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Lomaland - Modern Times Beer

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213 Ratings
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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 14
Gots: 18 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Modern Times Beer visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mactrail on 08-11-2013)
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Reviews by BucannonXC5:
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BucannonXC5

California

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
Misc.: N/A

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
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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.

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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.

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Back to the drawing board with a Saison Dupont. in hand....

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Lomaland from Modern Times Beer
84 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.