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


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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
(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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mad_Ferret (1006) - SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2015
Tap @ Bishops Folkis. Hazy brownish amber, off white head. Caramel, bread, oranges and lychee, sweet ripe pear, slight hay. A bit muted aroma. Taste is oranges and peach with some bread and caramel, low woody bitterness. Soft and a bit dull finish. Medium to light body with low but "electric" carbonation, watery. A bit weak overall. Could have needed som more hops to compensate the rather thin body and short flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sandrobruni (18) - ITALY - FEB 5, 2015
rothy white head. Amber color. Dry with lots of band aid note. interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gde (17) - FRANCE - JAN 31, 2015
belle couleur cuivre. odeur fruité et légèrement houblonnée. amertume peu présente, notable en fin de bouche.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baramba (977) - ITALY - JAN 13, 2015
33 cl bottle. Hazy orange with small beige head. Fruity aroma with notes of hops. Sweet flavour of caramel, very dry, some bitterness at the end

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6741) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
33cl bottle from Grand Cru, Rimini. It pours a clean pale golden color with a medium white head, Aroma is crispy and citrusy, with light notes of caramel grains, hay, ripe peaches, grass, citrus peel grapefruit and violets. Taste is crispy, refreshing, herbal and grassy, with notes of violets, citrus peel, grapefruit skin, ripe peaches, caramel, wet soil and dried leaves. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty pale ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cervmagpt (670) - PORTUGAL - DEC 19, 2014
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 10A, slightly adapted). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L338 12. AROMA: hop aromas with citric notes mixed with caramelized malt and some esters (orange). it also has a port like quality. APPEARANCE: amber color and very hazy with material in suspension. medium ivory head with good retention. TASTE: flavours similar to the aromas but much more restrained. floral hop notes with a nice malty balance. low bitterness with a medium-sweet finish. PALATE: thin body with medium-low carbonation. OVERALL: a different interpretation of an APA with more mild flavours and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1802) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - NOV 4, 2014
amber with a fluffy head. Aroma is grassy and somewhat earthy. Mouthfeel is dry, nice medium bitterness. Balanced. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wvhoran (455) - Tasmania, - OCT 8, 2014
A gushing bottle, pours a fairly dark amber-orange, hazy, with a large off-white head. Aroma is sweet, toasted malts, noble hops and some grapefruit and peach. Flavour is sweet, spicy, toffee, hops. Grapefruit. A light body with lively carbonation. Interesting and different but not amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
graziano85 (425) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle, exactly on the "best before" day. Nice amber/orange color, hazy, with very big head. Smell is fruity, peach, apricot, something exotic, and also some caramel malt. Taste is instead very lemonish, citric, even tart. The low carbonation doesn’t help, it reminds to me also the tea. I would like some more gas. Not bad, ok beer, but not my favourite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimE (5092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
frothy white head. Amber color. Dry with lots of band aid note. Not exciting or interesting.

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