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


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RATINGS: 965   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2994) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2010
750 ml. bottle. (K05F9) Pours a thin short lived beige head, over a clear amber (SRM 7) body.....nose is toffee/caramel, raisin, plum, brown sugar......taste is sweet malts to start with light raisin, then bit of barnyard funk, finishing with a light astringent spice bitterness....mouth feel is light to medium, carbonation medium to high. This is definitely a Dubble. It is a bit over sweet, and the mouth feel is on the light side. BJCP 6/3/13/4/6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5822) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2012 Rerate: tap @ La Trappe. Notes can be the same, but I preferred it much more than before. Great balanced belgian ale. Bottled, thanks to jerohen. Hazy orange color, medium head. Aroma is bit spicy, bit fruity. Slight sweet, bit spicy taste. Decent belgian ale. 3.4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4726) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Pours clear copper with a dense bubbly tan head. The aroma has toasted Belgian brown malt, candy sugar, Belgian yeast, nectar fruits and apple. Medium / thick body that’s on the cloying side with lots of carbonation that completely fills the mouth. The flavor starts with everything from the aroma notes, but there is a good amount of phenolic spice and it is drier than expected with some cracker notes. The finish is dry with some nuttiness, and lots of Belgian brown ale malt. Quite nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Bottle. Cotton candy, and by that I mean fruity sugar. More cotton candy. Musty malt tones, a combination of bread and basement. That combination though didn’t have so much to do with my lack of enjoyment as the oppressive cotton candy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
LilBeerDoctor (3539) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Bottle. Pours a cloudy light brown with a small white head. Aroma of brown sugar, alcohol, raisins, sweet sweet malt. Flavor is also quite sweet and sticky, lots of malt plus some raisins. Overall, a sweet sticky mess, ick. 5/4/5/3/9 [2.6/5]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (19478) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2010
Draft @ The Map Room, Chicago, IL. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty aroma. Sweetish fruity spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vir4030 (569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Pours up an amber with a bit of red, with a thick white head. Smells of mild alcohol. Taste has a lot of body and complexity. Spices, mostly. Interesting beer, I didn’t expect this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - JUN 30, 2010
750 mL bottle (K09F9). Pours murky copper with a two finger khaki head into a tulip; fades to lacing. Somewhat musty aroma of Belgian yeast, clove, faint spicy hops, light apple and red grapes. Plumb, red apples, and grapes take over at the beginning of the drink. A mild spicy hop/clove presence with balancing bready malts comes in around the middle. The finish is dry, musty, and a bit tart with banana and apricot. The abv is a bit more noticeable than I’d like here. It doesn’t hamper the drinkability, but I feel it doesn’t do the finish justice. Light to medium bodied with a fuzzy mouthfeel and a medium level of carbonation. All in all, fairly good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2010
Pours a cloudy dark golden color with a thin white head. Aroma of fruits, yeast and candy sweetness. Good flavor of yeast, hops, candied fruits and a mild farmhouse character, there’s mild bitterness in the end. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. Quite interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BluePhish (93) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Pour is classic amber with a huge head. Lots of fruity and floral notes on the nose. Raisin, plum, and light citrus/peach notes. Also hibiscus and a little honey for sure. Taste is light and refreshing, big honey, candied fruit, macadamia nut, with a sweet finish. Palate is a tad sticky, but not unpleasant, carb seems low for the style, but alcohol is nicely balanced. Overall very drinkable, wish it was a tad cheaper I would definitely buy a good amount.

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