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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Reviews: 33
Hads: 39
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.64%
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:
Beer added by: RBorsato on 04-18-2008

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 ***
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Photo of gabe1989
2.59/5  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. (669 characters)

Photo of iD9
2.63/5  rDev -27.7%
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. (1,010 characters)

Photo of kaydeKat
2.86/5  rDev -21.4%
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 (408 characters)

Photo of BeanBone
2.94/5  rDev -19.2%
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. (904 characters)

Photo of pants678
3/5  rDev -17.6%
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. (589 characters)

Photo of Onslow
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

had to special order 2 cases to my store, i got to my store and only 1 was left... Is like a slightly fuller FS session... has some good foam, nothing 'overboard' ..("good stuff") .... contains some nice enjoyable flavours but I honestly think it falls a bit short of a 'limited edition batch beer' i mean it is enjoyable , but lacks some star power... flavour is of bittered hops, golding and such and maybe slight honey.... A simple beer with no real frills but seems to do the job... Full sail: i am looking forward to Batch 3
!.. but don't keep this around, you got more in those brains of yours!!..and abv is perfect!! (623 characters)

Photo of philipquarles
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
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. (328 characters)

Photo of indiapaleale
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
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. (417 characters)

Photo of Bockrules
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass

A - Pours a one finger head. Orange-copper with very good clarity. Head thins and starts deteriorating about half way down the glass. Lacing doesn't really stick and just leaves splotches around the glass.

S - malty with a strong orange fragrance

T - a bit of alcohol on the nose, followed by a relatively bland and malty body. All of this beer's flavor is in the finish with a strong malty-orange taste. A lingering bitter-orange taste is left in the mouth which doesn't seem to fit this beer.

M - light-bodied with more than moderate carbonation. Appropriate for the style.

D - I was expecting a little more from this brew. It lacks much flavor until a brief finish and leaves an awkward aftertaste. At under a buck a bottle in Oregon it's not a horrible deal, but I don't think I'll be coming back to this one. (862 characters)

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

112308 Bottle date; Sampled August 2008
A vigorous pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces an initially four-finger thick, frothy, light tan colored head. The beer is a clear, rich amber hue that shows a perfectly clear, brilliant copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of spicy hops and grassy / cracker like malt. It is quite clean overall, with the malt playing perhaps the more prominent role.

Soft, buttery malt flavors & textures are offset a bit by a light carbonation and a spicy hop character that couples with a light bitterness. This has quite a bit more body and malt sweetness than I might have guessed from the fairly muted aroma. The flavors that are here though are not much of a departure from the aromas, they just have the volume turned up a bit more. This is definitely still pretty easy drinking; quite clean, with out a whole lot to contemplate so it is quite easy to quaff. The hops contribute a light spiciness as well as a touch of lemon zest flavors and a bit of grassiness in about that order of intensity too (first being the most).

I am not too sure about this one, it is clearly a well made, very clean Lager, but it just doesn't quite seem able to hold my interest.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ (1,250 characters)

Photo of avalon07
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
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. (500 characters)

Photo of Gyle41386
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
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. (459 characters)

Photo of sprucetip
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
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. (560 characters)

Photo of BayouBengal1537
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
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 (529 characters)

Photo of andyfrancis
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
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. (523 characters)

Photo of maskednegator
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
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. (616 characters)

Photo of mithrascruor
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a clear dark gold-orange color. Light white head leaving a tiny film.

Smell: Clean, grassy malts. Nice, nothing special.

Taste: Nice taste with surprising orange blossom malt flavor. Slightly sweet but not too much. Slight bitterness at the end with, unfortunately, a tinge of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and smooth with minimal carbonation.

Drinkability: Generally a drinkable beer, but marred slightly by the bit of alcohol in the taste. Relatively strong in alcohol for this style of beer, but that does not affect the drinkability.

Overall a nice & affordable micro-brewed lager. Tastes very fresh and something I'd like to get again. (700 characters)

Photo of geographie
3.74/5  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. (418 characters)

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

Poured a 12 ounce bottle into a traditional shaker pint glass. Nice golden amber hue with a decent amount of head. Very little lacing left on the glass.

