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LTD Series - 03 - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

LTD Series - 03LTD Series - 03

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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.96%


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

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Well looky here, a crisp new pilsner-style lager all ready to rock your tastebuds' little world. The latest addition to our LTD series is pale-golden in color, featuring a spicy floral hop aroma, malty medium body, and a smooth, thirst quenching finish.

ABV 5.6% IBU 35"

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 05-27-2009)
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap @ the Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub (Hood River, OR) on 8/28/11. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear golden copper, topped with roughly a ½ finger of bright-white head. This retains with a thin foaminess, that stays robust enough I guess, and leaves back a cascade that quickly slides down the sides of the glass and settles into just a light smattering of lacing. The aroma is floral and lightly spicy but the main focus in on the soft fruitiness of the nose. The malts don’t seem to have much of a presence, as most of the sweetness here is coming from that fruit character.

This time in the taste, that gentle fruitiness mixes it up with more of the sweet graininess from the malts, while a firm and more bitter citric presence adds a degree of prickly assertiveness to the profile. This finishes fairly dry feeling, with lingering notes of spice and light rind. The mouthfeel is medium bodied in the mouth overall, with a pretty darn sharp and lively feel to the carbonation that is coming on a little too strong at times. This does start to smooth out a bit though as it sits.

Eh, this was decent enough. I guess the main gripe for me was the heavy emphasis on the fruit flavors, which combined with the malt to give this more of a sweet twang to the taste instead of the crisp snap that I would normally associated with a thirst quenching Pilsener. I finished this glass… but barely.

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2011 17:05:08 | More by Kegatron
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dgilks

Australia

3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear pale golden colour with a tiny white head. Poor head retention.

Very light grainy aroma. Pretty damn dull.

Grainy malt with a slightly herbal and floral hop character. Well balanced.

Medium light body with moderate carbonation.

A fair attempt at a pilsner with a decent hop to malt balance but the whole thing isn't singing for me. I don't love the malt character here.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2011 10:02:33 | More by dgilks
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Docer

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just had on tap at their Hood River tasting pub... took the tour, and loved how they bottled this for flights in 22 oz. bottles.

- Nice clear straw yellow pilsner... bubbly thick white head... down to a slim layer.

- Crisp floral, bitter, and citrus notes with a touch of the Full Sail grain but more a light sweetness and standard malt backing.

- Super smooth and crisp beer without being thick, or sweet... or overly robust. Nice pale balance of light sweet bready malt, citrus and bitter hops with a light zing.

- Light bodied, smooth, balanced... lightly dry. Overall very pleasant feel.

- Full pint went right on down the hatch.... super smooth, light, and balanced.... and nothing short of a fantastic Full Sail brew... my favorite of the LTD series.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2010 22:49:17 | More by Docer
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slaintemhor

Oregon

3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Full Sail Brewery in Hood River, OR. The colour was golden straw with little head. The aroma was somewhat hoppy and grain-like. On the palate, there was some mild hop character as well as citrus zest and pith, plus a rather grain-like cereal aspect to the finish. I can certainly think of better IPA's.

Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2009 03:00:23 | More by slaintemhor
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MisterClean

California

4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Oregon Brewers Brunch

A - Poured a strawish-yellow with 2 fingers of white head. Dissipated fast, but left great lacing.

S - Pilsener malts and honey.

T - Pilsener malts, honey and some banana esters. Hop bitterness a bit low for style.

M - Full bodied, malt dominated, smooth and lightly dry.

D - Great beer. Some minor adjustments such as heavier hop schedule and better head retention would put this beer near perfect.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2009 00:03:34 | More by MisterClean
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RedDiamond

Oregon

3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

At last, Full Sail comes through with installment #3 in their LTD Series, lending some credibility to the notion that the "series" is actually that. Nothing otherwise grabs my attention as a deficit or draw on #3. It shows refined clarity in straw yellow with a milk white head. Its casual parameters are reasonably clean but it's not a top-shelf lager and doesn't leave me with much to say about it. Better than Session I suppose.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2009 21:36:26 | More by RedDiamond
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lostinfla

Florida

3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle into pint glass.
Very fresh and light colored golden pilsner with solid carbonation and a nice snow white head that stuck around for a while.
Smell was a bit thin, you could tell this is more lager than Pilsner. Didn't get any hop smell at all.
Smooth mouthfeel and the right level of carbonation, but the beer was a bit light and sweet to my taste. Thought this might be a bit more German tasting than American lager.
Good, but not one I'll repeat.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 03:29:54 | More by lostinfla
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Auraan

Arizona

3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a nice clear yellow with very little white head. Looks pretty good for a pilsner. Scents of lager yeast and crystal malt. Smells excellent. Flavor is crystal malt, fruity hops with a lot of stone fruit, apricot mostly, some citrus, moderate malt sweetness and a moderate level of hop bitterness, and a nice cracker aftertaste. A very good taste, a bit dry, and a nice malt backbone to the beer. Very much a Czech pilsner. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation. Overall a pretty good pilsner, nice easy drinking on a summer day, recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 03:29:31 | More by Auraan
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pours a light golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to a ring around the glass. Mild aroma of grassy hops and biscuit malt. Flavor is biscuit, crackery malt with hints of toasted malt, quite dry pilsner style hops. The grassy hops are to style, but are not balanced with lighter floral notes. Light bodied. A reasonable, but somewhat pedestrian pilsner that would appeal to those who like the the dry end of the pilsner spectrum.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 19:03:21 | More by LiquidAmber
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vkv822

Oregon

3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz : tulip
best by: 10-11-13

Clear, brassy yellow with a foamy, white head.

