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

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RATINGS: 1021   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kyle50216 (17) - Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Just picked this up from one of my favorite beer stores. This is a beautifuly crafted beer. Has rich spiced flavor in each sip which is followed by a calming aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thanatosti (1313) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2013 33 cl. bottle @ home. Copper colored with a big off-white head. Yeasty caramelly smell. yeasty fruity taste with a lot of small CO2 bubbles. Quite a good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (8479) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2012
Draught @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere.
Pours murky red-brown colour with small head. Aroma of mild sweet caramel, yeast, ripe fruits, earth notes and some goose berry bush. Flavour has mild sourish ripe fruits, caramel malts, goose berry notes, spices, herbs and yeast. A bit unbalanced can’t quite get a grip on anything.
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (14101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2012
Draught, Avenue Pub. Amber with a thin head. Slight haze. The aroma is quite phenolic with plastic and bubblegum. Strong and plasticy taste with hints of orchard fruits.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dengleberry (22) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Nice burnt amber color with light colored carbonation. Dried fruit and caramel nose. Lightly hopped to offset the sweet caramel taste. Good finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (4003) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2012
(draft @ Tap and Mallet - Rochester, NY) Hazy gold pour with a fizzy white head. Spicy and fruity aroma with some very nice yeasty hints. Flavor is fruity at the start with a warming alcohol and spice finish. Smooth and rather sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1462) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Poured a hazy dark copper with a thin head. Decent lacing. Aroma is very fruity with some yeast, syrup, and a hint of alcohol. Taste is sweet with fruit, caramel, and some bitterness. Fizzy on the palate. Lasting aftertaste that is almost bubblegum.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (10324) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2012
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours cloudy deep golden/amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, sugar, yeast and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Draft @ Avenue Pub. Deep ruby auburn. Sweet candisugar aroma. Cinnamon spice and peppermint. Cakey malts. Sweet sugars don’t become cloying bc of the spicy finish. Light mellow carbo and medium body. Flavors mellow, but alcohol goes to head. Fruitcake with the red candied bits. Pannetone Italian Xmas bread. Candied Orange peel. Kwakish. Spicy sweet candi Belgian strong. About what I expected.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (10073) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle. Hazy reddish dark amber color with a huge, stable, creamy off-white head. Yeasty aroma with lots of fruit esters, light spicy notes and a bit of caramel. Sweetish flavor, fruity and spicy, with some caramelly malt and a drier finish with some slightly peppery alcohol notes. Medium-bodied. OK.


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