 04:53:42 | More by BlazedNug
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Punisher

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-20-2013 17:02:12 | More by Punisher
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BAsbill

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-17-2013 21:36:28 | More by BAsbill
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scomstock55

Kansas

3.96/5  rDev +7.3%

the beer poured ruby red/brownish. The head was thin and not too hearty as is disappeared quickly. It did maintain a little head to the finish but the lacing was scant. The taste was somewhat bready with a hint of molasses. Mouthfeel was really nice..very crisp with a medium amount of carbonation. Overall, a very good beer for a hot day. I wouldnt have a problem drinking a few of these!.

06-01-2013 19:40:42 | More by scomstock55
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GMUPatriot_inKansas

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-27-2013 02:30:25 | More by GMUPatriot_inKansas
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lernerlift

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-08-2013 12:15:29 | More by lernerlift
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DylanK

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-27-2013 18:55:03 | More by DylanK
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-22-2013 02:09:47 | More by PhillyStyle
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Crash_the_Dog

Kansas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-31-2013 02:32:16 | More by Crash_the_Dog
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-27-2013 14:57:55 | More by t0rin0
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Thirstygoat

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-24-2013 21:06:24 | More by Thirstygoat
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

3/5  rDev -18.7%

02-22-2013 19:38:42 | More by rfbenavi80
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +3.8%

12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams pint glass

A: Pours a reddish brown caramel with a small foamy cap that quickly settles down. Faint lacings on the glass

S: Fresh beer with a nice scent of hops. Very appealing.

T: Fresh smooth start with a hint of spice finish.

M: Medium to medium light body with small bit of carbonation

O: A nice , drinkable beer that would be great on a hot day. A nice well crafted beer.

02-21-2013 03:41:44 | More by WunderLlama
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JuniperJesus

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-26-2013 05:10:51 | More by JuniperJesus
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phishbone23

New York

4.5/5  rDev +22%

01-23-2013 17:56:57 | More by phishbone23
Ad Astra Ale from Free State Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.