Brasserie d’Achouffe N’Ice Chouffe is the brewery’s winter seasonal. Our gnome friends are back; this time one is wearing a nice Christmas colored kilt while he joins his friend by the fire in their wintery scene. N’Ice Chouffe is definitely what you’d refer to as a “winter warmer.” At 10% ABV, this one will certainly warm your spirits. First brewed in 1993, this marks the winter seasonal’s 20th anniversary!
N’Ice is brewed with thyme and Curaçao orange peel to give it a bit of extra festive spiciness.
Appearance: Bright garnet brown, tan head, great retention.
Aroma: Cocoa, chai, dried cherry, cola, leather, hard wood, caramel, toffee, orange hints, herbal.
Taste: Orange peel, cocao, herbal, chocolate, spicy finish.
Overall Impression: For a malty 10% beer brewed with brewing sugar, this beer is well balanced. It’s filled with loads of complexity coupled with a sipping drinkability that should make any winter beer drinker plenty happy. As the bottle requests, let the beer warm up. They recommend 60°F. The warmth really lets the beer open all its secrets to you.
Availability: Seasonally at better beer stores. Imported by Duvel Moortgat USA.