“N’ICE Chouffe”

N'ICE      I hope everyone who celebrates it, had an amazing and Merry Christmas. I’ve had fun the past three weeks doing reviews again as I did when I first started this blog! However I just wouldn’t be able to do this 12 months out of the year for the sake of time. I will go back to one review a month again starting in January 2013, but this has been awesome fun. I’ll probably do it again next December. I hope some of you tried these beers! Or if you’ve already had these beers, I hope you revisited them again to make your spirits bright during this holiday season! I have one more review for you this month. It is a Christmas beer yes, but my point with this one is that it ages very well. So if you do find a bottle of this still hanging around even though it’s past Christmas grab two! One to try one this year and save one for next year! The bottle that I had was aged for quite a while. Once again, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!
      I was lucky enough to find a 2004 bottle of Brasserie d’Achouffe “N’ICE Chouffe” Belgian Strong Ale. It pours a reddish-brown, with a one finger thick khaki colored head. The aromas are sweet and strong, with candy sugar, cherries, vanilla, caramel and some spices. The taste follows the smell pretty close with a hint of wood. The mouth-feel is full and soft. The 10% abv presents itself in the spicy finish as sweet and hot. This is a great beer fresh, but aged it definitely gets softer around the edges and the flavors work in perfect harmony! Happy New Years and Here’s to Good Beers!

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