ViaEmilia - Birrificio Del Ducato
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3.85/5 rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
From the great long neck bottle into a Sam Adam's pint glass (thank you Beer-bash 2011)
Visual (5): Incredible looking lager. Golden hue that is lighter at the bottom of the glass and darker at the top. Very active carbonation over the entirety of the glass. White pillow-y head that lasts and leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Low clarity and foggy. Looks extremely inviting.
Aroma (3.5): Hay & grain malts with a presiding light fresh hop; almost pine-y. Smells very crisp.
Taste (4): Malty lager flavour with a great striking hop balance. The hops are present, as they should be in a pilsener, and give a fresh flavour that is reflective of the nose. Hops tend to hint at almost a fruity bitterness, with the taste lasting on the sides of the tounge
Mouthfeel (3): Mainly dry with a crisp initial touch. Watery overall, but not too easily drinkable. Withholds some complexities on the pallet that are missed in other macro-pilseners.
Overall (4): A pilsener I would have again, if not for the fantastic appearance but also the subtle complexity and fresh flavours. Although not a direct emulation of the Czech style, a fantastic rendition of it.
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2011 01:01:44 | More by tonyf55
3.98/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - Golden yellow with a few fine white and persistent foam. Very clear with no residual!!
S - The classic smells of pils: withe flower, herbaceous by hop and a little of citrus.
T - Herbaceous is evident but come out also a little malty flavour that enrich the beer.
M - A weak body but also an high level of bitterness especially in the aftertaste make this beer a perfect pils!!
D - It's impossible to drink only one pilsner beer if it's made in the right way.. and this is!!
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2011 21:17:47 | More by pioppo
ViaEmilia from Birrificio Del Ducato
85 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.