Monday, 14 March 2011

A.F.O Ale for Obsessed - Birrificio del Ducato

Another one of my goodies from Birroteca Grand Cru, Birrificio del Ducato is one of Italy’s new breed of up-and coming exciting microbreweries. I'm still yet to find this or to be honest any good Italian beers in London as they certainly do not dissapooint. These guys are based in a town called Busseto near Parma thats located in the Italian region of Emilia Romagna which until now was more famous for being Verdi's birthplace. 

Firstly you have to admire the shape of the bottle just what you would expect from the Italians, this beauty pours Orangy amber colour with a light beige colored head. the aromas start off with woody hoppy tones and then grapefruit and citrus ending with light spiciness. Flavor is quite dry and at the same citrusy with light notes of buttery caramel, with a peppery lingering ending. This is really good stuff.

My ratings:
A.F.O (5.4% ABV) - 7/10

Please do checkout the Birrificio del Ducato website and if anyone knows of a retailer in London selling Italian beers do let me know..


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