Fruitlands - Apricot | Modern Times Beer

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BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
175 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Modern Times Beer
California, United States
moderntimesbeer.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fruitlands is tart, fruity, and frighteningly delicious. The sour, salty base beer lays down the funky refreshment, while a heavy dose of apricot turns the whole thing into a wall-to-wall stone fruit fiesta. It’s a marvelous mix of elements that collides with your mouth like a fruit-filled asteroid of flavor traveling at the supersonic speed of party.

Added by HopHead84 on 10-03-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,838
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
175
pDev:
7.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 175 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StJamesGate
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy goldenrod over puffy head that fades. 3.75
Briny with apricot stones. 4
Wheatena, sour apple juice, a hit of salt, and tart stone fruit. 3.75
Crisp, light, tiny. 3.75

Light, but one dimensional sourness. Apricot MIA. Pleasant, but MT do better. 3.75

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Photo of puck1225
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a big goes fan but this was tasty and refreshing. Had it on tap poured into a pint glass. Murky yellow color with little head and decent lacing. Clean fresh fruit smell and taste. This was more like a sour and the salty taste was not strong. I prefer this. Good summer beer.

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Photo of Nicolaiw
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours pale yellow, hazy with white head that quickly disappears.
Aroma has lemons, wet cellar , moderate sour, apricot.
Taste is lemon, sour apricot, little salty.

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Photo of Viaduck
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour a hazy amber with a generous head made up of larger than usual bubbles. Aroma is of fruity malt. Taste: salty apricots with a malty finish, not very sweet & just barely sour. Apricot is the dominant note here. Plenty of carbonation to tickle the tongue. Very good

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to eyebereej for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Hazy light gold, with a good amount of visible carbonation. Forms a two finger white head with average retention.

S: Vaguely fruity, and moderately funky – earthy, Pediococcus and feet, and Lactobacillus - with mild lactic tartness and a light salinity. Cracker malts underneath. I’ll buy into apricot, although I don't know that I would have called it had it not been suggested.

T: Lactic tartness, dry fruitiness. Light cracker malts. Mild funk - earthy and barnyard that's rather reminiscent of saison funk without the saison yeastiness. It does still have some fruity esters though. A light savoriness gives way to more lactic tartness at the end.

M: Light body and very low alcohol presence. This is overly carbonated again – similar to their Passion/Guava offering, though the Apricot is less severely over-carbonated.

O: This wasn't my favorite. The dry fruit doesn’t play particularly nicely with the salinity, and it covers the lemony citrus of most Lacto goses. And the carbonation issue doesn’t help. I tried to stir the beer to release some of the carbonation - but even after stirring, it just doesn’t work for me – more of a failure of concept I think, rather than execution.

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap served in a stemmed glass at Mikkeller Bangkok.

Hazy golden hue with massive creamy white head, it stands with very good retention before slowly subsiding to an eternal foamy crown and leaving plenty of sticky lacing wave all around.

The aroma is quite complex, sour, tart, fruity, acidic, sweet apricot, lime, peach, jackfruit, salty plum, sea salt, some funk, candy, floral, and a hint of crackery malt.

The taste is all about good Gose quality with nice complement of fruity, sour, sharp tart, salty plum, sea salt, apricot, somewhat malty sweet, little earthy, tasty indeed.

Medium body with some crisp and moderate carbonation through the palate, rather smooth mouthfeel, refreshing, finish is very dry that will quickly lead to the next sip. Very tasty Gose, the apricot helps to level up and yields so pleasant fruity profile.

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Photo of brianmandell
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopkrid
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FatsoSvuLLo
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: Nice clear golden/bronze. Clear with carbonation bubbles rising. Initially a 2F soapy head, but it disappears quickly and leaves nothing.

S: Pilsner malts, apricot, sour yeast.

T: Not precisely the "stone fruit fiesta" advertised, but it seems nice enough. Malty and yeasty up front with a moderate note of apricot before descending into light sourness and just a hint of brine.

F: Light bodied, moderately carbonated. Quite crisp and refreshing, though sourness lingers a little bit.

O: More of a sour than a gose, I think, reviving the age-old argument. Doesn't really stand up to Aslin's version, but quite drinkable.

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Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imbibehour
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Yowza! Supper fine sudsy out of the bottle with a big fat fistful controlled head of white-ish yellow color. Retention is just sudsy but just keeps getting repopulated and wont budge at all. Real impressive on a gose. Opaque mix of lemon and orange body color, not very muddy and some ultra fine amounts of carbonation. Great looking.

Tangy apricot and stone fruit aromas. Hints at peach with minimal sweetness. Tartness is down to a minimum with some hinting soda like carbonation a bit. Very mellow, and not exceptionally noticeable or a large nose. But fun to dig around in.

Palate hits nicely. Very solid tangy fruit and brine on the mid palate. Hits with a bit of radler like soda qualities but with a real nice obvious salinity. Mild sensing peach and apricot mid palate, but with a rather simple and neutral sensing malt depth and backbone.

A solid take on a gose, particularly like the salt angle on this, but doesn't bring the exceptional chewy or great fruit flavor. Solid and easy drinking at least.

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Photo of kbgratz
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewery_Decimal_System
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MilaMila
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antc2382
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrownBottle
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of braker649er
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

For me this was a subtle and satisfying fruit gose ... everything was smooth but nothing was particularly booming in the flavor in terms of salt or sour or fruit.

The look was the most distinctive aspect for me, actually. Cloudy rose-orange color with stark white head that was larger than I usually see in a gose. Maybe I would've sought a stronger fruit in the smell or more salt in the flavor, but again overall this was satisfying.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought this a while ago but with so much in my queue lately, I can't quite remember where! I've been on a kick for Gose's this year and this one was a textbook example of what one should be, without being too weak or overdone. If this had a bit more saltiness and apricot it in, this would have stood out from the pack that I've had as of late!

Decent pour to this as the beer had a murky goldenrod hue that became considerably more cloudy the further down I got in the bottle, a massive head that settled (and sounded!) like retreating sea foam, and a nice amount of lacing left behind in thin and wavy clumps that slowly slid down the side of my pint glass. Lots of sour and funk in the nose with more in the taste, but the apricot was so darned hard to pick out. Not so much salt in here as this felt like light brine and the consistency reminded me of soda. The liquid felt like sour apple juice as it had a bit of slickness to it with hints of funk and light fruit left in the aftertaste, though it wasn't anything particularly memorable.

With alcohol like this, how could you not polish this off all at once? Beers of this style will never win any awards but they're so fun and easy to drink that you won't even care. It's enough of an argument for an endless summer, one bubbly sip at a time. Just wish it came with some more fruit and body!

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Photo of drone
3.37/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MickeyHops
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConradKenney
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy, dull orange in color, with minimal head. Taste is apricot jam and rind, wheat, and light salt. Light bodied and medium low for salt. Really love this as a fruit beer as the apricots shine, but I like my goses more salty. Another great warm weather beer. I would get this again if I wanted a fruit beer.

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Photo of Tschnab
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Fruitlands - Apricot from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 175 ratings