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RATINGS: 1534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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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3.5
DKthe13 (56) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2009
Full scaled winter beer with lot’s of alcohol. It feels like the same beer as McChouffe which indicates highly carmaled malt. Many different spices can be smelled and tasted. (koriander, dates, pepper)

3
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Poured a murky brown. Nose is of booze and drk fruits. Taste i same as nose, boozy, raisins, plums, dates, too carbonated, flavors are a little flat.

3.6
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Pours a dark cloudy brown with off white head. Aroma of spice, malt, dark fruit, booze. Very complex aroma, can’t completely wrap my head around it. Similar taste, very warming. enjoyed this one.

3.5
Beerdrinker79 (2218) - Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2009
750 bottle-2005 vintage- Very mellow, you don’t taste the 10% alcohol, a very nice spicy flavor. This is a decent Christmas ale, but overall an inferior strong Belgian beer.

3.5
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2009
750ml bottle, Bacchus, Ncl. Again, rated after a beer fest session, but this was melow and warming, rich yet far too easy to drink and at 10%, a wee bit dangerous. Served in the correct glass too, which is always a bonus. One to savour and re-rate when I’ve consumed a bit less, I reckon

3.1
poisoneddwarf (2646) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2009
750 ml bottle. 2005 vintage. Aroma is of old malt, some spices. Looks like a mudpuddle in my glass with a thin head. Tastes of raisins; very Belgian aftertaste. Tastes old.

3.8
CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2009
2007 bottle from Greens Liquor stoe off Ponce De Leon. Nice dark brown body with a nice fluffy head. Looks like a great Belgian Ale. Dark fruit aroma...big time. Fairly aromatic. Nice fruit malty aroma. Nice dark fruit aroma. Very much in your face with the dark fruit aroma. Nice crisp grap dark fruit aroma. Nice fresh dark fruit taste. Not extremely creamy. Nice overly creamy, but the "spices" aren’t very apparent. Nice dark fruit beer, with some great qualities, but not the most amazing Belgian Strong.

2.9
jfb (6624) - GERMANY - SEP 11, 2009
(bottle) pours a murky dark brown colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of herbal hops, lightly toasted malts, dark fruits, a few hints of powdered sugar and roses. flavour is quite nondescript, with light notes of alcohol and fruit. heavy body with medium carbonation and a warming finish. quite disappointing.

3.9
johndoughty (5543) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle. Dark and poured with a big head.Sweet and full bodied with a strong presence of alcohol.Low carbonation and some maltiness.Powerful and impressive.

3.1
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2009
this is my first from these guys, a 2007. it was a gusher after i took the top off. you can really smell the alcohol in it along with a whole range of smells like, oarnge, malt, grape and something else that i cant identify. the taste wasnt overpowering, and it was almost medium bodied. it is a little sweet and has a warming effect. the head fell rather quickly, i wasnt expecting that, has little lacing and the body is a dark ruby red. it may be a little to carbonated though.


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