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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1716) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Cloudy orange/amber, with a white head. Aroma is yeast, apples, and some spices. Flavor is apples, caramel, yeast, and sugar. Thanks to PhillyBeer2112 for thia bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2007
750, thanks to Ibrew2or3! Pours lightly hazy copper with a thin off-white head. Aroma of nuts and oxidized apples. Light body and medium carbonation. The taste has a character not unlike apple cider. Semi-dry finish. Nice!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2007
(750ml bottle) Small off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some bread, light dusky, skunk. Taste is moderately sweet, cookie, orange, caramel, light alcohol, lemon. Medium body, low carbonation, light acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2007
750 mL bottle (tasting hosted by after4ever) - clear orange with white head and tart apple aromas; flavors of fruit, yeast and very mild spice; smooth with creamy texture right from the first sip

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6129) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2007
750, corked like a beast. Thanks so much, Ibrew2or3! Medium amber with butterscotch highlights. Modest white film, no lace. Huge green apple nose. Medium, slightly creamy body carrying a ton of tight carb. Beautiful green apple and butterscotch mid-palate. Clean toasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Looks like I liked this more than most. The bottle is from Capone’s. The pour is turbid medium coppery with off-white head. Aroma of funky yeast, candi sugary malt, fruit, and some peppery notes. Tastes fruity, with some cherry and peachy notes, fig, candi sugar, and funky spicy yeasty notes. Pretty rich, with notable complexity of palate, I’d buy this one again any day of the week.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2892) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Bottle from DragonStout. Pour was light amber, flat looking, no head, zero lacing. The aroma was light fruits, some pepper. The flavor was light fruits (peaches), musty wooden character, very light pepper in the finish. The mouthfeel was dead flat (and the cork was a super challenge to get out, jammed in there hard), need more carbonation, any amount of it. Thanks for the opportunity on this one, Brian.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2007
Shared at miketd’s tasting

Thanks to crizay (I think) for opening this halfway through the afternoon. It was suprising to discover that this was from Florida; I would not have imagined something like this coming from that region. While it was not a fabulous Belgian I think it was solid for someone just starting out. If the brewer can build on this they will have a loyal following in the near future.

Aroma / Appearance - A cloudy light brown body was about halfway down the scale of darkness. Yeast, white bread, pineapples and pears formed the nose with the fruitiness being the strongest aspect. A hint of funky barnyard nestled in the background.

Flavor / Palate - The body was suprisingly rich. Orange peels, vanilla and peach opened with pineapples completing a delayed experience. Overall I was kind of indifferent until I learned this was one of the first commercial attempts from the brewer. That’s no going to affect my scoring but it does mean I may keep an eye on this company in the future.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2007
750ml bottle. thanks to degarth for this one. pours hazy orange with small white head around the rim. nose is musty and fruity, mainly apple peel. flavor is overly sweet at first, lots of fruity apples in the flavor, met by oaky and musty notes. the body is almost syrupy. carbonation is low but fizzy on the back of the throat. alcohol is well hidden. just too sweet and lacks character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Poured a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma was yeasty with a fruity base. Mild tartness. The flavor was sweet and fruity. Yeasty and estery. Medium bodied.

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