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RATINGS: 1473   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3304) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2015
Bomber. I’ve had this almost every Christmas season for several years. Candi sugar nose, yeast, and delicate fruitiness. Dark reddish/brown, with a fat thick head. Sugary initial, moderate fruit: peach, pear, and apple. Medium body, and quite warming. Strong yeastiness and good fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyhallmanti (204) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Pours a datk brown colour woth a red glow. Decent foamy head on top which stays, leaves lacing. Aroma of anise, ginger, citrus and vanilla. Taste is bittersweet with a slight dry sour finish. Notes of spices, anise, grapes, caramel, hops. Texture is creamy with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (798) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2015
DATE TASTED: December 29, 2015... GLASSWARE: Chimay goblet...OCCASION: basking in the afterglow of The Force Awakens with a beer that has some force of its own... APPEARANCE: dark ruby brown body that reveals none of its contents... the thick, creamy brown head resembles the head of mousse, with thick bubbles wreathing the glass...a thick shade follows its crest... AROMA: ginger, anise, pepper, and vanilla roil in the citrus and pear... small hits of toasted malts work their way in--raisin and currants lastly ... PALATE: creamy, active at the throat, and long-lasting in its finish--one that coats and resounds... shockingly sippable and worth holding in the mouth, with a pleasant, almost softened cola consistency... TASTE: a light grape, vinous sauvignon , with mellow anise, malt, and dry hops that suggest orange and earthy roots...figs and dates, yes sir... slightly sour, with some fermentation making the experience a bit more complex... ...OVERALL: in a run of great strong beers--see Southern Tier’s 2xmas and Corsendonk’s Christmas Ale--Nice more than holds its own, it owns...as drinkable a weighty beer as one finds, with complexity and enjoyability coupling easily... had this a long time ago, then on a St Patty’s Day crawl in State College on tap--and the search was over at The Hop and Vine....one bottle, and one is feeling good...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Virg (2) - - DEC 29, 2015 does not count
Got it from vinbuð. Bottle 330 ml.Dark brown, aroma is dried fruit, taste is in layers, chocco, fruits maby curacao caramel hops good body. Good ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvanFriend (471) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Spicy Belgian yeast, a little bit of noticible alcohol, dried fruit, maybe even some chocolate. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuskerTan (1507) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle. A- Red wine, grapes, raisins. A- Dark mahogany color, dark liquid, tan head. T- Spices, thyme, alcohol, grapes, malty. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, full finish. O- Quite vinous. Tasty but the alcohol was pretty present. I liked the aroma but the taste a bit less. Overall it was pretty okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Antonio369 (109) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2015
33cl bottle, served in tulip glass. Poured a dark brown with a huge 4 finger brown head. Aromas of caramel, hops, cinnamon, cloves. Taste continuation of the aroma, very sweet spices and you can taste the Curacao in it as well. Medium body and a bittersweet finish. Overall a very tasty brew for a cold, dark winter night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llkc (1362) - århus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2015
duft: sødlig vanilje frugtig lidt rosin smag: karamel vanilje. sødlig sød karamel svag krydret

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
japi (159) - Neubrandenburg, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2015
Dark brown coloured beer with an off white head. Modarate intensive aroma with notes of christhmas spices, clove, yeast. Sparkly carbonation, full body. Bittery taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2674) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle from Belgian Beer Factory. Pours dark brown with smooth brown head. Nose is dried fruits, candy sugar, caramel, christmas spices. Taste is dried fruits, liquorice, candy sugar, boozy, malty, maybe more herbal than spicy.

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