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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1639) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
2014 bottle. The beer is deep orange-amber in color. Clouded over. Small white head. Fizzy bubbles that disappear pretty quickly. No bubbles at all after a minute. Very nice aroma. Lots of apricot aroma with a nice undercurrent of sour, funk and oak. Mouthwatering floral apricot fruitiness. Tart. Seems mostly lactic sour. The taste is very sour. It’s too one note tart for me. That huge pucker gets in the way of the fruit and funk. I can taste the apricot, oak and funk, but they’re muted compared to the huge punch of sourness. More acetic than the aroma seemed, though pretty big on lactic sourness, as well. Big pucker. Some body, thought fairly dry. Tart apricots for days.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (911) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to Homer. Pours straight orange, no head really. Carbonation is really low. Aroma is apricot and tartness. Mild funkiness. Taste is sweet, tart, fruity, lip puckering. Damn tasty. Sourness is real nice, like this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1426) - 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 (4920) - 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 (528) - 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 (776) - 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 (1380) - 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 (357) - 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.

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