LTD Series - 02 | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

167 Ratings
LTD Series - 02LTD Series - 02

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Oregon, United States

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
"The second recipe in our LTD series, LTD 02 is a light-bodied nonetheless hella good limited edition lager that is golden colored with soft malt undertones and is nicely balanced with a crisp clean finish. It's a gold
medal winner at the North American Beer Awards and three time gold medal winner at the World Beer Championships.

ABV 6.4% IBU 32"

Added by Dubbercody on 04-02-2007

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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 146
Photo of tempest
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An interesting lager. Definitely American, but the malt profile reminds me a little of a good maibock. It's a nice amber color, but with no real lacing or retention. The aroma has a touch of alcohol along with the caramel grains and lager funk. The taste is a nice, rich mix of nutty, caramel, and biscuit grains with a little bit of esters and balancing bitterness to round out a nicely balanced lager. A good candidate for grilling and summertime drinking.

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Photo of Bighuge
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear and bright. Golden orange. Medium sized ivory white head. Weak retention and average lacing qualities. Aroma is sweet, bready and malty. The body of this beer is damn near full. And the carbonation is noticeably prickly but not gaseous. Flavor is just kind of there. Light bready malt notes and a little biscuit. Slight hop bitterness is noticed. Not a lot more though. Pretty heavy feel for a lager. Decent enough, but no summer session beer if that's what you're after.

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Photo of ZAP
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Light orange color...perfect creamy white head of 1/4 inch..excellent clarity...definitely looks the part.

S-Fresh hay...honey...some breadiness as well...not tremendously aromatic but inviting enough

T-Not a boatload of flavors but it does exhibit a bready maltiness....a little of the honey and hay are evident as well....clean....finishes with a zesty almost noble hop like characteristic.

M-ABV is high but it is definitely light bodied..very clean and crisp....the long finish is quite enjoyable with a burst of honey.

D-I would think this is comparable to Sam Adams Boston Lager in style...SA has more of a hop presence and seems fuller in flavor and body...this is definitely an easy drinker with flavor...would be a nice session beer except the 6.4 would scare me a little as I like to drink 12-to-18 while relaxing around the pool with friends...Still, the is no question this is a quality lager worth trying.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

05/21/07- Purchased at John's Marketplace in Portland, OR.

Presentation- 12oz bottle, 2nd edition bottling. Pretty sure it's an early 2007 release. Poured into my Full Sail pint glass.

Appearance- Perfect definition of gold coloring. Starts off with a 1/2 inch head, which quickly evaporates. Very light short lasting lace.

Smell- Smells like a lager for sure. Light sweetend malt, trace hops and maybe a touch of grain.

Taste- Hey, this ain't bad. A really nice caramel sweetness at the first sip. A bit of grapefruit hops gets lost behind the malt though.

Mouthfeel- Dare I say a bit creamy? Easy to consume with a perfect carbonation level per style. Leaves behind a light bitter hop taste.

Drinkability- Sessionable for sure. Wish they made this a regular in the lineup. Super easy to drink.

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Photo of russpowell
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent apricot/amber with 3 fingers+ of fluffy eggshell colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Slight honey malt

T: Grassy hops & honey malts up front. Slight caramel & apple skin notes follow along with grainyness & a little smokeyness as this warms. Warming booze, jammy notes, & apricots in the finish along with dryness, this is all over the map

MF: Light medium-bodied with spritzy carbonation

Drinks easy enough, but this is off style & not really that tasty. Maybe the most disappointing beer I've ever had from this brewery.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a six-pack of Full Sail LTD Series #02 in a grocery store. Poured in to a pilsner glass.

Pours a rich gold/amber color and is crystal clear. A little foamy white head appears, but dissipates to a little white ring real fast. There are a lot of tiny bubbles in the beer.

The smell is rich and floral. There is a bit of a malt aroma, but also a flowery perfume fragrance.

The taste is sharp, with some malt presence, and an acerbic slightly bitter backbone, with just a bit of alcohol heat. It is a full flavored lager.

Mouthfeel is light-bodied and clean.

A very drinkable beer, but not a real thirst quencher. Perhaps a touch high on the ABV (6.4%) to be a sessionable lager. But this is a very nice brew, and would go well with food, grilled chicken or fish perhaps.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. The color was a very clear orange. There was almost no head whatsoever, just a few bubbles. The smell was earthy. The taste was malty and had an interesting aftertaste. The mouth-feel was just right, not too thin. Decent beer but I just can't appreciate lagers the way I appreciate ales.

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Photo of gmcfarre
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into Imperial Pint Glass

A - Pours a brilliant clear pumpkin orange color with a robust 2 inch head made up of hundreds of tiny bubbles. Head quickly fades to a thin covering, with lacing being moderate at best.

S - A full scent of breaded malts with very little else going on save for a touch of floral spiciness. Still, its simplicity is very pleasant and refreshing.

T - Nothing offensive, but nothing outstanding. Mostly a full-bodied breaded malt taste with a crisp & smooth aftertaste and no sign of bitterness.

