Cherry Blossom Lager | Old Dominion Brewing Company

Cherry Blossom LagerCherry Blossom Lager
BA SCORE
30.7%
Liked This Beer
3.39 w/ 127 ratings
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
Ranking:
#40,890
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
127
Liked:
39
Avg:
3.39/5
pDev:
17.4%
Alströms:
3.64
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of kgroshek
5/5  rDev +47.5%
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 Cmillarn
5/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Brendolikesbeer
4.79/5  rDev +41.3%
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 JArmour15
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of Atw0921
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of tigg924
4.41/5  rDev +30.1%
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 Adam1993
4.4/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-hunter
4.33/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy orangish red with a frothy two finger head that has a tint of red. Loads of cherries in the nose with a bit of grains in the background. Taste is fresly picked cherries off the bat. Cherry flavor persists all the way through. Some hints of toasted malt along with bits of grains. Finished dry. Mouthfeel is medium thin in body. Overall a easy drinking fruit flavored lager that is flavored intensely with a dominating cherry prescence.

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Photo of briandaube
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of xgpt
4.24/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.16/5  rDev +22.7%
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 therubicon
4.05/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely pinkish-amber color. Slightly tart. Cherry flavor is strong but not overpowering. Effervescence combined with the smell almost seems like some kind of sparkling wine. Nothing too complex or amazing here, just a tasty, easy to drink beer.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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: Wow, 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: Medium-bodied and very effervescent and palate cleansing. With an ABV of 5.20%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

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.

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Photo of ECsurfattic
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ColdWaffles
4/5  rDev +18%

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4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of galapaghost
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of Lukass
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of ordybill
3.97/5  rDev +17.1%
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 imbibehour
3.97/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JDAGZ84
3.94/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eden222
3.91/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

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Photo of MisledTitan
3.91/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Cherry Blossom Lager from Old Dominion Brewing Company
Beer rating: 30.7% out of 100 with 127 ratings
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