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


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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”.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooterbub (920) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgajdaczewa (906) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbudd19 (888) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RumRunner101 (881) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silvan7 (863) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2015
11.2 oz. bottle from Supermarket Liquors. Appearance: finger tan head, brown and copper, opaque, no lacing. Aroma: raisin, prune, light licorice, slight vanilla, chocolate. Palate: medium full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, dry finish. Taste: sweet molasses and chocolate with notes of prune and raisin coming through, finishing with vanilla and mild chocolate and light booze. Overall, pretty different, pretty complex, but not the best. Maybe a little too much going on and not enough balance for the sweetness. Still very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielecamo (799) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle from Da Aldo. Poured murky, with a brown-amber color and a tan head. Spices, raisins, licorice, nuts and lcohol in the aroma. Medium bodied and carbonated with a roasty, soury finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcot (770) - Campomorone, ITALY - JUN 14, 2010
Bevuta in bottiglia sotto il marchio "birrificio artigianale italiano - strong ale" con un bassotto disegnato, sono pressochč certo che sia questa. Colore ramato, parecchia schiuma persistente, un gusto che mi ricorda tantissimo la brooklyn lager, ma piů corposa e leggermente piů alcoolica; un forte amaro sul finale (dry hopping?). Mi č piaciuta moltissimo

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamedra (694) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2013
Láhev 330 ml. Aroma je znát po uzeném sladu, bukovém dřevě a kávě. Pěna je středně vysoká, lehce hnědé barvy, jemná a nedržící. Barva samotného piva je temně měděná, proti světlu krásně tmavě rudá a čirá. V chuti je znát kvalitní hořká čokoláda, má lehčí kyselejší okraj a sladší střed, finišuje kávovým spádem a konče lehkou hořkostí na patře.

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