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RATINGS: 1530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Appearance: Clear mahogany and dark cherry woods under a khaki head that is very airy and bubbly, more so than expected. Head fades into a bubbly collar surrounding a free-floating puddle of bubbles and foam. Swirls the same.
Nose: Curacao peel, generic orange peel, and thyme up front. Raisins and black cherries – sweet, meaty, juicy, and dipped in treacle. Silky caramelized sweetness. Rustic yet sweet. Essence of fruitcake without being saccharine. Leather and tannins in the middle. Chocolate red velvet cake. Port-soaked pumpernickel and fruity spicy merlot.
Palate: Medium and brisk – quick to flavor and quick to finish. Not as sweet as the nose indicated. Major rooty twiggy bitterness and dried orange peel in the back. Leathery tannins and thyme along the edges. Grapes, plums, and tart cherries in the middle. Overall silky mouthfeel is liquid grape and caramelized sweetness.
Final Thoughts: The palate was a bit underwhelming when held up to my expectations from savoring the nose of this winter offering from Brasserie d’Achouffe. I also found I enjoyed this crisp seasonal with a touch more chill than I would for some of the richer brews that come out when Old Man Winter reigns. But don’t take my word for it – find a bottle and give it a taste for yourself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dazka (83) - Milan, ITALY - FEB 17, 2017
S: caramel, malt, slight hint of thyme A: dark brown, rocky persistent head T: med/high bitterness P: full body, long finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alusdievs (68) - LATVIA - FEB 13, 2017
From bottle. Big beige cap. Spicy notes. Very heavy. Dark coloured. Would not drink once again soon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madnorwegian (194) - FRANCE - FEB 10, 2017
Very "N’ICE" beer. Very unique complex aromas. Both deep over-ripe fruit with woodsie forest and fresh tropicalness at the same time. Flavors just as complex and with similar notes. Tastes like a beautifully done dessert. Only downside: not enough head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dropi6 (159) - POLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Backlog, z czasów przed założeniem konta na ratebeer w ramach uzupełnienia profilu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenL8 (117) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2017
A perfect Belgian Christmas ale. Pours a dark red brown colour with little head. Aroma is faint, malty, sweet and refreshingly citrusy. Flavour: big body, very sweet, extremely malty, definite orange flavour, refreshing and surprisingly bitter and quite hoppy. Finish is not too long, warming and bitter-citrusy. Excellent easy drinking ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nephirem (392) - CROATIA - JAN 15, 2017
Bottle, 0.33l. Hazy, dark ruby/brown pour with one finger creamy beige head. Below average retention, leaving thin layer throughout the whole drink. Decent lacing on the glass. Typical nose for the style, yeasty, floral. Touch of caramel. Medium body, somewhat highly carbonated. Creamy texture. Boozy bittersweet taste and mouthfeel. High presence of alcohol in the aroma. Boozy. Caramel, toffee. Floral and herbal. Pretty good, but overshadowed by strong alcohol presence. Dry finish with burning sensation on the tongue. Overall, not bad. Strong alcohol presence ruins it a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
roldano (120) - - JAN 12, 2017
Espuma beige-marrón cremosa y permanente, color rojizo oscuro-marron donde se aprecian constantes burbujas brotar constantemente, aromas suave con matices dulces en nariz, sabor muy dulce y suave a pesar de la alta graduación, final muy sabroso.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pongauer (84) - Maassluis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2017
Wintertime is beertime, and this brew is another testimony to that statement. Yes it is pretty sweet and syrupy, but you just cant ignore it. Hides it alcohol pretty well up until the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
GvanGool (57) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2017
What shall I say. Undetermined taste of spices. This is one of the fee beers I did not finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (1789) - BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2017
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought from delhaize in Brussels. Dark deceptively strong winter beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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