RateBeer
overall
84
67
style
Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Share this beer with friends!
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°


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2008
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Pours out in a hazy reddish amber colour with a small white foam. Fruity and very hoppy aroma of grass, blood-grape, pepper and paint with sweet undertones of blood-oranges. Medium-bodied with hoppy notes of blood-grape and grass with touches cookies and yellow fruits. long bitter finish of wet grass, grapefruit and orange-peels. Tasty!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours a clear reddish-amber color with a small, foamy, tan head that settles to a thin, patchy film. Micro-spot lacing dots the glass. Aromas are boozy for a relatively small beer, showing grainy alcohol notes of a base of pale cereal malts, toast, oregano, and an odd, briny sort of funk. Hints of pickles come to mind. Flavors again are grainy, in a alcoholic sort of way, with a strange, mildly tart funk, dusty yeast, and notes of sage and oregano. The palate is thin, bordering on watery, sporting moderate carbonation and a drying, boozy finish. Eh, I’m not impressed in the least bit with this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vaiz (3333) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2011
Bottle at ACBF 2011. Dark amber orange pour. Aroma is spicy with sugary malts. Flavor is sweet, spicy and creamy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3239) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (3217) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
Poured deep reddish brown with a dense tan head. Aroma of spice, yeast, dark fruit, caramel malt. Medium body, quite sweet, nuts, raisins, berries. Dry, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle @ Mondial 2009. Aroma is sweet candied malt, some wheat notes, deep copper, small toffee head. Taste is a big roasted malt, caramel and nutty. Medium bodied, lucious mouthfeel. Terrific!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 6, 2010
I had this on tap at Beachwood BBQ’s Italian Beer Festival. This reddish-brown pour had some cherry and some spicy notes.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (2994) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2010
Bottle - 330ml. Nice dark copper body with a decent beige foamy head. Its sharp hoppy aroma carries malty, fruity, and yeasty hints. Taste is well balanced and hides the alcohol pretty well. Fruity and yeasty notes are present. Ends with a fair bitter/sour finish. Enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (2966) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2010 Brown bottle, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on June 22 2010; eye: bronze with a reddish hue, clear, nice effervescence, beige head that turns into a tiny ring, nice lacing; nose: malt, caramel, light figs; mouth: malt, caramel, light figs, alcohol warmth, finale in malt with good presence of caramel, medium body, rather carbonated, a bit thin, mildly sweet; overall: different FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 22 juin 2010; œil : bronze avec une teinte rougeâtre, claire, bonne effervescence, mousse beige qui tombe et se transforme en un petit anneau, bonne dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, léger figue; bouche : malt, caramel, léger figue, chaleur d’alcool, finale en malt avec bonne présence de caramel, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, un peu mince, moyennement sucrée; en résumé : différent

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (2919) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2010
Aroma:Old red apple,light caramel... Appearance:hazy redish brown,good head... Flavor:light sour,old fruit,light caramel....


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4 5 6  7  8 9 10 11 12


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50