Modern Times Fruitlands – Apricot

For a limited time, New York got some Modern Times beers. I had a few while I was out in California, but I didn’t get to try this one.


ABV: 4.8%

Style: Gose

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A beer this infinitely crushable absolutely deserves a year round place in our line-up. Fruitlands is tart, fruity, and delicious, with the sour, salty base beer bringing the funky refreshment, while the heavy dose of real fruit turns the whole thing into a tasty flavor bomb. The three different fruited versions will rotate three times a year, with Apricot from March through May, Passion Fruit/Guava from June through September, and Sour Cherry from October through January.”

Random: If I see the Passion Fruit/Guava version of this on shelves, it’s definitely coming home with me.

The beer poured with a two finger, white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. A slight crown was left on top of the body. The body of the beer was a really hazy, bright yellow with light carbonation visible despite the haze. The nose had some lemon flesh, salt, sour orange, but not apricot. I found that surprising and a bit disappointing. The taste, however, was filled with fresh apricot flesh and apricot skin. The next flavor that came out was salt and then a slight citrus sweetness that quickly went into wheat and light tartness. It had a thick body for the style with moderate carbonation that could be more aggressive. It had a quick apricot finish. A bomber of this ran me $8.99 ($.41 cents per ounce), which I think was a fair price for a beer that went down this easily. The only reason that I knocked it down a few points was because of the carbonation.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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