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

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3267) - Edmonton, Alberta, - DEC 23, 2012
330ml brown bottle from Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Brown pour, some haze. Nicely formed beige head, creamy edges, good stickiness. Spicy nose, caramel, some chocolate malt, nutty, hints of fruit. Taste has chocoalte and nutty malt notes, cherries and assorted fruits. Dries right out at the end, late yeasty notes. Carbonation is on the high side, body is medium. The alcohol stays well hidden. Overall a drinkable Belgian ale, but nothing I would seek out again.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopverdju (400) - BELGIUM - APR 27, 2016
Rood koperkleurig bier met wit schuim. Geur: wat rook, chocolade, kandij, iets medicinaals, alcoholisch. Smaak: koffie, chocolade, alcoholisch. Goede koolzuurprikkel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kosmokrator (800) - ITALY - APR 2, 2016
Ambrata, schiumosa, caramellata, fruttata. Classico esempio di stile belga con note di lievito, uvetta e nocciole. Finale piacevole e non attaccaticcio.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (15757) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 16, 2016
Malziger, zu Beginn eher leichter Antrunk. Geringe Röstigkeit, stärker süßlich malzig. Spritzig, Nuancen von Kräutern im Nachhall, dabei ist das Malz nach wie vor präsent. In weiten Teilen sehr doppelbockig. 11/10/11/11/10/11

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (2180) - Garching, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2016
Black color with tan head. Aroma is wood, fresh, charred malts. Taste is fresh, charred malts, a bit caramel, hints of fruits, medium carbonation. Very light for 8%. Good brew!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6518) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy chestnut, low offwhite head. Roast, bread, melons in the aroma. Strong burned caramel, fruit, bitter melon, spice. Medium full body. Caramel and cocoa aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
artiredbirds (453) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 4, 2016
Не самый сильный Дукато. Облегче& и водянис& "Бельги&#

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (2163) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 29, 2016
Botella 33 cl tomada en el Lupulo en mayo 2013. (r135). Lote L065 12 hasta 10..04..2014. Suave refinada y con buena sensación alcohólica con sus 8 vol. No está nada mal. Para repetir.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13850) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2016
Kick 061115. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Flavour is sweet, malt, hop, caramel, sugar, berries, spices, yeast, dried fruits. Nice /OK beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (10582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2015
Draught @ Brewmakers dinner - Gastropuben KICK Malt & Mat, Kristiansand
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits and chalk. Taste is meidum sweet and light bitter with a long fruity, dried fruity and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
smau33 (33) - - DEC 8, 2015
Color rame carico e densa schiuma. Al naso ricorda le ciliege sotto spirito, mentre al palato caramello e alcol.


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