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Koshi no Homare “Hiyaoroshi”
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Koshi no Homare “Hiyaoroshi”

Niigata prefecture

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No sake like this snow sake

This seasonal release is brewed using last fall’s Gohyakumangoku rice, which has been pasteurized and matured to develop flavor and aroma. The sake gets buried under snow for 250 days, hence the brilliant snowflake adorned on the bottle. This snow maturation with high humidity leads to an expanding flavor that is both well-balanced and pleasant. Pairs well with simple dishes like sashimi or grilled seasonal fish.


Brand Koshi no Homare
Brewery Hara Brewing Company
Category Junmai Ginjo
Subcategory Namazume
Taste Profile Light & Dry
Rice variety Rice grown in Niigata
Yeast variety Niigata (G74NFarg)
Alcohol 16.0%
RPR ? 60%
SMV ? +4.0
Acidity ? 1.3
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Koshi no Homare “Hiyaoroshi” is cold (40-60°F) or room temp (70°F).
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Koshi no Homare “Hiyaoroshi” - Niigata prefecture

Koshi no Homare is made in Niigata prefecture in the Hokuriku region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Asian Pear

    Asian Pear
  • Mineral


Recommended Pairing

  • Sushi/Sashimi

  • Seafood


Hara Brewing Company

Founded in 1814, this Niigata brewery has seen its fair share of natural disasters, from fires to earthquakes, but they didn’t let that stop them. The brewers rebuilt the brewery each time it was damaged, and their passion never fizzled. In fact, the fourth owner, Kichiro, created the company motto of “Sake that brings happiness” after he lost the brewery to a fire in 1911. Today, the brewers hope their “Koshinohomare” brand can bring joy and luck to anyone who drinks it. The brewery is known for its soft water from Mt. Yoneyama and developing their own brands of rice.

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