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

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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 8
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: Dubbercody on 04-02-2007

"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"
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Ratings: 164 | Reviews: 145
Photo of brewdoc75
4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I found this on "close-out" at my local liquor store. The best by date says 6/29/09, so its still got plenty of time.

A: Doesn't really look like an amber/red ale. Its more like an all-malt lager. This is what I will review it as. Good carbonation. Nice orange color with amber hues. Crisp white head sits atop.

S: Maltiness is present! Very nice malt profile with a faint sweetness and no harsh undertones. I do get some floral hops as well...intriguing.

T: Beautiful malty sweetness. Not overly sweet, but enough to tell you its there. A hint of carapils in the flavor. Very nice for any malt lover. Now for the hop head, there are definitely hops here as well. The hops lean more towards the floral, spicy, noble side, but I do get a hint of citrus. A very flavorful lager.

M: Light to medium bodied. Crisp and clean on the tongue. Finishes dry.

D: This was an exceptional lager from an ale brewery. I really liked Session, so I was excited for this beer. I was not let down. Plenty of flavors and even a bit of hops. This is the way a lager should taste. It is right up there in the same category as Brooklyn Lager and other greats. I will buy this again and again if I can find it.

Photo of colts9016
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured this beer into a pint glass at 41 degrees.

Appearance: An amber color with some copper hues. There is a solid one finger head that is ivory in color and creamy. There is a lot of effervescence in the beer. The clarity of the beer is clear.

Nose: A nice malt aroma with a hint of sweetness. There is a hint of floral in the beer.

Taste: A very nice malty aroma with a touch of sweetness. There is some floral esters and a hint of citrus.

Overall: The mouth feel of the beer is carbonated and slightly dry. The body of the beer is medium, and finish is light and crisp. There is a very nicely balanced beer with a good flavor. The head has some retention and left lacing on the glass.

Photo of Docer
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lady Love bought me a 6'er of this... Not a lager drinker by any means... but I love Full Sail w/ a passion.. and this is marked as a 6.4% Alc. Lager... to me a must try as I haven't yet had anything like it in my life.

- Nice clear new copper penny color.. little to no head as I did a mild pour at a 45 deg. angle into a tumbler glass so I can get a better smell.

- Caramel malt scent... bitter hop tingle... grain.

- Reminds me much of their Amber ale... but a well rounded and balanced lager... really? This isn't an ale? Caramel malt... smooth and sweet.. with a nice grab of grain and bitter hop...

- Not dry, not bitter... watery and sweet aftertaste... not at all chewy but maybe a bit oily.. grain..

- Very drinkable... carb is just right.. a very good lager from a brewery that continues to astonish after many many years. Not a lager man here... but this must top most of the lagers in the market place... right?

Photo of elniko
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

A: Reddish golden coloring with half finger head and heavy lacing. Moderate carbonation. Good looking lager.

S: Burnt toasty qualities coming from nose, solid.

T & M: Well balanced, malt backbone is definitely there with crisp not overly hoppy finish. I get some flowery tones as well that one doesn't usually pick up in a lager.

D: Highly drinkable, I really enjoyed this brew. Full Sail definitely knows how to make an awesome lager. This and Session are tough to beat.

Photo of westsideblaze
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

l This beer has a beautiful auburn color and a fantastic starting head for a bottled lager.

s Smell is yeasty with hints of toasted hickory.

t Taste is well structured with nice malt and barley undertones.

m This lager starts out fantastic with a light body but the higher alcohol and over-maltiness make it somehwhat too rich towards the end.

d I initially fell in love with this beer but the date ended quickly.

Photo of wagenvolks
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review 650! 12oz. bottle into a pilsner glass.

Pours an attractive, burnt amber-gold body with a hellacious amount of carbonation rising to supply a well-retained, creamy cap of light khaki bubbles. Some nice speckles of lacing adhere to the inside of the glass. Aroma is somewhat of a letdown, with notes of corn, cereal & Vienna malt, flaked wheat, but not much of a hop presence.

