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

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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(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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3.5
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2011
YNWA, Kolding, DK. Bottle, 020711. Amber with off-white head. Aroma of hop spices and citrus. Flavor with malt and caramel and some fruit.

3.3
Koelschtrinker (20596) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 21, 2011
Hopfig-aromatischer Geruch mit trocken herber Note. Im Antrunk hopfig-fruchtig, schnell trocken herb werdend. Vollmundig aber nicht übertrieben hopfig, ab dem hinteren Mittelteil röstig malzig sowie etwas fruchtiger. Harmonische Mischung zwischen Hopfen und Malz, angenehm bitterer Nachhall. Test vom 30.8.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,10,10,12,12,11 - 11,00

4.1
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.

3.8
thomat (3932) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2011
redish amber with a thick, white head. Flowery and fruity notes.Malt, citrus and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter finish.

3.7
cardofab (235) - Teramo- ITALY, ITALY - MAY 22, 2011
Color bronzo, schiuma persistente, al naso spiccano le note fruttate (pompelmo e frutti tropicali) ed un intenso luppolo. Non amo troppo le birre fruttate ma al palato questa birra rimane sorpendentemente secca e luppolata con note erbacee. Molto buona.

3.5
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 12, 2011
Bottle @ Torben Mathews tasting Randers Brewery. Dark golden pour with an off-white head. The aroma is dominated by hops with notes of citrus and grapefruit. The flavor has notes of caramel. The taste and the aftertaste is moderately bitter

3.4
HenrikSoegaard (14237) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 11, 2011
Bottle at T. Mathews tasting Randers Bryghus. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. Orange colour. Light malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Strong orange notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.4
marcot (770) - Campomorone, ITALY - MAR 19, 2011
Bevuta a Selezione Birra 2011, Rimini; uno degli ultimi assaggi di cui ho ricordi offuscati e appunti incompleti. Ottima APA dal palato resinoso e l’amaro abbondante.

3.6
esp0r (2922) - NORWAY - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle. Deep red hazy with a tanned head. Smells of herbs, flowers, grass and sweet fruits. Taste of zest, grapefruits and some sweet malts. Finish is hoppy and grassy with good bitterness

3.8
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2011
[email protected], Via Losanna, Milan. A vivid copper coloured beer with a smallish tan head. Enticing hop laden aroma with some nice fruity notes protruding. Once more the flavour was robustly hopped, with some balancing sweet malts that had an earthy quality and a hint of spice. Quite full bodied. Lingering bitter finish that satisfied. A really characterful and tasty take on the style.


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