N'Ice Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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Reviews: 480
Hads: 1,029
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 48
Gots: 148 | FT: 1
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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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Photo of Immortale25
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Back label says Best Before End 11 2016.

A- Pours a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves large clots behind.

S- Dark bread, booze, some spice and it's a bit sweet.

T- Very complex with some Belgian candi sugar, more spice and a nice yeasty quality. Alcohol isn't as apparent as in the aroma. Slightly sweet exhibiting some caramel, heavy plum and raisin. The booze eventually sets in after mulitiple sips.

M- Sharp from the alcohol with medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- A nice sipper for sure with lots of dark fruit and each element nicely balanced. (748 characters)

Photo of logicalparadox
4/5  rDev -1%

A: Poured dark, almost chocolaty brown into a tulip glass and got quite a nice thick creamy white head. It's snowing pretty hard right now in my neck of the woods and I'm reminded of hot cocoa topped with fluffy marshmallow.

S: The nose is all that the holidays should be. Darks fruits come through strong. Raisen bread.

T: Dates, raisens, figs, and sugar plums all enveloped by doughy breadiness and classic Belgian yeast flavors. Not too sweet, but malty.

M: Nice medium to full body. Almost, but not quite chewy.

O: A real treat. Perfect sustitute for dessert, or an accompanyment. (588 characters)

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%

- Bottle Best-before date = Nov 2016
- 11.2 oz. poured into stemless wine glass on 24-Nov-14

Dark fruits, Belgian yeast, candy sugar dominate. Notes of dark berries and hints of orange peel. Don't pick up any thyme, but it does have some light floral notes. Barley malt dominate the 2nd half and finish.

Not in the league of the top-tiered Belgian quads, but might be on the level of a fresh Chimay Blue. A little too Belgian candy cane flavor for me, but definitely respect the fact that the heat is much subdued than the actual abv it packs. Overall, a good BSDA, especially during the winter and at this price point ($4.50/bottle). (638 characters)

Photo of Dope
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best before 06/16 (this just hit the shelves here).

A: Pours a dark, dark brown with a big and fizzy medium brown head. Head is soda-like and fades out almost instantly. Very little head retention and no lacing.

S: Well, nicely spiced. You can clearly pick out the thyme but I'm not sure what curacao smells like. Lots of sweet maltiness in there for sure. Kinda smells like orange peel? Maybe that's the curacao. Lightly floral.

T: Thyme up front again. Then a really nice candi sugar to sweeten it up in the middle. Sugary with a little brown sugar thrown in for that matter. Lightly spicy in the finish with a little graininess (just an illusion I'm sure). Kind of a flowery, orange flavor, especially in the aftertaste (again, I assume this to be curacao).

M: Fairly heavy mouthfeel and quite sweet. Not cloying. Very clean feel.

O: A really nice BSDA with some unusual wintery spices (not your typical cinnamon and/or nutmeg) but it works. Really nice candi sugar flavor, really clean and crisp. Perfect for today (temperature did not go above freezing all day). Clean mouthfeel lends to superior drinkability. (1,123 characters)

Photo of TBoneJones
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into my Chimay chalice, this is a deep dark mahogany brown, quite cloudy and with larger submerged particle(s), with much visible carbonation, a low off-white head, and some nice lacing walled around the glass.
Smells like banana, vanilla, nutmeg, raisin and rum with citrus. Terrific, warming nose.
Taste is more warming apple cider flavor (candied) up front, and then some sweet malts, all with a slight burning finish. Some banana esters are still there, and spice, but it comes across more so as alcohol in finish.
Drinks medium and nicely carbonated, somewhat creamy and then stinging.
I liked this, but would have liked it more if the peppery yeast esters didn't leave such a spicy dryness to it all. Maybe aged a year or two this mellows favorably, yet the label states best BEFORE 6/2016? Also, the alcohol punched through more than I like. Despite that, this was still a solid sipper that's ripe for the holidays (it's a bit early but who's counting). (972 characters)

Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330 ml stubby brown bottle date stamped best before 6/2016. Served after some warming in a Belgian snifter.

