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


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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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”.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1096) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Amber pour from bottle shared by bu11zeye. Aroma is fruity, featuring sour apples. Taste is slightly sour fruit, pumpkin pie spices and carbonated fizz. Light, hoppy finish. Not bad at all for an Italian beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diogčne (1069) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2010
Bottle at Bistro l’autre oeil. Red brown with a medium beige head with good retention. Aroma is fruity with malt, balsamic, sugar and caramel. Flavor is fruity with red fruits, caramel, malt, minimal herbal notes, sugar and yeast. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgajdaczewa (1029) - Katowice, POLAND - FEB 3, 2014
W aromacie spora alkoholowość, nawet lekki rozpuszczalnik, nuty karmelowe, lekkie suszone śliwki, ogólnie niezbyt powalająco. W smaku już lepiej, dość wytrawne jak na styl, dobrze przykryty alkohol, kremowe w teksturze, pozostawiające lekką nutę, której najbliżej do migdałów, orzechowość, lekkie przyprawy, przyjemna goryczka ziołowa. Dobrze pijalne, co przy mocy jest zdradliwe. Całkiem udane piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wolfbass (1015) - Firenze, ITALY - JUL 12, 2011
Colore mogano con persistente schiuma beige. Al naso deciso tostato, caramello e leggero sentore terroso. In bocca invece mi sorprende abbastanza, quasi vinosa, con frutta sotto spirito in evidenza, e diminuzione del sentore tostato che prevaleva all’aroma. Termina con un bel finale secco, che fa ancora riapparire la tostatura nel retrogusto. Tutto sommato un discreto prodotto.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUN 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear amber colored with a small bubbly lacing off white head. Aromas of cereal, caramel and dried fruit. Flavors of grainy malt, caramel and herbs. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooterbub (921) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JAN 4, 2015
11.2 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown with one inch tan head. Taste is of roasted malt, barley, caramel, chocolate, wood, fruit, sugar, yeast and wheat. Similar aroma. Has a mostly full body with a fruity and woody finish. A pretty good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbudd19 (911) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
Tha last beer from my advent calander. Not bad but like all of the beers in the calander not great. A decent Belgian

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silvan7 (902) - Samarate, ITALY - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle @ barbaresco, Legnano. Ramata carica, velata, riflessi rubino. Schiuma beige abbastanza fine e mediamente persistente. Aroma fruttato, frutti rossi sotto spirito. Caramello, alcool, speziatura (zenzero su tutti) .Gusto amabile, tostato (cioccolato), caramello e di nuovo speziatura. Molto carbonata mediamente corposa rotonda calda ed equilibrata.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RumRunner101 (894) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
Deep brown pour with a frothy tan head. Aroma is dried fruits, roasted malts, subtle red wine nuances. Flavours replicate the nose with sour notes and a red wine barrel-esque finish. Alcohol provides a little bit of warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielecamo (845) - ITALY - DEC 18, 2013
In bottiglia 33cl. Colore marrone con ampi riflessi ramati. Aroma di frutta sotto spirito, prugna, frutta rossa e lievito. Al palatocorpo medio, carbonazione corretta, troviamo sentori di caramello, frutta rossa, con un finale secco e non stucchevolmente dolce.

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