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Full Sail LTD #2 Pale Lager - Full Sail Brewery at Riverplace / The Pilsner Room

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Full Sail LTD #2 Pale LagerFull Sail LTD #2 Pale Lager

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery at Riverplace / The Pilsner Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

*** NOTE: This beer is not brewed at the Pilsner Room location, rather at the main Full Sail brewery in Hood River. Please post reviews here (  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profi ... 5316/36188  ) until listings can be merged ***

(Beer added by: RBorsato on 04-18-2008)
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Photo of tylerstravis
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of DarrellK
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of artoolemomo
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Kahlerbock
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of sprucetip
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes. Excellent clarity, active, minimal head recedes rapidly. Very light amber color.

Not much going on here. Kidna grainy with hints of grassy hops.

Grainy, malty sweet, faint hop flavor and bitterness. Smooth and clean.

Plenty carbonated, light/medium body, clean finish.

Not as interesting, to me, as the LTD 01. Plenty easy to drink, but not as good as I remember it (or the LTD 01). But, I enjoy it, and I'm not much of a lager fan as a rule. So that I'm even drinking it, and bothering to review it, means that it has some things going for it.

Photo of OSUCowboy26
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured with a 2 finger off-white head that diminished rather quickly. The LTD had a nice clean finish with an orangy-brown color. The nose has notes of malt with a hop undertone. The beer has a brighter hop beginning and rolls into the malt-like flavors that you would expect from the smell. There is a good bit of complexity to the beer as the hop and malt flavors overlap at the end. Mouthfeel is so-so, but it has a nice drinkability. Overall I would say it's worth a try.

serving type: poured bottle into a pint glass

Photo of pants678
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Almost stark orange and the head is a very thin white. The body is lighter than I expected, I drank one from the bottle and expected something closer to a cloudy brown.

Smells all kinds of malty right up front. There are hints of coriander, assorted spices.

To me, this is very much a fall beer. It's malty over hoppy, whatever edge it might have has been dulled in favor of fuller flavors. There are some citric hints, a pumpkin undertone and a touch of honey.

The brew, the carbonation, it's all light and quite drinkable. Feels a bit oily and would benefit from stronger carbonation.

Photo of andyfrancis
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellowish gold in my glass with almost no head retention. A couple bubble streams suggest it has a good amount of carbonation. Smell is weak but balanced, faint citrus hop notes on a thin, pale malt background. Oooo. More than I expected. It is very carbed and starts with a little bite from the bubbles, followed by a complex flavor swirl that lingers a few seconds, but ultimately finishes fairly crisp and clean. Dangerously light and drinkable for 6.4% abv. Paid $6.50 for the sixer, I'd say it was a pretty good value.

Photo of avalon07
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. had a yellow-brown color and a clear texture. There was a quarter inch of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: Smelled mostly of malt, with a little hops.

T: Tasted of malt, more than anything, with hops and a little citrus thrown in. This style doesn't lend itself to complexity, but still an OK flavor.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a kind of slick finish. Light-bodied.

D: Mostly drinkable, but nothing to write home about.

Photo of iD9
2.58/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in cognac snifter

Appearance: Light foamy head, diminishes quickly with little lacing. Solid amber color, much richer than I'm used to in Pale Lagers.

Smell: Strong malty tones, hint of citrus on the back end.

Taste: Also tastes quiet malty, especially when it hits the back of pallet. The hops, and any other flavors in the beer get overwhelmed by the malty taste.

Mouthfeel: All the malt in this beer makes it feel a bit chewy on the back end. It has a medium body to it which is always nice in a lager.

Drinkability: I'd have to say this beer has average drinkability. Its easy to drink, but not particularly outstanding in any way. Because of all the maltiness it wouldn't be particularly refreshing on a summer day.

All-and-all my impression of this beer can be summed up in one word, malty. It feels like the malt really overpowers everything else in this beer. At 6.4% ABV it'll get you to where you're going, but I probably wouldn't pick up a pack of this at the store if I had the option.

Photo of gabe1989
2.6/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance was a nice clear amber. nothing too special but not bad at all.

Smell- Not a big fan of the aroma at all. kinda of a roasty cheese smell. if that makes any snese at all. not vey pleasurable.

Taste- Roasty matched with a sweet caramel tate and finishing slightly hoppy. Aftertaste of initial roasty. Complex yes, enjoyabl not so much.

Mouthfeel- Nothing too amazing. Slight carbonation.

Drinkability- Not heavy but not I dont feel the roast taste was matched up too well. It was a little overbearing.

My first sample of this brewery's beers but not my last. A 6 pack for $6 is always appreciated. I'm sure I'll check out their other LTD's at this price.

Photo of PapaJ
4.4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank in glass poured from a 12 oz bottle purchased in a 6 pack from Capital Market, Salem, OR, a most competent / comprehensive beer depot. LTD 03 was just released, June 2009.

The label references 'Helles' [bright] style pale lager which is reminiscent of maibock. In the Pacific NW, maibock equates to Rogue 'Dead Guy' Ale; a very popular beer.

a: color dark golden / dark orange; nice 1 inch head / dissipated fairly quickly
s: hint of airy citrus and hint of fruit, perhaps, apple
t: rich / multi-layered / pleasant / malty / hint of floral / hint of fruit, perhaps [again], apple
d: very drinkable. I like this beer. But, it is a little rich for multiple pints in a single session.

I am sorry LTD02 is departing / being replaced by LTD03, excepting, LTD 03 is a pilsener, and pilsener is my favorite style beer. I look forward to LTD 02 return in 2010.

