Derecho - Port City Brewing
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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
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
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
3.63/5 rDev -0.8%
The beer is a clear light orange. The head is white and fizzy but lasts quite a while afterwards with bits of lacing.
The beer has a slightly sweet and malty smell. The hops come off as citrusy and like an orange.
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.
Heavily carbonated and medium bodied. Leaves me feeling refreshed.
A pretty hoppy common and would do well in the summer for a refreshing drink.
09-16-2013 23:48:23 | More by HattedClassic
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
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
Derecho from Port City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.