N'ice Chouffe

N'ice Chouffe

Rated 3.815 by BeerPals

Brewed by Brasserie d' Achouffe

Achouffe, Belgium

Style:  Belgian Strong Ale

10% Alcohol by Volume

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The N'ICE CHOUFFE is a strong dark beer that will warm you up during the winter months. It is spiced (with thyme and curaçao) and a light hop taste, a well-balanced beer. The N’ICE CHOUFFE is unfiltered, and re-fermented in the bottle as well as in the keg. # Packaging : 750ml bottles and 20 litre kegs # Alcohol : 10% alc./vol. # Original extract : 20 °Plato # Serving temperature : 4 to 10°C (bottle)

ID: 802 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 21 years ago

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Overall Rank495
Overall Percentile99
Style Rank52 of 1205
Style Percentile95.7
Lowest Score2.6
Highest Score4.8
Average Score3.872
Weighted Score3.815
Standard Deviation0.403

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JCFALBANY 51 reviews
rated 4.8 13 years ago

Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

The sample being reviewed is a 2009 draft. I've only had this on draft a few other times so I was very pleased to find it on tap at my favorite beer bar. N'Ice Chouffe is one of my favorite beers period. The 2009 on draft was extrememly smooth, poured a nice dark brown with a one inch head. Couldn't tell it was a 10 ABV beverage. Slight taste of plums and raisins. Absolutly incredible. In my opinion only Scaldis Noel and Delirium Noel are the only other two Belgiums that can hold a candle to this fine beer. Hopefully I can find a couple of bottles to cellar!

  • CHOPZ 6392 reviews
    rated 3.5 3 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    330ml brown bottle with a best before date 02-2021. Pours a clean dark amber colour with copper highlights. The frothy beige head has good stay and leaves spotted foam lacing. Aromas are a blend of dark fruits like dates, raisins and banana notes that is found from wheat. The base is caramel malts. The taste shows these ingredients with hops that give out some grassiness, but also kind of rusty water notes. Some haziness at last pour. Interesting, and easy enough to drink for 10% ABV, but nothing to go back to.

  • CYRENAICA 2309 reviews
    rated 3.6 3 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    330ml bottle
    10.0% ABV
    Best Before: February 28, 2021
    LCBO Outlet # 010 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Summerhill)
    November 20, 2019
    The beer pours a translucent solid mahogany colour with a generous tan coloured head which lasts several minutes. The aroma is dark fruits, candy sugar, grains, yeast, and weak spices. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with average carbonation. The flavour starts sweet with the malted grains, and sugar, but the finish is bitter with leather notes in the aftertaste. The alcohol is well hidden.

  • FLASHPRO 1175 reviews
    rated 3.5 4 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Very dark brown with a brown, slightly sparkly head. Lots of carbonation. Typical Belgian yeast. Sweet caramel with fruit behind it. Finish dries out in the middle but still surrounded by sweetness. A strong beer that doesn't burn much and is sure to sneak up on you.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 8

    Poors nice dark beer with bif light brown foam head. Aroma is muffled by this head, caramel. Tastes mostly caramel, little too sweet, some hay. High alcohol is pleasantly present. Sweet aftertaste. (Arnhem 201403)

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a hazy dark brown with a 1/2 inch tan head that fades to nothing. No lacing on this beer. Smell is of malt, dark fruits (plums, prunes), and some mild spice aromas. Taste is of malt, the dark fruits, and a nice balance of spices. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good BSDA with some very nice flavors going on.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Well contained and almost restrained Belgian character throughout. This provided for an excellent mouth feel, but held back the aroma and flavor. Dark amber body, HUGE foamy head and lacing that blanketed the glass. Herbal and midly fruity. Easy and lively on the palate, drinks with ease for a high abv offering. Doubtful I'll revisit this winter offering again, but it was a nice bottle indeed.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Beer 9 of my 12 Beers of Christmas. Orange golden pour, bubbly white head, very nice lacing throughout. Some carbonation but not as much as expected. Belgian yeast upfront in the nose, sweet bubble gum, some floral, some spices, sweet malts. Great aroma especially after it warms. Taste is smooth for 10% ABV. Nice Belgian yeasties, more bubble gum and candy, some sweet fruits, a touch of citrus, light on the spices. I loved this beer. Fear the Gnome!

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 4.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    On tap a Brasserie V in Madison, amazing how many belgians they get there and the variety on tap. This was a very dark Belgian with great flavor, decent spice character without overpowering the dark fruits. The abv made it a great winter warmer.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    From notes: Dark, cloudy appearance, big frothy head. Slightly overarbonated but swirling is enough to help. Flavor of belgian yeast, candi sugar, orange (dig the citrus aspects here). Aroma much the same. Enjoyable brew.

  • RICHSBEER 1801 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a dark ruby color, topped with an small off white head, leaves some good lacing. The aroma has a big sweet and spicy aroma, lots of candy sugar, curacao peel, orange and some other spices. The taste is of candy sugar, fruit (a mix of orange and cherry), curacao peel and spice, as well as some sweet caramel malt, it's actually pretty well balanced. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth feel with moderate to slightly high carbonation.

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