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


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RATINGS: 1066   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5829) - GERMANY - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass orange, huge head. Starts mild, moldy-malty, a bit yeasty. Fruity notes of banana. Also some spicy notes. Well balanced finish, quite drinkable. Not bad!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels
Hazy golden-amber color. Mild malt aroma with light vegetables. Correct body strength; malt flavor with some sweetness, light fruitiness (peach/apricot jam), but also very light vegetables; low bitterness. Drinkable, but uncomplex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (12915) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy yeasty notes. Moderate bitter wonderfull flavor. Long moderate bitter nice finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7479) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2011
750, corked and baled. Pours a cloudy dark brown with bright toffee-colored edges. Toweringly massive tan moussy suds on top. Big sweet caramel, cream, and green apple nose. Smells like a cross between a tripel and a table beer. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel, green apples, and sweet cream on the mid palate. Mild sweet brown bread finish. Nice beer but not their best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2011
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, malt and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1470) - Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2011
On tap at the map room; pour is murky dark golden with an off white head that retains on the average side in this tulip; eventually hazing the glass, while the lacing is fairly impressive here. The nose is sweet breads, spices, caramel, and plum skins. The flavor profile didn’t really impress me; there are some other notes present, however. There’s a certain sweetness up front, like honey, as well as the caramel. Bready malts are present, while there is also a bitterness on the finish, like port, coupled with dark fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JRock72 (605) - - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle. Poured dark brown with small head. Aroma is spicy yeast with dark fruits. Tastte is similar. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (12760) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2011
Bottle at Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Red brown color, off-white head. Smell moderately sweet. Taste pretty much the same. Average carbo and body. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (7432) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2011
bottle@’t Antwaerps Bierhuiske: dark brown with a red hue & off-white head, smell is that of malt with some spices & fruits, taste is malt with some berries & syrup, yeast, caramel, spice-aftertaste, minor dried & ripe fruits, slightly dry, comparable to their quad but not as good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle @ taste 10 cl. Amber with an orange glow. Medium off-white head. Sweet aromas of ripe dark fruit. Sweet taste of malt and ripe fruit with notes of yeast. Ends with a slightly bitter finish

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