Lomaland | Modern Times Beer

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3.78/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

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
Ranking:
#22,175
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
614
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
94
Trade:
5
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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.39/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I feel terrible that I ripped through two four packs and never actually gave this a review. When I get more i'll update this but between this and Prairie Standard I have two of my absolute favorite Saison/Farmhouse ales in a 4 pack. Tons of great flavor, holds up well with age, and just incredible overall. Highly recommended.

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Photo of erk0607
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Golden yellow with a white head that is quite soft, lingers nicely - yeast haze
Smell: Yeasty, saison funk, lemon, grass, hay, bread
Taste: Much like the smell, but a bit more on the funk and bubble gum side, some hoppy bitterness
Feel: Refreshingly crisp, some energetic carbonation, tart
Overall: Decent summer beer to have after mowing the yard or applying concrete sealant all afternoon in the sun

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Photo of YeastEnthusiast
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antwon616
3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EMV
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz can into a Dogfish head tulip

L: Clear light golden pour with massive fluffy white head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Lemongrass and citrus. Slightly floral.

T/F: Crackery grains and malts. Strong lemon/citrus flavor... pepper and mild spice. Mild yeast esters. Floral and a bit funky... earthy. Light bodied... a little thin. Well carbonated. The finish is more citrus.

O: A solid citrus-forward Saison. Easy drinking... great for warm weather. Not my favorite Modern Times beer but a solid brew.

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Photo of Khaack
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ElGallo
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of macrosmatic
3.41/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to eyebereej for sending this one! Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Tampa Bay Brewing Company snifter.

A: Light yellow in color with a mild haze. Forms a big fluffy white head, and a good amount of visible carbonation.

S: Pilsner malts, yeasty, and some cooked corn. Some mild lemony citric quality and a bit of wheat graininess.

T: Pilsner malts and lemon citrus, coriander and wheat. Still a slight corn flavor, though less than I got on the nose. Some hop bitterness near the end. Some saison yeastiness but minimal black peppery character.

M: A light body, with a low alcohol presence and good carbonation sensation.

O: Not an overall offensive beer, but this isn't a very good saison. Almost more of a Belgian pale ale brewed with saison yeast or something. Minimal farmhouse character or funk, almost no black pepper, and the yeast doesn’t play enough of a role. Perhaps a canned craft beer to give to your Bud Light friends.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 310gts
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DIM
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dflo32
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andyjeigh
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopalongcassidy2
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

If you're a hophead thinking about getting into saisons this Spring, this beer would not be a bad place to start. It has a lot of true to style saison characteristics (wine-type aromas/yeast/slightly sour/funky) , but also has a generous dose of hops. Personally, I'm not doing hops right now, so the 30 IBUs of hops was more than I really wanted, but for an IPA fan, it will probably be appreciated. Overall this beer met its stated goals, and was well-made.

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Photo of Mayhewbc
4.41/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beersilio
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IronLover
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light golden yellow in color with just the slightest haze. Poured with a moderate, soapy, bright white foam with medium low retention. Tart fruit, sweet under-ripe banana and wheat malt aromas with a hint of pepper at the end. Medium light bodied with acidic medium high carbonation. Tart fruit flavors up front followed by sweet banana esters and bready malt. Tartness and acidic carbonation through the middle to the end. Finished with tapering tartness, wheat bread, light banana and peppery esters, and light earthy hop notes. A pretty straight forward saison. Esters were a bit subdued and the feel was similar to an adjunct lager. Balance leaned toward the malty backbone. Easy drinking and pretty tasty.

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Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appropriately pale gold, fluffy head. Aroma has some light citrus zest, cracked pepper, hay but with a very faint soapy industrial vein that detracts a little . Taste is good but not mind-blowing - the rustic yeast could be more robust, malt is wheat cracker, a little greasier on the tongue then I like for a saison, needs to be crisper.

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Photo of sjones5045
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mortarforker
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mchegash
4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a slightly hazy golden-yellow, with gushing pure white head. Ample visible carbonation rising up the beer. It looks amazingly fresh and delicious.

S: A nice rustic barnyard funk. Smells of bread, grass, and must with hints of spice.

T: A very delicious saison. Subtle and balanced. Not overly spicy or funky but not too weak in flavor either. Don't quite know how to describe the specifics of the flavor. No particular words come to mind.

F: Medium body. Slightly above average carbonation level.

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Photo of Ssippisam
4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jaxlion82
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Lomaland from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 614 ratings