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

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203 Ratings
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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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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beertunes

Washington

3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2009 20:22:22 | More by beertunes
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2009 17:14:49 | More by GClarkage
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nerow

California

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 22:28:02 | More by nerow
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2009 17:54:42 | More by Haybeerman
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Offa

California

4.43/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2009 18:50:10 | More by Offa
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GreenCard

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2009 00:26:02 | More by GreenCard
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Kemmerlin

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2009 02:58:22 | More by Kemmerlin
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2009 02:31:06 | More by russpowell
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Wasatch

Utah

3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2009 23:33:15 | More by Wasatch
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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?

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2009 18:24:46 | More by ChainGangGuy
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JBmadera

California

2.78/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2009 15:47:48 | More by JBmadera
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2009 16:43:03 | More by Gueuzedude
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MisterClean

California

4.15/5  rDev +14%
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 -14.8%
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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BeerManDan

California

3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 23:39:12 | More by BeerManDan
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rowew

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Blue label, fits the format of the other LTD series. Number 3, ABV is listed, 091909 date.

Appearance: Clear golden, average sized frothy head fades quickly.

Smell: Bready malt, nice noble hop aroma.

Taste: Lots of mineral flavors, but not in a bad way. Decent hop flavors.

Overall impression: Nice pilsner - nothing outstanding but this is a good beer and plenty drinkable, nice offering for the price.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2009 20:26:18 | More by rowew
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HalfFull

California

3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden straw from a 12 oz. bottle into a pilsener glass. A soapy white head settles slowly into the glass and offers some decent lacing for the style.

Smell has a citrus malt note to it as well as a notable hop presence. Taste is rich and full for the style yet not bready or thick. Offers a nice full feel without a scouring sweetness, and a drinkability to match.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2009 06:21:28 | More by HalfFull
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Domingo

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I like how Full Sail is continuing to brew lagers and round out their LTD line.
Pours a golden color that's dark enough to be heading in the amber direction. Head's fluffy just like normal pils would have.
Clean and hoppy while being true to the style. They haven't gone overboard with the hops or malt either. Clover honey, flowery hops that provide a slightly bitter edge, but nothing too crazy. Bready malt rounds things out, but the noble hops are still the intentional front-runner. They offer up a little grape skin into the mix. Finishes clean with a hint of liquorice.
Goes down really easy, and unlike the other nearly bock-strength LTD options is definitely intended to be consumed in 2's and 3's.
This is a good straightforward German pils done right. It's not a 100% clone of the style, but a clear FS take on it. The malt profile definitely reminds me of LTD 1 & 2, but tweaked for a paler offering.
It's nothing that'll blow your mind, but it's not intended to. It accomplishes the goal of a flavorful but drinkable lager very well.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2009 15:47:13 | More by Domingo
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The label says this is a pilsener and it sure fits the style. Dark yellow but not orange. fizzy, short head. Smells like malt and honey. The flavor is a crisp lager, very easy to drink, good stuff. I also like the fact that Full Sail has very reasonable pricing, this was $7 for a sixer.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2009 21:09:20 | More by ArrogantB
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Genghis22

California

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

Best By 9-19-09

A - Pours a bright and clear golden yellow. Nice white head that subsided quickly.

S - Sublte malt smells. Very non-offensive. Slightly sweet, but not overpowering.

T - Crisp crunchy apple, with bright malt character. Just enough hops to dry the finish, but not affect the taste. Very refreshing.

M - Medium body, with moderate to high carbonation. Finishes crisp and dry.

D - This is the best lawnmower beer I've had in a while. A good candidate for a swimming trip to the river. Not my favorite style, but good on the right occassion.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2009 02:17:09 | More by Genghis22
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Reidrover

Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Clear,lovelly golden in colour. Large pure white head. Lashings of lace. Great spicy/grassy hop aromas waft up.Some malts show. Very malt centered beginning to the taste, then washed away by very livelly refreshing hops. Gives a kind of balance to the thing. Thicker than usual mouthfeel for the style. Great summer drinker. I am not sure this could be called a "Classic German Pils"..but it is certainlly a great PNW one!

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2009 19:57:53 | More by Reidrover
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz picked up at the COOP yesterday.. the bro and I had a few of these last night.. and were somewhat impressed... poured into my shaped SA glass.

2 finger rocky white head.. the brew is a polished golden yellow.. pretty.

nice nose that meshes a pronounced pale maltiness well with a bigger than average spicy hoppiness.. very clean.

good bitterness out of the gate ... nice husky pale malt element with again a little bigger than average spicy hoppiness ... the body is pretty much spot-on for the style and the carbonation is spritzy yet again pretty much perfect... very drinkable... and very clean.. this is a great choice for a summer quaffer.

Well made German style lagers are a weakness for me and this is very well made.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2009 07:37:04 | More by JohnGalt1
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DiabolikDUB

Oregon

3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from Bottle into Pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear golden with some orange-ish hues and a fizzy straight white head that quickly dissolves into a thin layer atop the glass. The nose is filled with mostly grain, mellow yeast and some slight citrus hop notes. The flavor is sweet malt and hop bitterness upfront and ends with an earthy bitterness that is short-lived. Its light bodied and seems almost a little under carbonated which I actually find nice. This is my kind of lager for sure. Its not bitter, mostly sweet, and is very sessionable. Great summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2009 05:59:03 | More by DiabolikDUB
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Magpie14

Michigan

3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: the pour pushed out a nice display of swirling golden bubbles. The head sprung quickly with a very thin and coarse bone white fizz. Hardly any lacing exists, just a countable number with a few long strands. The body is light gold with a favorable blonde look at the edges, looks nice against the blue cloudless sky

S: smells like a Pilsner with a spicy edge and with an addition of toasted malts 'n' grains and citrus. To be honest, the overall scent is rather clean
It is far from a traditional Pilsner as typical noble hops, and even the hops in general, are not sending much signal in the nasal cavity. More of sweet toasted malt perfume exists

T: this is almost more like a light pale ale in some ways. I like it. A nice hop citrusy (oranges) flavor wiggles its way in amongst the dominant leafy herbaceous hops. A delicate spiciness is present within every sip and at finish, very soft. The grain and malt tones have not become weary and supply a slab of toasted goodness. The sweetness reminds me of a piece of honeycomb at times. I find a faint, and I mean faint, crushed aspirin aftertaste, it is doable though

M: the body has light to mild written all over it, very nice. The carbonation fits right for the style and keeps things interesting on the tongue. Pretty balanced in taste and mouthfeel

D: drifts away from being a traditional Pilsner and this drifting has led to a nice result. I find this very drinkable and have 5 more in the fridge and am mildly happy about it

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2009 02:36:42 | More by Magpie14
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JBogan

Nevada

3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one fills the glass with a bright clear golden hue along with a small white head. Minimal lacing is left in it's wake. Decent looking but nothing to get excited about.

Smells of bread and grain, along with a slight citrus accent.

Tastes a bit malty, along with the citrus in there as well. Nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel was good. Medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation to make this very crisp and smooth.

Overall, a very respectable and enjoyable summer beer. Nothing to make you say "Wow!", yet a beer I will certainly pick up again when I want a refreshing beverage on a hot Vegas afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2009 20:55:24 | More by JBogan
LTD Series - 03 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.