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RATINGS: 1086   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2011
bouteille;ambre, mousse beige Palais et arôme de sucre candi; raisins et prunes tout en gardant ce goût profond de fruits noirs, peut-être un peu de cassis aussi présent. Malt est légèrement grillé avec le sucre candi et un côté allant sur le caramel qui se ressent à l’arôme également. Sur la fin, je note un léger fini de massepain. Une bière qui reste surprenante et se laisse dégustée.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - FEB 18, 2011
Muddy amber body with an off-white head. Fruits, notably melon, caramel and yeast in the aroma. Nice carbonation, very nice flavour, sweet and long lasting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Brandman (2848) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2011
La Trappe tasting. Dark amber body, light brown head. Aroma has melon, malt, light honey, pepper. Watery raisin. Alcohol. Bad taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Pours to a hazy and deep chestnut colored body with a tall and mostly lasting off-white head. The aroma is sweet and caramelized with green raisins and white wine, a dash of butter, and subtle hay. The flavor is quite delicious. Candied pineapple, ginger, sweet caramel, deep earthy yeasts, and a nice grain-laden finish. The palate is sweet and yet still finishes clean. Medium bodied with a carbonated feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 28, 2011
De flöska. Hazy brown, medium beige, rather short lasting. Sweet toasty malty, caramel, yeasty and sweet darkish fruity aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet toasty caramel malty and fruity yeasty flavour, soft bitterness. Sweet malty and yeasty fruitish finish. Pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (6489) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle from Bierzwerg. Poured hazy dark orange color with a frothy nice looking, lacing head. Aroma is orange, yeast and spices. Flavor is caramel, orange and some fruitiness, slightly sweet. Medium carbonation. The alcohol is just slightly coming through in the finish. Really enjoyable, and incredibly easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (7959) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2011
Shared bottle, thanks to Ivar Andrè for this one. Pours unclear golden with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty bubblegum, yeast. Taste is much the same, overall on the sweet side, fresh and inviting though. Medium bodied. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2011
Shared bottle courtesy of gunnar. A tanned, frothy head about a finger thick, pungent with wooden aroma notes before it disappates from the murky orange body which has more spices and dried fruits to it. Syrupy texture and flavor, where the sweetness and the alcohol are the most prominent features. Carbonation is on the lively side. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2011
A dark orange-brown with a surprisingly thin and quick loose off white fizz. The aroma is lots of fruit, apricot in particular, dough, a bit of alcohol to thin it out Taste is bready again, a spicy bit of alcohol, caramel, apricot, apple, some light oxidation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2011
bottle. Tasted at work, pours copper brown body with big creme colored head. Nose is raisin, pear, fig, vanilla, some dough. Low carbonation, smooth creamy mouth feel. Notes of caramel, brown sugar, with aforementioned fruitiness. Noticeable malty backbone. Flavor less fruity than aroma. Nice.

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