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Filmishmish - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

313 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 313
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.67%


Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark yellow coloured body, very pretty. Funky sour aroma. Sour story,very good, with apricot and acid well malted down. Fuller mouthfeel. Sipper, impossible to drink too much at a time, as in a day. Finish the water in the vase drying finish.Thanks for sharing John.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 02:07:47 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared during Churchill's Renaissance at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a murky apricot gold with an off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sour, funky, and earth apricot and peach aromas. Taste is pretty much solely of sour and funky apricot flavors. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good sour that is quite tasty and very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 23:35:14 | More by UCLABrewN84
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womencantsail

California

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Unfortunately very lowly carbonated, but orange in color with a definite haze to it. Decently funky on the nose. Lots of apricot which gives a touch of sweetness. A bit of oak and maybe some grass, but fairly simple aroma. The flavor has a pleasant tartness of lemon and a solid apricot flavor as well. A hint of fruit sweetness with a moderate oak presence. Again, a touch on the simple side, but I definitely enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 18:12:25 | More by womencantsail
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a cloudy apricot color with a modest head; the bubbles literally explode as the head fritters away in no time flat, though the ringlet that remains does leave a filmish pattern of lacing

Smell: Exceedingly acetic with undertones of apricot and oak

Taste: Very acetic on the palate, as well, with the oak and apricot flavors initially playing second fiddle to the leathery Brett tones; after the swallow, the apricot and oak emerge through the vinegary sour tones to add another dimension, though the finish is also quite tart; the apricot is at its best in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation; quite puckery

Overall: While I tend to like sour beers, I like the ones that have a bit more balance than this; I know that I am not a true acolyte for the cause but this one is just a bit too vinegary for my palate

Thanks, Tenchi221, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 22:21:46 | More by brentk56
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
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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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of drabmuh. Served in a snifter.

Pours a hazy light apricot color with a very thing white head and a bit of a white collar, though not too impressive on the appearance. The nose brings a pretty good amount of apricot with some lactic sourness and a good bit of wheat in the background. The flavor has some nice lactic sourness and a semi-strong apricot presence. Light body with a good dry, sour finish. Tart and refreshing with a nice wheat presence.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 20:18:09 | More by Thorpe429
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle thanks to Shane. Served in a Darkness glass.

A - Late rising and quick-dissolving white foam settles to thin, partial, collar and a few wisps. A careful pour yields a hazy peach juice body. Nice color, crappy head.

S - Smells exactly as the label suggests - sweet apricot flesh mixed with cider vinegar, vinous oak, and farmy, sweaty brett. Maybe a touch of vanilla, possibly from malt and/or barrel.

T - Taste isn't quite as good, with more bracing acidity and less flavor depth. Lots of white wine vinegar, under-ripe stone fruits, and some vinous oak. Only mild lactic and funky notes that show up mainly in the finish. A bit of a palate-bruiser, with pretty intense sour and tart flavors.

M - Pretty acidity stuff - my esophagus began to rebel after about 4oz. Low carbonation, fairly drying, but with a touch of candy-like tooth-coating stickiness. Body is medium and of sufficient heft for the listed 5.8%.

D - If you like highly sour and unsubtle beers, this is an excellent choice. Thankfully I enjoy both, although my stomach may dislike me for it tomorrow. A bit more spritz would take this up a notch. May eventually get too sour, like Mother Funker, so drink up. Still, I had no problem consuming the whole 750ml bottle over the course of an evening - getting a little annoyed with all these high-ABV American Wilds.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 02:14:20 | More by MasterSki
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
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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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Saucer Sam for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a light yellow color with a white head. The aroma has some nice apricot notes, as well as some wheat and oak. The flavor is similar. I get some very tart apricot notes as well as some white oak, wheat and biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 03:41:07 | More by Mora2000
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

No head, just light bubbles grouping on the sides where a head should be, no real lacing, super cloudy murky peach beige colored beer.

Nose great tart fruit, sour apricot, lambic like, acidic, a bit of a juicy fruit as well, a hint of a malty aroma that gets slightly soured. Definite apricot, and other fruits. Bit of a toasted oak barrel rounding.