Grassy, lightly spicy hop profiles with a solid, malty bread backbone.

Medium+ body, with foamy carbonation.

A well done pilsener, nice hop presence and a solid malt backing.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 08:40:10 | More by vkv822
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up at Wegman's in a mix-a-six, poured chilled from the 12oz brown bottle into a glass mug. not sure about the style since the number matches, but the label clearly has "Czech pilsner" on it.

The color is golden with crystal clarity and 2 finger white cap which falls to a thin band of very fine beads. The carbonation is visible rising moderately fast to the surface with a stringy lace pattern on the glass. The smell is very hoppy with some floral and spicy hop aromas. The malt is there in the nose but mostly adds sweetness to the aroma. The feel is pretty full with the malt body and resinous hop textures coming off a little less beefy with the semi-full carbonation with mostly dry finish.

The taste is very pleasant with a decent amount of hops in the taste which are both floral and spicy with a decent amount of pilsner malt contributing a mildly sweet nutty flavor profile with a gentle toast note and yeast is relatively creamy. The flavor of alcohol comes through near the end without any harshness, but it adds to the full taste this pils has, somehow I agree with the Czech pils label even though it is listed as a German Pils here. Overall a pretty decent amount of hops and is very drinkable, not the ideal example of the style, but a tasty lager just the same.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 23:03:48 | More by Slatetank
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pils glass.

4.75 A: Clear medium yellow color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is pretty good and a thick ring of lacing is left.

3.75 S: Dank grassiness abounds. Grainy and quite floral, I could easily be smelling a flower. Clean with a mild sweetness. Very nice.

3.5 T: Again quite grassy. I can almost feel like I'm chewing grass. Sweeter than the nose suggested, but within good limits. Floral with herbal and earthy hop notes. Something along the lines of lemongrass, but slightly different. A bit doughy as well.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. This has a viscous chewiness to it that I rather like. Also good amount of creaminess.

3.75 D: Pretty good beer. I've never thought much of Full Sail and a great pils is just the way to start changing my mind.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 05:18:38 | More by DavoleBomb
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lsummers

California

2.9/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a hazy straw golden yellow. Thin crisp head that diminishes quickly.

Smells of a pear with nutty malts and cereal.

Taste is a little sub par for the style. Starts with some sweet bread pudding and leads into a more cereal, fruity note. The hops are prominent towards the middle with some pear/pineapple notes. Ends on a nutty creamier note

Mouthfeel is somewhat sharp and smooth. Fairly carbonated.

Overall, this is a decent offering, but nothing to necessarily seek out. It's worth a try if your a fan of Full Sail Brewery, but otherwise it's an average pilsner. There are far more superior selections of the style out there.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 04:20:46 | More by lsummers
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barczar

Kentucky

3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant golden straw color with a one inch white head that leaves light lacing.

Aroma is slightly sweet and grainy, with floral hops and cracker-like pilsner malt rounding out the profile.

Flavor is a touch fruity and slightly sweet, with light citrus notes of lemon pith accompanying an eventually dry, cracker-like malt character into the lightly bitter, peppery finish. Floral and earthy hops are also present.

Body is moderate, with slightly high carbonation. It's a little grainy.

A little sweet and fruity for the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 09:52:19 | More by barczar
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, light caramelized malts and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out with some breadiness from lager yeast and a thin malt character. Then a hops presence that is strong for the style but not over-powering comes in. There’s some mild malt sweetness in the background and a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a very nice lighter beer to pound down for a long time.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 00:05:40 | More by TheManiacalOne
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a half finger white head. Good carbonation leads to a long lasting head with a minimal bit of lacing.

Aroma is a mix of flowers and steamed vegetables. There is also a solid bready malt base that is very appealing and pilsener-like.

Everything goes wrong on the flavor. It's like eating a huge pile of cooked vegetables. The DMS is off the charts! It overpowers the floral hops and the malt is barely able to sneak through. It becomes about the only thing noticeable about the beer and that is not good. Mouthfeel is very watery with an odd sharp, almost metallic, bitterness.

Overall, not a good effort from Full Sail. I can tell there is possibly a good beer lurking underneath the off flavors but there is too much for it to overcome. One to avoid.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 01:26:48 | More by rangerred
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best by 10/12/12.

