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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

215 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: IntriqKen on 12-14-2010

"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
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Photo of jasonvorhz
3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Domingo
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Another lager in Full Sail's LTD line. I'm a fan, but I really do wish they'd cut back on the booziness a bit.
This one is nothing but pale malt and Willamette hops. Seems novel enough, a SMaSH beer.
Rich golden color, carbonation is strong, but no real lacing.
Sweet malt, a bit of booziness, and lager yeast on the nose. Hops are lost a bit. Reminds me of the German "spezial hell" beers.
The taste carries the same theme over. Simple, but not terrible. The hops are there in the finish and as it warms they almost seem to take over. Alcohol warmth also starts to creep in. Drink this one cool for sure. The finish just isn't pleasant at all.
Mouthfeel is a bit slick from the big malt.
Not bad when cool, but warmer this beer falls apart. Drinkability is low as a result. If you don't polish one of these off in 5 minutes, look out.
The SMaSH factor is lost a bit. Like LTD 1 and 2, I wish this was scaled back a bit in terms of the strength. Where they're able to overcome that flaw a bit, this one can't...especially when it isn't served very cool.
Oh well.

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look: Golden yellow with a 1/8 head and no retention

Smell: There are some citrus notes some grassy notes and some bready yeast

Taste: Boring maltyness upfronts kind of taste stale a bit of bitter hops and kind of a flat finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium carbonation with a tingly almost champagne feel

Overall: Not very impressed with this beer. It has a interesting front to it that is a bit off putting. The backend is ok but not good enough to want to drink it again

Photo of MrOH
3.06/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear straw with a finger and a half white head.

Grassy, citrusy, hops, with a bit of licorice. Not bad.

Neutral malt flavor with grassy-herbal and slightly spicy hops.

The mouthfeel is very malt-liquor like, if you know what I mean.

This beer is more or less Stroh's without corn, upped to 7% and with more finishing hops. I don't mean it as an insult, because Stroh's is my favorite cheap beer. I bought this at a deep discount, but if I'd have payed full price, I'd be pissed.

Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into glass. I don't remember where I was because this review's from notes, but I imagine I was in Colorado.

A: Two finger, thin head. Clear gold colour.

Sm: Clean barley. Nothing exceptional. This beer is boring me.

T: Smooth open changes to well built lager with a crisp finish. Not bold or complex, but certainly good. There's also some malt (you mean it gets better?). Simple, but effective. Plays it safe.

Mf: Crisp. Good balance of coarseness and wetness. The best part of this beer.

Dr: I'd have it again but not at this price. It hides its 7.00& very well, which in fairness is high for an American lager. The alcohol does come through a bit in the finish.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.16/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a pale gold with a light white head, poor retention, no lace.

S: Lots of sweet malt, green apples, with some booze.

T: Bready malt with some apples, very much with the nose. Hint of citrus from the hops. Ethanol noticable. Not harsh, just boozy.

M: Medium-bodied, smooth, crisp carbonation, nice overall feel, but not a great finish, too bitter.

D: This is really a craft malt liquor, in that Euro Strong Lager category, all malt. For it's ABV it's cheaper than BMC, it's OK, but there's better in the LTD series.

Photo of notchucknorris
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear golden color with almost no head.

S: Mostly just malts. A hint of lemon and honey, but mostly just malts.

T: Like the smell, a lot of malts. This beer is nice and simple and I like that. Easy to drink, but not a ton going on here. To me, this one is about the same quality as the rest of this series. Good, but not great.

Photo of lwillitz
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12-oz bottle into New Belgium globe

A - crystal-clear golden body under a couple fingers of foamy white head; lots of rising carbonation bubbles

S - grass and spice from the hops, not much representation from the malt; bland

T - better than expected; corny grain sweetened with a combination of caramel and honey, complimented nicely by mildly-biting spices and citrus; moderate dryness and alcohol warmth in the finish

M - highly-carbonated chewy medium body

O - neither horrible nor spectacular

Photo of blakelive784
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz bottle served in a pilsner glass, reviewed from notes:

A - Pours a transparent, honey golden color with 2 fingers of fizzy white head. Retention is average.

S - Clean barley, light floral hops, pale malt,and honey. Simple, refined an pleasant. The smell renewed my interest.

T - A lightly creamy body and pleasant crystal malt give way to lightly floral and bitter hops. There's a pleasant honey throughout as well. There's not really much else there, but in this case, it's not a bad thing. It's balanced extremely well.

M - Light bodied, a bit crisp, and smooth on the finish.

D - It's built well and is a pleasure to drink, but lacks any character that makes it memorable. I appreciated the simplicity, but I think there are better offerings from Full Sail.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.22/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Bottle opened on 3.21.13

A - Pours a clear, light orange with a small off-white head with decent retention.

S - Malty, corn, sweet wheat.

T - Malt, sweet wheat, canned corn, pretty mild.

D - Light body and good carbonation.

O - Light and sweet, not very good compared to others in the series.

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LTD Series - 04 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.