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RATINGS: 1471   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2015
A classic winter warmer... Love the Belgian characteristics with the light balance and flavor of thyme and bitter Curacao peel... Overall pound for pound it doesn’t get much better than this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (3840) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle thanks to s_hartshorne as a Christmas present, cheers Shane. Dark brown beer with small head that reduces to a oily wisp and perfect ring around the rim. Aroma of dark fruits, molasses and some light spice. Taste is prune juice, some spice, dark toffee and some booze warmth. Easy drinking Christmas sipper with a hit of abv. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jookos (5043) - FINLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Rated pe 25.12.2015.

.75 bottle. Dark brown, frothy head. Nice, even wonderful, malty, spicy clovy, perhaps some cinnamon, smooth bit dark dry chocolately nose. Med full bodied, silky velvety soft breadyness, soft spices. Some muscot. Really nice, abv totally hidden. A smooth slight spicy ale. Nit a big fan of xmas- like spiced ales, but the execution in this is just so nice..

-- bb

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBHansen (663) - Køge, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle @ DØE. Appearance: pours unclear brown with good beige soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: brown sugar, sweet fruits (pear?), orange, alcohol, spices, palette: strong yeasty aroma, average to sparkling carbonation, full body, notable sugar sweetness, somewhat balanced by a medium bitterness, long duration and an oily texture. Overall: good and tasteful Christmas beer

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drmet (707) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2015
L: -pours a slightly hazy ruby with a small to medium,foamy,beige head S: -caramel,toffee,plums,raisins,figs,candi sugar,strawberries,banana,chocolate,cinnamon,toast the nose plus Herbs (THyme) ans syrup -elevated bitterniss for the style F: -medium carbonation -medium body -alcohol noticeable O: Great Christmas Ale.The Thyme isn’t too in-your-face.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Danieln (11) - Wezemaal, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2015
Dit donker bier heeft veel smaak, maar houdt de zoete bitterheid lang vast. Eentje om te drinken als je tijd hebt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BitchPls (718) - FINLAND - DEC 24, 2015
Cola black, beige head. Very mild aroma of malts and yeast. A hint of sweetness, liquorice, even rye, roastiness, syrup. Very well balanced tastewise. Sweet yet dry. Goes well with ham.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marstonlad (699) - 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 (444) - 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 (33) - 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.

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