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

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RATINGS: 841   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (513) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Pours cloudy orange-amber, with a one-finger cream-colored head, very fine and lasting head. Aromas of biscuit, caramel, citrus, hay, spice, and a hint of bubblegum. Medium body, strong carbonation, lightly dry and just a little tang. The taste is predominately biscuit, pepper, and grapefruit. Has some hints of other spices, apple, apricot, and alcohol flavors. Finishes a little bitter, grapefruit and hay, but is nicely balanced overall. In character it seems a milder cousin of Orval.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2009
(Bottle) Pours light hazy amber with a creamy off-white head. The aroma holds typical La Trappe canned pear, apricot and apple esters but there is also some room for incense and clove-like phenols. Maybe some canned tangerines and bananas. Undertones of wheat/white bread, doughy yeast, vanilla sugar, dust, caramel/cracker/nut-like malt and herbal hops. The flavour is light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic. The finish is drier and medium bitter with clear tones of herbal and earthy hops. Tones of apple/pear esters, light clove phenols, cracker-ish malt, mild spices and dust alongside doughy yeast and wheat. The mouthfeel is clean, crisp and well carbonated. Medium bodied. A couple of years ago I really hated the (too fruity and sweet) La Trappe beers. However, that was before - now days I cant get enough of this liquid gold.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5484) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2009
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Hazy amber with medium creamy beige head. Bisquity and nutty malt aroma with herbal hops and earthy, yeasty notes. Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation. Well balanced, dry finish, medium bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vaiz (3393) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2009
Copper color, just off-white head. Very nice intense sweet fruity aroma but a little disappointing flavour. Still sweet but less fruity and a bit sharp alcohol taste. Good lingering sweet and soft finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerohen (2010) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2012 Bottled, thanks to a friend (Arjen) for bringing. Hazy orange/amber colored. Fruity nose, malts, spices. Sweet flavour, some spices. Pretty nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5179) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle, 7.5% ABV, RBNAG 2009 in Vatlandsvåg. Orange to amber colour, moderate white head. Nice aroma of Belgian yeast and spices, some woody notes to, hints of leather. OKish flavour, some fruity and spicy notes. Slightly acidic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2009
750ml Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a beige head that lasts a while. Aroma has notes of apricot, peach, citrus, malt and toffee. Flavour is similar but the toffee/malt element is stronger and the fruitiness more restrained. Medium body, high carbonation but fairly smooth mouthfeel, and a lingering sweet finish. Very nice trappist ale, a little too sweet for a session beer, but vey pleasant nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1226) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2009
750ml corked bottle. Pours a nice looking hazy copper body with a thick, creamy medium-sized foam that sticks around. Interesting nose, I daresay quite unique as far as i’m concerned; rich honey and caramelly malts, plenty of spicy yeast character with notes of clove and musk, very ripe peach and apricot, dark fruits make it through also. Full bodied, not as much so as i’d expect from a solid 7.5% however. Nice moderate carbonation and creaminess upfront, but dries out quickly. Reasonably rich body of flavour; caramel, creamy vanilla, honey, more ripe peach, bit of really ripe banana there too. Peppery towards the finish, some clove spice, among others. Finishes quite dry, not alot of alcohol detectable, low bitterness. Quite a good beer, probably not entirely what I expected, and probably a bit disappointing overall, to be honest. Having said that, it’s worth a try.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2009
750ml bottle from BevMo La Jolla. Pours a lightly hazed medium amber color with a 2 finger thick beige head, nice lacing. Nose of punes, dates, raisins and candi sugar. Flavor was medium on sweetness with plenty off dark fruits on the palate.....pretty tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 10, 2009
This pours an opaque, golden, orange color. A one-finger head of creamy, off-white colored foam sits on top. It leaves a full surface covering layer. The lacing is curtain-like and very sticky. The nose is filled with a huge yeastiness. Very good presence of white fruits. Lots of bananas, pears and apples. Good presence of candi sugars. Light hints of booziness. The taste follows the nose, almost completely. The yeastiness is still out front, but the fruits are doing their best to try to make their presence equally obvious. A mild sweetness from the candi sugars. A very light spice presence comes right at the end. Good warmth follows, all the way down. Full-bodied with a medium level of carbonation. It has a mild smoothness, with a touch of roughness around the edges, which keeps it interesting. It has a nice, mild, level of creaminess. This is nicely drinkable, but watch out for that 7.50%abv, it’ll sneak up on you, quickly.


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