La Trappe Isid'or - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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3.88/5 rDev -2.8%
from my notes;
Poured from bottle into a La Trappe goblet.
A: Warm clear honey orange glow. Thin bubbly white head that fades fast almost no lace.
S: Sweet white grape and apples, yeast
T: Pear and apple with sweet grapes and bread. Tart and sweet but nothing overpowering
M: Very smooth light carbonation. The finish is a nice tart and rather dry
O: Very good overall, love the tart finish and huge sweet fruits
02-10-2012 22:25:08 | More by muskiesman
3.73/5 rDev -6.5%
Pours a warm amber colour, a little dark. A smallish white head dissipates at a moderate pace to a good sized film.
Smell is quite bready, along with some fruit (grapes, apple), some spice and some yeast. Has some similarities to apple cider. Reminiscent of La Trappe's tripel, which I suppose is not a surprise. A bit unusual compared to most abbey style pale ales.
Taste is similar to the nose. Bready, lots of apple flavour. The apple cider comparison is even more pronounced, almost leaning toward apple juice. Alcohol is more noticeable than expected for a 7.5% brew.
Moderate carbonation, medium body. A bit chewy. Not bad.
Overall, sort of an unusual beer. The apple flavour really sticks out. I could see some people being really into this beer. I like it, but it is not something I would be in the mood for all that often.
02-09-2012 03:10:52 | More by jrenihan
3.95/5 rDev -1%
A: Poured into a La Trappe goblet, gives a nice bubbly white head that fades quickly. A ring and a lily-pad chill out for the rest of the ride. This is a nice sunset orange-gold with no haze.
S: First reaction is that of sweet apple cider and Belgian yeast. As it warms, this gives way to some dark fruit and phenol alcohol.
T: Tons of esters and phenol alcohol, followed by smooth caramel toffee, overripe banana, mild clove and plum, and finishes with a bit of dry acidic tartness in the back corners of my mouth. The aftertaste leaves behind plenty of clove and pepper spice.
M: Very heavy for the style, this is fairly smooth and sticky with below average carbonation for a BPA, and in fact more reminiscent of a Quad. Finishes slightly tart and bitter, coating the mouth for quite some time.
O: Very nice Belgian style beer, though I can't help but think this is misclassified. It reminds me of a slightly toned down La Trappe Quad, which I guess makes sense. Is that what this is supposed to be? More drinkable due to lower abv, and I could drink a couple of these in a sitting.
02-05-2012 02:41:10 | More by doucmehu
3.75/5 rDev -6%
Poured from a bottle 300 ml.
Pours a light amber colour beer, with a white-brownish soapy head. Lots of bubbles and all of them around he glass's walls, none in the middle.. Fruity smell,taste is good but high alcohol is very noticeable.
Overall quite good.
02-03-2012 21:34:23 | More by Douberd
3.55/5 rDev -11%
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.
01-31-2012 21:18:51 | More by TheBrewo
4/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
01-19-2012 04:10:28 | More by horshack7
4.2/5 rDev +5.3%
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.
01-18-2012 19:47:04 | More by rinhaak
4.1/5 rDev +2.8%
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
01-07-2012 00:56:36 | More by StonedTrippin
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
La Trappe Isid'or from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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