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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

202 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | 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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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.31/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to BA slatetank for gifting me with a bottle of this. The brew pours as advertised, a pale golden color with a rich finger of silky head that fades to a thin film across the top and paints an entire webbing of lacing effect on the glass. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain a thin film across the top and a swirl revives a finger of yellowish stained froth fairly effortlessly.

The aroma smells like any old adjunct lager. A hint of almost corn-like sweetness blends into a bit of fresh cereal grain to wheaty character which was a bit unexpected for a bock I might say. A mild kiss of alcohol and buttery diacetyl bring this back into the lager spectrum with a pleasant contrast. When the glass is swirled, some sulfur notes evolve along with an unexpected amount of herbal hops. Overall, not a bad smelling brew.

The taste of this brew is a bit more focused with some fruity alcohol esters coming forward overtop a pale malt base that provides some mild sweet grainy appeal. However, I get a mild touch of adjunct almost like corn also in the flavor but that might be an exaggeration based off of the notes of diacetyl and mild sulfur that also emit from this brew. The hops present themselves with an herbal flavor and modest bitterness a bit atypical of a bock.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall I think it wasnt bad but there were a lot of strange things going on in this that hinted towards bock but with a strange twist. A bit over-hopped, a bit more alcohol driven and lacking in the overall body one might expect. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to try this one Matt, thanks again.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 03:44:47 | More by stakem
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Mora2000

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is grassy hops and a lot of grain. Not really very exciting, but nothing offensive. The flavor is the same as the aroma. I get a lot of grain and grassy hops, with a little bit of earthy hops also mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Easy to drink, but nothing very exciting.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2011 00:50:46 | More by Mora2000
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HalfFull

California

3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Single 12 oz. twist off bottle picked up recently at Trader Joe's and poured into a pils glass. Shows a clear and bright golden straw with half an inch of almost white foam. A light boil of CO2 works its way up to reinforce the cap. Moderate retention.

Nose is of sweet bread and a bit of lemon hops. Hop notes expand a bit with some air to offer some woodsy spice. Pleasant albeit a bit thin in variety.

Taste again offers lemon notes along with some orange and a bit of grain. Finishes with a lightly coarse bitterness and a return of sweet and peppery lemon oil. Feel is neutral for me, a bit thin when cold and firming up a bit with warming but never really offering much. As a result it drinks rather easily, sweet enough to mask the alcohol yet not so much to be cloying or mask a light bitterness on the finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 02:18:52 | More by HalfFull
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 18:41:52 | More by hosehead83
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ElCommodoro

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very deep gold colour with a tiny head. The smell is a very fragrant sweet, fruity, grain smell. Smells like it's gonna be real good.
Ugh. I was wrong. I hate it when beer scents trick me like that. The beer's not bad, it's just not what it smells like and it's not at all astounding. The bite is quite nice. I like the alcohol level. And I like the grain, but as I often do with American crafts, I think it's too covered by hops. Tastes dry-hopped. The apricot flavour imparted by the hops sounds nice. And I'm glad it's not overly resinous, but I do think it would be better with less of it. As it stands, it's an OK beer. I'm not at all impressed with it.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 00:25:33 | More by ElCommodoro
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elniko

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

A: Pale straw coloring with huge fluffy head and nice lacing. Carbonation quite apparent.

S: Really standard lager nose, got just a bit of skunk.

T & M: Nicely balanced, mouthfeel has a slightly buttery feel. Carbonation apparent as well. As it warms the beer is almost a little sweet.

D: Drinkable despite the high ABV. I enjoyed the prior LTD versions more than this one. Don't think that I will seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 22:51:21 | More by elniko
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from slightly above the glass gives this beer a big white lasting head above a clear straw yellow golden colored beer.

Light sour grains, yeast strains, and more sourness in the aroma.

Light sour grains, light bitter hops, and a very light yeast taste.

A sour to almost light bitter aftertaste on this light bodied beer.

A decent enough beer, semi close to a pilsner taste which really isn't in my wheelhouse, but worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 20:39:42 | More by LXIXME
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden hue with a solid, white head that leaves sheets of lacing.

Smells of pale malts mostly. Some earthy notes can found if you breath deep enough.

Tastes of pale malt domination. Again, big pale malts that have a bready character with a hint of toast and some sweetness. Hops are slight, but present and offer a grassy, herbal taste. Not much bitterness makes it lean towards sticky sweet. As it warms, alcohol becomes more prevalent and I find the sweetness to become a little cloying.

Mouthfeel is medium with a creamy amount of carbonation. I would definitely prefer more pronounced carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 01:17:40 | More by ocelot2500
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phishsihq

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Full Sail LTD 04 pours a pale gold, capped by a thin off-white head that leaves sparse lacing. Floral and grassy hop aromas burst from the glass, with some bready malt hints as well. The bready malt aromas carry over to the pallet, with some toastiness noticeable as well, with other flavors and hints include citrus, hay, and spice. Smooth and medium-full in body, LTD 04 brings a higher level of carbonation then expected. We enjoyed "Living The Dream"!

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 02:04:00 | More by phishsihq
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #49 (Feb 2011):

Another limited-release lager from the PNW; yellow does not have to mean fizzy and flavorless. Bubbly, sticky lacing with a shiny golden-yellow hue. Clean and dry malty nose that leans more toward fresh-baked bread with a spicy, woody hoppiness to round it out. Not lacking in crispness, it refreshes the palate with each sip. Hops run at the palate in a bold manner, yet leave more than enough wiggle room for the malt to plant a thick grainy flavor. Alcohol does not pass by without notice; warmth meshes with the spiciness of the hops. Bitter, dry finish. A tamed monster of sorts--a fun 12 ounces with a bit of attitude.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 00:12:14 | More by BeerAdvocate
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-07-2012 05:06:45 | More by avisong
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fivetime

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-22-2013 04:31:55 | More by fivetime
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afrokaze

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-30-2013 16:30:46 | More by afrokaze
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ninaturner

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-09-2013 01:46:23 | More by ninaturner
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Kips

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-03-2013 17:00:44 | More by Kips
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-15-2013 01:29:54 | More by Kahlerbock
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-17-2013 12:44:10 | More by InspectorBob
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habaceeba

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-22-2013 23:26:39 | More by kjkinsey
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by 5/11/12.

Pours a clear orange with a 1/2 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and some floral hop aromas. Taste is of malt up front with some floral and perfume-like hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is easy to drink but not something I would get again.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 01:35:26 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-10-2013 04:49:56 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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woodenbones

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-02-2014 20:52:01 | More by woodenbones
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chrisd73

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-08-2013 03:51:52 | More by chrisd73
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shelby415

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-25-2012 07:13:31 | More by shelby415
LTD Series - 04 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.