Ad Astra Ale
Free State Brewing Co.

Ad Astra AleAd Astra Ale
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Style:
German Altbier
Ranked #101
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
83
Ranked #36,371
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 11.38%
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
289
From:
Free State Brewing Co.
 
Kansas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  11
Gots
  86
SCORE
83
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Ad Astra AleAd Astra Ale
Notes: 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
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Ad Astra Ale is a beer I got from a Reddit Secret Santa gift. It is a nice looking reddish brown beer with just a little lace of rocky head. The beer smells darkly toasty like pumpernickel bread and also a little sweet caramel malt. The beer is a little fruity, very nicely malty and accented with good german hoppy bittering. This is a good beer with a nice aftertaste that I definitely enjoyed.

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A: Dark amber color, small head which dissipated quickly

S: Moderate, nutty/sweet aroma

T: moderate hoppy flavor to nutty notes. At first it finishes so clean there is almost no aftertaste but as you continue it leaves a subtle bitterness.

M: Not quite crisp, more of a carbonated feel

O: Overall not a bad ale but not remarkable

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Ad Astra Ale from Free State Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 289 ratings