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

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common

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RATINGS: 820   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2013
This beer is indeed brewed to commemorate the 125 anniversary of the brewery. AND is named after brother Isidorus, the first brewer of brewery "de Koningshoeven".

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAR 22, 2012
What we have here is a Doppel Weizen Belgium Monk style. Super delicious! Honey, wheat and hops. Wonderful bitterness. The color of a beer does not get any better than this. Elegant and mild in character. Quite a bit of honey flavor.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (547) - BELGIUM - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lele (104) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 23, 2014
Birra prodotta per il 125° anniversario della birreria Koningschoeven, dedicata a Fratello Isidorus, primo mastro birraio di La Trappe. Prodotta con il luppolo Perle, proveniente dalla birreria

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 28, 2011
Bottle 750ml. Exceptional beer. Aromas of caramel, nuts, and bread. Taste has a sweet start, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Orange, with a frothy head.

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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crazy_cat_lady (120) - - AUG 7, 2014
June 4, 2014. 750mL bottle from LCBO. Warm reddish brown, opaque white head. Aromas of raisins, ripe fruit, toffee. Quite lovely. Raisins and toffee flavours, small bite. Not as nice as the other La Trappes, but quite lovely.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2012
I love this bear, nice and good head and wonderfull and complex taste. Taste it on 33cl bottle

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3175) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 4, 2012
Great Trappist beer from Holland. Isid’or is rubby red and brown ale. Big foam, sweet and hop taste, Smells fruity and flower. Great monk recipt and tradition will be respect

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joakimlau (4) - DENMARK - AUG 26, 2009 does not count
This is just amazing. Perfect CO2, smooth, "a dangerous beer" - only issue is that it’s to small in a 33 cl. bottle!


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