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

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LTD Series - 02LTD Series - 02

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145 Reviews

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Reviews: 145
Hads: 166
Avg: 3.68
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 10
Gots: 3 | 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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Reviews: 145 | Hads: 166
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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Photo of stephens101
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my first favorite craft brews. Pours a pale amber-orange with a one and a half finger tan head that recedes fairly quickly. Smells of deep sweet and bready malts, well beyond what you would expect from an "American" lager. Caramel and candy aromas are also mixed in. Taste involves a certain biscuity essence which is offset by some creamy banana and then some subtle hops which even things out. This beer resides somewhere between summer and autumn, and heaven and hell, depending on your preference.

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Photo of Gavage
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear yellowish orange in color with a 1" head. Some spotty lace develops during the session.

Smell: malt sweetness and a hint of grass is picked up by the nose.

Taste: nice hearty malt profile with some lemon zest, green apples, a hint of grass, and an unexpected nice hop balance.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp at the start and finish, but the finish is also mildly dry. Medium bodied beer. Short aftertaste as the malt and hop bitterness linger a bit.

Drinkability: nice session lager that has a nice flavor profile. Nice beer.

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

Pours a clear gold color, bright white head settles very quickly. Aroma leans towards the sweet side, with some apple or pear notes. Taste is lots of sweet malt goodness with very little hop presence to tone it down. Mouthfeel is a bit chewy, very moist. Drinkability is quite good. This beer has recently become a staple in my fridge.

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Photo of flexabull
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark gold color with a lot of bubbles noticed, and a decent white head.

Aromas are of spices, yeast, doughy bread, and are a bit flour like.

Taste is crisp, and a little sweet. There is a light spice flavor, some tea like malts, and a hint of creaminess. Finish is dry, with some carbonated feel, and mineral hop flavors.

Mouthfeel is OK. Some nice carbonation, comes off a bit heavy though for a lager.

Nice sessionable and tasty beer. The heavy mouthfeel is a bit much, but it doesn't detract from this one too much. Well worth trying, and I could easily sip a few of these on a warm summer day.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a standard pint. Poured a translucent golden orange with a bright half inch cap; excellent consistency and a good amount of sticky lacing. Scent was sweet malt with a light citrus character in the mix. Taste consistent with nose with a little bit of a skunky quality. Mouthfeel was creamy and a little fuller-bodied than anticipated for a lager, with a consistent effervescence throughout the mouth. Not bad, but I wasn't blown away by this brew; one was definitely enough.

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Photo of keeperchaos
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This was good for someone who isn't big on a malt finish.

Bottle bought
Poured into pint glass

Totally turned on by its SEXY color and light natural head. Color was beautiful, dark peach golden copper filled my pint glass-awesome color.

No lacing, light airy to low to no head.

Very balanced- the crisp, clean flavor and mouth feel does so well, the malt finishes balanced.

Great seasonal. Very nice served ice cold, enjoyed until room temperature. The 6.4 a nice rounded bonus. Grab a 6pack now.

the color is CLUTCH!

well done full sail!
Love the local~

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Photo of ThreeWiseMen
3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear amber with very thin white head. No lacing or head retention whatsoever.

Smell: Sweet malts and possibly some sort of sour fruit (apples, grapefruit?). Fruit smell is very faint... entire smell is faint.

Taste: Pleasant and unique, but not anything too mentionable. Lemon-lime, apple, coriander, all malt. Nothing bitter, however flavor is a bit tart.

Mouthfeel: Quite chewy... yet still light. A mild malty aftertaste, which isn't all that good.

Drinkability: A very interesting brew. I was feeling something light, and this hit the spot... kind of. I would like to try it again.

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Photo of OHLRangers
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Received as part of the 2008 Summer Beer BIF from thethrone. Thanks Adam!

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Three fingers-plus of off-white foamy head, which slowly dissipates to form a bit of cool lacing on the glass. Lots of bubbly carbonation, and it took three pours to get the entire bottle into the glass.

Orange/gold color with aromas of sweet caramel, some spiciness and grassiness are also there.

Not a whole lot there in the taste profile, especially up-front. Pretty dry as far as mouthfeel. Leaves a bit of a bitter hop finish on the back of the tongue.

I wanted to like this one, but I just can't get too excited about it.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Pours a deep golden color with decent clarity, not much head retention and some fleeting lacing.

Offers a decent smell, aromas of slightly sweet malts and lager yeasts with a bit of wet earthy musk. Unless agitated, the paleness of the yeast/light vienna malt dominates the nose. Taste is of light malts, not overwhelming, maybe halfway to their Amber as for sweetness. Slightly chewy as for the malt presence but rather simple in that regard.

Feel and drink are average. A decent brew and not TOO sweet, a change of pace for Full Sail....