Poured, with some sediment, into a Belgian snifter. Hazy dark brown body is topped by a small semi-durable head. Splotchy lacing.

Aroma: rich, lightly sweet and very complex with a touch of alcohol.

Flavor: Rich, complex and slightly bitter. Pronounced suggestions of dark fruits including dried plums. Also a bit nutty, spicy and bready.

O: An Xmas ale that is neither sweet nor very spicy, but does have high, partly hidden, ABV. (550 characters)

Photo of avalon07
3.46/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick consistency. There was an inch of off white, foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: An OK, but not overpowering aroma of malt, yeast, and some spices.

T: Tasted of Belgian yeast, some spices, and whole lot of malt. The flavor here seems awfully muted for some reason. There's an overabundance of malt (contrary to the style) and not enough of other ingredients.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A very uneven beer to say the least. Has some good qualities, but is lacking in the flavor department. (630 characters)

Photo of aleigator
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Deep brown, slightly red ember color, thin head which vanishes fast.

Aromas of malt, red fruits, not too intense.

Sweet spices, chocolate, malt, pepper, going together very well. Interessting for La Chouffe, reminds me of the typical belgium witbier, this one is very dark, with intense malts till the very end. Taste doesn’t linger too long, carbonation leads to a well balanced taste. Nice fruity, spicy brown character, with a complex but not overwhelming taste. (471 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.84/5  rDev -5%

11.2 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a murky dark burgundy color. The head is around a finger high, and off-white in shade. Retention isn't very good, fading to a thin collar fairly rapidly. There is a bit of lacing left on the glass, though. (3.25)

Smell: This is a fairly typical Christmas BSDA, featuring a combination of dark fruits (raisins and figs) and spices (black pepper and thyme). Aromatically, it's a bit brighter than the typical BSDA, forgoing a focus on darker malt flavors like chocolate in favor of the aforementioned dark fruits and citrus peel. I'd like to say it isn't as complex as I'd like from the style, but it's still a solid nose. (3.5)

Taste: It starts off very fruity, bringing some nice flavors of orange peel and general dark fruits. On the back end, I really pick a nice thyme flavor, and even some mint. There's a nice layering effect with the malt presence, gaining more prevalent flavors of chocolate, brown sugar, and licorice upon opening up. There is a gentle alcohol presence throughout - key word being gentle. It really helps to nuance the flavors without coming off harshly. This beer is really complex beyond the means my feeble taste buds are able to discern, far more than the aroma indicated. (4)

Mouthfeel: Very airy-feeling, thanks to the massive carbonation. The latter helps to evaporate almost all of the lingering sweetness off of the palate. Despite the mild alcohol flavor, it really doesn't feel 10% at all. Because it's so fizzy, this is quite easy to drink. (3.75)

Overall: The more I drink it, the more I enjoy it. Sure, the nose was slightly disappointing, but the taste was impressive enough to compensate. The spiciness gives it a delicious twist over other BSDAs, making this one well worth my time in the future. (4)

3.84/5: Christmas in September? Sure, why the hell not! (1,857 characters)

Photo of patre_tim
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with a rustic cherry tinge. No visible bubbles here. Topped with 2 fingers of beige head.

S:Dark fruits, cherries, plums, a Coke like quality at first, and a frosted freezer or snowflake essence.

T: Dark fruits and cherries, the Coke comes in again, but here I get spices as well- nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom are predominant.

M: Thick but for the style slightly watered. A ton of spicy soda like carbonation.

O: Excellent brew. This is my second time having it, my first was on tap. The bottle version is more impressive in my experience. Drank in Kunming, Feb 6th, 2015. (594 characters)

Photo of utfiero
3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Color- hazy, muck and sediment filled brownish amber. Full head.

Aroma- pear, coriander, composting fruit, and hint of tin.

Taste- starts A rather syrupy sweet strong Belgian. Starts sweet with a flat carbonated entry making the making the flavors and feel seem stale, then finishes with mild yet lackluster sweet fruity and spiced notes including pear, raisin, and cheap toffee. Given the many Belgian ales on the market, this one does not stand apart from the field. Purchased at Spec's June 2014. The bottle states "best before end 2014." We're speculating that the heavy haze and suspended chunks of muck in our bottle may have been due to heat in transport.

