Pacific Wonderland Lager | Deschutes Brewery

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Pacific Wonderland LagerPacific Wonderland Lager
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3.76/5
Very Good
361 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:
#24,289
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
361
pDev:
9.31%
 
 
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10
Gots:
71
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Ratings: 361 |  Reviews: 115
Photo of drtth
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The clear pale golden yellow beer pours into a Duvel glass with a 1” ivory white head that leaves a ring of a streaked pattern of lacing around the glass as it slowly recedes to a thin layer that eventually becomes an irregular island of foam on the surface. Sipping a couple of arches and lots of small patches and speckles of lacing, many of which slide back down to the liquid.

The aromas include some light, almost toasted, crackery malt and some fruitiness along with light grassiness and a touch of citric zest from the hops.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose wth the lightly toasted crackery malt backed up by some fruitiness. The light sweetness is well balanced by some grassy bitterness that also has a touch of citric zest.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly prickly from the moderate carbonation. The medium length finish begins as the malt sweetness and fruitiness slowly to fade into a, clean, crisp, dry and slightly earthy, slightly citric and bitter ending.

Overall a pleasant and easily drinkable beer that is refreshing during the hot, humid weather. I’d be happy to have this one again and could easily have more than one. It seems to me to be a good choice to have on offer for an evening with friends. While not overly complex it is flavorful, well balanced and everything works well together.

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Photo of justbored1
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Lagunitas large mouth glass.

Look: Hazy straw yellow with a white head that has great retention. Light lacing.

Aroma: Light cereal grains, sweet malts, and hints of light orange citrus.

Taste: Much like the aroma, starts out with a grainy, wheat cereal base then a tangy lemongrass and citrus takes over.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: More or equal citrus to lemongrass ratio, not bad.

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Photo of augustgarage
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best by 6/5/2018, so keep that in mind. Poured from a 12oz can into my Radeberger pokal.

Unclear citrine body supports an active finger of merengue - soapy lacing; above-average retention.

Clean, bright, pale malt aroma - well lagered, with a mild tangerine-kissed hop aroma with a hint of fresh grass. Faintly grainy, but in a pleasant way.

Mild bitterness off-sets the sweetness of the malt - finishes dry and crackery with a hint of minerality. Crisp and refreshing when served cold.

Well carbonated with a suitably low ABV.

Rating to style, and consumed on a blisteringly hot day (112ºF!), this is a decent lager (if wildly overpriced).

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic. Nice citrus flavor with malt sweetness. Nice carbonation and very enjoyable on a warm day.

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

Photo of norinco
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Pacific Wonderland Lager from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 361 ratings