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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
80
good

211 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 211
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 OhNo789
3/5  rDev -16.9%

OhNo789, Nov 19, 2013
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 DarthKostrizer
3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
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

DarthKostrizer, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of MrOH
3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

MrOH, Apr 26, 2011
Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

kojevergas, Mar 07, 2011
Photo of Halcyondays
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

Halcyondays, Mar 08, 2011
Photo of notchucknorris
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

notchucknorris, Feb 25, 2011
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 HuskyinPDX
3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

HuskyinPDX, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of lwillitz
3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
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

lwillitz, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Tiernan, Jan 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

InfernoBoss, May 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

cgman1985, May 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

ucsbmullet, Mar 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

mousebeer, Jun 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

sgregory, Jun 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

grubefresh, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of schlimenhaumer
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a dinner glass at high altitude (above 5,000 feet).

A - Looks like a typical lager: translucent light yellow color with a one-finger white head. Average head retention.

S - Smells quite flowery, but the alcohol comes through in the scent.

T - There's really not a whole lot in the taste of this to counteract the alcohol.

M - Dry all the way through.

D - Although it's on the lighter side, far too alcoholic to drink all night. On the other hand, it's not all that expensive...

schlimenhaumer, Jan 04, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

MacStinson, Feb 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Latarnik, May 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

kingmaker, May 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

staticmaneuver, Aug 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

kylehay2004, Aug 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

beerme411, May 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

KimenTshom, Apr 22, 2013
LTD Series - 04 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
80 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.