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: 106
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%
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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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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

12 oz. bottle purchased at local grocery store, consumed in Full Sail shaker pint glass 2.26.11.

Finger and a half frothy white head, medium dissipation with above average lacing. Light gold clear body, multiple trails of carbonation rising up from bottom of glass. Dry bready malts dominate the front of the aroma, some sweetish malt in the middle packed up by floral hops. Taste mirrors nose, a bit sweet but not an adjunct corn taste ala BMCs, a surprising amount of bitterness on the back end which got more aggressive as it warmed. Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium, decent effervescence. A bit hoppy for the style, which is good. Not something I'd drink a bunch of given relatively high ABV, but worth a try.

Photo of bump8628
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear and golden with an average cap of white foam that rings well.

Clean, light, pleasant fruitiness and earth of Willamette with a gentle, soft graininess and nice dryness.

Unique and great for getting a feel for the Willamette hop, which is widely used, but rarely on its own. The clean malt canvass lets the hop shine.

Still, for such a basic beer I'd rather not have the hit of 7% ABV. Tone it down to around 5% and I'd go back for several.

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.

Photo of patreely12
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

twist off? 12 oz bottle poured into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass.

A - pale yellow with a small fizzy white head. for the style this is spot on but still average. a lot of visible carbonation.

S - pale malts and slightly bitter hops. the hops have a fresh, grassy aroma. again, typical for the style and average.

T/M - very nice balance of the pale malts and grassy hops. the malts have a slightly doughy bread flavor. there's also a little nutty hint. fresh and clean. the finish is mildly dry. you can't taste the 7% ABV at all. light bodied and high in carbonation.

Overall this is a solid beer. spot on for the style. this is a little boring for me, but it's very easy to drink. it goes down like 7% ABV is the new 5%.

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.

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3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of artoolemomo
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours a fair amount of foam which is almost pure white with the slightest hints of yellow. The body is a weak straw color with some cloudiness. There is a minimal amount of laciness left behind and the head dissipates rather quickly.

Nose- This has a very typical lager nose to it. Even the bottle says lager on it in addition to referring to it as a pale bock. Some banana and metal sourness. Fairly uninteresting as the aroma of most lagers. Slight breadiness from the malt.

Taste- Despite its characteristic lager smell, this is rather bitter. It's in no way overpowering but it does give structure to an initially unassuming beer. This is back up by some malt, some bread and “classic” “beer” tastes. Nothing special but this is a solid beer. Perfect for a spring or summer day. Plus it has a little more alcohol and more complexity than your commercial crap beer. A slight sweetness makes itself known as this progresses.

Mouthfeel- This is clean and crisp. Light body with just enough carbonation.

Drinkability- As I mentioned before, this is a light and easy beer. There is no indication of its 7 percent. It's also cheap so while this may not wow, it is a solid session beer. I've bought it before and I will be buying it again.

Overall- Nothing spectacular, just a solid brew. I give it a straight up B-

Photo of BARFLYB
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Always glad to give another Full Sail beer a go, but they are becomig boring to me.

A- Number four looks like a pale lager alright, it's bright yellow with a hint of gold in there and clear as a whistle, a nice bright white head leaves some nice marks.

S- And this one is a malt bomb in scent, just picking up some trace whiffs of lemon but all in all [pale malt out the wahzoo. A biscuit presence comes up with some caramel towards the end.

T- Very straight forward and to the point. Most that will try this will just write it off as BMC tasting because it is rather light, but it's a step up from that stuff i swear. Pale biscuit malt, the lightest of fruits juice squeezed, but you cant hide from the malt it's there, no extract though, that's the rub!

M,D- A light bodied and crisp light lager that is not offensive and not showy. It does it's job and for that, it's worthy. Just drink it up quick, these LTD's fall off quick, especially off a warm shelf in Jersey.

Photo of BryanCarey
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden and spunky, this beer is completely clear and a good pour produces a nice head of foam that leaves lace as you consume. The nose is one of yeast, pilsner, and some floral notes.

Full Sail LTD number 4 offers a flavor that is certainly above that of the typical American lager. The taste of this beer features pale malts, yeast, and some good hop contributions that add floral, spice, and grassiness. I can also detect a touch of wood and some alcohol in the finish. The body is medium and the taste more memorable than the average brew.

Full Sail can always be counted on for some very good sessionable beers but this one is a little different. Most will indeed like it, but the spicy hop character makes the beer a little less refreshing than usual and less agreeable. I can see drinking this with a slice of spicy pizza, but it doesn’t quite have that stand- alone, drink- it- anytime character so common with Full Sail products.

Still, considering all factors, this is an above average beer product. I like the snappy hop character and it easily outperforms most all American- style lagers. It is worth a try if you happen to find a bottle.

Photo of katan
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz into a pint

A - Pours a hazy golden color. Apparently some yeast suspended. White head formation.

S - An unremarkable nose. Some light malts.

T - Starts off lightly malty, not much of anything going on. Starts to show some pilsner style malts, and then some citrus hops. A bit fruity in the finish.

M - Very much lager in the carbonation feel on the tongue. The alcohol doesn't quite sneak through. Some carbonation bite on the finish.

O/D - A beer that doesn't have that much identity between a lager and a ale. Seems to have the malts and hops of an ale and the yeast / carbonation finish of a lager.

Photo of metter98
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down but never completely faded away and left lacy patterns of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: The smell is rather malty but also has some notes of lemon citrus and hints of grassy hops.
T: Like the smell, flavors of grainy malts dominate the taste, which has a slight amount of bitterness and notes of lemons. There are some hints of alcohol in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied, clean and somewhat thick on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a bit of warming from the alcohol.
D: The beer packs in a surprisingly good amount of flavor considering it's made with just a single malt and a single hop, yet there's no way that I could have more than one of these in a sitting.

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