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Filmishmish | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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.

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Reviews: 107 | Ratings: 593
Photo of JulioH
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice beer with not a high alcohol content. Apricots make it sour. It is cloudy and thick. It has a nice head. Tart enough but not a very sour beer. A bit too thick to drink more than one glass. Ideal for sharing and tasting. This could have been a Berliner, but it is too thick.

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Photo of alaimoa
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The bruery wilds can sometimes push too sour but this is phenomenal. Pours pineapple juice color with decent fizzing head. Smells of apricot musk and sour grape. Taste upfront citrus tart but not over puckering. Feel is med to high carb and a bit thin but great complexity and drinkabity. Highly recommend it

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.46/5  rDev +8%
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.

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Photo of Lucnifter
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2015 vintage. Probably the tenth or fifteenth time I've enjoyed this fantastic apricot sour. Golden orange with a slightly off-white head that doesn't hang aroud very long. The aroma is bready pale malts, big time apricots, oak, barnyard funk and a lemony tartiness. Flavors are similar with the lactic acid and the apricots leading the charge. Very dry, acidic finish.
I adore this beer.

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Photo of dgilks
3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

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Photo of Jonada
3.52/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

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Photo of PHBoiler
3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

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Photo of jeonseh
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of zac16125
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle into a tulip

Thanks to coreyfmcdonald for sending this one over in a trade.

A: Pours a hazy, pale macaroni and cheese colored orange (remember that Crayola crayon). One fingers width of bright white head builds but then fades away almost instantaneously. Leaves no lacing.

S: Tart lactic acidity, oak, sour citrus like lemon and limes. Sweet apricot is present but is fairly mild. I also get a unique aroma that I can best describe as burnt grass. Quite complex, very nice.

T: Tart lactic acidity upfront, followed by apricot on the finish. Theres an almost salty component. I also get oak, vanilla, and some citrus. Very nice degree of sourness. The more I drink this, the better it gets.

M/D: Medium body, carbonation on the higher end, drinkability is good. Tart and crisp mouthfeel.

O: Very nice beer. Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Well done.

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Photo of brentk56
3.84/5  rDev -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

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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.62/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of standardcherry
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle shared with a couple of people. Poured into snifters.

A: Hazy golden peach color. A bit fizzy at first but completely flat after those bubbles dissipate.
S: Bits of oak, lemon, apricot, and apple. Lots of lactic acid and a bit of funkiness at the end. Very nice.
T: Flavor is different. Lots of lactic sourness. Some vinegary/vinous notes. Followed by lemon and apricots (these are a bit subtle though). Dry, oaky finish.
M: Light/medium bodied with light carbonation. Works well in this case though. Ends dry and with some puckering sourness. Very pleasant to drink in this hot weather.
O: This is an excellent beer. It was a big time want of mine, glad I got to try it.

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Photo of oline73
4.15/5  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.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-orange with a thin finger of white head. Fades quickly.

S - Sweet wheat and grainy malts, apricots and other stone fruits, oak, vanilla, tartness, sourness, funky yeasts, lactic acid.

T - Sweet wheat and grainy malts, funky yeasts, tart apricot and other stone fruits, oak, vanilla, lactic acid, and a bit of sourness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tart and funky finish.

D - Good wild ale. The apricot flavor is nice and sharp.

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Photo of jvillefan
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The most hazy beer I've ever had. It is an incredibly thick yellow/white body with almost no head.

S: A very good sour aroma. There is a dry sour aroma with the smell of sour apples.

T: It is a combination between a gueuze and a lambic. There is a sour apple flavor with a pleasant sour flavor. There is a very subtle musty flavor present as well.

M: Nice body with very heavy carbonation.

O: Great beer. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of SHODriver
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: pours a clear light gold with a small white head that is slow quick to fade in a duvel tulip
S: acetic acid sourness and a bit of funk. a little chalky and a slight sweetness
T: biting sourness up front with a bit of funk, a bit of apricot, slight sweetness, a hint of oak. swallow is more acetic acid, some oak, slight funk and a bit more apricot
M: lighter side of medium in the mouth that has a nice and slightly prickly carbonation. slightly drying finish but still pretty refreshing
O: very good. nice sourness with a decent funk and complex flavors. another good sour from The Bruery. This one isn't out of control sour like some of their others which makes it nice but it's pretty sour.

