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Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: American Pale Ale
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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(Ale For Obsessed)
This top fermented beer is a free interpretation of a Pale Ale. It is deep copper in color, generously hopped (it contains more than ten different types of hops including the American Chinook, Cascade and Simcoe delivering its citrusy and exotic aromas) with a lightly toasted caramel flavor that perfectly balances its bitter finish.
A beer I have always craved. To all those obsessed by Ales like me.

A.F.O. is my second creation. It was launched on the market together with VIA EMILIA at the end of March 2007. The story behind this beer dates back to January 2006 when, for the first time, I came across the new and irresistible character of American hops. Despite the initial excitement, I soon realized that my dream pale ale aimed to express something different. Thus, I challenged myself to create a complex bouquet that would end up being unusual and enticing. The investigation in the field of hop aromas (which may never end) lead me to England and Germany. I also experimented with hop varieties from New Zealand. Despite this, A.F.O.’s unmistakable character will never change.


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2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dado93 (136) - - FEB 19, 2013
Pale color with excessive cream production, very citrus and hop in aroma, the taste is bitter and dry, with grapefruit notes, P.A./I.P.A. is not my favorite style, overly hoppy, with very astringent aftertaste.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3031) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet (on order)-.Copper colored, hazy with good foam. Immediatly hoppy ( medium intensity), also good fruitiness, citrus, grapefruit along with good malt base. Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness some sourness and nice balance. Very enjoyable

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silvan7 (667) - Samarate, ITALY - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle @ il molo, Ranco. Ambrato carico, quasi ramato, opalescente. Schiuma beige fine poco persistente. aroma intenso, fruttato, agrumato (scorza di pompelmo) e resinoso. sicuramente dry hopped. Note secodnarie di caramello, malto e frutta secca/tostata. Gusto secco, amaro, poi maltato che ricorda il caramello, lievissimo retrogusto tostato. Corpo medio, carbonatazione alta, spigolosa senza eccessi, poco calda, astringente. equilibrata ed armonica.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2192) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUN 12, 2014
.33l bottle at Belgrade tasting. Rich golden, hazed body with firm white head. Mild acidic hop, sweet ale. Good balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmar33 (152) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2014
Tap. Pretty solid pale ale, nice bitterness and hop aroma, and pretty well balanced by the malt. Worth a go if you get a chance

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tripplebeer (34) - - MAY 2, 2014
Excellent brew, fruity, balanced, hoppy, intense, refreshing, nice head, just a great beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (263) - Airvault, FRANCE - APR 26, 2014
Bottle, 355mL. Home. A sunset beer : beautiful ! Large creamy white head. Medium persistence. Fruity aroma ( exotic fruits, grapefruit, litchi), resin. Medium bitter, light sweet. Refreshing ! Medium body and texture. Average carbonation. Lasting bitter finish, light warming note. Overall, a great beer : beautiful , gorgeous fruity aroma, refreshing. Cheers !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPAgutten79 (499) - Skui, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2014
Mørk gylden med minimal skumføring. Aromaen er tropiske frukter, humle og noe sitrus. Smaken er mye det samme. Mildt bitter. Lite kullsyre.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (2699) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
On tap @ L’Express de Lyon (Paris). Slightly hazy golden/orange with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma is of caramel, malt, light spices, herbal notes and citrus. Taste is moderately sweet with citrus, caramel, red fruits, spices, herbal notes and light bitterness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. There’s nice different hops, and still it’s the caramel/malt that is dominant. Average APA at best. Too malty and not dry enough.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7089) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2014
Dunkel orangegoldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig hopfig, fruchtig herb. Geschmack hopfig bitter, exotische Früchte, fruchtig malzig.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (499) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle from Plonk. Dark copper/orange colour, 1cm off-white head, grapefruit, grass and caramel aromas, dry resiney bitterness, flavours of citrus, orange peel, dry toast, caramel, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, quite thin texture, slightly watery feeling, dr bitter finish. Quite nice.


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