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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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JArmour15

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

04-22-2014 05:31:21 | More by JArmour15
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briandaube

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +30%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +22.3%

08-17-2014 17:34:43 | More by ShepardCommander
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ColdWaffles

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +22.3%

03-26-2014 01:47:35 | More by ColdWaffles
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +22.3%

03-27-2013 00:32:06 | More by oriolesfan4
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galapaghost

Delaware

4/5  rDev +22.3%

02-11-2014 07:05:04 | More by galapaghost
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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +22.3%

04-09-2013 00:08:14 | More by Lukass
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

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
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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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bluetrevian

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

03-21-2013 01:36:37 | More by bluetrevian
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AWB3

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

06-23-2014 21:54:54 | More by AWB3
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

02-15-2014 21:02:34 | More by razorsdescent
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thampel09

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

05-28-2013 21:42:39 | More by thampel09
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wrightst

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

04-06-2013 00:48:17 | More by wrightst
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

03-23-2013 22:44:41 | More by iL0VEbeer
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

04-14-2014 01:18:28 | More by BeerForMuscle
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tgatort

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

03-23-2014 21:47:58 | More by tgatort
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NMG318

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +7%

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

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +7%

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

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev +7%

06-23-2013 01:48:29 | More by dsshuck
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Cherry Blossom Lager from Old Dominion Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.