Pacific Wonderland Lager | Deschutes Brewery

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Pacific Wonderland LagerPacific Wonderland Lager
BA SCORE
3.76/5
Very Good
355 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:
#24,036
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
355
pDev:
9.31%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
70
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 355 |  Reviews: 112
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 Taphouse_Traveler
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of shigg85
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of denver10
3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a clear, fizzy, golden yellow color with a small head of white foam. It smelled of grains, caramel and a citrusy hop presence. Pretty nice flavor for the style. Very spicy and grassy with a sweet caramel backbone.
It was crisp, sharp and smooth.

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

Photo of TBoneJones
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light straw yellow, crisp and hoppy, malts come through but the hops stay at the forefront. Nice balance and the flavor stays throughout. Lemon citrus, honey sweetness/ malt, pepper notes, this is zesty and quenching. Bought a single bottle, and ended up eating a vegetable pizza (the type prepared with cold toppings), and it happens to pair great with this fine northwest coast lager.

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Photo of Hop_God
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moundbz
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best by date of 04/11/17

Appearance - Pours fairly clear and golden yellow in color with a white, pillowy, near two-finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds on the surface. Good amount of lacing, mostly consisting of broken lines and small spotting found around the glass.

Smell - Aroma of hay, light grain and grassy bitterness, along with a lemony note that permeates as the brew warms.

Taste - Follows the nose. Clean grain malts and some caramel/toffee sweetness met by grassy bitterness and highlighted with bright citrus character. Faint tangerine notes in the finish, with lingering, low-level pith bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with tingly carbonation. Slick, slightly velvety texture with a crisp, easy drinking finish.

Overall - This is a winner of a lager from Deschutes. Odd time to release it in the middle of winter, but no doubt this will be a fantastic option as the year moves along into late spring, through deep into summer and early fall. One of the better readily-available lagers on the market.

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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 mojohawk21
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Clear rich gold with two plus finger of white head. Rings of lace form as the liquid level drops.
Smell is grassy herbal hops with some bread crust malt.
Taste is bitter herbal grassy hops with a touch of citrus. Malts are just enough to almost balance the hops.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation. Finish is dry and slightly bitter.
Overall a fine lager from Deschutes.

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

Photo of jason_nwx
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Branlott42
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Pacific Wonderland Lager from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 355 ratings