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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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RickTheRick (308) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
Le bouchon de liège a "poppé" dès que j’ai enlevé le bidule métallique qui le "protégeait". Du danger en partant, j’adore ça. L’épaisse mousse beige qui trônait au sommet de la robe très trouble (surtout à la fin) et cuivrée s’est effritée très rapidement. Une odeur de ketchup aux fruits et de bretts nous fait complètement oublier que l’on a affaire à un hybride entre une saison et une dubbel. Le côté dubbel n’est plus là du tout ou presque, autant au nez qu’en bouche. Très acétique et pétillante, un aspect sucré et épicé discret se pointe en toute fin de gorgée. Les bretts sont omniprésents, apportant un caractère assez fruité (mangue) à la bière. Sur papier, c’était invitant, mais en réalité, c’était correct, sans plus. Bouteille âgée de 2 ans (2012).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odde (305) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2009 Opaque brown with a huge, foamy, light brown head. Smells of alcohol, raisin and other similar fruits. Mild sweetness, strong sourness. Interesting but not outstanding.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (304) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2014
750 Ml bottle. Cork blew off this one before I could even touch it. Pours reddish dark with a fruity, berry aroma. Flavor of apples and berries with a little pepper and wild yeast. Finishes a little sour with more dark fruit. This one is different. Not bad at all.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Thanks to xnoxhatex. hazy caamel orange pour with no head, just a faint white ring. Honey and caramel sweetness, tart gape, cherry , tobacco. Both sweet and tart in flavor, honey and caramel, nice tart red fruit. Very smooth with no carbonation. It gets better and better the more I sip it. This is very Belgian indeed. I could drink this one all day.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidobutai (289) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Cloudy orange unsettled look. Small head and no lacing. Smells like fingernail polish. Doesn’t taste as bad, but wouldn’t try it again.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cousin_Larry (284) - - MAY 2, 2014
Wow is this stuff overpriced. Bought a bottle of 2010 vintage and thought it tasted like caramel cigarettes. Maybe Saint Somewhere can sell the recipe to Camel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Pours hazy amber with a four inch head of beige. Several minutes is needed for the mass to subside, leaving behind a smeared webwork of lace. A mix of porous and dense foam has admirable retention throughout. Aromatics lead off with caramel, raisins, toffee, tart cherries, dark rum, and clovey phenols. Traces of vanilla, pepper-studded lemons, and brown sugar follow through. Medium bodied and creamy. A slight chew to it, and tacky. Caramel-laced fruit and cocoa start the pallet. A warming spiciness steps forward along with a trace of tartness and more raisins. A firm vineous note becomes apparent as the brew warms, as well as warming alcohol. Finishes slightly rummy, with traces of citrus and spice underneath. Nice beer..Drinks like a small quad, as long as the slight tartness doesn’t turn the brew lactic.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
godofsky (265) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
bottle at Le Saint Bock. dark brown orange with a thick off white head. aroma is fruity and spicey. taste is so overly sweet that it’s near undrinkable. lots of funk. just not very good at all. i was so excited to try this one too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Bottle thanks to Robert at Stateline. Poured a nice amber/brown with ncie head. Aroma is spice and yeast. Taste is sweet, candy, yeast, and spice. Texture was very carbonated but a nice mouth feel overall.

2.8
   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.


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