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


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RATINGS: 981   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Hark! What flavor doth impart upon thine palate?! It is this BPA and my tongue is ablaze with delight! Goes daggum good with these buffalo wings! This brew had my senses on overload! Abundant in scent and abundant in flavor, this brew was quite the excitement from start to finish! As the brew warmed up those flavors and scents became much more robust and I found that as it continued to warm that brew just got better and better! Definitely a quality brew to have a good stock of on-hand!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2359) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle, pours a dark brown, a bit clear, the smell is earthy the taste is of lots of dark fruits and a bit yeasty, overall good offering

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5458) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2011
33cl bottle - gusher - pours a turbid purplish red - thick, frothy, lasting head - musty, dusty, earthy aroma, with notes of doughy yeast, Christmas cookies, plum, fig, bread pudding/treacle, cinnamon - soft carbonation, somewhat creamy in the mouth - flavor is sweet, but not nearly as much as the aroma suggests - notes of raisin and plum, a bit of toffee - moderate spiciness - mild earthiness, cobweb, oxidation - finish sweetens up a bit more, but the pronounced character in the finish is an almost peppery spiciness - I like it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2011
drfat at Blue Monk. Toffee/caramel colored pour. Rich maltiness & toffee are the dominant factors in the aroma. Light nuttiness, lots of toffee richness, raisiny notes. Very flavorful, surprised at the average ratings

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
On tap at the abbey cafe during last week’s trip to Belgium. Reviewed from notes. Served in a La Trappe chalice. Pours an amber-caramel color with a great white head and plenty of lacing. The nose brings light fruit and some caramel. A bit of bread crust. The flavor adds in a fair amount of fruit. The mouthfeel is full and chewy with a bit of alcohol and light bitterness. Nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5542) - GERMANY - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass orange, huge head. Starts mild, moldy-malty, a bit yeasty. Fruity notes of banana. Also some spicy notes. Well balanced finish, quite drinkable. Not bad!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels
Hazy golden-amber color. Mild malt aroma with light vegetables. Correct body strength; malt flavor with some sweetness, light fruitiness (peach/apricot jam), but also very light vegetables; low bitterness. Drinkable, but uncomplex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (11869) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy yeasty notes. Moderate bitter wonderfull flavor. Long moderate bitter nice finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6818) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2011
750, corked and baled. Pours a cloudy dark brown with bright toffee-colored edges. Toweringly massive tan moussy suds on top. Big sweet caramel, cream, and green apple nose. Smells like a cross between a tripel and a table beer. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel, green apples, and sweet cream on the mid palate. Mild sweet brown bread finish. Nice beer but not their best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (15096) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2011
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, malt and hops.

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