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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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3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle. 2008 bottle. Into a Cantillon tulip.

A: Pours a woody brown color with a nice light beige head.

S: Aroma brings thick vinous notes, raisin, fig, mild oxidation.

T: Taste brings light sherry-like oxidation, raisiny, mild lactic tartness, plum, brown bread, vanilla.

M: Light-bodied with springy carbonation.

O: With a bottle aged this long I was hoping it would be a little more acidic and funky, but really all that age has done to this is brought out the dubbel elements more with some oxidation. Not bad, but not what it could have been.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Photo of Chico1985
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml split between me and Kevin.

Cork reveals a 2012 date and was super tough to get out, but once it was, super nice pop and no gushing. Pour is dark amber with orange highlights, some haze and lots of bubbles. Off-white head becomes a thin ring. Nose is good but a bit muddled maybe. Lots of yeast, dark bread, raisin, some light earthy funk and spicy tones.

Taste steps it up nicely, great dark fruit tastes, raisins and cherries with light tartness. Toasted bread, spices, good mix of wheat, farmy and wild yeasts, but light on the wild side overall. Good mouthfeel with good foaminess, carbonation a bit on the lower side, and some alcohol warmth.

If this is meant to be a saison/dubbel hybrid, mission accomplished. Unique and a pleasure to drink. Really nice dark fruit tastes, good spice, restrained wild yeasts.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.42/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml. 2010. Gusher, immediately upon opening. Upon pouring into the glass not as bad, but there is a ton of underlying carbonation. Head disappears completely, not much remaining on the glass.

Aroma, cider vinegar, red wine vinegar, pretty strong. Maybe a little brown sugar and prune.

Taste, A little toffee, caramel, prune up front. Super earthy, leather and tobacco. Horseblanket is there. Some pumpernickel type bread with raisin.

About medium body, but high carbonation/liveliness keeps it drinking quite easily. No alcohol presence to speak of. Could be considered a bit watery though.

Undoubtably one of the strangest nose to taste deviations I have ever encountered. Obviously at 3 years a Brett component has really taken over the flavor profile. I just can't believe how none of that very sour scent equates to any taste.
Got this for $9, worth a try if you see it for under double digits.

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3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a tulip glass

Appearance – The beer is served a darker amber reddish color with a small off white head. The head fades rather quickly to leave some spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is fruity and tart with a good level of funk. The fruity smells are mainly of a lighter fruit nature with apple, pear and some peach. Along with these aromas however is a tart and vinegary aroma with some hints of a sour cherry and yeast. Rounding out these smells is a funky haylike grassy smell producing an overall fruity and funked aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with the fruit that was detected in the nose. Apple, peach and pear flavors are complimented with a sour cherry taste and a bit of yeast. As the taste advances, some spices flavors as well as a bit of haylike funk nature. While these flavors persist to the end, the funk and sour cherry grow stronger and are accompanied by some boozy tastes. In the end, with an apple cider vinegar flavor getting more intense, a quite sour and fruity funked taste is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel -The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average to above average. The slightly higher carbonation is rather nice for the fruity and funky flavors of the brew creating an overall mouthfeel that is very appropriate.

Overall – A decent saison that is worth a try if you get a chance, but is likely nothing that will totally blow you out of the water.

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