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

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RATINGS: 859   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
christoph186 (13) - - NOV 30, 2013
Dark brown, light reddish in color. Taste is sweet, malty, with a complex spicy finish. Very aromatic, with a very smooth and excellent taste profile. Gotta have for any Belgian strong ale fan.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (265) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
Amber colored beer with a nice whitehead, medium / high carbonation. Taste is sweet fruity, yeast, raisins and caramel. Afthertaste is light bitter, nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (826) - CROATIA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle 330 from Mercator, Zagreb. Pours hazy dark orange with small white head. Dried fruits, yeast, caramel, spices. Sweet. Medium bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lbianchi66 (30) - FRANCE - DEC 15, 2014
Arômes de levure dominants, caramel, banane et vanille en arrière-goût. Une robe ambrée, légèrement cuivrée et opaque. Excellent équilibre sucré/amer, texture presque crémeuse, longue en bouche. Carbonatation plutôt fine. Encore une très bonne trappiste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heavy (2161) - Split, CROATIA - DEC 14, 2014
Somehow managed to miss this one before Jun. ’14. Had it from a 0.33 l bottle bought in Vrutak store, Zagreb. It poured, hazy brown-reddish body with compact, long lasting white head. Fine and delicious, typical Belgian ale aroma, yeasty vanilla, banana, some caramel. Flavor inclined to lightly sweet side, quite yeasty (too much), other than that fruity, mostly peach, a bit alcoholic and not nearly as complex nor pleasant as the nose. Medium bodied with creamy palate and again a bit more pleasant finish that was well rounded despite flaws in the flavor. Still quite sweet and warming/alcoholic. Not so bad, but expected more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (675) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle 0.33l from Albert Heijn supermarket Ghent Belgium.Taste with Vlada at Beerville Beer shop Belgrade Serbia.Pour it dark amber color with medium white head.Taste and aroma of dark fruits, Belgian yeast.Totally what we expected, classic.Good balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (356) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2014
Best looking trappist imo, beautiful hazy amber colour with a beige creamy nicely lacing head. Nuanced flavours, fruity (peach), yeasts and softening creamy malts. Soft mouthfeel but high carbonation, good body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (382) - ITALY - DEC 11, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours a beautiful reddish amber color with a thick, long lasting creamy light beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, butter biscuits, banana, light spices. Taste is similar with a light final bitterness. Medium to light carbonation, medium body, oily texture. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleigator (278) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2014
Pours a beautiful amber, copper color, with a decent, fizzy head. Aromas of banana and toffeish malts are escaping from the glass. Almost juicy banana along with cane sugar and a subtle hop dryness, including dough wheat, which blends well into the malty body of the beer. The hops compliment to the sweeter body of the beer, not only by adding balancing bitterness, but also by giving the malts a bready characteristic, including a somehow chewy aspect to the otherwise smooth mouthfeel. Finishes with a noteable, lively carbonation, which brings out honey and raisins. This gets accompanied by a supportive bitterness, which leaves the palate a little earlier than the malts do.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zwiebel88 (199) - GERMANY - NOV 28, 2014
Hefig, Karamell, malzig, brotig, dunkle Früchte. Am Gaumen ebenso. Angenehme Kohlensäure. Überdurchschnittlich, aber nicht weltklasse.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kleurplaatje (46) - 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.


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