Fruitlands - Passion Fruit And Guava | Modern Times Beer

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Fruitlands - Passion Fruit And GuavaFruitlands - Passion Fruit And Guava

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Modern Times Beer
California, United States

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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 passion fruit and guava turns the whole thing into a wall-to-wall tropical 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 SocalKicks on 11-10-2015

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Photo of brentk56
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours clear and golden colored with a one finger head; wisps of lacing

Smell: Passion fruit dominant, with lemon and guava tones

Taste: Lactic tartness with passion fruit and lemon tones forward, the guava fills through the middle with just a hint of salt in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate carbonation

Overall: The passion fruit really makes this Gose but the subtle guava tones round it out

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Photo of n2185
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of byronic
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kell50
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gcamparone
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a wine glass. Thanks Daniel for this one!

Pours a deep orange lightly hazy body with a small fizzy head. Maybe a tinge of pink in there.

Aromas are tropical and fruity! Very inviting in this category. Passionfruit more than guava, but the guava is there. Tart citric acid is also there. On the tongue is tart passionfruit, creamy malt, a bit grainy with a touch of salt. Very refreshing, very easy.

Lots of flavor here, very easy drinking beer. I could crush this all summer!

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Photo of CreightonSM
3.54/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Finally getting around tho this one as we've finally escaped the clutches of winter here in Ontario. Served cold into a pint glass. LCBO purchase for north of $4 CDN. Canned November 29, 2017.

Appearance - Peach / apricot colored brew a definite opaqueness, a small near finger of loose white head that dissipates pretty rapidly reaching a small cluster of foam that does linger on top for some time.

Smell - Lemon, passionfruit and some white grape makes it through as well as a general tropical aroma which can be attributed to guava.

Taste - tart, sour, salty with a creamy wheat body that smooths everything over. I do get a little bit of the passionfruit and guava in there, but it's quite well hidden. Taste outside of the very creamy wheatiness which I like, is pretty damn close to every other gose I've had. Fleshy guava does make an appearance once you're halfway through the serving.

Mouthfeel - Super, duper smooth and creamy with the wheat being not only a noticable flavor, but in this case, creates it's own texture as well. Carbonation is appropriate and body is light.

Overall - A very good gose, with outstanding feel rich flavors and everything you look for, but given the reviews and the mention of guava and passionfruit, I didn't really find enough of either to differentiate this that much. Maybe that's a lack of experience with goses, but while I would enjoy again, I'd likely go to something cheaper in these parts.

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Photo of Eman17
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16oz can into 16oz tulip glass. Canned on 2/10/18.

Look: Hazy in appearance. Dark yellow in color. Some floaties that stay suspended on bottom of beer. During the pour, I achieved a near 2" frothy white head, but it dissipated quickly. Moderate amounts of lacing left on the edge of glass as I drink it.

Smell: Really awesome. Guave and passionfruit upfront, with a wheat and bready hints on the nose. Simple yet good smelling.

Taste: Again, really awesome. Passionfruit and guava apparent. Some flavoring that reminds me of grapefruit, orange, and pineapple, but knowing that passionfruit and guava are what MT sought after, it is apparent. I get a yeasty/wheaty flavor as well, that almost adds a sweetness to the beer that is similar to the sweetness tasted in Hawaiian bread.

Feel: Medium in body, yet somewhat watery. Carbonation low. Very soft and easy drinking beer.

Overall: I tried this on tap, and wasn't all that impressed, but now it is making me rethink my initial thoughts. This is easy drinking, very low ABV, and full of flavor. If you're a fan of the gose style, this will be a good brew for you. As always, I am very glad to have tried. I am really enjoying this one. Cheers!

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Photo of mchegash
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: A hazy golden orange with minimal off-white head.
S: A slightly sour tropical fruit blend, of papaya and guava (passionfruit and guava is what's actually in the beer). Smell is a tad salty as well.
T: Slightly sour, only slightly sweet. A nice a light malt backbone balanced with delicious tropical fruit flavors. Very refreshing.
F: Medium bodied, light carbonation. Smooth, not quite creamy, but bordering on that.
O: This was a very delicious and refreshing beer.

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Photo of OKbrew89
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap. Pours a clear, golden color with a fingernail head that dissipates quickly. Nose of passionfruit, guava, and salt. Taste is passionfruit, guava, and citrus with a clean cut of salt on the end. Light body and medium carbonation.
It's more sweet than tart, but uses guava in such a fantastic manner. Guava normally disappears but this actually lets it breathe, at the cost of the tartness. It's not a sour gose as much as a well done fruit beer.

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Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AllHopsMatter
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A hazy pear color with with a stark white head of 1 finger.

Sour vinegar and passion fruit aromas with wheat, lime, and mango.

Flavor starts with a strong wheat presence, following with equally strong notes of salt, passion fruit, guava, mango, and rose hips. Finishes out on floral notes, wheat, and passion fruit.

Very carbonated, seltzer-like, with a slight starchy wheat presence and a poppy finish.

Overall, a very delicious, light, fruity gose with tons of flavor. Will definitely have it again.

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Photo of kwjd
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yancot
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thehyperduck
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

473 mL can from the LCBO; dated Nov 29 2017, listed at 4.8% and served lightly chilled. It was a shocking and welcome discovery to see this on shelves in Ontario.

Pours a foggy golden-blonde colour, with roughly one finger of fizzy white foam seated atop. It sizzles away within two minutes' time, though a frothy collar and filmy cap do stay in place; no lacing. Very fruity, appealing aroma - guava and passion fruit are what were physically added, but their presence has also resulted in shades of blood orange and strawberry on the nose. A tad briny as well, with some of that sour lactic acidity also coming through with crystal clarity.

Very easy to like this stuff. Grainy pale malt and soft, bready wheat flavours fill up the background - but they're probably not what you'll notice at first. The capable pairing of guava and passion fruit earns top billing, though the tart lactic acidity and saltiness are not shy about making their presence known. Suggestions of lemon rind, tangerine and maybe a hint of mango, but the guava is what really shines through towards the end; a fine complement to the salty, slightly tart finish, which is followed by a fruity aftertaste that fades rapidly. Light-ish in body, with moderate carbonation levels that provide a decent bite; not as crisp as I like my goses, but still very refreshing and an absolute pleasure to gulp back. Ridiculously drinkable, too.

Final Grade: 4.22, an A-. Modern Times' Fruitlands is a damn fine beer - whether this is your first gose, or if you've ticked off a hundred of the damn things, there is an equally strong probability that you will like this beer. The tropical fruit character is pronounced without being overbearing, and also serves as a perfect companion for the standard salt/sour combo you'd expect of any gose worth its, um, salt. Glad to have tried this beer, and I'm sure I'll pick it up again before the local stockpile runs dry.

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Photo of shelby415
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of polloenfuego
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy pink gold with about a finger of frothy head. Head breaks quickly leaving little behind.

Smell is fantastic, led by the beautiful passion fruit aromas. Then you get the guava and it ends tart.

Taste is similar to the nose, with those great tropicals leading the way in a big way. When the tart tropicals fade you get to the salt and finally some grainy malts.

Feel is nice and light, with an active carbonation. Finish is dryish and nice and tart.

What a lovely beer. Certainly easy to drink, perfect for a summer day.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light, crisp, easy drinking, laced with a fruity hint that's subtle and sublime. Flavor turns a bit Juicy Fruit or Jolly Rancher on the finish. Tasty one.

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Photo of zimm421
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of caahare
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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