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
Ranking:
#2,805
Reviews:
559
Ratings:
1,278
pDev:
9.83%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
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67
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238
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Ratings: 1,278 |  Reviews: 559
Photo of hopsputin
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: dark dark murky brown, almost black. Slightly shiny. 1/2 finger off-white head

S: fig, plum, brown sugar, grass, sweet cherries upfront, dark wheat and oak as well. Big candie sugar and raisin following those. A touch of caramel as well

T: dark sweet cherries, plums, loads of raisins. Candie sugar and caramelized figs. Big hit of booze in here as well. There is a nice Belgian yeasty pepper and clove spice in here as well. Huge doughy malt presence in the backbone

M: heavy mouthfeel, with lower-mid carbonation

O: very solid strong Belgian Ale. This is a sweet sipper and an excellent beer for the cold weather. Big thumbs up on this

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

Photo of Stofko1992
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WormGod
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of janubio
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber coppery colour, medium off white head and retention, great lacing.
Aroma is spicy, herbs (label reads thyme, I'm not sure if that what I get), fruits, malts, some citric notes, cloves, cocoa, vanilla.
Medium to full, body, creamy sticky texture, great carbonation.
Taste is malty, licorice, citrics and herbal notes, chocolate.
A different really good winter.

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

Photo of AuntBea
3.43/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of hotsudge
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Houborg1
3.19/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Glorithm
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rarigney
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pvibeer
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of pootz
3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: pours a hazed brown with ruby highlights - Aroma is musty, spicy, pungent....flavor is fruity, musty, a tad sweet...wet finish with little hop balance,,,not my cup of tea.

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Photo of LennyBound
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lmaduells
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A great beer, following the standards of the great Belgian beer. A very good Christmas beer, made with great professionalism and tradition. All a pleasure to be able to have such a great beer.

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Photo of redleg64
3.54/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jotora
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown in color with a foamy light brown head. The aroma is intense....spice, malt, Belgian phenols, lots of dark malt scents. The taste is malty, spicy, and very warming. Lots of booze, along with spice...the label says thyme, although I'm not sure that I get that specific flavor. Instead, I get a lot of peppery notes. The body is full. Interesting.

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Photo of StormAles
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Allegue04
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

N'Ice Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,278 ratings