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Filmishmish - The Bruery

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424 Ratings
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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 163
Gots: 148 | FT: 14
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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4.33/5  rDev +3.3%

750 ml bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
5.8% ABV, 01/09/14

A - It should come as no surprise that Filmishmish looks like a dirty apricot considering this sour was aged in oak barrels with, you guessed it: apricots. The beer's aromatic acidity cuts through the head retention like a knife through warm butter. Its bubbles fizz out instantly leaving no lace behind.

S - At first, Filmishmish breaks out with bold acidity that's reminiscent of stomach acid - puke, basically. But don't freak out, this beer isn't gonna make you gag (hopefully). It might make you crap your pants though, because the aroma is explosive with Turkish apricots and we all know what those do to our intestines. Truthfully, this aromatic sour smells like an awesome candle you might find at Micheal's.

T - Nope, it doesn't taste quite like you had a rough night of drinking, though it is quite acidic. It's sour blonde base doesn't leave much room for actual "beer" flavor, what with the funky yeast and slap in the face of oaky apricots. Delish!

M - Prickly carbonation streams across the tongue with intensity, only to be overtaken by a big sour bite that rips at the taste buds with a harshly drying tartness that lasts quite some time. Filmishmish has a perfect mouthfeel across the board for a sour!

O - Sours are polarizing; people either love them or hate them; they're generally not on the fence. Their descriptors can seem disgusting - in the case of Filmishmish, barf comes to mind, but dammit, they're delicious which is downright hilarious! Between the aroma of stuffing your face into a bag of apricots, a Micheal's candle and potpourri, and puke (ok, really just huge acidity), this beer is intense and unique. Fruity, sour, and enjoyable, Filmishmish is another example of The Bruery doing a great job with a sour. At this point the jury is still out on whether it'll make you shit up a storm though.

BeerFMAndy, Jun 15, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

JulioH, Jun 10, 2014
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Filmishmish from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.