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RATINGS: 1478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Pours a cloudy red brown with a two finger creamy beige head. Aroma of graham crackers, dust, powdered sugar, plums, raisins, cherries, and earthy hops. The taste shows the 10% ABV better than the aroma, though still doesn’t taste as strong as it is. Flavor is the same as the aroma with the addition of the thyme and misc spices--which isn’t terribly strong, though does complement the other flavors quite well. Highly carbonated, medium bodied. This actually sort of reminds me of a dubbel--especially the St. Feuillien Brune--only more alcohol. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2006
Pours deep red with a large beige head. Malty, sweet aroma, with lots of sugar (candy and brown), some caramel, and a unique berry-ish smell. Only a hint of thyme and orange peel. The spices assert themselves a bit more in the flavor. Big fruity taste, with the usual dark fruits as well as a touch of sweet orange or peach. Ends on a bit of earthiness. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2006
2004. Pours a clear garnet color producing a huge, fluffy, pillowy beige head which maintains itself nicely throughout the glass. Thick lacing adheres to the sides of the chalice. Aroma is sweet, fruity and complex with notes of brown sugar, malt, black cherry, raisin, orange peel and various spices. Delivers a fantastic mouthfeel with lots of lively carbonation combined with a pleasant creamy smoothness due to the hefty body. Flavors also very complex. Starts out with sweet notes of brown sugar, caramel, ripe fruits (cherries, apples, oranges) and then slides into a mildly bitter peppery spiciness (coriander and thyme are definitely perceived) with a dash of warming alcohol in the finish. Would be a great beer for the fireside in the winter. A good excuse to go buy and cellar some more!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2584) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Dark brownish red body, large head, great lacing. Aroma is malt dominated with sugar, spices, caramel, chocolate and darker fruits. Medium to heavy bodied, very smooth drinking. Fairly sweet. Flawless for what it is, but I was hoping for more in aroma and flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2006 Aroma: malt, hops, fruity, alcohol, raisins, sourish, nice yeast. Appearance: dark redbrown w/ whitebeige head, clear. Flavor: bittersweet, pretty balanced, sourish aftertaste. Palate: full-bodied, fluffy, yeasty, sticky aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2006
Thick offwhite head on a dark orange body. Smooth and complex taste with many fruity hints. Went down very nicely. Spices, fruits, sugar, strong but no obvious alcohol taste. Nice aroma too. A very tasty experience.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Poured a murky orange brown color with a very fluffy head that laced great and lasted for the duration of the drink. The aroma was spicey with dark fruits (raisins, figs, plums), bananas. Flavor was pretty complex, spices most prominent, dark fruits, candy sugar, the whole nine yards typical of the style. The alcohol was definitely strong and somewhat astringent, as this could have used some aging. Mouthfeel was moderately bodied and somewhat creamy for a Belgian. Enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2006
2005. Dark brown/ruby. Lively, fizzy, light brown cap. Earthy, peppery, funky yeast, dark fruits (mostly figs and raisins, some plum in there as well), spices, fresh herbs, sweet and roasty caramel malt, subtle floral and bitter hops, and a touch of warming alcohol. Aftertaste of pumpernickel, anise, caramel, earth, and the funk. Full, balanced palate. Well carbonated while at the same time soft and smooth. Excellent brew and is not pasteurized.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2006
Aroma gives thistles, ginger and yeast. Tste is similar a slittle sweet but generally very balanced. Alcohol is hidden to a remarkable level. The easiest 10% 75cl iv ever had.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15536) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2009 Dark browny red with beutiful white head. Aroma and taste is of dark fruits, spices and alcohol. This has the average Christmas beers sweetness - this is very pleasant though. Full body and and creamy texture. One of my favorite christmas beers. NICE indeed! Rerate feb. 09. 0,2 down . . .


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