Fortunate Islands - Modern Times Beer
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Ratings: 456 | Reviews: 62 | Display Reviews Only:
4.26/5 rDev +2.4%
Appearance: Pours a clear goldenstraw with a massive head that leaves lacing all over the place
Smell: Tropical fruit and citrus with perhaps a hint of bread
Taste: Wheat bread underpins the tropical fruit and citrus flavors from the hops; a bit grassy, too; lingering bitter finish
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate to high carbonation
Overall: This is what all American Wheats aspire to be when they grow up; best in style by a mile
Thanks, lincolnbeard, for the opportunity
07-27-2014 23:36:08 | More by brentk56
3.98/5 rDev -4.3%
A mildly hazy orange with a dense off white head with solid retention and lacing, this looks good. Not surprisingly, this doesn't smell like an APWA. Instead, its massively hoppy with plenty of bright citrus and tropical fruit, so much so that it smells like fruit juice. Mango and peach are most prominent. A mild grainy backbone is noticeable as well. Excellent.
The palate opens bright and fruity with juicy mango and peach along with grapefruit and oranges. This is followed by an earthy, mildly crackery malt backbone, dry, snappy, mildly crisp and with some wheat. Drying on the finish with lingering peach with a faint bitterness and grainy huskiness, this beer is light in body and is highly carbonated, more than I'd like in fact. Very good.
07-27-2014 05:25:52 | More by DefenCorps
1.89/5 rDev -54.6%
Smell is huge diacetyl. Buttery popcorn all the way. Very big disappointment. Hopefully a bad batch because this is not good at all. Tastes buttery, creamy, stale and in no way smells or tastes tropical or even wheaty. Bad first impression to a brewery I was excited about and was thinking I was really going to like.
07-23-2014 01:48:14 | More by JDV
4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
Poured from a 16oz can into my Spiegelau glass. Light golden yellow with foamy white head. Malty sweetness on the nose with some citrus and fruit. It's not faint either, it's very in-your-face. Taste is not at all what you'd expect from a wheat beer. At 46 IBU this is basically a pale ale with wheat malt as the base. There's a lot of wheat in the front with a good amount of citrus and tropical fruit to go along with it. This is an IPA lover's wheat beer. Mouthfeel is pretty good, I'd say it needs more carbonation though. Other than that this is the perfect summer beer. Light, hoppy, and very sessionable.
07-20-2014 21:07:48 | More by MisSigsFan
Fortunate Islands from Modern Times Beer
93 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.