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RATINGS: 1477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lbecker (43) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Floral, ginger, butterscotch, alcohol. Remarkable for the palate. Aftertaste kind of sweet and spicy.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hamirubi (564) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2016
33cl bottle at Het Leen Cafetaria in Eeklo (18 III 2016). Darkred brown to black brew with minimal collar. Hugely Belgian yeasted nose, with lots of grains too - a flavour bomb! Coffee or even Belgian andive bitterness in the tastefeel, lots of Liegeois syrup: Really not my cup of tea. Because of the overpowered, unappealing yeasts and malts. The body is heavy, yet not that sweet - despite the liquorice backbone. Mèh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Punertavanruskea olut höttöisellä, melko runsaalla vaahdolla, joka kuitenkin katoaa nopeasti kokonaan. Tuoksu maltaisen makea, mutta todella mieto. Ehkä aavistus hedelmää siitä on havaittavissa. Maku maltaisen makea, alkoholi on hieman esillä. Pitkä, makea alkoholin lämmittämä ja mausteinen jälkimaku. Keskitäyteläisen ja täyteläisen välinen suutuntuma, kevyesti hiilihappoinen.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Night_Cap (84) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle 330ml. Served at cellar temperature. Pours a hazy ruby brown. Head is large, foamy, off white and lasts well in the glass. Aroma is of spiced fruit loaf, ginger snaps, Belgian candy sugar, cinnamon, pepper, herbs, prunes, dark plums and rum and raisin chocolate (light). Flavour is smooth with a light bitterness, raisin loaf, vinous port, overripe dark plums, Belgian candy sugar, leaves/herbs, cinnamon and ginger snaps and a peppery finish. Full bodied with medium carbonation, an oily texture and a good length finish. A very tasty and well balanced Christmas ale!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerUnited (43) - - AUG 1, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2016 Bottle from head of steam Leeds. Poured into chouffe tulip. Murky brown with tan white head and chocolate looking speckles scattered across. Aroma of sweet malt, coffee, toffee and dried fruit. Taste is heavily dominated by sweet malt. Subsiding notes of raisin and plum abashed by the warm boozyness. Finish is throat meltingly warm. A real winter warmer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
R4N5H (738) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2016
33cl bottle at Draft & Craft, Amsterdam on 04-Dec-2015 Dark red brown in colour with a tan coloured head. Sweet malt and dark fruit aroma. Full body and soft\/medium carbonation. Just too sweet - like treacle. Heavy malt and fruit. Just not for me.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tricker (384) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2016
Bière brune de 10 % d’alcool. Elle possède un col très mousseux au versement. Elle possède un odorat caramélisé avec une légère amertume. Elle possède un bon goût sucré, légèrement de toffee. Elle possède une légère amertume en finale. Son goût est fort et enivrant. Petit goût métallique occasionnel. Elle possède également un petit goût d’épice, style girofle. Très bonne !

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (2746) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2016
Pours dark brown with a quickly fading head. Nose shows brown sugar, golden syrup, sultanas, dried figs. Very sweet-smelling. Flavours include sweet bready malt, brown sugar, soft booze and a subtle cocoa note.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inoven (267) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2016
Donkerbruin bier met stevige beige schuimkraag die lang staat. Aroma is moutig. Smaak is caramelachtig van de gebrande mout, en zoet. Je proeft een stevig, zwaar bier. Weinig nasmaak.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
QcBeer (128) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
De couleur Rubis transparent avec une belle mousse et une bonne rétention. Au nez, on perçoit le sucre, l’alcool, cerise, caramel et mélasse. En bouche, c’est rond. On y sent les épices, la prune, cerise, mélasse et caramel. Un alcool doux et somptueux qui descend bien.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClaudeB04 (335) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - MAY 9, 2016
Dark colour with beige head. Nose dry fruits. Sweet, roasted malt, alcohol Like bush noel with a few degrees less.


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