Derecho - Port City Brewing

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14 Reviews
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 73
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 7.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Port City Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

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

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: Huhzubendah on 08-05-2012

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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 73
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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 !! (392 characters)

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (1,077 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (519 characters)

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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. (585 characters)

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Derecho from Port City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.