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LTD Series - 04 - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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LTD Series - 04LTD Series - 04

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BA SCORE
82
good

207 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
"What do you get when you brew an elegant limited edition lager with one select barley? LTD 04, the single malt of beers! This brand new edition to our LTD Series is a finely balanced single malt, single hop, beer that is pale-golden in color and brewed with just pale malt and pleasantly hopped with just Willamette hops."

ABV 7% IBU 45

(Beer added by: IntriqKen on 12-14-2010)
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ANiklaus

Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev +11.1%

Poured from a bottle into a regular pint glass.

Appearance: Golden straw color with half a finger of head. Almost no carbonation with little foam coating the glass.

Smell: Strawlike with hints of honey, citrus, and malt. Most likely the beers low point.

Taste: Taste is very smooth and very sweet. Mostly honey, citrus, and a little malt flavor. Taste some fruitiness. Refreshing. Not overwhelming, but somewhat weak.

Mouthfeel: The beer's strongest point. It is extremely drinkable and is a beer that fits the role of a summer beer. Recommend strongly with fish.

Overall: This beer is nothing outstanding but is a worthy one to try, especially in the summer on the hot day. Pairs extremely well with fried fish.

08-06-2014 03:48:58 | More by ANiklaus
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JoelClark

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-03-2014 18:04:10 | More by JoelClark
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zestar

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

08-02-2014 05:09:08 | More by zestar
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gsumers

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

08-02-2014 03:47:52 | More by gsumers
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stephens101

Oklahoma

3.9/5  rDev +8%

Working my way through the LTD series over a course of years without even realizing it. The LTD 1 was one of my first, favorite craft brews, so always stoked to try subsequent offerings from the same vein.

This one pours with a bubbly, off-white head. Color is a clear, pale yellow.

Aroma consists of lighter fruits that mix with notes of green grass and spent grain. Perfectly normal if you will.

Sweet and sugary up front with a fruity flow (green apple and melon) and a bit of hops and spice at the end. Somewhat astringent in the aftertaste.

Medium bodied with a faint alcohol heat that lingers. A little thicker than I expected, but fulfilling overall.

If nothing else, the LTD's are a series that are always welcomed, if not for their brilliance, then for their timeless consistency.

07-18-2014 02:25:17 | More by stephens101
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SJbigtuna

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-13-2014 04:22:01 | More by SJbigtuna
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

07-08-2014 20:02:06 | More by GClarkage
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-25-2014 22:07:54 | More by Sir_Goatman
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mousebeer

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-24-2014 05:20:45 | More by mousebeer
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-15-2014 05:32:20 | More by bernat1971
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boddhitree

Germany

3.98/5  rDev +10.2%

At 7% ABV, can maybe someone say if there's a difference between a Pale Bock and an Imperial Pilsner? Best by date is 05/05/14. Does that mean this is too old?

Appearance: Looks like a Pils, not a Bock, though Pale is in the name. It's super deep golden yellow with a snow white head.

Aroma: Lots of Pils malt aroma, but also a hot alcohol and spiciness. After a little, the aroma fades, so I wouldn't call this a fragrant beer.

Flavor:
Front: First thing that's noticeable is a mellow bitterness, some tartness, some sweetness, and then a little alcohol hotness, which all is quite balanced.

Mid: More of the same, but also a decent amount of malt, but I'm not getting Pils malt, and lo and behold, the website says only Pale malt. Ok, it's not a Pils at all, then. It also uses only Willamette hops. So, an American hop and malt, with a lager yeast, I'm guessing, so not near a Pils. It's got a sweetness on the sides and not much bitterness.

Back: I'm getting hot alcohol slightly, sweet pale malt flavor, which is distinct from Pils malt in that Pale malt here is breadier, less toasty and not as crackerish, actually, more like sourdough bread. Not bad, but I really miss the Pils malt, which I think would've made this a great beer. I get some tartness/astringency, not a lot, but enough to be noticeable, but it's combined with a mellower bitterness.

Aftertaste: I got a bitter flavor that lingers a long time.

