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RATINGS: 1116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GTAEgeek (2050) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2011
750 mL bottle aged for 15 months. Pours hazy orange with a medium white head. The aroma is tangerines, corriander, cloves, and heavy,dark bread yeast. The flavor is very sweet and a slight bitterness in the finish. The palate is heavy, smooth and clean. Overall, this is an excellent beer, made very mellow and smooth with age. The flavor is complex and pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (4319) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Not the best contribution from La Trappe. Pours dark red with an amazing head but a surprisingly mild aroma. In the face of La Trappe’s other beers, the uniqueness of this beer’s dark fruit taste doesn’t compare.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
marcot (770) - Campomorone, ITALY - OCT 10, 2011
Classica birra che vuole essere complessa e invece è "trappista" solo nel marchio. Bah

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3932) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2011
75cl traded bottle somewhere in the neighborhood of a year old. Pretty classic appearance and aroma although the latter trended towards something like a quad. Taste was nice too; sweeter malt and maybe a little boozey for "only" 7.5ABV. Fine.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MotherBrother (934) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2011
Pour Deeb amber, with a big fomay white head. A bit bitter, or bitter-sweet. Aroma of sour fruits. Not my cop of tea, so to speak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Hark! What flavor doth impart upon thine palate?! It is this BPA and my tongue is ablaze with delight! Goes daggum good with these buffalo wings! This brew had my senses on overload! Abundant in scent and abundant in flavor, this brew was quite the excitement from start to finish! As the brew warmed up those flavors and scents became much more robust and I found that as it continued to warm that brew just got better and better! Definitely a quality brew to have a good stock of on-hand!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle, pours a dark brown, a bit clear, the smell is earthy the taste is of lots of dark fruits and a bit yeasty, overall good offering

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5774) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2011
33cl bottle - gusher - pours a turbid purplish red - thick, frothy, lasting head - musty, dusty, earthy aroma, with notes of doughy yeast, Christmas cookies, plum, fig, bread pudding/treacle, cinnamon - soft carbonation, somewhat creamy in the mouth - flavor is sweet, but not nearly as much as the aroma suggests - notes of raisin and plum, a bit of toffee - moderate spiciness - mild earthiness, cobweb, oxidation - finish sweetens up a bit more, but the pronounced character in the finish is an almost peppery spiciness - I like it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2011
drfat at Blue Monk. Toffee/caramel colored pour. Rich maltiness & toffee are the dominant factors in the aroma. Light nuttiness, lots of toffee richness, raisiny notes. Very flavorful, surprised at the average ratings

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
On tap at the abbey cafe during last week’s trip to Belgium. Reviewed from notes. Served in a La Trappe chalice. Pours an amber-caramel color with a great white head and plenty of lacing. The nose brings light fruit and some caramel. A bit of bread crust. The flavor adds in a fair amount of fruit. The mouthfeel is full and chewy with a bit of alcohol and light bitterness. Nothing spectacular.

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