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 6/10/14. (795 characters)

Photo of BrewUSA
4.61/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

N'Ice Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe This Belgian Strong Dark Ale Winter Warmer smells like Malt Balls, Dark fruit, Jesus and baking bread... Very enticing~ Head lacing is infinite ... Pours a dynamic Mahogany, Purple/Brown with LOADS of floating Ingredients and a sandy bottom~ Mouthful is very rich, Creamy, yet light in density and not in the least sticky nor did it linger, leaves your palate very pleased and wanting more!~ Heavy Malt, Cinnamon, Orange Peel, Toast, Citrus, Grape/Plum, Brown Sugar, Raisin, a touch Peppery, Thyme and Curaçao Peel, Dark Candy, light Cherry, a bit of banana, just a bit of a woody taste and very much Berry~ Delicious refreshing and warms the soul! I just took another pic of the head lacing... It's literally by FAR the best I've ever seen! Thick and coats almost the whole glass~ Very pleased with this interesting, unique and complex authentic product of Belgium~ Covered the 10%ABV very well on my 2010 edition~ Hope I can find this again~ Overall 97 (992 characters)

Photo of brureview
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Limited edition Winter

Poured a light caramel color in a tulip with a 3F head.
Lighter than other beers in the same style.

Aroma- candy, toffee.

Mouth feel- very carbonated, perhaps more than other Belgian dark ales.

Taste: candy, some spice.

Overall: I find that the body of this beer is not as full as others in the style.
There is a bitterness in the finish, which overshadows the taste. The aroma and taste could have more candy, as brought out in other beers in the same style.

It's an excellent beer, but I am looking for more sweetness, and an aroma which is stronger. (582 characters)

Photo of glass_house
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle poured into a glass chalice

Pours a murky dark brown with ruby highlights and one finger of frothy tan head. Moderate lacing with a thin collar of dark foam and a patchy cap. Smells like raisins, figs, and plums soaked in molasses and spiced rum. Wow, I think I'm going to like this...

Yep, I was right. The dark fruits make an immediate impression, but are more subtle than overwhelming. Toasty dark bread, caramel, and brown sugar balance nicely with the slightly spicy yeast esters and faint earthy hops. Mouthfeel is slightly lighter than medium, with enough carbonation to keep it crisp and lively. Clean, dry finish. Definitely on the sweet side, but far from syrupy or cloying.

Another Chouffe masterpiece. This is probably my new favorite of their offerings. This beer is so smooth it's almost impossible to believe the 10% ABV. So glad I finally got to try this, and I can't wait to see what some time in the cellar does for a couple bottles. (968 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/24/2012. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big raisin, plum, cherry, fig, apple, orange peel, caramel, toast, dark candi sugar, clove, molasses, brown bread, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, cherry, fig, apple, orange peel, caramel, toast, dark candi sugar, molasses, brown bread, clove, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, plum, cherry, fig, apple, orange peel, caramel, toast, dark candi sugar, clove, molasses, brown bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and big robustness of dark/bready malt and fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick, smooth, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong dark ale. All around great balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering. (1,583 characters)

Photo of spinrsx
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml Bottle from the Palm Desert CA Total Wine for $2

Appearance – Brown colour with an above average size fizzy beige coloured head. The head lasted for 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell – Malts, grapes/raisins, caramel, spices

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and some yeasty notes. There is also some dark fruit (raisins), and a light clove/coriander spiciness.

Overall – The flavour is kind of subdued, but it's good in a way because it isn't cloyingly sweet like some other belgian darks are. A solid brew. (588 characters)

Photo of argock
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a green 750 ml bottle into a St. Feuillien chalice/goblet. Limited Edition 2012. Purchased as Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Murky dark brown with frothy, latte-like beige head, tiny bubbles, with good retention with plenty of wispy lace.

S: Aroma is most fig, raisin, and brown sugar, maybe currants. No real hops and I am not getting any herbals or bitter orange peel. The yeast, however, is very aromatic with clove and light but well-integrated phenols.

