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RATINGS: 1525   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Pours deep brown with some red on the highlights and a whisp of a tan head that lingers. The nose is spice, yeast, caramel, dried fruit and molasses, as is the flavor. Smooth on the palate and clean finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5317) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2008
Hard to believe I had not tried this one before. From a 2007 bottle sampled in late 2008. The body was dark coppery brown with a light yellowish khaki head. The smell is herbal with some bread and wood. The taste has some herbal thyme and is dry. There is also some wood and orange peels. I was not a fan of this really dry number.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2008
2007 edition. Pours dark brown with a thick off-white head. Aroma of bread, figs, and a touch of wine. Flavor is malty with a few vinous notes and finishes with a bunch of spice. A good beer overall, but the flavors arent quite as bold as I was hoping.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2008
Pours a light plum color from the bomber with a creamy off-white head and plenty of lacing. Loaded with chewey malts, pie spices, raisin, and a fair amount of alcohol. A great winter warmer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2008
Pours a cloudy brown with a nice head. Aroma yeasty with fruity esters, chocolate and raw beef - some sort of a oily grain, bran or flax? Tastes of black forest cake, complete with cherries chocolate, and again that bran flavour. Carb & body ok/unremarkable. A bit cloudy, but overall quite enjoyable. Thanks to G for the taste!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2008
Deep red-brown color pour with a lasting and lacy tan head. Big aroma of citrus, yeast, dark fruit, candy and some spice. Nice fruity flavor, with a malty and spicy finish. Smooth and creamy on the palate. Very nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9556) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2008
courtesy of Tony @ OTH. 07’ bottle. 750ml. Pours reddish/amber, tan head. Aroma is yeasty and sugary Taste, malty, dark fruits, and candi sugar. Comes off with plenty of good "holiday" spices, making this one a definite treat for the season.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (3225) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
750 ml Bottle from Systembolaget. A red beer with a light tan head. Complex taste of citrus, candy and fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (3025) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2009 Bottle. Redbrown colour. Big head. Wonderful mild but complex aroma. Smells Citrus, candy, licorice. Fruity (!) flavor. Small bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3355) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2008
[November 21, 2008]
750 mL bottle best before the end of 2010 poured into a 2 pint brandy snifter. N’Ice Chouffe is dark brown, near black in dim lighting. A pretty large head forms, but it’s not obscene. The aroma is spicy and sweet with hints of fruits, cardamom, clove, and licorice. The mouthfeel is medium with just enough carbonation. It’s sweeter than the nose let on, but it’s not overly sugary. Flavors of plums, licorice, and light spices abound while the alcohol stays in the background. I almost think quad as I drink this. This is another tasteful ale from the Chouffe line up. It’s pretty big, well balanced, and complex. Good stuff.


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