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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
92
outstanding

913 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 913
Reviews: 462
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 48
Gots: 98 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Toddzillamz
3.4/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Break yourselves fools! Your favorite b-film star is back reviewing these brews to keep you in the know. I first off want to thank y'all for the fan mail. It means a lot to me, especially in these hardened times. I'm making the best of it though. Fighting the rats for stale crackers and smokin' prison shorts. The one thing I won't skimp on though is good beer! I'll scour the globe to find hidden hop gems, and bring back my findings to my crew (you people). I catch buzzes like Joey B catches Chlamydia. So, here we go into the time of year when the Christmas, or Holiday ales show their faces. Those heartwarmingly sweet little bastards that you wait all year for. Well, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Toss a log on the fire and cuddle up under the bear rug with a couple russian hunnies. We crackin' open some N'Ice Chouffe bitches!

A: Liquid rust with a sandy bottom. Like staring into a aquarium of dead fishes. You don't know what you're in store for. Oh snap, is something moving around down there?
S: Liquid dish soap. I tried to blow bubbles....not the monkey.
T: Not as good as the original...but, you gotta get that last pour. Was worth the wait....well, not really.
M: Very light off the back end. Almost feels like it's stealing my soul as I pull away from the glass. Bizarre.
O: There are handfuls of better Christmas ales out there. Ask Santa for a better gift.

Photo of wvsabbath
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 25.4 oz bottle

Appearance - Copper tan/dark brown, monster 4+ inch creamy head and tons of lacing.

Smell - Sweet dark fruits like rasin and plum. Spices, yeasty sugars, malts, nut.nice berry aromoa, cherry, grape, strawberry. A little bready note also.

Taste - Plenty of malts mixed with berries and sugars. Lots of plum and rasin. Spices like corriander, orange peel and such add complex flavoring. Mollasses mixed in with nutty malts, and also the classic toffe/caramel flavor. Plenty of alcohol in each sip.

Mouthfeel - Big beer, malts and sugars coat tounge. Spices give it even more flavor, along with balance. Palate gets more of the same flavors, along with some bready funk. Aftertaste is dry and malty.

Overall - A excellent holiday sipper. Complex flavors along wit balance make this a winner. Another holiday beer to add to my list to enjoy annually. Drink this for sure.

Photo of Serge
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Poured reddish brown color with an average frothy head that lasted with good lacing. Complex dark fruit and yeasty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium fruity sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of long duration with a small alcohol bite. This is a good beer

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3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Trappist Glass]

The pour was a murky dark brown with a slight ruby hue and an almost average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that reduced slightly, but did last throughout producing excellent sheeting of lace.

The aroma was on the lighter side with a dark bread malt and a sweet doughy yeast and had notes of caramel and dark fruit (raisons, plums and figs).

The taste was very malty with a nice caramel sweetness from the onset, and then had a mildly sweet hint of dark fruit and a nice bold yeast presence towards the finish. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow with the creamy, fruity taste slowly fading into the background.

Mouthfeel was a few steps below medium in body and rather creamy in texture with a nice mellow carbonation.

Overall this was a smooth, creamy and easy to drink Strong Ale that does a great job of concealing the high ABV. Watch out this one, it could be dangerous...

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008
best by end of 2011 and I'm drinking it today 9-9-12

A- Nice pop on the cap. lots of light tan head, deep tan or a very dark brown sugar color. Lots of lacing for any beer regardless of age.

S- A light dose of belgian yeast, some candy sugars and a slight medicinal note.

T- Very nice. A slight medicinal flavor is present, some bitterness from the curacao is noticeable. Lots of dark candy sugar, fruits are the dominate flavor and the yeast is still present.

M- smooth, a nice hotness that reminds the drinker this is 10%, however it is no way a detractor from the flavor. The heat melds well with the beer. The carbonation is awesome, I would never-ever guess that this beer was brewed in 2008.

O- Very nice. Smooth, clean, oxidation was minimal. The carbonation was great, maybe even more pronounced then I would prefer and then I need to factor in the age of this beer. Damn. This could have sat in my cellar of a longer amount of time. I almost wish I had left it in there. Easily could have hit the 10 year mark.

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4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into tulip. Pours a nice chestnut brown with thick bubble head. Nice belgian yeast aromas, some dried fruit, clove, and slight roasted aroma. Taste is of belgian yeast, dried fruit/fig/grape, and sweet spices.
Really good Belgian Dark from a great brewery.

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

27th May 2012 and I'm at the Brasserie d'Achouffe for a look around: 0.3 litre glass of this fine brew poured in one of the brewery bars by the gift shop.

The body was a deep, dark brown with ruby notes in bright light; on top sat a full cream coloured foaming head.

The nose was all about the malts and yeasts with some dark berry hints in the mix.

The taste was simular to the smell: dark malty flavours with some sweetness and the yeast with berries also showing.

Smooth body feel, alcohol just about hidden and overall a very N'ice beer.

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N'Ice Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
92 out of 100 based on 913 ratings.