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N'Ice Chouffe | Brasserie d'Achouffe

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4.08/5
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N'Ice ChouffeN'Ice Chouffe
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:
#2,388
Reviews:
548
Ratings:
1,241
pDev:
9.8%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
229
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,241 |  Reviews: 548
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.78/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely loved this beer and so did the missus.
Had it on tap at the La Chouffe brewery whilst enjoying one of the N'Icest (pun intended) homemade lasagne's I have ever eaten!
Flavour profile was a cross between a SDA and a Belgian Quad. Bag's of flavour. So much so that I went back for seconds and thirds!
I love the standard La Chouffe and I only wish this one was as readily available for home consumption too. The brewery is too far away from Australia!!!

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4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the 75 cl. dark green bottle. Sampled on July 23, 2013.

The pour is a handsome looking deep brown-medium amber with fine clarity and a long-lasting foamy beige head. About as perfect as it can get for the style.

The aroma, while it is alive with Belgian sugars, yeast, rich roasted malts, and a few choice herbs, there was also a kind of cardboard-scent to it. It is a green bottle albeit a dark green bottle and I had cellared it in a cardboard liquor box for seven months. But the aroma was a slight letdown.

The body is a good recovery coming in as medium to bold.

The taste is quite delightful with its solid Belgian malt and sugar sweetness, well-integrated alcohol for 10% ABV, and a spicy, pungent and dryish finale. Except for the nose it was an overall enjoyable beer and I would like another.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown color with an off-white head with good retention and leaving heavy laces.
Light aroma of slightly toasted malts and dark fruits.
Sweet fruity taste, lots of matured apples, booze, wood, guaraná soda, and something herbal. Quite dry aftertaste and bitter as well.
Full body with low carbonation. Alcohol is felt but it is harmonic with the overall beer and it has a warming feeling.
Classic seasonal beer, perfect for wintertime.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Dark amber hue, definitely big on the head that leaves behind little lacing

Smell: I'm picking up some floral and spice notes on this one.

Taste: I'm digging the complexity. Lots of different spice going on here.. a little cinnamon, the malts and the yeast come out as well. I'm picking up the thyme in the flavor here also. While there's a lot going on with the taste in terms of the malts/different spices/yeasts, I detect a good bit of balance in that I can't pinpoint one being stronger than the other. Good stuff

Mouthfeel: Creamy/richness/full body with carbonation for sure.

Overall this is a fine beer. I curious on how it will taste with some aging as I feel there's some good balance going on already. Definitely keeping one in the cellar and popping it after a couple years.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

N'Ice Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,241 ratings
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