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

La Trappe Isid'orLa Trappe Isid'or
BA SCORE
3.99/5
753 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:
#3,991
Reviews:
294
Ratings:
753
pDev:
9.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
124
Trade:
2
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Photo of KarlHvK
4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of JohnTurano
4.65/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Birdlegs
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.35/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lipa
3.67/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Everydayoff
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a chalice.

Hazy brown amber color with thick frothy off-white head with pretty good retention, it gradually dissipates to some eternal bubble film atop along with some lacing ring and patch along the glass-side, high visible carbonation.

Big caramelized malt in a nose, it nicely mingles with chalky yeast, candy sugar, a bit of phenolic spice, floral, herbal, and mildly sweet fruitiness reminding of banana and cherry to wrap everything up together.

The taste starts off with fruity flavor of banana and cherry then malt taken over with notes of caramel and bread as well as candy sugar sweetness. Some spiciness and herbal reveal in the middle while hop bitterness is at the end with a slight bitterness to satisfy the taste buds.

Medium body with smooth mouthfeel from its lively carbonation that is proper to carry all the things well inside the palate, dry finish.

Truly Belgian with its trademark fruity and yeasty character, alcohol is very well hidden, so tasty and pretty easy drinkable Trappist.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DylanBrkhff
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of igl
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmg480
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KensWorld
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of REDAMI
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into Orval chalice.

L - Copper brown with minimal foam.

S - Sweet phenols, banana, apricot, slightly malty

T - Boston brown bread, raisins, slightly bitter aftertaste. Smooth roasted flavor, full fruit, treacle.

F - Thin on the tongue, carbonation is not intrusive.

Not a Belgian Pale Ale! This has all the hallmarks of a Dubbel. It is reminiscent of an Orval.

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Photo of Jodio
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Houborg1
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of -chii-
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Shanex
4.71/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of madakassal
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of taxandbeerguy
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle served cold into a tulip glass. Thanks to my friend Adam for picking this up while he was in Quebec.

Appearance - hazy amber color with a nice finger of off-white head. Plenty of carbonation and good retention. Not much in the way of lacing.

Smell - not a big nose, but caramel and butterscotch dominate with a capital D. Some Belgian style yeastiness, and the nose amplifies in intensity as the beer warms.

Taste - light, yeasty, with lots of caramel and butterscotch. Light and airy flavours too. Some booze makes its way through, but a fine Belgian pale ale.

Mouthfeel - smooth, light bodied, very expressive carbonation. Great feel with a drying palate.

Overall - for a one off celebration beer turned into a regular feature, Isid'Or is one hell of a fine Belgian pale ale. Easy to drink, not too boozy ( but certainly a bottle for sharing), and just plain enjoyable at any time. Great beer in the summer or the winter.

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Photo of Italiano86
4.44/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Heeenrik
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DannyBaldoni
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

La Trappe Isid'or from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 753 ratings
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