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Photo of Sarlacc83
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a cloudy light orange with no head. The nose is slightly apricoty with a lot of funk and a touch of sweetness. The taste is definitely a dank bruery sourness with a touch of apricot in the finish. This is a great sour that's clearly fruit forward and drinkable. In my opinion the taste compares most to a cascade apricot with less of the popping and dintinct apricot found in fou foune. I'd certainly try this beer again in the future and I'm curious what it would turn into with a bit more age on it.

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Photo of Gobzilla
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a orangish yellow in color with pale yellow highlights and a thin head that left a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: plenty of lemony citrus noticeable upfront in the aroma with great oakiness, some acidic notes that remind me of a gueuze, very nice barnyard bretty funkiness, some pineapple fruit and hints of peachy apricot fruit.

T: bretty barnyard must funk was just as apparent on the palate alongside citrusy lemon twang that helped on the mouth puckering factor with a touch of vanilla, slight peachy apricot fruit and lovely oak accents.

M: the brew was light in body with a moderate amount of carbonation which had a oaky woody, citrusy lemony, bretty funky, sour and mild dry finish.

O: Can't go wrong with the sours from the bruery and this one is no exception. Definitely glad to try this beer.

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Photo of cfrances33
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a teku.

Pour: Completely hazy radient orange. Fizzy finger of a head that recedes to a film and leaves minimal lacing at best. Seems flat, but love the radioactive glow to this thing.

Smell: Lactic sourness up front, followed by pear and green apple skins. A musty apricot skin mixes in as well. Slight funk closes.

Taste: Huge sour notes up front. Really with not flavor to start, just a full frontal assault. Gives way to apricot skins, pears, and a nice lemon juice. Super tart all the way through, perhaps the most puckering beer I've had yet. Finishs slightly dry, but if sour is a taste, this beer has it.

Mouthfeel: Sour, tart, acetic. Slightly dry. That was easy.

Overall: A really nice beer. The most sour beer I've had yet possibly, and I'm okay with that. Great stuff.

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Photo of jsanford
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy gold with a sudsy head that settles to a thin ring and wispy haze. Lovely aromas of fresh apricot,lemon juice, oak, and a touch of funk. Really nice, loving the jammy apricot. More jammy apricot, oak, and lemony tartness with a hint of straw and white wine. Light and crisp, with a medium-thin body, moderate carbonation, and a nicely dry finish. Great beer, love the apricot. Solid Bruery addition.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to capra12 for this one. Poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a slightly cloudy golden. No head, no lace, and with thin, oily legs. Below average.

Nose is lemon rind, apricot puree, wet wood, must, with a mild cheesiness and band-aid presence. Funkier than expected. Nice.

Opens almost gueuze-like. Straw, hay, apricot puree, wet wood. Lemon tartness at the middle with some more apricot and oak at the end. Finishes dry with a like, fruity-tart aftertaste. Solid.

Light bodied with medium carbonation. Slick and smooth in the mouth with an accented, spritzy finish. Lingering, filmy, light aftertaste.

The Bruery keeps churning out these slightly above-average sours and I say, keep 'em coming. The apricot presence in this one is pretty prominent and lends a nice, gueuze quality to it. The low alcohol also really helps the body here. Well worth a try.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of inlimbo77
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml
Pinocchio's tulip (shared with two others)

A: Pours like a thin orange juice with pulp. Cloudy bright tangerine color. Basically no head on this guy. Some big bubbles with the aggressive pour then a thin ring of white on edges initially that left as soon as it started. No lacing etc.

S: Delicious aroma of apricot as soon as I cracked it. Really pungent tart citrus fruit. Some clean oak aromas, leading to light wood.

T: Tart acidic flavor on the tip of tongue, then you get some of that lingering apricot. It's not overly mouth puckering. Wish there was more but seems to have faded a bit. You get some of that oak to round the flavor. Finish is dry and wine like. Alcohol isn't there at all.

M: light leading to medium. I could drink the whole thing. Little more carbonation would be nice.

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Filmishmish from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.