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


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RATINGS: 1067   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (2716) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2012
Pours dark amber with a large, fading head. Nose shows sweet confectionary notes, banana, pear and apple esters alongside caramel. Flavours are equally sweet but seem a little weak, with just a bit of confectionery and alcohol. Not particularly interesting. Carbonation is too full on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3251) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2012
750ml bottle, amber color, with a beige head, yeasty, fruity dried raisin, date esters in the nose, with some brown sugar, caramelized, toasted, biscuity malt notes, with a bran cereal accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty fruity dried raisin, date, plum, brown sugar, caramelized, toasted, biscuity malty character with a faint earthy flowery tobacco leafy hop, cookie dough, french toast flavour, leading towards a caramel maltiness, spritzy fruitiness, earthy hop lefiness, brown sugar, dried raisin sweetness finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Parabol (1) - BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2012 does not count
Fantasticly good beer. Worthy on the Belgian market.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (9985) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2012
Bottle shared at Huppel. Pours hazy golden amber with a small off white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit and banana. Flavour is fruity, spice, light banana, yeast, caramel. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oberabcbbsok (691) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2012
I love this bear, nice and good head and wonderfull and complex taste. Taste it on 33cl bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, grass and fruity yeast. Flavour is caramel, grass, pine and light fruity yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevnic2008 (11079) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2012
Pours orange hazy with white head. Aroma is citrus, malts. Taste is coriander, spice, a nice bitter. A good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (11991) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle from Beer Mania, Brussels. It pours hazy deep amber, with a massive yellow-white head. The nose is medicinal, spicy yeast, herbal, sweet raisin and banana. The taste is caramel, wood, leather, spice, underlying sweetness, banana, alcohol warmth and dough, with a very dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. A bit underwhelming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcnielsen (3129) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours an orange color with a white head. Malty, yeasty, plum, and apricot aromas. Malty and belgian frutiy flavors. Nice belgian beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7725) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2012
(Bottle) Hazy amber colour with brief, frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with apricots, dried fruit, orange peel, treacle toffee and a slight acidity. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, marzipan, caramel, orange, treacle, crisp-bread and a slightly citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness, drying out towards the end. Well balanced and tasty. Nice one.

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