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


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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

“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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Senka (1059) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 8, 2015
Pors hazy straw with smooth white head. Aroma of yeast and fresh verbs. Light bodied, medium carbonated. Hay in taste. Very dry. Curious drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (6325) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2015
Tap @TCBW2015. Cloudy yellow color. Medium size, white head, stays. Earthy, metallic, grainy aroma. Mellow grains, malty, metallic hops and bit of earth in taste. Very soft carbonation. Metallic hops and lovely sweet grains in aftertaste. Nice brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
c0fein (551) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Tap @ Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend 2015

Fresh one with good drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6445) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Draught @ TCBW 2015

Pours yellowish with a smooth head. Aroma of grainy malts, grass, hay, bready earthy notes. Taste is smooth, grainy and malty with loads of hay and earthy notes. Finish is grainy and grassy. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Draught @ Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend 2015
Aroma has grainy malt, citrusy tones and hay. Flavour has citrus, grainy malt, grass and hints of butter. A somewhat straightforward kellerbier with citrus twist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (6416) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Tap @TCBW15. Hazy orange, thin white head. Sweet grainy, earthy, yeasty aroma. Flavor has yeast, grain, baking soda, earthy notes. Mild harshness in the finish. Decent.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gramix79 (4) - BELLAGIO, ITALY - MAR 13, 2015 does not count
birra in perfetto stile " keller Pils"...profumi delicati di malto ed erbaceo..in bocca un piacevole dolce leggermente acidulo lascia spazio ad un finale con un amaro secco e deciso e persistente. Ottima!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mad_Ferret (992) - SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2015
Tap @ Bishops Folkis. Slight hazy pale golden yellow, short off white head. Aroma: doughy with hay, yeast and a touch of honey. Also a bit muted. Doughy bready with some hay and grass and just a touch of fruitiness. Soft low bitterness. Slight watery. Medium to light bodied, soft low carbonation, oily to watery. Also a bit short on bitterness and flavour in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (2604) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
At Borefts, pours a pale wheat color with a small head. Pale malt, grass, mild citrus. The taste is pale malt, mild sweetness, grass and a bit of citrus ending dry and crisp. Light body with fine carbonation. Drinkable but not notable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4597) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 1, 2015
On tap at Bir & Fud. A light gold german inspired pils that has a fresh mown grass, pine & hay aroma. The light zesty body with a lemon + green hoppiness with crisp, crackery malts and a dry finish.

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