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N'Ice Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
91
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974 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 974
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 45
Gots: 123 | FT: 0
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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

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Photo of kmoen
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjgiant
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated best by 11/2016:
Pours a clear brown, maybe auburn, with a decent amount of small-bubbled off-white head. The head sticks around, and laces the glass lightly. Nose is candy sugar, dark in nature: cola, molasses or dark corn syrup, cinnamon and some sort of earthy spice (nutmeg?). There is also a hint of Belgian yeast as the beer warms, adding a little fruit and spice itself, and I started getting candied orange notes when I noticed it.

Taste is quite similar to the nose. Before it has fully warned, the carbonation and alcohol sting the tongue just a tad. The base taste is a solid strong dark ale, based on other versions of the style I have had. A hint of raisin, but again, a sort of cola flavor, some notes of alcohol, and a very light yeast funk comes in to join at the end of the taste. Feel to me (perhaps due to carbonation) a bit more crackery than bready, lighter in nature than I expected.

A very enjoyable beer. The bottle indicates it has potential for aging. I might try that some day. I think this is an offering you might be able to use to introduce people to the style with its light feel and mild alcohol bite.

Photo of curlybird
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbauer78
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of greg4579
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wrecknut
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a N'Ice Chouffe signature tulip glass.

Appearance: Hazy brown with light to medium bubbles, caramel-white head rising thick with initial pour to just about a notch over a finger's length.

Smell: Strong grapes and yeast scent with a light hit of cinnamon. Superb.

Taste: Complex bitterness and sweetness that it's hard to differentiate if it should be complimenting the dinner or dessert. Regardless the raisin feel with cinnamon/nutmeg and a dab of honey will definitely intensify the palates.

Mouth: Medium bodied, and somewhat sticky...then again I all pairing this with high protein dinner.

Overall: I say grab it if you see it, it's a gem. I picked up a four pack and will have my second without regret. Salud!

Photo of BeccaH
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Theniz
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JTuomi
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of confer
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdcowboy22
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Peaches13
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fireteacher
4.69/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of benlhoest
4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CampusCrew
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sirhc3034
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hypnotoad1
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of parintele
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kips
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

N'Ice Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
91 out of 100 based on 974 ratings.