Pacific Wonderland Lager | Deschutes Brewery

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Pacific Wonderland LagerPacific Wonderland Lager
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3.76/5
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361 Ratings
Pacific Wonderland LagerPacific Wonderland Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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
Ranking:
#24,576
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
361
pDev:
9.31%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
71
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 361 |  Reviews: 115
Photo of MAUEX_MFA
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krome
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jgunther71
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of argock
3.76/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of rickyfinn
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of Stoutmaster9
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of JohnDon
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nephilium
3.61/5  rDev -4%
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.

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Photo of JTracy97
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of shivtim
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkn09
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dynamike33
3.02/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jwc215
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can:

Pours slightly hazed yellow. No visible carbonation. Thin white head. Some thin lacing.

The smell is clean - very mild - maybe a hint of some citrus.

The taste is also clean - mild grain with a twist of citrus in the soft finish.

Clean, smooth, refreshing. The mouthfeel is what a lager should be.

An easy-drinking lager with a pleasant touch of citrus.

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Photo of Jarcrow94
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xungmound98
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vikinggary28
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Parmesan
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours a clear straw yellow with a very creamy rocky, white head and rings with f pacing around the glass.

S: Grainy malt, a light floral pine, mixed with a restrained juicy fruit from the hop.

T: Restrained juicy hops, mixed with some fresh mulled grain and a medium bitterness.

F: Lively carbonation light body.

O: It’s hoppy but still very tasty, hops are pretty subtle.

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Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mpyle
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale gold and brilliant. Big white head creamy and lingering. 4.25

Nice noble hop nose. Fairly clean. 4

Subtle malt up front, but flavor is hop dominated. Nice soft hop flavor. Bitterness assertive but not overpowering. Nice clean lager flavors. 4.25

Med body and medvhigh carbonation. Nice lively lager 4.0

Nice take on a Pilsner. Clean and hoppy but very drinkable
4.25

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Photo of mudbug
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the snazzy can into a pint glass produces a nice slightly hazy yellow body with a large fluffy white head that sticks around for the entire beer.
Aroma is of fruity hops some grass and clean lager yeast
Taste is dry lagerish with a definite juicy hop burst, bitterness is moderate and carb is lively
A very refreshing beer and one I will buy again

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Photo of secondtooth
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Fairly clean golden, with huge white head of suds. Clouds of lace.

Aroma: Perfect fruity hops and lager malts work well together. Impressive!

Taste: Really refreshing Mandarina Bavaria hops fruitiness with a sweet malty finish. Delicious and impressive new American craft lager. I remain a big fan of Deschutes.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Eychung
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MichaelProcton
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bit lighter of a yellow than your average lager. Pretty hazy, too, and virtually no head out of a 12-oz. bottle into a shaker. Smell is interesting. You can detect an uncommon malt along with some fruity hoppiness. They weren't kidding about the hops! Big time bright hoppiness on the front end, although that mellows on the back. Definitely some heft to the flavor, and it's nicely rounded and balanced. Mouthfeel is right about average, and this is a drinkable beer you could put down a few of, in spite of its 5.5 ABV mark.

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Pacific Wonderland Lager from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 361 ratings