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RATINGS: 1478   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21421) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Limited Edition 2007. Dark red ruby brown with a scant white head. Candy aroma with faint caramel. Medium effervescent mouth. Malty flavor with spices. Very complex, my favorite Christmas ale during a 9-beer tasting of various Belgian Christmas ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2014
2014-01-16, draught at Mikkeller and Friends, Copenhagen, vintage 2009, 4 years old, 6-4-7-3-14=34
Dark mahogany color with ruby shades, small head. Good body structure, but also too much alcohol presence; caramelly, just moderately sweet, with low bitterness. Mature but without much character.
Not bad, but the world has evolved and this beer doesn’t shine anymore in the global panorama. Still, many years ago it deserved some love.

2003-06-29, bottle, 4 years old, 8-5-8-4-17=42
Beautiful ruby-amber color, nice perlage and persistent layer of foam. Nice malt aroma, with a touch of alcohol. Good body, hiding quite well the alcohol content; smooth, spicy. Ends with also some caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18525) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle at a Bruce Tasting, London - I think. Pours ruby-brown with a foamy, off-white head. Some light sediment. Dark malt nose with brown sugar, ripe fruits, prunes. Big sweet flavor with strong alcohol presence, semi-dark malts, prunes, figs, Belgian candi sugar. Full bodied with average and very creamy carbonation. Hot finish, lots of smoothed sugar, semi-dark malts, light toffee. Lots of lingering heat, ripe fruits, toasted sugars. Big, decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2005
Amber with a nice lasting creamy offwhite head. Aroma is malty, a bit yeasty, creamy, with some mild spices, vanilla, milk chocolate and some wheat. Malty flavor, a bit fruity, some figs. Very nice mouthfeel ,nice lasting and a great body. Kinda malty finish with some alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2011
Dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, heavy malty, dried fruit, yeasty and spicy. Flavor is rather sweet. Smooth and soft. 211207

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
On tap at The Kulminator, Antwerp. First beer here on the Friday (came back the following day) and whilst I was wading through the beer list, I had a draught beer just to keep me going. Deep copper/amber colour with lasting beige head. Choc/coffee and dark fruit aroma. But also quite fresh. Some spice and heat in mouth, slightly raisiny on end. Slight rubber on finish too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (16995) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig süß, fruchtig, würzig. Geschmack röstmalzig, hefig, fruchtig, dunkle reife Früchte, Karamell.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2006
Dark Brownish red color, hazy, with a moderate whitish tan head. Aroma is alcoholish, fruity, sweet, and yeasty. Flavor is dry(alcohol) with a sweet finish, with some hop bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (16503) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2007
Bottle, 75cl. Pours a nice, dark brown body with a dense, but small, beige head. Nice lacings as well. Sweetness and dried fruits dominates the aroma, but there’s also a little spicy note and some alcohol. It is not very complex, yet it is a beer that smells so delicious that it can be sniffed for hours. Flavorwise it is much the same, quite sweet and warming, with dried fruits and a bit more pronounced spicyness than in the aroma. Full-body and a pleasant carbonation. It’s a bit soapy in the mouth, hence my lower rating on flavor. There’s a herbal bitter-note in the finish, as well as dried fruits and brown sugar. A really lovely, warming beer, well suited for the cold season, and not to forget, Christmas. Pity it’s so expensive in Norway, and so hard to get. (071224)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2005
Bottled (BBE 2009)
I am drinking this dressing Achouffe’s red gnome’s hat :)
A dark ruby brown color with a big creamy and cloudy tan head. Cardboard, pepper, plums and alcohol in the nose. Strong alcohol presence in the palate - fruity, spicey, some licorice- well-made as the most of Achouffe-products. Warming aftertaste.

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