Lomaland by Modern Times

Thursday, 24 November 2016
Beer Name: Lomaland

Brewer: Modern Times Beer, San Diego, California, USA

Date Sampled:  24th November 2016

ABV: 5.5%

Serving Type: Can

Location Sampled: Home

Happy Thanksgiving! With the United States playing such a role in the world craft beer movement right now it didn't seem right not to post something tonight. So even though I'm a little short of time, I've grabbed an American beer off of my shelf so that I can raise a glass to those state side!

This is the first Modern Times beer that I've drunk and I only really got this one by chance, spotting it whilst placing a recent order with Beer Merchants. Lomaland is described as a "Rustic Belgian-style farmhouse ale." It's not the sort of beer that I'd normally gravitate to but it was the only Modern Times beer in stock when I placed my order so seemed like an ideal time to broaden my horizons.

I think it looks great in the glass, with a lovely hazy light amber colour, a small white head and a nice level of carbonation. There is something so appealing about seeing those tiny bubbles racing up towards the surface.

The aroma is good, although very different to what I'm used to. There's pepper, a small amount of citrus and an earthy yeastiness; trust me it's better than it sounds!

In the mouth Lomaland initially feels light bodied but the carbonation helps to give it a satisfying creaminess.

On tasting the light citrus and pepper follows through, before leaving a dry, almost tart like finish.

It's not the most complex of beers, but it's crisp, light and very refreshing.

I really enjoyed it and will definitely be willing to try some more Saisons.

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