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


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RATINGS: 189   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1104) - - SEP 27, 2012
On tap at local taphouse. Pours an orange copper with a fluffy white head. Aromas of apricot, peach and citrus. Malt driven with fruity notes at the back end. Different to any other APA that Ive had. I like this a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (3765) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2016
Tap. Italian Job, Chiswick, London. Murky, orange amber. Film of sticky, off white head. Nose has spicy, ripe fruit hop. Granary bread. Some bubblegum. Taste has granary bread sweetness. Moderate bitterness. Medium bodied. Easy drinking. Light dry finish. Ok amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (4336) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
Keg at the Italian Job, Turnham Green. Very sweet and a bit floral. Toffee tinged. Forgettable fare, but great bar and lovely area.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doc_andry (8) - ITALY - APR 6, 2016 does not count
Colore ramato, aroma fruttato e persistente. Fresca, beverina ottima compagna delle giornate estive

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (2995) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma is caramel malt, toffee, some yeast, fruity notes, biscuit, some floral hops. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium. Sweeter and more malt-forward than Id hoped, but certainly an agreeable easy beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (10571) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2015
Draught @ Brewmakers dinner - Gastropuben KICK Malt & Mat, Kristiansand
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, bread, bubblegum, floral, orange and hint of cooked vegetable. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long floral, orange, bready and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2516) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2015
On cask at the Crown in Berko. Pours a clear chestnut color with a tan head. The smell is toasted malt, nutty. The taste is brown sugar, toasted malt, mild herbal flavor abiding a bit earthy and dry. Medium in body with fine, elegant carbonation. Rich and very nicely made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BaroneBirra (414) - Gorizia, ITALY - OCT 26, 2015
On tap @ Fiera Mastro Birraio Pordenone 2015. Hazy amber,small head. Intense herbal aroma. Dry hoppy taste,fruit notes comes out while warming. Average carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (7238) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2015
On tap@kick. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some hay, citrus, flour and floral notes. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some floral notes, berries and hay. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (2980) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Aroma: floral hops, some straw, some grain, light caramel. Appearance: hazy amber, large, creamy, off-white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: initially malts again, floral hops back, some citrus. Overall: nice APA, good aroma. Pint at GBBF 2015, Kensington Olympia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (2110) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle a cloudy amber colored beer with a white off head aroma malts caramel fruits peach grapefruits spicy and some hops flavor malts sweetness fruits peach spicy some earthly notes and hops

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