St. Isidore Belgian-style Dark Strong Ale pours out a dark, reddish-brown with ruby and amber highlights, and a beige-colored head. Its aroma is a mix of banana chips and raisins, along with subtle alcohol notes. The flavor is just as complex – dark malts, raisin, dates, and bananas – with a negligible hop bitterness. The alcohol noticeable but not “hot” by any means. The finish is dry and carbonation is appropriate for the style.
St. Isidore is named after the two saints sharing the same name. St. Isidore the Laborer was a Spanish farmworker known for his affinity towards the poor and animals. He is the patron saint of farm workers, day laborers, and agriculture in general. St. Isidore of Seville was the last of the Latin Fathers and was famous for his 20 volume magnum opus Etymologia. He was chosen by Pope John Paul II in 1997 to be the patron saint of the Internet.