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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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10041) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Poured at the Juptier brewfest. Copper pour. Medium white head. Aroma is very malty and has some great apple notes along with some spices. Flavor is tart apple, malt, woodsy notes and a bit of a dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Degarth. 1st batch. Thanks! Looks like unfiltered apple cider in the glass. Medium sized frothy head that diminishes quickly. Funky, caramelly, butterscotchy, fruity aroma. Taste is strong caramel with prunes, spice. Thick texture, nicely carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (9999) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2012
Bottle shared with Yanick. Pours muddy brown. Nose/taste of pear, sweet caramel, sweet malt, dark fruits, toffee and yeast. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9952) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9690) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle @ Exira Beer Summit IV. Thanks to Dr. Owl for sending. Pours a murky reddish orange appearance with a cream colored head. Candy sugar, orange candy, spicy funky yeasty, slightly spicy cinnamon aroma. Tangy tart grape/vinous, black cherry, caramel, funky yeasty flavor. High carbonation. Doesn’t blow my mind and kind of a creative idea but not my favorite. Shows a bit of age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9525) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Bottle shared courtesy of weeare138. Poured a deeper and cloudy amberish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of fruitiness, yeast, some spices, and a littel eathy. Tastes of fruitiness, yeast, apples, pears, and earthy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9233) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
This one had a cuvee aroma and sour apples with big malting. A sipper. Easy drinker with understated carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9132) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. The pour is a cloudy raspberry tea color, very dirty deep orange. No head formation from the pour- fizzy tan bubbles rise and fall. The nose is baked apples, high esters, cinnamon toast, red fruits, cherry juice box. The taste is raspberry tea, bland and tannic with lemon. As it warms a hefty dose of spicy alcohol comes through with cinnamon waffle character. Palate is dry, powdery, fairly bitter and spicy in the finish. Candy and fruity in the aftertaste. Not saison in any form I know of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9085) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2010 Sample at the Beer ’N Rock Band tasting on 08/27/2010: Acquired via trade. Pours a murky reddish-orange color with a medium thick and fluffy light tan head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, spices and fruit. Light and effervescent body with flavors of caramel, yeast, nutmeg and cherries. The finish is malty at first and leaves a yeast and sweet spice aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8788) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2007
Bottle shared by someone (it was getting late). Deep amber beer with a thin white head. Aroma is honeyish, some herbal and earthy character. Surprisingly light malts. Flavour is quite soft and fruity, some nice herbal notes, light mint and soft spiciness. A touch of light gruit-like mintiness. Lingering herbal spiciness. Very similar house character to the saison, but doesn’t come across as characterful as that beer did.

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