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:
#20,388
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
592
pDev:
10.08%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
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pint can into Ommegang fluted stem glass
canned on 8/26/17
L- pours a clear straw with a quickly receding huge white head
S- predominantly wheat from the flaked wheat in the malt bill (as stated on the can)
T- crackery malt, some funkyness, that goes down in a peppery finish
F- highly carbonated and light bodied
Overall I don't like the addition of wheat as it throws the beer off kilter

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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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Lomaland from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 592 ratings