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Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery
Pacific Wonderland Dry-Hopped Lager

Category: Specialty Lagers

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Deschutes Brewery
Pacific Wonderland Dry-Hopped Lager

Category: Specialty Lagers

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
Minutely hazy golden yellow color. Hoppy aromas and flavors of exotic citrus, peppercorn muffin, hop pellets, and mango powder with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish conveying overtones of grilled citrus and carrots, radicchio, and okra finish. A nice hoppy lager with a lot of earthy, savory notes.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Hoppy
Aroma Aroma: exotic citrus, peppercorn muffin, hop pellets, and mango powder
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of grilled citrus and carrots, radicchio, and okra
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Vegetarian Chili, Chicken Empanadas, Sauerbraten
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice hoppy lager with a lot of earthy, savory notes.

The Producer

Deschutes Brewery

The Producer
901 S.W. Simpson Ave
Bend, OR 97702
USA
1 541-312-6942

Specialty Lagers

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This category is, practically speaking, a catchall for beers that don’t fit neatly in an existing category. Specialty beers may be flavored with, or affected by, unusual ingredients (ginger, chipotle peppers) or fermentation agents (Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus), or brewed with unusual fermentables (buckwheat, sweet potatoes, maple syrup). In addition, the base beer may be related to almost any classic beer style. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by a pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, and overall drinkability.

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