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RATINGS: 1471   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bobson (67) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle at home shared with Thompson. Medium size head and dark brown color. Smell is rather hoppy with a little bit of sweetness. Taste gives the same hops mixed with caramel and burned something. Fine beer overall, just a bit shallow in its palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thompson (573) - - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle @ home shared with Bobson... small/medium off-white head... dark brow clear with yellow glow colour.. smell hoppy some sweet. taste hops malty some burned sugar. lit hint of herbs

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beachmaster (377) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle into a tulip. Pours a deep brown, with a medium khaki head that persists and leaves good lacing. Nose is licorice and spices, mainly nutmeg. Taste is caramel and chocolate, with some licorice and fig. Well balanced, smooth, with a moderately creamy mouth feel and a long finish. Well made winter warmer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dodo26 (33) - ITALY - JAN 18, 2016
Bottiglia da 33cl...birra di un mareone scuro, non troppo torbida, schiuma di color nocciola, molto persistente e vaporosa. All olfatto si coglie subito la fragranza di erbe fresche, al palato fesca ma decisa grazie al grado alcolemico elevato. Alla fine bella amara.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopverdju (399) - BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2016
Donkerbruin bier met licht beige schuimkraag. Geur: donker fruit, peperkoek, kruiden, anijs. Smaak: zoetig, donker gedroogd fruit, karamel. Afdronk: zoetig, warm alcoholisch. De eerste brouwsels hadden precies meer karakter!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oli55 (1) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2016 does not count
AROMA Fresh herbs, bread, orange rind, soap, pepper, clove, caramel, little medicinal APPEARANCE Brownish with a slightly amber shade, pretty translucent, not so dense, beige mousse, good amount of lacing TASTE Raisins, caramel, bread, orange rind, fresh herbs, little coffee on the backend, mildly medicinal bitterness on the finish PALATE No big density here, not so heavy, not too sticky, rather fluid, typically heavier Belgian carbonation OVERALL This beer hits the bullseye for me. I’m a rather rational person. This is a rational beer. A love story is beginning. It’s all about rational dosing of aromas and flavours. I very much enjoy the balance of the various aforementioned aromas. I appreciate the light coffee finish in a Belgian brew, which is not so frequent, IMO. Chouffe personality (yeast) thrives in the aroma and taste but still lets this one express its own beautiful aromas and flavours. Yet this scores additional points on the dosing. I’m liking this effort. PAIRINGS Panforte Gorgonzola Nicely spiced steak, would try to season it with something containing a good shot of thyme, rosemary or sage

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vincentvega72 (292) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2016
Donkerrood bier met witte schuimkraag die snel wegebt. Aroma van speculaas, peperkoek, kruidnagel, beetje anijs. Redelijk kruidige smaak, beetje moutig. Warme afdronk. Lekker winterbier.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2016
330 ml single bottle from John’s Grocery. Amber reddish and clear appearance with plenty of sediment and a nice head. The nose is spicy, malty, yeasty, fruity and a touch hoppy. Similar flavor, with a medium to full body. An OK sipper overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mariuspoenari (1095) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2016
Murky, dark brown pour with a short-lasting tan head. Smells of dried fruit, spices and caramel. The taste is sweet and rich with notes of dark and dried fruit and sugar. It feels like it could benefit from a fuller body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinte (475) - Udine, ITALY - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle 0.75L. Dark brown body with ruby nuances; large, frothy, tan head, mostly lasting with nice lacing. Moderate malty (caramel, roasted) aroma with notes of nuts, hazelnuts and spices. Moderate-to-heavy sweet, moderate bitter and light acidic flavour; dry finish. Medium body with watery-to-oily texture; average carbonation; light astrincency as well as light alcoholic warming in the finish.


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