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


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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   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 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Trio (3) - ITALY - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
Fantastica, meglio della tipopils, beverinita sorprendente. Molto pulita semplice e con un finale secco ed un amaro persistente. La birra per antonomasia

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielyabu (1364) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - AUG 21, 2014
huge rocky white head. excellent lacing. mostly diminishing. cloudy thick light yellow body. aroma: light hoppy, flowers, light citrus lemon, clove and vanilla. aroma: moderate sweet. ff: moderate sweet very light bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation and metallic and light astringent finish. Dulçor lembra tutti-frutti e groselha, sem ser artificial. Inusitado e saboroso. Boa qualidade mesmo com um mês além do prazo de vencimento.o paladar não apresenta o ligeiro azedume que o aroma sugeriu, felizmente. 90 s

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baramba (448) - ITALY - AUG 17, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014 33 cl Bottle. Golden yellow colour, floral aroma, light bitter. It’s a bit expensive

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (4105) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle pour into a lager glass. Thanks lukaduke! Pours a somewhat hazy yellow with a white head of foam.. Pretty good retention. Dry yeasty and lemon zest are in the aroma. Sourdough bread as well. The taste is crisp and subtly bitter. The flavors meld together very nicely. Clean and refreshing. Velvety mouthfeel with low to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (4046) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Very hazy yellow. Slowly rising bubbles. Pure white head laces great. Aroma of spring water and moss. Crisp bite mild sweetness and a clean, uplifting bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2014
Tap. I’m not the most familiar with this beer style but I found this rather nice and well balanced. Worth a try

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2014
Draft @ BQ 44, Milano. Dorée claire, col blanc léger. Arôme offre un bouquet sympa de maïs avec un bouquet élégant de houblons nobles et fleuris sur un rétro légèrement épicé. Le tout rappel un peu le côté drêche des malts et ce léger nez de carapils. Palais garde ce côté allemand noble, carapils, sec avec une belle effervescence. Ici un petit profil houblonné rappelant un peu le Spalter de par un caractère on ne peut plus noble entre herbacé et fleuri.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (2769) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Pours a medium golden color with a two finger white fizzy foam. Nose is classic cracker and dough with light floral grass and a touch of citrus rind. Palate follows with nice balance and amazing drinkability. Fresh grassy bitterness cleans up the finish. Crushable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ambro206 (278) - 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 (12267) - 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.

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