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

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89
very good

591 Ratings
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Ratings: 591
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 22
Gots: 62 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: redmagik99 on 07-09-2009)
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy, dark copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, alcohol, slight spice, slight grass, and a hint of floral hops. Fits the style of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight pale malt, slight hops, slight alcohol, and a hint of spice. Overall, decent appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

Photo of nickthegun12
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

light brown, maple in color with a low profile white head, good carbonation
smell is of tropical fruit, typical belgian yeast smell
now heres where its different than other trappist brews ive tasted, light, light, light fresh fruit, maybe melon. the yeast profile is perfect!
mouthfeel is ultra dry, probably one of the driest beers ive ever had the pleasure of tasting
overall hard beer to find, but well worth it!

Photo of IronDjinn
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml brown bottle, caged and corked. Pours out a hazed russet amber hue, tall frothy off-white head that tends to fall fairly quickly but engulfs the glass at first. This one takes a few attempts to pour.

Grainy malt on the nose, pear, green apple peels, slightly sour yeasty twang--a bit of a cidery character.

The malt opens up in the flavour, with some bready, caramel malt up front that also has a touch of a toasty note. Apple and pear skins in the middle, then some citrus kicks in, along with mild yeasty phenols towards the finish. Dry peppery phenols linger on in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light, texture is thin and almost completely gives way to a brisk prickly effervescent carbonation that dominates the character of the mouthfeel.

A bit dry and dominated by brisk carbonation, this BSPA tends to maintain the basic characteristics of any of the other La Trappe ales I've sampled so far. I enjoyed it for what it is, there are really no faults to be found here, yet held up against other offerings of this style it does not really stand out from its peers. To put it bluntly, from my snobby opinion this is a well-crafted ale for the style, but at the same time isn't very memorable either. Chalk it up to an embarrassment of riches when it comes to selection.

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Photo of acevenom
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter glass. The beer pours hazy copper with a thick, biege colored head that dissipates slowly. There are some visible streaming bubbles that can be seen along the side of the glass. Some lacing is left behind on the glass as the head retreats. The beer smells pretty malty with some mild sweetness and fruit, but the aroma is not strong. The flavor is of malt, light toffee, and banana. Some flavors of clove come out as the beer warms. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is dry, but the drinkability is high for a high ABV beer. This is an excellent beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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Photo of Yokoono76
3.34/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: beautiful apricot color, some cloudiness, small head.

S: nothing noticeable, perhaps some malt... Not a lot of odor.

T: notes of apricot and slight malt, and some floral. Fresh malty aftertaste.

M: nice carbonation, compliments the light flavor. Medium body mouth feel.

O: descent beer, flavor is solid, but not heavy. Alcohol is slightly noticeable. I enjoy it, but I would not pay $7 for the 11.2 oz. I would order if on tap for sure. Easy drinking and nice flavored, just not accessible.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a La Trappe chalice. Pours a medium red-orange amber with beautiful one finger fine white head with great retention and massive lacing. A very nice presentation in the La Trappe glass. Aroma of caramel malt, stone fruit, Belgian yeast and spicing; hints of banana and plum. Classic Belgian strong ale flavors, caramel malt, light and dark stone fruit, Belgian yeast, very light clove. Medium creamy body. A bit lighter in taste intensity compared to other Belgian pales, but very pleasant and well made.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Deep brown with an orange tinge, slight cloudiness, fair carbonation, 1 finger beige head.

S: Licorice, dark fruits, prunes, anise, brown sugar, carmelized sugar.

T: Licorice, dark fruits, carmelized sugar, but all in a light, only slightly sweet presentation. Trappist belgian style quality. Balanced. Pleasant.

M: Medium body, medium high carbonation.

O: Nice. Love the bottle which feels like a work of art from a European gallery, and love that its Trappist. Feels like a more watery version of a Rochefort 6. Still love its authenticity and uniquenss. Would go well with spicy puddings, and mild to medium strong cheeses.

La Trappe Isid'or from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
89 out of 100 based on 591 ratings.