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RATINGS: 1088   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2011
A beer from a minitrade with Countbeer - Thanks a lot. A nicely poured beer with a fine tanned head on top of a redish-brown body with a mild hazy glow. The nose is malty with clear caramel notes topped with raisins - a real belgian landslide. The taste is likeways a tour de force through belgian impressions just with some harchness in the finish. Not much to tell in the aftertaste. Sume cane sugar, mild spices and raisins with lots of caramels. The mouthfeel is medium on the light side with a sparklin feeling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (4102) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Hazy medium amber with a clean white head and good lacing. A great looking brew. Taste is solid Abbey Ale with a chewy caramel malt and raisens. Floral hops show up midway through the swallow, and then give way to more candied fruit and raisens joined by alcohol warmth in the finish. Very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2011
330ml bottle from Cornelius. Pours a deep golden colour with a decent yellowish head. Aroma of raisins, alcohol and candy sugar. Similar raisin flavour with some caramel, biscuity malt and a long alcohol hum. Moderate carbonation and a little CO2 prickle. A dry raisiny finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2011
Keg. From keg. Hazy amber with a thin beige head. Matly aroma with fruits and a yeasty note. Taste is sweet malty, lots of fruit and lots of yeast. Ok but a bit too yeasty for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MADpalace (219) - Budel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2011
Caramel-color with fair creamy collar. Sweet caramel smell, not strong. Sweet mild taste of abbey beer, lemon freshness, fruity sweetness?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CasperRuben (63) - - NOV 23, 2011
you can definetly taste the hops, bitter (quitte a lot, but good tasting), amber, hazy, white foam, full body, average carbonation, bitter finish, one of the best amber beers i’ve tasted

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Served in my la trappe glass, bottle is around a year old,pours amber whit nice off white head, great aroma of yeast and dark fruits/cherries perhaps a bit of clove in there as well, love the aroma on this. The taste is good but not as lively as the aroma, taste of yeast clove and cherry but lacks the depth I was hoping for that the aroma gave me, bubbly mouthfeel and nice clean dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2011
Bouteille 330ml. De couleur ambrée foncée et légèrement voilée. Nez de levures fruitées (prunes, moyen de bananes et d’agrumes, traces de poires) légèrement épicées (clou de girofle, traces de cannelle), de caramel toffee, de pain avec des notes de houblon herbeux et de miel ainsi que des traces d’alcool. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture moyennement crémeuse. Goût de levures fruitées (prunes, moyen d’agrumes, notes de pêches, traces de bananes) et moyennement épicées (clou de girofle, faibles traces de coriandre, de poivre et de cannelle) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de pain frais, un moyen goût de caramel sucré avec des notes de miel ainsi que des traces de sucre brun puis en finale une légère amertume de houblon herbeux se rajoute avec des notes d’alcool doux. Post-goût moyen-long et aux faibles notes sèches, composé d’un goût de levures fruitées (pelures de prunes et de pêches, notes de zest d’agrumes) avec des notes amères de houblon herbeux et d’alcool très doux.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (2111) - Gdańsk, POLAND - NOV 19, 2011
33cl bottle at Beermania, Brussels. Pours a dark amber with a small tanned head. Nose : sweet cherry, alcohol, caramel malts. Fruity. Sip :sweet malty start followed by more complex aromas mixed into bitter torified malts. Floral hops comes on top with very fine layer. Overall it’s a well balanced malty strong beer but not exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niels_1992 (7) - - NOV 18, 2011 does not count
De geur bestaat uit een klein beetje karamel, de overheersende hop en mouten met een licht alcoholische afdronk. Bij het inschenken komt de dikke langdurige schuimkraag tevoorschijn, De smaak is licht fruitig, beetje karamel en licht bitter. Drinkt makkelijk want het bier voelt niet zwaar, het alcohol percentage valt mee: 7,5%. De smaak is goed in balans en bevat verder een licht prikkeltje van het koolzuur. De kleur heeft een rooie gloed.

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