1. Don't miss FUNK Boston: A Wild & Sour Beer Fest on June 14 & 15!

Cherry Blossom Lager | Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Cherry Blossom LagerCherry Blossom Lager
BA SCORE
3.4/5
Okay
138 Ratings
Cherry Blossom LagerCherry Blossom Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit and Field 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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,809
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
138
pDev:
18.53%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
33
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 138 |  Reviews: 32
Reviews by BeerForMuscle:
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

More User Reviews:
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.

 168 characters

Photo of RGPeters
3.57/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tbone2131
3.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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 StonewallSipper
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eden222
3.91/5  rDev +15%
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.

149 characters

Photo of JDAGZ84
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ploohblaah
1.94/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Tastes and smells like cherry syrup. The beer itself tastes like a cheap rice lager and combined with the intense sweet syrupy flavors it is intensely off-putting. A ton of yeast chuncks floating in the brew.

 208 characters

Photo of Kgillett08
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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 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!

 257 characters

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

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 feuematt
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper colored beer with a slowly fading head. Taste is very sweet cherry and bready malts. This is the most dominant cherry tasting beer I've ever had...still overall pretty decent.

 182 characters

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hairnic
2.93/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ewok_BBQ
4.02/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Minimal to no head after pour, lovely clear amber color. Very strong cherry scent, first sip is smooth, no bite and not very hoppy to my liking. Hints of breadiness. The strongest cherry flavored beer I have had. Would be great sitting by the pool or for desert.

 262 characters

Photo of Ejlaychock
1.6/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Taste just like cherry cola. Over use of cherry extract in the brewing process, couldn’t even finish one pint.

112 characters

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.

 371 characters

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!

 1,476 characters

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

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Cherry Blossom Lager from Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 138 ratings