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

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RATINGS: 157   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
birrofilo91 (9) - siror, ITALY - JUN 3, 2013 does not count
Colore ambrato,schiuma persistente, aroma davvero intenso e articolato dato dai numerosi luppoli utilizzati. In bocca risulta scorrevole con un buon apporto caramellato di malto presto sostituito da pompelmo e resina mai troppo invadenti. Pale ale davvero molto buona. Da bere a secchiate.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2012
330ml bottle. Looks very inviting when poured with a deep golden honey amber colour and a crisp tan head, followed by lots of floral hop aromas. Very smooth in the mouth and on the paste, almost creamy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beer4000 (4328) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2010
330 ml bottle. Hazy copper red body with a big, creamy beige head. Aroma of bitter grapefruit, peaches and a hint of caramel. Flavor is citric fruity, very tasty malt and caramel, a fine sharp but balanced bitterness. A very tasty and refreshing beer with a perfect balance between sweet and bitter. God body for only 5,4 % ABV and a long and pleasant bitter finish. This beer stand out more like an IPA for me, with a much more sophisticate malt body than many other “big” IPA’s. Some of them have a fine hop aroma and flavor, but the body is just based on a plain caramel malt body. This one got it all.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - MAR 1, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2012 Ha vinto molti premi e li merita tutti! Birra con un’aroma meraviglioso di luppolli! Ottimo colore ambrato limpido, sapore intenso di luppoli e amaro! Cmq non invadente e molto molto beverina!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ingevara (771) - SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2009
Misty brownish. Rich aroma with fruit, smoke, burned sugar and some sour citrusy hints.Nice bitterness. A full, very well balanced ale that could be a regular at my table.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnar (4875) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2010
Arty bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours dark amber/golden with a big frothy off-white head. Aroma of pine, apricot and malts. Taste reminds me of old times malt sweets, but it is mixed with some lovely hops and a perfect carbonation Taste ends drying up a bit, making me take another lovely sip of this nice elixir. Recommended

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmike (3) - ITALY - JUN 13, 2011 does not count
Ambrata, dai profumi complessi, dovuto agli oltre 10 luppoli utilizzati, al palato le note erbacee del luppolo risultano estremamente equilibrate dai malti caramello utilizzati. Retrogusto non eccessivamente amaro. Questa American Pale Ale entra a pieno titolo tra le mie birre preferite.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenclansman (712) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - FEB 21, 2013
Very haze tangerine color with nice foam. Hops and tropical fruits on aroma and taste, with a nice bitter hoppy aftertaste. Very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamedra (389) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 8, 2013
Láhev 330 ml. Aroma je krásně ovocité jsou zde znát jablka, chmel a lehce šafrán. Pěna je vysoká, světlejší hnědé barvy, krémová a držící. Barva samotného piva je patinově měděná a kalná. Chuť piva je velmi příjemná, lehce karamel, hřebíček, vlašský ořech, pivo finišuje velmi příjemnou hořkostí která vybízí k dalšímu napití. Jedná se o vskutku výtečné pivo dobře pitelné a krásného vzhledu.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Embrouille (2806) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 3, 2009
Sampled at Il Birratrovo, a great beer shop in Como. Hazy amber with a beautiful off white head. Fantastic hop profile. Subtle and deeply pleasant. Excellent. I reveled in every sip.


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