Fruitlands | Modern Times Beer

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Modern Times Beer
California, United States

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.

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Ratings: 300 |  Reviews: 79
Reviews by rudzud:
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4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed at the 2016 Copenhagen Beer Festival in Boston, MA. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured a golden yellow hue with a thin white head that fades quickly to leave a thin wispy blanket.

S - Aromas of massive guava and passion fruit notes. Just completely in your face and assertive. Very little wheat and salinity.

T - Taste is more of the nose with just silly levels of musty tropical guava and passion fruit. The wheat is actually over powered here, along with salinity. Tastes very much like a glass of juice, which while not a bad thing really leaves one wanting more of the base beer.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated with a rather light body.

O - Overall this was a very solid beer. Really, really enjoyed how the fruit popped on the nose.

Serving Type: On Tap

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TruePerception
3.96/5  rDev -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 Mysterybianchi
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warnerry
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of degueulasse
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
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 G_Shoe
3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chossboss
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidR_9
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
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 -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of OKbrew89
4.12/5  rDev +2%
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 acurtis
3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
4.57/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schinebd
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.08/5  rDev +1%
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 Sammy
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of augustgarage
3.72/5  rDev -7.9%
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 brewerburgundy
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz can, tulip, canned by date is unreadable.

Pale hazy yellow, golden undertones, under a clean white fizzy head.

Sharp tartness, some lilikoi (passionfruit), nutty and sweet guava.

Nutty guava fills the space, then a spike of sweetness, before the sourness hits. The finish is funky and a little salty.

Fairly bubbly beer with a thin body, though it is also what I call matte. Matte is a bitter, chalky, maybe funky, finish and feel that leaves a coating on the tongue. This is matte and funky feeling.

This is a very complex Gose. It's more on the sour and funky, rather than salty side.

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Photo of dertyd
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of riotontheroad
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of citizencane
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
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 KensWorld
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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