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Cherry Blossom Lager - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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76
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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 15.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Conditioned on 300 pounds of Michigan cherries for 48 hours. Perle & Tradition hops.

(Beer added by: smakawhat on 03-04-2013)
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BuxMontBeerLover

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +7%

05-04-2013 20:36:58 | More by BuxMontBeerLover
More User Reviews:
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Guden

Maryland

2.43/5  rDev -25.7%

A- pinkish orange with huge chunks of thick yeast sediment and a fluffy white head. The sediment is unappealing in this style and I ended up transferring glasses to remove most of it.

S- grainy pilsner, a touch of sulfur, light green apple and just a little fruitiness that isn't distinctly cherry.

T/M- pretty laid back and mellow flavor with some doughy grain and yeasty components giving a pizza crust character with a finish that's moderately full, syrupy and very lightly sweet and sour leaving a very light cherry taste in the finish.

O- I feel like I spent the entirety of this beer searching for cherry beyond the yeast clumps and doughy pilsner taste. Comes out as a fairly thick, moderately sweet lager. Not bad but not good for a fruit beer.

04-05-2014 18:27:46 | More by Guden
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briandaube

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +30%

03-14-2013 22:02:30 | More by briandaube
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NMG318

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +7%

04-19-2014 18:56:39 | More by NMG318
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

03-23-2013 16:45:50 | More by acurtis
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

02-09-2014 17:58:25 | More by JMS1512
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

4/5  rDev +22.3%

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful dark-straw, slightly light amber color with reddish/pink highlights, topped by two fingers of off-white head, speckled with reddish/pink highlights. The head lasts forever, too, leaving an excellent lacing coating the glass as its drunk. Beautiful looking beer!

Aroma: Fruit! Cherry and plums, followed by yeast and maybe hits of oatmeal or biscuits. But definitely fruit!

Taste: Woe, nice balance of the traditional lager notes of yeast, malt, biscuits, subtle hops, that’s then accented by, not overpowered by the fruitiness of the cherry and plums, which gives a very slight, but pleasant sour note in the back of the throat. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Very effervescent and palate cleansing. Excellent carbonation that mixes well with the fruit to make the beer extremely bright and extremely refreshing. This is an excellent summer beer!

Overall: I really liked this beer. It’s very refreshing with a superb balance between the fruitiness of the cherry and the breadiness/buscuitiness of the lager. I’m going to have to keep some more of this on hand.

06-17-2013 22:47:16 | More by Jeffreysan
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

04-29-2013 04:12:09 | More by cliff1066
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HuntDaddy540

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

05-08-2014 19:49:38 | More by HuntDaddy540
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Swift989

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +7%

03-30-2014 07:05:07 | More by Swift989
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jtierney89

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -38.8%

An Orange pinkish color with a pink tinted head. Dry grain and cherries on the nose. Light crisp bubbly body. Sweet grains with a touch of cherry flavor. A little sour on the back end. Drinkable but was hoping for something a bit brighter in flavor and the sourness is kinda killing it for me. A touch of some sort of bite on the back end too, possibly a small touch of alcohol?

05-07-2013 18:17:28 | More by jtierney89
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +7%

03-22-2014 23:14:08 | More by Hockey_Fan
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zp6167a

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

03-06-2014 16:16:30 | More by zp6167a
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.14/5  rDev -4%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light brown color with pinkish hues and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some cherries, a touch of grains. Taste is also rather mild, grains, light cherry, a touch of malts. Feels light in the mouth and overall this is a mediocre beer.

04-18-2013 03:03:22 | More by tone77
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MLasoski

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

03-16-2013 01:06:44 | More by MLasoski
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.01/5  rDev +22.6%

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

Out of the bottle this has a hint of red almost pink, hits and gives a reddish orange body color, a little opaque, but with lots of cola bubble rising carbonation. Head is only about a finger, but manages a good half finger puck, off white, and picking up a lot of the body color with some very light orange hue.

Nose is a basic malt grain, kind of thick and dough like. Not very cherry or even fruity smelling. Clean. But honestly there is not really much going on here, it's quite subdued.

Well palate really comes quite a surprise. First hit on the palate is a nice cherry hint, with a little bit of light malt. However, the sweetness is really toned down, with no sourness and gives a simple little push towards the malts. The aftertatse really gives some malt depth and bakery bread feeling, but with just a hint of fruit. It's really nicely balanced, and I get a nice malt bakery action and the fruit together nicely on the finish. Lightly carbonated but with just a hint of crispness. A nice lip coating mild honey feeling as well.

I like the fruit angle on this, it's not overpowering, not sickly sweet or sour, it's just right and it works well with the malt density for this lager. They did a good job on this one, I think I am going to be drinking this beer often this Spring.

03-04-2013 21:36:31 | More by smakawhat
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BKArmstrong

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +7%

03-08-2013 02:02:13 | More by BKArmstrong
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +7%

04-20-2014 22:28:16 | More by IdrinkGas
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FlyingKelly

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

05-02-2013 21:51:46 | More by FlyingKelly
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

03-23-2013 21:52:27 | More by mendvicdog
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dsshuck

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev +7%

06-23-2013 01:48:29 | More by dsshuck
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nitter

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

09-22-2013 03:41:19 | More by nitter
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +7%

07-23-2013 04:41:01 | More by Rhettroactive
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hellisia

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

04-27-2014 22:03:16 | More by hellisia
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Drknight

Virginia

3/5  rDev -8.3%

06-18-2013 14:11:26 | More by Drknight
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Cherry Blossom Lager from Old Dominion Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.