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Derecho - Port City Brewing

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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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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djre4orm

Virginia

2/5  rDev -45.7%

10-04-2012 16:16:56 | More by djre4orm
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Navalartichoke

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.5%

09-09-2013 11:54:41 | More by Navalartichoke
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nickg314


3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-10-2013 02:28:55 | More by janna890
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Cook82

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

10-09-2013 00:19:58 | More by Novabrewer
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mcaulifww

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-17-2013 11:41:09 | More by mcaulifww
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

10-17-2012 19:08:39 | More by ncaudle
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brwnchrstpher

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-14-2013 01:13:18 | More by brwnchrstpher
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billab914

Virginia

3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Evening Star cafe's block party. It poured a pale, golden yellow color with a thin frothy head barely covering the top.

The aroma shows a good amount of crisp fruit flavors to it. The estery notes from fermenting warm are pretty noticeable, but not bad. A little citrus is there as well. Not As clean as an aroma as they intended I'm sure, but not actually bad all things considered.

The taste follows with more of the crisp fruits, but adds a little bit of a tartness. The fruity esters are a little more noticeable as you get to the dry finish. Again, just a little bit of citrus there.

The mouthfeel is a little heavy feeling for style with carbonation being moderate. Overall, it was a pretty decent beer all things considered. It was definitely worth saving the batch instead of dumping it, but I can't say I'd be making it a regular purchase though.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2012 00:45:53 | More by billab914
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-29-2013 22:15:34 | More by Loveyourbeer
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-14-2013 13:36:06 | More by ShanePB
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-03-2013 04:30:52 | More by vtn
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-20-2013 00:22:58 | More by AndrewMichael
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poiuytr

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-30-2012 02:04:45 | More by poiuytr
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ilkelma

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-25-2012 20:04:48 | More by ilkelma
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xylomaniac

Virginia

3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Unique blend of malt & hops give a up front hippy malt flavor with a spicey back end. Unfiltered WIT appearance with a malty spice aroma. Good hot weather beer. I really like Port City beers this one just happens to fall at the bottom of my list. Port City is a Great brewery Optimal Wit and Monumental IPA are my favorites.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2013 18:10:30 | More by xylomaniac
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pilsner like yellow. Long-lasting fine white head and good lacing. Not as dark as the typical steam beer.

S: Well-balanced between malt, yeast, and hop aromas. Nothing garish about any of those aspects. Faint fruits, tart apple. Not too many sweet elements.

M: Nice high carbonation counteracts a somewhat chewy mid-body.

T: Coarse grains, bread, toffee. Light floral hops, clean lemon pith bitterness dominates the finish.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2014 17:05:57 | More by orcrist_cleaver
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-13-2013 18:31:01 | More by JMUbrewz
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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-07-2014 08:15:59 | More by KevMo84
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Derecho from Port City Brewing
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