Cherry Blossom Lager - Old Dominion Brewing Company
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Ratings: 76 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
3.78/5 rDev +15.6%
Poured chilled in shaker pint at home.
A: outstanding bloom, great carbonation, 3-finger head; ruddy dark pink color
S: A combination of excellent fruit aroma and stale metallic smell makes this a wash; no hop aroma
T: Cherry is very strong and flavorful--it's by far the most dominant element; hop taste is pretty minimal; sweet malt, lighter roast level; not bitter; little aftertaste, goes down nicely
M: very vigorous and engaging
For a fruit beer, I think this is excellent overall; if you're not a fan of the style, you won't be impressed
04-01-2014 01:33:24 | More by Arithmeticus
Cherry Blossom Lager from Old Dominion Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.