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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.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirstyrabbit (1320) - Tallinn, - DEC 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2015 Small bottle. Hazy orange (amber) body. Aroma has yeast with apple and raisins. Slightly sourish taste of dark malt, nuts and berries. Quite dry finish. It’s a strange dry/sourish Trappist but not in a crazy brilliant way like Orval is. Re-rate 6/19/2013: Feels more satisfying this time. Finish feels sweeter this time. The best La Trappe. Another re-rate: aged bottle, a few months until BB runs out. Very mellow, Weizenbocky wheat and honey everywhere but also some dark grape sweetness. Light spiciness that lingers on the background but never gets too apparent. Fantasic balance. Still the best La Trappe by a fair margin.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beardbeerman (231) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
Pour a hazy amber topped by about a finger of lightly tanned fizzy head showing good retenttion and lacing properties. The nose is fruity with banana and muskmelon. Some earthy add depth and some sweetness is spotted in the back, perhaps due to the added syrup. The taste is somewhat fruity at first. As it the melon clears, sweet toasted malts appear and expand into what will become the lingering warm finish. The brew is full-bodied, hold decent carbonation and sports a nice sourness. Cheers!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
androman (736) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2015
33cl bottle at home from Mitra, Maarssen. Body is fizzy, clear to opalescent, amber, head is medium, tan, fizzy, average lasting, no lacing. Nose is dried fruits, flavor is caramel, herbs, spices, liqueurish, wineish, raisin. Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, light sour. Finish is long lasting fruity medium sweet, light hoppy bitter, medium alcohol warmth. Medium to full body, sticky texture, lively carbonation. Light dessert beer, not too easy, too much alcohol in the flavor for ABV 7.5, interesting though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
paolo71 (86) - Alviano, ITALY - MAY 3, 2015
Beige, frothy head. Fairly persistent. Amber, cloudy. Intense and persistent at nose. Honey, caramel, banana, apricot, peach, herbal Medium/heavy body, medium carbonation. Warming sensation. A very good one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1899) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
Pours a hazy golden with a small white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of bananas, light spices and sugar. Taste is of bananas, caramel and moderately bitter. Body is medium, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel a little fluffy. Overall a nice belgian ale, glad to see that in our grocery stores!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
Liquide cuivré orangé, avec une petite mousse couleur crème ; le nez est fruité, abricots et prunes, avec du sucre cuit en arrière-plan. La bouche est charmante, plus houblonnée que prévue mais le fruité domine toujours facilement (surtout les prunes). On n’est pas loin d’une dubbel légère. Elle est également moins sucrée qu’anticipé, ce qui est apprécié. Une très bonne bière, manque un peu de richesse peut-être, mais elle gagne en buvabilité.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (954) - PERU - APR 28, 2015
Bottle - Pours a hazy amber with a fairly large, rocky, lasting head. Sweet malt and caramel aromas, nice. Rich, well balanced malt flavors. Well made, but not my favorite style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wolffish (316) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2015
Bon produit dans l’ensemble... Les levures sont très présentes et particulières en fait. Je sens aussi la pore et les biscuits. J’ai bien aimé!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (631) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
750ml bottle. Cloudy dark amber with a foamy white head. Flavors are banana, pear, vanilla, bread, honey, brown sugar and alcohol with herbal and spicy notes. Medium body, lively carbonation, smooth texture.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hobnob1947 (2) - Monster, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2015 does not count
Very nice on a very nice evening, kortom een best biertje op een mooie avond te samen met vrienden.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosskyle (49) - - APR 18, 2015
Hazy red Amber color with a large white head. Sweet plum aroma. Sweet plum and fig flavor. Combination of carbonation and spice at the end. Full body texture. Very good Trappist beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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