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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Nice sour ale that was more tart than overly sour and funky. Definitely notes of apricots and tart lemon. A bit of jammy fruit. Not my favorite but very good and pleasantly drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5650) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Thanks to Saucer Sam for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a light yellow color with a white head. The aroma has some nice apricot notes, as well as some wheat and oak. The flavor is similar. I get some very tart apricot notes as well as some white oak, wheat and biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
Pours a cloudy deep yellow color with a foamy white head. Aroma of citrus and yeast. Flavours of tart citrus fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2012
A steady pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a one-finger thick, pale, off-white head that disappears somewhat quickly. The beer is a pale amber tinged, gold color that shows a lightly hazed, straw gold color when held up to the light. Floral, lactic, tart, a touch of mustiness, perhaps a touch of citrus, fermented apricot pulp, something a bit like yeast.

Quite tart, and then even a bit bracingly sour in the finish, the beer is quite dry and has lots of sort of floral like notes to it. The apricot is subdued a bit due to the lack of sweetness, but it contributes a full floral character as well as a rounding out the lactic sourness with fruit derived acidity. The body has a nice fullness to it that seems accentuated by the lactic acid and by some tannic oak structure, but this is quite a quenching quaffable brew (assuming you like biting, sour beers). As the beer warms up the tart, floral, fruity apricot notes start to become more noticeable. This is lightly carbonated, with a touch of carbonic bite, though the carbonation seems to be hidden a bit by the aggressive sourness.

Without a touch of sweetness in this beer, it is quite a bit harder to recognize the apricot character; it is here, and definitely contributes to the character of this beer. The acidity in this beer is nice, you can even feel it a bit in your stomach; nicely there doesn’t seem to be any acetic acid in this beer, all of the bite comes from lactic acid and the fruit.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2012
100311 Lot20. A- Sour apricot oak and barrel aged. Unreal aroma. barnyard Appear- 2finger bubbles and has average retention.deepest golden lIte orange. Flavor- apricot and huge sour upfront. Big goat mouthfeel- lite med bodied, high carbonation, huge tart and sour with apricot fruit at finish. Perfect Overall impression- unreal and glad I picked this up in a trade. Have $30 tag on bottle. Would like to try this again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1363) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle. Clear golden color with no head and low carbonation. Aroma is light apricot, lemon, funk, and oak. Some gueuze-type characteristics in the aroma. Taste is light sour and tart with vinegar notes and some funk. No apricot in the taste. Bit raw and unrefined. Loose mouthfeel due to lack of carbonation. Pretty enjoyable overall but it seems like with a few tweaks in the flavor profile and mouthfeel this beer could easily go from good to great.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Big thanks to Randy for cracking this open. Wow! Been wanting to try this for sometime. Nice apricot sour funk to this bad boy. Very tart, one not to be under estimated. Not for the faint of heart or the newbie to the sour scene. Proceed with caution. It’s damn good!!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5536) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
(750ml bottle thanks to SaucerSam) cloudy light gold-orange color, ring of fine white bubbles. Nose is super funky, tart, apricot, smells so good. Taste of apricot, acidic in a good tartness that’s not acetic, Seltzer, bit horsey, chalky, very carbonated, dry and sour finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6580) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy peachy orange with a white head that dissipates completely. Aroma has a good amount of sour apricot with a decent amount of acid and a hint of funk. Flavor begins with a bit of sweet apricot but quickly becomes sour with apricot and a good amount of acid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2012
750ml bottle. Clear golden body with some fluffy white head. Aromas of funk, apricots, and oak. Flavor is a great mix of tart and floral - woody, dry finish.


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