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RATINGS: 1522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Appearance: Clear dark ruby/brown with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Spice, malty, bagel, slight herb note, mineral, orange and candied peel. Taste: Medium bitter and sweetness, low sourness. Palate: thick grainy texture, medium body, prickly carbonation, dry lingering hot spicy, peppery, bitter, sweet, slightly vinous finish Comments: lovely and glass lace.

3.7
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!

3.9
hapjydeuce (1001) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 30, 2007
2005 Limited Edition bottle. This is a very interesting brew, difficult for me to describe. Pours a deep copper color with a copious beige head that lasts. One of the spicier Belgians I have ever tried. Very herbal aroma, hints of grass, and the classic notes of banana, pear and raisin. Sweet and peppery initial flavor that fades into a more citrus-based hops finish, followed by the noticeable amounts of thyme used. Yeast is definitely present too. Great tingly finish on the palate. Nice!

3.4
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - DEC 21, 2009
Bottle shared by a generous friend. Very hazy brown or dark color with a white head that fades pretty quickly but leaves some nice lace. Sweet fruity candi sugar aroma. Very sweet candi sugar flavor (a bit too sweet) with some alcohol burn behind it. Medium body with lively carbonation. Overall: a good belgian strong ale, just not my particular style.

3.8
MPA (999) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown with a dense beige head. Yeast, fruit and sweetness dominates the aroma. Sweet flavour with malt, alcohol and dark fruits. Soft.

4.6
vickey9 (999) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2014
Dark red with a beige head. Nose is dark fruit. Body is full, texture oily and carbon high. Taste is sweet and bitter. Palate is ripe fruits, herbs and chocolate. Semi-sweet finish. [email protected]

4.4
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2003
2002 batch. The aroma of this beer would be difficult to beat. It is easily of the order of the Trappist ales. Just like the regular La Chouffe, the flavors are tightly wound and completely wonderful. The palate is rich and creamy and sets up the light fruit and chocolate flavors well. I plan to buy out the entire supply at my local store.

4.5
Dacrza (994) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2015
DATE TASTED: December 29, 2015... GLASSWARE: Chimay goblet...OCCASION: basking in the afterglow of The Force Awakens with a beer that has some force of its own... APPEARANCE: dark ruby brown body that reveals none of its contents... the thick, creamy brown head resembles the head of mousse, with thick bubbles wreathing the glass...a thick shade follows its crest... AROMA: ginger, anise, pepper, and vanilla roil in the citrus and pear... small hits of toasted malts work their way in--raisin and currants lastly ... PALATE: creamy, active at the throat, and long-lasting in its finish--one that coats and resounds... shockingly sippable and worth holding in the mouth, with a pleasant, almost softened cola consistency... TASTE: a light grape, vinous sauvignon , with mellow anise, malt, and dry hops that suggest orange and earthy roots...figs and dates, yes sir... slightly sour, with some fermentation making the experience a bit more complex... ...OVERALL: in a run of great strong beers--see Southern Tier’s 2xmas and Corsendonk’s Christmas Ale--Nice more than holds its own, it owns...as drinkable a weighty beer as one finds, with complexity and enjoyability coupling easily... had this a long time ago, then on a St Patty’s Day crawl in State College on tap--and the search was over at The Hop and Vine....one bottle, and one is feeling good...

3.9
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby red color with a beige head. Aroma is of spices light thyme, orange peel, some dark fruit, red berries, light funk and some peppery notes. The flavor is nice with spice notes of clove, thyme, brown sugary notes, subtle funk, orange peel, dark fruits and red berries. The body is medium with a dry mouthfeel. Overall my favorite Chouffe beer for sure.

3.3
mice (982) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Punertavanruskea olut höttöisellä, melko runsaalla vaahdolla, joka kuitenkin katoaa nopeasti kokonaan. Tuoksu maltaisen makea, mutta todella mieto. Ehkä aavistus hedelmää siitä on havaittavissa. Maku maltaisen makea, alkoholi on hieman esillä. Pitkä, makea alkoholin lämmittämä ja mausteinen jälkimaku. Keskitäyteläisen ja täyteläisen välinen suutuntuma, kevyesti hiilihappoinen.


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