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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foffern (1162) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle at home. The colour is cloudy reddish brown with a medium, beige head. Aroma of dried fruit, brown sugar, oak, leather and caramel. Is also pretty sweet. The flavour mirrors the aroma but adds a touch of alcohol. Slick mouth feel, and has a light bitterness. A sweet but balanced Belgian ale. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Taboada (280) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAY 19, 2014
Tasted from tap at Nederlandse Bierporeffestival on 17/05/2014. Dark amber colour with a pefect creamy head. Full body and nice carbonation. The alcohol is very well balanced with the taste. Taste, aroma and aftertaste is predominated by the caramel. There are some fruit on the taste, maybe banana and orange. Finish is fruity and a little spicy. Next one please!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (1675) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
On tap. Pours a reddish brown with full retentive head. Aromas of dark raisins, copper, and spice. Rich flavours of dark fruit, spice, malts and tobacco. Great. Not normally a fan of big Belgians on tap. I may have to convert.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rdb84 (73) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle. Dark caramel body with light brown foam. Aromas of sweet caramel (taffy), white grapes, little bubblegum, some basement funk, dried spices (cloves?). Taste is sweet and sour with a strong booze kick, very sticky, hints of rice/white wine. The alcohol dominates the taste a little too much. Aftertaste is sticky again, not a thirst quencher.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Burgers (267) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2014
Clear deep amber colour. Creamy head. Caramel aroma. Sustained carbonation. Full body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
veceo (318) - CROATIA - MAY 4, 2014
Hazy deep amber color with reddish hue, average sized white head. Medium to full body, soft to average carbonation. Aroma of overripe fruits, malts, yeast, spice, banana. Medium sweet taste. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kavu (2111) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
0,33l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours hazy brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma is malts, molasses and yeast. Flavor is malts, molasses, yeast, alcohol and some hops. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BaroneBirra (244) - Gorizia, ITALY - APR 30, 2014
Bottle from za popen’t pivoteka. Pours hazy amber with medium short lasting head. Lively aroma of caramelized banana. Sweet and umami taste: banana, yeast and sweet alcohol in the final. Thin but balanced carbonation. Interesting and pleasant Belgian ale!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmahut (902) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 28, 2014
Dark amber color, creamy medium head. Aroma has notes of caramel, nutty, light candy sugar. Taste is high sweet caramel, noble acid bitterness. Body full, high carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1232) - Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2014
On draught at Belmont Station for King’s Day Celebration. Fizzy golden caramel color. Aroma is prune, caramel, molasses, and sweet spicing. Taste is plum, caramel, toffee, and a touch of floral hops. Smooth syrup mouthfeel, finishing with a sweet plum and grape aftertaste.


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