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:
747
Reviews:
291
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
9.55%
 
 
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36
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4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
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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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a La Trappe Goblet. Purchased in Wakefield, RI in a gift set.

A- Pour a slightly hazy amber body with a 2" white head that leaves uniform lacing.

S- Cloves, belgian spices, wheat, unripe bananas, bubblegum, tropical fruits.

T- Belgian spices, clove and coriander upfront, ends smooth and tropical with cotton candy, candied sugar, and maple notes.

M- Light, smooth and creamy with medium carbonation.

This brew has surpassed a lot of the Belgians that I have tried in the past. It's super complex, tasty, and the flavors really mesh to create a balanced and complex brew.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-dark amber with a thick light tan head. Much, much darker than I had expected.

S-smells like pale belgian malts with a certain tropical fruityness and a aged herbs, similar to a strong IPA past its due. quite complex, but not necessarily a good complex.

T-comes in with an amazing taste of pale belgian spices and herbs and grains, it tastes somewhere in between a Belgian IPA and BSPA though there is no bitterness here, It's an amazingly clean taste with just a small amount of rawness. it is so crisp and wonderful. great matching after-taste.

M-medium carbonation with a good, dry finish

O-I don't know exactly what I would call this style, but it is Belgian, and it is amazing. It is such a wonderful flavor. Fairly complex. I could drink a lot of this. It is so tasty! I recommend this for anyone who likes Belgians!

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La Trappe Isid'or from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
3.98 out of 5 based on 747 ratings.
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