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

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RATINGS: 838   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2009
bottle, pours carmel red with a tall light tan head. Nice sweet carmel aroma. Toasted nutty malt base with candy sugar and light white pepper notes in the finish. I like this and it’s a great session brew.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2009
This beer reminds a lot of Orval, without the dry finish. You could say it’s a wet Orval, only flatter in taste, like a watered-down version. Appearance isn’t all that well, very sparkly and an uneven foamy head. Not really tasty, but very lively.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (2112) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
Bottle from Utobeer market stall. Amber pour with a white head that soon dissipates. Aromas of barley sugars, raspberries, toffee, vanilla. Flavours of caramel, citrus, malts, summer fruits. Finishes sweet, dry and fruity. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
serve (36) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2009
Aroma: roasty, resin, cough drop Appearance: orange, hazy, minimal head, white foam Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour Palate: medium body, oily feel, fizzy, astringent A stout-like taste with to much sweet, as with most beers from La Trappe.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - DEC 12, 2009
Oddio..questo favoloso luppolo coltivato autonomamente dai monaci di Koningshoeven io non vorrei neanche vederlo in cartolina, dato che la sua presenza è davvero da seduta spiritica in questa birra dolciona e quasi respingente. Tuttavia, se devo stare fedele al mio metro, è la migliore Trappe che ho assaggiato dopo la pur deludente quadrupel; 125 anni di produzione e tanta furbizia, sicuramente Frate Isidoro sarebbe contento di vedere come la sua piccola impresa sia divenuta uno dei più celebri avvelenatori di birromani pseudoconsapevoli. Questo prodotto non fa che confermare la mia scarsa stima per il marchio La Trappe, però al momento mi riscalda anche un pochino e scende in qualche modo. Sapete che devo correggere 30 pagine di tesi? Mi viene il latte alle ginocchia; inoltre con sto font greco sto diventando pazzo. Frate Isidoro, aiutami tu.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Brown pour with ruby highlights. A flew flecks of lace. The aroma was yeast, light spices and some citrus. The flavor was a fairly standard Belgian ale, led by the expected yeast profile and some malt. A bit of lively citrus made it slightly more interesting. Nice, medium bodied mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SeanMacGC (332) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 8, 2009
Bottle 33cl. Pours pale amber, with generous head that lingers, with lacing. Aroma of sweetened dark fruits, with yeast undertones. Flavour of sweet fruits and caramel, and malt with overtones of yeast.. Medium bodied, and well blended. Very decent ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baggio (319) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2009
Bottle@home (shared with friends). Apperance: Red-brownish with a small white head. Aroma: Belgian phenols, Exotic fruit, Belgian yeast. Flavor: Caramel, Spices, Belgian yeast, Exotic fruits & hint of floral hops. Palate: Very drinkable and refreshing. Could easily have a bottle for myself. Medium carbonation. Very refreshing beer. Wish they would make this a year-round beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
toby540 (52) - BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2009
een ligt troebele amber kleur. een licht zoetige smaak met een hint van caramel met een ligt bitter-droge afdrong.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pilsnerrogge (2503) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2009
Bottled:
Pours dark amber with a slight haze. Huge head. Aroma is sweet and caramel-y with notes of allspice and yeast. Sweet caramel flavour with notes of yeast, liquorice and alcohol.


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