Pacific Wonderland Lager | Deschutes Brewery

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Pacific Wonderland LagerPacific Wonderland Lager
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3.76/5
Very Good
346 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:
#24,769
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
346
pDev:
9.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
71
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Ratings: 346 |  Reviews: 109
Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of megamick
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pete_2112
4.63/5  rDev +23.1%
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 Bitterbill
4.57/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by April 26th.

A: Pours a very pale gold/straw, plenty of billowy foam, excellent lacing.

S: Strong noble hop aroma with some bread notes. Nice level of the dank.

T:Tastes so good. The dry hopped flavour kills it! Not miserly with the malt as well; Bread and grain working just right with the spicy hop character.

M: Wonderful mouthfeel.

O: A real treat this dry hopped bottle conditioned Lager is!!!

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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 Renegade86
4.53/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 Big_Thirsty
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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 Smakawhat
4.44/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass. Best by November 2nd 2017.

Wonderfully brass gold, and mostly clear body appearance, with a touch of cloud. Bright sensing, with easy to see streams of fine roaring linear carbonation going like a firehose. Bright white cap, foamy and a good topped two finger puck, even a bit of island top retention. Very excellent looking lager.

Good to great solid nose. Spicy herbal hop bent, with touches of grass and spicy like clove. Clean scented, a touch of bakery lightness on the malt as well. A bit of sticky lager yeast quality but not unpleasant in the slightest.

Wonderful full rich lager brew on the palate. Crisp with lightly accented hop herbal quality, but a full dense supportive if lighter flavored malt base. Flirts with tangy spice, but brings back down to some malt sweetness. Faint doughy and almost helles like but with a richer presence, even touches of light orange and excellent bitterness of grass and herbs on the finish.

This is a beer I can see myself just pounding through. Fantastic stuff, wish I had more right now.

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Photo of corywalston
4.44/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Sayb
4.37/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MNJR
4.34/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A delightfully refreshing, flavorful, and well balanced lager with all the quality expected from Deschutes. Have one, have two, they go down smooth and leave the mind and body eager for a third.

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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 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 IDABEERGUY
4.29/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattyG85
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a big two finger white head that settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A crisp, bready, and juicy aroma with a scent of biscuit and citrus. Pils malt scent of biscuit, straw, grains, and cracker with lager yeast. Citrus hop scent of orange peel and lemon zest. Hints of grass and honey sweetness. A pretty nice aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a bready and juicy balanced taste with notes of biscuit and citrus. Pils malt notes of biscuit, cracker, straw, and grains with lager yeast. Citrus hop notes of orange peel and lemon zest. Also some grassy hop notes. A touch of honey sweetness as well. A very nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Crisp, clean, and fairly juicy.

Overall: A pretty good hopped up Euro style Lager. Nice balance of pils malt and citrus hop notes.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pacific Wonderland Lager brewed by Deschutes Brewery, with an ABV of 5.50% This American Pale Ale pours out a a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. There is also a decent amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell of Pacific Wonderland Lager is rich with earthy grains and malts. There is also a nice mild sweetness, possibly fruits, and the hops are really mild in the smell of this brew. Now for the taste it is Bold but smooth with flavors. You first pick up on a mild sweetness with a nice amount of grains and malts. The hops are really mild in the taste of Pacific Wonderland Lager. The body of Pacific Wonderland Lager is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. This American Pale Ale would go nice on a warm summer day. The mouth feel is Some, Bold, Clean , Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Pacific Wonderland Lager a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Deschutes Brewery, did a nice job with American Pale Ale.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pacific Wonderland Lager | Deschutes Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, the head is two fingers thick, with solid lacing, and a medium straw gold body.

I smell bright grains and grassy malts.

Tastes like a slightly bitter version of the smell, which I like. Clean and refreshing finish.

Medium-light mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll give Pacific Wonderland Lager | Deschutes Brewery a 4.25

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Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of onlymurderers
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cswhitehorse
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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Pacific Wonderland Lager from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 346 ratings