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RATINGS: 1480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
N’Ice CHOUFFE is a strong, brown beer that will warm you in the depths of winter. Spicy (thyme and curaçao) and tinged with hops, this is a very balanced beer. N’Ice CHOUFFE is an unfiltered beer which is refermented in the bottle and in barrels.
Available from mid-October until mid-February.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Deep cherry red pour with a touch of brown. A light hint of sour fruit and spice, and caramel. A rich solid flavor of fruit and a hint of bitter. Carbonation is good palate is solid. Rich spicy full bodied holiday beer. Winter warmer comes through well and spicy campfire warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (7316) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2007
Medium coarseish beige lasting head. Deep dark translucent red body with vigourous carbonation. Fruity yeasty bready licorice and spice aroma. Dry sharpish licorice and fruit taste with spicy peppery notes. Considerable alcohol heat as well as carbonation in the mouth. Dry wooden spicy alcoholic licorice aftertaste. Some chocolate, too. Surprisingly light in body and taste. Very nice! (0.75l bottle, a Christmas gift from hcalsos.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2007
One year old 750ml bottle. Hazy orange/copper with a large head. Aroma of brown sugar, yeast, caramel, and raisins. A bit of warmth shines through the sweet taste. Some spiciness, also. Sticky, sticky texture. Fairly nice in a reasonable serving size.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (5573) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 Dark red brown colour. Sweet sugary aroma with a touch of citrus peel. Sweet taste. A bit herbal with a hint of clove.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2007
2005 vintage 750 ml bottle. Pours a coppery dark amber with a medium sized creamy beige head. Aroma of dates, plums, prunes, caramel and light brown sugar. Taste is slightly sweet with hints of dark fruit, light brown sugar, caramel, toffee and malt. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Malicya (21) - Charny, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2007
We’ve kept this one especially for Christmas ! Sweet and spicy taste. Citrus aroma with Thym aftertaste. Reminds me childhood candies !!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2007
750 ml bottle. Christmas 2006. Pours a clear, dark amber with a moderate off-white head that lasted through mid-glass and left no lacing. Pleasant aroma of malt and just a hint of spice. More flavorful than the aroma suggests with thyme, citrus and yeast present with a strong malt backbone. The alcohol was very well hidden. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2007
had this on draft-Poured to a nice dark brown with a beige head.Aromas of caramel,spice, and malt,which are also reflected in the taste.Also taste of brown sugar and toffee.Real nice one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2007
750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a nicely laced off-white head. Aroma is rich, with a backbone of sweet caramel alongside a hoppy citrus bite, dark fruit, autumnal spices, and some roasted malt. Taste is rich and medium-bodied with an initially sweet flavor of caramel, roasted malt, and coffee giving way to a lingering finish of hops, spice, and a bite of brown liquor. An excellent cold-weather brew and another winner from Chouffe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elizavyeta (110) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2007
Frothy head with the consistency of whipped egg whites and perfect brown-red hue. The flavor has strong notes of spice (cinnamon, cumin, ginger, and clove) with a floral presence not unlike rose. The finish is simple and does not linger particularly long on the palate. Pair with a hearty, buttery washed rind cheese like Pere Joseph or possibly French munster.

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