Lectio Divina - Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

223 Reviews
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Reviews: 223
Hads: 356
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 28
Gots: 37 | 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 drvgiordano
4.95/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have bottled this beer multiple times and I love it! The beer has a nice dry finish to it with appropriate levels of carbonation. What is more important is that this beer ages well. I still have bottles from 2009/2010 that are just as lively as the ones bottled last week. Hints raisin in this beer goes well with the slightly dry finish. This is a great beer for a holiday meal as it is not too heavy in flavor and alcohol. (426 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.82/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Explodes from the bottle and pours a murky butterscotch color with a huge head that sticks incredibly well

Smell: Candi sugar provides the base, but there are all sorts of fruit and spice aromas wafting around here - peach, banana, starfruit, citrus peel, cardamom and clove

Taste: Opens with a fruity, malty balance that incorporates the ingredients listed above and grows in an herbal, tart but sweet direction by mid-palate; after the swallow, the flavors build in intensity and provide a lingering finish; extraordinary blend between the tart and sweet fruit flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Drinkability: My second stab at this beer and the carbonation problems that plagued the first release have been corrected; in fact, with the explosion of the cap, perhaps it needs to go back to somewhere in the middle; still, a great beer (883 characters)

Photo of brdc
4.8/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks JW347 for this large corked bottle, poured into a tulip.

Hazy, amber colored beer with a reddish tinge, with an off-white head that starts quite large but disappears rather quickly.
Very nice aroma with a combination of sweet fruitiness and an unexpected funkiness and tartness that really adds to the complexity.
Medium bodied yet refreshing, the taste also starts sweet and fruity, evolves into a solid tartness, but not puckering, with yeastiness and a nice spiciness thrown in the mix.
As you go through the beer, multiple interchanging fruits, grains, yeast and the all encompassing tartness that keeps things interesting.
An amazing beer, and I can only wish I had a few more. (695 characters)

Photo of jenbys2001
4.78/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Lectio Divina was one of the many beers I sampled at the Ybor Beer Fest a few months ago. Even in my semi drunken haze and 40 some odd beer flavors on my palate, this one really stood out to me. My husband and I went back to the booth and picked up their card, eager to buy a bottle of our own to try under more auspicious circumstances. Thankfully they just started carrying St. Somewhere at our local Total Wine store, so we were able to snag two bottles this weekend.

First off I have to say the appearance of this beer in the bottle is really beautiful. My husband was especially taken by the attractive, whimsical label. In the glass it has a cream soda appearance with a floral, fruity sweet nose. Although the beer has a very Belgian flavor, it also has a unique sweetness and a complex combination of fruit notes. Some reviewers have noted the lack of carbonation however, this was not an issue with our bottle. Great twist on a Belgian style beer and a wonderful initial experience with St. Somewhere Brewing Company. (1,028 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: A mostly clear, ruby-hued deep-copper body with orange highlights rests gently beneath a creamy khaki head that drops slowly to a thin surface coating and thicker (but almost average) collar, and leaves only a few thick splashes and splatters of lace behind.

Aroma: Dried fruits, apricots, tangerines, cherries and hints of cola dominate the aroma, backed by a restrained dark-caramel maltiness.

Taste: The flavor follows the aroma, and the only downside to that is that it's not really that much more complex - (which is really quite OK as it's pretty tasty as is). The apricot and cherry and cola (and some other spice as well) are there along with a hint of acidity, and the dark, sugary caramel. Some minor leafy and floral hops also come into play, and they come off almost as gently piney at times (most likely due more to the rest of the beer than the hops themselves) which is interesting. It's balanced towards softness, and rightly so, as it accentuates the soft malt and allows the fruitiness and spice to come through. Besides, bitterness is not the norm for the style - yeast character is, and this one's go it! But it's also unique. The alcohol is always kept in check. A low level bitterness backs it, simply keeping the malt in check, and to a certain extent it's sweetish. Malt lingers in the finish. But there's also some tart fruit. ... I find it balanced, and also really rounded.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly creamy and smooth with a medium-full body that's got a dextrinous edge to it. Soft and supple with just enough of a tingle on the tongue.

Drinkability: There's a suggestion of tartness to it that really works well against the notes of cherry and cola, and I'm not sure if that's the perfect edge to it, or if it need a little more. It's almost as if it just keeps you right on the edge, teetering... desiring... but not yet demanding a fuller spritz of fruity tartness. It keeps you wanting more, and that's "drinkability". Kudos!!! (1,973 characters)

Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to tpd975 for the chance to try some Florida offerings :)

Pours an orange/reddish hue, very cloudy and murky looking, a thin head and no noticeable lacing. My first impression was that it looks like unpasteurized apple cider.