Good flavor on this lager, with an amber malt profile that suggests caramel, biscuit, and a toasted nuttiness. Thankfully the hops are much more evident in the flavor than they were in the aroma, as a spicy punch of Saaz gets delivered the back of the palate. Mouthfeel is creamy and nicely carbonated, with a refreshing and crisp finish. Overall, Ltd#2 is a solid, sessionable lager of which I'm glad I purchased a sixer.

Photo of illidurit
3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a seidel. Clear light copper color with a small but dense cap of beige foam. Aroma is tangy and malty, toasty and orangey. Flavor is bready with some mild citrus and an almost milky texture. A touch of earthy hops and even a hint of alcohol warmth in the finish. A little light on flavor for the abv. Soft smooth mouthfeel with perfect carbonation. This beer is having an identity crisis. Does it want to be a strong lager? It has the abv but not the flavor. Does it want to be a refreshing, lighter lager? It has the body but too much abv. Decent, but LTD 01 was better.

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with no head. Malty and a bit tangy with yeast with the barest bit of earthy hops on the finish. The taste is somewhat grassy and with some malt sweetness, but with none of the yeasty tanginess I like in the style. Fairly one dimensional and simple, and with just enough hops to balance. Smooth, and relatively drinkable, but lacks interest.

Photo of tbeck
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, light orange-red with a thin white head that dissappears quickly into a good collar. Nice aroma of malt and hops. Taste is well balanced but simple. Some malt and cereal grains with some hops. A slight bitterness develops in the aftertaste. Beer is thin and light on the tongue. I enjoyed the flavor and since it is light I recommend it as a session beer.

Photo of RunDWP
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lovely golden brown color with a light, whispy white head and some decent lacing action on the glass. Slight caramelly aroma. Mighty smooth flavor of caramel malt and a slight grassy, herbal hops that hides in the background, and sort of sneaks up at you right on the end. This is one of those beers that certainly isn't a flavor explosion, but really well crafted, very smooth, well balanced, goes well with a lot of food. A real pleasure to drink.

Photo of Jason
4.27/5  rDev +16%
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.

Photo of BeerManDan
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color when poured into a glass was medium yellow, with no foam and no lace. The smell was of a mild hoppy aroma along with a touch of spice and a hint of citrus. The flavor was like the aroma except for a mild bitter bite on the palate. The flavor overal was good, not outstanding or near outstanding, but, a nice mild pale ale.

Photo of GreenCard
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: amber-gold, great clarity, thinnish layer of white suds that slackens to a crown

Aroma: toffee malt, almond paste, floral/fruity hops

Flavor: medium malt sweetness with a bready/biscuity malt; hints of light brown sugar and wheat grass; finishes semi-dry with a slight bitterness

Mouthfeel: medium-light body, pert carbonation, slight warmth

Other comments: A fairly sound lager with enough complexity to give it some character.

Photo of Magpie14
3.17/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: soft copper and gold pretty much sums it up, maybe a few hints of crimson. A couple of shoe strings of lace remained after a rigorous pour, head was cream white in color. I like the orange packaging of the product better, mainly the orange cap

S: mild pale malts with sugary tart fruit edges. Comes across as somewhat clean to the nose and complimented by a light spicy floral presence

T: the first thing that comes to my mind is of sugary granny smith apple acidic flavors and characteristics, slightly bitter at times. Malts come across as toasted and nutty with a slight grainy vibe. Sweetness flies the coop and that bitterness pops through at the end in favor of hops. Spiciness rounds out the finish and leaves the mouth dry with a tanginess

M: very light astringency on the palate. Tongue feels coated with a dryness of apples. Body is relatively nice and mild, finished decent with a crisp touch

D: I believe that I saw a few reviews say they liked the LTD 01 better and I agree. This guy is a alright brew...it left me wishing I had not bought a sixer of the stuff

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 oz. bottle.

Head is small, tan, medium carbonation. Clear dark orange-red in color. Smells lightly malty, mineraly. Fairly bready sweet throughout, cinnamon. Finish is somewhat salty and pecan nutty. Medium body. Not bad but expected something a little better for a limited edition.

