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 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"

TBone's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (13277) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (1880) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - 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 (2612) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10654) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
A hazed golden ale with a thick frothy white head. In aroma, light caramel malt with grassy hops, light mineral notes, faint oxidized notes, pleasant. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity caramel malt with light lemony notes, light grassy hops, light mineral notes, silky mouth feel, nice. Bottle from store in Edmonton.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (12343) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, citrus, light sulfur and light bretty. Flavor is medium and slightly acidic. Dry and slightly acidic finish. Small infection but that worked well in this case. The bartender took the beer off. 031114

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wvhoran (387) - Tasmania, - OCT 29, 2014
Draught at Il Birratrovo, Como. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma of crisp toasted malt, some grassy notes. Good clean pils flavour, good hopping. Pleasant and above average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NordicV (1273) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2014
Gul, grumlig öl med lättare vitt skum. Doften är citrussyrlig och örtig. Detsamma gäller smaken, som kompletteras med viss jästighet och en örtig beska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
ShivanDragon (1921) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2014
@Borefts 2014, gouden met witte kraag, aroma van lichte ipa en pilsmout, smaken aan de waterige kan/dun, lichte ipa, heb er gewoonweg niet meer van opgeschreven, was ook niet interessant dus

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
didierlewallon (189) - ponferrada, SPAIN - SEP 23, 2014
Es una cerveza de color amarillo dorado que se caracteriza por aromas florales y herbáceos. Espuma abundante y buen regusto amargo. Refrescante y bien hecho, con un final dulce.

   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 (1317) - 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

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