Smell is quite floral (the cork kind of smelled like roses). Strong fruity aromas accompany the floral scent.

The taste is predominately sweet, not so much a malty sweet as a fruity sweet. Strong citrus flavoring, I think I can even make out apples, quite interesting. The taste is followed up by a slight tartness, makes me pucker a bit, but still pleasant. Goes down so smoothly that I didn't realize how quickly I was drinking it.

This is definitely worth the trade. (706 characters)

Photo of Beerbuddha
4.57/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance- This beer poured a nice murky, amber color with a HUGE fluffy off white head which stay around awhile. Lacing is present throughout the life of this beer.

Smell- Tons of fruit smells are present such as cherry, strawberry, plums and hints of apple. Nice malty breadiness is present as well.

Taste- Taste and smell are very similar here with the fruits coming through. The sweet and tart fruit flavors are well balanced. Nice maltiness in the middle which leaves a nice sweetness in the mouth leaving you wanting more.

Mouthfeel- This is a nice medium body brew with medium carbonation.

Overall- Overall this is a great beer made by a small brewery. It's an easy drinking beer with an ABV that leaves you with a warm feeling. The size of the beer(750ml)means you're drinking a fair amount of beer so you need to be in the mood to drink or share with a friend or two. (885 characters)

Photo of LauraAlberts
4.57/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Ruby/Orange - egg white head

Smell: Elderberries - mango, honey, citrus, coriander

Taste: elderberries, mango, peach, cream, mild grapefruit

Mouthfeel: smooth tannins with mild carbonation - drinks like wine.

Drinkability: This beer is over the top. A state of the art belgian strong pale ale. I thoroughly enjoyed this and highly recommend it! (361 characters)

Photo of Ozone34
4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Support Local Brews! Cage broke and cork almost broke up but I uncorked this monster having to use a wine key get it out. Cork has fresh look and smell.

Hard pour into Chimay chalice renders a very fine lace around the edges. Has the murky amber color of a real apple cider.

Very fine carbonation around the edges of the glass. Smell has a little alcohol edge followed by a faint rose/ floral bouquet; And some sort of grapes.

Intial taste is a dry mild carbonation followed by a sweet grape and fruit burst. Alcohol is hidden very well and only for a short burst is it present. I'm tasting a nice spiced kick that is hard to pinpoint exactly and leaves you staring at the wall trying to figure it out. A nice warming of the throat and clean finish follows.

I noticed previous reviewers commented on the lack of carbonation. I think this bottle was perfectly balanced; carbonation held the entire glass.

Overall, I think another very good selection from our local breweries. I will always try and have a bottle of this in my selection.

-Andrew (1,051 characters)

Photo of orock25
4.51/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lucky me, a local restaurant was selling these bottles at a deep discount because they couldn't "move them". Much to my surprise the bottle was from 2009.
It had a nice orange amber look to it, not much of a head. The floral and fruity aroma could be picked up from a mile away. crisp and clean taste.
A fantastic offering, lucky me. (334 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Lectio Divina pours a hazy amber with a cream colored one to two finger head that quickly dissipates.
S: Caramel sugars and over ripe fruit.
T: Lectio Divina has a pleasant fruitiness in the aroma and taste that balances well with the alcohol and the malt. There is a hint of tart cidery or winey character that complements the touch of toffee taste.
F: Medium body to a little less with above average carbonation.
O: This is an interesting cross between a dubbel and a saison that works. (495 characters)

Photo of ckollias
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 750ml bottle caged and corked beer out of a large snifter glass. Huge pop when opening this baby – just like a champagne cork!

A: Pours a dark brown hazy hue with a thick, 5-finger, white, fluffy, fizzy head that slowly dissipates down the side of the glass leaving a solid persistent lace.

S: Sweet and fruity aroma- mostly peach and apricot.

T: Very sweet, tart, and fruity flavor. Hints of raspberry and other citrus fruits.

M: Very strong and boozy. Medium body and high carbonation.

O: Excellent Belgian Brew. So tasty with great blend of aromas and flavors (582 characters)

Photo of GbVDave
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a corked and caged 750ml bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet.

