La Trappe Isid'Or is another official Trappist beer from the monastery in Berkel-Enschot - the only one in The Netherlands that produces official Trappist products.
The name "Isid'Or" is a word play - Their first brewer was called Brother Isidorius and the d'Or ending is French for "made of gold". Brother Isidorius was the founder of the La Trappe brewery and started brewing in 1884.
La Trappe Isid'Or was created very recently, in 2009 to honour the 125 year existence of the Trappist brewery. It was brewed as a special one-off brew but due to its success it was quickly decided to make it part of the official line-up of La Trappe beers. The Isid'Or was especially created with locally sourced hops of the "Perle" variety. Perle is originally a German hop which is, in addition to La Trappe Isid'Or, in for example in Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
Another unique point about La Trappe Isid'Or is that a part of the proceeds are donated to the construction of a Trappist monastery in Uganda. The monks are using their knowledge of raising cattle and agriculture to train the local population there in Uganda.
This La Trappe is an unfiltered and slightly sweet amber beer with touches of caramel. It is slightly bitter and has a fruity aftertaste with an alcohol content of 7.5% ABV. Like all La Trappe beers, the Isid'Or is a top fermented beer and continues to ferment after bottling.
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.