N'Ice Chouffe | Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie d'Achouffe
Belgium
achouffe.be

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Bierman9 on 12-14-2001

BEER STATS
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#5,198
Reviews:
563
Ratings:
1,297
pDev:
9.83%
 
 
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Photo of Martin194
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Clear, dark amber-brown, light tan head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Bittersweet spices; cinnamon, maybe nutmeg. A bit grassy? Brown sugar and dark fruits. Not a super strong scent, but it's good.

Taste: Sweet, bready, but also pleasantly bitter, roasty. Hints of banana. Definitely a lot of alcohol after swallowing, haha.

Feel: Full body, normal carbonation. The alcohol leaves a warm, dry aftertaste.

Overall: Great beer for a cold night in, warms you right up.

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Photo of Lucular
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dukeufo
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Irrationalist
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of juicebox
3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Natertot
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BennyProfane
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travelguy
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spectru
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark brown ale with a creamy colored head, lacy; The aroma is not strong, but fresh; Sparkly, well carbonated; The flavor is rich, full-bodied, fruity, sweet; Hardly a hint of the 10% ABV.

The label on mine was the same as that shown rhere on BA, but the bottle was short and shapely.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.79/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vande
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsippel
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of REVZEB
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent belgian winter dark ale. Spices carry all the way through the nose and taste. Has sweet berries, malts and booze, with savory spices, wholesome barley, and creamy yeast. Not the best I have had in the style, but does well to hide booze.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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12/10/2017

Holiday Beer Tasting at JPK's.

1. Bruery 10 Lords a Leaping
2. N'ice Chouffe
3. Goose Island Noel
4. Fegley's Rude Elf Reserve

LOOK: Brown color, small white head; fades to lacing.
AROMA: ash, wood, pine.
TASTE: raisin, allspice
FEEL: medium body, decent carbonation

Pretty Good winter ale.

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Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gwalchgwynn67
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BIGPOPPAS
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arizcards
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop 11-11-17 for $3.99. Best before 2-2019.

Beer poured light brown with a nice slightly off white head.

Nose is very estery, mainly dark fruits.

Taste is classic strong dark Belgian, figs and currants dominate over yeast fed with candi sugar. The thyme and orange peel adjuncts are ever so light in the background which is nice.

Mouthfeel is classic Belgian yeast strain, light bodied with each sip dancing across my palate.

Overall the base beer is very good and the brewer's touch with the spice was nice and light handed.

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Photo of Pohr10
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jroof1
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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N'Ice Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,297 ratings