Pacific Wonderland Lager | Deschutes Brewery

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Pacific Wonderland LagerPacific Wonderland Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Inspired by the Pacific Northwest, this unexpected dry-hopped lager gets its light, citrusy twist from Tettnang Mandarina Hops.

40 IBU

Added by superspak on 08-07-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
232
Reviews:
71
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
8.8%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
47
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 232 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of mamaraza
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Tastes clean and Cascade-y. So, there is truth in advertising.
Pacific Wonderland also is why I rarely return to a repeat in this style: too dry, too much lingering hops.

Looks totally clear in my stange. Smells give me mostly malts and the hops come through prominently in the Taste. Feel is dry, but otherwise uneventful. One and done here, too.

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Photo of baklo
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgarvis
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ICTguy21
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PMarcy78
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgspears
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A basically boring beer. No character or taste. Don't waste your time with this one.

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Photo of Segelstrom
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkenagy
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerSexLove
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhilsPils
3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From my brother-in-law...thanks one more time, Jim! How good is it? Depends on what you are looking for in a lager. I personally enjoy the malty, beautifully rounded flavors of a good Munich lager (Weihenstephaner Pils or Helles will do quite nicely, thank you very much) and this beer ain't that! But Deschutes doesn't seem to craft any bad beers so I am never afraid to try one. In the place of "rounded" we have "edgy". Almost tart in it's citrus overtones. Mouthfeel is on the thin side, even for a lager. No off flavors that I can detect so I'll call it a really well made lager, just not quite my cup of tea. But hats off to Deschutes for giving us a different take on a classic style.

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Photo of mooseo
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Riff
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal clear, straw yellow color with a thick, white head about two fingers thick. Smells of grain, grass, a touch of citrus. Taste is crisp, malty, a little citrus, dry and finishes cleanly and quickly. Light with moderate carbonation. Great for a warm to hot day, easy drinking and refreshing.

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Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trevor_martin
4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of holder1422
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pianoguy
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 Oz bottle. B.B date 10/03/17

Pours a pale yellow golden hazy body with a bone white head. Lots of visible carbonation. Good retention and plenty of thin lacing.

Smell is mostly grain and grass, slightly sweet. A very small citrus hop smell way in the background too

Taste follows with the malt really leading the way. It has a very German pilsner malt sort of taste.

Thin carbonation seems right for a lager

Reminds me of a lighter German lager. Perfect beer for a hot day. Next time I and find myself craving a lager I will reach for this. I will have this one again...

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Photo of lupercmda
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Azpittil57
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corywalston
4.44/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oberon
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured one and a half bottles into a half liter stein,a dull light golden with a thinner but well sustained bone white head atop.Toasted cereal grains and mild fruity hops in the nose,pretty unassuming but not bad in any way.Dry and crisp on the palate with some the cereal taste,there is a citric element that lingers.A lighter feeling easy drinking lager,much better than alot but not not anything to dissect in any way.

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Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

7/14/17 bottle

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Photo of Dharmelink
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Pacific Wonderland Lager from Deschutes Brewery
3.75 out of 5 based on 232 ratings.
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