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

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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°

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3.7
madsberg (11818) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Bottled. Amber coloured. Very unclear. Huge light brown dense head. ARoma of lacto, fruits, light citrus and spice. Flavour of lacto and sourness, Grape, fruits, light caramel notable. MEdiu to full bodied. very dry. Grapish fresh end. Very nice and refreshing.

3.7
joergen (29790) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Muddy orange red coloured with a medium sized off white head. Light acidic aroma of berries, brett and red wine. Light acidic flavour of berries, brett, red wine, liquorice and oak. Tart and oaky finish.

3.7
Boutip (6664) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2010
Bottle: Poured a cloudy light amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of lightly sweet caramel malt with huge caramel malt presence with just the right amount of residual sugar. Taste is also a strange mix between some caramel malt with a right balance of residual sugar with a light hoppy finish and some dry figs and plums notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Hard to categorize but well worth drinking.

3.7
marcot (770) - Campomorone, ITALY - JUN 14, 2010
Bevuta in bottiglia sotto il marchio "birrificio artigianale italiano - strong ale" con un bassotto disegnato, sono pressochè certo che sia questa. Colore ramato, parecchia schiuma persistente, un gusto che mi ricorda tantissimo la brooklyn lager, ma più corposa e leggermente più alcoolica; un forte amaro sul finale (dry hopping?). Mi è piaciuta moltissimo

3.7
elihapa (1554) - 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
chrisv10 (18833) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown/amber with tiny beige head. Flavour is malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruit, sour and tart.

3.7
Tmoney99 (15217) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Bottle. Poured hazy dark brown with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex dark fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark fruit tart flavor with a medium tart finish of moderate duration. This is a smooth complex beer

3.7
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 17, 2011
Courtesy of Balázs, thanks! Sötétebb borostyán vörös színe van, belül ködös és zavaros. A habja nagyon vékony és vizesen buborékos. Illata fűszeres, égetett cukros, érett kék sajtos és kissé fanyar. Az ízében felfedezhetők aszalt gyümölcsök, élesztő, gorgonzola, sok fűszer és egy vörösboros fanyarság. Testes és kevés buborékkal van ellátva. Utóíze kissé fanyar, igen gyümölcsös és száraz. Nagyon érdekes sör, ami kis rokonságot mutat a szárazabb, gyümölcsösebb vörösborokkal.

3.7
DuffMan (10930) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle, Dec. 23rd Beer Advent Calendar. Murky medium brown body crowned with a bubbly tan head that compresses into a half-inch mattress. Nice malty character here, yeasty, toasty, with sweet dates, crusty bread, and dark fruits all playing on the palate. Just a hint of sourness, maybe more of a lactic acidity providing a nice finish. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

3.7
SinH4 (6896) - Garching b. München, 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!


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