N'Ice Chouffe | Brasserie d'Achouffe

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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
Ratings:
1,201
Reviews:
534
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
9.85%
 
 
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63
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214
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3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A brew I missed out on taking advantage of when I lived out west... Thankfully my BA bro joemcgrath27 was looking out for me, huge props!

A - Pours a cloudy ruby red, finger of head with some retention and no real lacing.

S - Scent is dominated by musty vineous grapes, sugary caramel, loads of candied apple, hints of cinnamon and cloves.

T - Much like the nose, the vineous grapes, caramel come through alongside candied apple, spices linger with cloves and cinnamon, hints of musty cardboard lingers on the finish.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.

O - Incredibly smooth, ABV is non-existent and the flavour profile is incredibly well presented. Nicely balanced and insanely drinkable at 10%. A fantastic brew that aged incredibly well and I am definitely glad I had the opportunity to try it. Thanks Joe!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a five finger khaki head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Hazy amber/brown color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light cinnamon and malty nose, flavor is dark fruit and cinnamon, warming but higher ABV is hidden. 750ml green bottle, gift, from Madden Beverage.

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3.47/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Big bottle and a big glass. I'm in heaven. The appearance is reddish brown with a quickly dissipating cream colored head. The smell is sour cherries, oak, and honey. I could build a room in that smell and live in it. The taste is chocolate, licorice, and wood. Unfortunately, licorice and I are not on speaking terms. Mouthfeel is slick, nice. Overall its interesting. It has a very pronounced flavor. I'm not sure about this one but I'm not sorry I tried it.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in Duvel tulip.

A - Beautiful dark ale color.

S - Didn't notice anything real special with aroma, but my sinuses might have been screwed up.

T - This beer is really N'Ice. Beautifully balanced. Alcohol was not overpowering. Smooth and tasty, yeasty, good malts.

M - Very solid and rich. Goes well with the style.

O - An excellent, although expensive ($28 for 750) beer. I made a good choice because my friend had already told the bartender (without me knowing) to put my first beer on his tab. :)

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought a large bottle back before the holidays at Total Wine in DE. Poured into a tulip glass for review.

A: Appears clear amber red with nice foam that clings to the sides of the glass as the liquid lessens toward the bottom of the glass. Good carbonation.

S: Sweet & somewhat dark malts take hold. Lemon & orange peel. Light spiciness from yeast. The malts are perceived to be dark crystal. Light alcohol notes hit the nose, too.

T&M: Get the thyme in the taste with lemon, orange, and some dark crystal malts. Feels sweet with ample bitterness at the rear to backup the sweet malts. Feels medium-full. Comes off as spicy even though a whole lot of spices don't seem evident. Must be the belgian yeast coming into play. Very nice. The 10% ABV is very well hidden - a bit sneaky.

O: A nice winter beer. Thought it would be more overpowering, but it's a seemingly low-key belgian beer with nice subtle characteristics. Would definitely welcome another of these again.

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N'Ice Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
4.06 out of 5 based on 1,201 ratings.
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