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


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RATINGS: 765   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (945) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2009
I sampled this beer on draft at Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore. The beer had a cloudy dark amber-grain color with a small off-white head that had average cling on the glass but a lower amount of retention. The beer had a floral aroma with some grainy notes and a bit of yeast, also with a mix of caramel malt and spices. The beer had a sweet floral-fruity taste with some grainy sour bitterness mixed in too. It was a very wet beer with a thin body and low levels of carbonation, and a bit on the creamy side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
skortila (4347) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2009
Tap @ Kafe België, Utrecht. Sample. Aroma has spice, some butter, caramels. Hazy, brown coloured beer with a creamy, brown head. The taste is slightly sweet, spicy, has some butter, cookie and caramel. Bit carbonated, medium bodied. Not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Pours a cloudy amber color with a small off white head. Yeast dominates the aroma, very well spiced. Quite sweet with hints of anise, allspice, and a large yeast presence. Warming finish for a 7.5 abv beer. Grab it while you can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2009
From tap at DHVL Gardenparty and Beerfestival 2009. Pours hazy dark orange with a small white and lacing head. Aroma is mild yeasty, light caramelish and subudued spiced. Mild metallic, yeasty and lingering roasted caramlish and toffee like base flavour. Smooth and lingering caramelish flavoured finish with a light bitterness coming through.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Draught at Tylers. Deep cloudy orange witha brown hue and small white lace. Nose of subtle sweet malts, coriander, banana, yeasty esters. Flavor shows a bit of hops and bitterness up front, some tropical and rotting fruits in the middle and a yeasty, slightly dry finish. Wish it was a little less sweet overall but it’s pretty tasty. I also get a sourish/lactic thing going on in the nose and flavor but it could just be the not-so-clean draft lines.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2009
[Bottle] Pours a really pretty honey/amber color with a moderate to large fluffy beige head. Aroma is well balanced with lots of yeasty fruit esters, some peppery spiciness, and sweetish malt. Flavor again is well balanced, lighter and less sweet than I was expecting, bready and yeasty, with a nice spicy pepper note on the finish. Very quality beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2009
On draft at the new Pizzeria Paradiso. Golden amber color, slight white head. Nice flavor of pepper-like spice and a bitter edge and finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Draft at Ebenezer’s. Pours a pleasing amber with fluffy head. Nose is bread yeast, white pepper, lemon. Taste is exactly the same, almost saison like, though not as dry. candied white pepper and lemon. Nice one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joakimlau (4) - DENMARK - AUG 26, 2009 does not count
This is just amazing. Perfect CO2, smooth, "a dangerous beer" - only issue is that it’s to small in a 33 cl. bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2009
750ml corked and caged bottle. Poured a deeper amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of yeastiness, fruity, candi sugar, and some spices. Tastes of candi sugar, fruity, lighter spices, and bananas.

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