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Lectio Du Chene | Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
Florida, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by corby112 on 09-09-2009

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Photo of kiddynamite920
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: dark red with very fine bubbly head, looks deep and inviting.

S: dark malts and dark fruit, big fig and plum aroma. A swirl brings out some booze and vanilla. Very nice smelling.

T: strong on the alcohol, ripe dark fruits and sugar. Rum extract character of sweet booze. Raisins and figs are very present, good belgian qualities as well. Hint of banana and clove.

M: a bit thin and boozy. Could see this one aging fantastically.

D: too boozy on tap, but super flavorful. Slow sipping here.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had this at Capone's with capra12. Poured into a chalice.

A: Delivered with just a creamy white layer of film on top. The brew itself was light brown and cloudy. Lacing was spotty at best.

S: Spciy, Belgian yeast, and a field of cherries or some other ripe red fruit.

T: Begins spicy and turns sour and fruity very quickly, lasting almost to the end. There is a flowery bitterness at the ending and leaves the mouth feeling powdery. Also a bit of trace hops but really covered up by the pungent alcoholic finish.

M: Filmy and light bodied that finishes quick and tart. Really makes your lips smack with the sourness though. Again, leaves almost a powdery residue on your tongue afterwards.

D: Awkward and weird with the first couple of sips and surprisingly enjoyable. But man, the alcoholic bite this brew delivers really kicks you in the teeth.

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Photo of weeare138
4.67/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears a light orange with a small white cap that slowly fades out. Scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of vanilla, tart cherries, raspberries, and funky, earthy plastic beach ball.
Taste is of the aromas with wine flavors pulling through and obvious oak aging.
Mouth is med bodied, juicy, tart, and refreshing.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Institute. Philadelphia, PA. 12 September 2009.

Chene is the French word for oak.

Appearance: Cloudy chestnut brown. Little head. Off-white. Tiny spots of lace adorn the glass with each sip but slowly erode.

Aroma: Dark fruit soaked in alcohol. Somewhat rum-like. Clear notes of raisin.

Flavor: The flavor follows the aroma with raisin, date, and a little bit of fig and prune all rinsed with shimmering alcohol. Woody and subtly earthy. The malt offers a softly sweet, gently caramelish base. Spiciness backs it, at least partially fueled by alcohol, and it finishes dry - awash in alcohol. Surprisingly, in some weird way, that kind of works.

Mouthfeel: Slick. Medium body.

Drinkability: Were it not for the clear alcohol, this would be quite an interesting and drinkable beer. As it is, it suffers a bit.

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Photo of corby112
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very deep dark black cherry color with dark coppery brown hues and golden amber edges when held to a light source. Thin off-white head that fades into a thin lasting ring that leaves small splotches of lacing.

Earthy wood and vinous aroma with dark fruit notes, peppery spice and syrupy cherry juice notes. Much more vinous and oaky than the Saison du Chene and both are blends of oak aged beers and young versions of said beer.

Smooth creamy medium body which has a pretty strong malt presence for the style that balances out the spiciness and earthy oak notes. Vinous with dark grape and other dark fruit such as cherry, plum and fig and subtle hints of vanilla. Sweet and not too tart with a slightly dry finish.

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Lectio Du Chene from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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