Pacific Wonderland Lager
Deschutes Brewery

Pacific Wonderland LagerPacific Wonderland Lager
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From:
Deschutes Brewery
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
American Lager
Ranked #65
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #23,423
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 9.63%
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
266
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 30, 2022
Added:
Aug 07, 2016
Wants:
  12
Gots:
  82
SCORE
84
Good
Pacific Wonderland LagerPacific Wonderland Lager
Notes: Inspired by the Pacific Northwest, this unexpected dry-hopped lager gets its light, citrusy twist from Tettnang Mandarina Hops.

40 IBU
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Rated: 3 by mpenske from California

Apr 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.58 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Mar 06, 2021
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Rated by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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Jul 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jun 30, 2020
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours clear golden in color with a one-finger foamy white head that has good retention after settling

S- clean aroma with toasted grains, slightly bready, hint of citrus and floral hops

T- toasted grains, caramel, earthy yeast, hint of citrusy hops. Clean toasted malt finish

M- medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a clean and crisp finish

O- a straight up, well made lager with superior drinkability
Jun 25, 2020
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Reviewed by BWED from Colorado

3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into willibecher.

A- Straw in color, a bit hazy from bottle conditioning. Head white, a little frothy. Good lacing, retention okay.
S- Very pleasant, delicate bloom. Light citrus, with some floral notes. Just a touch of grain/toast.
T- Like aroma, delicate, drinkable. Floral and citrus, some straw/grassy notes.
M- Body light, crisp. Light linger on the tongue.
Jun 11, 2020
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Reviewed by dunkel_weizen from Oregon

3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
2 month old bottle poured into a pint glass. Weak head but good lacing. Average pour, not particularly impressive, and the carbonation seems weak. The color is a very nice pale yellow, classic clean lager. The nose is reminiscent of tart crisp hops on a nice bread (barley) base. The beer introduces itself with a crisp hoppy bitterness up front alongside a thin mouthfeel, finishing with a lasting bready malt that sits for a while. The flavor profile is notable dry across the board. Good lager.

This is easy drinking, and as Deschutes posits on the bottle, it's a "versatile lager" for sure. While I might pick other beers for a nice clear day, I do appreciate this as a straightforward (and tasty) craft lager in a world pervaded by complex beers.
May 09, 2020
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Reviewed by Ruger_44-Redhawk from Idaho

3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Not big into lagers, but switching it up a bit for warmer weather. This one pours a perfectly clear gold color. Smell is citrus and malt. Feel is very smooth. Taste has some honey and hops with a big malt backbone. Nice camp fire drinker.
May 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.1 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Mar 15, 2020
 
Rated: 3.88 by qcghost from North Carolina

Sep 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by imperialking from Illinois

Aug 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.4 by mintzmeet from Washington

Jul 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by BenjaGrif from Iowa

Jun 08, 2019
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Reviewed by GStone899 from Minnesota

3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle this has mild hops and floral notes with a bit of citrus. Almost like a lager and a pils mixed together. Pours an opaque golden color with moderate head. Good summer lager as it's light enough to not bog you down. Could use a bit more of a hoppy or citrus flavor.
May 27, 2019
 
Rated: 2.75 by CHail from California

May 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.13 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by trek7000 from Illinois

Apr 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by Bear1964 from Nebraska

Apr 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.25 by BdM from Netherlands

Mar 31, 2019
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Reviewed by Guurtman from Nebraska

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12oz can into a mix between a Teku and IPA style pint glass.

Look: Very pretty, slightly hazy bright yellow.
Smell: Nice presence of sour citrus, slight hint of grain.
Taste: Starts out with a slight citrus kick, as it passes over the tongue it turns into a nice softly sweet malty/cereal flavor. After swallowing, there is a mix of piney hops and citrus at the back of the tongue.
Feel: Good amount of carbonation that compliments the taste very well.

Overall: A very solidly good beer from Deschutes. Full flavored without overwhelming your tongue, but not so light so as to have nothing interesting to say as a beer. This is a really nicely balanced beer from Deschutes. Would recommend as a regular purchase, or as a go to lager.

