From Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks in Richmond comes their “Kiwami Plum Sour” a small batch ale. The beer pours a cloudy copper colour with a white head. The aroma consists of plum, tartness and not much else. The flavour was of full of plum, some citrus, tartness and an overall sweetness.
Mike's Craft Beer
To say this beer is one dimensional is correct but it is also one of the better kettle sours I have had recently. Its one dimension just really works!
Some people claim to hate sours…but they probably just haven’t tried Kiwami. Or maybe they have and actually just hate sours. But I somehow doubt that, because this is an approachable and refreshing sour from Richmond’s purveyors of weird beer. The fresh organic plums give this bright, effervescent brew a bit of body, balancing out the tartness.
4/5 This is the best of the threesome, by my tastes. Rides the line of ‘too damn sour’ very nicely. It’s simple, but if you’re like me, and like plums like I do, you’ll appreciate this beer. It’s limited, so get it if you still can.
The Beer Diaries
GOOD! Overall, this is a rather commendable attempt at a fruity sour ale, as the plums in question exhibit both the yin and the yang of their inherent kind, which makes for a very enjoyable and engaging kettle sour ale experience. Worthy of trying out, even if the label kind of makes your eyes hurt. Read the full review
So what is Kiwami? In Japanese, it means the Ultimate. Oh My! Bold move to name a beer “the ultimate”. With a name like this can it hold up to expectations? [...]For me, this beer really lived up to its name. I have really liked the three beers in this series but Kiwami is my favourite. It really is “The Ultimate”! I am a fussy sour drinker. I don’t always know why I do or don’t like a sour but I know that I have really liked the two beers that Powell Street and Fuggles & Warlock have made. With the name Kiwami, does that mean it the final beer of the series? I don’t know, but I hope not. Read full review