Most people know La Trappe as the Castle Trappist Monastery. It produces a range of beers, some of which are easily found. The Isi'dor is not so easy to find, but that is in no way an indictment on the beer.
It is a slightly hazy amber red colour, and has an active foam top. There are lots of yeast esters in the smell - most strongly ripe fruits, notably pear and banana - a generous sugar or caramel aroma and a little hop note from the Perle hops used.
The flavour is full of sweetness early - fruits and bready malts, which gives a rich mouthfeel. As the beer develops, some bitterness and spicing arrives to balance the sweetness. It finishes rich and light, with a pleasant lingering aftertaste.
About the name: La Trappe Isi'dor was developed to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the brewery in 2009. The name pays tribute to the breweries first brewer monk, Brother Isidorus.
Availability: Small quantity remaining from February 2014 Beer Club Pack.