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RATINGS: 1454   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marstonlad (655) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours reddish dark brown with a medium-sized head with quite good retention; small layer of foam stays on top. The aroma contains sweet caramel maltiness and dark, plummy fruitiness with a touch of anise and yeast. Taste is medium sweet, displaying malty, spicy and fruity notes; raisin, caramel, fig and plum appear. Initially the emphasis is on sweet maltiness, later more on spiciness, especially anise; hoppiness stays low from start to finish. Alcohol looms as a warming presence in the background but does not affect the taste. The palate is medium to full bodied, fairly smooth and low in carbonation. Solid malty and spicy strong Belgian all in all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VincentDamon (425) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2015
Nouveauté au Québec, disponible à la SAQ. Bière brun foncé avec des reflets rouges, et une mousse généreuse. Nez de sucre brun, de levure typique et d’épices de la brasserie d’Achouffe, avec plus subtiles des notes de fruits rouges, de dattes, de bleuets. En bouche, c’est plus sucré que ses soeurs : les notes de caramel, de sucre, sont en évidence. Équilibrée, sucrée, excellente en fait. Probablement ma préférée de la brasserie. J’aime particulièrement. C’est bien sucré, parfait pour les Fêtes. 10 % d’alcool dangereusement cachés. Deux pouces dans les airs. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
shorg1 (30) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 23, 2015
Dark brown. Tasted at 15 degrees celsius. Aroma of chocolate and cherries. Taste is sweet cherries combined with malty chocolate and dried fruits. Some bitterness in the finish. Alcoholic warming aftertaste like liquor. Good and strong winterbeer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strap (657) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 23, 2015
dark brown with a frothy tan head. nice aroma of winter spices. taste of caramel, cherry, brown sugar and cinnamon. nice and spicy. very warming. sweet and malty. good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (2213) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2015
Pours medium Brown with a very large frothy tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, cardamom, cinnamon, chocolate, orange zest, muscovado sugar. Taste is fairly sweet with some nutty notes. Mouthfeel is medium body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phfyysik (170) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 22, 2015
Pours dark brown, but contains a lot of sediment. Aroma contains a lot of caramel, toffee, some cinnamon and spices. Taste is sweet, caramel, toasted bread, cookies, malts. After has also sweet, but some strange bitterness steps forward after some time. Nice Belgian!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimonBlok (105) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2015
33 cl bottle at home. Pours chestnut brown with big beige head. Little frothy. Aroma: malty, brown sugar, caramel, pear. Taste: medium to high sweetness with low bitterness. Finish is malty and sweet. Notes of brown sugar and coffee. Texture is oily. Carbonation is average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bierridder_S (468) - BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2015
19/12/2015 - 33cl bottle @ Kerstfeest Melden. Dark brown with big light beige head. Nose is malts and spices. Taste : dark malts, caramel, licorice, a bit herbal and spices (I would say thyme),

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wolffish (441) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
Ouf, elle cache bien son alcool celle-là! Je perçois du sucre brun, du chocolat, de la vanille et des fruits rouges vers la fin... Le mélange levures/épices me laisserait imaginer une bière allemande à l’aveugle. La cannelle et la muscade demeurent vraiment longtemps en bouche après dégustation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alteregoo (562) - POLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Piana gruba, sycząca i szybko opadająca do kożuszka. Barwa ciemno czerwona, wpadająca w mocną herbatę z hibiskusa, klarowna. Aromat słodki, karmelowy, czuć suszone owoce, keks, skórkę pomarańczową, ciemne winogrona i zioła. W smaku podobnie, słodycz kandyzowanych owoców, suszonych gruszek, śliwek, na finiszu rodzynki namoczone spirytusie i pikantne przyprawy. Goryczka nieduża, migdałowa. Nagazowanie średnie, bogate i treściwe, ale nie gęste czy wyklejające w odczuciu, alkohol wyraźny, nieco za wysoki. To piwo świąteczne przynajmniej ma jakieś punkty styczne z Bożym Narodzeniem - dodatek curacao, tymianku i estry budzą skojarzenia z wigilijnym makowcem, kompotem z suszu czy makiełkami... Nie do końca udało się jednak ukryć wysoki alkohol.

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