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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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1685) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
Small bottle, kindly shared by Beerlover_ben. Taken from notes. Fruity and very nutty in the taste, quite nice perfect balance between sweetness and fruity character. Nice body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 4, 2010
7/17/10 notes: bottle. Appearance is murky dark brown with ruby. Aroma is a blast of aged fruit, nuts, toast and chocolate. Flavor shows more dried red fruit and dark candy sugar, with a finish that incorporates mild tartness well. A great drinker from start to finish, interesting at every step.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1525) - Nevada, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Really murky brown but a smooth, creamy head that really lasts. Raisins, plums, and caramel flavors make up a full body and a rich finish. This is a respectable brew!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgajdaczewa (1522) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 17, 2011
Courtesy of Balázs, thanks! Sötétebb borostyán vörös színe van, belül ködös és zavaros. A habja nagyon vékony és vizesen buborékos. Illata fűszeres, égetett cukros, érett kék sajtos és kissé fanyar. Az ízében felfedezhetők aszalt gyümölcsök, élesztő, gorgonzola, sok fűszer és egy vörösboros fanyarság. Testes és kevés buborékkal van ellátva. Utóíze kissé fanyar, igen gyümölcsös és száraz. Nagyon érdekes sör, ami kis rokonságot mutat a szárazabb, gyümölcsösebb vörösborokkal.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - FEB 5, 2013
Brown, dark fruit aroma, molasses and banana flavour, bitter finish. Spilled the last half, tragically, as I really enjoyed it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zer0 (1201) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle shared. Pours deep brown with a light brown head. Aroma is yeast, plums, raisin, somewhat floral and alcoholic. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter. Pretty decent but not my cup of tea.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diogčne (1145) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2012
Little.non lasting head brown. Brown sugar. Prune, liquorice .medium body and some length. Sweet with a light prune and brown sugar. Pleasant and lightly drunk!?!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1118) - 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.


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