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N'Ice Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
92
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866 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 866
Reviews: 457
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 45
Gots: 82 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of Sigmund
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. ABV is 10%. 19 degrees Plato. Refermented in the bottle, unfiltered and unpasteurised. Ingredients include sugars, thyme and curacao. Hazy reddish dark brown colour, huge tan head. Pleasant but fairly moderate aroma with vinous notes, notes of oak and spices, hints of farmhouse. The flavour is distinctly spicy and oaky, with a substantial but not overwhelming sweetness from the malts and sugars. Some yeasty notes. Distinct hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. Warming mouthfeel, but the 10% ABV does not dominate. As a Christmas beer, this one is better suited to accompany an English Christmas pudding than a main course of meats or fish - but is also nice to drink on its own.

Sigmund, Oct 18, 2007
Photo of CharlieMopps
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Vintage 2006

A: Pours a murky, opaque brown with auburn highlights. Head was about a finger, which reduced to a thin layer of bubbles in about a minute.

S: Yeasty, with malty, spicy, and dark fruit notes. A pervasive sweetness and a sharp boozy smell are present in the nose as well.

T: A real tingly kick of cloves and other spices on the palate, blended with a smooth malt base up front. This transitions into a fruity, slightly hopped middle, which segues into a sharp spike of alcohol in the finish. Aftertaste is cloying and somewhat drying. Definitely mellows as it warms, and the flavors come together a bit better, but still off the charts.

M: Carbonation is still very generous, even after laying down for about a year. Crisp and bubbly on the tongue.

D: While this beer definitely gets points for its complexity, I'm not so sure this is one I'd want to revisit too often. With a high abv that causes you to notice the alcohol, combined with spices that seem way dialed up, it seems a bit much. Had these features been scaled back a bit, I think it would have made a great Belgian Strong Dark Ale.

CharlieMopps, Oct 04, 2007
Photo of basica
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another bomber for a weekend night. This one's bought from Brauhaus when I was on the way home; thought I would give this a shot as I really liked the Mc Chouffe. The N'Ice Chouffe was quite a looker when I served it in Duvel Tulip. It pours out dark black brown with a nice big creamy
frothy head which grows significantly after a smooth pour. Carbonation bubbles was also clearly visible. It smells of dark fruits with a clear alcohol backing; yeast and spices and a some malts were also detected on the nose. The taste hits you with alcohol, spices and maple sweetness upon contact with the palates and immediately after that, Dark fruits which includes raisins and plums backed with alcohol kicked in with a constant malty backing which made it quite pleasant. Initially, the taste was primary alcohol and sweetness but this is a rather different scenario as the beer warms. When the beer warms, the alcohol becomes less obvious and the malts and fruitiness are more pronounced. Before the finish, alcohol, raisins and malt sweetness can be detected pleasantly on the nose. The finish was very smooth with a slight carbonation and also leaving more fruity and malty aromas on the nose and warming in the throat and stomach. The mouthfeel was
almost a full bodied creamy goodness with good carbonation to back things up. It was very smooth drinking for a 10 ABV beer and I coudld really appreciate this one. The after taste was fruity with subtle hints of alcohol and sweet malts and spices were present too. At the same time floral and fruity aromas are actively detected on the nose and there was also a constant maple sweetness backing. The fruitines in the after taste finally fades off to a lingering taste of raisin and grapes with fruity aromas constantly on the nose. The final note after lingering for while is a slightly herbal backing to the fruitiness; very lasting and pleasant. Initially, I was thinking that this one is a bit too alcoholic but as it warms, things really changes; initially I was thinking this one deserves a 8 at most due to the overly powering alcholic start but it gets better as it warms and as you have more of it. I think I still prefer the Mc Chouffe but the N'ICE
Chouffe is still a NICE one to have and it is surely a good to great Belgian strong dark ale; a reminder is to be mindful of the ABV and the fact that it is a bomber; I am a little tipsy right now... signing off.

basica, Sep 29, 2007
Photo of John_M
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Max's the other night. Part of their X-mas in July celebration.

