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


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RATINGS: 978   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2181) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 1, 2010
11.2 ounce bottle in Chimay glass. Caramel color with dense beige head and some lace. Spicy bready marshmallow aroma. Spicy sweet marshmallow caramel tomato tobacco with spicy and sweet lingering finish without cloying. Pretty darn complex. Not what I was expecting, but very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4761) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2010
(bottle) pours a lightly hazy golden-amber colour with a dense tall off-white head. aroma of apples and caramel, powdered sugar and yeast. flavour is the same, with lots of caramel and a hint of alcohol. medium body with fizzy carbonation and a dry alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2010
Bottle from Rainhall Drinks Co, Accrington. Poured a hazy dark copper colour with a decent, steadily fading biege head. Sweetish malt nose with yeast, spice and orchard fruit notes. Interesting flavour that had more of the same characteristics found in the aroma, with some gently warming booze. Some dryness cropped up towards the finish. Alright stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1456) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Pours cloudy amber with a hint of orange, thick beige head that dissipated slowly and left very nice lacing. Tyoical Belgian yeasty aroma with melon, cloves, banana, and spices. Subtle candy sugar sweetness and tart apples up front, with a hint of offsetting bitterness. Banana sweetness and spices in the finish. Medium body, lively carbonation, and very smooth on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2376) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 19, 2010
UPDATED: APR 3, 2011 Deep copper orange with a beautiful white head. Beautifully sweet complex aroma with interesting hop notes. A dry semi sweet flavor with an earthy roastiness. Very complex yet sublte, a bit like orval in a sense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 19, 2010
Pours amber, fizzy off white head. Aroma is clovy, full of Belgian yeast character with a bit of candi sugar, like a tripel.
Nice body, classic Belgian notes of clove, herbs, sugar. Hints of banana esters. Spritzy on the tongue. Austere bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2625) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle. A deep golden amber color with a white head. A candied sugar aroma with banana, spices, and apple. Mildly sweet, generally dry and peppery, with a light biscuity flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (5457) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2010
(Bottle at Tuulensuu, Tampere) Poured ambed and hazy with small and white head. Aroma was sweet, malty and mildly yeasty. Palate was full bodied with quite a lot of carbonation. Flavours were malts, sweetness, Belgian style yeast, hint of chocolate and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and mildly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
evergreen0199 (2517) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2010
Bottle. Amber coloured pour with a medium beige head. Malty, fruity aroma. Caramel, fruity, yeasty, little sweet, watery taste. For some reason I was expecting this to be a great beer but it was rather poor, I love their Quadrupel though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (23131) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2010
Bottled (thanks jbrus!). Reddish amber colour, mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is fruits, some malts, mild yeast and herbal notes. Flavour is sweet fruits, some bready malts, sweet malts as well as some slight stinging alcohol. Mild spices and yeastyness also.

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