Brewed by Brasserie d’Achouffe (Moortgat)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Achouffe, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A dark brown, fruity, lightly hoppy, sparkling, strong beer and is not pasteurized.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2007
8/11/05. 750ml. Bottled 2003. Hazy mahogany with tan head. Candi sugar with sharp yeast aroma. Sharp thick malty with unfermented sugars.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5618) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2007
750 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. ABV is 10%. 19 degrees Plato. Refermented in the bottle, unfiltered and unpasteurised. Ingredients include sugars, thyme and curacao. Hazy reddish dark brown colour, huge tan head. Pleasant but fairly moderate aroma with vinous notes, notes of oak and spices, hints of farmhouse. The flavour is distinctly spicy and oaky, with a substantial but not overwhelming sweetness from the malts and sugars. Some yeasty notes. Distinct hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. Warming mouthfeel, but the 10% ABV does not dominate. As a Christmas beer, this one is better suited to accompany an English Christmas pudding than a main course of meats or fish - but is also nice to drink on its own.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ansset13 (127) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2007
I have cellared 3 of these trying the first tonight. Pour is dark brownish red with small white head. Nose is that of yeast, coriander and other holiday spices. The taste is sweet, yet not unpleasantly so, with touches of dark fruit, caramel, holiday spices, and a nice warming alcohol finish. This is a great beer, get it while you can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayg1 (584) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2007
My first one from Brasserie D’Achouffe. This pours out a dark brown with a small white head. Looks like a dark ruby red if held into direct light. Sampled this guy at room temp. Smells comming off of it are very yeasty and spicy, spices include corriander, cinnamon, nutmeg, and thyme. Taste is very much like a Christmas fruitcake filled with spices galore. This beer is chock full of dark fruits such as plum and dates in addition to all the spices. A very holiday beer, maybe should have saved this one for a little later in the season. A good brew but not one I could have over and over again due to the high ammount of spices in the thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6770) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Draft @ Gollem, Amsterdam. Dark cola like color with reddish maroon tint. Medium body. Malty flavor, some hops, bubbly. Packs a sucker punch. Starts off easy & gets you at the finish. pool shark in a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm (1242) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2007
[Bottle, thanks AndyMagnum] Pours red with a small head. Aroma is malty, fruity (banana and apple), a little yeast. Taste is sweet, malty, some alcohol. Long, somewhat dry finish. A little thin. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1210) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2007
(bottle, thanks AndyMagnum) Pours a dark brown with an off-white head. Nice aroma of malt (caramel) spice, banana and raisin. Very malty sweet taste initially which rounds out to a nice spicy finish with some yeast to round it out with a slight alcohol kick. This is a quality beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 5, 2007
Bottle. Dark browny murky, thick huge white head. Nose is spicy and peppery, some hints of lemon, plenty of malt. Some rosemary and yeasty. Mouth is slightly less fizzy than the nose, spices and cinnamon, some coriander and raisin, with bags of pepper. Quite nice and drinkable, unfortunately drank on a hot night, probably best to save for a cold one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: N’ice Chouffe
Date: December 12, 2002
Mode: Bottle
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
Appearance: dark amber, big frothy head
Aroma: light malt aroma
Flavor: spicy belgian malt flavor

Name: N’ice Chouffe
Date: September 19, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: jungle jim’s
Appearance: clear dark red, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma with a lot of spicyness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of fruity esters, touch of alcohol brings out the fruityness in the esters, lots of sweetness from beginning to end but never too sweet

Name: N’ice Chouffe
Date: December 29, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
Appearance: hazy dark burgendy, big creamy tan head
Aroma: aroma is drier allowing the spicyness to come out with the fruityness staying in the background
Flavor: flavor is drier as well, still dominated by the fruity character but the spicyness gets to share the limelight, no sign of alcohol
Overall: slight preference to the bottle version

Name: N’ice Chouffe
Date: December 20, 2008
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma with lots of spicyness that dries it out
Overall: sweet malt is well balanced by the spicyness, light bitterness rises out of the spices, plenty of bitterness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Amber in color with a small, tight head. Spicy malt aroma of thyme, black pepper. Flavor is rich and spicy malt with dashes of peppery goodness. very robust and tasty.

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