La Trappe Isid'or - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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Reviews by Cozzatoad:
3.53/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had it on-tap at a local pub
A- Orange/Amber, a bit cloudy. Small head, decent retention and nice lacing
S- Pleasantly fruity (apple, citrus, maybe pear) with perceptible yeast, but maybe too clearly alcoholic
T- After such a fruity aroma you would expect the taste to be the same and in fact there is apple, with some spiciness from the esters; but sure this is not actually rmainly fruit: malt is dominant, and tends to cover up the fruit flavours; overall the flavour is always the same. The end is more hoppy and cleans the mouth
M- Not much to be said. Decent carbonation, medium body, goes down easy but has nothing worth remembering
D- An easy drink but alcohol is too much detectable in my opinion. There's also a slight metallic aftertaste
Quite an average beer to be honest, no huge flaws but nothing worth praises
Serving type: on-tap
03-02-2011 16:35:02 | More by Cozzatoad
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United Kingdom (England)
3.4/5 rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2014. Purchased from a Belgian supermarket while on a trip quite a while back. The label states that this beer was brewed to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the brewery and is named after brother Isidorus, the first brewer.
Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A deep coppery-amber hue with faint haze and good carbonation. Yields a decent head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a thin surface layer. Aroma of caramel malt with hints of sherry, oxidation, fruity yeast esters, mild brown sugar, a twinge of marzipan and faint stewed leaves. Slightly vinous in character. OK but probably a bit old.
Tastes of caramel malt with a sweet oxidised character and a lingering finish. Notes of fruity yeast esters, subtle apricot, mild sherry, a hint of marzipan, light brown sugar, caramel, faint earthiness and stewed leaves. A twinge of cardboard in the background, followed by a delicate bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with effervescent carbonation and good body. Faintly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of sweet sherry, caramel and yeast esters.
Not bad, though it's pretty obvious that I've held onto this bottle for too long. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are reminiscent of fruity yeast notes and sherry. Somewhat oxidised and with little bitterness. Body is OK. Goes down alright, but I reckon this is overly oxidised and not as the brewer intended. I may re-review in the future if I have the chance. Worth sampling if you come across it.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2014 22:30:38 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.74/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
750 ml. corked bottle. Pours an amber orange colour, with a small head that does not take much time to fade, but leaves a good lace and and a tiny layer on the surface. Smell of caramel, plums, raisins, cloves, apple and sugar. Medium carbonation, medium body, crispy texture. Tasteof caramel, oranges, sugar, plums, raisins, sugar and some spices.
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2014 13:41:13 | More by janubio
4.1/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
330 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 3/5/2013. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange copper color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of golden raisin, plum, pear, apple, light banana, clove, toast, brown bread, candi sugar, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of golden raisin, plum, pear, apple, light banana, clove, caramel, toast, brown bread, candi sugar, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy clove spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of golden raisin, plum, pear, apple, clove, caramel, toast, brown bread, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast and bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian amber ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2014 21:34:13 | More by superspak
La Trappe Isid'or from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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