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:
750
Reviews:
292
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
9.55%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
123
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 750 |  Reviews: 292
Photo of Gkruszewski
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wfurtado
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of imbibehour
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A nice controlled rocky, and deep white vanilla head forms, solid three fingers with thick soapy fine retention. It sits on a very amber body,almost red but more of a light chestnut brown with excellent orange highlights. Pinches of light yellow bubbled carbonation crawl up along the sides, a real nice classic looker.

Excellent aroma. Spicy phenols of mild clove and nutmeg quality. Small hinting caramel, and nice classic candi sugar that gets into plum and a sort of buttery raisin character. Light sensations of fruit cake as well, very good sense of dryness and just a touch of warmth. Real nice bouquet.

Palate takes a bit more of a simpler turn than expected. Light bodied but easily supportive malts and a very crisp and dry almost saison like character. Effervescent slightly finish, hints of apple, banana, and raisin in the mid palate but washes quite fast and quickly on the aftertaste.

Pretty solid but the impression from the aroma is that a much more impressive beer is coming and it just turns out rather solid instead.

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of collk22
3.38/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
7.5% ABV

A - Impossible to pour without sediment (despite the fact the beer has been undisturbed for months), gobs of yeast float in suspension clouding an otherwise clear amber beer; its heavy carbonation doing little to keep the off-white foam afloat.

S - Deep biscuty and caramel malts provide a hefty aroma for the abundant yeast to springboard off of. Dry and earthy, the yeast carries dark fruit undertones but leans more towards wet clay and spice nuances.

T - Sweet caramel malt cuts through an overly dry yeast profile that carries complimentary dark fruit characteristics and a finish of coriander sprinkled over wet clay.

M - Heavily carbonated to the point of effervescence, Isid'or has a medium-full body, partly perpetuated by the floating yeast chunks, and a dry, smooth finish.

O - Never mind the chunky, unattractive appearance and you'd have yourself one fine brew! This Belgian strong pale ale focuses more on the yeast (of which there's plenty) than it's rather simple malt base with a touch of caramel sweetness.

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Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of donspublic
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMUduke
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SassaDog
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

From elcervecero. In La Trappe chalice. After dinner. The just amount of belgian sweetness makes this a delicious elixir.

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

Photo of Dentist666
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

0.75 corked bottle.
Poured into tulip.
Copper/amber hazy beer under 2-finger beige head. Recedes rapidly to a ring of froth.
Smell - fruity (figs, dates, cherry acidity), cabbag hints, caramel, clove, well-recognized la trappe yeasts.
Taste - yeasts, spices, dark fruits.
Excellent balance, moderate carbonation, medium body, remarkable specimen of the style.

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Photo of BayouMafia
3.64/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Magery
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.04/5  rDev -23.6%
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 Bruno74200
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of bmaggot
4.57/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Two10tim
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

L: Amber color of moderate clarity. Once sediment reached the bottle it became fairly hazy. A finger of white head.

S: Dark fruit. Perhaps of touch of a stale aroma.

T: More dark fruit character: some fig, but predominately a cherry note. Caramelized sugars. Bready notes. Beer is balanced well. Maybe slightly oxidized but in a vinous slight sherry kind of way.

F: Good carbonation. I feel as though many North American breweries tend to overcarb anything in the belgian style; this is is well done though and how a belgian should be carbed in my mind. It's crisp and refreshing.

O: This was great I would happily buy it again.

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La Trappe Isid'or from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
3.98 out of 5 based on 750 ratings.
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