Photo of biggmike
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orange/amber color that even with an aggressive pour yielded little head that dissipated almost immediately and left a very thin film along the top. Aroma was very hard to discern. Flavor was a bit fruity and biscuity. Medium body and carbonation. Decent beer with good drinkability.

Photo of cvfish
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a crisp amber color that produced a decent, foamy head that retained ok and left a decent amount of lacing

S - Malts with a little hops, and some orange zest

T - Grainy malts, some hops, grapefruits, green grapes, and some earthy tastes

M - Medium bodied with slight carbonation

T - Good beer, but as a special it just doesn't connect. Like I said, it's a good beer, but not a good special

Photo of badbeer
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden color with a white head, not much retention. Aromas of biscuit, oranges, and it was a bit floral. Taste was of biscuits, citrus, and bread; pretty good. Medium body and carbonation. An OK lager that I wouldn't mind trying again for another comparison.

Photo of magictrokini
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear amber with a decent white head. Crisp, bready aroma with straw. Taste comprised of grain, sweeter malt and light hops. Clean finish. There's just only so much than can be said about a pale lager. Its better than a Budweiser, but not by much.

Photo of arizcards
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer at Bevmo a week ago Saturday for $5.99. Plan on providing this at the Monday night football tailgate next Monday but thought i would get a sneak preview.

Beer poured a golden orange with a small white head. Nose is fairly malty with a hint of hop flowers. Taste is well balanced, malts are prevelant early, nicely balanced by saaz hops. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, nicely carbonated. Drinkability is good, this is a clean not overly complex beer that is refreshing and enjoyable!

Photo of jwc215
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Wasatch for including this one in a trade!

Pours orangeish amber with a thin head that doesn't last long.

The smell is grainy/husky with a touch of orange and caramel.

The taste is grainy with some husk, and caramel. There's a touch of herbal spicing and orange (in a malty way). Some alcohol shows. Semi-sweet to sweet finish.

Light-bodied, but with a bite.

"Interesting". Goes towards an O-fest, but stops short. Grainy malt with a touch of caramel and alcohol. A bit more balance would go a long way. Not bad, but not crazy about this one. Still, glad I had the chance to try it - Thanks again, John!

Photo of aforbes10
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sixer purchased at the local Nugget market. Pours clear and straw colored with a puffy white head. Smells light, with a note of straw-y malt and a hint of mild hops. Taste is also light, though nevertheless interesting. Light and malty without being too sweet or too watery. Maltiness lingers nicely and gives a nice lasting impression. Alcohol (6.4!? i'd never have guessed!) hidden well. Just a scratch above thin bodied, about right. Drinks very easily, a very good lager that doesn't try anything crazy, just goes for a good taste and clean feeling.

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is strong, malty and appetizing; there is just a whisper of apple or pear. Color is a nice clear orangy amber with a fairly thick and firm head. The flavor fills the mouth with a sweet but not cloying maltiness and has hints of fruit and hops. Texture is smooth, and aftertaste has a pleasantly hoppy undertone. Satisfying.

Photo of Sammy
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Recent bottle from Whole Foods in Cleveland. Pours light orange with white head. A bit of aroma of hops, some malt.A little fruitiness in there though average its Smooth mouthfeel. Bit of cheesiness in there, but otherwise soid lager. A little funky yeast in finish. Refreshes.

Photo of Offa
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This lager is full bodied, flavourful, malty and smooth. It's almost like a maibock or pale bock, which fits with the strength.

Pale copper/reddish gold, it has with a thin white head that dissipates steadily to a thin foamy ring.

The aroma is malty with grain, a little bread crust, fruit (mostly raisins and grapes), hints of wine and herbs, a fuller, slightly more complex basic lager aroma.

The taste is similar, quite malty, caramelly and a bit sweet with raisins, grain, a light bite of alcohol, hints of grass and grapefruit, a Vienna-like leafy-caramelly grain quality. The leafy-grain quality especially takes over in the finish with white bread and a lightly dominant bitterness and a tangy bite.

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