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


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RATINGS: 864   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1205) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2014
Very hazy deep amber body with a large, tan, creamy and very dense head that stays finger-thick for a long time before settling as a thick layer, and giving rise to lots of beautiful lacings. Malty, sweet and strong aroma of Belgian yeast, spices, dark berries, pale malts, sugar, marzipan and hints of dark dried fruits. Strong flavour of Belgian yeast, generic fruits, alcohol, sugar, and malty notes that tastes far lighter than the colour of the beer. Also faint traces of dark dried fruits. The taste is moderate sweet and moderate to light bitter. Close to full bodied, lively carbonation, pretty dry finish. A good one that shouldn’t be served too cold: it really opens up when the temperature reaches 13-14ºC.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 year before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2358) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2014
11.2 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of sweet malts, yeast and spices. Taste is raisins, caramel, spice and toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (981) - SPAIN - SEP 18, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingles. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, levadura, afrutado.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
murran (247) - - SEP 13, 2014
Pours a dark amber body with a medium head. Faint yeasty aroma. Nice malty taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8497) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Bestillingsutvalget. Unclear orange coloured body under an off-white head with fine retention and fair lacing. Rather sweet aroma of apricot, dark caramel, and yeast on a spiced backbone. Dried and fresh fruity flavours joined by brown malts and integrated alcohol. Mid-sweet ending. Fine bodied. Foamy in the mouth. Quite alright, perhaps not the right choice for watching the football match between Norway and Italy on TV (Tromsø 09.09.2014).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (6789) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
[5567-20130706] 750mL bottle. Metallic leaves aroma. Hazy, dark orange brown body with a long-lasting foamy light tan head. Toasted metallic malt grain flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (7/4-/7/3/15) 3.6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (331) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle, pours hazy amber with an off white head. Aroma: very thick and spicy, pepper, nutmeg, dust, apple. Taste: peach, pear, dried apricot, caramel, honey, overripe sweet apples, nutmeg, koriander, cinnamon, very fruity and spicy. Creamy mouthfeel, full body, medium sweet light-medium bitter, somewhat vinous dry bittersweet finish. Lovely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Ar: Peach, lemon, orange peel - citrus and lightly toasted malt. Ap: Orange-amber and cloudy - small white head with low retention - leaves a finely bubbled ring of foam and a thin cap with some sud colonies. T: Peach and banana - bright, full malt character - lots of citrus and stone fruit - slight black pepper - herbal and mossy hop flavor with low bitterness - some minerality. P: Medium-light body with very high carbonation - finish is very dry. O: Delicious Belgian ale - somewhere between a dubbel and trippel - lots of citrus and stone fruit with a great balance of malt and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1829) - - SEP 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-11-13- Poured from bottle into a chalice glass Appearance- The beer pours a lightly hazed orange amber color with a one finger just off white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of some lightly toasted Belgian malt with some aromas of tropical fruits as well as a decent citrus hit. Mixed with these sweeter fruit smells and malt smells are some notes of a hoppiness and a bit of a yeastiness. The hop brings a grassy and herbal smell while the yeast smells bring with them aromas of banana and some spice. Taste –the taste begins with a drier fruit flavor of a mix of citrus and grape. It has almost a wine like flavor in the fruit, but it also has a nice amount of a Belgian grain upfront which balances out he fruit to produce a Belgian triple like flavor up front. A yeastiness soon comes to the tongue and brings with it lighter flavors of banana and a moderately stronger clove and coriander taste. These tastes are later complimented by hop flavors of a grassy and herbal nature that were detected in the nose, but also a little bit of an earthy like flavor. All in all, the flavors end up leaving a dry and balanced hop and malt flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is just above normal. The two in combination crate a very crisp and clean feel on the tongue and fantastically match the flavor profile of the brew. Overall- A rather nice, tasty, and drier Belgian strong with just the right level of hop to compliment the flavors of the brew. Rather easy drinking and a good brew to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pimpelmees (12) - - SEP 7, 2014
Suprising good beer, some of the better from la trappe’s collection Full body , spicy/fruity Nice aftertaste

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