Lomaland | Modern Times Beer

BA SCORE
86
very good
553 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:
553
Reviews:
90
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
10.18%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
82
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 553 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of Frank69
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of steverx8
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a thick soapy head. The head appears white and as it dissipates changes to an off white. Crazy carbonation on this one with lots of pretty streaming bubbles.

Smell is sweet and tart. Something like some fresh mowed grass and maybe some leather scent.

Taste has a lemon citrus flavor without that lemon tart bitterness. Very subtle peppery taste. A very nice smooth flavor profile.

Mouth feel borders on medium with a wet finish.

I was actually scared of this one a bit, and excited at the same time. Me and the wife tried one farmhouse that ended up as a drain pour. Perhaps it was off but I would not know as I am a newby to the style. Gotta love the world of beer with so many different beer styles to try out. So Lomaland definitely gets a good vote from me as it has a complex flavor profile that did not scare the crap out of my taste buds.

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Photo of chivermac
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

When this first came out, I wasn't much of a fan. Over the last couple years it has seemed to have grown on me, or has just gotten better. Now a go-to for an American take on a Saison for me. Cheers!

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Photo of Bulabeers
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

L: Massive snow white head poured over top of a very hazy yellowish beer like pineapple/orange juice
S: Barnyard funk, pepper, lemon, lime, grapefruit
T: funky grainy hay like flavor, with pepper, lemon peel, and maybe some herbal or floral hop bitterness on the back end. very dry.
F: It is nearly as carbonated as a club soda.
O: There needs to be an easy to find date on this can. I'm not sure how canning works. I don't know if it's old and becoming over carbonated or if it is intended to be this way. It's enjoyable.

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Photo of tomb_ride
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Heeenrik
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmilyko
3.1/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of socon67
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foiegras
4.67/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wlynch
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Hazy lemon with a bone ring. 4
Bright citrus and a bit of field. 3.75
Cream of wheat, candied lemon rind, a bit of clove, little specks of stone fruit, a touch of tartness, then grass to end. 4
Crisp and light. 4

Saaz

Clean and well-executed. Low on funk; this is all about the straight Saaz lemon. Their session beer, I'm guessing, and it does quench. "Just" really nice. 3.75

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Photo of Mikexw
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SoCal_Matt
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 fl oz tallboy can.

poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: opaque golden yellow body with a bone white head. The head is creamy thick. Good staying power with the head and it leaves a decent amount of lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: Wheat and cracker malts. Earthy, bright, light citrus (lemon) and floral. Well water mineralality is present as well. Light peppery yeast and the banana with clove is there as well.

Taste: The saison starts off with fruity yeast and bananas. Light bitterness in the middle which also lingers slightly in the finish. It has citrus/lemon hops with a hint of earth and floral notes. Hint of white pepper yeast character. As the saison warms up the lemon flavor comes to the forefront of the beer and gives the beer a little lemony tartness that was not present earlier when this beer was right out of the fridge; gotta love those Saaz hops.

Mouthfeel: light bodied saison with moderate carbonation. The body is light, bright, refreshing and snappy. The oats also add a little bit of creaminess to the texture to round out a very fine mouthfeel.

Overall: Gotta love a saison in a can for me because of the convenience of drinking a beer while fishing or other outdoor activities and because saisons are one of my favorite style. This beer has a fantastic mouthfeel which I feel is the strongest attribute of this beer. I think that modern times really brews an outstanding saison here and wish that this was a regular offering on shelves in my local beer store.

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Photo of briankarp
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNPIII127
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jwale73
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, milky yellow with a loose, bright white head. Nose is very much reminiscent of a witbier - chamomile notes, coriander, yeast, wheat and a grassy quality. Taste consistent with nose - very subdued and akin to a table beer. Mouthfeel is light in body with an even, mild carbonation. Overall, quaffable but not much complexity for a farmhouse.

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Lomaland from Modern Times Beer
3.83 out of 5 based on 553 ratings.
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