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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%
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
   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

3.4
   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

3.7
   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.

3.8
   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.

3.5
   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

3.3
   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.

3.8
   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.

4.1
   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.

2.3
   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.

3.8
   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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