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Lomaland | Modern Times Beer

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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
Ranking:
#19,418
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
577
pDev:
10.08%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
85
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 577 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of eldoctorador
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vande
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Simal56
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drtth
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Using a carefully controlled pour, the lightly hazy bright golden yellow colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass completely filling the rest of the glass with a 1 1/2" fluffy snow white head that could easily have foamed over the sides of the glass with a more vigrorous pour. The head slowly recedes leaving a sheet of foam on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates lots of small and medium speckles on the side of the glass.

The aromas are full of Belgian yeast with some lemony citrus and a touch of white pepper. There's also a bit of cracker like character from the malt.

As expected from the nose the flavors include a bit of lemony citrus, some white pepper. There's also a bit of sweetness and crackery malt character supporting the rest of the flavors.. The bitterness from the hops is way in the background and quite low. There's also a touch of earthy character from the hops in the background.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and has a clean slightly crisp feel from the persistent moderate carbonation. The finish begins as the crackery sweetness recedes, allowing the spicy citric character to then slowly fade as turns into a light, earthy bitterness that closes the semi-dry show.

Overall this is a well made, nicely complex saison that I'd be willing to have again. The various flavor components are noticeably there but none dominates at the expense of the others. That said it isn't going to replace Hennepin, Tank 7, Sofie or Saison Dupont on my shopping list.

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Photo of smithj4
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tfsimpkins
2.68/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StanleysCup
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Shy5
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of festizio
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrewh995
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a white head. Smells of hay, yeast, and spices. Tastes of Belgian yeast, coriander, orange zest, hops, and grass. Medium in body and carbonation. Overall a very tasty Saison.

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Photo of csmrx7
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad saison. Fairly light and drinkable but not overly interesting.

Very bright and straw colored. Good size head that subsides quickly but minimal lacing

Smell is pretty earthy which is not. Matched by the taste which is much fresher and wheaty.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had the Modern Times Lomaland Saison at the Lazy Dog restaurant in Cupertino.I thought it was like a mix of a Witbier and a Saison. It is a tasty yet refreshing beer. My wife and my daughter also liked it. Some may think it is a little bit too much of "Modern Times", but it was perfect with my dinner (Kung Pao chicken). I think it should be crowd pleaser as well as something craft beer enthusiasts would like.

Look: semi-clear golden yellow, thin white head

Aroma: wheat crackers, mild funk, a little bit of pepper

Taste: Wheat crackers, banana, pear, tart lemon, followed by a hoppiness not typical for Witbier as well as pepper.

Feel: light to medium body

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Photo of flagmantho
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz tall can into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: light golden hue with a dash of haze and a strong effervescence. Head is two fingers of frothy white foam; it looks to me rather like a witbier. I like it.

Smell: malty and grainy, with a not-insignificant amount of funk. The character isn't rich, but it seems decent enough.

Taste: sweeter than the aroma, with a good, almost wheaty character to it. It's like somewhere between a witbier and a saison, with a hint of pear-like Belgian pale ale character thrown in. It works for me!

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a big carbonation and a fluffy, delightful creaminess.

Overall: I really rather like this beer. It's somewhere near the triple point of saison, witbier and Belgian pale, and it's refreshing and interesting.

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Photo of safaricook
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tastes like I well crafted classic Saison. no brett or dry-hopping or other extravagancas. just good old Saison yeast character. Also low alcohol. Would buy this as a standard if it would be easily available in this country

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Photo of TH28
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can. 6/22/17 can date. Appearance: Pale straw yellow, clear, with a light white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Decent lacing. Aroma: Black pepper, citrus peel, and fruity Belgian yeast esters of pear and green apple. Touch of light cracker maltiness Taste: Light cracker malt sweetness, with citrus peel and sweat pear that builds into a sharp, dry aggressive bitterness for the style. Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a high carbonation Finish: Very dry with sharp lingering bitterness. Wonderful pear esters show up retronasally to counter the bitterness Overall: Very nice rustic saison, with a light cracker maltiness that allows the yeast to shine. More pear and banana esters, with only a touch of black pepper, and a surprisingly aggressive bitterness for the style that finishes with a bang. Extremely dry finish, with the fruity esters and strong bitterness, make this a great saison for food

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Photo of Danielr26
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeRose
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear yellow with a massive foamy white head. Head falls in a reasonable amount of time to a quarter inch or so, persists.

The smell is subdued, but pretty Belgian. Grassy hay, crackery malt, mild funk, earthiness, pepper all come through on the nose.

The flavors follow, but this is a pretty restrained farmhouse. Follows right with the nos, but a touch f sweetness to balance the beer.

The beer is light, drinkable, and there is a nice peppry bite that grows a bit. Might be just a little thin.

Overall, a good beer that is easy to drink. Pretty tame for the style, but a good one to try.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickfl
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of derdtheterd
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcotom
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
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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Lomaland from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 577 ratings
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