LTD Series - 03 - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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3.23/5 rDev -11%
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.
11-18-2009 03:00:23 | More by slaintemhor
3.53/5 rDev -2.8%
Fairly nice pilsner here, but a bit on the softer side for a German style one. Pours golden with a fairly light head but a constant stream of bubbles. Light earthy biterrness in the aroma as well a a dose of lager yeast a bit of slightly sour graininess. A little bit bready tasting and with more of that sam earthy bitterness and slight grainy sourness. Fairly smooth, but on the softer, heavier side for a pilsner. Pretty decent, but it could use a bit more snap.
11-10-2009 04:33:06 | More by Georgiabeer
3.63/5 rDev 0%
Had back-to-back with a PBR, which really highlighted how much better this is than a crappy macro. Pours golden and clear with a decent white head. Aroma is grainy with no adjuncts and a whisper of floral hoppiness. Grassy grainy flavor with some crackery malt and a little sweetness. Refreshing mouthfeel, very drinkable.
11-02-2009 10:04:03 | More by illidurit
3.63/5 rDev 0%
A - This beer poured a yellow golden color that produced a wispy white head that had little retention and left no lacing on the side of the glass
S - The aromas produced by this beer had a grainy characteristic coupled with a honey and lemon undertones
T - The taste of this beer falls completely in line with the nose, grains, honey and lemon
M - The mouthfeel of this beer had a light body with a moderate amount of carbonation
D - The drinkability of this beer was very high, I don't know what people expect out of a Pilsener, but this was it, tasty and refreshing
11-01-2009 19:23:11 | More by cvfish
3.85/5 rDev +6.1%
Picked up a sixer in early August from Total Wine and More for $4.99.
Beer poured golden with a two finger white head. Nose has hints of hop flower. Taste is balanced, malts with a hint of cereal blend nicely into a crisp hop finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied. Drinkability is good, this is a crisp refreshing pils that makes for a good tailgate beer!
10-31-2009 01:21:16 | More by arizcards
3.95/5 rDev +8.8%
Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a clear glass tumbler. Single purchased at Stein's Deli (New Orleans, LA) for $1.59. Review from notes.
A: Stunning clear honey-gold with 1-finger off-white foamy head with decent retention and a single choppy ring of lace.
S: Underwhelming with mainly sweet, crackery malt with very light herbal hops
T: Malty with herbal and light citruss hops presence. Malts are pleasantly biscuity and lightly sweet with mineral and cracker flavors with mild herbal hops in the finish.
M: Light-to-medium body with active carbonation and lightly dry, mineral, aspirin aftertaste.
D: A good malty German-type pilsner which could pushes malt to great effect but could use a slightly bigger hops presence to add another dimension to the aroma and flavor. As a session beer, this is a top pick for its easy-drinking nature but solid crafting with a big malt presence.
10-20-2009 02:49:22 | More by argock
3.88/5 rDev +6.9%
Been on a lager and pils kick lately so i figured i'd try a single of this despite my usual distain for full sails regular offerings (except session black, suprisingly good schwarz).
Pours an unusually dark color (all relative, keep in mind) for the style. Sort of a very dark yellow/light orange, totally clear with a stark white head that retains ok, but quickly reduces to a skim with a ring, but does leave pretty good lacing.
Nose is a little off for the style. Smells alot more like an american made kolsch than a german pilsner. Lots of cereal grain like notes in the malt profile and some grassy hops.
Taste follows. Pretty kolsch-like in nature with ale-like consistency and slightly fruity malt profile and some nice grassy, almost lemony hop profile. Crisp finish with lingering euro hop flavors.
Mouthfeel is a bit viscous for the style, but the carbonation is nearly perfect. Nice crisp finish.
Drinkability is pretty solid. Not quite as good as is expected in the holy order of great pilsners, but still quite slammable.
Overall this seems a little more like a kolsch to me, but its somewhere in there. Not gonna be in the same class as your prima pils, bitburger, etc, but a good lawnmower beer that is satisfying for what it is.
10-15-2009 00:21:59 | More by AKBelgianBeast
2.98/5 rDev -17.9%
Pours a clear straw yellow with a foamy and not very persistent white head. Aroma is crisp, malty, and not very strong. Flavor, fortunately, is better - strong, almost mouth-filling, malty with hoppy and fruity hints. Flavor is smooth, satisfying, just a little fizzy.
10-10-2009 04:10:15 | More by Cyberkedi
2.88/5 rDev -20.7%
12 oz. bottle,
A: Pours yellow with a firm white head, very good retention some lace.
S: Crisp hop attack, lightly sour malt.
T: Soft bready malt with a very earthy hop profile, too earthy for my tastes, not a classic pilsner flavour.
M: Medium-bodied, too heavy IMO for the style, tends to sit on the tongue, needs to be cleaner.
