Lomaland | Modern Times Beer

BA SCORE
86
very good
554 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Modern Times Beer
California, United States
moderntimesbeer.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lomaland is an earthy, rustic Belgian-style farmhouse ale that's both complex and quaffable. It smells like hay, pepper, and friendly sunshine. Its dry, cracker-like body and lightly-hoppy finish makes it a beautiful compliment to food. We named Lomaland after the brilliantly crazy utopian community that was the first settlement built in Point Loma, the San Diego neighborhood where our fermentorium is located.

Added by mactrail on 08-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
554
Reviews:
90
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
10.18%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
82
For Trade:
5
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Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcotom
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 16-ounce can into a tulip. Very hazy darkish yellow color, with a two-finger white head that settled rather rapidly. Aromas and flavors as expected of the style. Light crackery malt, yeast funk, banana, a little spice, and earthy herbal notes are present on the nose and palate. Great depth of flavor, more full-bodied than most saisons I've tried. Good carbonation that persists. The alcohol is surprisingly prominent on the finish, as is some spicy bitterness. Overall, well executed and a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of bryantan
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thebooyakid
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Beergery
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml can. Seems highly carbonated, hence pours out a huge head of white froth on top of a slightly hazy golden hued brew. Froth does not persist, and while the fizz is retained in the brew for quite a while, swirling fails to reinvigorate the froth. Overall, it feels like the carbonation distracts too much from the other qualities of this brew. Aromas are dominated by yeasty, earthy flavours, think of bread, sourdough, biscuits. Taste is a mix of light sweetness and sourness, very much barnyard earthy.

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Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can design must be re-done. Otherwise nice looking brew, these guys are belgian & IPA experts.

A) beer pours a hazy, golden straw color, with big, puffy, rocky, chunky off-white head, which leaves lots of webby lace.

S) smells of Sun-baked hay, dry grass, black peppercorns, yeast, crackers, and earthy, leafy, grassy hops.
T) The taste starts and ends pleasantly peppery - and offers pale malt, wheat crackers, funky yeast, and grassy hops.
F) Aspiriny and atringent, chalky, I had to upgrade as a drew down the glass for its smooth, off-dry, lingering spicy finish.

Complex, great food beer, better than their Gose.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can - nice, my parents went on their first date, or something, in Point Loma, all those years ago.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, rocky, and chunky off-white head, which leaves some stellar broken webbed lace around the glass as it eventually subsides.

It smells of semi-sweet, grainy pale malt, a lesser edgy wheatiness, cracked black peppercorns, pink bubblegum, a slightly phenolic yeastiness, and some gentle earthy, leafy, and dead grassy green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy pale malt, wheat crackers, estery and mildly funky yeast, more chewed-out Hubba Bubba, a hint of dried banana chips, muddled pepper mill output, and a further leafy, weedy, and grassy verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-lifting frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and sort of smooth, with both the yeast and hops taking a not so minor tithe here. It finishes off-dry, the sturdy base malt swatting away at the lingering spice, hops, and yeast.

Overall, this is one interesting example of the style - it seems to have a veritable kitchen sink's worth of stuff going on, but nothing really dominates, rather it all works together nicely. Lots of enjoyable and drinkable flavours abounding - yeasty, funky, hoppy, spicy, and malty, all.

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Photo of nick_perry
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light yellow color, thin white head. Funky grassy lemon aroma. Taste matches, with an overall earthy character. Bit of spice on the lingering finish, it seems. A delightful rustic saison.

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Photo of arizcards
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from Craft Beer Hop Stop 1-19-17 for $2.49. Canned sometime in 2016 (bad stamp).

Beer poured pale gold with a nice white head on the initial pour.

Nose is nice with the phenols yielding a touch of the barnyard.

Taste is a touch of light fruits, a hint of funk, and a nice mild prickly hop finish.

Mouthfeel is light and lively as it dances nicely across the palate with each sip.

Overall this is an awesome warm weather brew, very refreshing after spending some time in low 90 degrees weather. Would recommend for pool/backyard session drinking!

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Photo of HopHunter19
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - hazy hay/straw colores beer with a fizzy white head that sticks and leaves a great lacing on the glass
S @ big hay, banana, straw, barnyard, funk, little bit of lemon/citrus in there as well
T # very similar to the nose. Hay, straw, barnyard, banana, clove, slight lemon flavor again.
M $ light mouthfeel, carbonation appropriate for the style, alcohol covered, aftertaste is funky barnyard
O & this is a standard saison. Very good. Not mind blowing.

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Photo of StephenCollinsMarshall
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Corson
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spikester
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy gold with two fingers of white five minute head. Swathes of lace form as the head drops.
Smell is hay and bubblegum.
Taste is tart citrus bubblegum yeasty esters and a mild hop bitterness at the end.
Mouthfeel is lively carbonation and light to medium body. Finish is tart dry and mildly bitter.
Another fine beer from Modern Times. Very refreshing beer.

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Photo of VictorsValiant
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NWHopinator
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Reema
4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving type: 16 oz can, a Blue Ticket beer from work

Pours bright straw gold with a moderate amount of turbidity. Smells like fresh hay, slight bubblegum, dried grass, along with a pleasant subtle doughy scent. Taste is bright grassy hops, bubble gum fruitiness, along with a solid doughy taste. Feel is light and airy, perfectly refreshing. Overall this is a really good beer with great qualities all around.

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Photo of rab53
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of goopy
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Lomaland from Modern Times Beer
3.83 out of 5 based on 554 ratings.
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