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%
(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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MrTipple (5956) - 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.

wekker84 (2389) - 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

mrol (340) - - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle.Golden brown. Thin body and really disappointing taste: not interesting

DSG (15119) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 23, 2015
Bottle sample at Ariel’s place. Thanks Tom C. Hazy orange. Aroma of citric (some tangerine) and floral hops, slightly stale. Flavor has some sweetish malt, citric and floral hops and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.

yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - APR 14, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange colour. Fruity hoppy aroma. Malty, caramel flavour, herbal, crisp.

Lele (556) - Padova, ITALY - APR 9, 2015
ASPETTO: ambrato abbastanza torbido, con schiuma bianca, fine, abbondante e persistente. AROMA: buon citrico, erbaceo e luppolato. Lo avrei preferito piu’ intenso. GUSTO: appena messa in bocca, presenta note maltate, di scorza di pane, nonché un leggerissimo caramellato. Questo viene ripulito subito dall’Amaro molto evidente e dal chiaro agrumari, che ripulisce bene la bocca con un retrogusto secco. CONCLUSIONE: interessante birra, dall’amaro predominante. Disseta e ripulisce bene.

Mad_Ferret (1024) - Stockholm, 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.

sandrobruni (18) - ITALY - FEB 5, 2015
rothy white head. Amber color. Dry with lots of band aid note. interesting.

gde (17) - FRANCE - JAN 31, 2015
belle couleur cuivre. odeur fruité et légèrement houblonnée. amertume peu présente, notable en fin de bouche.

Baramba (1038) - 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

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