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

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RATINGS: 945   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (2156) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2014 Refrigerated bottle poured into a trappist glass. Pours clear amber with inch high head off-white head. Medium/High carbonation, good lacing, and good body. Taste is dark fruit, some spice, and a hint of caramel/toffee. This is good beer, hopefully they will turn it into a regular option.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2011
bottle. Pours a dark amber with a large, off-white head. Nose is of banana and bread. Taste is of bread dough, biscuit and spice. Mouthfeel is medium-thin with tingly carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5067) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2011
Golden coloured body with a mild yeastie nose and a touch of light sweetness. Light to Medium-bodied; Nice mild yeast and wheat flavour with some light hops and a bit of mild sweetness. Aftertaste is mild as well with a touch of raisin and pit fruit sweetness and a very mild bit of alcohol. Overall, a pretty nice mild beer - not strong, but definitely not offensive. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from AH Supermarket in Amsterdam, The Netherlands for €1,10 on the streets of Amsterdam on 02-January-2011.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Smells of sweet cherry fig dark fruit. Belgian yeasty. Taste is pleasant meld of belgian yeast and rich malty sweetness

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pedro_Tallieu (57) - Deinze, BELGIUM - MAR 27, 2011
33 cl bottle. Orange/copper body with a small fizzy head. Roasted malt in the nose with touches of caramel en wood. The caramel en roasted malt come back in the taste and some alcohol. Medium sweetness, lightly bitter. Fizzy carbonation with an alcoholic aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2011
A reddish brown ale with a thin light moka head. In aroma, loads of barley candy, maderized, faint cardboard. In mouth, maple, treacle, nutty notes, light alcohol warmth, a bit light and tired. Shared with GRM, March 10 2011.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours a light copper. Nose is malty/yeasty. Dry with fruit notes, Belgian yeast and a dry finish. Seems like a Belgian session ale,but there is decent depth and warmth to the flavor. Caramel/honey finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2011
This beer has a very sweet and tart taste. The aroma reminds me of a stick of Blackpool rock

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3678) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Poured into a tulip glass from a bottle. Appearance is a mildly hazy amber with a huge beige head that fades rather quickly. Aroma is toasty notes of bread and fruits. Taste is a lot like an apple. On the verge of sourness, but it just doesn’t quite get there. This is a very nice beer. Definitely one to pick up if you get the opportunity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2442) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Draft at the double windsor. Huge aromas of grapes, dark fruits and yeasty bread. Flavors follow the nose with perfect balance of sweet and dry. Pretty good.


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