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

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RATINGS: 765   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Deep, dark orange-red. Small white head. Big fruity floral aroma. Yeasty and wheaty. Full feel with tingly carbonation. Liking it!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (2908) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 21, 2010
My favorite beer from La Trappe? Perhaps. Pours a light orange with a medium fluffy head that retains its self well. The aroma is fruity and floral with some peach some spiciness and some metallic stuff. The flavor is well balanced and more to the dry side with good peach and yeast spiciness. The beer is remarkably drinkable however there is a mild booziness that sort of helps the flavors along more than hinders this beer in any way. The carbonation is perfect, just lightly bubbly on the tongue. I think I need to buy some more.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zymurgeist2 (873) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Out of a bottle in a trappist glass. Pours a beautiful orange color with a dense, full off-white head. Sweet malt with a little bit of a fruity backbone. Great full mouthfeel with brilliant yeast. Nice malt balance with the candy sugar, also a little orange on the late palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1026) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Thanks Andy. Lots of banana in the aroma and flavor. At first I was unimpressed by the balance provided by the yeast character, but by the end that had all changed. Metallic finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaxiDriver (1440) - Stadland, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2010
Bottle. The aroma is a mixture of malt and fruitiness, reminds a little bit of a bread. The head is medium large, creamy and white with a short duration. The body is pale red-orange. The taste is light sour, like the aroma also malty and fruity. The body is medium strong, creamy and with a soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 18, 2010
Quite an in your face aroma - old furniture, dusty/musty attic, and a big whack o’ hot alcohol. Luckily it gets so much better after that. Orange peel, allspice, nutmeg, and caramel on the palate. Makes you sip and sip and all of a sudden it’s gone. A great beer from a great brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1505) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Draft at Three Penny Taproom - Poured an orange-amber in color with a medium foamy off-white head that stuck around to produce some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is quite yeasty, fruity (dark fruits, surprisingly) and definitely Belgian. Flavor is yeasty (of course), malty and slightly sweet... a hint of burnt sugar... some fruits... raisins, prunes, etc... some spices, but not overwhelming. Very good...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 14, 2010
Bottle (in NZ), plenty of spice on the nose and the palate. Raisiny and medicinal, along with the caramel malt and orange fruit. The alcohol seems more than the 7.5%.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4323) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2010
750 ml bottle sampled@RBNAG 2009, Vatlandsvåg. Hazy orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity and spicy. Flavor is malt, some light burnt caramel and a bit sharp spicy. Quite nice without being anything special.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Sampled in a 22oz bottle. A pretty nice brew. One of the better dutch brews I have had. Overall the quality is fair. Aroma is malty with not much spice. Flavor is weaker than what you would have expected from this Beligian rivals.


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