Mouthfeel: This could pass for a Bock in the mouthfeel category; it's thick enough, and no crispness.

Overall: I don't see why they don't call this a Imperial Pale Lager, rather than a Pale Bock. There's no Bock in it IMO; nonetheless, it's a really good beer. It's nearly WOW, but not exactly wow. I like that it's low in bitterness but still has enough bite and growl to keep the pale ale from being too much. It's a goo.d beer, but I'm disappointed only due to the name. I got a 4.3 of 5

06-10-2014 03:37:40 | More by boddhitree
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10%

05-27-2014 23:52:36 | More by Latarnik
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-27-2014 23:44:59 | More by crowsnest
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silverking

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

A- deep golden straw with a thick off-white head. Surprisingly nice lacing.

S- honey, floral hops, toasted grain.

T- grain, alcohol, herbal/grassy hops. There is a light bitterness in the finish.

M- light bodied, moderate amounts of carbonation.

O- I wish that more lagers were like this one. Thoroughly enjoyable, very drinkable, excellent aroma, not too filling.

05-20-2014 20:17:24 | More by silverking
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cgman1985

Montana

3.25/5  rDev -10%

05-06-2014 06:24:29 | More by cgman1985
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +5.3%

A - Quite possibly the clearest helles lager I ever seen almost light beer in color yellow with just a 1/4 inch of head that recedes to a mild lace ring.
S - Very clean lager smells, some grainy bitterness, and some bready malts.
T - Taste is mildly skunky with taste of grassy hops and bready malts. The finish is mildly dry.
M - Lingering bitterness is a bit heavy, light to medium in body.

Overall its a pretty good helles lager but I would prefer other takes on the style. Not bad though.

04-23-2014 00:46:01 | More by DrDemento456
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habaceeba

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-10-2014 18:40:49 | More by habaceeba
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woodenbones

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-02-2014 20:52:01 | More by woodenbones
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mikeg67

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev +2.5%

12 oz bottle. Pours golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of grassy hops and bready malt. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is of grassy, spicy hops and bready malt. Finish is long, dry and spicy. Good, balanced brew.

02-18-2014 16:30:08 | More by mikeg67
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Zorro

California

3.26/5  rDev -9.7%

Clear golden colored beer with a tall white colored head.

Smells sweet and slightly nutty with a bitter herbs hop scent. Not really very aromatic.

Starts out mildly sweet with a stronger than expected herbal bitterness. Nutty and herbal with a strong but short live blast of bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall an OK Helles Bock.

02-08-2014 03:35:35 | More by Zorro
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Lukebell15

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-05-2014 02:04:51 | More by Lukebell15
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trytoketchup

Arizona

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-07-2013 05:14:43 | More by trytoketchup
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OhNo789

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.9%

11-19-2013 23:08:46 | More by OhNo789
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.48/5  rDev -3.6%

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a medium amber color with a one finger pure white head. The head fades quite fast leaving very little lace on the sides of the glass and a thin persistent white film on the top of the brew.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a grainy smell but has lighter bready smells as well and a decent level of caramel sweetness. A little bit of a grassy and earthy aroma are there as well rounding out the aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a big bready flavor as well as a quite sweet caramel flavor. The caramel fades toward the middle but is joined by some lighter fruit flavors of grape and pear flavor and some grainy flavors. Some bitter/sour flavors come to the tongue being a bit of lemon and grapefruit. A moderate level of grassy hop comes to the tongue more at the end of the taste along with an increase in the grainy flavors of the brew, to leave a malty and slightly grassy hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly above average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation that is slightly higher than average. For the bitter and grassy hop flavors the higher carbonation is rather nice, while the medium body is still able to hold the maltier flavors of the brew, so… overall the mouthfeel of the beer is quite appropriate.

Overall – A decent malty brew with a fair level of bitter and sour flavors. Not bad, and well worth a try but nothing super exceptional.

10-30-2013 00:40:51 | More by Darkmagus82
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outsider

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-17-2013 13:09:38 | More by outsider
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LTD Series - 04 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.