The beer pours a mahogany brown color, looking very much like a glass of A&W rootbeer. There is not a great deal of head to this beer, but what there is lasts quite well. Lacing is also quite excellent. I don't get a lot on the nose, maybe some cola/rootbeer (again) and belgium spice. On the palate this beer is very rich and warming, with flavors of sweet malt, melon, cherry, maple syrup and butter. The beer is pretty sweet, but not overly so, and the beer is quite sublime. This beer is incredibly soft and smooth on the palate, with no rough edges. The finish is quite long and the mouthfeel is pure silk. The abv. is really hard to detect, but the beer is quite warming, so you know it's up there. The beer has a very clean, soft finish. Impressive.

John_M, Jul 20, 2007
Photo of Cascadia
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from 2006 vintage, opened on a hot summer day. Not sure why I didn't drink this one in the winter, but here goes.

Pours a good amber-brown color with a small head that dissapates in about two minutes.

Smells pretty good, I can smell the spices and citrus, as well as a good strong malty molasses aroma.

Tates much better than it smelled, complex notes of brown sugar, fruit, nuts and bread tastes. Basicallly, this is a holiday fruit cake-like beer. The ABVs are well hidden, this finish is very clean and refreshing. Good beer.

Overall, a nice beer, and a nice change from the usual "holiday" beers that the american brewers turn out, even though I love those too. Well worth the purchase, no need to wait too long to try this one, it's ready to drink.

Cheers!

Cascadia, Jul 15, 2007
Photo of scottoale
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This tasty Belgian ale was served from a 750ml.green champagne style bottle with a pry-off cap and a "best before end 2011" freshness date. It poured into the tulip glass a dark brown with ruby red hues coming through when held to the light. This was topped with an ivory cream head of 1/2" that settled rather quickly, leaving a small amount of lace that actually sticks to the glass. All in all, a fine looking ale with good carbonation.

The smell is sweet, spicy and very fruity with a nice malty backing and some potency of alcohol as it warms. The taste, much like it smells, is full of fruit flavors such as plum, raisens, oranges and chocked with spice and a nice yeastiness. A pleasant warming alcohol let's the flavors fly and becomes more complex as it warms in temperature.

A medium full body with ample carbonation and a large ABV of 10% make for a good, velvety mouthfeel with spicy aftermath. Highly drinkable for such a big, dark Belgian...I really enjoyed this one and definetly recommend it...oh yeah.

scottoale, Jul 12, 2007
Photo of MiScusi
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a large thin stemmed goblet, pours a dark murky brown. The aroma is lots of dark malts and Belgian yeast earthiness. The taste is that of a dark belgian ale, though it seems there is some spice to it. Mainly sweet malt and some roastiness along with Belgian yeast characteristics. Medium bodied mouthfeel, and the drinkability is not too bad for a bold beer like this.

MiScusi, Jun 17, 2007
Photo of chris19571978
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I must say I really enjoyed this beer. Especially the dark candy sugar. The inside of the bottle smelled like melting chocolate. Amazing. I loved the orange rind and the smooth malty taste. The bottle is also great. The finish was excellent as well. The dark candy sugar came out at the end. I would definitely drink this again!

chris19571978, May 20, 2007
Photo of Derek
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown, off-white head, some retention, great lacing.

S: Wine (port/sherry), orange & spice.

T: Winey, brown sugar, orange rind, modest spicyness with a pleasant blend of flavours (sort of a mulled beer, like a wine or cider). I wonder how it would taste warm? Alcohol is perceptable, but it's true strength is hidden.

M: Moderate body is well-attenuate, moderate carbonation, dry finish.

D: Perfect to enjoy with a warm fire on a cold night.

Thanks Sammy!

Derek, May 18, 2007
Photo of atigerlife
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2003 edition poured from a 750ml bottle into a chouffe tulip glass.

Pours a dark amber with a huge fluffy light brown head. Lots of carbonation seen rising. Nice lacing.

Aroma of dark fruits, malts and sweet.

Taste of dark fruits, alcohol and malts. Quite warming and dry at the end. Light spices. Complex. Sweet.

Mouthfeel is very lively, cleansing and medium bodied.

Overall, a very nice sipping beer on a cold day. This 2003 version aged very well. Nice rounded edges for a beer this big.

atigerlife, May 18, 2007
Photo of grub
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

quarterly tasting party may 16/07 with northyorksammy, Derek, and me (grub). everyone threw in a few bottles and we had an interesting mix of beer. northyorksammy contributed this one, so thanks sammy!

