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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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3.1
Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2005 (Bottle 75 cl) Quite dark, almost chestnut color, with a light brown head. Pretty full-bodied and heavy beer that lacks some finesse. Doesn’t taste heavily like alcohol, but has an unpleasant bitterness. 050599 and 051103

3.5
Beerhunter111 (22442) - P´Castle, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig süß, fruchtig, würzig. Geschmack röstmalzig, hefig, fruchtig, dunkle reife Früchte, Karamell.

3.7
Leighton (22301) - 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.

4
Rasmus40 (21967) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2011
Dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, heavy malty, dried fruit, yeasty and spicy. Flavor is rather sweet. Smooth and soft. 211207

3.4
chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2004
I guess I’m a bit out on a limb here, but I just don’t find this too special. The whole thing is too dominated by treacle toffee and sweet molasses for my taste. Ended up with a massive head, however carefully I poured it. At first glance it appeared deep chocolate brown but, holding the glass up to the light, the underlying rich cherry colour was apparent. The aroma is vaguely herbal and spicy, but principally molasses and candy sugar. More of the same in the flavour. Treacle toffee. Very rich but, although there is enough acidity to prevent it from being too cloying it is still rather syrupy in texture for me. Quite nice, but nothing to rave about as far as I’m concerned. The high alcohol level is not intrusive. Anyone else find those cute gnomes intensely irritating by the way? Bottled (750ml), from beersofeurope.co.uk

4.2
fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2014
2014-01-16, draught at Mikkeller and Friends, Copenhagen, vintage 2009, 4 years old, 6-4-7-3-14=34
Dark mahogany color with ruby shades, small head. Good body structure, but also too much alcohol presence; caramelly, just moderately sweet, with low bitterness. Mature but without much character.
Not bad, but the world has evolved and this beer doesn’t shine anymore in the global panorama. Still, many years ago it deserved some love.

2003-06-29, bottle, 4 years old, 8-5-8-4-17=42
Beautiful ruby-amber color, nice perlage and persistent layer of foam. Nice malt aroma, with a touch of alcohol. Good body, hiding quite well the alcohol content; smooth, spicy. Ends with also some caramel.

3.9
saxo (19511) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2006
Dark Brownish red color, hazy, with a moderate whitish tan head. Aroma is alcoholish, fruity, sweet, and yeasty. Flavor is dry(alcohol) with a sweet finish, with some hop bitterness

4.2
harrisoni (19318) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
On tap at The Kulminator, Antwerp. First beer here on the Friday (came back the following day) and whilst I was wading through the beer list, I had a draught beer just to keep me going. Deep copper/amber colour with lasting beige head. Choc/coffee and dark fruit aroma. But also quite fresh. Some spice and heat in mouth, slightly raisiny on end. Slight rubber on finish too.

3.7
mcberko (18930) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2011
On tap at Bottleworks, pours a dark amber brown with a small tan head. Aroma of candied fruits, caramel, yeast, light molasses and sweet roasted malt. Flavour of candied sugar, dried dark fruits, caramel and Belgian yeast. Sort of like a light Belgian barley wine. Very enjoyable.

4.1
rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2005
Amber with a nice lasting creamy offwhite head. Aroma is malty, a bit yeasty, creamy, with some mild spices, vanilla, milk chocolate and some wheat. Malty flavor, a bit fruity, some figs. Very nice mouthfeel ,nice lasting and a great body. Kinda malty finish with some alcohol.


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