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

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3.99/5
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760 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:
#4,267
Reviews:
297
Ratings:
760
pDev:
9.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 760 |  Reviews: 297
Photo of EvanWilliams
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of archero
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of gcamparone
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
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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Photo of DmanGTR
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of dvanhandel
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy dark amber color with beige head. Aroma Belgian sugar and yeast esters with fruity bubblegum notes. Taste follows with fruity yeast and bubblegum, candi sugar, on the sweet side overall but not cloying. Medium body, medium plus carbonation. A legit Belgian ale.

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Photo of AdamBear
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
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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Photo of unclekeith
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of safaricook
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of bacasnax
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of dav
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of bonkers
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured from a bottle into a tulip, hazy golden pour, very fizzy on the pour. It settles down, slight head, no lacing. Lots of phenols on the nose. The flavor is overpowered by the phenols, some alcohol, lingering alcohol on finish. The body is medium, light carbonation. IMO an underwhelming beer, pales in comparison to other belgians.

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Photo of DougT
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - very hazy swampy red-brown, unrelenting tower of tan head as per usual with strong Belgian ales
S - big phenol aromas of grape cough syrup, plumb, some caramel, not much of the 'pale ale' aspects making it though the nose though
T - prominent phenol flavours similar to the nose, pear and plumb, light leafy and metallic hop notes peak through towards the finish
M - medium body and very creamy, coats the mouth briefly then dryness builds through the finish, bit of a mineral feel left
O - a tasty Belgian ale, the pale ale aspects are a little subdued for my liking but a solid brew none the less that I am glad I came across

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of sfprint
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Very dark amber/brown, quickly dissipating head, hazy.
S: plum, apricot, almost like a preserve, not particularly sweet, winter spices
T: very good but dense and intense. winter spices, slightly sour.
M: slightly astringent, moderate carbonation
O: Pretty good strong ale.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Pegasus
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber body with a profuse amount of suspended particulates. The head presents as off-white4, dense, and retains well. The lacing is thick and sticky and in the Belgian form.

Aroma: Lots of sweet, vinous alcohol, caramel, bitter apple, dark fruit,nd some grassy, herbal notes.

Taste: Opens with caramel, followed by floral and herbal hops, spicy alcohol, pepper, and then ripe bananas, and bitter apple rind. Later in the taste, earthy and grassy notes appear. Finishes with a lingering mild herbal bitterness, and spicy alcohol.

Mouth feel: Smooth, fairly soft, pleasant, with zesty carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: This beer seems an ideal selection for Autumn, with its complex and rustic notes. This being said, today is the Winter Solstice, but here in Texas, it seems like a Fall day.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom 335 ml brown glass long-neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in an over-sized wine glass. (Signature La Trappe glass).

Appearance: A semi-hazy amber, light bubbles on the body. Head is off-white settles with even lacing maybe 1/4" from the initial pour.

Smell: A hearty banana peel scent, deep fruit and yeast makes it beyond worthwhile. In the end you really inhale this brew.

Taste: Strong yeast, and lightly sweet. It is a complex feel that you will fall in lust with. It has a (rye) sour bread feel that i will say this best complimented with one of your favorite meats.

Mouth: Medium and it comes off maybe a notch light. I wish it was more sticking that's all.

Overall: Really really good brew, the worst part about it is finishing it. I will definitely another when I see it again. Salud!

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

La Trappe Isid'or from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 760 ratings
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