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La Trappe Isid'or - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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89
very good

546 Ratings
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Ratings: 546
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 20
Gots: 54 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: redmagik99 on 07-09-2009)
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

09-26-2012 04:12:37 | More by ThinkAgain
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oberon

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -7.3%

Poured into a large tulip glass a hazed lighter amber shade with some burnt orange tinge to it,a large fluffy white crown atop that left broken chunks of lace behind as it settled slowly.Bubble gum was the main thing I got in the nose,a bit of phenolic spice as well.Flavors are decent but one dimensional in the medicinal hop,and bubble gum notes,there is a some caramel malt and pear-like flavors that come in but they dont compete with the medicinal qualities.Its a good beer (not worth $11.99)but not great,someone who like Belgian hops and phenols would be more inclined to like this beer.

02-24-2010 22:22:13 | More by oberon
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

10-08-2012 13:49:18 | More by beerhunter13
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-04-2013 00:01:50 | More by tbryan5
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dcurrin

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-04-2011 23:03:43 | More by dcurrin
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-19-2013 23:42:55 | More by FadetoBock
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bishopdc0

Maine

3.15/5  rDev -21.1%

My wife ordered this beer. Served in a la trapped glasses at Novare Res and split it with my wife. The beer is red and cloudy with thin whisper of lace

Big malt crystal pale and toasted malts a little different then the sour I ordered. A nice complex malt through

The mouth is smooth and the carbonation is subtle but good for the style. The malt taste is up front and isn't sweet but very malty. The malt reveals a grainy taste the lingers.

Not my type of beer but not bad

01-03-2012 15:27:27 | More by bishopdc0
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

02-07-2012 02:37:30 | More by TimoP
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-16-2014 16:19:01 | More by Doomcifer
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petewheeler

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-15-2014 21:52:28 | More by petewheeler
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Billolick

New York

4.22/5  rDev +5.8%

Belgian style bomber, caged and corked, $10.99 @ DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY. Happy 125th birthday Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V., this one pours cloudy light brown/orangy amber, the lighter tan head is initially fluffy and about 3/4 inch in height, slowly the fade begins, very slowly, the head remains frothy and puffy, leaving a thick film, an ample collar and elongated bands of thick, sticky lace. Orangy, fruity nose with minty bubblegum also shining through. Fairly complex Belgian, with notes of more minty bubblegum, plenty of fruit, sweet malts and Belgian spice. On the sweet side of the street, tasty and warming none the less. Nice offering from the monks of La Trappe.

12-17-2009 02:16:18 | More by Billolick
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

11-09-2012 03:33:27 | More by Guinnsslvr
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

I picked this up on a recent trip to Austin. 11.2 ounce bottle poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

The beer pours a nice orange color with a white head. The aroma is strong Belgian yeast with some fruit, wheat and bubblegum. Very nice smelling. The flavor is very similar with the bubblegum and fruit being fairly strong. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

04-02-2010 21:20:32 | More by Mora2000
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BeerDrinkingDiver

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

08-28-2014 00:34:57 | More by BeerDrinkingDiver
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ant1

France

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-12-2014 20:20:06 | More by ant1
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Marius

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

09-01-2012 11:14:25 | More by Marius
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magictrokini

California

4.13/5  rDev +3.5%

Okay, maybe its the geek I try to suppress, but I was very excited to try this beer, mostly because it just sounded old and important. I was not disappointed. Poured a hazy orange-gold with a short, creamy white head. Some lacing in the tulip glass. Dank, fruity aroma reminiscent of a trippel. Apples, pears, clove, spice, and sweet yeast. Direct is not always bad. Lively mouthfeel adds to the taste. Long finish. Very, very nice flavor. Smooth, spiced fruit and pale malt character draws you in. Mostly sweeter spices, but a touch of white pepper. Plays well with the white apple and tangy fruit. Warming finish. A great long-sipper that makes you sad when the bottle is empty.

11-20-2009 19:07:00 | More by magictrokini
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.33/5  rDev -16.5%

750ml corked & caged bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a nice deep cloudy golden color with a small white head and just a bit of light white hea thaw thin but stays.

Taste is nice and dry very smooth and crisp. Really sharp an tasty and easy to drink worth trying.

03-19-2010 22:09:12 | More by kingcrowing
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.4/5  rDev -14.8%

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.

06-24-2014 22:30:38 | More by jazzyjeff13
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Libationguy

Nevada

4.2/5  rDev +5.3%

Reddish-light brown in color with orange hues. Off-white two finger head with medium retention.

Rich, warm aromas of molasses, dark brown sugar, ginger bread cookies, christmas pudding and pumpernickel bread. Brett actually dries the sweet tones out slightly.

The richness continues on the palate with caramel, molasses, black bread, gingersnaps, wet animal fur and orange marmalade. Black fruit notes and allspice on the finish.

Medium+ body with a rich mouthfeel. Full bitterness on the mid-palate and finish balance the richness in the beer. Nice, long finish.

07-25-2013 05:56:44 | More by Libationguy
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whoneeds8

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -9.8%

Poured into a Koningshaeven chalice a opaque burnt orange almost brown with a one finger head. The scent has strong raisin and grapefruit notes. The alcohol scent is actually detected in the scent. The taste is rather bready with some rasin flavors mixed in. Not much of a hop bitterness that I can tell. Overall, this is an ok Belgian, but I wouldn't really call it a pale ale.

08-29-2010 01:09:21 | More by whoneeds8
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -5.3%

Appears an amber semid clouded crust of bread like hue...with a nice off white cream colored head. Fine Belgian style lacing coats the sides of the glass. Aroma contains toasted caramel malted barly with cherry/raisin/apple fruitiness going on. Hints of Belgian yesat spiciness blends in as well to form a unique BPA experience from the Netherlands lone Trappist brewery. Flavors slightly bitter roasted malts caramelized sugars flow with a fruity spicy mix of flavors. Caramelized apple/raisins with a slightly nutty spiced edge from the yeast. Effervescent carbonation kicks the medium bodied ale across the palate nicely. Overall this is a decent beer made for sipping on, glad I grabbed a gift pack with two bottles of Isid'or and Quad with an official glass.

12-04-2010 21:11:31 | More by WVbeergeek
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kwkdmk

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-25-2013 00:17:46 | More by kwkdmk
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Keegan

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

03-20-2013 17:19:25 | More by Keegan
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glid02

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +2.8%

Had on-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a hazy brownish-gold color with a one-finger slightly off-white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of ripe pears and sweet malts with hints of spices - brown sugar mostly.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Ripe light fruits - pears with light hints of bananas - with smooth brown sugar flavors. The ending is crisp with a mild bitterness leaving hints of green apples lingering on the palate.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a solid thickness with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could easily have another.

Overall this is a solid beer on the darker side of Belgian Pales. Easy-drinking and worth a shot.

10-12-2009 02:29:05 | More by glid02
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La Trappe Isid'or from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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