Taste starts with plenty of tartness, sour fruit galore. Both watering acidity, and tartness, quite sour one of the most sour beers I've had, makes my eyes water when it sits in my mouth. Some juicy fruit, fresh apricot and even hint of nectarine, stone fruit. A faint hint of an oaky barrel. A bit of a bready malt, fairly funky too. Finish has a long tart sour fruit, light bready malts, plenty of acidity and slight phlegm, a nice fresh apricot taste on the back end, really sour, mega warheads level sour but the flavor still has its day in the sun. Later get a slight carrot apricot orange like V8 juice thing.

Mouth is med bodied, light carb could have a bit more, acidic.

Overall friggen awesome. Great tart fruits and sourness, extremely sour, nice fruit and light bready malts, so delicious keeping me going back for sip after sip.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 14:43:00 | More by jlindros
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This poured out as a nice slightly hazed orange color with a white head that comes and goes within the blink of an eye. There is no lacing on this beer so the visual is kind of blah. The smell of the beer is tart, some nice fruity sour notes fill the nose. The taste is tart, some acidic apricot flavors in there with a very subtle sweetness. The mouthfeel is light bodied, slight oily texture with a high carbonation as well. Overall it's good sour, I would have liked to get a little more of the apricot though... regardless very good and worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 05:30:08 | More by Knapp85
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Halcyondays

California

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Bruery,

A: Pours a hazy orange-yellow with a small white head, some lace.

S: Lemon zest, some light apricot with some earthy hop character.

T: Dominated by delicious lactic acidity, with apricot skin. Not overly fruity, but still quite tasty.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp, very dry. High acidity. All lactic, no acetic which is interesting to see from The Bruery.

O: This could give Fou Foune a run for its money, seriously it's that good. Quite a shocker.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2012 01:02:29 | More by Halcyondays
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

some of these bruery beers that we never really get to see out here in colorado are just wonderful, and surely it is beers like this that has helped build their reputation as one of the best in the country. an awesome fresh apricot nose to this, i can almost smell the fuzz, the texture on the fruit, its insane. hazy blonde in color with a peachy tint and an airy white head that relaxes pretty quickly. the nose is the best feature, the fruit is so forward, so ripe and delicate, the essence of summer really, just so impressive. lots of intense carbonation tickles my nose as i keep on smelling it. alive as heck, with a nice sourness to it, not nearly as intense as some other bruery sours, this is certainly tempered by wood and lots of it, but the sourness comes through the fruit beautifully. the flavor is just a little less dynamic than the smell, where the sour beer overwhelms the fruit just a bit. its still there, but takes on more of a jam than a fresh fruit vibe, and its only an accent to the oaky blonde sour. awesome beer, and close to the level of the best apricot beers in the game, cascades apricot and fou foune from cantillon. this is not quite as distinct and fruit forward, but the interplay of fruit and sourness is as good as it gets. fantastic beer that i wish we could get regularly in colorado.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 16:06:38 | More by StonedTrippin
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mdfb79

New York

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 02/25/12 notes. Bottle shared by drabmuh; thanks Matt.

a - Pours a murky bright orange color with one inch of fluffy white head and low to moderate carbonation evident. Pours with a lot of sediment.

s - Smells of sour apricots, sour fruits, citrus hops, vinegar, wheat, and bready malts. Not overly sour but still quite nice.

t - Taste of vinegar, sour apricots, tart fruity malts, lemon, citrus, funk, wheat, grains. I originally rated this a 3.5, but came back to it later as it warmed up and I enjoyed it a lot more. As it warmed it lot a lot sourer, so bumped it up to a 4.0

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Acedic, and tart feel.

o - Overall a pretty nice sour from the Bruery. The nose isn't overly sour but as it warms up, the taste starts getting funky and more sour fruits come out. I'd suggest letting it warm up a bit, but I'm happy to have a few bottles of this coming my way in the RS.
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Edit: Bumped the Appearance from a 3.5 to a 4.0 and the Overall from a 4.0 to a 4.5. I've had this one 3 times now and have liked it more each time I've had it. Haven't gotten any sediment from the second of third bottles. Overall I think this a very good fruity wild ale. Not overly funky or sour but tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 22:04:28 | More by mdfb79
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into a matching Bruery snifter. The brew appears a clouded peach color with a fizzy off-white cap that surges to about a finger's strength but quickly fades to just a ring around the perimeter of the glass. A hearty swirl doesn't do much but release a few bubbles from solution. No lacing effect at all.

