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

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RATINGS: 200   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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3.6
Jmar33 (210) - 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

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Tripplebeer (62) - - MAY 2, 2014
Excellent brew, fruity, balanced, hoppy, intense, refreshing, nice head, just a great beer

4
VDuquerroux (1686) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, 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
IPAgutten79 (947) - 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
tom10101 (6085) - 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
Beerhunter111 (20484) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2014
Dunkel orangegoldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig hopfig, fruchtig herb. Geschmack hopfig bitter, exotische Früchte, fruchtig malzig.

3.4
ShaneJ (896) - 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.

3.9
danielecamo (839) - ITALY - JAN 17, 2014
In bottiglia 33cl. Colore arancio, velato, schiuma presente ma poco persistente. Aroma di frutta esotica, pompelmo, piuttosto elegante e intenso. Al palato ritroviamo le stesse sensazioni ancora più pungenti e intense. Buon corpo, gasatura non esagerata, perfetta da bere a litri....

3.2
angel77 (3390) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 16, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en casa octubre de 2013. Bastante buena y refinada con sabores afrutados y ligero amargor al final. Fácil de beber con un cuerpo medio. Color anaranjado con espuma blanca poco persistente. Para repetir de nuevo sin problema.

3.3
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2014
Poured a slightly hazy dark orange amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of meaty citrus and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour of light spice, lactose and orange concentrate. Quick bitter sweet end.


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