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La Trappe Isid’or Oak Aged Trappist Ale

Brewed by De Koningshoeven (Bavaria - Netherlands)
Style: Belgian Ale
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
La Trappe Isid’or was specially brewed to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Beerbrewery de Koningshoeven and was named after Brother Isidorus, the first brewer of the O.L.V. Koningshoeven Abbey. The first brew of this ceremonial beer was aged in oak barrels. This aging ensures the balanced and rich taste of this unique, exclusive Isid’or Oak Aged.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lambister (407) - FINLAND - FEB 19, 2016
13/02/16. Trappist Oak Aged tasted at Arendsnest. Dark brown to amber color, off white head. Nose has beautiful vanilla notes with nutty side notes. Taste is rich and has vanilla and tons of malt. Really good and rich brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fujimo2000 (54) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Pours cloudy dark golden with minimal lacing. Smells like plums, scotch and taste is the same. A nice warm feeling lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (5639) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2015
Pours clear, dark amber. small white head. Smell is bit oxidized. Taste is oxidized, but not too bad. Got some oak notes left. some walnutty flavor. As typical for aged beers, this one feels light in the mouth, but releases a wide range of subtile aroma’s. sweet malts, but also some metallic tones ( in a good way ) as well as some dark fruityness. I think I might have enjoyed it less when fresh, knowing the la trappe beers, but i do enjoy this one as it is now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Daanminator (476) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2015
Ik heb deze nou een paar keer geprobeert maar het bier kan me niet bekoren. Wel mooie kleur en schuimlaag. Mooi aroma maar smaak en afdronk zijn minder.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
vtafro (5902) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Brown hazy pour with no head. Oak, malty, sour?, fruit and dark aromas. Flavors are lacking, spice, yeast, oak and malty tones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ej1oo1 (25) - New York, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Reminds me of wine. It’s deep and flavorful. Has a malty sweetness to it. Pretty alright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franksv6 (737) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
Purchased at La Trappe, a few years ago. Clear amber colored beer with almost no white head. Smells of brandy. Tastes like also brandy, caramel, wood and dry fruit. Aftertaste is some light warming alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (6295) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle bought at La Trappe years ago, small sample, served in a taster glass. Slight hazy amber color, short head. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, vanilla, slight oak wood, slight fruity. Soft sweet taste, caramel. Holds up remarkably well after a couple of years still. I had this one fresh before, and it was almost as good. Oak aging works great with the soft sweet base beer without making it too thin. Great example of how oak aging can improve a beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpatrick01 (6) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2014 does not count
Caramel yeast aroma. Full bodied with distinguished lasting head and excellent lacing. Initially sweet with a distinguished earthy finish and quickly evaporating aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (8987) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Better than the regular version, though I had them months apart. dry and yeasty, flavor of pitted dark fruits works really well here...

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