Lomaland | Modern Times Beer

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BA SCORE
3.77/5
570 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
Ranking:
#18,591
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
570
pDev:
10.08%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
84
Trade:
5
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of acurtis
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, spice, grass, and slight citrus aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour grain, spice, and slight citrus flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, light, and refreshing.

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

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3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a cool saison, my first modern times brew, drlovemd87 hooked it up like he always does. my favorite part about this beer is unfortunately the can. retro look with a quote from one of my favorite academics lewis mumford, who's monumental two volume work "the myth of the machine" has shaped my own academic trajectory immensely. the beer itself is good, generic on the yeast front, but will hopped with czech saaz, a combination i have dabbled with in my own brewing. the fruity clean nature of the saaz plays nicely with the saison yeast. its familiar but tasty and ultra refreshing. low alcohol and sassy carbonation make this a session saison for me. fruity aromas give way to a more bitter taste, showing the versatility of this hop. i wish the yeast was a little more unique, it makes the beer fall into the category of normal, which saisons should never really be, at least in my mind. what makes this one different is its hopping and its drinkability. if this were available in colorado i would buy it regularly during the hot months of the year. not way different from stillwaters classique, just a bit more hoppy. session saisons are coming in to vogue must be...

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high frothy white head that died down, leaving only a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of floral hops are present in the nose along with notes of Belgian yeast.
T: The taste has flavors of floral hops and Belgian yeast along with some faint bits of spices and musty grain.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Little if any dryness is perceptible.
O: This beer is easy to drink and seems a little rustic in nature. I prefer my saisons to be drier and spicer, but this is good in its own realm.

Serving type: can

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3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
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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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%

Appearance: Way too much foam, at first, until I settled into a very gentle pour; a huge head covers the clear golden liquid and leaves strands of lace

Smell: Bready and herbal, with fresh cut grass, white pepper and cilantro tones

Taste: Bready, up front, with the grassy edge developing; cilantro and white pepper emerge in the mid-palate and lead to a rather herbal finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: More of an interesting lawnmower beer than a Saison, I am afraid

Thanks, lincolnbeard, for the opportunity

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Got in a trade with RaulMondesi. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy bright golden color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, straw, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, straw, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, clove, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good big. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice saison style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and moderate pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. It did feel like a cross between and Belgian pale ale and saison; but was still a very enjoyable offering.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Photo of mactrail
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Tiger Tiger. Attractive clear golden brew in the Allagash tulip with a nice enough head. Pears and spice in the nose.

Pleasant funky, fruity, tangy taste. Some browned biscuity malt and a pear skin bitterness. Just enough substance while being frothy and refreshing. Malty flavors enhanced by the bitter, dry, yeasty finish. Thoroughly drinkable Saison in the lighter style.

Brewer rates this at 30 IBU, made with Czech Saaz hops. Some wheat malt and corn in the mix. This is one of the four year-round beers from Modern Times.

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3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Lomaland from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 570 ratings
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