750ml bottle, limited edition 2006.

pours orangey brown with a big fluffy tan head. drops fairly fast with lots of lace.

aroma is nice. light spice, but not anything that i can pick out specifically (which is good, since i often find spices can be overbearing). bit of alcohol. hints of orange. light floral notes.

taste is good. light caramel. cracker malt. bit of alcohol. light floral notes. bit of orange. very light spice, again nothing specific. bit of caramel sweetness, but not cloying. good stuff.

mouthfeel is good. above average carbonation. fairly light body with a nice dry finish.

drinkability is good. balanced and very enjoyable. i especially appreciated the restraint on the spices. just the right amount without being overdone.

grub, May 18, 2007
Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The king of Chouffe. Light head on dark orange colour. Medium mouthfeel. Spicey and yeast and malt aroma. Lace, some yeast, sugar. This is a controlled orange and spice beverage, worthy of the sip. Yes there could be thyme. 2006. Unique Belgian, surprising 10%.

Sammy, May 17, 2007
Photo of RedHaze
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle 2006 edition.

Pours a dark red tinged brown, with a fizzy one finger head that fades quickly to a thin swirling cap and ring. The lacing is very thin, and slides away almost immediately.

Smell; the aroma is pretty subdued, so it's a bit hard to pick anything out at first. The first aroma I can pick out once this warms up some, is the curacao. Then some of the sweet caramel malts, followed by the spices.

Taste; the flavor is definitely more pronounced the the smell was. Very spicy up front, with a flavor I'm having a hard time figuring out, that must be the thyme. The curacao makes it's presence felt with a bit of a bitter orange flavor, and then this finishes with some caramel and chocolate. Surprisingly the alcohhol does not show itself at all in the flavor. It's only noticeable in the warming of my belly, and the slight difficulty I'm having in focusing with the bottle almost now finished

Now that's a different animal. This is like no other beer that I've had, and definitely one for a cold night, but overall this one is a bit overly spiced for my tastes.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a an almost dangerous drinkability with the 10% abv being nearly undetectable.

RedHaze, Apr 06, 2007
Photo of sacfly
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL, Limited edition 2006
Pours a hazy brown with a thick brown/tan head of huge bubbles. Aroma is lots of yeast, light dried fruit (apple and pear), and a spicy zing- maybe nutmeg? Flavor lets the fruit take the lead. Sweet figs with the yeast way in the background. Mild, yet dry and spicy aftertaste. Body on the medium to light side. This one is insanely easy to drink at 10%abv. Just a hint of warming gives away the high alcohol. Very nice. Next time I’ll find an opaque drinking vessel. This doesn’t look very appetizing in the glass, but tastes great.

sacfly, Apr 01, 2007
Photo of Phatz
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2006 edition

Appearance: Pours a dark murky opaque brown color, with a light brown head and nice lacing.

Smell: A sweet aroma of mango and caramel and plum with sprinkles of caramel and hints of a light phenolic touch, but only pleasantly so, showing some banana and new rubber pants, in the aroma as well.

Taste: Like the nose it is sugary, dark fruity flavors of dates grape toffee mango cherry caramel banana and a bit of orange in the spices. A bit of warming alcohol in the back wraps it up with a bow. Very nice brew.

Mouthfeel: medium to rich in the mouth with lots of backbone and spices to boot. It has a warming boozy alcohol feel but it is gentle for 10% because even my wife liked it!

Drinkability: It is a 10% BSDA, not the most chug gable style but it is very enjoyable and as we Pennsylvania Dutch folk would say "it is more-ish." Meaning you can't seem to get enough, or translated further, it is quite quaffable.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Phatz, Mar 11, 2007
Photo of Estarrio
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured very dark brown/plum with a small, off-whit head. The head is small but very persistent, with thick, viscous, creamy lacings.

The aroma is winter seasonal spicy bliss. Sweet plum, grape and apple esters blend masterfully with an earthy, funky, Chouffe yeast character. Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, thyme, clove and coriander are all perceived in the spice profile. Despite the spiciness, the complex aroma is well balanced and the high ABV is nowhere to be found. This could be my new Yule time air freshener.

Sweet plum, raisin and red grape blend masterfully with Belgian candy sugar to make a delightfully sweet flavor. The sweet, fruity esters are balanced by a doughy malt presence and a delightfully, funky shot of yeast. Again, the spice profile is high but well blended with the other flavors. Cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice stand out above the other spices. The finish has a subtle hop bitterness. The ABV is very well masked, aside from a very nice warming as this tasty brew traverses the palate.

