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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark brown, fruity, lightly hoppy, sparkling, strong beer and is not pasteurized.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2004
(2002 bottle) The age didn’t affect the carbonation -- a gusher upon opening. Heck, after losing about 4 oz. and pouring another 4 into the glass, the foam in the bottle STILL made its way back to the top, ready to resume streaming down the side. Red brown body topped by a quickly dissipating beige head. Aroma is sweet, brown sugar, herbal, prune, coriander. Taste is sweet, brown sugar, coriander, toffee, herbal, some orange peel, dark fruit. Finish is dominated by moderately strong alcohol. Full, moderately sticky body.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
thewolf (11158) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2006
A fabolous smelling beer that HAS to be above 5 degrees C, otherwise it has a very powerful taste of alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2010
08-750ml bottle-thanks to Glenn from Monmouth Rugby-pours a big tan head and brown color. Aroma is sweet medium/dark malt, spice-nutmeg, dark fruit-raisin. Taste is sweet medium/dark malt-chocolate, spice-nutmeg, pine, dark fruit-raisin/plum.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11063) - Washington, Washington DC, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11055) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2005 Deep and cloudy red brown with a good big head. Malt aroma with dried fruits and flowers too. Malty flavour, sweet without being overwhelming, some alcohol/wine notes too.

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10933) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 29, 2006
Alcohol interferes with aroma -meaning, I guess, that I don’t detect anything strongly. Dark ruby brown color. Flavor is malt, accompanied by unassignable fruit. A bit sweet, but that’s expected. The malt overpowers the hops at the finish. Very drinkable, but perhaps a bit of citrus would balance things.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10903) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10886) - DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle @ FOneFan. Dark brown with medium tan head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, yeast, dried fruits, sweet, little bitter and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10772) - 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.


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