Hikari means ‘light’ in Japanese, which is hilarious because this ISN’T LIGHT AT ALL. I do my tasting notes before I add zazz and flair and ill timed penis jokes, so I can say right off top: this bad boy is a tough drink. Light my ass!
Oh and yes, it’s another fucking sour. I fucking LOVE sours. I will review ALL OF THEM!
🎵Blinded by the light
Dressed up like a douche
And then I rode her in the night🎵 – deliberately misheard song lyrics 101
It seems like every Fuggles label is drastically different from one another. Most of them are very cool, and very nerdy, which I love. I will opine that there is something to be said for continuity in branding, and if it were up to me, I’d have a banner or something that was present on every label so my beers all at least look like they’re on the same team. The Mötley Cru look works fine though, especially if they keep up the video game labels. Please keep up the video game labels. I love you long time.
The pour is a clear straw yellow with a half finger of dull white fizz that immediately waned to a light haze and chunky collar.
The smells are strong lemon, pineapple and florals with a slight sour tinge. It’s an incredibly bright and fruity aroma that had me salivating immediately. Wow! Suddenly really excited about this one!
The tastes are crazy super sour. Like drinking a lemon warhead, no joke. Lemon, pineapple, lactose, and a sweet grass and wheat background. Holy powerful batman. *twitch*
The mouthfeel is medium bodied and bitey as fuck. I call the big one bitey. Flavors charge around like a pissed off bull, setting off the salvation glands like a sprinkler system. Good carbonation.
3.5/5 Holy shit that’s a sour girl. Very hard to drink this one. It’s good, albeit somewhat straightforward. I can’t believe I found a sour that’s actually too sour, but, here we are.