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Filmishmish - The Bruery

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397 Ratings
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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 158
Gots: 150 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Filmishmish, an Arabic term for “when the apricots bloom”, is a barrel aged sour blonde ale to which apricots have been added. The beer's already fruity esters are enhanced by the hint of fresh apricot jam and wood shavings. Filmishmish is a well balanced beer, keeping the apricot and oak character present, but putting the flavor of the well formed sour ale at the forefront.

(Beer added by: wethorseblanket on 01-22-2012)
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -28.4%

02-19-2012 06:27:25 | More by acurtis
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tbone1384

Wyoming

3/5  rDev -28.4%

11-03-2012 03:20:29 | More by tbone1384
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JosephThompson

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

10-09-2012 21:33:46 | More by JosephThompson
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

03-19-2012 00:12:15 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

07-10-2013 01:54:27 | More by Zbeetleman
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

09-12-2013 18:25:02 | More by CityofBals
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Auracom

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottlesplit from RS. 7-8 oz. poured into a Cantillon flute on June 30th, 2012.

A - Lighter peach coloring, very little head with quick dissipation, slight legs, okay lacing.

S - Lots of citrus and white wine vinegar. A touch of rich apricots, honey, and yeast spices.

T - Tons of front end effervescence that doesn't translate to a particular favor until mid palate. Lots of lemon juice, more vinegar, super bitter limes. Can't really sense any sweetness from the apricots. Moderate sourness overall.

M - High carbonation, light body, dry finish.

D - A bit single-noted. It's plenty accessible for an intro to sours but there's not enough variety of component flavors mixed into here.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 14:37:33 | More by Auracom
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ehammond1


3.48/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2012)

The Bruery Provisions
Orange, CA

Hazed, burnished, dark orange with a very small near-white head. There's not a lot of visible carbonation or head forming, even after a vigorous pour. It leaves small specks and dots of lacing down the glass.

The aroma is a little bit strange and very much unexpected. The combination of funk, simple grain, mild, rotten fruit combine together for something pleasant enough, but this is not a particularly good smelling beer. The funk is slightly dominating and if given this beer blind, I probably wouldn't have guessed this was an apricot beer, though there's definite, obvious citrus.

The flavor is similar, with the funky yeast and grain character leading the way. There's also some bruised apricot flavor, and definite lactic sour presence.

Light to medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation. Certainly drinkable.

A flavorful attempt, but not near the top tier of sours and/or The Bruery's beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 23:29:28 | More by ehammond1
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InfernoBoss

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

05-13-2013 05:56:07 | More by InfernoBoss
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ScottO

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

01-02-2013 02:49:36 | More by ScottO
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khargro2

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

06-20-2014 14:53:42 | More by khargro2
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

05-23-2014 03:44:32 | More by Hugonaut13
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beeruser

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

06-25-2012 01:40:10 | More by beeruser
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Scalawags

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

07-16-2014 16:28:40 | More by Scalawags
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antoines15

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

04-29-2012 14:41:28 | More by antoines15
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extra

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

01-17-2013 23:16:46 | More by extra
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

05-23-2012 19:26:52 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of womencantsail (I think.) Thanks! Reviewed from notes.

A: Clear apricot color. No head and some bubbles randomly shoot upwards.

N: Apricots, mandarins, lemon, acetic acid. Has a sharp nuttiness in addition to the grass/straw elements which I attribute to the oak. Some funk.

T: Apricot, oranges, and sour lemon zest. Grainy wood. This is definitely souring up to a sharp point while the fruit declines. Not sure that’s a good thing. Acetic and lactic, but not unpleasant. Liked this better when it was fresh on tap. Grass, straw, no barnyard funk.

M: Light on the tongue. Think is this the most noteworthy aspect of the beer. Too many heavy sours.

