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Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This bottom fermented beer is golden yellow in color with floral and herbaceous hop aromas (due to the use of Tettnang Tettnanger blooming hop variety personally selected during harvest time). The finish is sharp with a hoppy bitterness and hints of acacia honey.
Elegant, balanced and gratifying: there is always room for her!

La VIĈMILIA being my first creation, is considered by many our signature brew. Although it may appear a simple lager, its brewing is the longest and most delicate. It is cellared for at least 6 weeks, out of which the first week is for primary fermentation and the remaining 4 to 5 for lagering at 3◦C to allow the young beer to refine. During this last phase hop flowers are added. Every year, at the beginning of September, we travel to personally select hops from the farmers of Tettnang (a small village in the south of Germany renowned for cultivating high quality aroma hops).VIĈMILIA unravels such extraordinary floral and herbaceous hop aromas due to the dry hopping process.

Manuel was inspired to call it VIĈMILIA since this beer is an anthem to our land, oppressed by thick fogs during the winter and withered by a merciless sun during the summer afternoons. The verses of a poet from Bologna helped me to put into words the mental image of a lazy day in June.
11.5°

“Across wheat fields bent by the wind, between flat hills above the plane”

Silver medal at the World Beer Cup 2010, category "Kellerbier or Zwickelbier"
Silver medal at the World Beer Cup 2012, category "Kellerbier or Zwickelbier"
Silver medal at the World Beer Cup 2014, category "Kellerbier or Zwickelbier"


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle from Ashburn Wine. Pours cloudy pineapple with an inch of white foam. Slight fruitiness on the nose. Slight leafy quality on the tongue. Finishes clean. Eh!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1656) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Draft at All Spina with Ryan and Ray. Pours a cloudy yellow with dense white head. Notes of sweet hay, honey, lemon rind. Light and sweet with a mild bitterness to the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3051) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2013
Poured a very light straw with a small white head. Aroma of floral hops and some soft malt. Medium to light body, flavour of lemon and pine with a pleasantly bitter end.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5220) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Draft at Alla Spina with Mr. PJs. Pours a hazy light yellow body with nice thick, creamy white head. Aroma is grains, light fruit and malt. Mouthfeel is light and sessionable with notes of sweet fruity grains, malt, and a dry hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 4, 2013
04/05/2013 Bir&Fud (tap). Dorata, abbastanza limpida, schiuma biancastra discretamente abbondante, poco persistente. Al naso leggero metallico, che scompare pian piano, malto e luppolo ben bilanciati, lieviti. In bocca è ben equilibrata, meglio rispetto al naso, ben fatta e dal discreto carattere. Corpo leggero, molto carbonata. Forse non al meglio, ma discreta.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jur (244) - NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2013
Draught @ Wildeman, Amsterdam. Pours hazy, straw-yellow with white flaky head. No nose at all. Clean, fresh taste, but not much of it. Little soapy. Bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gEUS (982) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2013
on tap at BOrefts 2012 - taken from notes.Pours light straw yellow. Light body, a little metallic. not my taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
Tap at Bir & Fud, Roma, 09/02/13. Hazed light golden amber with a medium sized white head that retains well. Nose is pale malt, citrus, grain, cereals, light hops, yeast. Taste follows, lemon, grass, pale malt dominate. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, light bitterness in the crisp dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (1928) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
Draught. Golden light hay, hazy. Fresh hoppy nose, pils malts, pleasent yeast. Very fruity, in a style-respective manner, and fresh. Body is light, but fresh full of good noble hoppiness. A really enjoyable pils. A bit too much almost on the hoppiness, a bit of ginger or something.

-- beerbasher/harmattan (N9)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielecamo (402) - ITALY - JAN 24, 2013
Ottima Pils provata al Pils Pride di Lurago Marinone anche se la Tipopils la reputo ancora uno scalino sopra...


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