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

La Trappe Isid'orLa Trappe Isid'or
BA SCORE
81.6%
Liked This Beer
3.99 w/ 750 ratings
La Trappe Isid'orLa Trappe Isid'or
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Netherlands
latrappe.nl

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named after brother Isidorus, Koningshoeven Abbey’s first brewer. Brewed to mark the occasion of the Trappist brewery’s 125th anniversary in 2009, Isid’or was so well received that it earned itself a permanent place in La Trappe’s line-up. Unfiltered, slightly sweet amber ale with a hint of caramel, which continues to ferment after bottling and has a rich, slightly bitter flavour, and a fruity aftertaste.

Added by redmagik99 on 07-09-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,944
Reviews:
292
Ratings:
750
Liked:
612
Avg:
3.99/5
pDev:
9.52%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
124
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 750 |  Reviews: 292
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2/5  rDev -49.9%

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2/5  rDev -49.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

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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2.88/5  rDev -27.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3.04/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

-earthy and leathery on the front
-grainy
-strong floral hoppyness
-Faint honey,caramel and Banana
-Hoppy and slightly malty finish

I found this fairly boring

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Photo of Ryan011235
3.13/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a La Trappe chalice on 11/23/12

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Dense and cloudy dark orange with brown hues; nudging toward murky territory. The head hits 1/3rd on an inch before dropping to a soapy layer.

Lots of fruits in the aroma: various apples, pear, banana, pineapple and even a little kiwi. There is also a rich array of yeast spiciness and smoothed grain tones. Clove, pepper. The layers and complexities are impressive.

While the aroma is great, the taste leaves some to be desired. Fruit flavors are blunted, spices diminished and grains more hollow. All in all, the lavishness of the aroma simply isn't to be had here. While the grain seem to puff up more over time, the finish is musty and a bit dirty.

The feel seems pretty much standard fare; on the light side of medium with appropriate carbonation.

This isn't so bad that it isn't worth finishing. In some respects the flavors pulled together later on in the glass. Regardless, this is hardly worth $4.99 a pop.

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3.15/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This beer is a strange mixture of styles. It wants to be original -so very much. The result is almost a disaster. It looks like amber, it smells like tripel and tastes like brown plus some extra notes.

Beer must bring fun. This beer tastes like the ugly monk on the label.

L: amber/rose/trouble;
S: banana and a touch of apple, hops.
T: what is this? Strong caramel, unbalanced hops, spicy, metallic, tart.
M: medium CO2, no harmony; there is no finish and no real reason to take another nip.
O: this beer 'wants to be a popstar', but it isn't.

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3.15/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draught at Churchkey. Slightly cloudy amber colored with a very thin light tan head and not much lacing. Aroma of caramel and nutmeg. Taste is mostly malts with a subtle background of spice. Body was a bit on the thin side. No noticeable finish. Nice enough, but not very complex.

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Photo of bishopdc0
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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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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3.23/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

deep malty crisp flavor with a nice heavy kick but not heavy on texture. tatse to much like a lager though and abit disapointed expected more beligin like or trippel like tatse but still very good and smooth. it reminded me of batch 19 by coors
overall worth a try and i might buy this again

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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Beer rating: 81.6% out of 100 with 750 ratings
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