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RATINGS: 1174   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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3.6
BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, frothy and fizzy off-white head, medium-short retention with fair to good lacing. Aroma is golden raisins, dates, and light fig notes with toast, bread, and caramel malt with faint hops. There is some "cellar" character to the beer, with faint notes of age, oak, and spices (nutmeg). Flavor is caramel, cookie, and toasted malt, fruity and spicy Belgian yeast esters, light oak notes and hop bitterness with a dry, lightly spicy finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
Tide (4565) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 29, 2012
Tap at Kaisla. Red color, small white head. A bit bitter taste with fruits, alcohol, clove. Good trappist.

3.2
zvikar (6575) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 26, 2012
Pours caramel brown hazy with a huge head, aroma of wheat, bubblegum, clove, cheese and plum juice, flavor of plum juice, malt with light acidity, medium bodied

3.7
fobar (241) - Søgne, NORWAY - APR 24, 2012
330ml bottle. Dark and hazy amber body. Aroma and taste of spices, yeast, fruit, and caramel. Medium bodied with low carbonation and a sweet finish.

3.7
ansjelaah (1747) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2012
Gedronken bij La trappe, na de rondleiding, bruin/oranje van kleur, niet helder, beige schuimkraag, zoet, caramel, bitter

3.5
DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2012
750ml bottle, shared with cousins. They seemed to enjoy it. Orange-amber color, active-looking carbonation. Off-white head that fades to minimal. Yeast on the bottom of the bottle. Soft carbonation. Dry, smooth texture. Nice, darker fruity aroma. Some raisin, caramel malt. Light sweet taste, light bitter. Well-done ale.

3.1
HopfenWeisse (1558) - - APR 16, 2012
330ml bottle from Bierzwerg. Amber colour with nice to 2 finger head. Aroma is sweet. Flavour is yeast, sour/bitter finish.

3.7
ogivlado (8316) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 16, 2012
Bottled 330ml. -from Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Deep orange/amber coloured, medium to big sized creamy pale beige head, mild yeasty nose. Fruity, yeasty, light caramel and moderate alcoholic with notes of fruits. Mild spicy finish. Pleasant one.

3.9
BlackHaddock (7956) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
1st had this beer in De Bierboom (Brugge) and bought this 33cl bottle (Euro 1.60) to review at home. Best before 09-2013 and poured into a Westmalle chalice on a quiet Saturday night in (4th June 2011). . Looks the part, mini haze in the hazel-nut reddy/brown body, a thin but complete off-white foaming head sat on top. Bubbles rising to the surface throughout the tasting. The head also prouced some good heavy lacing. Toffee in the nose, and the sweeter end of the malt table, no burnt or toasted bread or chocolate, just a pleasant toffee aroma. The taste is a lovely blend of toffee flavours and understated hops, which give the beer a slight bitterness towards the end of the mouthfeel. The alcohol contend is well hidden and this is so easy to drink you could forget it has an ABV of 7.5%.

3.3
tgncc (3144) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 10, 2012
At the Atlantic City Beer Fest. The aroma is pepper, caramel. The flavor is the same. Medium in body. Pepper on the palate at the finish. Hazy amber in appearance. Drinkable.


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