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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351 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:
#27,350
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
351
pDev:
9.31%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
70
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 351 |  Reviews: 110
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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Photo of drtth
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The clear pale golden yellow beer pours into a Duvel glass with a 1” ivory white head that leaves a ring of a streaked pattern of lacing around the glass as it slowly recedes to a thin layer that eventually becomes an irregular island of foam on the surface. Sipping a couple of arches and lots of small patches and speckles of lacing, many of which slide back down to the liquid.

The aromas include some light, almost toasted, crackery malt and some fruitiness along with light grassiness and a touch of citric zest from the hops.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose wth the lightly toasted crackery malt backed up by some fruitiness. The light sweetness is well balanced by some grassy bitterness that also has a touch of citric zest.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly prickly from the moderate carbonation. The medium length finish begins as the malt sweetness and fruitiness slowly to fade into a, clean, crisp, dry and slightly earthy, slightly citric and bitter ending.

Overall a pleasant and easily drinkable beer that is refreshing during the hot, humid weather. I’d be happy to have this one again and could easily have more than one. It seems to me to be a good choice to have on offer for an evening with friends. While not overly complex it is flavorful, well balanced and everything works well together.

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Photo of justbored1
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of riptosrage
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Lagunitas large mouth glass.

Look: Hazy straw yellow with a white head that has great retention. Light lacing.

Aroma: Light cereal grains, sweet malts, and hints of light orange citrus.

Taste: Much like the aroma, starts out with a grainy, wheat cereal base then a tangy lemongrass and citrus takes over.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: More or equal citrus to lemongrass ratio, not bad.

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Photo of augustgarage
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best by 6/5/2018, so keep that in mind. Poured from a 12oz can into my Radeberger pokal.

Unclear citrine body supports an active finger of merengue - soapy lacing; above-average retention.

Clean, bright, pale malt aroma - well lagered, with a mild tangerine-kissed hop aroma with a hint of fresh grass. Faintly grainy, but in a pleasant way.

Mild bitterness off-sets the sweetness of the malt - finishes dry and crackery with a hint of minerality. Crisp and refreshing when served cold.

Well carbonated with a suitably low ABV.

Rating to style, and consumed on a blisteringly hot day (112ºF!), this is a decent lager (if wildly overpriced).

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic. Nice citrus flavor with malt sweetness. Nice carbonation and very enjoyable on a warm day.

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

Photo of norinco
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Pacific Wonderland Lager from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 351 ratings