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Filmishmish - The Bruery

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451 Ratings
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Ratings: 451
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 165
Gots: 145 | FT: 15
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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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.

dgilks, Jan 18, 2014
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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.

Jonada, Dec 08, 2013
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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.

PHBoiler, Nov 04, 2013
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Bottle in a snifter

A - Bright orange / apricot color with a good amount of haze from the yeast and peach flesh. There is also a consistent string of carbonation moving upwards that does not seem to end.

S - Sweet peach presence meets white vinegar and lactic acid to make up a balanced nose

T - Bright peach up front that blends in well with sweettarts, lactic acid and white vinegar. The peach also comes up in the end before a whiff of tartness comes thru for a clean finish

M - Good amount of carbonation that gives the beer some zip and bite to it that goes well with the beer's tart flavors

O - A solid peach sour that has a good balance with a sharp white vinegar tartness and a light peach sweetness. The peach more cuts the tartness than a peach sour.

jeonseh, Sep 08, 2013
Filmishmish from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 451 ratings.