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

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RATINGS: 841   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
Pours murky dark gold, disapearing white head. Taste is initiallydry and citrus fruit and peaches with a sweet background, then becomes spicy and warming alcohol the finish Moderate carbonation. Pretty tasty belgian ale.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
skylercampbell (25) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 20, 2010
Poured into La Trappe chalice purchased in Belgium. I brought this beer with me from Belgium as well, and let it sit in a cool, dark closet for 4 months before opening. Of all the trappist breweries, my least favorite is La Trappe/De Koningshoeven. I have yet to be blown away by any of their beers. This one is no different. It has the overwhelming sweet taste and musky aftertaste of all La Trappe beers - I believe this is caused by a cooler fermentation with a heat-loving trappist yeast, though I am not sure. Regardless, this beer is something of a banana-bomb, with a considerable amount of alcohol in the aftertaste. Not the worst beer I’ve ever had, but really awful compared with, say a Westmalle Tripel or a Rochefort 10.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (7133) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 18, 2010
Bottle. Medium high creamy lasting off-white head. Hazy amber body.Peach apple pear caramel aroma. Peach oranges caramel alcohol flavor with a nice hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long bitter aftertaste. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ska (203) - ITALY - APR 17, 2010
33cl bottle, hazy amber color, lasting creamy beige head, spices and yeast aroma, caramel notes, sweet flavor with metallic notes, medium body, clean finish, lasting aftertaste with raisins and metallic notes, seems a little sister of chimay rouge (my first trappist in august 2008, probably now a little overrated with 4.5)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
carlosbela (55) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 15, 2010
caramel, floral, citrus, orange, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium bitterness, medium body, thin feel, fizzy, long finish,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10843) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2010
Bottle at RBNAG-2009. Brown golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is cellar, fruit, malt. Flavour is sweet, yeast, fruit, spices, cellar, sugar, fruit, citrus. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
Sampled on 3/5/2010. This Belgian Ale pours a medium brown copper color from a 750ml bottle. Medium sized beige foamy head, with good lacing and nice retention. The aroma is fruity, sweet, plums and yeast. A medium bodied Belgian Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, bready and yeasty. The hops are earthy. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Mellow and unassuming. Smooth taste. Very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2010
Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel-amber color with a large beige head. The aroma was sweetish and fruity with a spicy and peppery undertone. The flavor was tart and bitter with a fairly strong fruity hop presence and undertones of sugar, pepper and yeast. The finish was long, dry, yeasty and had lingering grapefruit. Fairly full bodied. Interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2010
Pours amber with a foamy beige head and clings. Aromas of yeast, candy sugar, clove and banana. Tastes primarily malty but nice and smooth, with some Belgian spice and yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 4, 2010
Bottle, 75cl corked, at RBNAG -09, courtesy of OleR. A dense, two-finger, off-white head sits on top of an unclear, orangey dark golden body. Some cellar in the aroma, but it’s mostly fruits and fruitsyrup. The flavor is pretty much the same, with white sugar sweetness. Lasting finish with cellar, citrus and fruityness. Full-bodied and with a pleasant warmth. Overall, a bit on the sweet side, but a nice beer anyway. 091107


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