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Fruitlands - Guava Passionfruit | Modern Times Beer

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fruitlands is tart, fruity, & 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:
#3,692
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
198
pDev:
6.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
36
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 198 |  Reviews: 48
Reviews by Knapp85:
Photo of Knapp85
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours as a nice golden yellow color. The smell is super Fruity, really nice aroma. The taste is also loaded with passionfruit and the guava mellows everything out. The feel is great. Overall it's awesome.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TruePerception
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Modern Times' Fruitlands Passion Fruit & Guava gose.

A: Yellow-orange in the glass. About a finger of fluffy, dense head. Hazy yellow-white in the dimple. Faint sheeting; good lacing.

S: Aroma is straight up guava nectar! Faint cool menthol.

T/MF: Flavor is more mild. Guava, lime. Salt is much more subtle than Apricot, yet the beer still has a refreshing tart upturn. Creamy texture. Faint eucalyptus and some other vegetal quality.

Although the guava is spot on, this one is blander than the Apricot.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warnerry
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of degueulasse
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bottle poured into a half-pint glass

Sweet and a little sour, this beer is fruity and refreshing. It has a light taste and feel that flows well and doesn't stick in the mouth. Its fruitiness is at the forefront, so if you are not in the mood for something sweet, sip on it slowly to keep it from overwhelming. It is an attractive beer, with a brighter orange color echoing the relative vibrancy of its taste.

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Photo of chossboss
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidR_9
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 08/09/17. Consumed 08/20/17.
Clear presence of passion fruit and guava. Appropriate sourness and saltiness to accompany the immense fruitiness of this brew. Clean lingering
flavor of tropical fruit and quenching sourness that is immensely sessionable. This is a delicious beer!

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Photo of PSU_Mike
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yossle
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz can, @ 4.8% ABV. Hmmmm...tropical fruit in a gose? Not a bad idea, a kind of melding of styles, or something.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, foamy, and chunky bone-white head, which leaves some invading seagull swarm lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of tart generic exotic fruit, a bit of musty yeastiness, white saltine crackers, and some further lactic sourness. The taste is bready and crackery pale malt, gently tart passionfruit and guava (and a little mango too), a still milky sort of sour character, and more, almost pickled brininess. No hop bitterness to speak of.

The carbonation is quite active in its con brio frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and actually more or less smooth, with a surprising, if minor, creaminess evolving as things warm up a tad around here. It finishes off-dry, the fruit going a long way in reshaping the metrics of the base brew.

Overall, this is a pleasant enough offering, as the guava and passionfruit do well to ingratiate themselves throughout. Easy to drink, refreshing, and thus a nice summery tipple for well, when we actually get to that particular season in my part of the world.

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

Photo of WickedBeer
4.57/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schinebd
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz botle poured into nonic pint

A: had a nice fluffy white head but it disappeared quickly, body is an amber orange with a hazy brackish body.

S: fruity guava and passion fruit with a slight saltiness

T: lots of passionfruit upfront and some sourness nice tart flavors and a good saltiness

M: gripping with the sour and slight edges of salt but I want to say the beer has a fuller mouthfeel than most gose beers

O: This is a great gose a lote more of your traditional sourness and then that nice saline quality. A little fuller so not a guzzler but a good beer any way you look at it.

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Photo of augustgarage
3.72/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a tall can into a small collins glass.

Slightly hazy old gold liquid with a highly active off-white cap that recedes to nothing in short order. No lacing; poor retention.

Saltwater taffy aromatics with honey, passion-fruit, floral notes, and a mild clean sour aroma. Lacks bright lemon, sea air, or sourdough notes.

Moderately sour palate entry with bright lemon notes. Guava adds sweetness and complexity, while the Pilsner malt (I assume) yields an almost lager-like flavor base. Tart, faintly salty finish with passion-fruit making more of an appearance as the beer warms. Well balanced acidity - light and refreshing. No bitterness.

Quite effervescent and zesty mouth-feel.

An excellent beer for a hot day with an interesting but restrained use of fruit to balance out the tart quality. A sour with mass appeal?

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Photo of dertyd
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of citizencane
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours about average for the style- well-carbonated and cloudy yellow. Smell is salt, coriander, and faint fruit. Taste is salt and fruits, with guava and passion fruit coming through pretty clearly. Feel is very crisp and slightly dry. Supremely drinkable. Overall: great for a style I usually don’t care for.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breadwinner
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Year-round can now. Yellow-orange pour, hazy, thin foam, standard stuff. Nose balances a bit of sweaty sock, tart fruit, and some damp maltiness. Flavor is similar to past iterations, surprisingly wheat malt forward, the tartness not especially huge, perhaps a little more acidic feeling here, that tart fruit note from the nose showing up on the palate. I wouldn't say you'd be able to identify the fruits involved, but there is a generic fruitiness to it. Still not a huge fan of the Fruitlands series, though I think I am growing more appreciative of the balanced tartness here, versus some of the over-the-top sour salt bombs some breweries proffer.

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Photo of Intlpostman
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jason_nwx
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Fruitlands - Guava Passionfruit from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 198 ratings
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