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RATINGS: 1159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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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3.5
sfuen03 (362) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 20, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 Off-white fizzy head with very good lacing. Intense, fresh aroma. Light body, fizzi carbonation, a little bit spicy. Long bitter finish. More hoppy taste that the usual for a belgian beer.

3.7
Hammy78 (973) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle picked up at the Dundas Ontario LCBO. Pours a cloudy orangy copper colour, with a fast dissapating head. Nose is spicy, caramel and a touch of malt. Tastes sweet, bitter, malty and a dry bitter. Good stuff.

2.9
RxForHealth (180) - - OCT 19, 2012
750mL bottle. Pours amber. Rich and spicy. Tastes strong. Enjoyed but would not buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle. Pretty hazy copper pour, delicate tan head. Yeasty, grassy aroma. A litte brown sugar, floral and alcohol. Medium and sticky, it’s not complex. Sweet with a litte boozy, slightly bitter finish. Pleasant but not a ton of character.

3.6
jookos (6821) - FINLAND - OCT 17, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2012 Rerate: From bottle now, previous was draught. The candi and yeast is there, but I didn’t react to the nuttyness I’m finding now. Must have been part of the oak I was rambling about.

A very dark, musty trappist. Hazelnuts along with the usual candi, yeast. Some vanilla.
original rating: (7.4.7.3.12=3,3) Amber belge with oak woody notes. Candi, belge yeast. The works. Not as smooth as a double, more like a quad wo the body. Ok, but not my fav.

-- bb/h

2.8
Listigovers (1174) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - 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.

3.9
reebtogi (6277) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
750ml corked bottle pours a pale amber color with a 2 finger off-white head that retains well and leaves some very nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits with some yeast and earthy notes. Taste is a mild raisiny sweetness with some yeast and an earthy hop bitterness with a dry finish. Medium bodied with abundant carbonation leaving a pleasant tingle on the palate. A very well done Belgian ale which is highly recommended to try.

3.4
Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Aroma is not strong but overall sweet and yeasty. Pours a coudy deep copper with a non-sustaining white head and minimal lacing. Taste is slightly sweet, with hints of bananas and spice. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, very subtle and smooth. Wild drink again.

3.6
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Poured into a snifter. A cryptic "13:04" and "K04H11" are printed on the label. 4.0 A: Well hazed orange amber color. Two and a half fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is decent and a moderate sized ring of lacing is left behind. 4.0 S: Really earthy and "dirty." Grassy with rainwater and mud. Alas, but this is also quite fruity and spicy. Tons of apple, some peach, and maybe some currants. Spiciness comes in clove foremost with some pepper underneath. 4.0 T: Again earthy, dirt, fruity, and spicy. Apple is the most prominent flavor, then clove, then mountain stream. Hay, pepper, dirt, peach, currants, and paw paw after that. 4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation that is pleasantly spritzy. Moderate creaminess. 4.0 D: Tasty, well rounded beer. No complaints. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-24-2012 01:22:55

3.6
chris__hartley (445) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
It pours the colour of tree-resin; the head is off-white and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: coriander, black-pepper, lemon-zest, fennel, grass, and light floral. The taste is medium sweet that finishes highly spiced; there are notes of: alcohol, raisins, black-pepper, anise, coriander, lemon-grass, grapefruit, faint cracker, and blossom finish. The palate is full-bodied, creamy, medium carbon, and a long light-bitter finish. Overall, I suppose you could say that I’ve fallen again for the same La Trappe.


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