Lectio Divina | Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
369 Ratings
Lectio DivinaLectio Divina
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
Florida, United States
saintsomewherebrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-29-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
369
Reviews:
226
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
14.21%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
37
For Trade:
2
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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 +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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 +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
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 +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +3.4%
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 -3.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of spoony
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
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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4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml, cork dated 2007, poured into a tulip

A- A cloudy deep red with a big four finger off white head.

S- Sour, some barnyard funk, brett, some dark fruits, some sweet malts.

T- Sour dark fruits, somewhat funky, earthy finish, brett, hints of peppercorns. Reminds me of a Jolly Pumpkin beer.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- I haven't tried this fresh, but I feel this has aged nicely. Enjoyable, looking forward to trying other beers from Saint Somewhere.

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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is rather hazy amber in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a two finger high off white head that gradually died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of sourness are present in the nose along with hints of sweet malts.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and is slightly sour and has faint bits of dark fruits in the flavors. Neither sweetness nor spices are perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a faint amount of tartness along with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be rather interesting, as it tasted like a hybrid between an American Wild Ale, a Dubbel, and a Saison/Farmhouse Ale—you definitely get some characteristics of each of these three styles of beer. While you don't get much of the saison in the smell or taste, it drinks like one and goes down easily.

Note: 2012 vintage

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Lectio Divina from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 369 ratings.
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