Modern Times Beer

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Modern Times Beer
California, United States
Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #361
Ranked #9,570
4.03 | pDev: 6.95%
Sunday at 05:15 PM
Nov 10, 2015
Notes: Formerly Fruitlands - Passion Fruit And Guava

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.
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Rated: 3.74 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Sunday at 05:15 PM
Rated: 3.81 by desint from Belgium

Aug 11, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by lheffner from California

Jun 20, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by dfillius from Iowa

Jun 02, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by d5001986 from Wisconsin

Apr 23, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by datpingao from California

Feb 24, 2022
Rated: 3.65 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 21, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by irishevans from California

Jan 26, 2022
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Rated by evanwoertz from California

4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
tart and dry, not very fruity and a bit bitter.
Oct 20, 2021
Rated: 3.9 by QuintusHorace from California

Aug 26, 2021
Rated: 4.03 by QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts

Aug 01, 2021
Rated: 4.01 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Aug 01, 2021
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Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The beer is a rose gold color with a tiny white head.
Aroma of strawberry and citrus fruit, some floral hops.
Taste of strawberry and lime.
Nice mouthfeel. Just salty enough and just sour enough.
Jun 12, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by Bruno74200 from France

May 17, 2021
Rated: 4.05 by RPBeerdude from Colorado

May 11, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by B_B from California

Mar 28, 2021
Rated: 4 by archero from Texas

Jan 28, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by 10_bathrooms from Texas

Nov 01, 2020
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Reviewed by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bought a single 16 ox can $3.79 Foodland
92 days old
Smell of passion fruit, guava
Heavy-medium mouthfeel
Low-medium carbonation
Taste of passion fruit tartness dominates, light guava flavor
Overall a great representation of the style.
Aug 30, 2020
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Rated by SDBeerLaw from California

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Light and tropical gose with a soft wheat finish.
Jul 15, 2020
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
1 PINT can
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours pale yellow and slightly hazy. It is topped with a mountain of off white head that leaves little lacing.

The passionfruit smelled soapy at first whiff. Once the decanted beer settled into its new home a familiar passionfruit aroma began to emanate from my glass. The guava is an equal partner in the aroma bringing tropical goodness to my eager nostrils.

The flavor is tart with gracious portions of passionfruit and guava to help quench my summer thirst. The fruit lingers.

Medium bodied with a dry mouthfeel

This is a nice tart, fruit beer for a hot summer evening. Very refreshing.
Jun 27, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 12, 2020
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Reviewed by entheos from California

3.32/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This surprised me! I was expecting a barrel of fruit, yet I got a hearty beer that has the breath of the core of the fruit. This is quite good and delicious!
Jun 07, 2020
Rated: 4.67 by Carlos1986 from Mexico

May 16, 2020
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Canned 7/16/19

Here we go again with a clearance shelf beer, only $2 for this one. I've been finding lots of good on that shelf lately, let's see what we have here. Also my 2nd sour with passionfruit for the day, interesting

Pours a cloudy yellow gold with less than a finger of white head that quickly recedes to a ring of bubbles

A really sweet fruity aroma greets the nose first, definitely passionfruit along with strong raspberry, a hint of salinity and a touch of wheat

This is not as fruity as the nose would suggest. Starts off dry and citrusy, becoming a sweet/tart fruit mid palate and finishing with light wheat and salt with still just a bit of fruit. Could use more salinity but still tasty

Pretty highly carbonated and light bodied, this is very refreshing. The little bit of salt present adds to this factor, but it still finishes a bit sticky

I had the rose variant of this a while back and wasn't super impressed, but this one was really solid. Another good bargain bin find
May 10, 2020
Rated: 3.85 by nruhlig from Minnesota

May 02, 2020
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Reviewed by Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Delicious. Nose could be a little off putting, because this is truly a sour hose, but the taste is absolutely delicious. Warm to hot weather beer that everyone can enjoy. Not overly fruity or sour either.
Apr 23, 2020
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 13, 2020
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Reviewed by faraday326 from California

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
It pours a hazy, and very pale straw w/ a light head. Touch of pink. Honestly, it's not the best _looking_ beer in the world but ... everything gets better from there.

On the nose its very light, with a touch of fruitiness (guava/passionfruit do come through, if you are primed).

The taste is great, for a lighter sour. Salty, and it's a touch sharp, but not incredibly sour. The notes of fruit come through very nicely, but not heavy. Touches of lime/citrus and wheat, as well.

Overall, as sours go, it's very balanced. This is not a punch-you-in-the-face-with-sour beer... but more balanced... and well.. "drinkable".
Apr 13, 2020
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Reviewed by BeerBobber from Nevada

3.47/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Clear golden color with a finger and a half of crackling white head of large soapy bubbles.

Smell is a bit of that funkiness that goes with tropical fruits. A hint of sour and some salt like an ocean breeze on the smell.

Taste does not really line up with a Gose for me. I like that hints of fruit are available. Just a bit of tart on the taste. Not much salt presence. All flavors are muted into just a liquid taste.

Mouth feel was light and slick. No real tart sour snap at the finish. No underlying salt feel on the tongue.

This one did not work for me. I hate to say it but I was a bit let down. Being on lock down I picked up a four pack of pints at the grocery store when I went out for essentials. Looking forward to a refreshing Gose and I got this. Taste like I say is muted and faint. Mouth is light but has a slick to it. Canned on date 02/20/2020 so it should be good. Hope your experience is better. Cheers!
Apr 10, 2020
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

4.56/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This beer has been the icing on the cake for all the Modern Times beers that I have had so far. Not that it was the best, but that it was something exceptional and flawless for what it was.
It is an amazingly tropical gose. Very tropical, full of passion fruits with tart overtones in the aroma, really mouth puckering. The taste is very similar, very fruity, zesty, tarty, perhaps with a hint of salt gose style, very nice and sour and at the same time balanced out with the guava in there that stops it being too sour and too light like other goses might be, but instead gave it enough sweetness and body to make it a perfect tropical juice. Actually, I loved it, it was fun to drink every drop of it.
Anyone who says otherwise should reconsider and leave their mind open for truly great beers.
Apr 04, 2020
Rated: 3.73 by TinFang from California

Apr 04, 2020
Rated: 4.43 by AndrewTobias from Pennsylvania

Feb 06, 2020
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Reviewed by BergBeer from Hawaii

3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a can into a shaker pint

Look: Hazy pale straw with a medium white head

Smell: Passion fruit and guava up front with some salinity and a certain fartiness that can be a bit off putting from sip to sip.

Taste: Passionfruit and guava upfront again. The body has a big wheat note with a prickly salt and guava finish.

Feel: Prickly carbonation. Light plus body. Medium tart that is more prickly then acidic. Mild bitterness. Mild plus sweetness.

Overall: A clean easy drinking fruited Goze. I really enjoy passionfruit and it pops here as fresh not artificial at all so points for that. My only real gripe is the farty note on the nose but I can look past that for the solid beer that this is.
Jan 25, 2020
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Rated by adab123 from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Sour with a little nut and tang
Jan 11, 2020
Rated: 4.13 by jstern from California

Jan 04, 2020
Rated: 4.26 by zbelair from Pennsylvania

Dec 31, 2019
Rated: 3.81 by smithj4 from New York

Nov 23, 2019
Rated: 3.87 by Mikexw from New York

Nov 17, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by MGibbons from Maryland

Nov 10, 2019
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