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Hakkaisan “Awa” Clear Sparkling

Niigata Prefecture


Champagne's arch enemy

In preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Hakkaisan Brewery Company introduced “Awa” Clear Sparkling as an alternative for champagne. It is light, clear and of course, bubbly. The delightful effervescence drops sweet fruit flavor over your palate. We had a blast popping a bottle during the Olympic torch ceremony, but Hakkaisan “Awa” Clear Sparkling can make any occasion a celebration. Who needs champagne anyway?


Category Daiginjo
Subcategory Sparkling
Taste Profile Rich & Sweet
Alcohol 13.0%
RPR ? 50%
SMV ? -5
Acidity ? 1.4
Values listed are at the time of production.

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Hakkaisan “Awa” Clear Sparkling - Niigata Prefecture

Hakkaisan is brewed in Hokuriku region.

Taste Metrics

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Tasting Notes

  • Melon |
  • Pear |
  • Grapefruit
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Hakkaisan Brewery Company

Hakkaisan Brewery Company

Niigata Prefecture

Hakkaisan Brewery Company was founded in 1922 in the foothills of Mt. Hakkai, in an area with snow accumulating over 10 feet at times. The snowmelt water is naturally filtered by the mountain, providing water for the rice fields and for the elegant sake they produce. Their signature Niigata style is known as tanrei karakuchi, which is crisp, clean and dry, achieved by slow, low-temperature fermentation. They only use handmade koji and produce in small batches, and their guiding principle is to produce sake of the highest quality that pairs well with food.

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