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LTD Series - 02 - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

LTD Series - 02LTD Series - 02

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BA SCORE
83
good

161 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.6%


Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
"The second recipe in our LTD series, LTD 02 is a light-bodied nonetheless hella good limited edition lager that is golden colored with soft malt undertones and is nicely balanced with a crisp clean finish. It's a gold
medal winner at the North American Beer Awards and three time gold medal winner at the World Beer Championships.

ABV 6.4% IBU 32"

(Beer added by: Dubbercody on 04-02-2007)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine June 2007.

At the risk of stating the obvious, this is the second beer of Full Sail's LTD Series. All we've got to say about this second bottling is that there should be more Lagers brewed in the US.

This beer pours a rich and vibrant clear golden color, with two fingers of frothy lather dropping a skirt of sticky lace on the mug. Fresh biscuity malt aroma; orangey and floral hop nose--very clean with a hint of alcohol. Big, rolling, crisp semi-viscous mouthfee and carbonation, with a lush and creamy feel on the palate. Juicy maltiness right from the get-go, bready and doughy with a sweet roll character. The palate is immaculate: The hop bitterness is at a perfect level to balance the malt and gives an herbal flavor from middle to end. A very long finish yields a smattering of sweet malt and herbal hop flavor.

We'll say it again: The US needs more flavorful Lagers! This one is a prime example of what brewers across the country should be looking at. Cheers to Full Sail for producing this stellar Lager! A bowl of meat-lovers' red sauce over linguini did just fine--even the garlic bread paired well.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 18:42:52 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Jason

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4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown bottle with a best before date ink jet printed on the bottle.

Decent white lace from a slowly crackling head, clear golden amber color. Sweet biscuit aroma from the malt with a light spicy edge from the hops. Fluffy crisp light to medium body. Clean palate throughout, many layers of malt to deal with ... bready and sweet, biscuity and grainy, hint of caramel and toasted husk in the back. Hops drop a very balancing hop bitterness with a spicy backdrop. Quick breath of a faint alcohol in the semi dry finish, a finish that shows a long linger of malt flavor.

I think I enjoyed the after taste more than everything else, what a great lager. Why is it limited ... we need more lagers like this on a year round basis!!! Very well balanced and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2009 00:43:29 | More by Jason
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A: Nice deep orange color, clear with good carbonation, about a fingers worth of head with good retention.

S: Malty sweetness with a slight hint of floral hops. Very nice smelling beer here. The hops does fade with time and the malty sweetness builds.

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LTD Series - 02 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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