Our BrewView on La Trappe Trappist Isid’or was orignally published back in May 2017. This beer and glass was provided to us by our good friends at Belgian-Style Ales.
La Trappe Isid’or was brewed in 2009 in honour of the 125th anniversary of Onze Lieve Vrouw van Koningshoeven Abbey. The harmonious taste starts as a fruity flavour and then shifts to malty caramel; a perfect balance between complexity and simplicity. The ale is named after brother Isidorus, the first master brewer of the abbey.
STYLE: Trappist Amber ale. ABV 7.5%.
APPEARANCE: Deep amber color good clarity, with thick, dense off white head that has even-sheeted lacing as the beer is consumed.
AROMA: Rich caramel malt, dried fruits, bready yeast phenols.
FLAVOR: The aromas carry over into the flavor, along with toffee.
MOUTHFEEL: The carbonation level is mild to moderate, the sweet caramel richness coats the entire mouth, which lingers in the finish.
IMPRESSION: One of the world classics from the La Trappe brewery. Certainly a great offering to those trying Trappist ales for the first time.