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

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RATINGS: 190   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"


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (5347) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle, provided by MisoW. Golden color with medium white head. Aroma of malt, hops, some fruitiness. Taste starts malty with red fruit, continues with nice portion of hops. Hoppy finish with sour notes. Refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Karol (670) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle by Fajry.many thanks! Bitter, a bit hoppy, very refreshing. A thirst killer no doubt. Nice long lasting bitter finish reminding me of sour fruits. Very pleasant. Overall very very nice!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gurthnar (2395) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is fruity hoppy, quite good. Taste is mostly hoppy with sourish finish. Not first grade, disputable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (2033) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours pale yellow color, white head. Aroma is hoppy, malty, hints of honey, grapes. Taste is malty, hoppy, honey, bit sourish. Long hoppy bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4185) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2014 Draft at beertemple Pours fuzzy yellow , bigass white head Smelll is a bit grainy Soft carbo. Some sweetness . Very gentle but not much taste 3,3 rerate at BBF 14 . gave it 3,7

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bytemesis (3847) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThreeCats (617) - ISRAEL - AUG 15, 2013
Semi Clear gold with foamy white head. Honey and vegetable notes. Taste of some butterscotch and corn, some veggie notes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9421) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 28.06.2013, tap @ Tĝrst:
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6572) - 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.
Appearance
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.


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