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Style: Specialty Ale
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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”.

description from Birrificio del Ducato website

Suggested pairings: Beef stew, broiled pork and semi- cured raw-milk cheeses.

Storing temperature: Between 4 and 18°C (it keeps best refrigerated)
Serving temperature: Between 10 and 14°C (depending on the room temperature)
Pour in a wide mouth glass to host its abundant head.

Tasting Notes

the color of a monk’s habit

the nose it is introduced with aromas of caramel and fruit pickled in alcohol (cherry & plum) and lightly roasted

in mouth it gives off heat and complexity

finishing unexpectedly dry

Alc./Vol.: 8.0 %
Original Gravity: 1083

Version: Type: Size: UPC/EAN:
Case 12 * 11.2 oz. Bottle(s) 062067031212
Case 16 * 11.2 oz. Bottle(s) 0 62067 03121 2
Keg 1 * 5.3 gal. Keg
Keg 1 * 7.9 gal. Keg
Vintage 2010 Case 16 * 11.2 oz. Bottle(s) 0 62067 03121 2
Picture: Chimera 11.2oz bottle and official glassware.
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