Thick, creamy mouthfeel with excellent, fizzy carbonation makes for an excellent mouthfeel and a highly drinkable brew.

Whoa! As a huge fan of Chouffe products, I'm amazed that I had yet to try this wonderful beer. This is the perfect Belgian winter warmer and I'm sure it would be equally enjoyable throughout the year. Viva La Chouffe!

Estarrio, Mar 08, 2007
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep hazy golden/beige color ale with a huge foamy head with good retention and great lacing. Aroma of spices with some sweet malt and typical Belgian yeast. Taste is quite sweet with some dominating spices and a yeasty spicy finish. I didn’t think the Chouffe yeast came out as much as it did in their other beers. Body was above average with great carbonation and no alcohol was discernable.

Phyl21ca, Mar 07, 2007
Photo of WetCoaster
3.1/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

*2006 edition

Appearance: Well, hate to say it, but it looks pretty much like every other winter warmer out there. Mahogany with golden highlights. Off-white head with decent retention.

Smell: Very interesting. Deep and saturated malt and winter spice, floral, cherry, but also green and fresh garden herbs.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Hmmmm. An odd amalgam of vegetal and sweet. Sweet, malty and spicy, as you might expect, but that thyme is GREEN and absolutely dominates the finish. I'm not sure why it's here, to be frank; it's a very odd flavor. That said, the huge ABV is nicely concealed. Body is medium, smooth carbonation, just fine.

Drinkability: Man, NOT for me. I simply don't get this beer. I think it might work better with food than on its own; perhaps the thyme melds well with some of the winter lamb/game dishes and stews you might run across. As a stand-alone, though, that huge fresh herb just has no place in the otherwise rich malt and sweet spice mix -- ruined it for me.

WetCoaster, Mar 02, 2007
Photo of rallison
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2006 Edition poured from a 750ml bottle into a large red wine glass.

A: A reddish dark brown color with a 1 finger tan head that stays around pretty well.

S: Dark fruits, prunes, brown sugar and the like.

T&M: Wonderful dark fruits with some Belgian Candi sugar sweetness balanced nicely by some spices - coriander and the like - this is a nice spicy beer. A bit of molasses too. All the flavors are in a nice balance, with a nice carbonation level and a rich but not heavy body. Alcohol is not readily noticeable.

D: For 10%, this is extremely drinkable.

This is an excellent Belgian Winter Ale. Highly recommended.

rallison, Feb 28, 2007
Photo of NEhophead
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pt 9.4 fl oz green bottle; served in a snifter.
Limited edition 2004.
Best before end of 2009.

Pours a murky amber with auburn highlights. Densely creamy, inch-high lightly tanned head with impressive retention. Thin and condensed lacing that holds rather well to the snifter's sides.

Whaffs of semi-sweet candied sugar with hints of milk chocolate. Soft citric notes in the background: orange, lemon. Moderately heavy profile of spice; most noticeably corriander, rosemary, and thyme.

Sweet and slick Belgian candied sugar intertwined with herbs: parsley, rosemary, thyme. Amidst the spicy herb-sweetness is also a hefty dose of clove and corriander. Not quite tart fruity esters lie in the background: raspberry, orange. The finish is slightly dry and airy, and the aftertaste is filled with spice.

An airy medium bodied; dry with an appropriate amount of carbonation. Almost filmy but not irritatingly so.

A rather complex profile of flavors; however, none are that assertive. At 10% abv, the brewers have done a respectable job at masking the alcohol presence.

NEhophead, Feb 27, 2007
Photo of Erdinger2003
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jason for this bottle:

Pours a big thick head that doesn't dissapate f a while. Also leaves a good strong lacing, the color is dark ruby/brown and very dark. The smell is sweet with burnt sugar and smells a lot like Aventinus. The smell is light a fruity. The taste of alcohol is very prevelent, but the taste is very good. It's fruity and smooth. It's smooth, but also has a little carbonation. Overall I would try this sometime in the future.

Erdinger2003, Feb 09, 2007
Photo of Gavage
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2006 Version.

Appearance: clear brown in color with a short 1/2” head. The head falls quickly. No lacing develops.

Smell: prunes, overripe plums, and spices are easily detectable.

