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


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RATINGS: 1047   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2012
750ml bottle, shared with cousins. They seemed to enjoy it. Orange-amber color, active-looking carbonation. Off-white head that fades to minimal. Yeast on the bottom of the bottle. Soft carbonation. Dry, smooth texture. Nice, darker fruity aroma. Some raisin, caramel malt. Light sweet taste, light bitter. Well-done ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HopfenWeisse (1436) - - APR 16, 2012
330ml bottle from Bierzwerg. Amber colour with nice to 2 finger head. Aroma is sweet. Flavour is yeast, sour/bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (6984) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 16, 2012
Bottled 330ml. -from Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Deep orange/amber coloured, medium to big sized creamy pale beige head, mild yeasty nose. Fruity, yeasty, light caramel and moderate alcoholic with notes of fruits. Mild spicy finish. Pleasant one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (5658) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
1st had this beer in De Bierboom (Brugge) and bought this 33cl bottle (Euro 1.60) to review at home. Best before 09-2013 and poured into a Westmalle chalice on a quiet Saturday night in (4th June 2011). . Looks the part, mini haze in the hazel-nut reddy/brown body, a thin but complete off-white foaming head sat on top. Bubbles rising to the surface throughout the tasting. The head also prouced some good heavy lacing. Toffee in the nose, and the sweeter end of the malt table, no burnt or toasted bread or chocolate, just a pleasant toffee aroma. The taste is a lovely blend of toffee flavours and understated hops, which give the beer a slight bitterness towards the end of the mouthfeel. The alcohol contend is well hidden and this is so easy to drink you could forget it has an ABV of 7.5%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (3073) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 10, 2012
At the Atlantic City Beer Fest. The aroma is pepper, caramel. The flavor is the same. Medium in body. Pepper on the palate at the finish. Hazy amber in appearance. Drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vipinvelp (3481) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2012
Somewhat hazy darker orange color with pale brown smooth foam, sticking to glass. Fruity bitter taste, long lasting. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (11457) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 5, 2012
from Mise en Bičre, Lausanne - pours a hazy dark amber beer with a persistent and creamy beige head; aroma of caramel and nougat with some yeasty notes and hints of banana; velvety palate and a good malt backbone, some sweetness and a late earthy bitterness; creamy caramelish aftertaste with more notes of yeast and honey

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4261) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2012
330 ml bottle bought @ Bierzwerg.de. Pours clear amber with a big fizzy and frothy off-white head that leaves some lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, yeasty and fruity with very ripe pears, plums, grapes, yeasty esters, orange zest, alcohol, hay, flower nectar and hints of lemon juice. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter and slightly sour with pears, green apples, lemon juice, grapes, orange zest, grass, metal and yeast. Mouthfeel is smooth, bubbly, tiny sticky sweet and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and lingers for quite some time with the same kind of fruits found in the smell and taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
#1400 bottle; nose is cake, weak marcipan, dough, weak hazel, rotten fruit, feel is mediumweak, carb is medium(heavy), taste is hazel, some cake, little gingerbread, mediumsweet alcohol, later peach, mellow hops note

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 29, 2012
Csakajósör, Budapest, csapolva. Nagyon szép, borostyán vörös színe van, belül pedig varászgömbszerűen ködös és sejtelmesen gomolygó. Habja piszkosfehér, egész méretes, igen sűrű és kitartó. Illata belga élesztős, igen gyümölcsös, aszalt fügés, édeskés és fűszeres. Mintha egy aszalt gyümölcsökből készült édességbe kóstolnánk, ami egy édeskésebb likőrrel lenne leöntve, amihez csatlakozik egy adag grapefruit, sok finom fűszer és élesztő. Könnyű teste van és pezsgőszerűen buborékos. Utóíze keserédes, élesztős, aszalt gyümölcsös, kissé fanyar és száraz. Remek belga ale, a legjobbak között a helye!

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