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


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RATINGS: 950   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 28, 2011
Bottle 750ml. Exceptional beer. Aromas of caramel, nuts, and bread. Taste has a sweet start, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Orange, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BritAlesRule (214) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2011
Pours a beautiful dark walnut/mahogany and fairly opaque, with floating yeast throughout. Half-inch foamy head dissipates to an eighth-inch creamy version that stays. Aroma of caramel and raisiny confections under an overcast sky with rain-soaked walkways and blustery winds blowing through orchards. Flavor is much the same with a backbone of chocolate and licorice. Perfect medium mouthfeel, slightly spritzy with a mild alcohol bite coming in at the end but still awash with flavor. The Aroma is the star here and the alcohol profile, especially at just 7.5% was slightly offputing, still, my next favorite beer of theirs after the Quad. Nice to stumble across a Trappist I haven’t had outside of Westvleteren.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3727) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2011
750ml bottle - Pours murky ornage with a one finger head. It has a very fruity aroma with cherries and other dark fruits. The flavor is sweet and full of dark fruit. It has a bubbly palate, a medium body, and is a very tasty, excellent quaff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2011
Pours a deep hazy copper with a nice creamy head that really lasts and clings to the glass. The aroma is rather sweet with apples, bananas, and figs. Its also a bit spicy with coriander and nutmeg. Tart cherries and vanilla are a little faint but noticeable. Very nice apple flavor with the spices giving it a nice balance and comolexity with the bananas. The finish is a little dry and short, but nice and enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GRM (3305) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2011
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, drank with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on March 10 2011; eye: caramel with a reddish hue, hazy, no effervescence, beige head that falls rapidly, no lacing; nose: malt, light Madeira, light cardboard, light sugar; mouth: Madeira, malt, light sugar, alcohol, finale in butterscotch with presence of Madeira, medium body, average carbonation, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: disappointing FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, 7,5 %, bue avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 10 mars 2011; œil : caramel avec une teinte rougeâtre, trouble, pas d’effervescence, mousse beige qui tombe rapidement, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, léger madère, léger carton, léger sucre; bouche : madère, malt, léger sucre, alcool, finale en caramel écossais avec présence de madère, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : déçu

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (2196) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5092) - 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.

   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

   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.

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