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

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common

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RATINGS: 768   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ewestern (254) - Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Cooper color with a light tan head. Cloudy. Yeast and banana come through in the aroma. Malty banana flavor, toffee, smooth to medium bodied. Decent lacing. Nothing real fancy but very well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 2, 2009
750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a large, bone colored head and a hazy brown/amber body. Good lace. Aroma of apple, caramel, and light esters. Taste is straw, caramel, fruit, belgian yeast, and bananas foster. Bubbly mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2009
On tap at Sun Devil. Pours a nice hazy brown with a large off white head. Aroma is dark fruits, sugars, yeasts, banana, caramel. Flavor is yeasts, candi sugar, caramel, fruits, spices. Nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
StefanSD (2015) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 29, 2009
750 ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a murky copper color with a big fluffy white head that has great retention and lacing. The aroma is ripe with Belgian yeasts, banana and bubblegum. The flavor is similar to the aroma, but add some light spice and maybe a hint of orange peel. The mouthfeel is smooth and malty with very soft carbonation. The finish is short and dry with some lingering sweet cardboard. Overall: This tastes pretty bland and unexciting. I’ll pass in the future.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drfabulous (3651) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Basic matly character. But lacking any real taste beyond ordinary. Some sugar, yes. Some "Belgian" style. But too tame, not enough caramel, not enough period for an anniversary.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9057) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2009
On tap at Falling Rock poured a hazy amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness, spice, candy sugar and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, fruittiness, candi sugar and spice with a smooth lingering lightly sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djtimeless (221) - Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Pours out an amber golden ale with lots of head. Smell is fruity and malty.Taste is sweet, fruity, earth, and spice. Flavors of light and dark fruits, lots of malt and creamy funk. Smooth and complex with somewhat dry finish. More like a dubbel or spicey fruity blonde belgian.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Pours a deep, dark cloudy ruby/rustic copper color with golden amber hues when held to a light source and a 1.5 finger frothy yellowish beige head that slowly fades. Earthy and spicy aroma with hints of clove, pepper, medicinal notes, alcohol, light and dark fruits. Also a slightly funky earthy grass presence with subtle hops. Medium body with a good balance of spice, earthy notes, malt backbone, dark and light fruits and sweet alcohol. Clove, pepper and cinnamon spice up front followed by a nice malt backbone with hints of candi sugar, apple, raisin and plum. There is also a slight medicinal syrupy note but it is not overwhelming and actually blends well with the other flavors. The alcohol is noticeable but still pretty well masked at 7.5% making it pretty drinkable. This is a pretty complex beer with some unique flavors and I will definitely be drinking a lot more of this in the future.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 23, 2009
On tap at Monk’s Kettle in San Francisco. A bit expensive but hey, a new trappist beer, gotta try it. Pours a cloudy orangish-copper color with a medium-sized creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, banana bread, dark fruits, mild funk, and yeast. Flavor is somewhat sweet with banana, Belgian yeast, caramel, spices, and dates. Medium-bodied and smooth with a fairly dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2564) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Thanks to Redlight for the pour. Cloudy brown pour. Nose of banana, brad and citrus. Dryer body than I expected, spicey yeast and smooth malt. Good brew.


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