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


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RATINGS: 234   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 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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TBone's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (17535) - 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.

abemorsten (3615) - 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 (26) - - 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 (6) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 21, 2017 does not count
Ottima presenza, buona persistenza. Aroma intenso. Esperienza degustativa interessante ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

BeerandBlues2 (13321) - 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.

L_Lovecraft (609) - - JAN 21, 2017
Floral, spiced, golden with a good white head quite persistant, light body, medium carbonation, extremely easy to drink, again floral notes, grain, earthy, hoppy dry final...very good.

ippopotamo36 (2383) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 13, 2016
Bottle consumed in Kosovo, my last rating here for the moment. Pale hazy golden pout, persistent white foamy head. Nose: citric/grassy attack which turns grapefruit in a way. Peculiar one I would say and quite nice. Mouth: a great execution for a keller which has a citric and bread character. Straw, hay cereals and much bread which comes back in the aftertaste with a sweet honey note. LOVELY

markoijelena (3121) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - SEP 19, 2016
Draft sample at Craft&Draft Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Time to taste event. 05.07.2016. Taste with adamnowek. Pour it hazy yellow color with small white head. Aroma of grainy feel, some straw really intense. Taste grainy, smooth texture, herbalish on the back, straw again really present, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, abrupt. Nice Keller.

ozzatoadisback (172) - ITALY - SEP 11, 2016
A ’kellerpils’ as per label. Bright golden colour, moderate haziness, visible carbonation. Thin soapy white head, good retention, low lacing. Wonderful aroma: crackery and cereal base, flowers, herbal/grassy freshness, citric notes (lemon, tangerine) and a hint of spiciness/pricklyness. Clean, fresh and bright. Taste follows the aroma with perfect sweet/bitter balance in both taste and aftertaste despite quite strong bitterness for both kellers, pilsners, or whatever this is. Perfect dry finish makes you longing for another sip. Light body, watery and easy but not too much, with just the right amount of crispness. 33cl is way too quick. Splendid

riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Bread soft grass and lemon, toast, a little nutty. Hazy golden pour thin white head nice lace. Flavors of bread toast nutty notes herbal hops with hints of grass and lemon. Prickly mineral notes linger in the tongue. Refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Diabobale (507) - ITALY - AUG 8, 2016
Color giallo, opalescente, con cappello di schiuma bianco non abbondante e abbastanza evanescente. Al naso note intense che virano sul floreale (camomilla) e note di miele. Al palato note di lievito, lieve floreale e crosta di pane. Il corpo è tendente al watery, con la carbonazione che sparisce troppo velocemente.

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