La Trappe Isid'or - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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2.73/5 rDev -31.6%
Well my second of a 2 beer sampler I got from la Trappe, so of course served in there very nice looking glass ware.
Like nearly all of the trappest beers this one has a HUGE head, though not as dense and creamy as a quad it looks pretty nice and it leaves enough lacing to give props.
The nose is full of fruity esters but the cloves and spices seem to take charge. This one is on the sweet side it seems.
The flavors suprisinly bring in a good bit of sour fruit to be mixed with strong caramel malts and an impressive amount of spices. Big bold letters here, but this is NOT a sour. It simply from the hops and perhaps yeast gives off a somewhat acidic fruit flavor.
7.5% is felt here but the velvety smooth body seems to make up for it in the mouth feel.
I won’t be looking for this one again, but an interesting beer and imo a different spin on the Belgian Pale Ale than I’ve had before.
12-10-2011 13:25:10 | More by bobhits
3.05/5 rDev -23.6%
Poured into a La Trappe chalice on 11/23/12
Dense and cloudy dark orange with brown hues; nudging toward murky territory. The head hits 1/3rd on an inch before dropping to a soapy layer.
Lots of fruits in the aroma: various apples, pear, banana, pineapple and even a little kiwi. There is also a rich array of yeast spiciness and smoothed grain tones. Clove, pepper. The layers and complexities are impressive.
While the aroma is great, the taste leaves some to be desired. Fruit flavors are blunted, spices diminished and grains more hollow. All in all, the lavishness of the aroma simply isn't to be had here. While the grain seem to puff up more over time, the finish is musty and a bit dirty.
The feel seems pretty much standard fare; on the light side of medium with appropriate carbonation.
This isn't so bad that it isn't worth finishing. In some respects the flavors pulled together later on in the glass. Regardless, this is hardly worth $4.99 a pop.
12-04-2012 05:33:56 | More by Ryan011235
3.13/5 rDev -21.6%
This beer is a strange mixture of styles. It wants to be original -so very much. The result is almost a disaster. It looks like amber, it smells like tripel and tastes like brown plus some extra notes.
Beer must bring fun. This beer tastes like the ugly monk on the label.
S: banana and a touch of apple, hops.
T: what is this? Strong caramel, unbalanced hops, spicy, metallic, tart.
M: medium CO2, no harmony; there is no finish and no real reason to take another nip.
O: this beer 'wants to be a popstar', but it isn't.
09-25-2011 19:22:59 | More by Filosoof
District of Columbia
3.13/5 rDev -21.6%
Draught at Churchkey. Slightly cloudy amber colored with a very thin light tan head and not much lacing. Aroma of caramel and nutmeg. Taste is mostly malts with a subtle background of spice. Body was a bit on the thin side. No noticeable finish. Nice enough, but not very complex.
11-05-2009 04:44:27 | More by Travlr
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
3.2/5 rDev -19.8%
Bottle poured into a goblet
A: Pours a relatively light shade of yellow/orange but settles into a much darker, hazy copper hue. The head isn't prominent, but forms a solid white layer over the liquid.
S: Aroma is very light, almost nonexistent. A touch of spice, a touch of yeast, and a bit of heavy fruit, but it's all incredibly subtle.
T/M: Flavor is equally diminishing. Large bubbles bombard the tongue up front, but there's not a whole lot that follows. Some apricot and yeasty aftertaste make up the majority of the profile with a faint bitterness lingering in the background. The spiciness starts to emerge after a few sips but, again, it's all very subdued.
At 7.5%, it's potent for how light it tastes, but there are better Trappist brews available.
12-20-2011 03:33:12 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
3.28/5 rDev -17.8%
Pours dark amber with a large, fading head.
Nose shows sweet confectionary notes, banana, pear and apple esters alongside caramel.
Flavours are equally sweet but seem a little weak, with just a bit of confectionery and alcohol. Not particularly interesting.
Carbonation is too full on.
06-26-2012 10:18:02 | More by CrazyDavros
3.28/5 rDev -17.8%
deep malty crisp flavor with a nice heavy kick but not heavy on texture. tatse to much like a lager though and abit disapointed expected more beligin like or trippel like tatse but still very good and smooth. it reminded me of batch 19 by coors
overall worth a try and i might buy this again
11-03-2012 18:14:31 | More by chicagoanbeerone
3.28/5 rDev -17.8%
Pours a round gold color which turns amber in the glass. Very generous lingering head coming out of my Chimay chalice on this one.
The smell is powerful even from a distance. The pear others have reported is definitely the predominant scent.
A lot of hard to describe flavors in the taste. Much more of the fruit thing, almost tart in a way. Towards the back a powerful spice and hop bitterness. Complex, an interesting mixture, but I'm not sure it blends all that well.
Nice tingly carbonation yet it really coats the mouth.
Not sure I would have more than one.
12-26-2010 19:57:01 | More by Errto
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
La Trappe Isid'or from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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