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Derecho - Port City Brewing

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%
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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snarkout

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9%

07-11-2013 16:08:50 | More by snarkout
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e30todamax

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9%

07-07-2013 20:31:15 | More by e30todamax
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xylomaniac

Virginia

3.56/5  rDev -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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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

06-05-2013 19:29:59 | More by navin
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cnwillis31

Vermont

4/5  rDev +9%

04-23-2013 22:03:00 | More by cnwillis31
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vtn

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

02-19-2013 04:45:59 | More by Blanco
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Serving type: growler

01-09-2013 12:32:14 | More by Thorpe429
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A happy accident, a very good steam beer. Beer is amber and clear, slightly orange with a nice white head, moderate carbonation, decent retention. Looks good.

Aroma is mild yeast, a little malt. Interesting aroma, nice.

Beer is medium in body and sweet on the front, a lager-ish yeastiness is present throughout. I drink all the steam beers I can get my hands on and this is one of the better ones. I'm glad I got to try it and it should be made again, just based on how well it turned out.

Serving type: growler

11-04-2012 02:36:10 | More by drabmuh
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ilkelma

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

10-17-2012 19:08:39 | More by ncaudle
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djre4orm

Virginia

2/5  rDev -45.5%

10-04-2012 16:16:56 | More by djre4orm
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billab914

Virginia

3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
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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poiuytr

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-30-2012 02:04:45 | More by poiuytr
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nickg314


3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
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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Flyboyman

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

08-24-2012 20:45:44 | More by Flyboyman
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-12-2012 19:18:58 | More by nmann08
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9%

08-10-2012 22:02:35 | More by 2dogbrew
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whitecluster69

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

08-06-2012 11:39:53 | More by whitecluster69
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler shared by Thorpe429.

The beer is fairly hazy and appears golden orange hued. Small white head. The aroma brings citrus, malt, dank hops, resin. Smells nice. The flavor follows suit, with a grapefruit rind and malt presence. Light bodied and easily drinkable. I would definitely drink this again. A solid example of the style.

Serving type: growler

08-05-2012 18:19:17 | More by Huhzubendah
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Derecho from Port City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.