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


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RATINGS: 997   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle @ taste 10 cl. Amber with an orange glow. Medium off-white head. Sweet aromas of ripe dark fruit. Sweet taste of malt and ripe fruit with notes of yeast. Ends with a slightly bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (2253) - Kaarina, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2011
Dark brown beer with a medium and beige head. Aroma is full of dark fruits, spicyness and some roastiness. Taste is also dark fruity, some roastiness, too simple. Medium bodied, balanced carbonation, nice to drink. Overally, flavour is too simple and only dark fruits are found. Balanced, but uninspirated, trappist’s glamour is missing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2011
(Bottle 01/08-2011) Low white head, amber color, medium sweet, well balanced taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2011
Cloudy amber with a low and fragmented head. Fruity aroma with further presence of yeast. The flavour is primarily sweet with notes of spices. Quickly forgotten.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
txspartan (1000) - Berchem, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2011
Somewhat watery and disappointing, coming from this brewery. Expected too much, I reckon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2011 Very Carmelly nose, heavy syrupy consistency and prominent belgian yeasts, some bitterness in finish. Not an easy drinker cause of those weird thick syrups.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MMR (615) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2011
Malty and some caramel. This great looking beer is highly enjoyable and one of the best dutch beers you’ll probably find from the Netherlands.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
PatBateman81 (178) - Caserta, ITALY - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle 33 cl bought @ Bir&Fud (Rome, Italy). A great appearance characterized by an intense cloudy structure from orange to brown. Flat head, anyway, just an half finger with no persistence at all. Yeasty and bready aroma, some spices, orange and fruit, floral and dried wheat, but all notes are weak in general. It has a medium body and high carbonation; the taste is annoyingly like ALL the La Trappe line: something fruity, breadish, but totally ordinary in malt and caramel feeling. Finish is slowly harsh, and nothing more. Industrial Trappists strikes back.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2011
33cl Bottle from Bierzwerg. Appearance is reddish-brown color, slight off-white head with decent lacing. Aroma is malty with caramel as the dominant note along with some bread and fruit. Taste is similar with the caramel malts standing out complimented by the bread and some spice. Licorice and a leathery yeast hints also noticeable. Palate is medium-bodied, slick texture, fizzy, slight hard carbonation, and a mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5304) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle. What a nice surprise to stumble across this one, hadn’t even heard of its release. Nose is full of banana and clove, big yeast component. Dark orange pour with heavy mahogany edges and a much lighter creamy head. Taste is straight-up Weizenbock with less grapish malt but intensified alcohol presence. Dryish with a small caramel base and a significant sack of dried and candied fruits. Warms with a little earthy grit, full body doesn’t quite have the grace I was hoping for, but still makes for a nice sipper.

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