N'Ice Chouffe
Brasserie d'Achouffe

N'Ice ChouffeN'Ice Chouffe
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Brasserie d'Achouffe
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Ranked #41
Ranked #7,062
4.08 | pDev: 9.31%
Today at 06:52 PM
Dec 14, 2001
When the little animals in Fairyland hibernate, the Achouffe gnomes love to gather in their cottage. By the gentle firelight, they spend long evenings telling the best Ardennes stories while enjoying a delicious N’Ice CHOUFFE. Smooth and strong, with spicy notes of thyme and Curacao, this dark beer warms both hearts and atmospheres, making even the coldest winters joyful.
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Rated: 4.06 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Today at 06:52 PM
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Reviewed by Hephaistos from Netherlands

3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330mil dark brown bottle comes at 10% abv, Opens with sign of high carbonation, pours a large 4-5 finger beige-brown head. Chestnutty dark brown
Beer has some special ingredients.Invert sugar sirop, orange gest and thyme.
Smells like incense, bittery herby, knowing there is thyme in it, you smell it.
Bit bready.
When you drink it, sweetness overflows the tongue, the herbs you smell take over and bitter tasty dark choclate-orange notes linger in your mouth.
Mouth feel not unpleasant.
Bit too sweet for my liking. If they would have left out the sirup and added maybe some dark roasted wheat notes, this would be a total winner for me.
But a very good winter beer and a nice addition: thyme in beer.

I see I rate it a bit below average. I do understand. It is a matter of personal taste I guess. The high sugar content - the added syrup- spoils it a little bit for me.
Even when I drink a winter beer that might be more heavy and sweet, I do not want my lips to feel sticky with some fudgy feeling. I'd prefer more natural and dry beers.
Wednesday at 08:14 PM
Rated: 4.03 by Happyyb from New Hampshire

Dec 02, 2023
Rated: 4.13 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Nov 30, 2023
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I had this on draft 11/7/23 @ the Hopleaf.

Opaque brown appearance.

Big dark tan head; a thick curtain of lacing remained.

Cream, leather, herbs & faint spice notes in the nose.

Creamy, medium thick mouthfeel.

Cream, mild cinnamon & herb flavors up front; mild leather notes on the finish.

Xmas beer vibes; a bit dry but definitely enjoyable.
Nov 19, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by smithj4 from New York

Nov 17, 2023
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Really n'ice BDSA here, so glad I grabbed one to try. Complex flavors play well together, letting malty/toffee/dark fruits shine in the forefront with it ever seeming overly sweet. Way too drinkable at the abv. Excellent.
Nov 11, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by Curt3 from Ohio

Nov 10, 2023
Rated: 4.36 by 12ozfan from Illinois

Nov 05, 2023
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: It pours brown with a tan head. It has moderate head retention.

Smell: It has spicy aromas up front with a bit of sweetness. There are also dark fruits that feature plums mix with orange.

Taste: It has malty flavors that are a bit sweet and feature toffee. The thyme is an interesting mix with orange and dark fruits. There are other spices, but not enough to distinguish.

Feel: It has a medium full body with strong alcohol warming.

Overall, there are many complex flavors and aromas with a nice alcohol pop.
Oct 28, 2023
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Rated by TheYeasticandoo from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Its like getting a N’ice Belgian Quad for half the price. Well Done, Gnomes!
Oct 21, 2023
Rated: 4.37 by BLVBBERGIXLL from Arizona

Oct 05, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Sep 21, 2023
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Reviewed by TerryW from Canada (ON)

4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cola coloured brew under a moderate, long-lived head. Spotty lace along the way down. Typical sweet Belgian nose full of dark fruit, but just the right note of sweet, not excessive or syrupy. Spicy, fruity, orange notes. Sweet on the palate, again not going over the edge into syrup. A bit of bite from carbonation. Lots of interesting things going on in this one (and not overwhelmed by sweetness). Enjoy slowly.
Sep 14, 2023
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip. Best before 5/2024.

Appearance: medium brown hue with a little bit of haze and two fingers of frothy tan foam atop. Looks nice.

Smell: sweet with a caramel and biscuity malt character, along with some nice aromas of raisins and tobacco. The orange peel and thyme are low in the mix, but I think that works here. I like it, although it is pretty darn sweet.

Taste: sweet, yes, but there's more of that raisin and tobacco, with a bit of a "dusty" element (for lack of a better term) that I actually quite like. Some of that biscuity malt does detract a little bit for me, but overall, this is a "n'ice" beer indeed.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a big carbonation and a big creaminess that I quite like.

Overall: a pretty solid BDSA. It's like an imperial dubbel, with subtle spicing, but with a very characteristically dubbel-like underlying flavor profile. It's sweet, to be sure, so this is more of a dessert sipper than anything else; but, I am enjoying it as such.
Sep 03, 2023
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Reviewed by BillyNoonan from Ireland

4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours rich mahogany, molasses brown. Medium head, retains nicely with solid lacing. Aromas of sugar, raisin and malt. Taste follows nose with spice and thyme, possibly honey also. Warming of alcohol almost rum-like. Complex, warming treat.
Jul 09, 2023
Rated: 4.08 by clm9 from North Carolina

May 30, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by bottmfeedr from Texas

May 13, 2023
Rated: 3.73 by bplabernie from Michigan

Apr 30, 2023
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