Filmishmish - The Bruery
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3.83/5 rDev -8.6%
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
06-23-2013 22:21:46 | More by brentk56
4.64/5 rDev +10.7%
This bottle has been in my cellar a year.
Poured into a teku glass, the body is a clear apricot gold. Smallish head dissipates quickly to a light ring of foam with some spotty lacing.
Nose of oak, apricot, a bit of mint, pale malt, and a slight amount of bretty funkiness.
Tastes crisp and tart, with fresh apricot, vanilla, oak with a light malt foundation. Oak and bretty spice in the long dry finish with a hint of mint. Enjoyable level of lactic acidity and quite vinous.
Body is light and carbonation is just fizzy enough to provide a crisp and cleansing mouthfeel. Has a long dry finish, with a little spiciness.
This is an excellent, very well balanced apricot sour, quite tasty and very drinkable with no off-smells or flavors. It may not be highly complex, but it is definitely a glass of beery apricot deliciousness. Aging a year has not made this too sour, but I will enjoy the remaining bottles sooner than later while the apricot is still there.
05-25-2013 00:25:19 | More by Beerenauslese
Filmishmish from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.