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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

213 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of Falcone
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Falcone, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of jasonvorhz
3/5  rDev -16.9%

jasonvorhz, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of RoryOMoore
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

RoryOMoore, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of barczar
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear deep golden color with am ivory one finger head that dissipates slowly.

Aroma is grain, sweet bready malt, a hint of citrus and floral hop.

Flavor is moderately citrusy, with grapefruit pith and lemon at the bottom of the mouth balancing a slightly sweet caramel malt backbone, leading to a dry, slightly bitter floral hop finish. Alcohol is present but not offensive.

Body is moderate with moderate carbonation and a touch of astringency and alcohol warmth.

More character than your standard American lager, but nothing to write home about. Fairly easy drinking.

barczar, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of ucsbmullet
3.25/5  rDev -10%

ucsbmullet, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

excellent bang for the buck here. 8 dollars for a 6pack at 7% abv. i like that. smells malty but not to the vienna lager levels, more pale malty and crisp in the nose. flavor is nice, definitely malt driven and complex. i taste something a touch sweet, caramel maybe. feel dragged for me in this beer, the body was a bit heavy and rather filling, even though the flavor was good. i was happy to share my 6er because it would have ruined my appetite for dinner. overall another worthy beer from full sale, and at that price i may buy it again, but it wasnt anything particularly memorable.

StonedTrippin, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of Boitnott
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Boitnott, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev -3%

strongaf, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of bona2vada
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

bona2vada, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Beer4Baltimore, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of pwsoldier
4/5  rDev +10.8%

pwsoldier, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of WaydeRafnel
4/5  rDev +10.8%

WaydeRafnel, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Metal4Breakfast
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Metal4Breakfast, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Full Sail LTD 04 has a thin, slightly off-white head and a rich, clear, golden appearance, with some lacing and lots of streaming bubbles. The aroma is slight, but, with effort, one can detect some sweetness and a bit of citrus. Taste is stronger, with grape fruit, bread, sugar, and bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Full Sail LTD 04 finishes crisp and dry. Overall, for the alcohol level, it is quite drinkable. Good stuff.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of hosehead83
3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear gold in color, with a decent-sized head of bright white foam.
Aroma-Sweet toasted malt, canned corn
Taste-Grain, sweet toasted malt, warming alchohol finish. A little more character than your average American pale lager, but still nothing exceptional here.

hosehead83, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of harrymel
3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best by 04MAY12
Pours a yellow lager with little head production and anticipated clarity - excellent. (3) Smells of earthy hops with a hint of skunkiness. Not much going on the nose here, not impressed. (2) Flavor is interestingly grainy - theres a hint of what I can only describe as clam juice aftertaste mixed with a little wood. I’m not necessarily put off by this, alas, I keep taking another sip to see if I can’t dissect. Interesting. (3.5). Thin with moderate carb and a mouthwatering finish. (3). An interesting tasting beer, but not something I would recommend, but something I would certainly pair with a good cioppino or Manhatten clam chowder. (3)

harrymel, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -3%

shelby415, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of JustinQ
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

JustinQ, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Ryan011235
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an A-B flute on 2/16/12

Dated 04/14/12

Radiant, sun-dried golden hue with only a soft haze over the beer. A three finger head rises quickly, backing down just the same leaving very few specks of lace here and there. Much better lace begins to gather about halfway through the glass.

The front of the aroma has a lemongrass, floral and an almost herbal penchant whereas underneath there are notes of toasted grain, bread and hint of dusty yeast. Hints of spices; perhaps white pepper. Seems to smell strangely musty as it warms up; though perhaps muddled is a better choice of words.

The flavor is heavily grainy - simultaneously toasted, plump and bready, all the while suggesting something of a syrupy bent as well. Hops meekly offer an overall earthiness, a faint nip of the bitter and a citric ghost note. Dry and semi-dusty finish.

Feel-wise the beer isn't what I was expecting. I was expecting an all too crisp body with stabbing carbonation. Instead, the feel is a languid lighter medium. In turn, the carbonation has more of calm, puffy manifestation. The finish is rather clean.

This is a nice enough beer to sip on. It's certainly well-constructed. I doubt I'd be inclined to drink it often, but I'd glad to have tried it.

Ryan011235, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of omegaman
4/5  rDev +10.8%

omegaman, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of blakelive784
3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

blakelive784, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of yamar68
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From 12oz bottle to stange glass:

a - Pours a clear, deep golden honey with a finger of white head. Rather nice lacing and clarity. Simple.

s - Pale malts with a sweeter, subtle hop presence. Slight orange and spice. Thai basil.

t - Really fresh. The higher alcohol plays an interesting part. The bite doesn't feel out of place, it's actually rather complementary of the base flavors. A bit sweet and smooth, like a kolsch almost.

m - Nice medium mouthfeel - a bit cloying, the sweet malt holds on for a while. Not bad.

o - This was the beer of the month at Zipp's which makes it less than 6 bucks a sixer. At that price, this would have a regular spot in my fridge. Otherwise, it's something that I'd get every so often. A nice lager.

yamar68, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of rcatalano
3/5  rDev -16.9%

rcatalano, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of PainkeepBrewing
4.6/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served into a snifter...thought any glass will do.

A - a straw yellow, brilliantly clear. A nice head off the pour that diminishes fairly quickly.

S - Nutty, clean otherwise, very small hop aroma

T - Delicious. Clean, crisp, flavor is very nutty, almost similar to a light peanut butter. Light, smooth bitterness.

M - Light but properly carbonated and effervescent enough. Very refreshing.

O - A really nice, simple and well made lager. Nutty in the best way, strong while not tasting like it. Gentle bitterness, and a lot of flavor considering it's SMaSH status. A really great, easy drinking lager that I look forward to every year.

PainkeepBrewing, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of weerezboy
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: a nice slightly dark golden brew, which poured a nice thick white head that left lacing behind after each sip.

S: Rich in malt flavor, with a hint of hops that follow, wishing their was more of the flavor in the smell.

Taste: There is a strong malt base throughout the taste, which turns into a bitter sourness that is slightly too strong and is unbalanced with the bitter and aroma of the hops.

Mouthfeel: medium on the mouthfull with a carbonation that brings with it the malt flavor.

Overall: Great lager against the likes of the big name adjunct lager/pilsners. I dont drink lagers often but when I do pick one up its nice when it has flavor like this.

weerezboy, Feb 01, 2012
LTD Series - 04 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.