PhillyBeer2112 (2599) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apricots and bananas glazed in brown sugar, with violets added to the syrup, served on a warm plate of the color of desaturated orange.
Palidor19 (3036) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
SuzyQ (3) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Ughsmash (7270) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: September 29, 2007
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: opaque orange, wispy dirty white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: spicy fruity malt aroma with a nice bready character that comes out stronger as it warms
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich malt flavor with a lot of bready character, nice fruity sweetness mixes well with the spicyness, bread and fruit character grows with the yeast shot
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
aracauna (3187) - Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
TampaBeer (256) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.