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


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RATINGS: 185   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 VIÆMILIA 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).VIÆMILIA unravels such extraordinary floral and herbaceous hop aromas due to the dry hopping process.

Manuel was inspired to call it VIÆMILIA 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.

“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"

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bytemesis (3305) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Tap. Pours hazy golden with a huge white head that dissipates slowly with clumpy lacing. Aroma is grain, grass, honey, floral. Flavor is herbal, floral, honey, very light sweet, light grassy bitterness, light zest. LIght body, low carbonation despite (or more correctly because of) the huge head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThreeCats (579) - ISRAEL - AUG 15, 2013
Semi Clear gold with foamy white head. Honey and vegetable notes. Taste of some butterscotch and corn, some veggie notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle. Poured a hazy golden/yellow color with a smaller sized white head. Floral hops, some grassiness, and toasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (2172) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 28.06.2013, tap @ Tørst:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish fruity, light malts, hay, grass, hops, herbs, flowers. Taste is slightly dry, light malts, hay, herbs, flowers, cardboard, wet grain, grass, caramel. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Fair enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle 375 ml
Aroma mild. Sweet grainy malts , biscuit. Soft , slight hint of green apple. Fairly clean finish. Felt bit oxidized.
Top: large white creamy crown.
Base: golden.
Palate : dry, easy going with medium body. Thinner walls. Softer carbonation. Average finish.
Taste: grassy hops with golden malts.
Other notes: Dry Pils with green feel. Top was bit oxidized. Base was much better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatteoD. (137) - ITALY - MAY 25, 2013
Bottiglia . Cappello di schiuma fine, aderente e poco persistente, colore giallo oro opalescente, aroma maltato, con qualche nota floreale, al palato corpo leggero e buona carbonazione, abbstanza ben bilanciati i malti con i luppoli, finale secco peccato per la nota importante di lievito che la rende poco pulita, forse una cotta non al meglio. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3455) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1664) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3464) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5451) - 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.

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