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Derecho - Port City Brewing

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83
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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Port City Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Huhzubendah on 08-05-2012)
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Reviews by Navalartichoke:
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Navalartichoke

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18%

09-09-2013 11:54:41 | More by Navalartichoke
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-29-2013 22:15:34 | More by Loveyourbeer
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Psberrier

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-10-2014 20:39:55 | More by Psberrier
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whitecluster69

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

08-06-2012 11:39:53 | More by whitecluster69
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hophugger

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

ok, decent beer. It is light. Head and lacing ok. Color is nice. Flavor has a touch of citrus and malt. Kinda has a very light of hint of maybe a lemon muffin. Hope I am not stretching too far with that description. The finish has good carbonation and is clean and crisp. By no means am I comparing to a Michelob ultra, but this beer had somewhat of a similar clean, dry finish. I liked it !!

08-18-2014 04:19:09 | More by hophugger
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-01-2014 00:23:05 | More by dexterk1
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zp6167a

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

02-23-2014 05:05:10 | More by zp6167a
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +7.9%

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Interesting color for a steam beer, never seen one this light before. Regardless, a real nice lemon opaque yellow, and almost glowing hefeweizen color to it's body color. Matching soapy four finger head with some clumpy soapy retention also. Leaves quite a lot of suds left over after the pour. Pretty solid.

Nose is fruity, maybe some hidden cloves. Strangely some muted sticky qualities, and a real interesting sharp yeast character. Hard to believe this is a lager, but it's quite a good nose regardless. After some reflection, it smells like pineapple.

Palate is real interesting. Large fruit tropical component, and quite distinct with a nice bitterness. It really tastes like a bitter pineapple. Aftertaste has a nice sticky malt quality with some light sweetness, but a real nice hop bitterness to match. Light bodied juicy and fruity quality that doesn't distract from the palate.

This is classified as a steam beer, but it sure doesn't taste like one. Either way, it's actually a real unique and great tasting brew.

07-18-2013 23:43:04 | More by smakawhat
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nickg314


3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

My house mate and I bought this as a Sixtel for our newly built home keg-orator. Being that we Live in Northern VA and had experienced the Blackout first hand we were intrigued to try a local Brew that resulted from the power outage. It's hazy appearance is not unlike a hefeweizzen but it drinks like a Pils. It holds a good head and it is very light on the pallet, leaving behind little more than light citrus and bitter hops. As a "last-ditch effort" I say its decent, if it could be improved I would buy this again.

08-29-2012 02:07:58 | More by nickg314
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janna890

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

08-10-2013 02:28:55 | More by janna890
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-19-2013 04:45:59 | More by Blanco
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beoirific

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-02-2014 00:58:02 | More by beoirific
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -0.8%

Appearance:
The beer is a clear light orange. The head is white and fizzy but lasts quite a while afterwards with bits of lacing.

Smell:
The beer has a slightly sweet and malty smell. The hops come off as citrusy and like an orange.

Taste:
The beer is extremely bitter and hoppy for a common steamer. the hops are citrusy with hints of lemon. The sweet malt gets lost in the hops but is still there as an undertaste.

Mouthfeel:
Heavily carbonated and medium bodied. Leaves me feeling refreshed.

Overall:
A pretty hoppy common and would do well in the summer for a refreshing drink.

09-16-2013 23:48:23 | More by HattedClassic
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-14-2013 13:36:06 | More by ShanePB
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Cook82

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

05-22-2014 03:25:03 | More by Cook82
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-13-2013 18:31:01 | More by JMUbrewz
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kjmass

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

09-07-2013 21:45:11 | More by kjmass
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-21-2013 14:38:28 | More by Rhettroactive
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Flyboyman

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

08-24-2012 20:45:44 | More by Flyboyman
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tikk

New York

3/5  rDev -18%

08-16-2014 03:14:45 | More by tikk
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.79/5  rDev +3.6%

Thanks to Amyliz4 for grabbing this growler from the brewery. Served in a Port City pint glass. Beer is a pale yellow. Good head and lacing. Crackers in the nose. Faint hops. Toasty and a bit bready. Fairly dry finish. Medium body. Quite tasty and a very nice example of the style.

01-09-2013 12:32:14 | More by Thorpe429
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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-07-2014 08:15:59 | More by KevMo84
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev -1.4%

No head--only rim bubbles. There are few spots of lace. The liquid is light gold and clear.

I like the smell. It has a nice blend of the malt and hop with no negative nor strong aromas to detract.

This leans heavily to the hop. Strong bitter (pine-like) bite. Surprising, given the balance of the nose. relatively easy to drink. Low to moderate body but highly carbonated. This resembles a bitter American pale ale.

03-30-2014 20:43:49 | More by smcolw
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-12-2012 19:18:58 | More by nmann08
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dugly2ugly

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-17-2013 23:52:01 | More by dugly2ugly
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Derecho from Port City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.