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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Pours a hazy copper orange with a thin-lacing ring of white head. Aroma of sweet doughy yeast and Belgian malt with a touch of ginger. Starts fairly full and malty sweet with a nice yeasty complexity and some mild spice for balance. A nice and fairly authentic Belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3145) - Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2007
This lacks the amazing aroma of the other Saint Somewhere, but there’s a little more beer to it. A bit of green apple in the finish. Not as good as the other one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TampaBeer (255) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2007
The label of my "Lectio Divina" has the words "Amber Ale" in place of "Dark" on the banner. Not sure if this is the same beer. Anyway, this beer doesn’t cut it as a Belgian Ale for me. There is a lot of sweetness here, but no bite, and the beer is nearly flat as well. A sticky, bleh afteraste is also unpleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2007
From 750 ml bottle : Pours a hazy amber/orange color with a foamy white head that leaves spotty lacing around the glass. Nose of tropical fruits, peach, apple sauce, yeast, bread dough. Taste is fruity sweet. Palate has some tart to it, and again like the Saison, could use some more carbonation in my opinion. Still very good brew from FL.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 23, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 Bomber tasted at Saarlander’s SoCal tasting with saarlander, cquiroga, dirty_martini & kittiesandbeer, JohnC and others. Cloudy yellow amber color. Small bubble head. Nice yeasty aroma with corriander I believe. A nice small amount of sour. Easy to drink.7,4,7,4,16:3.8 Rerate: 3/30/08: Fordest tasting: 7,3,7,3,15:3.5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 22, 2007
I’m not sure if I should thank cquiroga, saarlander or dirty_martini well, whoever brought it, it’s a very nice beer. Golden pour, nice sweet/tangy flavor. Very nicely done

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Pours out hazy goldish amber. Strong fruity smell, creamy white head. This is a very tasty saison, farmhouse stye belgium ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9555) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Bottle… Pours a cloudy orange/amber with a small, creamy, white head. Malty, estery nose offers notes of tropical fruit, resin, brand-new sneakers, red apple and praline. The flavor is sweet and grainy with an abundance of caramel accompanied by pear, peach and apple esters. Lightly acidic. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with modest carbonation. Sweet, malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2007
750ml. Practically needed a chainsaw to get the cork out. Cloudy, auburn-amber body. Small white head that settles to a very thin film with a pronounced edge. The aroma shows vinous white fruits, candy sugar, Granny Smith apples, and a funky, semi-sour farmhouse yeast. The flavor has a lightly toasted caramel base, with sweet and sour apples and lemon chiffon. Minimal hop presence. Medium duration tangy finish. High sugar content is quite apparent as it sits pretty heavy in the stomach. Still, the palate is not overly cloying. Interesting brew. Glad to see something like this coming out of Florida.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper with a two finger lasting off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of yeast, citrus, yeast spice, and very light caramel. Taste is citrus, yeast, light yeast spice, and very light caramel. Medium mouthfeel that finishes dry with a mild amount of bitterness and light spicy finish. Very good.

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