On an unrelated note: The artwork and name for the beer is wonderful, and very pretty in my opinion.
Feb 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.69 by Mister_Faucher from Washington

Feb 12, 2019
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Reviewed by FxLB from Washington

3.14/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Poured from a bottle. Nice and hazy, and that’s where the positives stop, for me. I expected something smoother in taste and feel. I’ll give it another shot after I clear my expectations. For now, there’s a generic lager I’m wishing I had held out for instead.

Edit: Still not what I look for in a lager. The taste and feel are better with a solid and direct pour. Carbonation seems to get in the way of what this has to offer.
Feb 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.74 by RDW from Nebraska

Feb 02, 2019
 
Rated: 2.73 by Bammer21 from Illinois

Jan 16, 2019
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Straw and cloudy with lots of fine bubbles, and a finger of white head.

Smells of wet dog, cardboard, grapefruit pith, and a tea like bitterness.

It tastes very gentle and malty, with a light sweetness, caramel, some grapefruit pith, and light notes of tropical fruitiness.

Light body with light carbonation.

I got this in Sacramento and am drinking it in Redding, Jan 12th, 2019. I saw this in Thailand at a bar and wanted to try it someday there, so am glad to finally find it again. Decent, light tasting brew.
Jan 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.52 by kinmundy77 from Illinois

Jan 02, 2019
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Reviewed by TheDutchman9 from Washington

2.51/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75
Strange is all I can say. A lager with hints of Pils, but tastes like a saison yeast was used. Not what I expected and something I cant get used to.
Dec 31, 2018
 
Rated: 3.4 by zestd from Idaho

Dec 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Seamck333 from Oregon

Dec 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.67 by MAUEX_MFA from Alaska

Nov 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by krome from Illinois

Nov 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Nov 13, 2018
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Best by 11/16/18 on label.

Dry-hopped lager with hazy golden appearance with 1/2 finger of foamy off-white head.

Lime citrus on the nose with grainy pale malt

Flavor also very lime dominant with some lemongrass and hints of pils maltiness with a spicy hop finish. Low bitterness.

Feel is reasonably crisp with light-medium body and medium carbonation.

Easy drinking lager with a citrus twist.
Nov 03, 2018
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Reviewed by rickyfinn from Minnesota

3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Cloudy light golden. Frothy pour with good head retention.Citrus smell and finish, but not over powering. Not a lot of hops bitterness, more like the taste of grapefruit that lingers. Refreshing and unique.
Oct 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Stoutmaster9 from California

3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a murky gold. Two finger head, bubbles large and fine.

Bread scent. Quite a Citrus hint.

Following the nose, crisp and yeasty sour.
Momentarily mild, yet soon a most lively hop-tang presence.
The Lemon, at first mellow, becomes increasingly assertive.
Oct 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Nephilium from Ohio

3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Mild bready aroma, pours a slightly hazy pale straw with a thin white head. Clean and crisp flavor. Light bodied, with a nice balance of earthy bitterness in the finish. An enjoyable easy drinking lager.
Sep 29, 2018
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Reviewed by JTracy97 from Wyoming

3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
The can had wonderful art work which certainly draws anyone's attention. I definitely get a modern Pacific coast vibe from the can.

The beer poured out wonderfully creamy head. The head lasted for a little over one and a half minutes. And beneath the creamy foam, the beer was a light amber hue like that of a light tea. The carbonation appears light, with slow velocity.

The smell was clean with lightly toasted grains with a generous splash of citrus on top. Quite pleasing to smell, but not overpowering.

This beer clearly presents hops as the star ingredient. It's a bit less hop forward than an IPA, but any hop lover would be pleased with this beer's taste. The flavor reminds me of novelist on an orange peel, in that it's a bitter flavor with obvious citrus notes, and mild sweetness. The carbonation is quite similar to soda, and adds a contesting zing to the hops.

The feel reminds me of coffee with creamer; that is, it's watery with some silkiness that adds a smooth feeling to the mouth feel.

Overall, Pacific Wonderland Lager is a pleasant beer to enjoy. I can imagine Pacific outdoor enthusiasts enjoying this beer after a day of kayaking. For anyone looking for a refreshing, hoppy brew, this beer is for you.
Sep 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.56 by shivtim from Georgia

Sep 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by jkn09 from Texas

Sep 10, 2018
Pacific Wonderland Lager from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 390 ratings