Bruery Terreux

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Bruery Terreux
California, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #263
Ranked #2,616
4.22 | pDev: 7.58%
Jul 08, 2022
Jan 22, 2012
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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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2015 vintage. Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Cloudy honey/amber pour with a finger of fizzy white head. Falls fast... minimal lacing.

S: Tart, funky, and fruity. Apricots and oak.

T/F: Sweet/tart with loads of peach/apricot. Moderate acidity... lots of funk and oak. Some spice and more green fruit. Well carbonated... medium bodied. Complex... more apricot and oak to finish.

O: An outstanding tart barrel-aged wild ale. The apricots and funk are front and center... enough acidity to be a 'sour' completely destroying your palate. Held up fantastically in the cellar.
Jul 08, 2022
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.03 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Oct 22, 2020
Rated: 4.11 by smithj4 from New York

Jul 25, 2020
Rated: 4.23 by Stevedore from Oregon

Feb 17, 2020
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
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
Rated: 4.51 by stephenlee from England

Jan 15, 2019
Rated: 4.39 by grover37 from District of Columbia

Jun 04, 2018
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Reviewed by ptykozoon from California

3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
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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Reviewed by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
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
Rated: 4.27 by vfgccp from New York

Dec 25, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Nov 20, 2017
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
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
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Oct 08, 2017
Rated: 4 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

May 16, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Eziel from Ohio

Feb 21, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2017
Rated: 3.74 by Rice_Nate_25 from Ohio

Dec 19, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by socon67 from New York

Dec 10, 2016
Rated: 4.75 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Dec 04, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by Stinger80OH from Ohio

Sep 27, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by mothman from Minnesota

Sep 16, 2016
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Reviewed by KevSal from California

4.84/5  rDev +14.7%
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
Rated: 3.36 by DeutschesBier from Maryland

Aug 28, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by YalovaIA from Iowa

Jul 31, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by TrojanRB from Texas

Jul 20, 2016
Rated: 4.65 by Rodosman from Pennsylvania

Jul 10, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by darktronica from Indiana

Jun 16, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by shoegueuze from California

Jun 13, 2016
Rated: 4.12 by Bubbawilly88 from California

Jun 11, 2016
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Reviewed by BeerSamurai34 from Texas

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
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
Rated: 4.05 by dextermcgurk from New York

Jun 09, 2016
Rated: 4 by Cloaked_Phantom from Washington

Jun 07, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by Can_has_beer from Texas

Jun 06, 2016
Rated: 4.34 by Inglewood from Illinois

Jun 06, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by JoshBrews from Missouri

Jun 03, 2016
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
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
Rated: 4.83 by Faroveryonder from Missouri

May 10, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by esimonoff from California

May 04, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by PBRmeasap1980 from Indiana

Apr 25, 2016
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