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RATINGS: 1474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoberDave (182) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Light aroma of herbs and roast. Dark and cloudy with a lingering head. Smooth on the palate. Malty roasted taste with a heavy dose of sweetness and some hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18075) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (3157) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2015 helder bruin, schuimige keki kraag
aroma: caramout, gebrande mouten, chocolade, toffee, kandij suiker, gist, peper
smaak: curacao(sinaasappel), kersen rozijn, mouten, chocolade, toffee, suiker, kruidnagel, citrus,
medium body, romig, normale co2.
afdronk: toffee, chocolade.
prima op elkaar afgestemde smaken, stevig alcoholisch, kruidig, prima! -edit : typo Versie okt 2015, hmm deze valt wat tegen een stuk dunner, wat waterige en minder smaakvol, rating van 4 aangepast naar 3.7

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6486) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2005 This winterbrew by Chouffe did not fill me with enjoyment. The traditional chouffe taste was not well balanced and the alcohol content is just too present. A bit of a disappointment after all those great chouffe brews :-(

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2002
Decent brown ale. Good head with very faint aroma. Flavor is lightly malty but not to the intensity I would expect for a Belgian Winter Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2003
Quite bitter, low carbonation. The alcohol is pretty well hidden. A nice winter warmer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2003
1999 consumed in 2003. Brown and cloudy with a real fizzy carbonated head. The yeast from the bottom of the bottle fizzed alone at the sides of each glassful. Dark fruits in this one as opposed to the lighter fruit in the Soliel. Nearly identical finish. maybe more spicy and complex. Surely hides the 10+% very well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2003
2002 edition: Spices come out very nicely in the aroma - orange peel and thyme (I just happen to be using thyme for my Christmas roast, otherwise I might not have been able to pick it out). There is also a slight hop aroma, actually slightly skunked (green bottle), but this dissipated quickly. Bottle gushed, poured a nice brown color, pretty good head retention. Flavor is sweet at first, malty with a good dose of spices, and finished with a mild hop bitterness. Smooth medium body, high carbonation at first but calmed down pretty quickly. Not sure I like the orange peel-thyme combination, but they were definitely successful in hilighting these flavors in the beer. Overall the beer is nicely balanced and a pretty good Christmas Belgian.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9253) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2004
Very dark brown, but with clear red shine; very thick, beige head, quite stable. Rich, warm malty nose, at the same time piney - not hoppy. Very sweet taste but with overtones of burnt malt and burnt caramel. Liquorice, herbal notes (aroma's like aucuba leaves, or maybe thyme). Velvety, creamlike mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden, but the warming, heavy feeling says it all. This is far from bad. Achouffe seldom is. But imagine this being made in DFH... explosion of hops, chocolate and alcohol - or St. Bernardus - explosion of vinous, fruity, and chocolate notes. Achouffe is just too polished for that. Sorry. I am.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - OCT 4, 2004
(Bottle) Pale brown, orange shine, hazy colour, large and long lasting yellowish head, with a lot of yeast is floating in the bottle. Sweet malty aroma, caramel, fruity (figs, candied fruit), light licorice. Taste is sweet, malty and fruity, licorice aftertaste. Smooth, thick texture, medium to full body, alcohol well hidden.


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