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


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RATINGS: 952   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (9206) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
11.2 oz bottle, unique cap to this beer. The first Konigshoeven beer to be labeled as ’La Trappe’ in the United States. It pours a darker brownish/reddish pale with a hint of amber. The head is massive and ivory white and as it recedes it leaves delicate lacing. This one packs a punch in the smell department. It has tons of fruity elements including grapes, raisins, and other dark fruits. Lots of yeasty esters. There is a subtle hint of hops though it sits in the background. The mouthfeel is the first thing I notice here, it is not super carbonated, instead more of a barleywine type mouthfeel, interesting. It has a definite vinous/grapey vibe going through it along with raisin. It also has a large sweetness that also carries herbal hops. It is a solid pale ale, a somewhat unique one that has a bit different drinkability and mouthfeel characteristic than your standard Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-21-2010 02:24:17

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (13904) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2011
Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet fruity, caramel, light yeasty and light spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Light bitter and dry finish. A very pleasant brew. 181010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1736) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Pours cloudy amber/orange, with an off whiter head. Aroma is fruit, yeast, and ,alt. Flavor is malt, fruit, yeast, and spices. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2607) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Pours an amber hue with a big white head that stays for the entire drink and leaves a nice lacing behind. A little clovey. Big yeasty aroma. Slight banana hidden behind a great maltiness. Bit of banana and cloves. Bit of a yeastiness. Sweet and dry. Pretty decent balance. No hotness from alcohol like I was expecting from this. Coats the mouth slightly, but the high carbonation cuts it down a bit. Again, a good balance. Pretty good. Would be nice on a nice crisp fall evening, like now. The ABV would get to you after a bit. But not too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fewa (41) - Beersel, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2011
Pours a nice, light brown amber color, with a white colored head. complex smell, spicy yeast, some caramel, fresh and lots of fruity (citrus) notes. beer has a slightly bitter taste (a great mix of spicy hops and yeast) with a fruity aftertaste with some hints of caramel. surprisingly well balanced

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a off-white head that left spotty lacing. Aroma was sweet with fruit, raisins, caramel, yeast and spices. Flavor was slightly sweet and lightly bitter with caramel, fruit, yeast, plums and had a soft and silky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2011
bouteille;ambre, mousse beige Palais et arôme de sucre candi; raisins et prunes tout en gardant ce goût profond de fruits noirs, peut-être un peu de cassis aussi présent. Malt est légèrement grillé avec le sucre candi et un côté allant sur le caramel qui se ressent à l’arôme également. Sur la fin, je note un léger fini de massepain. Une bière qui reste surprenante et se laisse dégustée.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - FEB 18, 2011
Muddy amber body with an off-white head. Fruits, notably melon, caramel and yeast in the aroma. Nice carbonation, very nice flavour, sweet and long lasting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Brandman (2417) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2011
La Trappe tasting. Dark amber body, light brown head. Aroma has melon, malt, light honey, pepper. Watery raisin. Alcohol. Bad taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Pours to a hazy and deep chestnut colored body with a tall and mostly lasting off-white head. The aroma is sweet and caramelized with green raisins and white wine, a dash of butter, and subtle hay. The flavor is quite delicious. Candied pineapple, ginger, sweet caramel, deep earthy yeasts, and a nice grain-laden finish. The palate is sweet and yet still finishes clean. Medium bodied with a carbonated feel.

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