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

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89
very good

607 Ratings
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Ratings: 607
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 24
Gots: 67 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Netherlands

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: redmagik99 on 07-09-2009

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Ratings: 607 | Reviews: 263
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4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pouring out this opaquely hazed coppery amber brew creates a huge rush of craggy head and a nasal blast of peaches, bubblegum, pears, plums, brown sugars, flowers, and a touch of spicy yeast. Flavors include all of the elements from the nose with the addition of bready elements and a harder emphasis on the yeasty spice. Long lingering finish. Lighter texture and snappy carbonation. Very well made.

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3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice dark copper color with a fairly thin foamy off white head. Head has pretty solid retention and becomes a really thin layer of bubbles.

S- A very floral aroma. Quite a bit of candied sugar. A bit of tropical fruits as well. A good amount of spice here as well.

T- Pretty sweet overall all. A touch of hops toward the end. A good malt back bone here for sure. Yeast and spice make themselves known.

M- Lighter side of medium in body and a good amount of carbonation too.

O- Not too bad at all. Maybe a touch on the sweet side for my liking.

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3.32/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle served in a snifter.

pours a medium amber / dull orange tone with bright orange highlights; pour was somewhat aggressive but wow, what a head - foamy, billowing 3" at least, slowly fades while leaving patches of lacing. nose is nice, relatively fragrant and offering an appealing assortment of fruit (banana, apple), spice (namely clove), belgian yeast and a touch of herbal hoppiness.

more of the same comes across in the flavor. fruity with strong notes of spice, yeast, and vaguely herbal. medium bodied on the palate with some prickly carbonation.

overall, a very nice belgian pale. full of flavor and pretty nicely balanced. definitely impressed.

(originally reviewed: 11-23-2011)

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4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a Koningshoeven chalice. Stamped 13:10 K08F09.

A: Thin but dense head tops a translucent brownish-amber beer. Pretty enough.

S: Sticky-spicy grapes? Smells like a quad at first whiff. This impression never really departs, as I get lots of molasses, sweet fruit (apple, pear), and dense spiciness. Perhaps slightly grainy from a distance?

T: Intriguing! Initially much like a BSDA in character, the thick fruit and generous spice detected in the nose are very much present here. However, the aftertaste is lighter, grainier, and peppier, leaving one with the impression of a well-made Belgian Pale Ale.

M: Well-carbonated, lightly tingly, and both compelling and refreshing.

O: Great yeast, fruitiness tartness, light finish, heavy body...engaging combination. I'm a fan, and I'd recommend it to those who like beer, Belgian styles especially.

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4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a hazy amber color. Some good tan froth and lace.

(S)- A nice combo of clay-like yeast and banana. The tiniest hint of lemon peel and earth.

(T)- Again, a nice combo of a yeasty clay and banana. Heavier on the earth too.

(M)- A higher carbonation level, but it fits this beer. Earthy and dry. Good mouthfeel without being abrasive.

(D)- A solid belgian. All the right flavors and tidbits to remind me of the style. Well-done.

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3.46/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The first two sips tasted very promising, similar to the La Trappe Quad, rich and full, after another sip I got the sweet/sour/bitter of an Orval, but after a few more sips the taste morphed into a watery syrupy beer.

Maybe you need to drink this beer very very slowly, to let your mouth get enough time to neutralize again...

It is just like eating Ketchup flavored potato chips, the 1st chip has a true ketchup taste, but after a few chips the taste runs flat and you only get a undefined sweet/sour flavor, you could have just as well bought the Bolognese or the Cheese and Onion, in the end they all taste the same.

I don't have this muted flavour sensation with the La Trappe Quad, the Chimay Blue or the Rochefort 10, with every sip of these beers the taste maintains its fullness, no matter how fast I am drinking.

Still the beer is of high quality, smooth and balanced, not likely to ever get a headache of this beer, it is just not special enough for a trappist.

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4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into La Trappe glass. Pours a semi cloudy dark orangeish red, with a creamy white head. The retention is great and the lacing is significant. The aroma features mellow spices characteristic of Belgian yeast. Notes of banana and clove are present along with some candied grapes. The taste is similar to the nose, a bit on the mellow side, very well and delicately balanced. This is very easy drinking and enjoyable. The 7.5% abv is very well hidden. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, the carbonation is moderate. Overall, this brew is very enjoyable. Perhaps it is lacking in bold flavors, but for what it is, it is quite good.

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La Trappe Isid'or from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
89 out of 100 based on 607 ratings.