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RATINGS: 1478   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopverdju (671) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oli55 (2) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vincentvega72 (383) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (5084) - Denver, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mariuspoenari (1535) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinte (500) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - JAN 6, 2016
33 cl bottle received as a Christmas gift from my in-laws. The pour is hazed brown slight copper ruby with a smallish light tan head. Nice lace on the glass. The aroma is nutmeg, general potpourri Christmas spice and clove yeast. The taste is big on the spice, bit of oxidized malt and bright alcohol. The palate is medium bodied, soft slick carbonation and a boozy alcohol dry spiced finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (1424) - SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2016
330ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£4.60):
Another great Chouffe beer & an excellent Xmas one with plenty complex flavours, a warming, boozy palate & a nice kick at the end. Not quite as pronounced on the nose as I’d been expecting but the taste more than made up for this with great ric h malts, sweetness & dark fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MayumiH (938) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle at home on Christmas Day. Firm yeasty body. Malt sweetness with festive spices. Strong, rich and very tasty. Top notch.

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