M - Smooth & crisp with an ever so slight mouth coating feel. Slight carbonation adds a nice bite at the front.

D - I've been on a minor lager kick lately, and this certainly fits the bill as an easy drinking and tasty lager. Full Sail's LTD series isn't like most "extreme" limited editions, and therefore its a great change of pace.

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Photo of DogFood11
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a stemmed pils glass it forms a fluffy white head that eventually falls to an outer ring. Lace is sliding ring shapes. Light copper colored body and uniformed carbonation.

First drink and I immediatly was drawing comparisions to the "session" offering from full sail. Similar in body and smell. The biggest difference was in the taste and mouthfeel. This LTD 2 all malt lager has a sharper spiced aspect to it and the mouthfeel is a bit dryer than my comparison brew "session". The alcohol is evident but doesn't detract from the overall theme. Sweet grains with a touch of bitterness although very slight.

Notes: If this was brewed year round and available often in my area this would be a staple in the beer fridge. Excellent drinkability and enough ABV to avoid gobbling gallons of beer. I'm a big fan of these all malt lagers because they tend to have more flavor and if they can avoid being completely unbalanced, like this and session to name two, they can be solid.

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Photo of unklesyd
3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hmm... I would have thought this was a helles lager, as the label states it is a "hella good" beer with no other attributes listed other than "light bodied".

Really, I think this is their Session peppered up a bit with some more bittering and some flavor hops (clean bitterness), and some more base malt and some light crystal.

Pretty easy to drink, but the aroma is not terribly inviting: basic malt huskiness bordering on steamed veggies.

For twice the price, this one gets its doors blown by its little brother Session.

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Photo of bosco7
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a really pretty lager; pale copper in color and crystal clear. Very small head though. Still quite the specimen.

Spicy noble hop aromas with some caramel and hint of coconut.

Slightly sweet start followed by a pleasent dryness. Flavors include peach, little bit of pineapple, light caramel, spicy hops. Rich and very flavorful for being a "light bodied lager" as noted on the packaging.

To be honest I passed this one up a couple of times because of the less than flatering description on the packaging. This beer is very balanced and drinkable to say the least. Will buy again.

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Photo of rowew
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz longneck bottle. Same design as the last LTD, but this one is orange. Enjoy by date is both imprinted on the label, and inkjetted on the bottle.

Appearance: Clear, light reddish yellow color. Thin head, but decent retention.

Smell: Clean malt, just a bit of floral hops.

Taste: Just like it smells- clean malt, some floral hops mixed in there.

Overall impression: This one reminds me of their Session - a solid drinkable beer - nothing overly complex, but a nice offering as the warmer months approach.

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Photo of Roguester
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Just picked up tonight, I guess it was just released. Taste is a bit more malty than hoppy I suppose, but neither are particularly prominant. Very bubbly, kindof citrusy. Iv had much worse. The LTD series by Full Sail is turning out to be pretty good, though a bit conservative it would seem. I liked the last one as well, but I would think for a limited edition series they would take more risks with some 200IBU beer or a pepper beer or something. Can not complain though, an easy choice at the grocery store.

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Photo of ccrida
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a shaker pint, LTD lager is clear and light brown, lots of effervescence and minimal white head. There is really almost no oder, slight malt maybe. I was in a bar, but no smoke and pretty much empty, so not really sure how much that was an issue. Also not sure what is really expected for this style. The taste is really good. It is pretty sweet and malty, but refreshing and finishes cleanly, and did not was not at all syrupy. Not a lot to say about this one other then it was a pleasant surprise and they go down easy. The mouthfeel was pretty light in spite of the malt, helped by the liveliness of the active carbonation. This was a very drinkable lager, although a bit dangerous at 6.4% ABV. Sometimes simple is good. This would be a good transition beer for macro-lite drinkers that would see this and say "I don't like dark beers".

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Photo of Reidrover
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very nice looking lager/helles, deep golden with a nice sized, thick,frothy white head. Quite a clean aroma, but what i do pick up is some hops, and a faint lemony zesty aroma. Sweet and malty lager to begin with then a refreshing zesty hop burst mellows the sweetness out so it doesnt ever reach cloying. Maybe a little tiny bit grainy in the finish, but it goes well. The palate is quite acceptable for style. Overall a nice summer drink, very drinkable.

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Photo of kgotcher
3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with orange label. Pours a golden/Orange color with a light head. Aroma is light but malty. Taste is sweet with a clean crisp flavor and light body. Very sweet but very clean.

Not bad, highly drinkable which I suspect is their target. For a particular style I think this is a helles lager but its still pretty sweet tasting.

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Photo of Dubbercody
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased today at New Seasons. Listed at 6.4% ABV,

Clear dark yellow/light amber color. Fluffy white head. Minimal nose on this brew, somewhat surprised by the cleanness of this beer. A little sweet, soft hops, and a really nice lager in my opinion. I can imagine drinking this beer all spring and into the summer, wow, I like it. The 6.4 is totally hid in the soft sweetness.

Right on brew from Full Sail. Props and good work on this one. I think the LTD surpassed batch one....and will drink down easy with it's pretty orange label.

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