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Cherry Blossom Lager - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 15.85%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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djrn2, May 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

nmann08, Apr 10, 2014
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mendvicdog, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +22%

oriolesfan4, Mar 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

wrightst, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
2.49/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This was another house recommendation by the proprietress of Mari's Six Pac 'n' Mor in Reading during my most recent foray up that way. Let's see how it pans out.

From the bottle: "'We can't help it[.] We're all mad here[.] All the best people are[.]' - L. Carroll"; "Lager with cherries. Delightfully effervescent, blushing, and tart."; "lager with cherries & natural flavor".

The fizzing, popping finger of head was not long for this world, but it did have a pinkish cast to its off-white color. Nose smelled simply of lager, perhaps with notes of hay and alfalfa, but definitely lager. No discernible cherry. Color was a deep amber with NE-quality clarity. I have no reason to guess anything other than lager. Mouthfeel was thin, kind of watery and once more, I was not sensing anything other than lager. Was this bottle mislabeled? Finish was semi-sweet and I really found myself wondering what, if anything, happened to the cherries.

woodychandler, Apr 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

BillRoth, Apr 05, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +22.3%
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.

smakawhat, Mar 04, 2013
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3.14/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

tone77, Apr 18, 2013
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Cherry Blossom Lager from Old Dominion Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.