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


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RATINGS: 1066   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (3782) - NORWAY - APR 10, 2016
On tap at Cafe Sara, may 7th 2015. Dark golden body, big beige head. Aroma of dry fruit, plums, yeast. Taset is spicy, pepepr, clove, banana, herbal, wiyh a sweet caramel backbone. Mild bitterness, delightful ’belgian’ aftertaste. Quite good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (2315) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2016
Cloudy brown with minimal head. Aroma is raisins, dates, caramel, Belgian yeast character. Medium-full bodied, lightly syrupy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a good complexity. Taste is raisins, baked apples, caramel, dates.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1257) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2016
Aroma is yeasty, earthy hops, banana, clove, very dry, barnyard, but also fruity. Appearance is dark amber, light tan head, hazy. Taste is earthy hops, very fruity, some banana, barnyard, dry, and a weird Quad thing happening at the end, like figs. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, dried fruit and dusty aftertaste. Overall, this is a very good representation of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5258) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 29, 2016
750 ml. bottle. Pours a mostly clear golden red with a nice beige head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, and yeast. Taste is dark fruit, yeast, caramel, spice, and malt. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UjoKlobasa (518) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle. Dark amber color, hazy liquid with a lot of fermentation, tan head. Smell of raisin. Aroma of rum, raisin, cinnamon, herbs, alcohol. Medium sweet, light bitter. Fruity finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukka19 (579) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle. Copper color with huge white creamy head. Aroma of spices, cloves, coriander, caramel, dried fruits, floral notes. Taste is well balanced, medium sweet, floral, spicy, good carbonation, nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (2573) - GREECE - MAR 17, 2016
From tap at Dikkenek Café, Lyon. Dark Amber color with off white head. Malty and yeasty aroma, caramel, bread, fruity, some grassy and spicy notes. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HermanW (1064) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2016
0,33 liter fles. Thuis gedronken. Heerlijk bier met een fantastische smaak. Ik dronk hem niet erg koud waardoor de smaak nog beter tot zijn recht komt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (1946) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Pale amber color with white foam. Aroma: malt, spicy floral, pear and slightly other fruits. Taste: malt, pear with white moderate dry sherry, slightly apple seeds, spicy yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GioPiso (20) - ITALY - MAR 10, 2016
You’ll definitely like it if you’re into the 7/8% range of Belgians, though compared to others in the same range, I found the aftertaste on the palate a little too bitter and longlasting. Still very good.

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