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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle pour. Slightly hazy gold, with very little head, and no lacing. Aroma is belgian yeast, lactic sourness, light white stone fruit, slightly lemony. Taste falls a bit flat for me, but I have been spoiled by more jammy apricot sours of late. Fairly acidic, with a bit of a wood presence as well. Slightly thin/weak finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1710) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Lovely nose, tart apricot abound. Taste is somewhat less than the nose would let on. Subtle, but nice. Just not a knock you in the face sour. I would like to have a bottle all to myself though!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6417) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, hazy orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of sour apricot, touch of oak, vanilla, hints of grain, malic acid, some lactic notes, slight funk. Taste is a mix of tart lemon, apricot, malic, some slight lactic hints of acetic, finishing fairly sour, slightly oaky.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11847) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle at The Fruit Sour Tasting, London - thanks to Ken. Pours cloudy yellow-gold with a fine, white film head. Mild dry apricot nose, good suggestions of tartness. Light to medium sweet flavor, big tart apricot character, quite fresh. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Well and tart to finish, clean, with restrained apricot notes. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2650) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt. The beer is a straw yellow color, appearing hazy. There is virtually no head, just a few scattered bubbles. The scent is of musty apricots, yeast, and a mild funk presence. Decent enough beer. Apricot presence is there, but the flavor falls short of greatness. Carbonation level is a bit low, but otherwise the feel is pretty good. Mild tartness and acidity. Overall, good but not great. Still, it’s always nice to enjoy an apricot sour ale. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-04-2012

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4932) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle @ The fruit sour tasting. Cheers, Ken! The pour’s medium hazy gold with a small head. The nose is mild melon, citrus, barnyard funkiness. The taste is much the same - plenty of orchard fruits, barnyard, strong tart acidity. Mildly sweet finish. Aggressive profile. Overall, not bad, but a bit one-dimensional.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7380) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle thanks to Ken at THE fruit sour tasting. It pours cloudy light orange with a thin white film. The nose is lightly sour, lemon, sweet apricot, vanilla, toasted coconut and subtle sulphur. The taste is sour apricot, lemon, sherbet, grapefruit and a hint of wood with a pleasantly tart finish. Medium body and effervescent carbonation. Well balanced. A tasty apricot sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MmmcKay (1052) - 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 (5853) - 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 (662) - 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.


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