Filmishmish
Bruery Terreux

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From:
Bruery Terreux
 
California, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #278
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,598
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 7.82%
Ratings:
654
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 07, 2021
Added:
Jan 22, 2012
Wants:
  180
Gots:
  196
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Notes: 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 Gatch
4.51/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Gatch from Massachusetts

750ml bottled 12/8/15, consumed on 7/6/21. This is a special beer with a serious amount of funk. The base beer is clearly fantastic and only improves with apricots.

Jul 07, 2021
 
4.03 by Scottsbeer from Florida on Oct 22, 2020
 
4.11 by smithj4 from New York on Jul 25, 2020
 
4.23 by Stevedore from Oregon on Feb 17, 2020
Photo of macrosmatic
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by macrosmatic from Florida

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle. I didn't make a note of the style of glassware used.

A: Pours a hazy bright gold, with a thin white head that fades quickly. Quite a bit of small bubble carbonation runs up the sides of the glass.

S: Big lactic tart and apricot-y stone fruits. Lactobacillus funk, mild vanilla, and cracker malts. A bit of floral bouquet. I don't get much Brettanomyces on the nose.

T: Lactic acid, tart and sour. Big flavor of tart apricots. A moderate citric acid and a mild acetic acid presence also. Some white wine vinous character and a mild sweetness from the cracker malts. There’s a bit of feet-forward funk as well, but the lactic acid dominates. This finishes bone dry with oak tannins lingering –after the the swallow is the only place I get the oak – with more apricots.

M: Light body, low alcohol presence. Carbonation sensation on the low side, but the dryness and acidity keep it interesting.

O: Quite acidic, and without the depth of funk and barnyard that, say, a Cantillon would typically have. But this does have every bit of the juicy apricot flavors. A nice beer, but nothing I could drink all night with the acidity level.

Aug 04, 2019
 
4.51 by stephenlee from England on Jan 15, 2019
 
4.39 by grover37 from District of Columbia on Jun 04, 2018
Photo of ptykozoon
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ptykozoon from California

Hazy golden bronze.

Smells of jammy apricot.

A lot of sour and a rich fruit finish. It's good.

Medium carbonation.

Maybe tone down the sour. This is an older bottle so would like to try fresh. Regardless first rate brew.

Feb 11, 2018
Photo of Davepoolesque
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

Bright golden yellow in color. Hazy in appearance. Sour! Lol. Acetic acid, simple golden sour, apricot, unripe peach. A wisp of a malt backbone. Solid.

Jan 19, 2018
 
4.27 by vfgccp from New York on Dec 25, 2017
 
4.29 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Nov 20, 2017
Photo of thebeers
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by thebeers from Pennsylvania

Hazy, vibrant light orange color with less than a finger of white head that's pretty quick to dissipate into a thin crown that leaves short-lived sheets of lacing.

Sour aroma with strong apricot and light oak. The taste follows the nose, with a slight creaminess in the aftertaste.

Medium bodied with a touch of creaminess to the feel and solid carbonation.

Delicious and exactly as advertised.

Oct 15, 2017
 
4.25 by paulish from New York on Oct 08, 2017
 
4 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on May 16, 2017
 
4.25 by Eziel from Ohio on Feb 21, 2017
 
4.25 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Jan 22, 2017
 
3.74 by Rice_Nate_25 from Ohio on Dec 19, 2016
 
3.94 by socon67 from New York on Dec 10, 2016
 
4.75 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Dec 04, 2016
 
4.18 by Stinger80OH from Ohio on Sep 27, 2016
 
3.87 by mothman from Minnesota on Sep 16, 2016
Photo of KevSal
4.84/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by KevSal from California

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

Aug 29, 2016
 
3.36 by DeutschesBier from Maryland on Aug 28, 2016
 
4.5 by YalovaIA from Iowa on Jul 31, 2016
 
4.24 by TrojanRB from Texas on Jul 20, 2016
 
4.65 by Rodosman from Pennsylvania on Jul 10, 2016
 
3.85 by darktronica from Indiana on Jun 16, 2016
 
4.25 by shoegueuze from California on Jun 13, 2016
 
4.12 by Bubbawilly88 from California on Jun 11, 2016
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4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BeerSamurai34 from Texas

This one is really great. It is very tart, and as a result the stone fruit does tend to get lost in the mix. I really enjoyed it, but I wish I would have gotten more fruit.

Jun 09, 2016
 
4.05 by dextermcgurk from New York on Jun 09, 2016
 
4 by Cloaked_Phantom from Washington on Jun 07, 2016
 
4.5 by Can_has_beer from Texas on Jun 06, 2016
 
4.34 by Inglewood from Illinois on Jun 06, 2016
 
3.99 by JoshBrews from Missouri on Jun 03, 2016
Photo of maximum12
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by maximum12 from Minnesota

Thanks to alefish for this 750ML bottle that showed up on my doorstep Wednesday. Bottle dated 1/9/14, so it’s been lying around long enough. Split with my wife.

The pour looks like pureed life vest that’s been left out in the sun for one season too long. The nose is great. Tart apricot, lightly sugared apples, wood. Simple & really, really nice.

Flimishmish is my kind of sour. Not sour - tart. The apricots take some of that tame edge off the beer & brings the jam…I love jam. I probably eat it five times a week, at least. Rustic woodiness, slight citric bitterness. Clean. So clean, so drinkable. One of the few sours I think I could have a second glass of.

Simple, direct, beautiful, this is an excellent beer.

May 15, 2016
 
4.83 by Faroveryonder from Missouri on May 10, 2016
 
4.21 by esimonoff from California on May 04, 2016
 
4.24 by PBRmeasap1980 from Indiana on Apr 25, 2016
 
4.42 by chefbigjon from Arizona on Apr 24, 2016
Filmishmish from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 654 ratings