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Filmishmish - The Bruery

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395 Ratings
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Ratings: 395
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.37%
Wants: 158
Gots: 149 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
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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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

03-02-2013 01:57:35 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%
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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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.3%

03-01-2013 00:19:41 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
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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brentk56

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
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 -11.5%
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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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -28.2%

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

California

3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
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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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-11-2013 14:39:51 | More by kjkinsey
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

03-05-2012 01:24:26 | More by ygtbsm94
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-14-2013 06:49:33 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

01-13-2013 19:54:57 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

03-17-2013 00:41:08 | More by GRG1313
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
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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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-18-2012 17:36:45 | More by JAHMUR
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largadeer

California

3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
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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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

01-08-2013 23:30:52 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
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 -14.4%
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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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
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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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.3%
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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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

03-26-2014 05:14:16 | More by SocalKicks
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
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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oline73

Maryland

4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

The beer pours a cloudy orange color with a golden hue. There isn't very much head. The smell is light and fruity. I am getting a tart note along with a slight herbal characteristic. The taste is more tart than the smell suggested. I am getting some apricots along with a lemon juice sourness. The sour note has a touch of vinegar to it as well. This is a really nice fruit sour.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 06:04:17 | More by oline73
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Filmishmish from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 395 ratings.