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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1068   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.


Listigovers' rating

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Listigovers (855) - Toronto, Ontario, - OCT 16, 2012
Has a great funky smell, but the rest of the beer falls short. It is quite acidic, which is something I adore in a good gueuze, but doesn’t really work in this sort of bitter sort of sour combination. The body is also very thin, so the flavours just sort of run into each other without much thought. The finish is sort of watery with a slight dryness, but nothing like the dryness I’d hope for from a beer with flavours like this. I think it’s a few inches away from being wonderful, but it misses the mark. Looks good though.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bobson (76) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle @ La Trappe Klooster, Tilburg. Looks consistent amber and clear, small off head with medium carbonation. Smell gives some caramel, yeast and herbs. Taste is strong upfront with a lot of presence from the herbs and yeast, aftertaste is rather smooth and somewhat sweet. Overall, a very pleasant beer I’d happily drink again on a day not too hot.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Louke (50) - Swalmen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2016
Verrassend mooi amberbier! Mooie smaak met een aangenaam bittere afdronk.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (1157) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2016

0.33 bottle.
A hazy, amber color with an orange tinge and a large, off-white head of good retention. Aroma of dark fruits, yeasts, and spices - just alright. Taste is sweet, its character is yeasty and malty with another doze of dark fruits. A medium to full body, a creamy texture, and a lively to fizzy carbonation. Finish is long, sweet, consummate, fruity, and spicy. All in all the beer is good, too carbonated though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (860) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 17, 2016
F: huge, off-white, good retention. C: amber, hazy, red orange against the light. A: malty, fruity, pear, apple, banana, biscuit, candy sugar, yeast, figs, dried fruits. T: malty, fruity, yeasty, alcohol, grassy bitterness, banana, caramel, dried fruits, bit of honey, herbs, medium body, good carbonation, very good balanced beer worth to try, 0,33l bottle from Delhaize in Eupen.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (538) - Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy orangish-brown with a cream-colored head. Aroma and taste of malt, yeast, plums, caramel, and spice. Moderately sweet finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
darbeer75 (398) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Aroma: malty, sweet, with a little caramel; Appearance: dark amber with white head that dissipates slowly; Taste: rich and slightly fruity; nice bitter bite of a typical Belgian; Overall: maybe a little too sweet but still quite good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OminouSC2 (402) - SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2016
Hazy orange color, medium white head. Yeast aromas, caramel and fruit. Sweet fruity taste, caramel, yeast and slight bitter, herbal taste. Sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZodiacM (764) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2016
Van de tap @abdij de westerburcht. Mooie Belgian Ale, mout, gedroogd fruit in zowel geur als smaak. Mooie volle smaak, weinig carbonatie, maar dat verminderd de kwaliteit niet. Goed!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lkowalkowski (66) - POLAND - JUN 22, 2016
Genialne Belgijskie Ale. Delikatny owocowy na początku smak przechodzi w słodowy karmel. Godne polecenia. Brilliant Belgian Ale. Delicate fruity flavor at the beginning turns into caramel malt. Worth recommending.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ectuohy27 (996) - ESTONIA - JUN 20, 2016
Quite good as expected, rich, warming, layered, etc. Great caramel-ester-slight bitter finish


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