Pacific Wonderland Lager | Deschutes Brewery

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Pacific Wonderland LagerPacific Wonderland Lager
BA SCORE
3.76/5
Very Good
314 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#23,486
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
314
pDev:
9.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
66
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 314 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of LXIXME
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Matuhg
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of CoryR
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mdog
4.31/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From a 12oz can:

Appearance: Clear yellow, huge head.

Smell: Citrus rind, dry.

Taste: Light breadiness followed by solid citrus and a bready finish. Very clean and extremely drinkable.

Overall: Picked this up thinking it was a pale ale, some pretty good reading skills there. Very pleasantly surprised as this lager delivered a very nice hoppy punch while being extremely easy to drink--would be an awesome summer session beer.

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Photo of mcrawford
4.46/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OregonGrown7
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mchegash
3.32/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

L: Quite pale, about SRM 4. A moderately large amount of pure white head. A good amount of carbonation visible rising up the beer.
S: fairly standard lager smell
T: Not sure how to describe it, but quite atypical taste for a lager, at least in my experience. I didn't really like it that much.
F: Light bodied, low carbonation. A tad crisp.

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Photo of Keepnitrl
3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Reminiscent of Sierra Nevada pale ale but still different. Good beer!

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Photo of warrenc
4.55/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is the lager you may have grown up wanting to drink. Sharp, crisp and well rounded lager.

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Photo of twage04
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly murky yellow with normal carbonation. Aroma is a grassy citrusy smell and pilsner malts. Taste is much the same, with a nice smooth mouthfeel that gives this away as a lager. The hop character is definitely like what you'd find in a pale ale but the body of the beer is still close to a normal czech or german pilsner. Overall enjoyable.

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Photo of Nvrmind16
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A darker lager , with heavier notes and crisp taste.

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Photo of B_B
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adusso415
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryanmbolin
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great tasting, well balanced, and hoppy lager. It's a good option if you want a lower abv, medium hop beer with the crispness of a lager.

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Photo of norkel333
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow with a thick white head that dissipates quickly but leaves great lacing. The aroma is citrusy and the flavor follows suit with a nice hop bite. Has a "noble hop" aftertaste. Well carbonated and crisp feel. Nice beer.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

BBD 12/5/17. Clear golden pour. Outstanding head volume, lacing and retention.

Light, but nice, nose of toasted malt and a touch of yeast and hops. The hop notes are light, in some cases quite subtle, but lemon and orange zest emerge.

Heavy light body with a texture that is somewhat smooth. The carbonation / body balance is quite outstanding. The middle provides an effervescent finely bubbled burst for flavor separation. The finish falls just short of rollicking and tickles the tongue.

The flavor profile is very good. Intensity is outstanding for a lager. Balance is outstanding while complexity is very good. The base is slightly sweet and toasty complete with some graininess. Over the sweetness the hops emerge, especially from the middle on. Some orange, grape and other light sweet fruit. Bitterness is mild and fades quickly although a zest note lingers. The finish is fairly clean.

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Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vic333
4.51/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is what I've always wanted. A hoppy lager. There's very few of them, and this one if an excellent example.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
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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Pacific Wonderland Lager from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 314 ratings