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Capitol City Cherry Blossom Ale

Capitol City Cherry Blossom Ale
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This ale pays tribute to the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC. Medium to light bodied, this beer is made with 336 pounds of real cherries and is low-hopped. Crisp and refreshing to help kick-start spring!


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2014
Seems more like the actual flower than cherries like some people do. Orange cloudy with ok head and lacing. Finishes a little sour. Ok. On tap at DC Beer Festival.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (514) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2013
Draft. Aroma is heavy on the cherries. Clear, light amber color, thin lacing. Light body, high carbonation, sweet crisp finish. Overall a refreshing and enjoyable cherry brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (9005) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear red color with a medium sized white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of grain, toasted notes and cherries. The taste is tart cherry pie filling, grain, caramel and faint hops. Medium bodied, refreshing, and I enjoyed it quite a bit.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lubiere (10485) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 A burgundy red ale witha thin superlacing light pinkish head. In aroma, light mixture of cherries and sugar beet, light wheat, very plain. In mouth, a sweet malt with light solventy notes, weird chemical sweetness, like cheap cherry juice, corn, rather cloying. On tap at Shirlington location, April 12 2011.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2010
Draft, Shirlington. Small off-white head atop crystal clear red body. Aroma is medium sweet, cherry, light earthy. Taste is medium sweet, cherry, some grapefruit/earthy. Light-medium body, light acidity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (5087) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2010
Draft at Shirlington location. Arrived at table, unknown how long since pour as head was still noticeable, but quite small. Light clear (translucent) red color. Aroma is a sweet, cherry one, with touches of malts, caramel, and a tinge of citrus. Flavor is certainly cherries, but a bit more subtle than I had expected.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Travlr (13458) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2010
Light and bright brown, thin white head, moderate lacing. Aroma of cherry soda. Taste has a bitter hop background, with sweet fruit overlay. Taste likes a bad beer with cherry syrup added. There was no drain nearby, so I just left it on the bar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1372) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2010
Draft at Downtown location on 04/06/10. Arrived at the table an amber/light mahogany color with a skim of a tan head. A sweet aroma of Red Delicious apples, overly ripe cherries, a bit of caramel, some slightly tangy yeastiness, and grapefruits in the background. Medium-bodied. The flavor starts with light caramel and some Red Delicious apples. Overly ripe and very sweet cherries follow along with a yeastiness. Some grapefruits at the end. The taste is pretty sweet with a good deal of candied sugar all the way through. Pleasant enough to have another.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
Ruby red, off white cover. Aroma is lacking, just some faint sweetness. Taste is sweet and fruity, but not specifically cherries.


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