The smell is wild and funky with a tangy brett and lacto inclusion that sits upfront first and foremost before the onset of some jam-like peach/apricot inclusion. The more whiffs I take, the more it goes back and forth between lactic/sour smelling and naturally fruited with some pitted/earthy character. In the background is a fresh grain quality that is somewhat reminiscent of wheat. A light swirl releases some notes of sulfur and more funk.

The taste is quite tart with a bacterial sourness that borders acidic. Some lemony/yogurt lacto notes are present that blend into a natural fruit flavor of peach/apricots. There is a fresh grainy wheat flavor throughout that lasts into the aftertaste. There is a creamy yeast flavor/feel about this brew that attempts to tame the sourness, but it fails miserably. This is one tart offering with solid fruit inclusion and very mild alcohol impact.

The contrast of fresh fruit verse sweet grain and bacterial sourness is a very nice balance that keeps me enjoying this from start to finish. This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a moderate to lower level of carbonation. This brew nails it for what I expect in a fruited wild ale. The apricots are there with a fresh, natural flavor that is very enjoyable. I wanted to open one of these as soon as possible to see the fruit inclusion before any of it fades. It will be interesting to see what this brew develops into.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 02:02:50 | More by stakem
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DoubleJ

California

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A bit of a tongue twister, don't you think? My first "full serving" to be enjoyed at Bruery Provisions, on to the beer:

A tint darker than orange and not much of a head served on top. Well, this is a sour, so I'm not really expecting a decoration of foam. But what I do expect is a tart nose, and that I get. A very appetizing one! The mix of apricot and sour is great, though it does seem a little more "sweet" than sour.

Immediately, this is refreshingly sour. But let's not forget the other notes, including little funky blanket, a reasonable apricot note, and a linger of cheese. The tartness of the beer lingers long and far into the aftertaste. As for its mouthfeel, it is medium bodied, and its carbonation is very pleasing and acts like its massaging the inside of the mouth.

It's business as usual for The Bruery to be producing good sour ales. Keep them coming...

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2012 04:27:37 | More by DoubleJ
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opened a few bottles of this already, the last one at the Solar Eclipse party, was like a scene out of Cheech N Chong in the parking lot. Cloudy peach colored liquid, a flimsy bubbled head, opaque. Aroma of beautiful sour nectarines, they did well. Immediately gives me visions of fou fune & cascade apricot, you know you're about to dive into something that is elite, top tier, top notch, top shelf stuff. Literally made my mouth water. You get that juicyfruit song stuck in your head. Really clean oak barrel addition.

Taste is just like the aroma, oh so nice and juicy, not lacking in the sour not fruit mouthfeel department one bit. Just right. Apricot is plentiful and even months later, seems so fresh. A serious amount of acidity, but its overall meld with everything else going on doesn't make it a distraction. Alcohol is nowhere to be found. Drinks easily, for being really sour and fruity, not sweet. Oak is still bright, fresh and virgin. Its really excellent in its simplicity if you think about it.

I seriously have much less desire to chase fou fune around anymore. As easy as this and Cascade Apricot are now to get, what's the point?

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 16:59:47 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt.

The beer is a straw yellow color, appearing hazy. There is virtually no head, just a few scattered bubbles. The scent is of musty apricots, yeast, and a mild funk presence. Decent enough beer. Apricot presence is there, but the flavor falls short of greatness. Carbonation level is a bit low, but otherwise the feel is pretty good. Mild tartness and acidity. Overall, good but not great. Still, it's always nice to enjoy an apricot sour ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 21:21:23 | More by Huhzubendah
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HopHead84

California

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2/4/2012

On tap at The Bruery.

A: Yellow gold with an inch of white foam. Nice color.

S: Pronounced apricot blends with a little citrus and evident oak. I get restrained vinegar and some earthy, leathery Brett notes. 

