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N'Ice Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

987 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 987
Reviews: 477
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 46
Gots: 133 | 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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 987 | Reviews: 477 | Display Reviews Only:
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

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkh895
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of krubs
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BIA_BrewMasta
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bold with a nice start and finish. Leaves tastebuds highly engaged. The thyme gives a unique flavor.

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

Photo of Bierleichen
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear brown with an impressive bubbly head. It dissipated to a thin off white ring like lace which retained until about 3/4 through the drink, after which it mostly disappeared. The aroma was my favorite. I first detected brown sugar, followed by chocolate malt, dry fruit and earthy and grassy yeast like aromas. The taste was malty sweet, fruity, spicy, and malty. Most evident was a boozy finish that was dry and felt like a rum and coke. For me the boozy element was a bit too much, which detracted slightly from the other flavors. For this reason I downgraded the taste. The feel was full bodied but mostly drinkable. A low carbonation that nevertheless stings the tongue.

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

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

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A spicy nose carries an array of pitted fruit aromas and sweet malts and yeasty esters. It pours deep brilliant amber bordering on brown under a 2” ligntly amber tinted off-white foam cap with a very fine bead. The cap gradually collapses as the bubble gradually grow and collapse, leaving gothic lace patterns on the glass. Its spicy with a fruity malty sweetness that stops short of cloying. As it warms cherry and plum with a hint of bubble gum become more distinct and prominent with light ginger, cinnamon and a hint of anise coming into focus. The brewer has lightened the body to somewhere around medium so it drinks a lot less hefty than many 10.0% abv beers. The above average carbonation also softens this big beer. The alcohol is smooth and not hot and shows its presence with a gentle warming. An excellent choice for sitting by the fire and relaxing.

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

Photo of patra7
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KC9LDB
4.72/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of st9647v3
3.52/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Danny1217
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bcsbeer
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Miguelserafim
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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N'Ice Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
91 out of 100 based on 987 ratings.