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


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RATINGS: 1287   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2012
750ml Bottle. The pour was a murky dark brown with a slight ruby hue and an almost average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that reduced slightly, but did last throughout producing excellent sheeting of lace. The aroma was on the lighter side with a dark bread malt and a sweet doughy yeast and had notes of caramel and dark fruit (raisons, plums and figs). The taste was very malty with a nice caramel sweetness from the onset, and then had a mildly sweet hint of dark fruit and a nice bold yeast presence towards the finish. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow with the creamy, fruity taste slowly fading into the background. Mouthfeel was a few steps below medium in body and rather creamy in texture with a nice mellow carbonation. Overall this was a smooth, creamy and easy to drink Strong Ale that does a great job of concealing the high ABV. Watch out this one, it could be dangerous...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Batavi (9) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2014 N'ice Chouffe in Origineel brasserie D'Achouffe glas. De Bieren van Chouffe zijn al jaren favoriet. Zij hebben ook een winter/kerst bier met de typische Chouffe smaak. Donker bier met mooie grote beige schuimkraag. Geur: winter specerijen als kruidnagel, peper en nootmuskaat. Smaak: kruidig en sterk, een winterbier waardig! Veel kruiden en specerijen: kaneel, peper, nootmuskaat, kardemom, en zoethout. De N'ice Chouffe drinkt gevaarlijk makkelijk weg, de alcohol van 10% is keurig verborgen. De smaak is niet te zoet eerder hop en specerijen. Samen met Stille Nacht een van de beste winter/kerstbieren van België. De afdronk is alcohol en peper, heerlijk bier!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lownote (113) - USA - DEC 27, 2014
Fruity and a tiny bit malty. Pours a dark brown color with a very big bubbly heady that dissipates quickly. Taste is malty, spicy, and sweet. Carbonation is sharp and beer is medium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (331) - - DEC 27, 2014
Dark, strong (alcohol taste) with rich malty base. Tastes of burnt raisins, port wine & burnt caramel. Certainly a Xmas beer to savour. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JimmyBoy74 (294) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
75 cl systembolaget. Mycket god belgisk öl som smakar karamell och andra sötsaker med balanserad eftersmak. Av den höga alkoholhalten känner man inget.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1165) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
@ Norra Ankargatan 141227. Bottle (750 ml) from Systembolaget. Sweet malty, fruity and spicy, yeasty with dried fruits, alcohol, sweet, medium body with a watery to oily texture. The finish is dry, fruity and sweet with alcoholic notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shain (87) - ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle, 330ml, best before 7/2016, drank at 12/2014. Pours dark hazy amber-brown, with medium tall, foamy beige head. Aroma of strong sweet dark malt, caramel, fruity, herbal, orange. Mouth feel is foamy and airy, slightly creamy and quite full. Medium-strong carbonation and a nice tang. Tastes very sweet, with some pretty strong bitterness and lightly sour. Very nice and interesting balance, preventing it from being painfully sweet. Flavor of very sweet dark malt, caramel, noticeable herbal thyme, strong bitter citrus peel, slight hops, yeast. Some dried fruits, raisin, slight cloves, slight liquorice, peppery, more bitter-sour orange, dry red wine, tannin, red fruits, alchohol, .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oroboro24k (4) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
Op zeker een n’ice biertje. Lekker kruidig aroma en op het moment dat je de slok neemt proef je al een dropachtige smaak. Smaak blijft lekker hangen. Ondanks hoge percentage minimale alcoholsmaak. Kraag verdwijnt iets te snel naar mijn zin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gururyan (635) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Poured from bottles, barely any head, not lively at all, dark amber brown, yeasty aroma...subtle hint of fruit. Very smooth, 10% well hidden. This is definitely making my Christmastime beer list. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrettTaylor (546) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Poured from bottle into tulip. Aroma - malt, light spice, dark dried fruits. Taste is malty, notes of spices both from the thyme and the yeast. Very rich tasting, carbonation is prickly initially, but leaves a very nice medium length finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjohnny (398) - - DEC 24, 2014
Bread, yeast, spice. Dark garnet with a thin white head that leaves a very light lacing. Spice, dark bread, candied fruit. Thin mouthfeel with a velvety sweet finish. Pleasantly boozy.

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