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

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RATINGS: 820   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3477) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 23, 2009
On tap at Monk’s Kettle in San Francisco. A bit expensive but hey, a new trappist beer, gotta try it. Pours a cloudy orangish-copper color with a medium-sized creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, banana bread, dark fruits, mild funk, and yeast. Flavor is somewhat sweet with banana, Belgian yeast, caramel, spices, and dates. Medium-bodied and smooth with a fairly dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2631) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Thanks to Redlight for the pour. Cloudy brown pour. Nose of banana, brad and citrus. Dryer body than I expected, spicey yeast and smooth malt. Good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2009
poured brown with a decent head that faded rather quickly to give decent lacing. smelled like grape candy mixed with a belgian white. taste is like a sweet belgian white with a little alcohol aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dragonfly1 (488) - Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Draft- Chef Paul’s. Going against the grain on this one....Tulip glass, caramel brown, no head, and surprisingly no aroma. Taste is a bit sweet early on, but turns bitter quickly and then fades just as fast. Thin palate. Have to say I’m disappointed in this one, lacked body, slightly thin, no finish or definition.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2370) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Large fluffy head of fine bubbles. Rocky on top with light carbonation. Fruity and spicy aroma with some bananas, yeast and nutmeg. Color is a hazy dark mahagony brown. Light and crisp flavor with more bananas, bready malts and spices. Bit dry with a light bitterness. Finishes dry and fruity with lingering spices. An enjoyable brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Bananas, spices and malt are the most predominant. Amber color with a white head. Solid brew, smooth and light.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Fruity nose, bananas, apples, light citrus, starfruit with bready malts in the aroma. Pour golden amber with a thin white head. Very smooth, light, bread and sweet malts, spicy yeast notes, with a very dry finish. Great beer!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4211) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2009
The aroma is fruity, yeasty, malt, and a touch of hay and funk. The appearance is amber with a foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall this is a good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2931) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2009
taste of a little of funk. taste is fruity and funk. the taste of pear are among the many flavors. slightly butter. smooth with a solid head. good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10904) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Many thanks to Marcus for sharing this Trappist ale. And in appropriate glassware. Pours a dark aged honey with a pretty large beige head. Rich aromas of cooked medium dark fruits - like fig or date. A lighty sweet smell with mysterious spice. Nutmeg? Medium body with medium carbonation. Flavor is like a spiced up Tilburg Brown Ale, but more intense. Really good.


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