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RATINGS: 1081   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1593) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 3, 2013
Pale cear gold-orange with puffy white carbonation. Aroma a bit yeasty with strong notes of fruit and spice, lemon. Dry hop. Taste is sweet with a good finish of herbal hop dryness, and shows apricot pear and gold raisin, some lemon. Some peppery and bubblegum phenolics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1287) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2016
(Bottle) Pours hazy amber brown with reasonable off-white head. Nice aroma - caramel, bananas, booze. Medium to full bodied with plentiful velvety carbonation. Well balanced taste with nice sweet toffee notes balanced with some gentle bitterness. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvNa (113) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2016 Bottle. Color: Orange amber, dense long lasting off white head. Taste: Yeasty, medium sweet, herbs and honey, hints of almond, hops and brown sugar. Long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Night_Cap (114) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle 330ml - cellared for approximately 1-2 years. Served at room temperature. Pours a clear amber. Head is large, fluffy, off-white and lasts very well. Aroma is of spicy/herbaceous hops; wholegrain bread, pears, grapes (green), lemon zest, Belgian candy sugar, cinnamon, cloves and coriander. Flavour is a smooth with a light spicy/herbaceous hop bitterness; grains, hay, apple skins (green), crisp pears, lemon zest (light), Belgian candy sugar, green leaves (light), cloves (light) and a lightly peppery/dry finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, a slightly oily texture and an average length finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jacobarts (75) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2016
300ml bottle shared with Lena (she’s very positive about this one) Pours amber with medium creamy head. Sweet aromas of caramel, bready malts. Taste is frooty and sweet with an medium bitter aftertaste. I like the balance of bitterness and sweetness, which makes this beer fresh, but i could wish for a more powerfull aroma and taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TtV (401) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Amber coloured with a medium off white head that fades a little. Aroma of brown sugar and malts. The taste is mildly sweet with a bitter undertone and has grain hints in het aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
midovark (548) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - SEP 2, 2016
0.33 l bottle. Had this one before joining RateBeer, therefore this entry is based on old noted point only.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tjeerd (247) - GERMANY - AUG 24, 2016
Artificial smell, artificial aroma. Heavily overrated imo. Drinkable it is though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bikbo (111) - - AUG 24, 2016
Color ámbar oscuro opaco. Espuma cremosa persistente. Aroma cítrico y a caramelo. Sabor a levadura y lúpulo, ligero dulzor, final amargo y chispeante.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (3709) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 10, 2016
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a glossy semi-dark amber color. Sustaining finger’s worth of glossy white head dissipated in a nice slow fashion. Slim lacing. The aroma takes on all of the normal Belgian sweet to spicy bready/yeasty goodness. Sly grassy sweetness with Belgian sweet sugar embalms it all together nicely. The flavor takes all of the previously mentioned aromas to ride into a slight sticky Belgian sweet sugar aftertaste. Slight sticky sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable to sipping feel to it. Overall, uh....wow, for a Belgian Strong Pale ale it more than works. Yeah, I’d have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alomtnez (335) - SPAIN - AUG 10, 2016
Average frothy off-white head with good retention. Hazy orange light amber colour. Aroma is slightly spicy and caramel. It evolves to honey and almonds after a few minutes. Taste is not very complex, slightly spicy, esters, sugar.

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