D: An OK stab at the style, but I wasn't really into it, average drinkablity at best.
10-06-2009 17:52:06 | More by Halcyondays
4.03/5 rDev +11%
An excellent pilsener style beer. Absolutely gorgeous in my pilsener glass. 1/2 inch head, with good lacing.
Crisp, light and refreshing, this beer offers everything you'd expect to see in a quality lager. The flavor has more hops character than in many other beers of this variety.
10-02-2009 23:32:08 | More by Beernoisseur
3.03/5 rDev -16.5%
Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a lovely, clean, clear golden yellow with just under an inch of clean white head that had very good retention and moderate lacing.
A slightly grainy scent, otherwise a neutral aroma. The flavors were similar, slightly sweet grain, nothing else noticeable.
Body was a little bit thicker than typical for the style. Drinkability was good. If you're looking for a balanced, inoffensive brew to have several of, this could be your beer. Overall, worth trying if you see it.
09-27-2009 20:22:22 | More by beertunes
4/5 rDev +10.2%
09/24/09- Purchased at Trader Joe's in San Mateo, CA.
Presentation- 12oz bottle, assuming a '09 ecition. Poured into a standard pint glass.
Appearance- Mid range golden colored pour. Nice 3/4 inch white fluffy head. Some nice light patches left behind.
Smell- Fresh grainy nose, pretty intense hop nose as well as a very light toasted malty note.
Taste- Tasted quite fresh as well. Tasted more like a traditional pils than most that I have had that were brewed here in the US. Grainy background, nice hardcore german hop flavor and a light malty backing.
Mouthfeel-Sort of creamy with a medium and almost dead on carbonation level with a nice lightly bitter aftertaste.
Drinkability- Wonderful US version of a traditional German style. Will probably pick up a sixer of this. Good job Full Sail!
09-26-2009 17:14:49 | More by GClarkage
3.58/5 rDev -1.4%
A-Pours a lovely clear gold with minimal lacing. It has a good two finger head though.
S-Hoppy, with some slight citrus. Also a touch of yeast.
T-Very Crisp, some citrus a bit spicy at the end. The flavors mesh well, but the citrus overbalances the rest. There is a nice mineral aftertaste which contrasts the other flavors well.
M-Creamy. Not overly carbonated.
D-Very easy to drink.
Overall this is not a spectacular beer, but it is one that is quite drinkable and pleasant.
09-25-2009 22:28:02 | More by nerow
3.98/5 rDev +9.6%
A: Clear gold/amber color. Poured a 2 finger coarse white head with good retention. Decanted continually. Minimal lacing.
S: Hay, wet grain and bitter noble hops.
T: Big biscuity malt up front with muted flavoring hops; lemon and spice. Finishes crisp with slightly sweet bready flavor lingering to sharply bitter finish.
M: Medium body (for a pils). Ample carbonation. Crisp, clean and bitter.
D: Very easy to drink, very balanced.
09-12-2009 17:54:42 | More by Haybeerman
4.43/5 rDev +22%
This is excellent, but more of a full-bodied, hoppy take on the traditional American lager rather than a real German Pilsner.
Gold, it has a medium-large white head, steadily shrinking to a lasting thin foam and leaving a little lace.
The aroma is nice, aromatic, pleasant full grain with lemony and lightly herbal hops, hints of apple and mineral. This is a very nice, full American "lager" aroma.
The taste is similar, a full-bodied, hoppier and more cmplex take on the US lager style. It has strong grain, lightly sweet and appley as well, with balancing hopps that are grassy with light herbal and lemon character as well. Light sweetness just dominated by the dominant but restrained bitterness. The crisp, lightly bitter finish fades to a full grain aftertaste with some apple and grassy bitterness. It is excellent and exceeedingly drinkable.
09-10-2009 18:50:10 | More by Offa
3.9/5 rDev +7.4%
Appearance: pale yellow, great clarity, thick layer of cream-colored dense foam with great head retention
Aroma: very subtle touches of malt, grain husk, and herbal hops
Flavor: medium malt sweetness with a smooth balancing hop bitterness; hints of honey, lemongrass, and citrus rind; finishes semi-dry with a fairly clean aftertaste
Mouthfeel: light body, pert carbonation, crisp
Other comments: When I first poured this, the aroma reminded me of Session, but upon tasting it, I see that it's a bit more fleshed out.
09-06-2009 00:26:02 | More by GreenCard
3.65/5 rDev +0.6%
A: poured a light head with a darker gold appearance than usual pilsners and very few carbonation bubbles
S: the aromas are a conglomerant of light smells combining citrus, sweet floral charactered hops and a slightly musty yeast smell.
T: the taste that stands out to me is the mix between the hops and the dank yeast. Light flavored malts come into play in the aftertaste leaving a sweet flavor like honey mixed with citrus.
