Filmishmish
Bruery Terreux

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #205
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,457
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 7.8%
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
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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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macrosmatic from Florida

4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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
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ptykozoon from California

3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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
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KevSal from California

4.84/5  rDev +14.4%
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

Aug 29, 2016
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BeerSamurai34 from Texas

4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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maximum12 from Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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
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Tele from California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Apr 01, 2016
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Dirtyhands from Maryland

4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Once you pop the top the smell of apricot and other fleshly fruit fills the room. Taste follows up on the nose, lot of bite here. So phenomenal, but bringing your tums.

Mar 23, 2016
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Brolo75 from California

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Mar 04, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Dec 27, 2015
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B-Nut-GoBlue from Iowa

4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Sep 08, 2015
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Zaximus from Colorado

3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Light orange color. Big, white frothy head.

S - It definitely smells sour. Jolly rancher and granny smith apple.

T - Taste follows the nose. Really, really tart. Acidic granny smith apple. Sweet tart on steroids. I think I'm missing enamel. That may sound horrible but it's not. Though not great either.

F - I'm not sure. My mouth is still recovering it's feeling.

O - It's really tart. Personally I like a sour with a little more fruit flavor. A little more sweet. This is interesting but not sure I'd seek it out again. Reminds me a lot of Upland Sour Reserve 4.

Sep 04, 2015
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ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Filmishmish is incredibly sour - gives Oude Tart a run for its money. Beautiful golden orange color with an aroma that tells you what's coming. Another excellent Bruery sour.

Sep 02, 2015
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MissSmisje from New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Sep 02, 2015
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Beer_Line from California

5/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

Aug 17, 2015
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Jacob for sharing this one!
Bright orange with a thin froth on the surface.
Fuzzy apricot aroma, funky acid, dry oak.
Taste is juicy and acidic, juicy apricot note, dry puckering finish.
Pretty moderate sourness. Clean and crisp. Really good stuff.

Aug 16, 2015
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imonhiatus from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
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

Aug 11, 2015
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ThickNStout from Georgia

3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750mL bottle acquired through The Bruery's society. Bottled 4/23/15. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours a cloudy, peach hued, pale yellow with a finger and a half white head. Any trace of those bubbles vanishes quickly without leaving any lace.

Smells quite sour with notes of fruit, barrel funk and wet hay.

This bad boy is tart! Huge acidic sour, some vinegar, sour fruit pulp, SweetTarts, oak and a good bit of funk. Apricot jam and faint vanilla become more apparent after the initial palate shock wheres off but there is no getting around the fact that this is some puckering juice.

Medium light feel with some fairly strong carbonation. Finish remains very sour with hints of apricot and oak.

Filmishmish is a brutally tart beast. That said, this brew has some good stuff going on. The apricot and oak that peek through the sour bombardment are what make this worthwhile. I'm happy to have tried it.

Jul 28, 2015
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a '14 and a '15 back to back, thanks to Dave and Barry.

This one pours hazy orange, with a pretty juicy look to it. There's a very small head, and not a whole lot of lacing.

This smells fairly bracingly sour, just stings the nostrils, with a fair amount of apricot flavor. Seems a bit one note, but still smells pretty tasty.

This is quite alarmingly sour, but it's fortunately not too much. The '15 vintage had much more sourness to it, but also had a lot more fruit to it as well. Incredibly prickly and lactic, and fairly funky. Luckily the sourness doesn't devolve into a sort of sour vinegar flavor, that would be a downer. Lots of white wine, as well.

This is medium bodied, with an incredibly tart and very juicy mouthfeel. Definitely a higher level of carbonation.

This was excellent, but I would prefer a bit less sourness to reveal some more depth below.

Jul 20, 2015
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AndyEdgar from Illinois

4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
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

Jun 08, 2015
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Beerzebub from California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2012 bottle. Pretty golden color. Fairly mild, pleasant apricot aroma, with some flowers/perfume. Juicy and moderately fruity on the palate, with good tart tangy acidity; seems pretty clean/lactic, with only a touch of vinegar. Floral/perfumed finish, mirroring the aroma. Moderate carbonation, with extremely tiny bubbles; works well. Tasty, quite drinkable and refreshing. Thanks Matt!

Jun 08, 2015
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MisterKilderkin from California

4.82/5  rDev +13.9%
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

May 08, 2015
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Rifugium from North Dakota

2.99/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Murky yellowish-brown pour, fizzy white head. Funk and lacto sour in the aroma, sourdough. Could already tell it was gonna be an acid bomb. Upon tasting, way too acidic and sour, pretty much too much to make any fruit in there enjoyable. Toasted wheat and a metallic finish. Medium body. Not undrinkable, but I definitely wouldn't want more than a few ounces.

Mar 15, 2015
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gillagorilla from Maryland

4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 oz. bottle from Shroud0fDoom poured into a Burley Oak snifter

A: Cloudy/hazy blonde
S: Funky with some fresh medical glove on the finish.
T: Quite puckering sour. A tiny bit of apricot on the finish. The tartness is throughout.
M: Puckering. Goes down easy outside of that.
O: A sour's sour. Fruit isn't prevalent but it's there. Gives you that sour face.

Feb 01, 2015
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