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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Lectio Divina is a cross between an abbey double and a saison. Open fermentation with a saison strain and a dose of wild yeast at bottling add to the complexity.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (924) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 31, 2013
750ml bottle hazy chestnut brown big 3 finger head. Nose is tart, cherry notes, musty, lacto, soil, earthy. Mouthfeel is on the thin side and extremely carbonated, a bit too much. Taste is musty, earthy berry, spices, nutty, dark fruit notes. Finish is tart, grains, fruity, spice, bready. Some decent flavors trapped in there but overall pretty messy. Just OK. (From 10/30 notes)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ineedbeer (887) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
2010 Vintage. Aroma has some light caramel and toffee notes with a moderate amount of candi sugar. There is a hint of toast with some sherry oxidation. Moderate prune, raisin and plum notes with light cherry character. Pours a fairly cloudy amber brown with a thin tan head that quickly recedes to the edges. No lacing and small legs. Flavor starts fairly sweet with some light caramel and toffee as well as candi sugar. Faint hints of darker malt character appear but quickly disappear leaving behind a ton of fruit notes. Lots of prune, cherry and raisin as well as a strong vinous sherry note. Slightly tart finish with a moderately strong alcohol spice. Lingering light bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium low carbonation. Medium low astringency with medium alcohol warmth. Overall not a very enjoyable beer. I donít get any Saison character unless its the slightly acidic and vinous finish in the flavor. Super strong Belgian fruit notes compared to everything else. Lots of oxidation character as well. I am sure the age has something to do with my opinion of this beer but it also probably wasnít great when fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (759) - USA - SEP 8, 2013
Copper, hazy, beige head. Grainy, biscuity, crackerlike malt, sweaty-sock funk, light tart cherry and some peppery notes.

2.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
oldcrankee (50) - Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Pours dark cloudy brown with fast fading fizzy white head. Very woody tasting. Aromatic hints of apple like a cider.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Rated on 01-11-2010 (Corked & Caged Bottle) This beer pours a medium sized beige fizzy head that mostly diminished, transparent body, fast rising carbonation, one ring of lacing, and a reddish hue with an orange tint. The Aroma is that of apples, clove, yeast, spicy, sweet, and fruity. The Taste is sweet, mildly sour, fruity, spicy, funky, sugary, and has a dry finish. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, the Aromas and Flavors are enticing, is a nice winter beer, worth trying, and a beer I would drink again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy copper color with a large white head. A big woody sour nose. The flavor is interesting some dark malts, wood, Brett, sawdust, smooth toasted malts. Very easy to drink. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2311) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Poured from a 750ml bottle, thanks to Doug. Notes of apple, sweet lemons, caramel. A bit sweet for a saison. Meh.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2342) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Hazy toffee/amber colored pour. Small off-white head. Not much lacing as it quickly races away. Very nice acetic note. Not overpowering. A nice malty undertone mixed in with the funk. Very tart at first but quickly replaced with a slightly watered down malty taste. Burnt crackers. Sweetish finish. A little thinner in the back than I would like, but a very good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (5100) - Utah, USA - JUL 17, 2013
750ml bottle shared by Doug
Hazy golden with a small off-white head and some lacing. Aroma of fruit juice. Flavors are tart ripe fruit
Ok

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: After unscrewing the wire the cork exploded out and snapped the wire in a huge explosion. Iím so glad it didnít blow up in my face because that was some explosion. Second complaint I have about this beer is the aroma, it has a strange smell of a non-alcoholic malted beverage. The flavor is just the same and instead of tasting like a beer it taste very similar to a bottle of Malta Goya which I donít care for too much.


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