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Terreux - FilmishmishTerreux - Filmishmish

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The Bruery
California, United States

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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Photo of Beer_Line
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great sour. The apricot is so abundant in this. Pours out nice golden orange. Smells like apricots on LSD. Taste like amazingness (which is sweet tarts and apricot jam) with a mouth feel that is so juicy but dry at the same time. I can drink this forever.

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Photo of KevSal
4.84/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

nice hot day. need to crack some mish.

I can't believe I havnt rated this, I can't believe this is only a 92. from everything from the bruery this is their greatest sour, by far.
looks great in the glass. nose is fantastic, like your biting into an apricot, rea nice funk on the nose
taste is stellar, this is the real show. one of the few American wild ales that can capture that mushroom funk drei/cantillon have in their gueze. great funk with that apricot right in center stage.
overall this is THE sour to try if your heckling out the bruery, one one of the few bruery beers I buy up heavy on. it's very under appreciated so do yourself a favor and trade for some if you'd like to taste a real fruited American gueze

this one is very under appreciated and one I'd like to blind test with the big boys

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Photo of MisterKilderkin
4.82/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer plenty of times over the years. Opened a bottle from 2012 last week and I had an awful allergic reaction. Although the beer was still delish

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.67/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Provisions

A: Hazy golden color with a thin white head.

S: Pretty sour on the nose. The smell reminded me a bit of temptation. Lots of lemon curd/zest, oak and some vinegar.

T: Damn, this was top notch stuff. Tons of sourness right off the bat. Lots of mouth puckering lemon and vinegar flavor with a great touch of apricot jam and some oak on the finish. I really want a bottle of this.

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Photo of rudzud
4.64/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The first beer I bought with my Bruery Reserve Society membership. Review #800, taken from notes, bottle shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Hill Farmstead glass a murky dandelion blonde with a half finger white head that fades into a light halo with thin clouding.

S - Just great. Aromas of oak barrel and apricots and other stone fruits. There is a light yeasty wheat like aroma that is quickly over taken by nice tart apricot.

T - Wow wow wow wow...I have to start with the end. Lingering aftertaste of biting into a ripe tree picked apricot. Mouth is so sour but flavour is so tart. The blonde elements are there...faint yeast, faint grains...then POW sour attack go! Coats the teeth with delicious sour. Gaaaah!! I've been looking for a stone fruit beer that delivered and this is it!

M - Wow tart city. One of the sourest beers I've had. The mouth is super tart and dry, almost flemmy. So puckeringly sour and each sip makes me want more. Oh my God...sour patch kids galore.

O - Overall this beer is outstanding. I freaking love it. The apricots play so, so well with the blonde parts. So delicious this beer, I'm appalled I only have one bottle left.

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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.62/5  rDev +11.6%
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 MNishCT77
4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle from a Sat., 12/20/2014 Better Beer Authority Bottle Share (thanks, Dr. Chups), 2014 (?) vintage, poured into a BBA snifter glass, drank over 15 minutes

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Photo of ShanePB
4.52/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle
Served into a Bruery tulip

A: Hazy golden orange, truly the appearance of apricots, with a fluffy foamy white head. Only a little lacing is left behind and the head settles out into a thin ring around the edges. A few swirls regenerates a nice head though.

S: Tart and sweet citrus fruits; apricots, orange, lemon and some funk. A slight must presumably from the oak comes in towards the end but trails off quite quickly.

T: Plenty of apricot, passion-fruit and peach up front with an incredible sourness to it. Back of the palate has a subtle oak note from the barrel with a bit of pale malt trying to perform a balancing act off the tart flavors. This is incredibly well done, very delicious.

M: Bubbly, plenty of carbonation to break things up and deliver the tart flavors to the palate. Happy to see this unlike some of the other Bruery sours with no/low carb.

I loved this beer, hands down one of my favorite beers The Bruery has ever put out. The apricot flavors worked so well with the other citrus qualities, and the oak provided just enough to break things up. Wonderfully done, I wish I could drink this beer year round. Thank you for the bottle, smarcoly!

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Photo of Khazadum
4.52/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Hazy yellow body, like solidified cough drops. Light carbonation.

Smells crisp, tart, lactic and strong lemon pulp. Faint peach and Brett kick on the finish. I think more apricot than peach but still confused.

Tastes.... Very tart. Lactic, clean citrus flavors, light apricot finish with citric acid nature. Not too harsh. It's acetic with light lactic. The citric isnt big enough to bitter the center. It's lemony with peach. So so nice. The Brett nature that does bring memory is.straw, bubblegum character, and diacetyl.

Medium bodied, crisp, lingering tartness. It's got some residual sweetness, maybe well get more Brett.

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

Serving Type: Bottle (dated 12.10.15)
Consumed: 3.31.16

A: 4.5 Pours a slightly hazy, yellow-gold. The small, off-white head dissipates rather quickly and doesn’t leave any lace in the glass.

S: 4.5 Aromas are very nice and bring a lot of apricot, honey, flowers, some mild funk, hay, and oak. Lactic tartness, lemon and yogurt start off pretty strong, but back off and give way to the funk as the beer warms.

T: 4.5 Starts off pretty sour with strong lemon, yogurt, and fresh apricots. As the beer warms, more complexity comes through; there’s oak, vanilla, more sweetness, apricot jam, and a slightly grainy finish.

M: 4.5 There’s a creamy mouthfeel with really nice carbonation.

