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


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RATINGS: 1055   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1538) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Poured a hazy dark copper with a thin head. Decent lacing. Aroma is very fruity with some yeast, syrup, and a hint of alcohol. Taste is sweet with fruit, caramel, and some bitterness. Fizzy on the palate. Lasting aftertaste that is almost bubblegum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (10584) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2012
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours cloudy deep golden/amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, sugar, yeast and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Draft @ Avenue Pub. Deep ruby auburn. Sweet candisugar aroma. Cinnamon spice and peppermint. Cakey malts. Sweet sugars don’t become cloying bc of the spicy finish. Light mellow carbo and medium body. Flavors mellow, but alcohol goes to head. Fruitcake with the red candied bits. Pannetone Italian Xmas bread. Candied Orange peel. Kwakish. Spicy sweet candi Belgian strong. About what I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (11117) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle. Hazy reddish dark amber color with a huge, stable, creamy off-white head. Yeasty aroma with lots of fruit esters, light spicy notes and a bit of caramel. Sweetish flavor, fruity and spicy, with some caramelly malt and a drier finish with some slightly peppery alcohol notes. Medium-bodied. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Straling (364) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle 30cl. Pours a clear amber colour with a strong head and good carbonation. Fruity and almost flowerish aroma there,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (2075) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2011
on draft aroma is of malty sweetness almost like raisins. not really a hop bitterness to it . smooth and wonderful the yeast stands out to an almost bready type. lacing all around the glass. a very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle from my Tucson peeps! Nice dark golden pour with a thin head. Raisin hops almost oatmeal back end. Very spicy finish. Merry Cristmas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThreeCats (764) - ISRAEL - DEC 25, 2011
Dark, hazy,copper with a large, slightly off-white head, aroma of malt and bread, raisins, and some grass, not as pronounced as in most trappist beers. Malt and raisins in the taste, medium-full mouthfeel, bitterness remains subtle as palate develops, with alcohol taste in the back of the throat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jvhemert (374) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2011
AROMA: floral, resin, dough, alcohol APPEARANCE: golden, clear, frothy then minimal head TASTE: light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour PALATE: fizzy, medium body, slick feel, OVERALL: too fizzy, and too much alcohol in the aftertaste, not the best La Trappe, but does have much character with many aromas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (4707) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2011
(33 cl, courtoisie de Viper666) Une petite tête flotte sur un liquide ambré. Un nez malté et grillé, touché par du miel, du caramel, des amandes, des raisins, des oranges et des cerises. Au goût, un alcool bien présent mais jamais agressant dans lequel baigne des flaveurs fruitées et caramélisées. Une légère amertume, des houblons discrets mais goûteux. Une bouche portante avec une effervescence modérée et une texture crémeuse. Une finale légèrement mordante qui s’accorde sur des notes maltées et légèrement chaudes.

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