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

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Added by superspak on 08-07-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
177
Reviews:
56
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
7.96%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 177 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of tigg924
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best by 6/20/17. Pours slightly hazy, gold in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is wheat, orange, and lemon. Medium-light bodied, sweet with light underlying bitterness, medium-low carbonation. Makes for a very good, summery, easy drinker. Tasty..Glad I got a six.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deschutes Brewery "Pacific Wonderland Lager"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BEST BY: 06/20/17" and sampled on 05/28/17
$2 @ Weis Market #231, Conshohocken, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Crystal clear straw gold body beneath a two-finger thick head of bright white that settles slowly into a creamy 3/4" cap. Hmmm? I notice that the label reads "BOTTLE CONDITIONED FOR QUALITY" but I don't see that at all. Is there a yeast cake at the bottom of the bottle? No. How odd. Bright, fresh, clean aroma of sweetish grainy malt and lightly floral and citrusy hops. It smells like a Czech pils with some citrusy hops thrown in. The flavor is similar but a little more grassy and spicy. The lightly sweetish malt is balanced by a firm bitterness and hint of citrus fruit. It's mild and pleasant, and easy to drink, but there's also a bit of life to it from the floral and citrusy hops. Medium-light in body and mildly crisp then smooth - easy to drink in that respect for sure. It's kind of like a K├Âlsch in that respect. I could easily see putting away a few of these, and as it's a kind of middle of the road beer I think it would be great for a spring or summer party. Very nicely done: rounded, balanced, and polished.

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Photo of teromous
2.94/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the left side of the label: "BEST BY: 05/09/17 1238 5"

Appearance: The body is a light straw color with enough haze to occlude anything but shapes. The head is medium sized with very good retention.

Aroma: There isn't too much aroma in this beer. At times there is a bit of a lemongrass aroma but it is so remote that the only way to be sure there is any aroma at all is to pull the glass away repeatedly to "zero the aroma scale."

Taste: It has a light fruity flavor which is reminiscent of watered down fruity pebbles. It has this slightly tangy aftertaste with a bit of a lemon character and a touch of orange.

Mouthfeel: It is a refreshing beer to drink. It has a lighter body with a bit of texture and a wet, bitter finish.

Overall: It's a decent hoppy lager and it is worth giving the beer a shot.

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Photo of pat61
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: bright straw gold with rapidly rising bubbles under a lacy 2" sticky white cap with good retention.

S: Hop forward aromas include citrus, cracker, faint cooked canned creamed corn (DMS) and a trace of fresh grass.

T: cracker, citrus, tangerine, orange, and tropical fruit. The hop flavors are big. The malt flavors are low key. It has a light to medium light body and medium high carbonation.

O: big flavors for a light beer and the flavors grow as you drink.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a hazy, bright yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is grassy, lemons. Taste is lemons, malts, tangy, light hops, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and decent beer.

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Photo of puck1225
3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Slightly cloudy yellow with a good but short lived white head, decent lacing. Slightly sweet bready smell and taste. A bit of hoppy bitterness at the end. A decent lager.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jame515
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sunsjammer
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

best by 6/20//17

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Photo of johunnic
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brutalist
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dewsby
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pete_2112
4.63/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This lager is phenomenal in my book. Straw yellow color, bright white head, and decent head retention and lacing. The aroma of this beer is the best part. Spicy and floral. There is a lot of noble hop aroma from this beer due to the dry hopping. The taste is really great. Slightly bitter, and follows the nose very well. Just a touch of malt in the background. Personally I would use a little Munich malt in this beer to give it some bready notes, but that's just my opinion. Overall, this dry hopped lager is delicious. I will buy this again without a doubt.

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Photo of craigbelly
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very clean. Very subtle flavors. Pours like most golden straw lagers. Has a pleasant grassy aroma and taste. Hop addition is what sets this one apart.

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Photo of megamick
4.75/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 88caprice
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Overall quite good with afresh hop flavor. Malts were hiding a little.

Pale yellow, cloudy, one-finger white sudsy head, moderate lacing. A fresh, juicy fruit aroma. Nice bright hop zing taste with some malt undertones, but malts are mostly hiding. Moderate lingering bitterness. Feels sparkly and a little dry. A sticky feeling aftertaste.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of epyon396
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of D1noB
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smooth and crisp with grassy notes and slight hop bitterness with the faint hint of spices at the end.

Taste Rating in Words: It like running through a tall grass prairie on a summer day with the sun beating down and a stiff wind on your face.

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

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vicarious
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours pale yellow with about an inch of head that disappears quickly. Overall very tasty, but the smell and look was slightly disappointing.

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Pacific Wonderland Lager from Deschutes Brewery
3.77 out of 5 based on 177 ratings.
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