RATINGS: 439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
An amber ale brewed in the spirit of the abbey ales of Belgium. Lectio Divina gets its color from candi sugar, as it is made without dark or crystal malts. It is brewed with the same care and attention to the Art of Brewing that is practiced in the monastic breweries of Belgium.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsniclas (6960) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (4068) - Kansas, USA - FEB 27, 2008
750 ml bottle courtesy of PhillyBeer2112. Pour is clear orange golden with visible carbonation bubbles and a one inch cream white head. Aroma of apple sweet-sour, and some yeastiness. Taste is initially the apple sweetness, but gives way quickly to a more sticky, honey sweetness. The finish is a bit long and cloying. Alcohol heat is present throughout the entire flavor. This beer had some nice pieces, but the whole really didnt come together too well. I do love that a new, smaller brewery is making a beer such as this - daring stuff. Thanks for sending this my way, Dan!

As others have mentioned, this was a very difficult cork to get open, I actually had my cork screw break off in the cork, had to pull it out with a wrench. No worries, it was an old cork screw.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2008
750ML bottle courtesy of gunhaver. Plan for 10 minutes to even get this one open. Getting the cork cage off proved to be very difficult, the wire broke. Getting the cork out was a task as well, had to use a wine bottle opener. I"ve heard that the new bottles have better corks. Pours a hazy brown color with very little head that quickly disappears. Aroma of fruit, yeast, spices, and a little funkiness. Taste of fruit, malt, earthiness, a subtle sourness. Interesting brew, but not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bleeng (1679) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2008
750 ml bottle. Cork broke. Pours bright gold with no head. Nose of a bit stale hops, spices, a bit of funkiness. Tastes of spices, old hops (??), a bit of malt background and a bit sweet. Not the freshest beer (got in a trade). 8% alcohol is well hidden and never really surfaces. Need to share this bottle instead of drinking it alone. Good try-I like my strong ales a bit dryer-this was a bit chewy and cloying though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (12113) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (6371) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Poured a hazy brown color with a large, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, tropical fruits, light citrus, nuts, and light wood. Taste was equally fruity, pears, plums, apricot, light caramel, nuts, and a bit of alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Pours a light amber color with a white head. Aroma is malty, grainy, pear, and earthy hops. Flavor is malty, pear, and a earthy bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (10057) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 First rating
Bottle - 75 cl, thanks Marsiblursi!
Sampled on February 16 - 2008.
Shady copper color, small whit ehead. Acidic, apple and tangerine scent, also cinnamon. Yeasty, acidic, wood, wine, stale, led pencil taste. Medium to thin mouthfeel, low bitterenss.

Sampled at Tap House in Oldsmar, on Feb 1, 2011
Hazy dark brown color, tan head. Sweet applesauce scent. Sweet, fruity, alcohol taste. Moussy yet fairly smooth mouthfeel. Low bitterness.

Draught at the brewery on January 23, 2014.
Cloudy brown color, big fluffy teal to yellow head. Sweet, tart, light acidic taste. Currants, a bit sweet aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Acidic, light spicy scent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ekstedt (6668) - Gteborg, 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2008
(Bottle, thanks Degarth) Pours copper amber red. The aroma is light spicy, light malty and light fruity with apples, ripe pears, juicy oranges, melon, ginger, mild caramel, cookie, bread and sugar. Undertones of chlorine/swimming pool and alcohol. The flavour is malty, light fruity, light yeasty and light spicy with tones of dough, bread, oranges, apples and pears. Medium sweet, light bitter, light acidic and tart. The mouthfeel is a bit syrupy and watery. Aftertaste is sourish with some citric notes. Medium bodied.

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