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

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530 Ratings
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Ratings: 530
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 20
Gots: 47 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website

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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2/5  rDev -49.9%

02-01-2012 20:02:14 | More by spamages
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3.55/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

We pour a brew the color of a toasted sunset, with browns and oranges mixing together. It holds a half finger tall tannish head showing good retention. The lacing is thick and spotty. Carbonation appears active, and the haze throughout is impenetrable, despite the lack of gross sediment. The aroma opens with bready malts housing cooling notes of vanilla and cream. Esters are huge, with banana and sugary sweet, cooled bread. With warmth comes a stark aroma of permanent markers and phenols, but these become more clovey with time. The yeast is present and is quintessentially Belgian, with must and metallics. As we sip, we begin with souring grain, cooling ester sweetness, and bready caramel malts. The middle moves with lighter, more creamy esters and that metallic yeast. At the peak there is a battle between banana and phenols, bringing us over to the end for a flash of honey sweetness before coiny metallics and malts wash everything else away. The aftertaste breathes with peppery alcohol, estery sweetness, bitter hop balance, grain, and a hint of lemon rind. There is a final breath of tartness, of sauerkraut. The body is fuller and the carbonation is medium. There is a chewy thickness, with great smack and slurp. The mouth is left with a creamy pop, and is fully coated. Ultimately there is a mild astringency and chalkiness. The abv is appropriate and the beer drinks fine.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the unique aroma and taste components. The esters were huge, and contrasted nicely with the synthetic, chemically phenols. This beer is Belgian through and through, but the finish was a bit souring for our liking. It isn’t entirely overpowering, but some persistence of some of the softer flavors would have helped balanced this beer in the end.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 21:18:51 | More by TheBrewo
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-28-2012 14:59:50 | More by JBrew13
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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a tulip is a amber copper with a bright white and thick frothy head.

Aroma: Toffee, banana, faint pear, figs. A very bready sweetness shoots from the malts. Hops are both floral and citrusy but they do carry a nice dryness in the nose.

Taste: Figs, dark ripe fruit, banana, brown bread, with touches of spice and dark sugar. The mouthfeel is crisp but it smooths out well. In the end is a little dryness with minor pear notes.

Notes: A very well rounded beer and a solid amount of sweetness all the way through. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 04:10:28 | More by horshack7
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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

11 oz. bottle poured into a La Trappe goblet.

Pours a clear toffee-orange with a solid one finger head. The head lingers for some time and leaves behind a nice lace.

Loads of banana in the nose with a background of citrus (grapefruit and lemon), and cloves.

A very smooth beer, there is a hint of a sour character in the back of the mouth. Again a lot of banana, though not as much as the nose suggested. There is a good hop balance, biscuit, freshly cut grass, cloves, and a slight metallic flavor round out the profile.

Overall a well made beer that is certainly worth having again. Nice balanced and nothing is overdone. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 19:47:04 | More by rinhaak
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

01-13-2012 19:08:28 | More by bonbini26
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-10-2012 01:29:20 | More by Robje
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-07-2012 04:38:27 | More by Pellinore1
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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this isnt the best la trappe brew, but that said its still superior to many many others in this genre. pours a not fully clear glowing red color with a lovely belgian head into a leffe thick stem goblet. smell is very sweet, malty, and alcoholic. taste is quite tart, and way less sugary than the nose would suggest. a hop crispness washes over the mouth and leaves a delicate fizz on the tongue. belgian yeast notes trickle in and so does the sweetness in the aftertaste. chewing this flavor for awhile now. nice mouthfeel, to be expected in these beers, bright and clean. it aint the quad, but its delicious

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 00:56:36 | More by StonedTrippin
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3.15/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2012 15:27:27 | More by bishopdc0
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-01-2012 04:07:33 | More by DoppleJock
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

12-31-2011 22:18:53 | More by supermeniscus
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

12-29-2011 09:58:05 | More by Alt
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

12-24-2011 01:58:12 | More by jtmcgraw
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

12-23-2011 23:00:48 | More by jophish17
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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Convinced myself to buy the La Trappe gift pack as I needed a new chalice since my Duvel glass broke. Bonus that it contained to Isid’or which I’ve never tried.

Needless to say the beer looks almost like perfection in the glass. Perfect creamy off whiter head with unreal retention sits atop a fairly deep amber colored beer. A sheet of lace clings above the surface of the beer and slowly follows the level of beer down. But it’s always there and some remains at the end.

Aroma of pale malt, cane sugar and some rounded spices. Yeast is present in it’s forms and there is a fruity note here as well.

Ok, great beer. I noticed earlier that the profile says this is limited and only brewed once. Didn’t know that. My God, make this again. The pale malt, fruity flavors and slight sugar are fantastic here. The spice/yeast notes are just below the surface and just fantastic. Straight forward yet fairly complex. On the edge of that rubbery/bubble gum flavor sometimes found in Belgian brews.

Smooth, not creamy... but almost silky.

I’m a little more intrigued hearing this was made once. Still wondering if that’s correct.

Very nice beer!

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 22:33:29 | More by Reagan1984
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-23-2011 06:41:32 | More by plickxt
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

12-22-2011 14:45:23 | More by luistaylor
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3.2/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.


Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 03:33:12 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-19-2011 03:46:39 | More by BoringBunny
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-12-2011 02:01:57 | More by schomber
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

12-11-2011 17:08:12 | More by Twal
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle to La Trapp goblet. Purchased a 4-pack set with the glass. It included two Isid'or and two of the quads.

Appearance is a nice dark-copper, pretty much tea-like in color. It had a darker off-white head and it went from real thick to thin fast.

Smell is slightly fruity / floral, but very subtle. Some earthy hop aroma, but this goes with the others and is subtle.

Taste is quite good but I'm a bit bias because by default I love anything Trappist. :) It's got a very subtle sweetness, probably belgian sugar. It finishes with a little hoppy bite, but very smooth.

Mouthfeel is good with nothing lingering around. The bitterness and slight sweetness do hang for a bit, but go away fast.

Overall I love this one and highly recommend it. This is my first shot at the non-Belgian Trappist from Koning and it's looking good. Got the quad to look at tonight as well.


Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 03:13:00 | More by cdrogers
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2.73/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 13:25:10 | More by bobhits
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3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly cloudy solid orange with a nice white head and is typical for a Belgian and it lingers.

Smells of bready malt, pear, peach, apricot, total Belgian yeast character coming through as well...not much spice though some sugary sweetness comes through. Big aroma.

Tastes of carbonated malt, sugar, with some light hints of fruit that goes into a honey character and ends with a tiny bitterness and a lingering bread character. Some esters from the yeast and some darker fruit flavors come through. Enjoyable flavor that rides too much in the middle of everything.

Light to medium body with high carbonation. Alcohol is noticeable and a bit too much for the rest of the beer.

This is a really nice beer that just doesn't move one way or another for flavor. It is also a bit too alcoholic for the subtle flavors therein. Still, it has that great Belgian yeast character...easy enough to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 19:55:21 | More by TenHornsProud
La Trappe Isid'or from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
89 out of 100 based on 530 ratings.