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


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RATINGS: 898   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgBeerGeek (1298) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2010
head: beige, creamy
colour: amber, orange
smell: spicy, almunds, caramel, malts, bit of bubblegum, sweet
taste: hops, irony, bit sour, some watery, skunky malts, grassy end is dry , strong fresh pear taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeanF (1746) - Nunavut, CANADA - NOV 4, 2010
Pours into a duvel chalice with huge yeasty off-white head and a dark amber body filled with carbonation. Aroma is orange peels, lemon, coriander, caramel. Taste is smooth malt with a kick of hops and coriander for an aftertaste, nice finish. It’s a very good trappist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown with beige head.Aroma of horse blanked, toasted grain with a touch of dark fruit. Flavor is very much the same with a light sweetness, pepper with a nice alcohol spiciness. Mouth feel is medium body with soft fizzy carbonation. Tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle. Fogged copper, level beige collar going nowhere. Marmalade, apple strudel, peppery spice aroma with the bits in; fruit loaf, liquorice and banana cake without. Bit of a weizenbock-type effort; lemon zest, orange rind and pepper finishing on quite a hot alcohol note. Hardly a Trappist classic but decent, which is a relief after the abysmal ’Puur’.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
psilosophy (531) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - OCT 30, 2010
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur miel sombre, trouble, mousse assez faible, ne tient pas longtemps. Des arômes assez fleuris et une pointe de réglisse. Très raffinée, douce au palais, bonne longueur. Trouvée à Vanuxeem - Ploegstaert

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2010
Dark brown-red colored with hazy appearance. Little yellow head. Rich licoricy aroma with nice yeastiness, reminds me of some Gouden Carolus products. Medium bodied. Flavor is more dry with same licorice still dominating, some grassy and plummy note here too. Aftertaste is yeasty-dry, good one indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (8341) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2010
bottle, thanks to Bierkoning! Amber colour, large off-white head. Malty, honey, pleasantly fruity (tropical fruity and raisins), as well as caramel and atiny touch of honeycomb-chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2116) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Deep amber, hazy with a small white head. Taste is sweet malt and caramel with a touch of fruit sweetness. Aroma is fruity, soapy and malty, but not very strong. Nothing is overdone here, yet it has a very full flavor and feel. Very nicely balanced. This beer is very smooth, and I can imagine drinking a bunch of them before I even realized it. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevman7 (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Bottle in trappist glass. Aroma was a damp dough and honey with a hint of citrus interesting but not all too pleasing. Brownish orange in appearance with a tiny tan head. Taste was a bready honey-sweet. Thick and oily mouthfeel. Short finish with lingering citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
borisz (376) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2010
Pours a deep, rich cheddar orange with a nice off-white head. Aroma is orange, peach, sweet yeast, and a touch of raisin/plumb. Flavor is a doughy sweet raisin with a finish of peach and orange peel. Zesty, tingly mouthfeel that deceives the drinker into thinking the beer is thinner bodied than it is really. Finish seems to resonate with apple juice aged in the dank, musty cellar located under the brewery. A nice beer.

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