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


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RATINGS: 945   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2899) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Taster from bottle at Binny’s prominent banana-esque ester in the nose. Another amber color with a good ring of foam around the edge. Mostly tastes like a straight Belgian ale. Esters contribute to a fullness around all surfaces of the palate, almost a bit more "chewy" that an average Belgian beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oermens (22) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
caramel, bread, alcohol, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, average carbonation, a bit of a disappointment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1622) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle from Za Popent shop, Ljubljana. Pours murky ruby. Nose is brown sugar, fruits, caramel. Taste is caramel malts, banana, spices, brown sugar, hops. Fizzy carbonation, light booziness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Acid303 (445) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - JUN 21, 2015
75cl bottle, served in tulip. Pours hazy copper with small white lasting head. Soft candy aroma with some liquorice notes. The sweet flavour (not cloying) is balanced thanks to the hops, leading to a slightly dry lingering finish. Resembles fruity white wine, definitely very complex. Medium body, good carbonation. I got this for less than 6€...that means it is one of the cheapest good beers I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauroruellas (256) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 19, 2015
Acobreada,turva,espuma bege mediana tanto na formação quanto na manutenção;aroma muito bom,aparecendo malte,caramelo,frutas vermelhas,ameixa e um leve floral;sabor adocicado,maltado,frutado,finalizando com um leve picante,álcool percebido pela sensação de calor mas bem inserido,bom corpo,retrogosto meio doce.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuszek (497) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Pours dark amber, nice head and lacing. Aroma of apricot, raisins, dark fruits, cloves, nutmeg and teast. Taste of dark fruits, spices. It tastes like it looks. Impression of warming Christmass ale. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamaty (1162) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
Precioso color entre miel y caramelo. Turbia. Espuma muy breve y película que queda en forma de natilla. Aroma agradable, escaso, ligeramente lupulaado. Alta carbonatacion, agradable, y bastante cuerpo. Excelente sabor marcado sobre todo por lúpulos herbales. Suculenta con un final algo alcoholico, bien equilibrado. Muy buena.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beertobealive (341) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2015
Nice thick light beige head with pleasant malt aromas. Clear but almost amber colored body. Dense palate and almost as aromatic and pleasant as a Westmalle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (308) - - JUN 6, 2015
Blind geproefd. Blind, maar donkerder. Dik schuim. Zoet, bittertje, maar teveel carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
darkseduction (656) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2015
Flasche 33cl. Caramellfarben, trüb, typische Carbonisierung. Schönes Hopfenbouquet. Bemerkenswert feinporiger, fast sahniger Schaum. Erfrischender Geschmack, der Alkohol bleibt dezent im Hintergrund. Wunderbar!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (157) - - JUN 3, 2015
7.5% ABV Caramel nose. Sweet and creamy and refreshingly clean. Not cloying. Hoppy mouthfeel. The hops have an fresh, almost green herbaceous tang. When run fast over the tongue, has a light lemonade-like zing This wouldn’t be a Trappist if there weren’t more going on. The subplot in this ale tale is the 7.5% alcohol content which spins its very own tale. Wispy at first then coming on strong with ethanolic vigor and lingering all the way to the bitter end. Ah, I do so enjoy a well-spun tragedy. However, spending any time at all with a nicely chilled Isid’or is anything but. Overall a very drinkable and enjoyable beer.

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