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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1423) - Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle; Pour is murky golden, with a one finger white head into this glass ; it fades into oblivion fairly quickly, revealing murky, golden depths. It’s not altogether appealing. The nose is sweet tart, apricot jam for certain, moving to grassy notes, and mild cracker crust. The flavor profile reveals a very sweet tart note, not literally sweet tarts but sweet and tart in marriage. Apricot jam moves this forward to a lively oak presence, while lemongrass rounds it out nicely. It does linger, finishing dry for me. I enjoyed the experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4861) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Sampled from a bottle. Sour yeast aroma and lots of apricot. Flavor is loaded with apricot, I have never tasted so much of it in any other beer. It blends nicely with the sourness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
pras (523) - Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2014
A real jewel of a beer. Apricot comes across huge in the nose, but not cloyingly, this is the real deal fruity natural dried California style of apricot that comes across. When this hit my tongue, the apricot exploded with flavor. The sourness really draws out the apricot and the two characters really play off each other. Not to mention the oak, which adds another layer of complexity. I wish I could drink this every day, but I know this is most likely a one off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
infinitetease (13) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2014
I just love this beer and wish i could get more of it Everything I enjoy in an American sour beer, and apricots as a bonus! Very refreshing and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rando7 (774) - Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle pours fairly clear orange with very brief white head. Tart aroma of sour and apricot. Taste matches with the apricot, other light fruits, funk and tartness. Sour finish lingers as it warms. Fairly thick but non-syrupy palate, my bottle did not have the fruit residue problems. soft carbonation but does have an acidic tingle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle shared at the barbecue. Aroma is sour apricot with some tart crabapple. Pours like a slushy and like baby food. This was a particularly thick batch. The unsettling part is that it is mildly carbonated so random bubbly bloop out of the slurry. It looks like a terrible lab experiment. Chunky film all over the glass and bottle. Taste is wonderfully tart and full like sour apricot gravy. Sweet and fruity but puckering. Mouthfeel would be great if not for the fact that it feels like it was drinking a fruit smoothie. Overall, delicious and horrible looking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1370) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle. Pour is fruit smoothy consistency. Very particulate. Lots and lots of residue on glass. Flavor is tart apricot and quite refreshing. Texture is exotic but not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clownoisseur (353) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2014
On tap at The Bruery. Murky peach colored pour. Thin off-white cap, decent carbonation. Aromas of musty fruit. Peaches, apricot, stone fruit. Some nice oak, vanilla, hay...a light breadiness. Taste is really nicely balanced. Lots of fruit flavor in this one with a medium tartness. Lightly acidic. Musty apricot and peach...the funk is mild through the middle with bread notes and hints of floral bouquet. A light spice leads into the finish where a nice tartness gives way to a dry fruity finish. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5359) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to Will/Lee. Pours a cloudy orange with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong apricot juice and funk. Thin mouthfeel with strong apricot and funk with nice sournes. So good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3081) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2015 Bottle: Thanks, Tim. Murky, fully opaque, borderline radioactive shades of peach & orange with a white head much akin to what you’d get from a Sprite or 7-Up. Heavy must up front in the aroma that subsides into a smörgåsbord of apricot, stone fruit, peach, lactic acid, funky hay, slight vinegar, & a finishing touch of drying wood. Lacto duly noted with the first sip... Incredibly sour! Ripping notes of apricot & peach with a strong but not overwhelming vinegar, lactic, & acidic sourness. Less musty funk on the palate, perhaps just a hint of wet hay, but still plenty of drying oak in the finish that sucks the moisture from your mouth like a vacuum. Gets even more acidic with time; aftertaste of wood, stone fruit skin, apricot, vinegar, & lactic acid... Wow. Like a liquid apricot Warhead. Sharp, effervescent carbonation. Another really good Bruery sour that’s right up my alley.

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