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N'Ice Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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N'Ice ChouffeN'Ice Chouffe

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1,005 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,005
Reviews: 483
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 49
Gots: 143 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie d'Achouffe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 12-14-2001

Brewed with thyme and curaçao
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Ratings: 1,005 | Reviews: 483
Photo of 2GOOFY
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DavidST
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AtrumAnimus
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one pours with the appears a vary cloudy and dark iced tea color that has an off white to tan head that rich and pillowy and settles very slow leaving a rich curtain like lacing down the glass.

The nose is delicious with a combination of citrus and bread dominating the floral and alcohol that floats on a subtle bed of coriander, cardamon, nutmeg, and pine.

The taste is spectacular and rich. While it has a very high alcohol content the taste is not dominated by it, it enhances it. The flavors are a well blended citrus, bread and floral explosion of complexity that coats the palate is beer-gasmic awesomeness. the tastiness and flavors of spice are just amazing and perfect.

The moutfeel is super rich and just right for the style.

Overall this is an exceptional beet and extremely enjoyable. I highly recommend it as it is a beer-gasm ina bottle.

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Piana drobna, dość trwała, jasno beżowa, ładnie zdobi szkło.
Aromat świąteczny, zimowy czyli goździki, suszone lub smażone śliwki i może odrobinę skórki pomarańczowej.
Smak delikatnie alkoholowy, bardzo przyjemny, goryczka wyraźna, również sympatyczna. W smaku dominują śliwki i przyprawy. Z czasem alkohol staje się bardziej intensywny, nie odrzuca. Całość bardzo dobrze skomponowana, piwo rewelacyjnie "pijalne". Bardzo polecam.

Photo of ZachBCSP
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Strong, boozy, and definitely not your session beer. But the strong scent of raisins and alcohol plays nicely on the tongue and the nose. Definitely worth a try for any fan of the darker stuff.

Photo of kamilgracki
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trueant1
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

just try it. Reminds me of Westvleteren 12.

Photo of AlexFields
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GTJayG
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A wonderful strong dark Belgian brew. On tap at Brabant in San Diego. Big cap of foam on the dark brown beer, served in a squat d'Achouffe tulip. Delirious raisin-like taste, but just moderately sweet.

Dy yeasty tang for the finish, with a burn of alcohol. Crazy stuff. A great Christmas beer-- it's a gift of the Magi! [From notes: Dec. 29, 2014 tasting]

Photo of shanegatter
2.99/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pretty good, dark cloudy look, smooth

Photo of Eziel
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cozmo
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Satsuma
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Winston3737
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stephens101
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An unmistakeable Belgian fruity sweetness rises from this dark brown and crimson brew. Tastes soft with notes of currant and grain quickly enveloped by various other dark fruits and warming alcohol. Simple and brilliant.

Photo of maxson924
2.41/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This one was recommended to me from all over and I can't say I understand why. The description for this style on this site says that it can be "very bold and in your face" which is definitely true here. It's just that, in my opinion, it's true to a fault.

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kwalispecial
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark, malty, smooth with a bit of carbonation, not heavy.

Photo of Fastwalker19
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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N'Ice Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
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