T: The flavor is good, mainly reminiscent of pralines dipped in a fig/raisin chutney with a light nutmeg/clove type of finishing note. I like how the yeast esters are in there but not overwhelming and complement the dark fruity flavors. There is a lot of caramel and raisin/fig flavors and a lot of brown sugar flavor. There is light-moderate bitterness which prevents it from getting sweet and syrupy. The alcohol is dangerously well-hidden -- no sign of it.

M: Part of the dangerous nature (besides the alcohol presence being minimal) is the surprisingly light body, which is helped by the significant carbonation.

O: I really enjoyed N'Ice Chouffe -- an exceptional mix of sweetness and yeast esters with just the right level of bitterness and a light body to provide a great balanced BSDA. I wish it had a little more complexity, but what it brings is very delicious. (1,357 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
3.22/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle brought by Beastmaster. Pours a deep dark red that looks beautiful in the light with a large fluffy off white head. However, there are giant chunks of yeast in this one and boy is it ugly. Aroma of sweet dark fruits: plums, cherries, spicy funky yeast. Flavor is rather syrupy sweet with big dark cherries and plums, some brief spice, and lots of candy sugar. Medium heavy mouthfeel with low carbonation. Meh, this wasn't all that great. (444 characters)

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Soapy tan head sits atop a dark ruby body. Light lacing.

Tons of sweet fruit and some underlying spice and bread coming out of this. Orange and cherry.

Nice warming brew. Sweet with orange peel, herbal hop, and dark bread.

Goes down easy with a lighter body and ample carbonation.

The orange peel is a great addition. Nice sipping beer for the winter time. (362 characters)

Photo of BWED
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ml poured into a tulip.

A- Dark chestnut, thin delicate off white head. 1/4' retention.

S- Caramel, booze, dark fruits, and toasted malts.

T- Notes of caramel. I pick up the thyme in the finish. Along with a bitter citrus peel.

M- Mild carbonation. Sweet, but dry finish. There is an herby dry feel, as well.

O- Easy drinking for a strong, and the thyme gives this thing some depth. (401 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap in a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer is served a cherry/chestnut red color with a light amount of haze. Upon serving there is a tiny just off white head that fades quite fast. Once the head fades, it leaves a great level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is light overall, but heaviest of darker fruit smells with aromas of cherry, plum, and fig. Along with these smells are some more Belgian yeast aromas with a yeast cake, banana, and spice smell consisting of coriander and clove . Along with some lighter nutmeg spice and a bit of a doughy smell, the overall aroma is fruity and inviting.

Taste – The taste begins with tons of sweet darker fruits that the nose hinted too, with tons of cherry and plum with a good level of fig to boot. These flavors create a strong base for the brew and persist throughout the whole of the taste. Quickly following the initial fruity taste, comes a moderate level of a yeast flavor. Mixed with these flavors are some spice tastes as well as a bit of an orange and orange peel flavor. Coriander and clove are the initial spice flavors detected, but are later joined by some flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, and a bit of allspice. While at 10 % abv,, only the tracest level of an alcohol taste comes to the tongue at the very end, and with the rest of the flavors, leaves a very pleasant fruity and more subtly, but nicely balanced spice flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side for a brew of 10 % abv. with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The thinner body in conjunction with the barely detectable alcohol level make this one almost too dangerously easy to drink. While this may be so, the body and carbonation are very nice for the big dark fruit and moderate spice flavors and create a very nice drinking brew.

Overall – This one was a very enjoyable and dangerously good and easy to drink Belgian dark winter ale. Very tasty. (1,997 characters)

Photo of artoolemomo
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a pretty good amount of head which looks to have decent retention. The head is a very light beige/almost off-white while the body is a mix of deep amber and light chestnut brown that shows light maroon when held up to the light. There is a good amount of lacing, some sheeting.

Nose- Fairly muted but quite clean. Orange peel clean but not much else. Faint thyme, some grassiness from the bottle. Slight cloves, some brown sugar, some brown bread. All of this is very hard to detect and required vigorous swirling. As it opens up a mix of berry and cherry notes start to appear.

