Birrificio Italiano Vùdù
Brewed by Birrificio Italiano
Lurago Marinone (CO), Italy
Birrificio Italiano, began in 1996 by a couple of friends with a love of beer and a dream. Starting with experimentation of home brews, developing later to opening a brewpub in Lombardy, and with it, the highs and lows to be expected in the brewing industry to 2000, when their brewing plant expanded as the brand grew in and out of Italy’s borders.
Vùdù started in 1999, and is brewed in Italy in the Birrificio brewery and distributed in Germany by Braufactum. It won a Gold medal at the prestigious World Beer Cup in 2010, in the category of “German-Style Dark Wheat Ale” (Dunkel Weizen!), which was a bit of a shock win for an Italian brewery over its German rivals!
A Dunkelweizen is a wheat beer brewed as darker versions (Dunkel means “dark”) and produced with top-fermenting yeast and not filtered. Most are brown and strongly brewed, and some use special yeasts that produce a pronounced fruity character. Popular in Germany
Review: 75 cl Bottle of Birrificio Italiano Vùdù: ABV: 6%
An Italian craft beer, coming in a pretty cool looking 75 cl bottle, with an over-sized cap. The label oozes class. Vudu spelt out in dramatic colouring and surrounded in stylish iconography. With a price range between 11 to 13 € this beer better be good!!
On pour, light brown colour, with a large tan head
Decent head, that maintains, very good lacing, looks good.
Very strong smell, very strong but very appealing, can smell lots of flavours, lots of fruits from banana (and lemon), very sweet. Wheaty, toasty malts, very very earthy.
Great on the nose. A very rustic earthy smell with lots of fruits. very appealing…..
First reaction from the taste is that this is a strong beer, very strong, can definitely feel the 6%. Has body and can get the taste all in the back end, the wheat and hops noted. Earthy.
I liked this beer, not very sweet, but bitter, but not overbearing. Dark chocolate/caramel tastes, like a stout, but not quite. Roasted malts and fruit (Banana mostly), creamy undertones
Is a slow burner, definitely one to drink while relaxing in front of the box, or over a meal. In fact it was so full of delicious tastes and very filling that it was like a proper meal!
Loved it. Strongly recommended! Has character, style and taste, is rich in body, and one of the better beers I have had in a long time. Will definitely buy again, no matter the price tag of 11€!..