N'Ice Chouffe | Brasserie d'Achouffe

1,196 Ratings
N'Ice ChouffeN'Ice Chouffe

Brewed by:
Brasserie d'Achouffe

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

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Photo of iwhoopedbatman
4.99/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love this beer when it comes around.

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Photo of spykespnoypbg
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of cjgator3
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of ericchalifour
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of patre_tim
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with a rustic cherry tinge. No visible bubbles here. Topped with 2 fingers of beige head.

S:Dark fruits, cherries, plums, a Coke like quality at first, and a frosted freezer or snowflake essence.

T: Dark fruits and cherries, the Coke comes in again, but here I get spices as well- nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom are predominant.

M: Thick but for the style slightly watered. A ton of spicy soda like carbonation.

O: Excellent brew. This is my second time having it, my first was on tap. The bottle version is more impressive in my experience. Drank in Kunming, Feb 6th, 2015.

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Photo of tkdchampxi
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of wurdmann
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DrBier
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of bobv
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch light tan head with a dark reddish-brown body with nice lacing. Very nice roasted malt, spice, and hops on the nose. Taste follows nose with spice at the forefront. Also, a nice mouthfeel. Overall, this holiday tradition will never die!
Original rating: 4.25 on 7-10-2014.
This review: 4.25 on 12-26-2016

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of utfiero
3/5  rDev -26.1%
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

N'Ice Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
4.06 out of 5 based on 1,196 ratings.
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