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

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RATINGS: 820   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2009
Bottled. Pours out in a hazy pale amber colour with rich creamy white head. Yeast, banana, mild spices, pears and candied sugar in the aroam. Medium-bodied with notes of banana, bugar, ild anise and yeast. Yeasty but still rounded finish of banana, caramel, sweet licorice and almonds.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2009
750 ml from redlight redlight. Tannish/rust translucent body and fizzy head. Citrus in the nose, lots of bread. Even more bread in the flavor. Extremely light much to my surprise. A little disappointing as far as Trappist beers are concerned. I would like to see a lot more going on. Despite that, it is very easy to drink and tasty though not that complex.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (4947) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2009
0.33 l bottle at Old Bricks Inn, Jyväskylä. Hazy amber color. The aromas of orange, honey, red currant, perfumed spiciness and alcohol. Sweetish flavor with toffee, caramel, orange, pepper, clove and red berries. Sharp carbonation. Restrained fruitiness and spiciness, at least in Belgian standards. Sweet and mellow, no balls.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle.
Pours a deep, rich cheddar orange with a nice off-white head. Aroma is orange, peach, sweet yeast, and a touch of raisin/plumb. Flavor is a doughy sweet raisin with a finish of peach and orange peel. Zesty, tingly mouthfeel that deceives the drinker into thinking the beer is thinner bodied than it is really. Finish seems to resonate with apple juice aged in the dank, musty cellar located under the brewery. A nice beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajm (1065) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Tap at Lucky Baldwin’s. Nice full aroma of trappist yeast, flour, dark fruit. Color is great for this style: a wonderful roasty light brown. Flavor is roasty round malt, plum, date, more yeast, esters, dark, dark grape and sweet grain. Really great. A hell of an anniversary beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hapjydeuce (931) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2009
On tap at OBriens in San Diego, shared with Katie alongside quite a few other good Belgian style ales. Labeled on the tap board as the 125th Anniversary for Koningshoeven. Pour is a brilliant deep golden-orange. Aroma is diacetyl ginger butterscotch. Some pear and orange peel loft from the head. Flavor is light and spicy, like a good Belgian pale. Sweet malt sugars and sherry tones dominate throughout the flavor experience. Finish is smooth, with a medium bodied palate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Draft. Cloudy amber body topped by off-white head. Aroma is sweet, cotton candy, light orange. Taste is moderately sweet, candi sugar, cotton candy, orange, peach. Low carbonation, smooth medium-full body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2009
Bottle. Thanks Owen for sharing. Deep amber with large slightly offwhite head. Flavour is pretty much as expected with plenty of caramel. stone fruit and subtle spices. A fair whack of alcohol too. Flavours are pretty much the same with lots of sweet malt, stone fruits and alcohol. Some hop bitterness at the end. Pretty good beer all up.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Pours a hazed amber color with a textbook creamy head that sits there like a stubborn mule deer. Mild aromatically. Medium full nectar with creamy effers. A solid fruit core of stonefruit and green apples with moderate acidity. I catch a glimpse of some fresh baked gingerbread and biscuits, red licorice. The finish lingers a bit leaving a bit of dryness on the tongue. A rather complex brew that evolves as it warms in the glass. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Big thanks to Tony at OTH for sharing this one. Pours clear yellow gold with a frothy off-white head. Nose is malt, candy sugar, spice, pepper, and slight hop presence. Flavor is yeast, malt, pepper, soft spice, floral hops, and bread. Light to medium mouthfeel, sessionable and enjoyable. Monks gone wild.


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