Taste- Lot more presence than the nose. Heavy citrus which moves into brown bread, molasses, brown sugar, and raisins. Very heavy malt bill which is almost a little too much for me. Very bright and spicy on the finish. Lots of cloves which impart an ashy to oaky hint. Some earthiness even. Definite orange peel. Some woodiness. Very cleansing and clean tasting. Candy sugar is definitely noticeable. Herbal and earthy notes from the time. Pretty much flawless but really has nothing which really interests or grabs my attention. Does lack some presence while having incredible integration and balance. Some light berry notes but nothing that I would describe as vinous really. A good, solid beer. The malt bill does begin to fade and makes this beer more drinkable.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied with slight syrup to texture. Very light carbonation that still has a little bit of a zing.

Drinkability- Very easygoing and really has no indication of the heat. I had actually forgotten about it being a 10% beer until I got to this section of the review. Reasonable at around 5 bucks a bottle.

Overall- Solid, good beer which remains true to the style while making some departures. I would definitely give it a try. Sort of average for a BDSA but enjoyable nonetheless. (1,891 characters)

Photo of dcmchew
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours very dark copper with a very sticky one finger foam, lingering.
Smells of fruit cake, caramel, warm alcohol, cherries and spices.
Expected it to be very sweet and creamy, but surprisingly, it starts off prickly-spicy and crisp. Dried dark fruit in the background, with some crisp citrus up front (oranges, faint tangerines, faint grapefruit), more than mild acidic red apple and yellow pear, sour cherries and nice musty red grapes. Roasted malts, not so smooth, a bit rough, almost giving a sense of burnt Christmas cake crust. Sweet caramel and Belgian sugars throughout. Spicy from the yeasts, not to mention the added thyme (and curacao, weirdly, but i felt that especially in the excess booziness). So some clove, peppercorn, low cinnamon, low cocoa powder. A woody aspect to it, also. Green notes towards the end, with (tiny) hints of pine and spruce. Hop presence, a bit bitter and completing (along with the malts, especially) a not-so-great funky finish.
Booze gets a bit too noticeable later on, not well hidden. Carbonation isn't perfect, or maybe i just expected it to be lower, for a creamy, chewy body. Funky aftertaste gets even bigger, i blame the curacao (or the hops..), still i might be wrong.
Not a bad Christmas beer, but still there are a few off notes. Not so bad as to keep away from, but not in my top ten. (1,337 characters)

Photo of TheDoctor
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A:
Pours a cloudy brown-amber with a nice three inches of tan head that settles sloppily to an inch or so. Excellent retention; nice minimal lacing. Gorgeous.

S:
Belgian. Orange, doughy yeast, spices, cereals. Really nice and warm smelling but not boozy or overly spicy.

T:
Round bready flavor with lots of spice and warm malt flavors. malty up front with a warm yeastiness and some dark fruits and spices. Orange rind, cherries, nutmeg, brown sugar, licorice, rum.

M:
Round and chewy with a warm, full body. Good and creamy with a perfect level of bubbliness. Really great.

O:
Really tasty winter beer.
I am not much on spicy beers with lots of booze, but this one is really well-balanced and the alcohol is well-hid. Excellent mouthfeel and an enjoyable, warming drink all around.
Would have again; worth trying if you can. (829 characters)

Photo of JohnnyP3
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

75 cl bottle that says best before end of 2013. Bought it a couple years ago. Pours a chestnut or walnut brown with nice pillow of off-white head that simmers down to a nice collar. Minimal lacing on glass.

Inviting aroma of sweet malts, candied fruit, dark cane sugar, fresh glazed pastries.

Taste matches the aroma. Candied fruits, pear, figs, some berries, sweet malt, caramelized sugar. Sweet and delicious. A little bit of orange peel and festive holiday spice (thyme and curaçao peel) Cannot tell this clocks in at 10% abv.

Mouthfeel is slick with a lingering sweetness. Enough carbonation to keep the sweetness in check. Moderate body.

Very enjoyable winter sipper. Has held up very well over past couple years. Warms you up while relaxing by the fire. Really hits its stride as it warms up some. (808 characters)

N'Ice Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
90 out of 100 based on 480 ratings.