A: Pours a slightly hazy ruby-brown/tarnished copper color that's covered by an off-white, creamy, 1 1/2 finger head that has average retention. When the head dissolves, all that's left is a thick, off-white ring that leaves almost no lace.

S: Wow! Very full, sweet, and spicy aromas of candi sugar, caramel, cocoa, toffee, golden raisins, figs, banana, peach, green apple, and dark chocolate. A welcome undercurrent of alcohol hides in the shadows, as well.

T: Right off the bat, my tongue is assaulted by flavors of sweet caramel, candi sugar, banana nut bread, butterscotch, nutmeg, tangy green apple, peach, white pepper, golden raisins, dark fruit, bitter dark chocolate, tart cherry, fruity alcohol and dry/toasty malt. Muted citrus-y hop flavors.

M: All at once juicy, oily, and clingy. Very sticky. Dry and peppery spicyness comes on stronger as it warms as does a tiny bit of alcohol heat. Very sweet on the lips.

D: What a great beer! This is a beer that I found quite "inviting". It was difficult to put down between sips because everything about this encouraged me to keep drinking it. Excellent! (1,186 characters)

Photo of number1bum
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up a couple months ago in Orlando and decided to crack something nice for the first of the year. This fits the bill nicely I think. Pretty cool label on this one.

Poured vigorously into my Duvel tulip it's a dark amber color, nearly brown, with some reddish hues. It's murky and can't be seen through at all, and produces a huge and creamy light beige head. The oversized tulip does this beer well because the head eventually settles to only a thin lace with more around the rim and a dollop in the middle, without much stick, but it takes awhile to get there by virtue of the huge original pour.

Smell is extremely floral and fruity, with lots of apple and pear aromas, in particular, as well as some raisins and maybe prunes. Here and there it even smells a tad tart, and definitely has a funky quality to it. There's some sweetness to it, as well, that seems to go back and forth with the tartness. Yeast strain is nice, with a musty quality to it in addition to all the fruit. Very nice, complex nose that provides something new and exciting with each sniff.

Taste has the same mix of tart/funky flavor and sweetness as the smell, but the balance definitely tips toward the sweetness. It's a very pleasant sweetness though, not at all overdone - a lightly caramelized, cracker sort of sweetness - with intermittent flashes of funk. It's very fruity like the smell, with apples, pear, plums and a bit of raisin, which contributes to the sweetness as well. A delicate mustiness is also here from the yeast, which is very nice and never gets to be 'too' musty like some Unibroue's often do. Super tasty, nice complexities and very smooth.

Mouthfeel is extremely smooth, with a perfect amount of carbonation, and a creamy medium+ body.

Man, this is good stuff. At first whiff it reminded me of some of the Unibroue strong pales that are very musty and fruity, but it's extremely balanced and drinkable - more so than the aforementioned. I'm glad Shelton Bros is distributing this and the Saison Athene because I'm very impressed with both. I'll definitely be looking to pick up some more. (2,106 characters)

Photo of femALEist
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It poured a reddish chestnut brown color with a huge head. It smelled like dates, sweet bourbon, sour, Brett and some funk. It smelled incredibly interesting. I have never smelled anything quite like this before! It tasted sour, roasted nuts, dates, figs, malty and slightly sweet. It was reminiscent of a dobbelbock. I would definitely try this one again! (356 characters)

Photo of tpd975
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice light orange hue with lots of bubbles, but no head.

S: Tons of nice sweet candy sugar in the nose. With lots of nice sweet fruits like apples and apricots with a nice light floral aspect as well. Yummy!

T: Really nice tasting beer. Don't know if it is true to the Belgian Strong, but the taste is nice, sweet and unique. The flavors are out of this world. Tons of sweet fruits like peaches and apricots. Apple plows thru in the finish with touches of nice sweet cotton candy.

M: Nice and Light. I pounded the bottle and looked for more, but alas the cupboards are bare, fear not I will restock tomorrow.

D: I really like this one. An A plus brew from a small time local brewer.

Overall: One of my new favorites. Not only because the brewer is a great guy, but because he brews great beer. This beer is so drinkable. It gets me nice and drunk while filling my sweet tooth craving. It's one of the best local offerings in the area and the absolute best that you can get in a bottle. I look forward to anything and everything St. Somewhere comes out with in the future. (1,079 characters)

Photo of mwa423
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Received as part of the Dow Jones BIF, just now getting into it so I don't remember who sent it to me. However, big props to whoever did!

A - Pours a hazy amber with a bit of white head that died down to a thick lacing.

