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

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RATINGS: 809   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Large off white head. Caramel and bread nose. Apricot caramel and brown sugar on the palate. Some alcohol burn too finish.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (377) - CROATIA - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle, pours amber with an off white head, sweet, spicy aroma with some fruit notes, sweet taste of caramel, spices, fruit, and malt, has a light bitter fruity aftertaste, good Belgian Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (514) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2014
Hazy amber, small offwhite head. Aroma has spicy yeast, fruit. Flavour is spicy with malt, a little dried fruit and alcohol. Slightly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (1921) - NORWAY - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Netshop enjoyed at home
Pours copper, very hazy, tanned head. Smell of fruits, raisins, burnt caramel and spices. Moderate sweet, spicy, some fruityness and nuts, quite dry mouthfeel, moderate bitter. Elegant abbey style belgian. Nice yeast influence and a nice malty body

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoufCustom (773) - HONG KONG - JUL 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014

330ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Preparation: Bottle stored at refrigerator at around 4°C; Popped at room temperature of 10°C (within recommended temperature range) onto the Chimay chalice.

Looks: Cloudy hazy amber brown colour with dirt-like yeast sediments; One and a half finger head and crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 90 seconds; Excellent sticky lacing with very slight carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant sweet malt, with strong banana, vanilla, caramel, whipped cream, sugar, faint alcohol, faint dark fruits, strong Bel yeast, very light phenolic and faint lemon.

Taste: Close to medium sweet malt, with banana, plum, light alcohol, molasses, sugar, spices, strong ester, strong Bel yeast, lemon, fresh lime and moderate bitter grassy hops.

Body: Medium. Thick and quite creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Moderate Amber maltyness, body is thin but still quite wholesome. Very good Bel yeast with quite tasty esters includes banana, plums / dark fruits, strong spices and slight phenolic. Booze is light, notable but harmless. Just-right sweetness and molasses. Good stuff!

Hoppiness: Faint lemon aroma, fresh lime, light spice and grass in taste. Bitterness is slightly stronger than most Bel Ales for a lasting, low-fi bitter-sweet finish.

After Taste: Slightly dry. Low bitter and spicy to mouth.

Comments: This one is a rock-solid, strong Belgian amber ale. With very nice Belgian yeast to provide aromatic and tasty fruity esters, and good hoppiness for fresh citrus and spicy tastes. Definitely quality stuff, and only a few steps away from being tops. Enjoyable!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
A rich amber colored beer with a super size foamy white head. Extremely well carbonated that helps to maintain the foamy head to the bitter end. (get it!) Aroma is of rich complex malts fruity yeast and some bitter hops. A rich tasting beer smooth and creamy with a sweet caramel maltiness some toasted malts can be picked up too. The hops take a back seat, typical of Belgian pale ales, and are slightly bitter. I can taste a fair amount of alcohol warming too. A well made beer I think with lots of nice lacing. With a dry finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bygers (700) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a lightly hazy orange copper color with a medium dense and fluffy light head with great retention, that reduces to a nice lacing. Aromas of raisin, plum, pear, apple, light banana, clove, candi sugar, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Taste of raisin, plum, pear, apple and banana. Medium carbonation. Oily texture. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (707) - NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
Dark orange. Foamy beige head. Some alcohol, aceton and fermented berries in aroma. Fruity taste with berries and crystal malt. Moderate bitterness in aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
liinis (1556) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2014
ok brew very typical belgian ale. golden coloured with white head. worth trying

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BitchPls (539) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Amber beer with a huge, foamy, beige head. Really, really nice aroma: citrus, flowers, yeast. Sweet bread, caramel, dried fruits, syrup, earth. Aroma is sweeter than the taste but this is more on the sweet side rather than dry. Medium carbonation. Nice mouth feel. This is a nicely balanced, complex yet very drinkable beer. I’m really loving this. Unique.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1040) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Obviously a very good beer, and rated as such, but not my style. Deep amber pour with nice head. Aroma is sweet and floral. Taste follows nosenl. Extremely sticky.


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