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

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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
Ratings:
745
Reviews:
291
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
9.55%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
121
For Trade:
2
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Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DylanBrkhff
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of igl
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmg480
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KensWorld
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of REDAMI
4.14/5  rDev +4%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Houborg1
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of -chii-
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JakeScully
4.71/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of madakassal
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DenisKolkin
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
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 +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Heeenrik
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DannyBaldoni
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmacjam
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz bottle with a splendid La Trappe label. Poured into a stemmed Belgian tulip.

A - amber color with hints of orange when held in the light. Nice held on the pour leaving a beautiful Trappist ale.

S - banana notes paired with caramel malt and a fine yeast fill the nose before notes of slightly sweet dark fruit with a mild Belgian spice brings together a very solid aroma.

T - sweet and soft malt notes of caramel and light bread. Highlighted yeast funk adds some complexity to the dark fruit flavors.

M - medium bodied and smooth texture. Not as thick and coating as bigger Trappist ales, but this is a damn fine liquid. Drinkable and delicious.

O - I enjoyed this La Trappe offering and it's nice to see trappist 'table beers' making it into bottles and distributed to the U.S. My adventures to Belgium have always been filled with world class table ales. Now I can have one at home. I'm not sure this is light enough to be a Belgian Pale ale, but this is one to savor nonetheless.

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Photo of Premo88
4.52/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle poured into snifter

L: murky dark orange (it's clear but I decanted a bit too much sediment); topped by thick 1/2-inch head of beige/tan foam; keeps a thick beige collar; orange color has lots of amber, lots of brown; no major sticking or lacing

S: sweet darker fruits, dusty yeast underneath; the dust is almost musty like an old wooden home, but it's a light note; hot cherry pie ... the malt is adding some pie crust

T: follows the nose with dusty/fruity plums, dates, plenty of sweetness, but it's a bit more earthy than the nose; black pepper ... tastes like a spicy hop bite -- it opens at the front of each sip but starts sliding into the aftertaste, playing back and forth with the sugary sweet dark fruit flavors

F: perfect ... what a great Belgian ale is all about, big carbonation, solid midweight brew, very filling

O: fantastic brew ... tastes more like a dubbel/quadrupel than the average Belgian strong pale, but it still has a hint of that earthy/yeasty note often in the Belgian strongs, making it a bit of a hybrid; the peppery hop bite works very well and spices up the sweeter flavors; I might like this better than La Trappe's abbey ales, it's that good

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Photo of Freepack88
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thick cloudy dark amber color with lots of activity. Frothy beige 3-4 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with mediocre legs. Flavors of apples, toffee, berries, floral banana yeast, dark grains, herbal spices. Pleasant sweet fruity feel with sharp yeast bitterness. Oily smooth almost full body with prickly carbonation. Medium to strong strength finish, with a soft lingering thick dark malty, caramel yeast, leafy herbal feel. Slightly leathery and earthy. Nice intensity, accessible. Very tasty and good balance. Refreshing yet warming, perfect for spring and autumn. Overall excellent quality craft.

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

Photo of dsshuck
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hartsells01
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

La Trappe Isid'or from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
3.98 out of 5 based on 745 ratings.
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