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Derecho - Port City Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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 !!

hophugger, Aug 18, 2014
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zp6167a, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

smakawhat, Jul 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

nickg314, Aug 29, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

HattedClassic, Sep 17, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Thorpe429, Jan 09, 2013
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3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

smcolw, Mar 30, 2014
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Derecho from Port City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.