Pacific Wonderland Lager | Deschutes Brewery

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Pacific Wonderland LagerPacific Wonderland Lager
BA SCORE
3.76/5
Very Good
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:
#23,742
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
351
pDev:
9.31%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
70
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 351 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.99/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Taste: citrus, fruit, dry hops, slight bitter crisp and chewy finish. Herbal floral grain nose. Straw color hue, mostly clear, with white head and some lace. Medium body. Juicy hop forward. 40 IBUs

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Photo of jwmoore
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergoot
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bright, pale yellow body topped with a sticky, creamy, one-finger thick head; lots of fine carbonation. Light cereal grain nose with a mild presence of pine and citrus hop character. Spicy, herbal hop flavors dominate over a light malt taste. Medium bodied; coarse and prickly on the palate; mostly dry mouthfeel.

A decent, slightly spicy lager that lacks some lager smoothness in the mouthfeel. Otherwise, tasty and interesting.

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Photo of GClarkage
2.99/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of pixarnick
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBhutanYeti
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taybeh
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear light golden pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Great retention and sticky lacing.

S: Light malts and noble hops. Mild citrus.

T/F: Toasted grains... modest bitterness. Citrus/lemony hops. Slightly grassy. Crisp and clean. Light bodied and well carbonated.

O: A solid everyday drinking lager. Good flavor.. clean and crisp... nice beer.

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Photo of ChefBruceWest
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is an ale labeled as lager. Clean and crisp for sure but not a lager. I wouldn't put this beer on my buy list but I would buy this beer over any commercial beer if I was at a restaurant.

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Photo of strohme2
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can, best by date of 8/22/18. Poured into mason jar.
Pours a bright lemon yellow, slight chill haze. Huge fluffy bone white head with small amount of lacing. The nose is lemon, dough and cracker. Taste starts out citrusy, some skunkiness comes into play. Crackers and finishes lightly hopped. The body is NOT a wonderland (I hate John Mayer btw). It's very light but it is crisp. Probably crushable on a hot day but overall, this missed the mark for me. There are better craft lager options.

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Photo of SB2017
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Looks a little ugly, a slightly off-yellow translucent green-tinged bubbly mess. Just like a light lager should. The smell lacks distinction, though is very pleasant. It is classically light, with some hop aromas coming through well. A surprising punch of flavor comes first, which backs off quickly though it leaves a welcome, long-lasting aftertaste. A good feeling beer as well. Perfect amount of carbonation. I put my overall as a 4.25 because, while the individual parts of this beer are nothing too impressive, added together these simple flavors, smells, and textures make for a very enjoyable experience, and I recommend this beer to anyone looking for something light on a hot day.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date 5-30-18.

APPEARANCE: pours a beautiful, hazy straw color with one-finger white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, there is moderate lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: bread, lemon citrus and grassy.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially bread and lemon citrus and grassy.

PALATE: light body and medium carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a good solid lager, I enjoyed it and would buy again no problem, I would recommend to anyone who enjoys the style.

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