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RATINGS: 1467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2007
Bottle, 75cl. Pours a nice, dark brown body with a dense, but small, beige head. Nice lacings as well. Sweetness and dried fruits dominates the aroma, but there’s also a little spicy note and some alcohol. It is not very complex, yet it is a beer that smells so delicious that it can be sniffed for hours. Flavorwise it is much the same, quite sweet and warming, with dried fruits and a bit more pronounced spicyness than in the aroma. Full-body and a pleasant carbonation. It’s a bit soapy in the mouth, hence my lower rating on flavor. There’s a herbal bitter-note in the finish, as well as dried fruits and brown sugar. A really lovely, warming beer, well suited for the cold season, and not to forget, Christmas. Pity it’s so expensive in Norway, and so hard to get. (071224)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
emerson430 (95) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Wow ... this is a beer to be savored. This was almost overwhelming to my senses. The flavors are so dynamic and intense. The head was weak but the color was majestic, a coppery reddish brown. Flavors included caramel and citrus, but strong alcohol pushed it over the top. A winter warmer for sure.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2007
750 ml bottle- Will’s house. 2006 vintage. One of the most beautiful beers I’ve poured- perfect head of creamy brown foam resting atop the red/black/brown liquid. Lacing and a slight head were present the entire time. Great mouthfeel with substantial carbonation. Taste was interesting, with the thyme dominating the middle. Up-front was sweet and caramel, finish was some hops and citrus from the orange peel. But....the thyme was a bit more intrusive than I cared for, always kept you wondering exactly what it was there for. Overall it was interesting and complex.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Pours dark amber with a mostly receding tan head. Aroma of pepper, spice, bubble gum and cherry. Taste is caramel, toffee, bubble gum, spicy phenolics and pineapple. Mouthfeel is full to heavy bodied with lush carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle poured dark brown with a tan head that goes quickly to lace aromas of sweet fruit holiday spices and bread .Nice creamy moderately full mouth feel .sweet malts and candies as well as flavors of orange , spices and hops that help calm the sweetness Another wonderful brew from Chouffe

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Very very malty and spiced well. Wonderful brown sugar and toffee, and actually there is some roast evident but it is extremely faint. Taste almost like an eisboch but with many more spicey notes. Sour apple dominates the nose, some prune on the swallow. Very nice indeed, and it leaves a beautiful thick lacing of tan all over the glass.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 75 cl bottle. Dark brown color. Beige head. Sweet (almost too much), fruity, caramel, alcohol. Dry finish. Balanced. Not very complex, but one of the best xmas-beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (7433) - ITALY - DEC 13, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 scura schiuma media color cappuccino sentori fruttati e floreali in bocca morbida tendente al dolce ma non stucchevole aroma di arancio amaro si lascia bere facilmente nonostante i suoi dieci grqadi invecchiata un anno risulta più secca

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2007
750 ML Bottle-Dark Brown color w/a slight tan head. Sweet spicy aroma. Flavors were that of a classic dark belgian w/traces of molasis, cane sugar, toffee, & dark fruit, but it also had a floral hop presence & traces of yeast & spice. This was a good winter warming beer on a chilly night w/a cigar. Somewhat complex w/a long spicy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredjaz (112) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2007
A nice beer to sip on a chilly winter night. Complex spicy flavors expected in a Christmas brew mixed with lots of citrus candy sweetness.


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