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RATINGS: 414   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.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
harrisoni (12655) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2010
Bottle at Chriso Gaylord tasting 09. Cloudy orange/brown colour, lasting beige head. Airfix glue aroma. And malt vinegar. Bit better in mouth, but pretty bad. What a difference from the Saison Athene which was stunning.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2008
Hazy amber. Fruity, with a touch of footiness. Fizzy carbonation. Some figgy, fruity notes and light caramel. A bit too yeasty for my liking, but I’ll be giving this a re-rate down the road.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy burnt orange body with a small white head. Aroma of apple, caramel, dough, and light herbs. Flavor of apple, floral hops, orange peel, earthiness, alcohol, and herbs with a disappointingly low level of carbonation in the mouthfeel.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11181) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2008
750ml bottle-pours a foamy to rocky light tan head and hazy copper color. Aroma is yeasty, vinegar, earthy, medium malt, some caramel. Taste is medium malt-some caramel, yeasty, vinegar/tart, secondary earthy/copper/spice hops. Medium body. Interesting. Occasional.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: September 29, 2007
Mode: Bottle
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
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (10780) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
Bottle.
Beautiful, completely clear amber with a small, creamy, white head. Fine duration. Aroma has toasted caramel, light cellar, some fruitiness. Low carbonation, but still with lots of small bubbles. Kinda creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, quite a lot of caramel, some viniousness. There is a bit of spiciness and light peppery touch at the end. Fairly drinkable, though it might be a tad over the top now.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10606) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
cloudy orange, small head. sour, vineagra, sort of saison notes under the sourness. nice. flavor is bitter, faint soursh,dry. nice

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
Clear amber with a medium off white head. Aroma had lacto, paint and sour berries. Sour flavour with sour berries, lacto, yeast and caramelish notes. Finished sour.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10345) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 15, 2008
750 ml. bottle, corked and caged, from Bottle Trek. The cork put a dent in the ceiling. The foam tried to escape the bottle. Hazy amberish color with a tan head that went up and down quite quickly. Aromas of cola, raisins, treacle, and light stone fruits. Medium plus body with creamy carbonation. Flavor matches the aroma. This stuff is really complex. I get a bit of chocolate towards the finish. Think there’s a lot of sugar, but it’s not sticky sweet. It’s not bitter, but there seems to be spice that offsets the sugar. It’s really good ale. I just had Fantome Black Ghost, and truly I think this is "better". MIght feel different on another day. Or not. Or to put it another way, who are these guys?


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