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Ad Astra Ale - Free State Brewing Co.

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Ad Astra AleAd Astra Ale

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161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 9
Gots: 14 | 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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scomstock55

Kansas

3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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!.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-27-2012 21:22:56 | More by LambicPentameter
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-11-2012 22:37:17 | More by jheezee
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acelin

Kansas

3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Pours a nut brown with no lacing, and barely a head. Nothing amazing here, but doesn't look nasty.

Smells of malt, molasses slightly, nutty tones.

The malts make a good display here, with rich nutty sugary flavors. Maybe a little light roast coffee. Slightly bitter from the hops.

Mouthfeel is average. Drinkability is wonderful.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 03:13:50 | More by acelin
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DuckDodgers

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-04-2012 21:40:29 | More by DuckDodgers
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

11-29-2012 04:37:25 | More by Kahlerbock
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arc3636

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

11-25-2012 04:57:14 | More by arc3636
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Cyberhoptic


4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-20-2012 21:56:58 | More by Cyberhoptic
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Jamiee

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-14-2012 00:46:18 | More by Jamiee
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e911mann


4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-13-2012 01:29:42 | More by e911mann
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Pacioli1445

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-13-2012 01:03:01 | More by Pacioli1445
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swaghawk

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-12-2012 23:28:04 | More by swaghawk
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

10-26-2012 21:41:07 | More by Texasfan549
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TIMMA87698

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

10-26-2012 02:09:04 | More by TIMMA87698
Ad Astra Ale from Free State Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.