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

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RATINGS: 146   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dado93 (156) - - 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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Korcz (1051) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (397) - - OCT 29, 2016
330ml bottle. No noticeable production dating. Appearance: Dark brown with a touch of ruby red, murky, with minimal khaki colored head that disappears immediately. Aroma: Malty, mostly toasted malt with a touch of caramel. Light sugary dark fruit, most noticeably plum. Taste: Rich malt sweetness, with toasted bread and caramel notes. Dark fruitiness shows up on the back of the palate, plum and prune like with a lot of residual sugar. A lot of sweetness on the swallow. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation and a light alcohol warmth that is smooth. Finish: Finishes with plum fruit and sugar. Some toasted malt retronasally. Overall: A solid quad, noticeable lower in intensity and easier drinking than the more renowned versions. Maltiness is noticeably toasty, and the fruitiness is restrained. While this may not rate up with the best quads, I prefer its overall balance and drinkability to most.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (730) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - OCT 8, 2016
Clear, brown. Aroma: prunes, raisins, sherry. Taste: moderate sweet with prunes sourness. Flavour: roasted notes, prunes, sweet wine, toffee, some spices. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (13208) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
Bottle - Raisin, dark sugars and some cocoa. Dirty brown with a rich beige head. Cocoa, dark malts, light oxidization and light raisin. Flavours are a little less pronounced than the nose would suggest.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9467) - Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle from old notes. Pours a dark reddish color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, dark fruits, caramel, light roast, fruit skins, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopverdju (834) - BELGIUM - APR 27, 2016
Rood koperkleurig bier met wit schuim. Geur: wat rook, chocolade, kandij, iets medicinaals, alcoholisch. Smaak: koffie, chocolade, alcoholisch. Goede koolzuurprikkel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - APR 2, 2016
Ambrata, schiumosa, caramellata, fruttata. Classico esempio di stile belga con note di lievito, uvetta e nocciole. Finale piacevole e non attaccaticcio.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (18072) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 16, 2016
Malziger, zu Beginn eher leichter Antrunk. Geringe Rstigkeit, strker slich malzig. Spritzig, Nuancen von Krutern im Nachhall, dabei ist das Malz nach wie vor prsent. In weiten Teilen sehr doppelbockig. 11/10/11/11/10/11

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (3438) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2016
Black color with tan head. Aroma is wood, fresh, charred malts. Taste is fresh, charred malts, a bit caramel, hints of fruits, medium carbonation. Very light for 8%. Good brew!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (7030) - Garching b. Mnchen, 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.


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