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

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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 Gueuzedude
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
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

Gueuzedude, Aug 24, 2008
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.

avalon07, Apr 06, 2010
Photo of RBorsato
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted on-tap 06/04/07 at the Full Sail Riverfront Brewpub in Portland, OR.

Nice golden color with a decent white head and decent lace. A nicely balanced malt and hop flavor and aroma with no hint of adjuncts. Medium bodied, smooth, and easy drinking.

If I didn't know this was a lager I defintely would have thought it was an ale...

Per FS website:
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Wheat, Caramel, Vienna
Hops: Czech Saaz, Styrian Goldings
OG: 1.064
16P
IBUs: 32

RBorsato, Apr 18, 2008
Photo of gford217
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

gford217, Jul 11, 2008
Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

buckyp, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of yemenmocha
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

yemenmocha, Dec 06, 2008
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

SmellsofMahagony, May 18, 2013
Photo of Kahlerbock
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Kahlerbock, Feb 06, 2012
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.

indiapaleale, May 05, 2009
Photo of artoolemomo
3/5  rDev -17.8%

artoolemomo, Apr 01, 2013
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.

sprucetip, Feb 01, 2011
Photo of mithrascruor
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

mithrascruor, Oct 16, 2008
Photo of dnichols
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

dnichols, Sep 14, 2008
Photo of tylerstravis
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

tylerstravis, Feb 17, 2014
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.

philipquarles, May 16, 2009
Photo of djeucalyptus
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

djeucalyptus, Jan 24, 2009
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.

JBogan, Feb 06, 2009
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.

Gyle41386, Apr 21, 2009
Photo of HoustonTX
4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Full Sail LTD #2 Pale Lager

A - A nicely light copper colored body.

S - A sweet caramel and grainy notes, with some nutty/fruity undertones. Grapes?

T - Taste is very vibrant for a Lager. Lots of depth to the body and the complexity. Great fresh cut herbaceous hops. Along a strong grainy malt body. Crisp grassy waves, and carmalized
roasted almonds. Nice balance, there is a lot of balancing hopping around the palate. From sweet, to sour, to dark, to moderatly hoppy. Very pleasing all around and my favorite Full Sail Beer I've tried. It's really good and has lots of drinkability to it. Shows exactly what a good lager can bring to the table. Bravo.

HoustonTX, Aug 11, 2008
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.

BeanBone, May 19, 2009
Photo of shroompod
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep clear copper color. Small head , no lacing.

Aroma is slightly sweet malt malt.

Nice sweet malty taste thats extenuated by some good addition of bittering hops.

Mouthfeel is light to medium , silky smooth.

Overall a nice beer , probably my favorite of this style.

shroompod, Jul 16, 2008
Photo of Onslow
3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
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!!

Onslow, May 24, 2008
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.

nkersten, May 25, 2009
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.

pants678, May 26, 2010
Photo of Bockrules
3.43/5  rDev -6%
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.

Bockrules, Aug 02, 2008
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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.