Fruitlands | Modern Times Beer

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by SocalKicks on 11-10-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,187
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
279
pDev:
6.68%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
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Photo of WesMantooth
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraFlight
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trygelski1
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TangoJuliet
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kelvarnsen
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antwon616
3.3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.34/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shivtim
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
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 BirdsandHops
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of riderwbd
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden and hazy with 3 fingers of yellowish head. Moderate carbonation.

Smells of a sour funk note, and some tropical fruit.

Tastes very tart with solid acidity and no sweetness, a hint of brine, and pee. Any tropical fruits are extremely muted and I would never have guessed any to be in here.

Medium, acidic body, with moderate to low carbonation.

Got at LCBO in Barrie, drinking in New Hamburg, ON, May 29th, 2018. It was expensive, and a little lacking to my expectation.

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

Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersnake1
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can. Pours a nice orange. Nose is super fruity with a lot of guava. Taste is slightly sour, but mostly fruity. Feel is quite dry and light. Overall, this is a really nice light fruity beer. Nice for a warm day.

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

Photo of gcamparone
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
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 -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
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 -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormAles
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
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 +8.9%
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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Fruitlands from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 279 ratings