The nose of this brew is mostly caramel sweetness offset by some piney, mint like hop notes and a fairly assertive touch of alcohol.

Malt taste of caramel sweetness is upfront and is followed up by a nice bitter hop bite and that is somewhat piney. The finish of this beer has a surprisingly strong alcohol hit, which meshes well with the hops, and actually somewhat adds to the refreshing feel of this brew as it does a nice job of cleansing the palate. Even for a "lighter bodied brew", the moutfheel is a tad light for my tastes, especially when taking the relatively high ABV into consideration.

This is an interesting brew which I actually can't decide how much I like. However, for what this beer seems it's trying to be, which is a light bodied lager that is easy to have a few in a session, it almost seems out of whack with such an ABV almost as high as your average IPA and such a light body. This is actually a good tasting brew, but I would prefer a beer with a more reasonable alcohol content for the style. (1,177 characters)

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

A: It poured a clear, bright orange body with a one finger white head that fell quickly. There was limited lacing.

S: It had aromas of sweet malts, hints of floral hops and orange aromas.

T: It had muted malt flavors with hints of orange citrus flavors and some lingering bitterness.

M: It was light bodied with moderate carbonation and a dry finish.

D: It is a decent lager with good potential for a night of spicy pizza. It quenches a thirst but has little bold flavor to make it stand out from the crowd. (515 characters)

Photo of gford217
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Floydster poured into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear, bubbly golden amber with a very small white head that actually hold on for quite a while around the edges. Lacing is minimal. The aroma is fairly heavy on the sweet caramel malts with a bit of toasted grain in the background. There is a minimal citrus hop whiff as it warms. The taste is a bigger version of the smell with a big malt sweetness up front with toasted malts and grains in the middle that leaves a slight bitterness in the aftertaste. I also got a little bit of nuts in the finish. Mouthfeel is light, but much creamier than most lagers I've had with strong carbonation. This is a really well crafted lager and makes for a great summer brew. (733 characters)

Photo of djeucalyptus
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden amber into the glass, yielding a very thin head that fizzles away to a ring in no time. A touch of lacing here and there follow.

aroma is subdued maltiness. Sweetness and caramel malt abound, with a hint of vanilla and just a touch of spice? grassy? floral? maybe.

Taste is more powerful than anticipated! rich biscut and caramel malting creates a rich and vibrant sweet and bready character. Grassy and grain-ish notes add a touch of depth, while a nice hop zip at the end gives it a bit of legs. Almost reminds me of a euro strong lager at times, verging on a bock at others. Surprising out this unassuming bottle.

mouthfeel is creamy and full. Smooth and drinkable with solid carbonation that carries the flavors nicely.

A solid brew. Nothing outstanding, and nothing that would warrent a regular purchase, although for a well made inoffensive and versatile brew, this one fits the bill. A definite entry brew to the craft world, and a good brew to bring to the bbq. Nothing I could see myself craving, but I'd never turn away a glass. (1,062 characters)

Photo of OSUCowboy26
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
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 (532 characters)

Photo of yemenmocha
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark golden color, white head. Good lookin' beer.

Nose is faint, with some suggestions of honey & light baking spices.

Palate is honey malty sweet, but again rather weak and limited in flavors. It's a rather inoffensive beer, but at the same times fails to inspire much on the palate or to the nose.

Very drinkable, great as water substitute with food, but not worth savoring slowly for an evening of reading on BA. (424 characters)

Photo of jamiejohnson
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Full Sail's LTD lager is unique. It's a lager like none other with a special flavor, a higher-than-usual alcohol content and a look all its own. I like it. If you come into this brew pre-conditioned and expecting it to be true to a certain style, you might be disappointed. I think LTD's a delightful creature that's difficult to classify. It is what it is. I'll be buying more of this intriguing beverage, especially if it's priced right as this was.

It ain't this,
It ain't that.
It is what it is,
And dat is dat. (516 characters)

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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 33 ratings.