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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (882) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Big fruity funky aroma, sour, tart, sweet tart, apricot, peach. Hazy orange color, white head. Big tart fruity apricot and peach flavor. Very tart, acidic.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (983) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Hazy golden orange hue with fizzy white head. Aroma is lactic, straw, stone fruit, slight funk. Mouthfeel is nice with a light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweet with a tartness extending throughout. Overall this is a nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1571) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Location/Date:Bottle pour from Dave 10/11/2014.

Appearance: Pours an orange cloud.
Aroma: Aroma of apricot.
Taste: Light medium sour, apricot.
Palate:Medium body.

Summary: Pretty good for the style, only had a few ounces as I can’t drink a lot of a sour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"Pleasant beer throughout. Golden orange in color. Aroma mostly mild tartness with some light fruit and a little oak. Flavor well balanced and complex. Fruit present but not overdone. Kind of a session sour, but definitely well done!"

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3698) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Sample at a bottle share. Comes a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, funk, and wood. Taste is apricot, funk, spice, and oak. I didn’t think the apricot was overpowering. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3794) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft. Orange brune pour with tan head. Light fruit, tart fruit tones, some spice and yeast tones.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1455) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (761) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1384) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4603) - 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.


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