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

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89
very good

600 Ratings
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Ratings: 600
Reviews: 262
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 22
Gots: 66 | FT: 2
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Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website
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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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
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

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3.18/5  rDev -20.3%
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

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Reagan1984
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
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!

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.21/5  rDev -19.5%
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.

TheBeerAlmanac.com

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of cdrogers
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.

Cheers

Photo of bobhits
2.81/5  rDev -29.6%
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.

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3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of psuKinger
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into my La Trappe chalice. This came with a 4-pack that included the glass, and is my first experience with Isid'or.

A: Bright Orange with a lot of haze. Completely opaque. A nice layer of head on top, with large "pancake like" bubbles towards the middle of my chalice. Nice.

S: Lots and lots of sweet banana bread. Maybe a touch of Lemon, too?

T: Cloves come through in the taste that I didn't pick up in the nose. In fact, more clove than I think is typical for a BPA. Banana comes through underneath and trailing by a second. Somewhere in between the banana and at the close, a bit of lemon-zest can be found. A touch of spicy sourness lingers on the back end.

Some dry, earthy hops shine through on the back end, adding a touch of bitterness, and helping balance this beer out.

M: Light and lively on the tongue, perfectly carbonated, and it "creams up" in the mouth if you allow it to stick around. It leaves plenty of sugary-banana flavors and dry earthy hop flavors behind on the finish.

D/O: I definitely enjoyed this beer. Certainly repeatable.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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La Trappe Isid'or from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
89 out of 100 based on 600 ratings.