1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Lectio Divina - Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Lectio DivinaLectio Divina

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

351 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 351
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.55%
Wants: 24
Gots: 30 | 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.
View: Beers (18) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 351 | Reviews: 223
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10% ABV version as part of a beer club. Poured from a cork and cage into a snifter, this one is a gusher. The cork pushed itself right out of the bottle once the cage was off, hands free. Pours with a tall, chunky, bubbly, off-white head atop a hazy, muddled, copper coloring. Aromas of funky esters engulf your nostrils, with an underlying sugary caramel base, toffee sweetness, subtle rich fruit sweetness of berries and citrus, dried fruit notes of raisins and apricots, hints of basil and pepper, and some banana bread notes. Flavors are much more tart and lively, with a blast of citrus tart and sweet forward, with a solid undertone of candi sugar. Jesus, this might make me diabetic, but it is tasty. Lots of herbal accents throughout, with orange rind, lemon zest, pepper, basil, grass, and dandelion. There is a rich and bready backbone to support all of this, as well as some funky and slightly sour notes throughout. The body is robust, but remains light with the carbonation, and the citrus notes provide a dryness that keeps this drinkable. The aftertaste is a tangy blend of citrus notes, with a tart and dry linger into the smooth, slick finish. Some funk lingers around after each sip, too. Solid brew!

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Interesting label art. Pours cloudy and dark yellow. White, thick head. Smell is interesting for sure. Funk and hints of tartness with a still-standing Belgian backbone. Sweet, spicy, funky, fruity, tart. The flavor was not as exciting but it was still pleasing. Less funky and tart. Reverts back to its basic Belgian blueprints. Phenols, pale fruits, spice, lighter funk and barn with just a tickle of tartness. Medium bodied. Slight creaminess. Softer bubbles. I actually liked this one more than my review would indicate. Interesting.

Photo of DelMontiac
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a very turbid but vibrant orange hue topped off by a white froth that quickly dwindled to a ring leaving scant lace. Reminds me of Tang instant drink which I have not had or seen in many years.

Nose it mostly sweet and citrus fruits - apple, orange, peach, lime. A little bread dough as well.

Flavors mirror the aroma. Mostly that of apples, peaches, limes, and bisquit dough.

Slick, oily, medium body with a milder variety of carbonation.

Enjoyable overall. Would be interested in other beers from Saint Somewhere.

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

Photo of gwiedman1
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Kramerwtmf
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of wrightst
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of a77cj7
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%

Photo of st9647v3
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

Photo of muskiesman
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.

Photo of Margimello
4.56/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of afsdan
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.

Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of bobv
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.

Photo of inspektor
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Lectio Divina from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.