RATINGS: 439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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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3.2
darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - APR 26, 2008
Cask at Redlight. Redish Amber, fantastic looking beer really. Foamy lasting white head. Aroma of tart fruit, malt and wood. This is wierd tasting and I suspect its cause of it being on cask. With no carbonation its just entirely to sweet and cloying on the palate. Its got alot of complexity for sure and its a nice combination of sour and traditional abbey ale flavors but I suspect I’ll like this alot more out of the bottle. I’d probably thing twice before trying another belgian on cask, it just doesn’t seem to be suited to the style. Belgians rely heavily on good carbonation to counteract the complex sweetness. Here its just too much. I’ll be rerating this soon from the bottle.

3.8
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
It pours a deep amber with an enormous frothy head. The lace spiderwebs down the glass. Smells strongly of fruity malt with a faint alcohol. Red apple, pear and ripe cherry flavors evident in the aroma too. Immensely sweet and fruity. Spiced apple, hints of pear and date. Sweet and sticky but surprisingly drinkable for such a big beer. Sweet spice in the finish. Very nice.

3.8
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 9, 2010
Purchased in Whitefish Montana. 2008 vintage. Pours dark orange, almost copper. Off white head. The aroma is one funky bitch. Grape skin, green apple, plum, cherries, spice, and a hint of malt vinegar on the nose. The flavor is not as funky as the nose lets on. Dark fruits, berry skin, ripe cherries, and a funky acidic finish. Quite nice.

2.8
kidobutai (690) - 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.

3.8
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2010
poured dark brown with a nice fizzy head smelled of vinegar and tasted a little funky very good saison

3.6
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2008
The color was hazy deep amber brown. The head was foamy, off-white, and creamy. The aroma was very spicy, sweet, some hops, and malty. The flavor was spice, jello, dark fuit, and raisin. The palate was medium-bodied. The finish was warm and spicy.

3.5
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Red brown pour with a foamy beige head. Aromas of candy sugar and pepper. Taste is primarily yeast with some sugars and a dry apple finish. Tastes more like a double than a saison.

3.4
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Bottle from Iowaherkeye - thanks Joey. Sweet apple and honey aromas with some roasted scents. Caramel brown with a flat head. Dry roasted malt, light caramel, apple juice, fruit cake, and a light spiciness. Creamy and somewhat flat with a light dryish finish. Good.

3.7
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Bottle: Courtesy of beerlando...thanks Bryan. Murky amber color with a massive rocky tan head. Pleasant bready malts, belgian yeast, spiced citrus notes in the nose with hints of clove. Very quaffable, heavily carbonated mouth feel...flavor consists of some biscuity malts, clove and bananas. Very good stuff.

4.1
pintocb (654) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Caramel brown....big, fluffy head. Aroma is funky....and fruity. The flavor is dark fruit followed by a nice sour bite. Great mouthfeel.....crisp, but full. My only complaint is the alcohol presence. A few years in a cellar would be nice.


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