DiarmaidBHK (5947) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2011
This is a big beer that wears it’s weight well. Big aroma of watermelon. Fantastic. Pours brown with a light head that fades rapidly. Nice sourness on the tongue blends very nicely with those traditional Belgian yeast notes. Has some linger to the finish. Very nice! sloshgator (770) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Saint Somewhere Lectio Divina is a well-executed Belgian Strong Ale. Aroma of prunes and plums coming from this dark orange-brown pour with a thick tan head that holds throughout the drink. Taste is heavy prunes and plums with a touch of funkiness. I wouldn’t say Lectio Divina is a standout Belgian ale, but is certainly enjoyable. SuzyQ (3) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2007 does not count
Nice color, not overly carbonated like many American beers tend to be. Cork fought to the end, but once started came out with a large pop. At 8%, it won’t be a lunch beer, but we enjoyed it with a plate of fruit and cheese for supper. Looking forward to the second brewing. PhillyBeer2112 (2903) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Apricots and bananas glazed in brown sugar, with violets added to the syrup, served on a warm plate of the color of desaturated orange. fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of cinnamon, apple, peppery spices, lightly-sugared biscuit/toffee malt. Flavor keeps the apple-cinnamon going for me with a huge nougat character and finishes on the spice notes. Pretty dry, very smooth and drinkable. A unique, tasty treat.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 29, 2010
In the 750 mL corked bottle from Total Wine Tampa. Pours dark amber with a thick beige head. Rich fruity aroma. Peaches. This is absolutely delicious. Has a nice hefty level of carbonation without being fizzy. Delicate golden fruits of the white wine nature. Still a fragile residual oakiness emerges at the finish. This is infinitely drinkable, yet retains the unique complexities of a fairly thick beer. legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2011
Thanks to jtclockwork- rarely does a commercial description nail down what one will encounter in the bottle, but this was spot on. A perfect marriage of dubbel and saison. Creamy yet dry, this was a winner. auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2011
750mL Bottle. Finally got around to this beer. Thanks for the trade, Jason. Aroma is a nice soft banana, malt, belgian yeast, and slight cork. Interestingly tinted head. Foamy, fresh, bubbly texture delivers an airy subtle malt sugar. This really has the awesome softness, delicate quality of many Belgian examples, with malt expression, yeast deftness, and refinement. A solid Amber Belgian. Didn’t get much funk off of it, however. johnnnniee (4434) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2011
6/29/2009 pintocb (654) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2012
I’ve had this bottle in my cellar for a year or more.
Pours a deep dark copper color with beautiful ruby hues when held to light, Huge bubbly white head sticks around forever.
Smells of sweet fruit and malts, I pick up cherries and plums mostly. Slight alcohol in the nose, but not overbearing. Taste is sweet with malt, touch of alcohol and slight phenolic barely cut down the malt sweetness. Honey, dark fruits, a bit of funk, some alcohol and a bitter finish. Carbonation is naturally high, mouthfeel is sticky/syrupy, body is medium. There’s a lot going on here, I really enjoyed this one. If I had to fault it I would say it was a touch sweet, but that could be me sitting on this bottle to long. Great Brew!
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.