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Photo of Floydster
2.99/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle part of a six pack purchased from Cooke's for about seven dollars, looked interesting enough to try for that price poured into my Firestone pint glass

A-Golden orange with some red, 1 1/4 inch white pillowy head, some retention, no lacing, did not look too appealing
S-Some skunkiness, sweet maltiness, lemons, hint of spice somehow, and grassy aromas
T-Little too thick for me, got lots of flavors I did not get from the aroma, some cream and caramel, also a little chewy with some bready tastes, got sweeter as it warmed and less enjoyable to drink, needs a dry bitter finish to balance out
M-Light and not much to it, somewhat sweet, not very crisp like you would expect, needed more carbonation, taste did not last
D-Could drink a few more bottles of this but why, taste would get old, light on the stomach, ABV is pretty high for its style

Not Full Sail's best by any means but not horrible, these type of lagers are not really my thing and this was no exception, will skip this one in the future, recommendation goes either way

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Photo of wcudwight
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to breily for the chance to try this beer.
Good coloration. Golden/amber in color with some ruby hues. Thin wispy head that leaves the show a bit early. Wet drippy lacing.
Sweet caramel malts with hints of spice and a touch of fresh cut grass.
Caramel malts with some early morning toast flavors. A earthy grassy hop flavor with a bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is on the full side for the style. Lively carbonation which adds to the beer.
I was expecting a light easy drinking session beer. This is not a session beer but more of a light octoberfest.
Not what I was expecting but I'd have another.

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Photo of m1ked
2.99/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Poured into my Pizza Port pint glass. Displayed a proud white foamy head that slowly slowly receded to thin cover. Its a clear orangey golden color with mutiple streamers.

S- Not much here for me. Slightly sweet maltiness. Smells somewhat like a macro.

T- Sweet malts with a touch of honey. Ends with an astrigent bitterness and some etoh.

M- Surprisingly has a thickness or creaminess that I was not expecting. This highlights the slight honey notes well. The carbonation does not work well with the astrigency.

D- Not my favorite style, but for this style I like it. I would not turn it down (like I didn't with this one) but would not seek it out.

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

I got this brew in a trade with Wasatch, Thanks John!

12oz bottle, dated 08/30/08, served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear, orange/amber color with a fast fading white head.

S - malty aroma with a hint of saaz hops.

T - mostly malty taste with a slight touch of bitterness towards the finish.

F - light bodied with low carbonation

D - it's pretty good.

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

Pours a weak head even with an agressive pour with an orange color and little retention.

Smell is of german malts that remind me of the malts that go into vienna lagers and oktoberfest.

Sort of a vienna style malt backbone with a little bit of cooked corn and a citrusy hop bitterness to balance.

Sort of dry and slightly astringent mouthfeel without adequate carbonation. It's not overly bad, though. It's alright.

This is just an average beer at best.
Sort of a weird astringency and an odd malt profile.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a clear orange with a fizzy white head which doesn't last long.

S: Pastry malt, sugar, caramel, a bit of booze.

T: Light caramel with a sugary finish. Hops are pretty much not evident. Definitely has some ethanol present, similar to a malt liquor, but definitely not fusel, much more mild and much tastier. Bitter orange peel and apricot juice there as well.

M: Light solventy character, viscous for a lager, carbonation is quite low.

D: A pretty good beer from Full Sail, a tasty high alcohol lager, kind of mix between a maibock and a malt liquor, I would have penned it as mai-/helles bock on first tasting it. Appearance needs work, but the flavour is there, and that is the most important thing, would definitely have again.

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

12oz bottle from mhewes via trade extra. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" off-white head above the clear amber brew. Head recedes quietly, with average lacing. Aroma is slightly nutty grain husks and some fruitiness. Taste follows the nose, with some hoppy notes on the close. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is good as well. Nice representation of the style.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Into an american pint glass, this beer forms a nice clear amber color with a large inch-tall head, dense and fluffy. The nose is a bit faint, just some clean malt (though not grainy, a plus). Emphasis is squarely on the malt in the taste, with a good caramel base. Hops are restrained but add a floral touch. Finish is clean. Good body with a creamy texture.

Not too exciting, but decent.

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

a: 1/4 inch f frothy white head that leaves foamy lace on the sides of the glass; beautiful bubbly white movement in the amber gold body

s: buttery caramel malts; raw grain; light sharp hops; light apple and pear

t: buttery caramel malts; raw rain; light hops @ back; nuttiness; a lot of good but difficult to describe spices and flavors-you'll have to try it yourself

m: light but not insubstantial w/ real refreshing carb

d: this is one of the best lagers i have ever had

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Photo of DIM
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to mhewes for the extra!

a: This was a mostly clear golden color w/amber highlights. It poured with a medium sized white head that faded quickly leaving a little lace.

s: Sweet malty aromas of toffee and brown sugar dominate. Some lemony hops come along as well.

t: This was a bit sweeter than I'd like but it wasn't bad overall. Sweet caramel and brown sugar are muted somewhat by a mild grapefruit hop finish.

m: Medium body and very well carbonated.

d: This was a very good example of the style.

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LTD Series - 02 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
83 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.