Cherry Blossom Lager | Old Dominion Brewing Company

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Cherry Blossom LagerCherry Blossom Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company
Delaware, United States
olddominion.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by imbibehour on 03-04-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
127
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
17.35%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Brendolikesbeer
4.79/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

VERY VERY CHERRY. Love this beer, cant get enough of it. Maybe it would hurt my stomach after awhile, but I could go through a 6-pack of these very quickly. Very sweet.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of RBorsato
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Adam1993
4.4/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cmillarn
5/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tigg924
4.41/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear, dark gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is sweet maraschino cherries, cherry juice, with a light lager backbone filled with grain and grass. Sweet and light bodied, makes for an interesting and sweet dessert beer. This is the cherry dessert beer that I have been looking for. I would get this more often if it were available locally.

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Photo of kgroshek
5/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer!
I ordered this on a whim, didn't know what to expect. Love the flavor. Trying to figure out where I can buy it. A couple cases. Because I host events, I'd love to share the Cherry Blossom Lagor with my guests and my guests would love it!

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Photo of xgpt
4.24/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of farrago
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very loose head, even though it starts off around two fingers in a matter of seconds it has dissipated down to the surface, plain white coloration, close to zero lacing and that’s being generous. Dark orange hued liquid, consistent throughout, closer to red than yellow, clear, there’s only a few bubbles which are distributed haphazardly. The nose is 100% cherry pie, like nothing else has room, honey, flaky dough, rose petals and cherries, cherries, cherries. Medium-bodied, the carbonation seems okay for what it going on which is, duh, basically chugging a jar of maraschino cherries. Has the doughy flakiness and honey plus that rich florality. And you might pose an argument for orange peel or chocolate. No hops, nothing here comes close to “biting.” It’s smooth and consistent and deserves note for very good drinkability. But this is basically a cherry beer and you really, really, really have to love cherries. For this imbiber, this is best utilized as a dessert beer where you believe cherry flavor is welcome.

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Photo of Drunkie
1.95/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of khargro2
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
3.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.16/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Old Dominion Brewing Co. "Cherry Blossom Lager"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLING DATE 01/11/16" on 04/05/16
$2 @ Giant, Havertown, PA

Sweet, floral and perfumy cherry greets you in the nose as you pour Old Dominion's Cherry Blossom Lager. An initially frothy, and then rocky as-it-settles, head rises above a slightly hazy golden and orange body. The head retention is very good, and although it drops to just a thin collar and very thin & whispy surface covering, the lacing remains quite nice.

In the mouth it's medium bodied leaning towards medium-light, and smooth across the palate with the gentle caress of a very fine-bubbled moderate carbonation.

Beyond the cherry, which is pretty bold and sweetish, there's a soft blanket of malt behind it in the flavor. It's softly grainy, and peppered with lightly spicy and grassy hops. The bitterness is, of course, limited to allow the cherries to shine, yet it somehow manages to finish fairly dry, and without an over-lingering fruity finish.

I'd initially thought, given the bold cherry in both the aroma and flavor, that this might be a one-trick pony but it's not. The malt base has a very nice pilsner-like quality to it, and I'm sure with a little more bitterness added it would completely stand on its own sans-cherry. Notes of almond, commonly found with cherries, add an additional layer of complexity. Some might find it a bit sweet, but I assure you that it's at least worth a try. Really nicely done!

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Photo of ECsurfattic
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkmiller76
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alyssa1224
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SFC21
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
2.99/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is my first non-pinup beer from Dominion. Usually I'm a sucker for all things cherry but this one I simply could not finish. Great color and head and a pleasant aroma of cherry candy. So far so good. The taste however was that of carbonated cough syrup with a sharp bitter aftertaste. I had a few sips to see if it'll grow on me but it was just too much to handle.

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Photo of tharley
2.46/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ordybill
3.97/5  rDev +16.8%
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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Photo of JJKBeerLvr
3.06/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into pint glass in November 2015.

Appearance: Medium golden with white head. Beer is clear and not cloudy. Head is thin, and doesn't leave much film on the glass.

Smell: Aroma is sweet like a lager. I do not smell much hops. There is a slight fruity aroma.

Taste: There is a noticeable cherry flavor, and is is also sweet like a lager. There is a little bit of hops bite to it, but it is definitely dominated by the cherry flavor. The aftertaste varies over time.

Mouthfeel: Medium, creamy bodied. Soft alcohol.

This is a smooth medium-bodies beer. I typically do not like fruit beers, but this is interesting to drink with some variety of flavors.

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Photo of Jason
3.64/5  rDev +7.1%
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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Photo of Beejay
3.21/5  rDev -5.6%
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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Cherry Blossom Lager from Old Dominion Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 127 ratings.
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