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RATINGS: 435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9106) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2007
750ml. Murky gold and amber colored body with a small and thin white head. Heavy apple and honey nose, with some spiced bread and cinnamon notes as well. Sweet and sticky apple cider malt flavor up front, with a strange plastic and resinous malt syrup flavor throughout. Finishes sweet and chewy, with a moderately strong yeast presence - honey, banana, fruit, some soggy bread, etc. Unique, but not fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quake1028 (636) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Tampa RB Gathering Beer #5....pours a caramel brown body with a small, lasting dirty white head....nose of candied sugar, yeast, plums, malts and dark fruits....flavor very much the same, nicely done balance between the very sweet sugars and the balancing malts....medium bodied, sweet on the palate....medium finish....good stuff, the Saison is better

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 13, 2007
750mL bottle, courtesy of artusory. Thanks, Ryan! Pours a hazy, bright orange color; perimeter of off-white bubbles at the edges. Very pleasant aroma, showing esters and chewy bananas and Belgian sugars; soft and creamy nose. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: red fruit, bananas, and chewy esters; solid chewiness and plenty of sugar, but resists being sticky sweet; good yeast character, with a medium, yeasty and vanilla finish. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Poured from a 750. Wow, I was not impressed with this guy. Aroma was funky goodness at first. Taste being slightly acidic, but more laco-acidic (and not in the good, intentional way) and slick fruit. Where is the carbonation? I really wanted to like this beer, but I was hugely disappointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1746) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Poured from a 750. Golden orange color, settled and clear. Predictable but intricately woven aroma of red apple, honey, and dry ground cinnamon. Pears, nutmeg and olive oil fill in the back. Dense flavor of a richly spiced Chardonnay; white grapes, pears, bubblegum and a touch of very old cherry pit. Clean and spicy with mild acidity. Finishes with a warm rush of banana sugar, smacking fully of the fruit. Solid. Medium and somewhat slick palate. It could be incredibly lovely with either a more forceful drying sourness or a fuller richness of malt to balance all the light fruit tones, but it sits comfortably in between. Very close. Thanks for sharing, Ryan!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2751) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Apricots and bananas glazed in brown sugar, with violets added to the syrup, served on a warm plate of the color of desaturated orange.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3151) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Really more like an apple cider than a Belgian Strong ale. The taste is of crisp apples, light spices and malts. The hops are very floral. Quite a treat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4372) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2007
The aroma is cider like with yeast, fruit, flowers, spice, and corn malt. The appearance is hazy amber. The flavor is like the aroma and light. The palate is thin but OK. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyQ (3) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2007 does not count
Nice color, not overly carbonated like many American beers tend to be. Cork fought to the end, but once started came out with a large pop. At 8%, it won’t be a lunch beer, but we enjoyed it with a plate of fruit and cheese for supper. Looking forward to the second brewing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Thanks go to hopscotch for the bottle! After almost needing the jaws of life to extract the cork, this poured hazy coppery-orange with not much head sticking around. The aroma picked up sweet fruits and candi sugar.. softer with a bit of an orange twist to it. The flavor had sweet candi sugar, darker fruits, and orange zesty accents with dry, bready and spicy yeast notes and some alcohol warmth tailing off the sides.. felt just a tad empty at times, but otherwise very tasty. About medium-bodied with very good balance between the spicy yeast, sweet fruits, and alcohol warmth. Really well-made beer.

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