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

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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”


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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (11899) - Pori, - SEP 22, 2012
Bottled 330ml (Bierkompass, BB 12/2012, alc. 5.0 %)
Slightly hazy pale yellow color, small white head, lace. Grainy, a bit fruity and yeasty aroma, kind of malty and spicey too. Light bodied. Grainy malty with nice German style hoppyness. Lingering bitterness and some sweet maltyness in the finish. You don’t expect to drink pils from the bottle like this.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5044) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mmather (134) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (11786) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1028) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Buongiorgio00 (576) - - MAR 4, 2014
Una buona pils, secca e amara come dovrebbe essere, non troppo luppolata ma si riconoscono piacevoli note floreali ed erbacee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
paologalloni (90) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1068) - 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)

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silvan7 (552) - 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...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (493) - USA - OCT 31, 2013
Lovely hoppy pilsener, drunk from 33cl bottle bought from beer specialist shop in Syracuse, Sicily. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (2810) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 30, 2013
[20-OCT-2013] Draught at EurHop Beer Festival (EBF) 2013 in Rome. Pours yellow with a medium head, aroma of grain, hops, herbs, sweetness, flavor is herby, grainy with some cereals, medium bodied


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