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N'Ice Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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N'Ice ChouffeN'Ice Chouffe

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

794 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 794
Reviews: 449
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 35
Gots: 53 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 12-14-2001)
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akttr

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

01-24-2014 04:01:45 | More by akttr
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

01-24-2014 02:02:32 | More by alex_hart
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 16:50:01 | More by MattSweatshirt
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jeiiVP

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

01-21-2014 14:02:52 | More by jeiiVP
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BWED

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 02:51:47 | More by BWED
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mattreitz49

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

01-20-2014 03:52:34 | More by mattreitz49
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AWB3

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

01-17-2014 16:11:04 | More by AWB3
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SoCaliC8

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

01-16-2014 05:28:28 | More by SoCaliC8
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Maillard

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

01-14-2014 07:59:27 | More by Maillard
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Yeti1979

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -2%

01-12-2014 13:50:22 | More by Yeti1979
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alelover

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

01-11-2014 21:28:35 | More by alelover
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-11-2014 01:34:44 | More by Darkmagus82
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pknyc

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

01-07-2014 14:58:30 | More by pknyc
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

01-07-2014 06:43:18 | More by schmidtmattsays
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Saind

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

01-06-2014 12:07:44 | More by Saind
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Jcarter1221

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

01-05-2014 03:46:15 | More by Jcarter1221
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jandadeboer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

01-04-2014 18:01:44 | More by jandadeboer
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ElijahRivera

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

01-04-2014 04:52:48 | More by ElijahRivera
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Rast

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

01-02-2014 12:39:14 | More by Rast
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Danobold

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

01-01-2014 22:09:25 | More by Danobold
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leodarko

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

01-01-2014 07:38:39 | More by leodarko
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bschinelli

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

01-01-2014 00:42:25 | More by bschinelli
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andthevolcano

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-30-2013 02:48:18 | More by andthevolcano
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 06:04:38 | More by artoolemomo
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YieldToNothing

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

12-28-2013 07:37:55 | More by YieldToNothing
N'Ice Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
91 out of 100 based on 794 ratings.