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Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This is a top fermented beer which undergoes a secondary fermentation in bottle. It draws inspiration from the great Belgian Abbey beers. With the color of a friar’s robe, it has aromas of caramel and alcohol preserved fruit (pear, plum and morel) with light roasts. The mouth is warm and complex with an unexpected dry finish that makes drinking easier.
“To all those who still hold dreams and will never cease to search for the happiness they deserve”.

Perfecting this beer was certainly challenging. Countless variations were jettisoned before arriving at the refined version we are proud to brew today. The current Chimera is most easily compared to a Belgian Dark Strong Ale. I travelled frequently in Belgium as a young man and I always enjoyed very much its beers. Today’s Chimera resembles those beers that awakened a lifelong fascination with the creation of this wonderful drink.
“It is like following an illusion we fell in love with a long time ago leaving us with the realization that when we pursue our dreams the immortality of spirit is found”.
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Draft. Creamy large beige head atop dark red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some plum. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some plum/raisin, faint alcohol. Effervescent medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6175) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle. Very hazy amber body with a big off white head. Fruity and brett like aroma. Flavour is sweet malty and fruity with a dry sour brett like kick. Ends up sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (12740) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy red/amber - offwhite head. Bretty, wine notes, sparkling, wheaty, berries, soapy, wild, light roasted, red berries, nice brett & lacto - but a bit messy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19639) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Muddy orange red coloured with a medium sized off white head. Light acidic aroma of berries, brett and red wine. Light acidic flavour of berries, brett, red wine, liquorice and oak. Tart and oaky finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10605) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
cloudy orange, small off white head. flowery aroma, a little citrussy. flavor is fruity, dates, sweet dark fruity, ends slightly bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Hazy orange with a huge off white head. Aroma had brett, lacto and toasted malt. Sour flavour with brett, lacto, sour berries and toasted malt. Finished dry and sourish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (9614) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Bottled. Amber coloured. Very unclear. Huge light brown dense head. ARoma of lacto, fruits, light citrus and spice. Flavour of lacto and sourness, Grape, fruits, light caramel notable. MEdiu to full bodied. very dry. Grapish fresh end. Very nice and refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Bottled. A murky orange-brown beer with a huge light tan head. The aroma has sharp notes of acid combined with notes of wood, lacto, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, lacto, brettanomyces, wood, and fruits, leading to a tart finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a huge off-white head. Aroma is milky and roasted caramelish malt. Fruity and slight hops spiced. Spiced and dry flavoured, light fruity note. Ends dry and bitter into the finish. Lovely.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours an almost clear amber with a lively yet dissipating off-white head - comes as a slow gusher. Tart, leathery nose. Medium body, lively carbonation, big champagne-like bubbles. Caramel and tart fruit, leathery astringent - almost Bretty. 231109


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