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Derby Lager - Pike Pub & Brewery

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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pike Pub & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The dog days of summer inspired us to brew a lager-style beer in honor of Pike’s mascot, a Boston Terrier named Derby. Like its namesake, it is soft and gentle, light and smooth, yet full of character. It’s fermented with California Common lager yeast at ale rather than lager temperatures. We hop with Magnum, Ahtanum, and Sorachi Ace (hops of Japanese origin.) The malt bill is made up of ESB, Vienna, Malted Wheat, Carastan, and Flaked Brown Rice, to give it a light mouth feel. A pure bred beer!

(Beer added by: Zach122 on 10-21-2013)
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Photo of mactrail
3.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery restaurant in Pike Market. The classic pale amber color. Modest foam and carbonation. Faintly hoppy, slightly malty with a hint of toasted grains. Fairly crisp, but not the sharp taste.

Resiny aftertaste with a mineral touch and a faint hint of bitterness. Aftertaste is just a slight beery mouthful, utterly forgettable. Not really much to recommend this, but it's a pleasant gulp.

mactrail, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with no haze and a moderate effervescence. Head poured a finger of frothy white foam which had moderate retention. Pretty attractive, I'd say.

Smell: lightly sweet with a nice malty character, a hint of fruitiness, and a light dose of noble hops. I find it balanced and refreshing.

Taste: a little bit fruitier than the aroma, but in general there's a nice balance here of very-slightly-toasty malt and a light bitterness. Quite good.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and a good creaminess for the style.

Overall: this is a highly drinkable beer; I'm finding I quite like it. It's a very traditional take on the style, but I find it well-made and quite refreshing.

flagmantho, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

twelveinches, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of HoppySeb
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

HoppySeb, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of DaveMiller
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

DaveMiller, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Braz
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Braz, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +14%

powdersoldier, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of bernat1971
3/5  rDev -14.5%

bernat1971, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Donkster46, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of richj1970
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%

richj1970, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Sound_Explorer, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of Asics
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Asics, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of Zach122
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Zach122, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Definitely underwhelming.

I can never get excited for anything from this brewery because they seem to slip on the simple styles like this one.

Hazy gold-orange with a small sweetness on the nose. Hop bitterness and a sort is grapefruit pith tang with no real malt sweetness on the tongue. You could be drinking Bud, I guess.

DerAtomsmasher, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of JackFlash
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%

JackFlash, Aug 11, 2014
Derby Lager from Pike Pub & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.