Lomaland - Modern Times Beer
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Reviews by portia99:
3.89/5 rDev +4.6%
16oz can poured into an Idle Hands tulip.
A - Pours a pale straw gold color...almost Bud Light pale. Excellent clarity with a two finger rocky white head with decent staying power and slowly falling to the surface with some sticky webs of lacing left behind.
S - Spicy, herbal, clovey, wintergreen. Soft malt base - grainy, lightly sweet, biscuity with some grassy hops.
T - Tart, slightly acidic up front that fades to some soft citrus, notably oranges with hints of lemon. This is followed by a dry, sharply bitter hoppiness that lingers to the finish and gets joined by some juicy apple flavor. Dry, biscuity malt complements.
M - Tart, dry, bitterly hoppy, medium bodied with a strong, fizzy carbonation.
O - Saison...maybe - with such a broad style definition, I guess it fits and I can't find a different style to call this either. That being said, it is a bit on the fringes of style - herbal, somewhat Belgiany, firm hoppiness, slightly tart...all sound like good saison descriptors. Something is missing or just off though...can't put a finger on what is missing, but it definitely is lacking something. Enjoyable still, but not one that I would run to again. Glad to try this out.
11-28-2013 00:11:04 | More by portia99
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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.