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N'Ice Chouffe | Brasserie d'Achouffe

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4.08/5
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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:
Brewed with thyme and curaçao

Added by Bierman9 on 12-14-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,322
Reviews:
538
Ratings:
1,212
pDev:
9.8%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
217
Trade:
1
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2/5  rDev -51%

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2.32/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Crimkj
2.39/5  rDev -41.4%

Photo of maxson924
2.41/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This one was recommended to me from all over and I can't say I understand why. The description for this style on this site says that it can be "very bold and in your face" which is definitely true here. It's just that, in my opinion, it's true to a fault.

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JamesLeung
2.5/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Metz
2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of AdamBear
2.53/5  rDev -38%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A-cherry brown with a thin white head

S-sweet caramel and peppercorn. hot belgian spices, some licorice. medium strength

T-comes in with a smooth but warm taste of licorice, light belgian spices, and peppercorn. matching after-taste with a lot of heat to it.

M-almost not carbonation with a hot finish

O-i just simply do not like my beers to be so hot, i also like my belgians to have a good amount of carbonation to it. those two aspects made this beer difficult to finish for me and its something i'll be avoiding from now on.

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2.61/5  rDev -36%

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2.68/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of StoutSlayer
2.84/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Not a ton to say about this beer. Pours great with a very good 2 finger head that retains itself. The color is an extreamly dark amber but not quite brown. The initial taste is good with a nice malty sweetness-bannana evident as well- followed by a heavy spicyness/bitterness probably excentuated by the curacao. A noticeable hotness on the nose and tounge, but it is to be expected as it comes in at 10% abv. However, unfortunately this all breaks down rather quickly into an off, highly medicinal taste that lingers. This also hurts the drinkability for me because of said aftertaste. Not the worst beer, but for the price, and with the many other great seasonal Belgium offerings, it is not nearly my favorite.

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2.85/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark raspberry color with no head or lacing....had in march so probably been on a while
Fruity,frambroisish cherry's and Belgian yeast
Mix of cider and rasp frambrois...not my cup of tea
Better for Belgian hides 10%
Never again unless in Belgium and desire fruity beer that packs punch

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2.92/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Aroma is highly spiced and tickles the nose. Dark red/brown in color with a typically thick Belgian head. Flavor is somewhat muted in the fore to be honest. far less sweet than most Belgian X-mas ales and that is nice. The fore is very mellow malts and slight spice then the finish is dominated by the bitter orange that coats the tongue. If you press your tongue hard against the roof of your mouth you’ll feel how thouroughly the tongue is coated. A decent brew with a different approache, but I have to say it wasn’t all that great to me.

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2.95/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Hap on tap at the international tap house in chesterfield missouri. Review from notes.

A: Dark red/brown. Small off white head that disapates quickly. No lacing at all.

S: Booze and sweet fruit dominate. Hints of molasses and spice.

T: Wine like grape flavor. Dark fruit, plum/raisin. THe s[ice is much more prevalent in the flavor as opposed to the smell.

M: Low carbonation and again very boozy. Surpirsing light in the body for the ABV. Outside of the booze and subsequent burn, there isnt alot here.

O: I was really excited to find this on tap, however, a little disappointed. Solid beer but it falls short of their hopped up belgian IPA, houblon Chouffe.

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2.99/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pretty good, dark cloudy look, smooth

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3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of utfiero
3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Color- hazy, muck and sediment filled brownish amber. Full head.

Aroma- pear, coriander, composting fruit, and hint of tin.

Taste- starts A rather syrupy sweet strong Belgian. Starts sweet with a flat carbonated entry making the making the flavors and feel seem stale, then finishes with mild yet lackluster sweet fruity and spiced notes including pear, raisin, and cheap toffee. Given the many Belgian ales on the market, this one does not stand apart from the field. Purchased at Spec's June 2014. The bottle states "best before end 2014." We're speculating that the heavy haze and suspended chunks of muck in our bottle may have been due to heat in transport.

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 6/10/14.

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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N'Ice Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,212 ratings
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