Pacific Wonderland Lager | Deschutes Brewery

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175 Ratings
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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 elglueckert
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrsqc7
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Golden straw coloured with generous head whiteish head and lovely lacing.

Flavors are... very subtle. Which is surprising given the brewery. There is some vague hop bitterness and malt breadiness. The hops make things nicely tumultuous.

It's ok. Not as smooth as the style demands but ok and good.

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Photo of scott2269
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrfrancis
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Nunya
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brob245
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucnifter
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of citizencane
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours pale yellow with decent head and minimal to moderate lacing. Smells of crisp bready malt and lemon hops. Taste is same. Mouthfeel is smooth, crisp, and refreshing. Not bad for the style.

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Photo of MacStinson
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 arizcards
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single at the Craft Beer Hop Shop 1/19/17 for $1.49. Best by 4/11/17 but it has been in the beer fridge since purchase.

Beep poured golden with a nice white head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is sweet grains and floral hops.

Taste is sweet pilsner malts balanced nicely by a generous dose of noble German hops.

Mouthfeel is crisp, clean, and refreshing.

Overall a nice representation of the German Pilsner style, very refreshing!

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

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEERchitect
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

With a blend of new and old Germanic hops, the northwestern beer pioneers modernize the German lager for a new crop of pacific craft beer drinkers.

Pacific Wonderland is your typical pale straw lager. Brilliant in clarity and crowned with a foamy white cap, the scent is floral, spicy and soft with baking bread. Malty on the front of the tongue, the lager's flavors are mildly sweet with grain, bread and a pinch of powdered sugar.

As the ale develops dryness and spiciness, its sweetness lifts and the light husken character of barley trends nutty, crusty and raw. Floral hops turn to a citrusy middle palate with hints of orange peel and lemongrass. Peppery in its finish, the bitterness shines with herbal parsely, a hint of mint and the fresh grassiness of a freshly mowed lawn.

Medium light for pilsner, the beer's brisk carbonation and light mineral taste facilitates a crisp and clean finish with mild drift of soap. Spicy and bitter, the beer's final frame leaves an aftertaste of herbal hops, sun kissed grain and mild sulphur.

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

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 BeerBobber
4.07/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy gold with lots of carbonation bubbles around the edges and a soapy white head that leaves nice lacing down the glass.

The main smell I get is of clean water and some floral hops.

The taste is of a clean light lager with that sprinkle of floral hops thrown in there.

The mouth is nice and light with a good crisp finish.

Overall this is a fairly simple, but very refreshing, lager offering from Deschutes. The other beer that comes to mind while drinking this, is the recent offering from New Belgium, Dayblazer. This one though really seems to be the winner here. I really like this beer and would be able to recommend it with no problemos.

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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

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