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RATINGS: 1536   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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durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2009
On tap at Tyler’s. Brown mostly clear pour with off white small head. Sweet malts, dark fruit notes, brown sugar, and maybe a hint of cinnamon. Sweet but complex. Very drinkable and quite good.

3.4
KyotoLefty (10264) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2009
Very sweet, rich, caramel and brown sugar, dark fruits. Extremely spicy as well. A bit over the top, really, though reasonably nice.

3.7
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2009
Dark brown in colour with a long lasting beige head, excellent lacing. The aroma is vinous, malty, some plums, apples and spices. The flavour is spicy, noticeable alcohol, very plummy, some bubblegum, yeast, light citrus. Sweet mouthfeel, medium body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes long, warming and fruity.

The plums really come out more as this warms up but so does the alcohol. This is good but at this points its not getting any better.

750ml bottle obtained in a trade with TheCheeseMan, thanks Dan.
Opened on June 14, 2008.
Vintage 2003.


3.8
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Bottle, 2007 vintage. Aroma is of cinnamon, gingerbread and dark fruits. Flavors are malty, with a little more ginger snap cookie. The alcohol is hidden very well. Good Christmas strong ale.

3.8
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Delilahs Vintage Tasting. Dark brownish red body, large head, great lacing. Aroma is malt dominated with sugar, spices, caramel, chocolate and darker fruits. Medium to heavy bodied, very smooth drinking. A regular belgium strong ale.

3.8
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2009
Bottle, Rainhall Drinks Co, Barnoldswixk. Poured a good lookin’ dark ruby colour with a lively foamy beige head. Aroma was fruity with spice/herb notes. Interesting flavour with more different spices, caramel malt, thyme, curacao, licorice and quite a boozy kick. Pretty full bodied and creamy mouthfeel. Warming finish. An enjoyable one to share.

3.7
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Draft at Max’s Belgian Fest. Medium brown color with a slight head. Sweet body with a slightly bitter end. Very smooth. Alot of caramel and burnt sugars.

3.7
Rune (12777) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2009
750ml bottle (bb.12.08.2011) from Vinmonopolet in Hamar. Dense and rocky beige foam, mostly resting on top of a murky, dark orange body. Fine lacework on the glass. Sweet smell of brown sugar partly subdued by dark fruits. Rather rich taste profile with raisin, almond, candy drops and with hoppy yeast to the finish. The well integrated warming heat from the alcohol makes the beer a solid dark winter warmer (shared with friends in Hamar after the world speed skating championships, 08.02.2009).

4.2
dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle shared with pineypower and supplied by his buddy Dave, excellent choice Dave. Poured a deep mocha brown with some lighter brown outer edges and a small foamy off white head. Aroma was exquisite with lots of sweet notes, honey, raisin, fig, dates, dark tropical fruits, flowers, lots of general mead like qualities overall. Drinks with a medium body some active bubbly carbonation and a rather sweet finish. Flavor of honey sweetness, dough, floral petals and earth notes. I’m finding a hard time to really express this beers complexity but lets just say if you find it buy it!!!

3.8
nickd717 (4691) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Bottle at a beer geek event at The Bruery in OC. A "n’ice" Belgian Strong Ale but not a standout. Cloudy copper color with a medium off-white head. Aroma of candi sugar, yeast, dark fruits, and spice. Flavor is lots of spices, candi sugar, raisin, date, and other dark fruits. Nice medium-full palate with some alcohol.


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