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RATINGS: 418   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.


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2886) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Bottle from DragonStout. Pour was light amber, flat looking, no head, zero lacing. The aroma was light fruits, some pepper. The flavor was light fruits (peaches), musty wooden character, very light pepper in the finish. The mouthfeel was dead flat (and the cork was a super challenge to get out, jammed in there hard), need more carbonation, any amount of it. Thanks for the opportunity on this one, Brian.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Bottle shared by artusory. Hazy copper/fiery orange body, medium off-white to buff head. Light tart, fruity nose, again with the plastic, band-aid notes I picked up in the Saison Athene. Sweet, sugary body with a light earthy finish, tainted by plasticy phenols. The sweetness is rather flabby. I had a hard time getting past the phenols, and couldnít enjoy this much.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Poured from a 750. Wow, I was not impressed with this guy. Aroma was funky goodness at first. Taste being slightly acidic, but more laco-acidic (and not in the good, intentional way) and slick fruit. Where is the carbonation? I really wanted to like this beer, but I was hugely disappointed.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11452) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Tasted at the May Northern California Beer Tasting. This Belgian Strong ale pours a deep orange gold color from a 750ml bottle. Large sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, with a touch of sour/tartness. Medium bodied BSA. The malts are fruity and sweet with some sourness. For some reason I am picking up some artificial banana flavors here as well. The tartness is nice, but I donít think it should be there. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Color was of brown sugar w/ an off white head. Had a very sour taste with cinnamon. Aroma was with cinnamon, granny smith apple, and cherry. Didnít care too much for this beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (4576) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine, Naples. Huge pressure behind the cork on this bottle. The pourís a hazy burnt orange amber color with a massive off white head. The nose is orange, dusty basement, belgian yeast, wet grass. The taste is slightly spicy orange rind, some berry, plenty of wild saison yeast flavors. Notes of caramel and rich spices. Notes of barnyard. Heavily over-carbonated palate. Prickly carbonation dominates the mouthfeel. Overall, a bit of a mess. This is out of control.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Poured a light amber color no head or lacing. Aroma was peppery and grapes/pears. Flavor was much the same some other fruit in there. Mouthfeel was flat big time. This bottle wasnít good, not sure if it was a bad bottle.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4167) - Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2008
750mL bottle. Light amber color. Aroma of honey. Flavor is of honey (mead-ish) Slight bitterness in the finish,

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sregnar35 (971) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Ugh, Bottle almost took my head off then erupted on the counter. Half of a $15 beer gone. Taste is way too sweet, and a bit abrasive with yeast. Iím sure I got a bad batch, too much yeast in the bottle, but you only get one chance to make a first impression.


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