Lomaland - Modern Times Beer
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Reviews by BucannonXC5:
3.85/5 rDev +3.5%
Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Modern Times pint glass
From: Whole Foods in Hillcrest (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $9.99 for a 4-pack
Purchased: April 16, 2014
Consumed: April 17, 2014
Poured a golden semi-clear color with two fingers of pillowy white head. A decent amount of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Average amount of sporadic lacing along the sides of the glass. Average-to-above average retention.
Smelled cloves, banana, peppery notes, tropical hops, honey, kiwi, green grapes, light Circus Peanuts, grass hops, hay, wheat, caramel and some floral hops.
Tasted pretty close to the smell, which was a good thing. Also go cloves, banana, those peppery notes, booziness, tropical hops, Circus Peanuts, kiwi, green grapes, caramel, honey, grass hops, floral hops, wheat and some mouthwash alcohol.
Light body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Abrupt finish. Tastes stronger than the 5.5 percent ABV.
This was a good beer, but not quite as good as I thought it would be. This won’t deter me from trying more Modern Times though. Decent.
04-18-2014 07:08:44 | More by BucannonXC5
More User Reviews:
2.76/5 rDev -25.8%
A: A clear, almost fluorescent, golden yellow.
S: Yeast funk, pepper, white grapes, and a lot of sweetness.
T: The flavor is what you might expect from a pilsener brewed with a Belgian yeast. This is more like a Belgian Golden Ale or a Belgian Strong Pale Ale than a Saison.
M: A bit syrupy.
O: I've liked everything else I've had from Modern Times so far. This is by no means a bad beer but neither my style nor what I was expecting.
02-26-2014 03:12:06 | More by 01001111
3.43/5 rDev -7.8%
16 oz. can poured into a globe glass. The Lomaland pours a clear straw with a rather fleeting cap of foam. Does offer some carbonation for a while to support a thin surface cap but lacks the fullness expected as for retention/lace.
Aroma of light Belgian yeast and some noble hops. Touch of sweet lemony grain especially through a bit of foam after a swirl. Decent aroma but surely lacks any classic saison character. Coriander spice with warming.
Taste follows with a slightly sweet lemon bready character with a good dose of Belgian yeast character. Some spices emerge with warming as the yeast notes diminish. Bit steely overall and undercarbonated. A firmer carbonation via agitation brings forth a spicier delivery. Hmmm.
Feel is pleasant and supportive yet again so-so given the light carbonation. Overall I'm a bit dissaponted here. Surely a 'spiced' saison yet one that is done subtely and with finess vs. the blatant spice of many brewers. Yet the desired yeast funk character is absent. It's hard to mass produce a good saison, and Modern Times doesn't quite pull it off. Alas, they fail less than Coronado or Green Flash for example, who simply crush a base beer with spices.
Back to the drawing board with a Saison Dupont. in hand....
11-15-2013 06:42:54 | More by HalfFull
4/5 rDev +7.5%
I really like this saison-brew... and not just because its a San Diego based beer.
As advertised, it tastes like a balanced combination of peppercorn and crackers... with a light, airy taste. A moderate ABV makes it sufficiently sessionable (aka crushable). While it has a hazy, light appearance, its very satisfying for the style. Personally, I'm not a big fan of the saison-style; prefer the predictability of Pale Ales, IPAs, lagers, etc.... that said, a fine beer.
06-21-2014 03:23:43 | More by ANIMOUL
Lomaland from Modern Times Beer
84 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.