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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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielecamo (399) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbudd19 (392) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamedra (385) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Draft at redlight redlight. Pours a dark amber with an off-white head. Fairly earthy nose. Hints of sticks and bubblegum. Strong notes of some kind of spice I’m having trouble identifying. Lots of malt in the flavor. Very dry on the palate. Interestingly complex.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgajdaczewa (303) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrGGen (302) - ITALY - DEC 20, 2009
Versa arancione scuro velato con una abbondante schiuma bianca.L’aroma č di latte e malto tostato e caramellato. Fruttato e leggermente speziato con luppolo. Speziato anche il sapore,asciutto,note fruttate. Secco e amaro nel finale. Piů che discreta.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
molly75 (300) - (Madrid - Espańa), ITALY - DEC 2, 2012
[ASPETTO] marrone scuro con riflessi porpora controluce, velata [SCHIUMA] beige, fine e abbondante, buona persistenza [OLFATTO] profumi di miele, caramello, lieviti, frutta rossa sottospirito, sentori alcolici e spezie [GUSTO] mantiene sapori dolci , melassa e miele, a cui aggiungono note di frutta matura, prugna e fichi, potenziati da una alcolicitŕ evidente ed una speziatura sostanziale nel finale. [TEXTURE] corpo medio, carbonazione contenuta [COMMENTO FINALE] una ale scura, di influenza belga che quasi si avvicina al concetto di dubbel, con classici profumi e saporri di frutti rossi, un alcohol evidente ed uno speziato quasi natalizio. Alcohol forse unpo’ troppo contundente anche sei gradi non sono esagerati. per il resto direi buona, anche se non stravolgente.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCJack (181) - Alabama, USA - JAN 28, 2010
kinda weak, not very pleasing, on tap at Two Amys..............................................

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VonClausewitz (132) - Italy, ITALY - JUN 10, 2012
Bottiglia 33 cl. Colore ambrato carico, velato, con schiuma beige abbastanza persistente. Naso intenso, abbastanza persistente e complesso (fruttato, tostato, miele). in bocca entra dolce, morbida, abbastanza calda e con un bel corpo.......piaciuta!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dado93 (123) - ITALY - JAN 16, 2013
One good italian product in belgian strong ale style, classic dark color, tan head, dark fruit and complex aroma, the taste is dry with light roasted and liquorice notes specially in aftertaste, soft body and medium carbonation. More difficult at the end


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