Birrificio del Ducato VIÆMILIA (Via Emilia)

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


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RATINGS: 235   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"

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cmacklin (1334) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a large, frothy, long lasting, white head that leaves plenty of lace. Aroma of pale malt, floral, herbs, yeast, grass
and orange peel. Sweet flavour of grainy malt, caramel, orange peel, floral, honey and yeast with a crisp, dry, hoppy, bitter grass finish. Light to medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Ok.

mansquito (6972) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2017
Haymaker, Manhattan tap: pours golden with a white head. Aroma is floral and a but bready. Taste is flowery and a bit sweet. Low bitterness. Easy and pleasant to drink.

tmrmwel (2289) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2017
On tap @ What's Brewing 17. Pours slightly hazy pale yellow, with a big creamy head. Aroma is bitter hops, with pine, lemon peel and spicy notes of hay, as well as malts with bread and toffee. Medium body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is bitter hops, with lemon peel, hay and spices, as well as malts with cereals and toffee. Hoppy and refreshing.

BierMeHoos (650) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2017
Where: Pizzeria Paradiso, Hyattsville, MD.
How: Sampler pour on tap.
Appearance: Pours a hazy golden-straw color, not unlike a Wit. Big, slightly off-white, head has very good retention.
Aroma: A nice mix of sweet malts (not quite fruity) and grains. There's just a hint of pepper and yeast in there.
Taste: Initial flavor is of mildly sweet grains and malts. A fairly strong underlying yeast flavor kicks in after that. The aftertaste is slightly tart and biter; seems to be more from yeast than from the hops.
Palate: A very light-bodied beer with moerate carbonation. A bit grainy as well.
Self-described as "dry, hoppy pale lager" this is a bit more like a tripel, but devoid of any fruit flavors. The flavor becomes quite intense, and a bit overwhelming.

bulldog14 (2) - - SEP 8, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2017 Aspetto : giallo paglierino
Schiuma : bianca , compatta abbastanza persistente.
Al naso : fieno , cereali leggero sentore di miele di acacia
Frizzantezza : leggera
Gusto : prevalenza di cereali e lievito leggero amaro sul finale
Retrogusto: poco persistente ed equilibrato.
Bevuta in bottiglia ancora troppo l'impressione è che è stata messa sul,mercato troppo presto

Bootlegger007 (245) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2017
Aromas of cookies and honey with pine and herbs, pours a hazy golden colour with a good sized creamy white lasting head, flavours of sweet honey and a light spicy bitter and dry aftertaste, medium body and refreshing.

abemorsten (3683) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2017
Sampler at Italian Job, Chiswick, London. Light misty yellow golden body with a large beige head. Earthy malts aroma. Taste is sweet and earthy with a stale bitterness. Style typical, but not a style I am particularly fond of. Medium body.

MD11 (111) - - JUN 28, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2017 Bevuta in bottiglia. Colore giallo paglierino schiuma non troppo persistente. Al naso note di miele e aromi naturali. In bocca si sente bene il lievito e la nota di pane. Finale non molto piacevole e che non lascia ricordi.

chri82 (17) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 21, 2017
Ottima presenza, buona persistenza. Aroma intenso. Esperienza degustativa interessante ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

BeerandBlues2 (13870) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a large, frothy off-white head, long retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy sweet Pils malt and medium spicy hops. Flavor is heavy corny Pils malt, medium spicy hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.

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