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Derecho - Port City Brewing

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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atrocity

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

07-24-2014 12:12:54 | More by atrocity
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

07-24-2014 00:12:18 | More by victory4me
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a cloudy yellow with a bunch of head and lacing. Although there might have been tap issues, the head sustained and was constantly rewind he'd by visible carbonation.

S: not much here, light lemon notes, maybe a little wheat??

T: nothing outrageous, just (to me) a solid straightforward beer. I do get those light lemon notes, but it's a more bready overall taste. I also get a little pineapple near the end, unfortunately countered by a little copper taste in some swigs (that I think I get with this style).

M: very smooth despite the carbonation, which also comes to play later in the taste.
Has a light dryness in the end, maybe from the carbonation, but there is also a longer term oily pine bitterness. Perhaps this plus the lemon notes give me that "copper" taste.

O: I think this could be in the running for my BMC replacement at a BBQ. Light enough, great feel. Just wonder if the dryness might build.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2014 20:43:14 | More by cjgiant
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orcrist_cleaver

New York

3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
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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DRBiser

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9%

07-10-2014 09:27:08 | More by DRBiser
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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-07-2014 08:15:59 | More by KevMo84
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Cook82

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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

Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
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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zp6167a

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

02-23-2014 05:05:10 | More by zp6167a
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-01-2014 00:23:05 | More by dexterk1
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dugly2ugly

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-17-2013 23:52:01 | More by dugly2ugly
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Novabrewer

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

10-09-2013 00:19:58 | More by Novabrewer
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delta490

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- a paler gold with significant visible carbonation. A nice one finger head, creamy white and lasts for a while

S- mild hops and bread.

T- interesting. A nice balance between the citrus hops and the bready malt. Some sips are malty and some are hoppy. It's definitely different.

M-Lighter, with minimal carbonation

O- Like the taste, interesting and different.

Serving type: can

09-17-2013 20:03:40 | More by delta490
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
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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Navalartichoke

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.3%

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

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-20-2013 00:22:58 | More by AndrewMichael
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siege06nd

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9%

08-17-2013 22:02:37 | More by siege06nd
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mcaulifww

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-14-2013 01:13:18 | More by brwnchrstpher
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janna890

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +9%

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

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9%

07-11-2013 16:08:50 | More by snarkout
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Derecho from Port City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.