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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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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stefano (2000) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2010
Brown color with a large white head. Spicy malty aroma with some, caramel and brown sugar. Malty, caramel, with citrus notes in the flavor with a nice bitterness finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1985) - Athens, GREECE - JUL 3, 2011
Sampled @ ACBF 2011. Color red/brown with small head. Aroma sugar, plum. Taste citrus, dark fruits, sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgajdaczewa (1982) - Katowice, POLAND - FEB 3, 2014
W aromacie spora alkoholowość, nawet lekki rozpuszczalnik, nuty karmelowe, lekkie suszone śliwki, oglnie niezbyt powalająco. W smaku już lepiej, dość wytrawne jak na styl, dobrze przykryty alkohol, kremowe w teksturze, pozostawiające lekką nutę, ktrej najbliżej do migdałw, orzechowość, lekkie przyprawy, przyjemna goryczka ziołowa. Dobrze pijalne, co przy mocy jest zdradliwe. Całkiem udane piwo.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1811) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Really murky brown but a smooth, creamy head that really lasts. Raisins, plums, and caramel flavors make up a full body and a rich finish. This is a respectable brew!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
Pours a hazy deep brown correct with a foamy light brown hat with some lacing. Aroma of dried fruits like figs & dates with some sweet caramel, malts & some nuts. Taste is some dried sweet fruits up front with a well balanced malty body and then a nice smooth sour cherry taste on the finish that leads to a nice dry finish like a syrah & so. E warming from the 8% abv.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
Small bottle, kindly shared by Beerlover_ben. Taken from notes. Fruity and very nutty in the taste, quite nice perfect balance between sweetness and fruity character. Nice body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elihapa (1552) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 4, 2010
7/17/10 notes: bottle. Appearance is murky dark brown with ruby. Aroma is a blast of aged fruit, nuts, toast and chocolate. Flavor shows more dried red fruit and dark candy sugar, with a finish that incorporates mild tartness well. A great drinker from start to finish, interesting at every step.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 17, 2011
Courtesy of Balzs, thanks! Sttebb borostyn vrs szne van, bell kds s zavaros. A habja nagyon vkony s vizesen buborkos. Illata fűszeres, getett cukros, rett kk sajtos s kiss fanyar. Az zben felfedezhetők aszalt gymlcsk, lesztő, gorgonzola, sok fűszer s egy vrsboros fanyarsg. Testes s kevs buborkkal van elltva. Utze kiss fanyar, igen gymlcss s szraz. Nagyon rdekes sr, ami kis rokonsgot mutat a szrazabb, gymlcssebb vrsborokkal.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WheatKing (1329) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - FEB 5, 2013
Brown, dark fruit aroma, molasses and banana flavour, bitter finish. Spilled the last half, tragically, as I really enjoyed it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silvan7 (1231) - 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.


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