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


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RATINGS: 1054   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (4718) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2012
deep amber with medium head. lots of caramel sweetness with fruity background. perhaps a bit too sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bontus (741) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2012 Tasted, draft, at the open brewery day. Pours dark orange, almost brown, very dense shiny head. Nose and aroma are very sweet, candy, caramel, ... Palate a bit too sticky as a result. Rerate: not that sticky as first.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (2967) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 18, 2012
750ml bottle. Yeast, spicy aromas. Pours golden, hazy, with some white head, persistant, some lacing. Medium body and high carbonation. Taste is malty, yeasty, some spicy. Nice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2778) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Deep amber cloudy pour no head just a thin ring.... aroma is of caramel malts, dark fruity yeast.... taste is of candy sugar, caramel malts, fruity yeast, little spicy, apples, light apricots...... Finishes dry and spicy smooth easy drinking ... Smooth and tasty light abv in finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Aroma is candied fruit of caramel malt with yeasty background. Opaque dark orange with persistent tan head. Sweet flavor, kind of salty and sour. This is a beer where the yeast really run the show throughout the drinking experience. Crisp front and flush finish. Many estery Belgians have this profile, but few are this heavy A winner in the small horse race.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (8107) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2012
33lcl bottle. Decent white head. Clear amber pour. Lovely beer :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harbert (100) - leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2012
fruit and caramel aromas, spicey bitterness in the aftertaste that could have some more depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2977) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Taster from bottle at Binny’s prominent banana-esque ester in the nose. Another amber color with a good ring of foam around the edge. Mostly tastes like a straight Belgian ale. Esters contribute to a fullness around all surfaces of the palate, almost a bit more "chewy" that an average Belgian beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dzimm27 (137) - - MAY 7, 2012
Aroma is woody and yeasty, almost a touch of sour. Appearance is muddy brown. Deep malt flavor with yeasty finish with a touch of funk. Complexity is all in the yeast. Finishes a bit sour. Overall pretty good but not what I was expecting and would not seek out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2012
Dark copper with a small off white head. Aroma and taste has clear wood hints. Quite ok, but slightly odd beer.

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