Ad Astra Ale | Free State Brewing Co.

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3.68/5
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281 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co.
Kansas, United States
freestatebrewing.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-14-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,356
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
281
pDev:
11.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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11
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Photo of cbcb
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hired_Goon
3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mikemcgrath4
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpuetz
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chucker17
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AMCPhD
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Penrodeo
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Joe_recker
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DangerDawg
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B-Land
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sixpoint
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AlanJohnson
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jw4free
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good color, smooth, not too hoppy.

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Photo of ranger7
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love a good Altbier. Definitely a pleasant surprise from KS. Picked up a six pack.
L: Clear amber with nice white head.
S: Malty and yeasty.
T: Balanced. Malt edge with nice aftertaste.
F: Medium and smooth.
O: Would have again. Great with food (pizza) or without.

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Photo of mojohawk21
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lare453
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Garys1
2.99/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of andyjeigh
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kinmundy77
3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DevAJ
2.49/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

It looks nice, but I'm starting to think that maybe I got a bad one or it's expired (picked up in a build your own six pack). The smell is very metallic. The taste is of burnt malt, but then the aftertaste is slightly metallic as well. I am a little disappointed as I was actually looking forward to this one after finding out the style.

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Photo of ALC82
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LukeGude
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukasOP
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Juicer1982
4.79/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Slightly sweet with a firm bitterness that balances nicely. Great brew.

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Photo of Ryan_Klink
4.27/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ad Astra Ale from Free State Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 281 ratings