T: Lightly lactic up front with a mild acidity. Apricot flavor is pronounced and I get a little white vinegar. There's some earth and leather, as well as drying oak. The finish is lactic with a light tartness.

M: Upper light body with low carbonation on draft. This could definitely use more bubbles.

Overall: A nice apricot sour. Not super complex but the fruit profile is quite good. Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2012 19:13:50 | More by HopHead84
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into tulip 18/7/12 thanks Masterski and Sean9689 for sending the bottle

A hazy peachy orange with lots of bubbles but just a noisy pop like head that fizzes out in seconds leaving nothing behind, lots of bubbles though as the surface looks like its slowly boiling

S funky wood hits me right away, lots of Brett and a little apricot and sour apple

T a little vinegar on top of what I smell, cider notes, and a little more fruit and just as much funk

M not overly sour and acidic, a little fizzy and slick, leaves a nice fruity funky aftertaste that lingers

O 4.25 would work for smell and taste so a little higher here, pretty solid funky blond with a refreshing fruit fix

Interesting stuff with a heavy amount of funk, a nice mix of flavors and I`d happily drink it again

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 17:24:16 | More by wordemupg
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared this one at a recent tasting with beeruser, sincereNc, funkydelic, and 67couple! Served from bottle into a Boulevard tulip. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a minimal white head. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, apricot, sour, and tart. The flavor was of sweetmalt, tart, sour, apricot, and fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. With the popularity of Fou Foune these days lots of people are looking for alternatives. While this one is good, it is not of the caliber Fou Foune is, so don’t go into it expecting that. If you don’t you will be quite happy with what you find as this is a really nicely well balanced brew that was quite refreshing and enjoyable. The apricot definitely shined through on this one and made its presence known. Just wish there was some funk going on here. Definitely worth trying or trading for if you have not had it and call yourself a sour-head!

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 10:59:24 | More by thagr81us
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largadeer

California

3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear and golden body topped by two fingers of head that quickly crackles away to a film.

Smell: Funk - lots of it, somewhat manure-like, though it's not unpleasant. Apricots are there, too, but it's more skin and pit than sweet flesh. Mildly lactic, but the acidity takes a backseat to the fruit and funk at this point in the beer's life.

Taste & mouthfeel: Moderately sour up front, big on the lacto though it thankfully avoids tasting like yogurt. The fruit and funk take over from there, and as the nose implies, this highlights the earthier, drier aspects of the fruit rather than the ripe sweetness found in some of the better batches of Fou' Foune. The mouthfeel is good: moderately effervescent, light but not thin, and the finish is long, leaving a residual note of apricot skin on the palate that I enjoy. I like this beer on the whole, and it seems almost unfair to compare it to Fou' Foune, but ultimately that's the first thing that comes to mind when I think apricot sour, and this definitely falls short. Nevertheless it's decent stuff.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 07:38:40 | More by largadeer
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gford217

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml.

Pours a bright hazy golden yellow with a big bubbly head that doesn't last long, leaving no lacing an a small collar.

Aroma is bright and fruity with the apricots coming through with lots of lactic sourness. Very sour and tart with a hint of brett and more than a hint of oak.

The first sip puckers my mouth with lots of lactic sourness, lemons and some apricots I bathe background. Finish is bone dry and zings the palate with lactic more than brett.

Mouthfeel is dry and lightly carbonated.

This is a very sour beer, certainly more than I was expecting from the Bruery. Not all that complex but a nice sour.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 20:42:47 | More by gford217
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dgilks

Australia

3.64/5  rDev -12.3%
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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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a Duvel tulip. Big thanks to JAHMUR for sharing this one.

A: Hazy gold body under a thin, coarse off-white head. Mediocre retention, spotty lace. No better than average.

S: Clean, fresh aroma of apricots and pure lactic acid. Simple and great.

T: Tart lacto right up front, some apricot midway through, and a strangely salty, deeply sour finish. Really tasty, but a bit bizarre.

M: Light-to-medium body with some soft carbonation. Really nice.

O: Other than the saltiness this was terrific. It's no Fou'Foune, but it's a great beer in its own right. Probably the best Bruery sour I've had.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 02:29:10 | More by woosterbill
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Filmishmish from The Bruery
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