Taste: hearty malt levels, molasses, prunes, raisins, honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, some citrus, and a nice bitterness. Alcohol is clearly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp throughout. Short flavorful aftertaste. Heavier in body.

Drinkability: very flavorful and spicy beer that is a slow sipper. The bottle is easy to quaff over a long period. Great cold weather beer too.

Gavage, Feb 09, 2007
Photo of paleoplant
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured with a deep dark rich color with a slight white foam. The smell was pleasant with hints of malt and fruit: cherry and/or candied orange. The carbonation was strong but added a complexity to the beer. The taste was deep with the flavors of cherry and strong hops almost cigar-like flavor.

paleoplant, Feb 07, 2007
Photo of markgugs
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 750ml bomber into a snifter, Ltd. Ed. 2005 vintage

A: pours a beautiful, murky brown with a lovely light brown head, lasts a good little bit and laces mildly. This looks like I want to pour it over some vanilla ice cream.

S: Yum, a solid mixture of a flowery and roasted molasses smell wafts out of the glass. Additional inhales detect some nice citrus flavorings hidden in there.

T: My lord, I'm not sure if I've experienced such complex flavorings right out of the gate before. Describing this as simply malted sweetness would be not doing the brewer justice. It's more of a wide array of darker fruits like raisins, the slight tartness of green apples and a delicious lingering butterscotch finish.

M: definitely featuring some fizzy carbonation and a velvety smoothness that gives way to a slight alcohol feel on the swallow.

D: for a 10% ABV strong ale, this is remarkably drinkable, I took my sweet time with it and enjoyed over the course of 60-90 minutes. I'd definitely buy this beer again.

markgugs, Feb 06, 2007
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Limited edition 2004. Riotously carbonated, softly glowing orange-bronze with more than a little brick red. What a spectacular color, especially when daylight is permitted entry. Due to the loud 'pffft' on crown cracking, I wasn't the least bit surprised to see a large, puffy, pale caramel cap threaten to overflow the glass. It's softly sticky, looks good as it deflates and deposits a respectable amount of frothy, bubble bath-like lace in the bargain. This is a tremendous looking BSDA.

The nose comes close to meeting the high bar set by the appearance. The first thing that hits me is a clove spicy yeastiness. Not far below that is nutty brown malt and tangy fruit. What I don't smell, amazingly enough, is alcohol. With a little more definition and a little more power...

If anyone is hanging onto a bottle of 2004 (I wasn't, I just ran across this one a few months ago), it's holding up very well. There's no hint of oxidation by my palate. I didn't taste it fresh, of course, but it's hard to believe it was any better then than it is now. I've just noticed that the fine print on the painted bottle reads 'best before end 2009'. That's about right.

N'ice Chouffe is easily the equal of McChouffe, which, along with Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel, is my favorite Brasserie d'Achouffe offering. Like the best Belgian beer, it's both powerful and subtle at the same time. It isn't possible to completely plumb the depths of beer this complex, but it sure as hell is fun trying.

Spicy trumps bitter, bitter trumps sweet. It doesn't really matter to me in what order they fall, as long as the beer is this delicious. Heavily toasted barley lives alongside overripe orchard fruit. If it was sweeter, comparisons to apple cider wouldn't be out of line. The star of the show, as in the nose, is a turbocharged yeast strain that is bursting with cloviness.

For some reason, the mouthful that just passed over my taste buds reminded me of chocolate and coffee. Is there no end to the palette of flavors that are being revealed to my palate? It's a shame, but I don't know that I'm able to appreciate thyme and Curacao orange peel. I'm sure they're contributing because this BSDA doesn't taste quite like any other BSDA in recent memory.

The mouthfeel that has been provided works exceedingly well within the scope of the rest of N'ice Chouffe's attributes. It's roughly medium for the style, perhaps a shade lighter, and is carbonated enough to keep mouth interest on the high side. Yeah, like my interest was ever in danger of wandering with a beer this good.

I considered waiting until I could acquire a fresher bottle before reviewing this Brasserie d'Achouffe offering. I'm glad I didn't. This is one humdinger of a BSDA that has just enough distinctiveness (thyme and orange peel?) to make it stand out from the world-class crowd. N'ice Chouffe is a very, very n'ice version of one of my favorite Belgian styles.

BuckeyeNation, Jan 21, 2007
N'Ice Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
92 out of 100 based on 866 ratings.