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Lectio Divina - Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

330 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 14.77%
Wants: 25
Gots: 25 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-29-2007)
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2013 00:21:43 | More by Darkmagus82
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-19-2013 18:15:34 | More by ummswimmin
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-18-2013 03:42:46 | More by DonFrap
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tswater

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-15-2013 20:17:17 | More by tswater
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-02-2013 07:50:02 | More by beernads
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nh2032

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-23-2013 23:10:09 | More by nh2032
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-19-2013 01:19:54 | More by Jason1337
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TheDoak

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-11-2013 04:25:57 | More by TheDoak
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maddicts

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-04-2013 22:23:08 | More by maddicts
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billab914

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-26-2013 21:54:22 | More by billab914
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BKBassist

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-21-2013 17:37:11 | More by BKBassist
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-15-2013 03:57:37 | More by GRG1313
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-11-2013 01:21:47 | More by MinorThreat
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BDstripp

Florida

3/5  rDev -22.3%

05-08-2013 02:52:46 | More by BDstripp
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bahnfire

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

05-07-2013 15:28:32 | More by bahnfire
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DonDonLongJohn

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-06-2013 06:29:38 | More by DonDonLongJohn
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impending

California

4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

A-

750ml into a tulip. The cork was cocked and triggered as soon as the cage was loosened, fortunately I was prepared, no eyeballs lost. Pours a deep amber with a ruby twist, massive frothy head with a careful pour, ok lacing, hyperactive nucleation point sustains a cap.

The aroma shares all with Pays Du Soleil . . so I cut & paste

Aroma is a mosh pit of clanging scents. Sometimes a thing can smell somewhat unpleasant but you can't stop wanting to sniff, this is that. The dubbel and the saison are clearly present but it seems a forced pairing, the dubbel is slightly dominant. Nonetheless I keep returning it to my nose.

The taste too is in the vein of Pays Du Soleil except now the saison is dominant yet it retains the strong dubbel initial flavor, light figs, caramel and date. The sour does not go beyond a brief tart dry twang. Very dry lingering aftertaste. Thin bodied slightly astringent mouthfeel.
again a unique dark saison from St Somewhere
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 04:39:00 | More by impending
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gtermi

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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Cvescalante

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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duceswild

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

04-26-2013 14:31:17 | More by duceswild
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium reddish brown with a large and fairly dark head that also has a reddish tint--head bubbles around like crazy and makes a bunch of noise, which is cool, but fades pretty quick.

Has a sharp wooden vinegary smell, some brett, some sweet red grape juice, sugar, cherries or raspberries or other fruit, mild sourness, lots going on but doesn't necessarily come together perfectly well.

Taste has a more clear sweet berry fruit character, lots of red grape juice again, some other fruit too, slightly tart but not super sour, some okay wood again, only hints of brett, more sweet than sour.

Very fizzy carbonation, medium thickness to the body other wise, good.

7.2/10

Serving type: bottle

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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-23-2013 22:39:00 | More by Arsenal0328
Lectio Divina from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.