La Trappe Isid’or Oak Aged Trappist Ale - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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La Trappe Isid’or Oak Aged Trappist AleLa Trappe Isid’or Oak Aged Trappist Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rvdoorn on 06-04-2011)
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3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a three-finger cream/beige head that fades slowly to a ring leaving no lace. Hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Malty nose. Flavor is malty dark fruit and wood. Slightly dry finish. $4.80 for a 330ml bottle from a Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, ME.

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4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

La Trappe Isid'or Oak-aged Trappist Ale. 12.7 % fluid ounces. 7.5% ABV.

The first barrel-aged La Trappe brew was so expensive I steered clear of it. One I tasted it, I regretted that mistake and bought this bottle the very same day, similarly expensive. Sorry, but I forgot how much. Somewhere between $12 and $15. So, here's a regular Belgian-style pale ale from the Netherlands from an oak barrel. Let;s get to it. It's been sitting in my DBF (dedicated beer fridge) for about 3 months, and tonight's the night to tackle it.

Appearance: Deep, dark burgundy coloration, very slim, soon gone head.

Aroma: leaps right out at you, screaming …what? wine? bourbon? cognac? what barrel is involved here. It does not say. And I haven't even brought it up to my nose, I've only sat erect in my chair, with the aroma leaping out from the glass. Let's go in…whiskey? brandy? I just can't nail it. There was definitely something in those barrels, because I'm not just getting oak, plenty of richness, fruit, and booze oozing out of the nose. Grapes, berries, leather, plum, dates…tobacco, brandy, …yes.

Taste: the barrel's work greets the tongue faster than the base ale does. Lots of oak-y, barrel-y, I'm still not sure, but feeling very brandy/cognac-y like goodness. Very deep stuff, and deliriously delicious. The base beer is mild and lovely enough to buoy any barrel-ation. Plenty of dark fruit flavors mash up against plenty of booze . A brilliant blend.

Let's read the label a minute: "La Trappe Isid'or was specially brewed to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Beerbrewery de Koningshoeven and was named after Brother Isidorus the first brewer of the O.L.V. Koningshoeven Abbey. The first brew of this ceremonial brew was aged in oak barrels. This aging ensures the balanced and rich taste of this unique, exclusive Isid'or Oak Aged."

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3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at GRG1313’s tasting.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, fruit, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with fruit and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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

A-deep ruby orange not much carbonation one finger head

S- oak clove grapes and wine grass orange

T-mild oak darker fruits, slight grapes, tad lemon something is slightly off though

M-lighter in body not much carbonation almost flat

O-Although this beer can be aged it does not seem to be holding up well, lack of carbonation and flavors that do not completely go together.

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3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12.7 oz bottle corked.

Appearance poured reddish copper brown with light foam head that dissipated rapidly

Smell chocolate milk and mint dominate early on followed by alcohol, oranges and raisens

Taste. Strong alcohol taste, fruits and hints of oak

Mouthful

Smooth medium body

Overall
As far as pale ales go, not as rounded or tasty as Duvel, Orval, or Westvleteren Blonde.
Pretty expensive, wouldn't buy again.

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2.24/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Poured into a LaTrappe chalice on 1/13/13

The appearance is a murky copper and rust with a decent amount of fizzy bubbles filling about 1/3rd of an inch of space. Head retention is slim, bunching in a slightly thicker island.

Apple pie, damp oak, wood shop dust, baked bread, caramel, biscuit, alcohol, chlorine, spice and fruit overtones are manifest at various stages of the aroma.

I cannot say that this tastes very good. It has a fruit and alcohol presence that is so ripe, in terms of perception, that it is almost tart. Baked, dry bread and caramel linger in the background.

The feel is thin; only a few steps up from watery. This does not make a good vehicle for the flavors as they are. On the plus side, carbonation isn't pointed and is fairly calm.

I'm not terribly impressed with this. Some of the less pleasant qualities are diminished over time, but not enough to save the overall experience.

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3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Soft balanced Belgian ale, cellared for a while, from Oak Tree Liquors. Cloudy yellow coloured body with some retained head. Medium plus smooth mouthfeel, caramel and fruity centre,almost creamy. A good drinkability pale. The oak is there, and it is subtle.

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La Trappe Isid’or Oak Aged Trappist Ale from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
88 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.