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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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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAY 6, 2010
Pours a hazy reddish orange with a creamy off white head. Slight aroma is present with notes of caramel and some slice. Has a malty flavor with a touch of spice. Finishes with a acidic dryness on the palate. A pleasent beer but not one of the better Trappist ales.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2010
33cl bottle
Pours a dark amber to orange color with a decent white creamy head.
The aroma is very malty with caramel and some hops. Taste is malty with caramel, some fruits and a decent dry bitterness. No real aftertaste except for the dry bitterness.
Average brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (10789) - DENMARK - MAY 2, 2010
33 cl bottle. Amber/orange body with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit and alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 1, 2010
750mL bottle, Trappist Tasting at Joe T.’s. Pours a deep, murky, orange-amber color; medium-bubbled, light-tan head with light retention and solid lacing. Suggestion of a metallic note at the front of the aroma, but fades quickly; some honey, caramel, brown sugar, and rounded dark fruit notes; some warming, vinous character from the alcohol; but overall pleasant and slightly metallic. Medium-full body; lively carbonation; non-astringent, lightly warming alcohol; brown sugar, cloves, dark fruits, and caramel; light red-fruit yeast character; minimal hops; creamy, basic quad, slight apple character; not sloppy but basic overall. Medium finish of brown sugar, caramel; nicely balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8395) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2010
rested this foaming gusher for a week in my cellar, obtained from Premiere Gourmet. Tolerable yeasty aromas from the surving majority of the bottle. Beige coloured body and abundant bubbly head. Above-average mouthfeel, although alcohol stung my parched lips. Satisfying though still drying finish. A little cooca and vanilla in the yeast, nothing complicated.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2010 (750ml bottle). Pours an amber liquid wit ha decent off-white head. Aroma of cooked bananas and spice. Nice balance between bitterness and sweetness. Finish is medium bodied with a certain creaminess on the lips. There is a nice fruitiness to the beer. This is a good, solid beer that is very easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2010
A near perfect pour with a murky, chestnut-rust color with an off-white, full, creamy, foamy, rocky head which settles in time to a fully lasting, small, foamy, froth and leaves tight, scattered lace. The nose is nice and interesting but not exceptional; lots of estery yeast, crab apples, light candi sugar, some earth, and lots of baking spices (cinnamon mostly). The flavor carries much of the same, sweet and yeasty; crap apples and baking spices still similar underneath light candi sugar and the estery yeast notes. The palate is nice with a moderately full body, soft to lively carbonation, and a creamy mouthfeel. The finish is still mostly sweet with sugar, apples, and yeast lingering. A simple but interesting beer from La Trappe; very much like apple sauce with baking spice notes and sugary sweetness. Perfect pour and nice palate make for a decent Belgian.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
Pours murky dark gold, disapearing white head. Taste is initiallydry and citrus fruit and peaches with a sweet background, then becomes spicy and warming alcohol the finish Moderate carbonation. Pretty tasty belgian ale.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
skylercampbell (25) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 20, 2010
Poured into La Trappe chalice purchased in Belgium. I brought this beer with me from Belgium as well, and let it sit in a cool, dark closet for 4 months before opening. Of all the trappist breweries, my least favorite is La Trappe/De Koningshoeven. I have yet to be blown away by any of their beers. This one is no different. It has the overwhelming sweet taste and musky aftertaste of all La Trappe beers - I believe this is caused by a cooler fermentation with a heat-loving trappist yeast, though I am not sure. Regardless, this beer is something of a banana-bomb, with a considerable amount of alcohol in the aftertaste. Not the worst beer I’ve ever had, but really awful compared with, say a Westmalle Tripel or a Rochefort 10.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (6773) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 18, 2010
Bottle. Medium high creamy lasting off-white head. Hazy amber body.Peach apple pear caramel aroma. Peach oranges caramel alcohol flavor with a nice hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long bitter aftertaste. Excellent.


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