S - The smell is an immediate hit of sour and tart notes with some hints of yeast and some sour apple.

T - The taste is far lighter than the smell, there are some sour and tart notes, but it is classic Belgian Pale, with some yeast, coriander.

M/D - This is the first Belgian Pale I would describe as refreshing. I can see why a brewery in Florida would put this out, the mouthfeel is light and bubbly and the drinkability is excellent. Shame I shared it with friends and didn't save it all for myself, lol. (731 characters)

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Whitefolks305 for the chance to try this one. Pours a slightly hazy honey color with very little carbonation. A hard pour creates a small head that fades immediately. No lacing. The color is pretty, though. Smell is unusual with some acetic apple and grape notes, some bubblegum and some funkiness. Very interesting. The flavor is less sharply acetic, but it is still there in the background. Quite fruity with more grapes, sour apple, pineapple, a bit of bubblegum. Some sweet notes followed by a sorta funky bitterness at the end. There is also some spice, that is somewhat indeterminate. Belgian pale ale flavors, but not super strong, and not at all saison-like to me as suggested by some other reviewers. A bit light for the style, but the funk takes this in a different direction. Unusual and interesting. Mouthfeel is smooth and a bit waxy with a slightly spicy tannic bite at the end. Low carbonation, but not excessively so in the mouth. Creamy, but on the thinner side. This is a very interesting beer and I'm thrilled its being produced in the South. Glad to try this and I'm interested to see how this brewery evolves. Worth trying for sure. (1,163 characters)

Photo of biegaman
4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 01 with a sticker that reads: 1/29/08. Thanks tpd975!

Bruised red delicious apple that appears very cognac-like when held into the light. Like the fairy-tale images of this fabled 'Saint Somewhere' illustrated on their labels, the beer also appears virginal and pristine. Its complexion is magnificent and displays both immaculate clarity and vivid colour. The carbonation is quite apparent although a little restrained. Swirling will evoke a full dome over top but it continuously insists on subsiding to a more modest role.

The only question I have regarding aroma is whether to mark it a perfect score or just under that. The scent is straightforward with the most lush notes of fresh, tart, just ripened fruits. There's a hint of honey as well as a dash of fresh oak. I'm not sure if the beer was oak aged at any point nor if it contains Brettanomyces but it sure as heck smells like it does! This smells just about as close to a Lambic as I've witnessed from a North American brewery.

This is definitively tart; if not Brettanomyces than there is certainly some kind of bacteria in there (good guy bacteria, of course!). Notes of red apple, green apple, plum, pear, peach, nectarine, banana, orange, red and green grapes... oh hell, just throw the whole produce section in! Some of these fruits taste sugary sweet as if candied. Surprisingly, I have yet to find it at all sour, zesty or spicy; the beer really plays on only two features: sweet and tart.

I still can't shake the impression of oak aging or bacteria, I suspect I'm right about the latter but not the former. Once again, it's tart but in no real way 'funky' or overly sour. This is my first taste and the bottle is just over a year of age; there's no telling how it's changed or how it's likely to change. I would love to be able to stock the cellar with a case to find out. This is one I'll definitely seek out again (no matter the cost) to try both fresh and further aged.

Don't bother asking 'what is it?'. I'm half way through the bottle and already unblended lambic, tripel, dubbel, Belgian pale ale, and German hefe-weisse have come to mind. It's really none of those things yet it shares some resemblance to all of those things. The light earthy herbs and spices, the tart ripened fruit, and the fresh baked bread malts melange for an intricate and puzzling beer. I'd suggest you just be happy to enjoy it for what it is!

Saint Somewhere has made a beer quite appropriate for reflecting on. I can't seem to take a drink without shortly after pausing and furling my brow and scratching my head - what makes a beer this musty, tart, woody, earthy, flavorful, complex, refined, and pleasantly drinkable? My next reaction is just to shrug my shoulders, lick my lips, and take another sip. Lectio Divina doesn't just translate to "divine reading", it apparently also means "divine beer". (2,872 characters)

Photo of bkilpatr
4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Chimay glass. 11/30/08. Bottle is corked & caged. Cork exploded out of the bottle with a huge pop.

Pours an amber-mahogany color with about a finger of beige head. The head slowly dropped to a thin layer with excellent retention. Aroma is a bit sour with candied sugar, Belgian yeast, dark fruit, and spices.

