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


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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ambro206 (272) - ITALY - MAY 6, 2014
Birra chiara, si presenta come una normale bionda tedesca. Al naso però stupisce subito. L’aroma floreale di luppolo è presente e gradevole. Questa birra non smette di stupire; al primo sorso si liberano in bocca gradevoli aromi maltati di miele seguiti da un lungo e gradevole erbaceo. L’ottimo bilanciamento di tutte le componenti porta questa birra ad essere piacevolmente beverina. Questa birra non colpisce per originalità o inventiva ma per la precisione e la pulizia con la quale è prodotta, come la tradizione teutonica richiede, rendendola una delle migliori birre di stampo tedesco che si possano bere in Italia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (10345) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes goldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch getreidig, malzig, grasig, Citrus. Geschmack getreidig, malzig, leicht hopfig, Citrus, fruchtig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (7525) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 13, 2014
Draught @ Bir&Fud, Rome. Pours light yellow with creamy white. Aroma of malt, light grainy, grass, flowers, light citrus. Flavor is malt, little sweet, little grain, grass, flowery, light sweet citrus.Medium body, soft carbonation. 080414

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mmather (145) - Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2014
Nice head that stays for a while. Nicely bitter, perhaps a bit more than I would be used to from other versions of this style of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13454) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2014
Slightly hazy straw, the nose is a bit herbal. Mild, moderately bitter and with a nice pale malt kiss...and fairly yeasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1131) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
Rating #1014 - March 3, 2014 - #mondaynightbeers at Beer revolution, on tap 5%. Pours a clear yellow colour, nice white foam, medium retention. Aroma is pleasant, generously hopped - halleartau style floral earthiness, very true to a czech style pils.. Mouthfeel is bubbly and crisp, medium carbonation. Taste is hint of sweet malt, dries out in the fairly smooth finish with a nice hoppy presence. One of the best pilseners I’ve ever tasted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - MAR 4, 2014
Una buona pils, secca e amara come dovrebbe essere, non troppo luppolata ma si riconoscono piacevoli note floreali ed erbacee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
paologalloni (155) - ITALY - JAN 21, 2014
pagliarino limpido con schiuma a grana fine che se ne va adagio. aroma fresco erbaceo naso non prorompente ma caratterizzato. gusto amaro con leggero milano del malto un po crispy. un po di metallico

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1538) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
33 cl bottle. Unclear golden yellow, frothy white head slowly settles and lasts. Aroma is muted malt, floral hop. Lightly bitter spicy herbal hop, tart citrus, mild Pilsen malt. Average carbonation, light bodied, lightly hopped. Older bottle, sours a bit, be nice to try a fresh one or on draught. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silvan7 (852) - Samarate, ITALY - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle @ Corso ADB 2013. Mi daranno dell’eretico, ma proprio non riesco a vedere la grandezza di questa birra tanto celebrata. schiuma bianca, abbastanza fine non molto persistente.ha un colore giallo paglierino, quasi verdognolo, velato/opaco. Profumo floreale, mi ricorda la camomilla e la margherita, con note di erbe officinali che immagino derivino dal luppolo. Si avverte anche un profumo di miele d’acacia. Gusto amaro, è secca, solo scaldandosi rivela un gusto di cereali che a temperatura corretta di servizio è quasi inidentificabile. non molto morbida, ha un corpo debole. Non si fa ricordare per nulla. Chi la paragona alla TIPOPILS per qualità mi deve spiegare, perchè per me sono 2 mondi diversi...

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