O: 4.5 This is a very good apricot sour; very reminiscent of Map of the Sun or Cascade’s apricot. This is perhaps a bit more complexity than those, but still dominated by lactic tartness.

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

Pours a very hazy, bright golden color with a hint of orange. Small white head that turn to bubbles very quickly. Scent is quite delightful...the apricots make themselves known immediately. Nice funk and oak aromas with some white wine vinegar, but very faint. A little musty. I really love the nose on this, lets hope the flavors are just as nice. Taste is immediately acidic tartness which turns to lactic apricot flavors in the middle of the tongue. Finishes sweet on the back of the tongue with a lingering tartness. For some reason I was under the impression this one wasn't going to be very sour, but it is DAMN sour, which I love. The sour notes mesh well with the stone fruit flavors and slightly acidic notes. Very fruity and sour! Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated...almost sparkling like champagne...very puckering. Drinkability is very high. Overall, I love this beer. It is absolutely delicious and sour! I will definitely be picking up more bottles once we're allowed to.

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

wow, this is fantastic. way more apricot forward than I remember the first one being. great body, super flavorful and fun. really super solid...amazing beer

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apricot beer, apricot color. Apricot in, apricot out. Cloudy, soft bubbles. Pungent sour tangy juicy apricot sour aroma, you feel your mouth start watering already.

Taste just keeps dropping wave after wave of apricot sour, almost no sweetness, just tons of sour and fruit. Its real simplistic, and for the better. You want a sour punch of apricot in your face, power in both hands, and this one rocks you for it. Clean, no funkiness or distracting aftertaste, its clean and dry, just to repeat more apricot sour like the waves coming in and breaking on the shore over and over.

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Photo of B-Nut-GoBlue
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

January 2014 batch. Poured September 2015.

Helluva beer. Loved the apricot jamminess and the tart, mild "sour" was perfect for a warm Fall day.

Great zesty, apricot aroma as well.

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Photo of jvillefan
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
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 dfillius
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed a bottle from 1/14 on 10/6/14
A: 1-2 fingers of loose, fizzy white head with poor retention. Golden and cloudy. Better retention please.
S: Strong on apricot - delightful.
T: Also strong on apricot. Bready finish
M: Tart start with a sweet finish
O: Very tasty. More one-dimensional and less balanced than Fou' Foune, but darn good.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
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 Beerandraiderfan
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opened a few bottles of this already, the last one at the Solar Eclipse party, was like a scene out of Cheech N Chong in the parking lot. Cloudy peach colored liquid, a flimsy bubbled head, opaque. Aroma of beautiful sour nectarines, they did well. Immediately gives me visions of fou fune & cascade apricot, you know you're about to dive into something that is elite, top tier, top notch, top shelf stuff. Literally made my mouth water. You get that juicyfruit song stuck in your head. Really clean oak barrel addition.

Taste is just like the aroma, oh so nice and juicy, not lacking in the sour not fruit mouthfeel department one bit. Just right. Apricot is plentiful and even months later, seems so fresh. A serious amount of acidity, but its overall meld with everything else going on doesn't make it a distraction. Alcohol is nowhere to be found. Drinks easily, for being really sour and fruity, not sweet. Oak is still bright, fresh and virgin. Its really excellent in its simplicity if you think about it.

I seriously have much less desire to chase fou fune around anymore. As easy as this and Cascade Apricot are now to get, what's the point?

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Photo of Lucnifter
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
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 AndyEdgar
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2014 bottle. Must have been the last of the bottling tank because it poured like apricot juice. Thick and pulpy. Still very tasty. Would like to try another bottle that didn't require chewing

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Photo of inlimbo77
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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Photo of jlindros
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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Photo of warnerry
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes from May 2012

A - Pours a hazy honey color with one finger of short-lived head. Maintains a collar, but no lacing.

S - Nice tart apricot aroma with a decent funky yeast presence. Some lemon in the aroma.

T - Taste is fantastic. Assertive tartness, but not bracingly sour. Funk presence is somewhat subdued, but apparent throughout. Apricot flavor is also subtle, but very nice and more prominent in the finish. Also a bit of lemon tartness. Very tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is on the lighter end of medium, and quite crisp. A bit of earthy dryness to go with the tart, bitter finish.

O - Very nice. Not Fou Foune, but still very enjoyable and more evidence that apricot should be used in sours more often.

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Photo of Brolo75
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: Pours a hazy, cloudy orange with a bright white head, lots of carbonation streaming up the side, no head retention, no lacing, looks like apricot juice, looks good.

A: Apricots, apricot jam, tart, funk, oak from the barrels, picking up some brett like aroma, lots of aromas, fruit, oak, brett, smells pretty good.

T: Hit of sour and tart funkiness up front, touch of oak in the middle, finish is sour and tangy with a touch of apricots, the sour level is moderate but balances well with the oak and the apricots, well done.

M: Light/medium bodied with lots of carbonation, dry finish, sour dry feeling on the palate.

O: Really enjoyed this, nice balance of sour, tart flavors with oak and apricots adding some tang, going to pick up another bottle to cellar and see how this ages, taste awesome fresh.

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Photo of MissSmisje
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: deep apricot, Amber. Thin off white head. Lots of tight, tiny bubbles
S: very overripe apricot, some lemony sharpness
T: dried apricots, orange sour patch kids, acidic
F: medium body in the mid palate, with a mouth drying finish
O: very good. Would like a bit more apricot nectar to balance the acidity with some juicy freshness.

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