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

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RATINGS: 850   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.


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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (672) - - FEB 2, 2013
Frère Isidorus serait-il content ? Je vais employer une réponse de Normand … tout à fait adéquate pour la Hollande : « il ne serait pas mécontent... ». Bière pour le 125ème de la brasserie, avec moultes remous sur l’authenticité du produit trappiste... 125 ans de galère donc, célébrés par une nouvelle bière, ben oui, quand on s’appelle Bavaria, pourquoi pas ? Bière ambrée cuivrée. Clarté nette. Bulles moyennes pas très nombreuses. Mousse qui retombe pour napper mais légère, sans structure crémeuse. Odeurs de prune, figue, poire, candi et châtaigne. Volume soyeux. 1ère bouche plutôt sur les épices, avec une arrière-bouche malt/houblon (où le houblon Perle cultivé sur place passe déjà très finement. 2ème bouche plus complète sur du malt avec une belle amertume. 3ème où on arrive à une bouche pleine et équilibrée. Arrière-bouche épicée fine et houblonnée. La longueur offre une belle ligne crescendo. L’alcool est très correct, il paraît plus fort que son titre (7,5 % abv, ce qui est modeste). La levure est douce, soyeuse, avec une pointe de sel, très adaptée. La finale se laisse déguster et nous offre une autre face donc de Koningshoeven. Manque juste un peu d’élan pour être au top, mais à 125 ans on est vieux... Merci Isidorus.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kleurplaatje (43) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2014
Pours slightly hazy brown/reddish with a minimal fizzy off-white head. Toasty malt smell. Some fruits, bit alcoholic. Pleasant for a cold day like this. Not astonishing though. Taste is filled with loads of malty sweetness. Slightly bitter with some notes of caramel, some dark fruits, bit of banana... Bready, bit spicy and yeasty with a small roastiness overarching the total... It is certainly flavorful. Finish is a bit dry, yet the sweeter notes linger quite long. The alcohol is present in the taste, yet it feels very soft. Didn’t expect it to be that soft after its bit strong presence in the aroma. Well done. Mouthfeel is pretty warming with clear presence of the carbonation. medium bodied with a bit thinnish (surprisingly) and sticky texture. Expected it to be a bit sirupy instead. However, the Isid’or is certainly a tasty, appealing and well-crafted beer which wouldn’t fail on cold autumn days.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phranq (20) - - NOV 23, 2014
Pours opaque dark tan. Smells toasty malt and sweet caramel. Tastes slightly sweet and slightlybitter start to finish. Bitterness remains till next sip. Overall not great, but not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2296) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Poured from a 750ml bottle. There is a big caramel malt character, a soft toffee note in the finished. Loads of malty sweetness. Some fruity alcohol flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wiosna (236) - - NOV 18, 2014
0,33 pullo@ OPP. Hiukan samea, meripihkan punaruskea. Tuoksussa makeaa mallasta, sherrya, kukkaisuutta, hunajaa, ehkä mesimarjaakin. Maussa pehmeää mallasta, hitunen paahteisuuden lämpöä, humalaa, alkoholia (ei liikaa), käynyttä hedelmää.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
einherjar (52) - CROATIA - NOV 17, 2014
Hazy dark amber color with large beige head. Aroma of caramel, fruits and malt. Taste is caramel, toffee, honey. Alcohol well hidden.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Daanminator (153) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
Ik weet niet wat het is met dit bier maar ik vindt het helemaal niet lekker. Ligt wel mooi in het glas.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5825) - Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle shared by family. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, dark fruit, raisins, banana, yeast, some spices, decent but doesn’t pop like the oak aged quad series.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
graziano85 (320) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 5, 2014
Hazy orange/amber color with a small head, disappearing. Smell is sweet, licorice, maybe anice too. Taste is candi sugar, spices, licorice, nuts, quite sweet, but nice. Some ripe fruits too. Medium carbonation. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (269) - CYPRUS - NOV 4, 2014
Hazy dark orange to amber body with a thick white head. Aroma is ripe fruit, apricot, yeast, spice. Taste is sweet with medium bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AtronSeige (676) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 21, 2014
Aroma: medium, banana bread. Light soft alcohol Appearance: body, hazy, ember. Head, off-white, good retention. Flavour: malt: bready, lingering. Yeast: med banana, lingering. Alcohol, high peppery, lingers. Hops: light, spicy. Mouthfeel: medium warming, very high caronation, high carbonic sting. Medium-light body. Overall: I expected more complexity. Good, but too much sting and warming. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre. 18b. Belgian dubbel


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