M/D: the feel is light with a slight bite on the tongue and minor dryin from the hops. The drinkability is good and refreshing I recommend but not over true German pilsners.
09-05-2009 02:58:22 | More by Kemmerlin
3.83/5 rDev +5.5%
Picked this up at ranch Acres liquor in Tulsa
Pours an effervescent bronze with 1 finger+ of cream colored head. Above average lacing & head retention
S: Grainyness & sulphur, weird tasted just fine
T: Biscuitty malt mixes with herbal & lemony hops up front. Husky grainyness mixes with lemony & floral hops as this warms, plus a touch of honey malt. Finishes crisp, slightly bready & sweet with lemony & herbal hops
MF: Medium bodied, fairly assertive carbonation, could be a bit softer for me.
Drinks very easy, almost gave this a 5.0, but the sulphur is a little off-putting, maybe the perfect head cold beer for me?? I could happily work this into my weekend football rotation to be sure!
09-01-2009 02:31:06 | More by russpowell
3.95/5 rDev +8.8%
Pours a very nice clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger foamy white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some nice hop notes, bready, with some lemon notes. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, hoppy, nice lemon note. Medium body. Drinkable, a very nice little brew, recommended.
08-30-2009 23:33:15 | More by Wasatch
3.9/5 rDev +7.4%
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Atlanta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a brilliantly clear, yellow-orange body with a modest amount of bubbly white suds on top.
Smell: Light pilsener malt character with a bit of fresh grain and a near-imperceptible honey undertone. Hops drop off a few coarsely shredded leaves and a fruity note of lemons.
Taste: Starts with light pale and pilsener malts with delicate touches (only touches, mind you) of thinly buttered bread and sweet honey. The Saaz-alternative Sterling hops used provide a leafy character as well as a hint of lemon citrus. Fairly restrained bitterness. Finishes dry and smooth.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.
Drinkability: A nice, thirst-quenching American-born pilsner that delivered some late-August refreshment just in the nick of time. Where to next, Limited Ed. Lager Series?
08-30-2009 18:24:46 | More by ChainGangGuy
2.78/5 rDev -23.4%
A - sparse head with some lacing
S- pretty light hop/malt aroma
T/M - kinda fizzy, more than I expected and it lingered. somewhat bitter finish, disappointed with the taste - for some reason I was really looking forward to this beer and it was a bit of let down.
D - wouldn't turn it down but would not seek it out.
08-13-2009 15:47:48 | More by JBmadera
3.25/5 rDev -10.5%
101609 Bottle Date; Sampled August 2009
A vigorous pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a four-finger thick, pale tan colored head that leaves a touch of lacing as it slowly subsides. The beer is a rich gold hue that shows a brilliantly clear, bright gold color with just a touch of red-copper to it when held up to the light. The aroma smells of sweet grain, perhaps even a touch of wholesome corn, grassy grain notes, and a touch of honey'd malt character up front. The finish picks up a hint of grassy herbal character, maybe a hint of lemon zest and a cracker-like grain note. This is quite malt focused for a Pilsner, at least the types that I really enjoy; this seems like a bit more of Helles, at least from the aroma.
A light menthol bitterness picks up a touch of herbal notes and then finishes with a light, but structured bitterness in the finish. Again the hop character is quite a bit lighter in the flavor than I was expecting. Pretty dry malt character, though there is just enough malt sweetness to balance and meld with the hop character. A touch of toffee character comes through at times, but this is exceedingly subtle. There is some grassy grain notes as well as a touch of cracker-like grain flavor here. A herbal hop note becomes a bit more expressive as the beer warms up; it even picks up a touch of lemon zest character, but it is still not quite to the level that I would prefer. As the beer warms up more I begin to like it less again.
This seems much more of Helles, and not really all that great of one. This is certainly refreshing, and even tasty in its own way, but I was expecting a bit more from this brew. I am actually quite supprised that this is rated at 35 IBUs, there is definitely a bitterness here, it just seems much softer than something even like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale achieves with its 32 IBUs. Not bad, but there are a lot more interesting Pilsners out there.
08-08-2009 16:43:03 | More by Gueuzedude
4.15/5 rDev +14.3%
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.
08-03-2009 00:03:34 | More by MisterClean
3.1/5 rDev -14.6%
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.
07-30-2009 21:36:26 | More by RedDiamond
3.13/5 rDev -13.8%
Nothing on this Pil's is a standout. When poured, the color was a nice medium golden yellow, with a white foam head that disapated quickly, but, did have nice lace retention. The smell or yeast malts and hops fill the nose with a pleasant aroma for a German Pil's. But,the taste had a bitterness and the flavor of malts, hops and a touch of florial was not that impressing. Full Sail other LTD ale's were better. I'm just not impressed with this series.
07-20-2009 23:39:12 | More by BeerManDan
LTD Series - 03 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.