Taste is very fruity and spicy. Banana, green apple, raisin, fig, plum, pepper, nutmeg, and a hint of clove. Plenty of candied sugar and Belgian yeast, as well as sweet malt, caramel, and toffee. There's a slight woodiness to the taste also. The taste is not sour as the aroma led me to expect.

Feel is very nice - medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. The carbonation makes the beer feel so smooth in the mouth. Drinkability is pretty good too. The alcohol is nowhere to be found and it goes down so smoothly.

Overall, an excellent beer. Very tasty and smooth. To me, it seems to fall somewhere between a Belgian Pale Ale and a Dark Ale. I really enjoyed this beer and would definitely recommend it. (1,052 characters)

Photo of Metalmonk
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Insane pressure, as the cork blew off with such force that it literally put a dent in my ceiling and very well could have bruised or put an eye out if it connected. Careful!

So, I'm pretty sure this is incorrectly classified on this site, as there's nothing "pale" about the color, and even the label reads "amber ale". It's a gorgeous beer, with a hypnotic ruby-brown body looking quite sexy underneath an inch-thick head of super-tiny, ultra-creamy bubbles. Lace stickage is thick lick moss. Hot damn.

Aroma is all kinds of toffee, real butter, caramel, chocolate, all of that given a helluva twist by the yeast which that quality unique to so many Belgian classics.

Flavor is so...damn...good. So close to a 5 it's scary. A reprise of what's offered in the aroma--toffee, butter, caramel, chocolate, yeast--but on the tongue a nice layer of fruit comes into play: fig, raisin, grape, date. Also some anise, cinammon, cocoa and white pepper--yet only the anise is up front. Obviously there's a lot here to enjoy. Even the alcohol shows up, but very much in a supporting role.

Mouthfeel is just as impressive as the flavor. Wonderfully creamy, but not thick. Ample carbonation--which supports a never-dying head--helps give it some activity, yet it remains incredibly smooth and lush.

Boy oh boy...this is remarkable. I'll have to look over my reviews, but this has got to be among my Top 10 for best Belgian-style brew by a non-Belgian brewer. Thanks a zil to tpd975 for the chance to try it. (1,500 characters)

Photo of cvfish
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a pale light brown color that produced a white fluffy head that retained well and left a nice lacing around the glass

S - Bready malts, apples, and cloves

T - Great earthy malts, apple tartness, some caramel

M - Smooth, light to medium body, moderate carbonation

D - This was a great Belgian, thanks to the Beerbuddha for recommending this one, Saint Somewhere scores with this one (396 characters)

Photo of justintcoons
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy reddish copper with 3 fingers of tan head that cracks and fizzles as it dissipates. Carbonation appears to be strong but I can see much past the edge of the glass. Has loose webbed lacing.

N: Lemon, apricot, chocolate, toffee, notes of raisin, gentle barnyard yeastiness and subtle coriander spice.

T: Lemon, plum and chocolate covered raisin upfront. Lemon juice, hay, toasted grains and a light barnyard funk show up mid-palate. Finishes with toffee, molasses, earth and a subtle bouquet of sage, coriander and black pepper.

M: Medium bodied, soft, dry and prickly with carbonation.

O: This is a unique blend of Belgian Dubbel and Saison. Damn near perfect 50/50 split between the two styles. Dark fruit, lemony citrus, funk and subtle spicing. Very complex and hides the alcohol extremely well. (817 characters)

Photo of John_M
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Liked the saison, so figured I'd probably like this as well. As I suspected, it was excellent.

The beer pours a bright tangerine color with very good head retention and lacing. The beer looks quite impressive. On the nose one gets some very nice fruit (tangerine, cherry and some spice), and this beer smells every bit as good as it looks. The flavors replicate the nose; this beer is absolutely delicious. It has a nice creamy mouthfeel, but with some light bitterness and underlying crispness. There are flavors of mandarin orange, cherry and even banana. The abv. is pretty well disguised and this beer is very easy to drink.

A very nice beer from this excellent brewery. Good carbonation as well (almost too much actually). A very solid effort. (751 characters)

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: dark brown, almost rudy color with thick head that settles to half-finger thickness, good lacing
s: sweet malts and fruits - cherries and plums, belgian yeast, yummy
t: consistent with smell but even better -- sweet malts, cherries/plums, great balance with yeast, moderate alcohol finish
m: medium to creamy body with very nice level of carbonation
d: more of a dubbel, but one of the best dubbels i've had. a very smooth, highly drinkable brew which i had very low expectations for. really surprised me (507 characters)

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Lectio Divina from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.