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

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RATINGS: 851   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2010
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of fruit, and some other hints, maybe some spices, maybe caramel. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and a hint of hops with a nice bittersweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2010
I picked this up on a recent trip to Austin. 11.2 ounce bottle poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass. The beer pours a nice orange color with a white head. The aroma is strong Belgian yeast with some fruit, wheat and bubblegum. Very nice smelling. The flavor is very similar with the bubblegum and fruit being fairly strong. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2010
Pour is hazed ruddy amber with a thin dense tan head...smel is toasty and musty with a little sweet vanilla and saffron...taste is malty and sweet...very onesided and overly sweet for sure...hints of cardboard too...very disappointing...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (1821) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 1, 2010
11.2 ounce bottle in Chimay glass. Caramel color with dense beige head and some lace. Spicy bready marshmallow aroma. Spicy sweet marshmallow caramel tomato tobacco with spicy and sweet lingering finish without cloying. Pretty darn complex. Not what I was expecting, but very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4023) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2010
(bottle) pours a lightly hazy golden-amber colour with a dense tall off-white head. aroma of apples and caramel, powdered sugar and yeast. flavour is the same, with lots of caramel and a hint of alcohol. medium body with fizzy carbonation and a dry alcoholic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyzzywyz22 (2000) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2010
Bottle from Rainhall Drinks Co, Accrington. Poured a hazy dark copper colour with a decent, steadily fading biege head. Sweetish malt nose with yeast, spice and orchard fruit notes. Interesting flavour that had more of the same characteristics found in the aroma, with some gently warming booze. Some dryness cropped up towards the finish. Alright stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1308) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Pours cloudy amber with a hint of orange, thick beige head that dissipated slowly and left very nice lacing. Tyoical Belgian yeasty aroma with melon, cloves, banana, and spices. Subtle candy sugar sweetness and tart apples up front, with a hint of offsetting bitterness. Banana sweetness and spices in the finish. Medium body, lively carbonation, and very smooth on the palate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 19, 2010
UPDATED: APR 3, 2011 Deep copper orange with a beautiful white head. Beautifully sweet complex aroma with interesting hop notes. A dry semi sweet flavor with an earthy roastiness. Very complex yet sublte, a bit like orval in a sense.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 19, 2010
Pours amber, fizzy off white head. Aroma is clovy, full of Belgian yeast character with a bit of candi sugar, like a tripel.
Nice body, classic Belgian notes of clove, herbs, sugar. Hints of banana esters. Spritzy on the tongue. Austere bitterness on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2562) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle. A deep golden amber color with a white head. A candied sugar aroma with banana, spices, and apple. Mildly sweet, generally dry and peppery, with a light biscuity flavor.


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