O: Recommendable but it’s far better fresh. Will probably re-review when it’s released again.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 17:06:04 | More by writerLJBerg
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Jonada

New Jersey

3.51/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle poured into a wine glass

Appearance: Murky orange color. A fairly aggressive pour yielded less than a finger of a white fizz head that dissipated instantly leaving no cap or collar. Body is extremely hazy, almost to the point of being opaque.

Smell: Big acidic sourness, apricots, orange, lemon, barnyard funk, oak, with a very light herbal character as well.

Taste: Big punch of acidic sourness right upfront that carries through all the way to the finish. Underneath that there are notes of apricot, wood, orange/tangerine, and some light funk (more or less the same as the aroma).

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and somewhat watery mouthfeel with low, but prickly carbonation.

Overall: A bit of a disappointment. The acidic, and to a lesser extent, lacto sourness overwhelm the palate and overshadow the other aspects of the beer. It's not necessarily that the beer is too sour (for my self, I'm not sure there is such a thing), but the other aspects aren't strong enough to overcome the sour notes. Still not a bad beer by any means, but not worth seeking out either.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 19:48:14 | More by Jonada
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

3.0 A: Hazed yellow-orange with brown tinting. One finger of frothy white head. Retention is poor and no lacing is left.

4.0 S: Tart apricot throughout. Lots of oak with a "tool shed" funkiness. Fairly sweet for a sour with sweetness coming from the apricots and the malts. A light sugariness exists as well. Good amount of lactic acid with a low amount of acetic acid. Grainy herbalness.

3.5 T: Tart pithy apricot. Earthy woody funkiness, "tool shed" can apply here as well. Grainy herbalness with somewhat bready malts. Lots of lactic acid and a moderate puckering acetic component. Good mix of sweet and sour in this.

3.0 M: Bruery sucks with mouthfeel in their wilds. Medium body. Much lower carbonation than the style calls for. Not spritzy at all and also lacking creaminess.

3.5 D: This is no Fou Foune, but it isn't bad. Good flavors, it just needs a bit of refinement.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 23:22:42 | More by DavoleBomb
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Bruery glass from a bottle, don't be lazy, just do it.

Beer is yellow and really hazy with no head, moderate carbonation, no lacing, no retention.

Aroma is grainy and sweet with mild lactic notes and some fruit on the backend, although the fruit is mild.

Beer is thin and bubbles on hte palate, tastes fine but there an odd finish to it. A little stingy and again the fruit is mild. This isn't the fou foune replacement I had hoped it would be. Decent though.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 19:43:57 | More by drabmuh
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dgilks

Australia

3.64/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, opaque pale gold colour. No head.

Funky. Big Brett aroma followed by lemon and touches of fruit. Tart.

Tart apricot and hard fruit. Very sour lemony character.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation.

A crazy tart ale. Nice take on the Fou Foune idea. Works well.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 05:07:19 | More by dgilks
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy deep yellow color with a smallish white head that dissipates rather quickly. Smells of lemony funk mostly. I get a hint of oak tannin, and some bready sweet malt, but the apricots are hard to find in the aroma. The flavor is lemony and tart, and I found the apricots. Light hit of funk but this one seems to be more about the acid than the barnyard. Faint hint of oak, then a long lingering sourness long after each sip. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a tart acidic mouthfeel. Decent wild ale, but a bit one dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 23:35:42 | More by johnnnniee
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm still waiting for the apricot. Tried side by side with Cascade Apricot. This was slightly less acidic and more in balance. The tartness blended well with the blonde ale and was much smoother than the Cascade. However, if you're going to tell me there are apricots, then I want to taste apricot.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 16:15:45 | More by PHBoiler
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a light golden color ale with a nice white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light apricot and light tart notes is refreshing. Taste is also a mix between some light apricot notes with a mix between some fruity ester with some tart notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad overall though I felt a bit letdown by some of the characteristics that were not as dominant as I had expected. The oak is quiet hard to distinguish and a t the end of the day we are a bit far from something like FouFoune.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 19:07:47 | More by Phyl21ca
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Filmishmish from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.