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Cherry Blossom Lager - Old Dominion Brewing Company

Not Rated.
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22 Reviews

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Reviews: 22
Hads: 106
Avg: 3.29
pDev: 34.65%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: smakawhat on 03-04-2013

Conditioned on 300 pounds of Michigan cherries for 48 hours. Perle & Tradition hops.
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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Photo of Guden
2.4/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of Jason
3.64/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

For a fruit beer this is actually pretty good. While the lager part of nothing to write home about it is what it is ... crisp and clean. Clean enough to let the cherry flavor through which is a lot more subtle than anticipated. Well rounded and drinkable. Bit of hoppiness in the finish to remind you it is a beer. Well done.

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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Jeffreysan
4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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: Wow, 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: Medium-bodied and very effervescent and palate cleansing. With an ABV of 5.20%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

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.

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Photo of Bierleichen
3.17/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of ordybill
3.97/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. This is a crystal clear light amber colored beer with a moderate sized white head. The aroma is of faint hops and cherries. The taste is a big sweet cherry flavor. A really interesting beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of jtierney89
2/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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?

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of tone77
3.13/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Eden222
3.91/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

On the sweet side. Way more cherry than Sam Adams Cherry Wheat, which I enjoy. I liked this beer a lot, but too sweet to drink more than 1 at a time.

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3.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Beejay
3.21/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Light amber with a tinge of pink to it, large off white head on top.

S: Smells very heavily of maraschino cherries. Sweet, dense cherry aroma.

T: Huge hit of cherries. Sugary sweet cherry. There is a nice little hint of almond in there, as well as a touch of malt in the finish, but pretty much just a cherry bomb. It is everything I like about Sam Adams Cherry wheat blown up to a proportion that makes it overdone, and cloying. The first few sips are tasty, but as you continue to drink it becomes overly sweet.

M: Medium light, but I think the carbonation is a touch lacking considering the style. Residual sweetness afterward.

O: Overall an interesting brew, but a little too cloying.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of smakawhat
3.97/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Cherry Blossom Lager from Old Dominion Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.