Full Sail have a good thing going with their exploratory LTD series. Full Sail, keep up the good work; your are doing Oregon proud.

Photo of nkersten
4.83/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle, procured from my local organic grocer. Smell is a sweet maltiness with minimal hops. Taste is great, exactley what one of the big breweries in America should be striving for. Slight hop bitterness with a strong malt backbone, some expected lager yeast flavor and a decent sweetness for a 6.5% lager. Mouthfeel is thick, unlike most lagers, but still very satisfying for a lager. This is my favorite summertime standing out by the grill beer. Drinkability is better then expected. I could put these down one after another at a backyard bbq, despite the high alcohol and sweetness for its style. An excellent lager, and a good example of living the dream.

Photo of BeanBone
2.93/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A crystal-clear, golden-amber body. Up top, a creamy whitish head that features great retention and lacing. Very pretty.

Aroma: Mildly spicy hops over a bready malt base. Maybe some hints of booze if you go looking for it.

Taste: Biscuity, bready malt leads the charge. Towards the end, the mildly bitter and spicy hops show back up to help dry up the finish. The aftertaste is of biscuity malt and a few hints of bitterness. If I had to guess, I think I'd probably have flagged this as an Ale, rather than Lager.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. It dries a bit in the finish.

Drinkability: Rather sessionable I suppose, but I don't really see myself ordering a second.

Verdict: I have to say, this is just a little boring, especially for a limited edition beer. It's inoffensive enough, and might make for a decent gateway beer, but it's just too unremarkable for me.

Photo of BayouBengal1537
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured 12oz. bottle into my LSU Tigers pub glass.

Appearance is cloudy burnt orange color. Head dissipated rather quickly after pour.

Smell has a mixture of malt and breadiness to it with a little bit of spice at the end

Taste - you really get that malt taste that follows the smell just more noticeable. The malt outweighs the hops. Slight bitterness at the end

Mouthfeel is medium body, creamy, clean and crisp, not much carbonation to notice.

Drinkability is nice, and could put down a couple. I'm glad I bought this beer

Photo of philipquarles
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Pours clear amber with a tall white foam cap. The head dissipates rather quickly to leave little lacing. Aromas of sweet caramel malts and breadiness. Sweet malty character on the taste as well, with only a hint of bitterness. Not a lot going on here. Light-medium body with lowish carbonation. Fairly unremarkable.

Photo of indiapaleale
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Wasatch for this one in a recent trade...

Pours a rather dark golden color with a thin bit of head. Lots of big bubble action.

Smell is bready, some corn and other grains.

Taste is more of that biscuity/breadiness along with some sour malt notes. Surprisingly light bodied for the ABV.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery despite the carbonation. It still very drinkable and probably great on a hot day.

Photo of kaydeKat
2.88/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Apperance: light, burnt orange in color ... poured a great head into my pint that lessened while drinking

Smell: smells lightly of vomit and crackers

Taste: sweet malt, not alot of hop ... slight spice

MouthFeel: creamy on palate, with a tingly finish

Drinkablitliy: egh ... better than some

My opinion: i am not going to buy everything of the shelf, but i will buy it for friends that don't know better

Photo of Gyle41386
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Thanks, Wasatch!

Pours a clear golden amber. Moderate head, no much retention, light lacing.

Sweet caramel malts and toasted grains in the nose. Light hops. Not a very inspiring aroma.

Flavor follows the nose, although each component is richer and more noticeable. The sweet malts outshine the hops. Slight bitterness. Dry finish.

Clean, crisp, refreshing. Pretty easy to drink. Body is light, smooth drinker.

Photo of maskednegator
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours golden, almost no head from an aggressive pour.
Smell: Crackers, some sweet malts.
Taste: Orange juice, biscuits, almost no hop bitterness to speak of. Surprising amount of alcohol sweetness and bite due to 6.4% abv, high for this style.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, obvious carbonation. Finishes dry.
Drinkability: Excellent. Would make a fantastic session beer if you don't mind getting a little more crunked than usual.

Verdict: This is a great beer for hanging out and watching a game, and I didn't think twice about picking up a second 6 pack, but it's not something for a special occasion.

Photo of aceman60
4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is one of the best buys for the money. I tend to judge beer by the abv vs over taste and this one fits the bill. Great balance between hops and malt, one can expect a rich flavor found only in more expensive beers. Give it a try if you are a beer lover and you will be glad that you did.

Photo of geographie
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

nice copper/orange color, brilliantly clear, head is one finger thick, and dissipates rather quickly. aroma is sweet, faintly yeasty, raw grains are present, hops are an afterthought. medium bodied, caramel-sweet flavor. The beer is well balanced and only the slightest hint of a bitter end. Overall impression: beer looks mighty fine and gets off to a good start, but a slightly sour finish leaves more to be desired.

Photo of JBogan
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice bright golden orange with a very small head which disappears soon after and leaves almost no lacing.

Smells of sweet malts along with some graininess.

Tastes somewhat sweet, with a hint of fruitiness but I couldn't quite put my finger on what kind. No bitterness in the finish. The alcohol is completely hidden.

Mouthfeel was medium and smooth, but slightly flatter than I'd like for a beer of this style.

I found this beer on sale for about 4 1/2 bucks a six pack, so figured what the heck, it's worth a try. It would make a nice session beer for those looking for a step up from the usual macros, or if you're trying to introduce friends into the world of better beer. It certainly was worth what I paid for it, but once the sixer is finished I'll probably seek out something else. Still, worth a try if you see it.

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Full Sail LTD #2 Pale Lager from Full Sail Brewery at Riverplace / The Pilsner Room
83 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.