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

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RATINGS: 143   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”.
18°


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 15, 2009
Bottle @ Mondial de la Biere 2009
Appearance: fine haze on dark amber , lighter fine creamy top. 3-
Nose: Refreshing hop aroma, bit citric , amber sweet malts , hint of alcohol.
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied. Clean , bit plain with citric hoppy character. Bit green on top with light malts. Light yet noticeable alcohol content.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2008
A Mes rate. Gravicask at Pigs Ear. An excellent clean mid amber colour with a thin white head and excellent condition. Well balanced white English bread like malt and some lovely faint tropical fruit notes. Delicate sweetness. Really good hint of caramel. Slight oxidised notes. Clean finish. Really good. Thanks Alex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2010
Magnifique bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel fruité avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est brune opaque avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de petits fruits et de caramel avec une pointe d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de petits fruits en arrière goût. (Rating #3346)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6785) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6727) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Clear copper color/ tan head. Mild spicy caramel, roasty nutty aromas. medium bodied. Caramel, pit fruit flavors with a mild tartness, mild roast. so so

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6666) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle. Brown pour with light head, dissipating. Sweet malty aroma with no hop character. Sweet malt and light alcohol bite.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mjs (6459) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2010
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Pikkulintu) Poured dark brown and cloudy. Head was medium sized and white. Aroma contained intially malts and molasses and after the beer had warmed up a bit the aroma was dominated by paint thinner. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, paint thinner, raisin, mild roastedness, boiled vegetables and mild bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. If you drink this drink it very cold and really quickly.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (6459) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Backlog rating. 33cl bottle from Grand Cru, Rimini. It pours a dark amber color with a small tan head. Aroma is yeasty and estery, malty and fruity. Taste is again fruity, medium sweet, estery, yeasty and spicy with cloves and black pepper. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, decent Belgian style strong ale

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (6410) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2012
330ml bottle. Slightly cloudy reddish dark amber colour with average to huge, firm, endlessly lasting, moderately lacing, foamy, off-white head. Toasty, caramel malty aroma with fruity notes of berries, yeasty overtones. Taste is yeasty, fruity, toasty caramel malty, has also a tart note; some warming alcohol in the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (6178) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle thnx to Beerlover_ben Gusher ! Pours unclear brown/ amber Ok white head . Smell is bit funky, very yeasty , sweet, some fruityness . High carbo , fruity, oak , very full , some sourness . Very impressive !


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