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


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RATINGS: 194   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (822) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (2427) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - JAN 10, 2014
La apa che vorrei: pesantemente luppolata, con note di agrumi e frutta esotica. Esattamente come questa piccola chicca che dalla terra del parmigiano e del culatello ci trascina sulle highway assolate del Nevada e della California. Il tono maltato-caramellato sostiene il tutto con abilità. Buona buona.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1202) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy golden. Aroma is some grass, hops, metallic, toast and some tropical fruits. Moderate bitter. Pretty tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (705) - FRANCE - NOV 8, 2013
Bière ambrée, joli col, pas de mal de dépot. Senteurs fleuries et de houblons. En bouche, attaque un peu sèche, des fleurs, amertume assez présente et persistente, léger fina d’agrmes (citron vert). La senteur laissait présager une bière plus goutue ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
petexner (935) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle. Pretty good ale. Very dry and hoppy, nice color and head, great fruity smell. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimmythespoon (472) - - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy amber, high carbonation. Saison aroma,floral, citrus,. Fairly hoppy, decent head. Enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deu (946) - Nantes, FRANCE - SEP 23, 2013
Pint at "la fine mousse" in Paris. Pour is dark transparent copper with a yellowish white fluffy head. Nose is very soft and sugary, caramel and brown sugar, light toasted grain and some syrupy resinous citrus. Taste is very sweet, lost of caramel, very sugary, lightly toasted grain mid palate moving to a syrupy citrus hop in the finish. Heavy body, medium carb. N

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