Pours a clear light gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and a mild herbal hop aroma. Taste is much the same with a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is very drinkable but somewhat unexciting.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 06:19:31 | More by UCLABrewN84
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kojevergas

Texas

2.6/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with twist-off pressure cap served into a Uinta brewing glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, California. Acquired at a Trader Joe's for somewhere between 1 and 2 dollars. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given the brewery.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger beige head of decent cream, decent thickness, and good retention. Colour is a light pale yellow. Transparent and translucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Not extraordinarily vibrant. Pretty standard for the style.

Sm: Dry malts and generic floral hopping - I'd guess saaz or spalt. Straw. Generic barley. An average strength aroma. This is shaping up to be pretty meh.

T: Straw and barley form the foundation, with minimal specialty malts coming through. Background floral hopping is hardly noticeable. Obscenely simple. Boring and bland. Not at all subtle. Very meh.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some increased coarseness and dryness in the third act. Light. Too thick for the lack of flavour.

Dr: Drinkable but boring and bland. I wouldn't bother with this again. Another mediocre offering from Full Sail. Why brew this? If I wanted affordable pasasable garbage, I'd buy Simpler Times pilsner.

C-

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 06:46:12 | More by kojevergas
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light fizzy head, reinforced by many bubbles rising from the etch at teh bottom, bit of lacing, over brilliantly clear pilsner tan colored beer.

Nose is typical pils, light toasty pilsner malt, little hay, hint of straw, touch of soft lager, just a bit of grassy hops.

Taste has a bit more than the nose, more in the toasty pilsner malt, some straw and light hay, light soft layered lager malt flavors and a crisp lager flavor, touch of sweetness. Light bitterness with some grassy and slightly earthy hops. Finish is dry and crisp, more light grassy and slight herbal hops, bit more lager flavors with light hay.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, decent carb.

overall not bad, decent pilsner flavors, lighter on the hops but tasty and drinkable, although overall a bit lighter than I expected.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 23:15:53 | More by jlindros
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beergoot

Colorado

3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright, crystal-clear golden body with a rich, thick white head. Aroma is mild, grass-like, perhaps slightly musty with a nearly hidden sense of mild malt grain in the background. Taste brings out a decent cereal-like flavor with a nicely balanced soft bitterness. Mouthfeel is light, soft, clean and crisp.

A good, slightly above average pilsner. Nothing extraordinary, but a satisfying thirst quencher.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 19:14:49 | More by beergoot
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is an okay pils. That is the first thing that hit my mind when I tried it. A bit too bright and somewhat tangy. Seems like the edges need rounded out. It's a decent beer, but it doesn't really do much for me. I tried it, ticked it, and now I'm moving on.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 04:52:04 | More by RblWthACoz
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This just showed up in Casper and yet, the bottling date I found, after I bought it, is stamped 09 09 11. Hmmm.

Big head of foam on this straw gold coloured brew.

It has a good hoppy aroma, very Pils like, with some graininess. Basic.

Pretty nice crisp hoppy flavour here, light malt sweetness, and a touch of grain. Easy drinking and surprisingly good after the big disappointment with how old this is. A fresh bottle would have been pretty impressive, me thinks.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 12:35:24 | More by Bitterbill
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metter98

New York

3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear straw yellow in color and has a high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface and a thick coating of bubbles running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of floral hops and bready malts in the nose.
T: The overall taste is rather malty with lots of flavors of bready malts and some hints of sweetness. There is a light amount of bitterness and some hints of spicy hops in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied, smooth and rather clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is well balanced between the malt and hops and is also quite sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 01:17:48 | More by metter98
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a bottle this German styled Pilsner beer was a crystal clear golden color with one finger of eggshell white head. The retention of the cap was good and it left streaks of lacing as I drank it. The aroma was of nice balance of bready malt and fresh, crisp hops as well as a little citrus. The flavors were at first all classic pilsner malt but I then tasted a little toasted malt and some bread in the middle. Slightly earthy and pleasantly rich. Still, the finish wasn’t quite what I would want it t o be. Perhaps it was the addition of Sterling hops instead of Saaz? The mouthfeel was good, the body medium and the carbonation appropriate. Nothing amazing but definitely enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 02:57:07 | More by thekevlarkid
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vfgccp

New York

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a light golden color, pure white head that fades pretty quickly. Lacing is light to moederate. Perfectly clear.

S - very reminicent of a saison in aroma. Touches of black pepper, and a touch of a bready/yeasty bitterness on back end.

T - light in taste, slight pale bitterness. Hints of a salt water minerallyness.

M - very light. Not watery though, overall a nice light drinkable lager.

O - It's your average lager, light in flavor and very drinkable. It's quite smooth though, so overrall it's one of the better lagers which to me are a very simple basic style. The addition of the slight bitterness is also pleasant.

---Rated via Beer's Advocate for iPhone

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 00:18:04 | More by vfgccp
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LTD Series - 03 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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