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


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RATINGS: 924   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2935) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Honey pour produces a descent ivory head that left significant lacing. Aroma and flavor show bubblegum, banana, clove, belgian yeast, and caramel. Not a favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle from Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton. Pours a hazy orange color with a big beige head that sticks. Aroma of mixed fruits, caramel, Belgian yeast, and straw. The flavor also has a nice amount of fruit- banana, apricot, plum, green grapes, with notes of yeast, caramel, and straw. Some mild spice rounds out the palate. Soft and smooth, with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Dry finish. Nothing exciting, but solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spkevin (397) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2009
bottle @ home. Pours an orange beer with a good head. Hints of orange in the aroma. Hints of orange and caramel in the smooth taste. Good beer. Available till june 2010?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2009
Amber coloured beer with some very light carbonation and a small white head. Sweet vanilla alcoholic malty aroma. Full creamy palate. Finish is bitter, vanilla alcholic and fruity hinted. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2009
750ml bottle $10.49, I feel cheated. Hazy orange color, the head sucks, ha! It smells like funky fruits, belgian yeast, interesting. the taste is more of the same, weird fruits but not sour, maybe a bit of apple in the aftertaste, odd. This was an odd trappist beer, I would have rather had the dubbel. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-21-2009 02:34:18

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (22632) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2009
Bottle at home. Cloudy amber coloured with a medium sized off white head. Sweet aroma of bananas, caramel and dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of bananas, caramel and dried fruits. Sweet finish. Too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2009
bottle, pours carmel red with a tall light tan head. Nice sweet carmel aroma. Toasted nutty malt base with candy sugar and light white pepper notes in the finish. I like this and it’s a great session brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2009
This beer reminds a lot of Orval, without the dry finish. You could say it’s a wet Orval, only flatter in taste, like a watered-down version. Appearance isn’t all that well, very sparkly and an uneven foamy head. Not really tasty, but very lively.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (2309) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
Bottle from Utobeer market stall. Amber pour with a white head that soon dissipates. Aromas of barley sugars, raspberries, toffee, vanilla. Flavours of caramel, citrus, malts, summer fruits. Finishes sweet, dry and fruity. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
serve (36) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2009
Aroma: roasty, resin, cough drop Appearance: orange, hazy, minimal head, white foam Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour Palate: medium body, oily feel, fizzy, astringent A stout-like taste with to much sweet, as with most beers from La Trappe.

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