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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by superspak on 08-07-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
175
Reviews:
54
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
7.98%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 175 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.77/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

not me...what is this?

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Photo of Scotchboy
2.8/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

On tap @ Province, Phoenix AZ.

A: Straw colored, light haze, soapy head, no lace.

S: Touch of skunk, grain (crackers, biscuit), earthy hops, bready sweetness.

T: Quite of bit of generic earthy bitterness on the palate, which surprises me. Actually covers up the malt bill. Dry finish and the bitterness lingers.

MF: Light body with appropriate carb for the style.

O: To me, not great. Still much better than any American Adjunct/Light Lager I've ever tried.

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Photo of teromous
2.94/5  rDev -21.8%
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 JLaw55
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Heavy and a little too full bodied for a lager. Foamy, chewy. Crisp lager flavor with a significant bitterness present on the finish. Bitterness is a bit too much, throws the balance off.

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

Photo of brocktune
3.09/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Golden color with light lacing.

Aroma of wet bath towel after you used citrus shampoo.

Tastes like a malty hay lager up to the end where you get more of the Mandarina hops - rinds mostly. The rinds follow through to the finish with licks of hay.

Feel is crisp and clean, ever so slight chalk.

Overall not a bad lager but not something particularly outstanding.

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.24/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hophugger
3.29/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thebeers
3.31/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Clear yellow gold with a finger of thick, bright white, long-lasting head. Relatively clean lager aroma with light noble hops. Super sweet, lemony, corn bread flavor. Light to medium bodied with low carbonation. Subpar.

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Photo of SamuelMiller
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Suds
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a yellow, clear brew with a wispy white head. The aroma has a fresh, floral hop smell, with cereal grains and a light, soft malt note. The taste is light, with a pleasant bitterness and some light cereal sweetness. A light and flavorful lager. Solid, but not noteworthy.

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Photo of puck1225
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
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 BrownAleBollocks
3.37/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a crystal clear light straw color with a fluffy two finger white head. Aroma is pretty clean, with some grassy hops, but not much else. Taste is a bit awkward with a lot of grass, green pepper, and a touch of bitterness. Mouthfeel is light a crisp. Overall, this is a bit weird for me, and not Deschutes best beer. If it were a dry hopped pale, or a straight true lager, it might be good, but the mix of big dry hopped lager doesn't work for me here.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.37/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DefenCorps
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from The Beermongers.

A clear light yellow with a dense, white head with good retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is middling with dough, a moderate hoppiness - earthy, lemony and minty, and a blend of bread and crackers. The palate opens mildly bitter with a moderate earthy and minty resin character, almost a little too much. This is followed by a moderate hop flavor with lemon and a mildly medicinal note. A blend of dough and crackers, a little bit of honey and bread, is present on the mid-palate before a surprisingly long and bitter finish. Medium-light in body and moderately carbonated, this beer is decent.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, best by 05/09/17
A - very pale yellow with a persistent foamy white head
S - muted aroma with maybe some earthy grass and faint citrus
T - grassy and zesty with notes of lemon, peppery, pine, cracked wheat
M - lighter body, crisp and refreshing, pepper and zest linger a bit on the dry finish
O - unfortunately, this did not meet my expectations. It was good, but not great.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Reidrover
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint at the Bond Street Brewery.
$5.25
Regular looking gold lager...darker than the piss colored macros.
Not much aromas..but urs clean. Biscuit and honey.
Taste again clean..sweet honey malts and grassy hop in the end.
Nice enough mouth feel for style.
Over all a clean reasonable hippy lager.

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Photo of whatname
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robebo44
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of D1noB
3.46/5  rDev -8%
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 Justdoit1234
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickSMpls
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Interesting timing on the release. I know it's past the Holidays and we are all awaiting spring, but it's still JANUARY. You will find a well- crafted lager, clean and clear pour. Very pale, almost AAL range light straw color. Light head. Nose is not distinguished by much of anything. Has a clean taste, with a deft touch of the hops. Nice finish, no lingering off-tastes. Fine, but we have equal lagers around for those upcoming warm spring days.

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Photo of dertyd
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Pacific Wonderland Lager from Deschutes Brewery
3.76 out of 5 based on 175 ratings.
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