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

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RATINGS: 860   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 18, 2010
Quite an in your face aroma - old furniture, dusty/musty attic, and a big whack o’ hot alcohol. Luckily it gets so much better after that. Orange peel, allspice, nutmeg, and caramel on the palate. Makes you sip and sip and all of a sudden it’s gone. A great beer from a great brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Draft at Three Penny Taproom - Poured an orange-amber in color with a medium foamy off-white head that stuck around to produce some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is quite yeasty, fruity (dark fruits, surprisingly) and definitely Belgian. Flavor is yeasty (of course), malty and slightly sweet... a hint of burnt sugar... some fruits... raisins, prunes, etc... some spices, but not overwhelming. Very good...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 14, 2010
Bottle (in NZ), plenty of spice on the nose and the palate. Raisiny and medicinal, along with the caramel malt and orange fruit. The alcohol seems more than the 7.5%.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4602) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2010
750 ml bottle sampled@RBNAG 2009, Vatlandsvåg. Hazy orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity and spicy. Flavor is malt, some light burnt caramel and a bit sharp spicy. Quite nice without being anything special.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Sampled in a 22oz bottle. A pretty nice brew. One of the better dutch brews I have had. Overall the quality is fair. Aroma is malty with not much spice. Flavor is weaker than what you would have expected from this Beligian rivals.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3295) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Pour is a dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is candi sugar with some light fruit and dry malts. Flavor is caramel with some dark fruit and spice. This is good but just ok as there is really nothing to carry this one over the top.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 6, 2010
Bottled. Hazy golden colour, off-white head. Aroma of fruits and yeast. Flavour of sweet malts, yeast and fruits. Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mixos (153) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 6, 2010
The 7th label from the trappists of Koningshoeven. Special beer. Nice aroma of malts,yeast and fruits. Taste is full, medium sweet with malts, sugar, fruits and some spicies. Nice body, bites of alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
capoccetta (171) - roma, ITALY - JAN 4, 2010
buona stagionale.mi aspettavo di piu dalla trappe,la sua persistenza non è il massimo ma l’equlibrio c’è.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2010
pours a light ruby tan .. . medium foam .. . smell of candi sugar, maple, and light dried fruits . . pretty light quaffable stuff. . tasty, basic .. . a great intro into belgian style brews . . eric wynalda is a retard!


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