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Lectio Divina - Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

348 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.55%
Wants: 24
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Saint Somewhere Brewing Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-29-2007

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.
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Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.37/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HitchSlap
2.99/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Just average saison if not slightly below due to taste. Very hard to finish a full pour

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Kramerwtmf
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of DrewLikesBeer
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Raziel313
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of jaydoc
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

A: dark copper color, head very strong but at the expense of carbonation
S: cider and vinegar
T: oak on front, hint of flander, sour flavors strong, nor much hops, lingering bitterness

An OK beer

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

2012
A: lots of bubbly carbonation atop a orange/ruby body. nice retention.

S: tart, dark fruits, horse banket, funk.

T: starts with a tart fruity finish. strawberries. very dry finish. slightly oak.

M: very highly carbonated. too much for my liking.

O: pretty good. I couldnt get through a bottle by myself due to the high carbonation. but tastes good. funky/horse blanket becomes more obvious as it warms.

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4.56/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of babaracas
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2013. Pours a slightly hazy copper with huge fluffy cream colored head, patchy lace down the glass. Smell: mildly sweet and fruity - notes of date and ripe plum, hay, pepper, herbal notes. Taste: tart peach, herbal, sweet fruit.. pear, white grape, and plum; then a grainy hit, and finishing with grape skin. Finish is dry but slightly gritty. Really tasty.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

the cork says this beer is from 2013

A: poured into a tulip to a nice deep golden brown topped by a monstrous dense and rocky off white head with excellent staying power and lacing
S: smells of spicy yeast, lactic sourness and a bit of barnyard
T: taste is spicy yeast, sourness, barnyard and funk swallow is bready malt, slight fruitiness, spice, funk and sourness
M: this beer is lighter on the palate with very active carbonation and a slightly drying finish
O: A little heavy on the carbonation mutes a lot of the flavors. the cork almost shot off when I removed the cage. After shaking out the carbonation it's a very good beer and the flavors play very well together.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of spoony
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml bottle into a tulip. If there was a date somewhere on the bottle, I missed it.

A-An aggressive pour produces a huge, towering head of tan foam, like three-plus fingers. The retention is pretty good, too, with a thick cap hanging around for a long time as I drink. No lacing. The beer is very murky and honey in color. I can see some carbonation through the murk.

S-The aroma is fruity and cider-like at first, but it opens up after a minute in the glass to reveal a nice mixture of plum, golden raisin, spice, and brown sugar aromas like you would get it a Belgian dubbel. There are also, however, some lighter flavors, like sugary bread dough and Belgian yeast that suggest a saison or Belgian blonde.

T-The taste tracks the smell. I detect some dough and yeast up front with a touch of earthy, musty funk. The finish is sweeter and more fruit forward with plum, golden raisin, pepper, red apple, and a bit of alcohol burn on the palate.

M-The feel is medium in body with a slightly crisp carbonation that is higher than average in volume.

O-This is a pretty interesting beer. Hybrids like this one don't always work out, but I found myself enjoying this blend of dubbel and saison. I tasted more dubbel flavors here, but the feel tended towards the saison side of things. All in all, this was a pleasant first beer from Saint Somewhere and I am looking forward to trying more.

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Lectio Divina from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.