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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2007
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TampaBeer (257) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ekstedt (6516) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2008
Bottle (75 cl), thanks to marsiblursi. Clear amber with a medium off-white head. Tropical fruits, especially tangerine and oranges, in the aroma. Spicy and sugary as well. Medium bodied and smooth. Too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsniclas (6699) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2008
Bottled. Thx marsiblursi. Amber with a small, white head. Pretty sweet and malty aroma. Flavour from cedar and some light toffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Thanks to iowaherkeye for bringing this bottle to his ’farewell to Iowa’ tasting. My first beer from Florida. Poured a slightly hazy medium orange color. with a soap bubble white head. The aroma was fruit dominated (especially pear) with a bit of toffee underneath. There was also a whiff of chlorinated pool water. Kind of like that smell you sometimes get in a the hotel lobby that lets you know there is a pool somewhere in the building. Very fruity and semi-sweet. I tasted pear, apple, peach, and rock candy. Akin to a fruit liqueur.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 12, 2009
murky orange with no head.aroma is candy sugar,oranges,apples,and slight funk.flavor is much of the same with a watery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McGarnigle (619) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2010
750 ml caged cork bottle. Big pop, and then the beer flows and flows. A gusher, and even after my first pour foam keeps rising out of the bottle opening. Cloudy amber-orange pour, the head fades. Fizzy at first, then a bit flat, maybe because of the gushing. Taste is very fruity (tangerine and whatnot) and too sweet and not tart. Cloying, really. I have to think I may have gotten a bad bottle that screwed up the carbonation and took away any balancing tartness. I’d like to give it another shot, but I paid $13 for this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
godofsky (274) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma with hints of toffee. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stevencon (518) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2012
cork says 2010 bought early 2011: amber orange pour with tan head that dissipates quickly with lots of bubbles still. light haze. aromas of apples, cinnamon, cherry cough drops and raspberries. still lots of bubbles and carbonation but not much head. cherry apple cranberry taste, not what i was expecting or remember last time i tried this. very effervescent with lots of medicinal cherry flavor. the beer almost disappears in your mouth with all the carbonation, it would like it more if it was more tart or funky. no hop character and not much spice. This beer might be a bit past its prime and not as good as i remember, I shouldn’t have waited too long to drink the bottle. some of the flavors remind me more of a quad than a saison. I’ll have to try this again with a fresh batch.

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