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

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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 friars 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. Todays 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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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2010
Aroma:Old red apple,light caramel... Appearance:hazy redish brown,good head... Flavor:light sour,old fruit,light caramel....

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 6, 2010
I had this on tap at Beachwood BBQs Italian Beer Festival. This reddish-brown pour had some cherry and some spicy notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Korcz (2916) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Przyjemny alkohol, rodzynki w rumie, cukier trzcinowy i intrygujący, lekko kwaskowaty finisz. Elegancki, wysokiej klasy quadrupel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2011
Bottle @ ACBF 2011. A clear red/brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of malts, fruits and vanilla. The taste of sparkling fruit, citus, winery. The aftertaste sweet fruity with some bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 16, 2011
Courtesy of Balzs, thanks!
Deep amber reddish beer with a nice creamy-lacing tan head. Caramel, fruits like fig, some overriped cheese in the aroma. Medium body, fruity character, taste of fig, raisins, light sourish-vinous taste, light roasted-toasted flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2408) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottled sample via boutip. Ruby brown in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of red wine, caramel, red apple, and spicy Belgian yeast. Acidic red fruit flavors dominate the palate, and are backed by minerals, toasted malt, pale malt, and magic marker. Medium bodied, but the tartness and slightly fizzy carbonation make it feel a bit lighter on the palate. A hard beer to pin down, yet its quite drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured amber with an off white head. aroma was fruity, cinnamon, and caramel. flavor was spice, cinnamon, and light fruit. light body with fizzy carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VertBaconStrips (2380) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - NOV 5, 2012
Ok. I swear I was just saying how I hate del ducato beers. .... Ha. K. This smells like unknown vapors. Brownish with a silty head. The smell is not appealing what so ever. Let this sit for almost an hour and it did improve. Plums, cheap white wine, raspberries, figs - maybe it was the figs. Not gonna finish this, mainly cuz Im tired. The taste is kinda sour with a quick fade bitterness early, fig, caramel sort of burnt, fruits, wine, heavily carbonated. This aint my this at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2010
draft @ redlight redlight. Spicy malty nose, caramel, brown sugar, with a slight fruitiness. Pours a reddish amber with a thick white head. Malty, caramel, with citrus notes, with a nice bitterness, a bubble gum flavor as well almost floral. I really like this one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (2188) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
280815. Tap at Gastropub Kaleva, Tampere. Pours dark brown/black with a small head. Aroma Belgian yeast, some spices. Slightly sweet strong body. Almost chocolatey like after taste. Not Bad. .


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