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

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RATINGS: 808   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Named after brother Isidorus, Koningshoeven Abbey’s first brewer. Brewed to mark the occasion of the Trappist brewery’s 125th anniversary in 2009, Isid’or was so well received that it earned itself a permanent place in La Trappe’s line-up. Unfiltered, slightly sweet amber ale with a hint of caramel, which continues to ferment after bottling and has a rich, slightly bitter flavour, and a fruity aftertaste. Wheat & barley malts, Perle hop.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Melkart (269) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JUN 25, 2014
Smell is a little bit citric and floral. Average carbonation. Complex. Medium body. Hop is present, but the end is softly sweet and dry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickFifty (228) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2014
Deep amber color, light golden head. Belgian yeast nose, ripe fruit, biscuits, hint of alcohol. Sweet malty taste, lightly roasted, yeast, caramel, dry finish. Medium to full body, average carbonation. Personal stats: Rating #200

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
joko16 (8) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014 does not count
Caramel, citrus, bloemig. Een heel goed gelukt bier met nét genoeg bite. Fruitig fris en toch stevig en niet te zoet. Erg lekker. Zeker een aanrader

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (454) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUN 24, 2014
Pours a slighty hazy amber color, topped with a very decent yellowish head and nice retention. Lot’s of bubbles. Malty aroma, some spices, some yeast smell as well. Not completely pleasant. Strong taste, starts slightly fruity, followed by very strong bitterness, some soury and metal feel aslo present. Spicy aftertaste. Not my favourite.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lele (90) - ITALY - JUN 23, 2014
Birra prodotta per il 125° anniversario della birreria Koningschoeven, dedicata a Fratello Isidorus, primo mastro birraio di La Trappe. Prodotta con il luppolo Perle, proveniente dalla birreria

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3700) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle at Blågårds Apotek. Clear amber with a small white head, good lacings. Aroma heavy malty(caramel, plums, raisins, clove, apple, brown sugar). Flavor medium+ sweet, light bitter. Medium+ body, nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2178) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at Specialty Beer Cellar. Murky brown pour with an off white head. Grain aromas. Lots of grain and cereal notes with some banana and caramel lowlights. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (390) - SPAIN - JUN 21, 2014
750 ml. corked bottle. Pours an amber orange colour, with a small head that does not take much time to fade, but leaves a good lace and and a tiny layer on the surface. Smell of caramel, plums, raisins, cloves, apple and sugar. Medium carbonation, medium body, crispy texture. Tasteof caramel, oranges, sugar, plums, raisins, sugar and some spices.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Migmar (245) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Reddish copper brown, creamy head. Caramel, banana, plum, yeast. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Very smooth and enjoyable, very typical yet balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyBudgie (690) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
Amber with beige head.. Nose of ester, sweet malt with fruit and caramel. Sweet malty and estery with ripe fruits and yeasty notes. Kinda short.


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