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

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LTD Series - 02LTD Series - 02

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

Style: German Maibock

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 DoubleJ
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The #1 series was pretty good, and now I get to try the #2 series. Same ABV, both are all-malt lagers, the only labeling difference is the background color. On to the beer:

The head retention is questionable, but the appearance is nice with a deep gold color. This brew is pretty clean has a good flavor. Slight fruitiness and malt in the begining. Touch of caramel. Crisp citrus bite in the back. Mild alcohol fumes gain more definition as the beer warms, but that doesn't hold back the drinkability. Choosing between the two series, I prefer this #2 series more.

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Photo of Zorro
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A light amber colored lager with a distinct orange tinge to it. Tall Off-white colored head. Technically this is very dark for a lager.

The smell is very hoppy herbal from the Nobel hops, but spicy does not make it in this lager.

The taste begins neutral on sweetness and quite malty for a lager; solid herbal bitterness in the finish and it is quite long lasting. Decently bitter this is thicker than average for a lager. Not much taste here except the hops and some mild malt, even seems a little like a Bock beer. Lots of herbs and a little citrus in the hop flavor, this is just a little spicy but not really worth mentioning.

The mouthfeel is good and very thick for a lager.

Quite nicely drinkable as all lagers should be. No strong flavors present this is a top notch lager never the less. No one will mistake this for a Pilsner.

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Photo of Haybeerman
4.28/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Deep, clear gold/amber color. Poured a 2 finger off-white big-bubbled head with good retention to a thick skim. Laced in wide rings.

S: Hay, grass and wet grains. Light sweet caramel in the backgrouind.

T: Light, sweet caramel. Somewhat bready. Grassy noble hops for an even balancing bitter. Light alcohol taste.

M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Smooth, dry and well-balanced.

D: Easily drinkable and sessionable. Good flavor, good balance. A really good beer in a pretty average category.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a clear orange with a fizzy white head which doesn't last long.

S: Pastry malt, sugar, caramel, a bit of booze.

T: Light caramel with a sugary finish. Hops are pretty much not evident. Definitely has some ethanol present, similar to a malt liquor, but definitely not fusel, much more mild and much tastier. Bitter orange peel and apricot juice there as well.

M: Light solventy character, viscous for a lager, carbonation is quite low.

D: A pretty good beer from Full Sail, a tasty high alcohol lager, kind of mix between a maibock and a malt liquor, I would have penned it as mai-/helles bock on first tasting it. Appearance needs work, but the flavour is there, and that is the most important thing, would definitely have again.

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Photo of shelby415
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.17/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle, best buy 12/14/07. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a golden amber color with a 1/2 inch white head which goes away pretty quick. It smells like grain, toasted malt and a little bit of hops. Tastes like sweet malt, sugar, grapes and grain. It's a sweet tasting beer, but I can't taste any hops at all. Mouthfeel is medium, it's smooth, has a decent body to it and a good amount of carbonation. Drinkability is OK, but it seems a little too un-naturally sweet. Overall I think it's average, but I can't say I'm impressed at all. I'll have to revisit this in the future.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jwale73
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a standard pint. Poured a translucent golden orange with a bright half inch cap; excellent consistency and a good amount of sticky lacing. Scent was sweet malt with a light citrus character in the mix. Taste consistent with nose with a little bit of a skunky quality. Mouthfeel was creamy and a little fuller-bodied than anticipated for a lager, with a consistent effervescence throughout the mouth. Not bad, but I wasn't blown away by this brew; one was definitely enough.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from mhewes via trade extra. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" off-white head above the clear amber brew. Head recedes quietly, with average lacing. Aroma is slightly nutty grain husks and some fruitiness. Taste follows the nose, with some hoppy notes on the close. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is good as well. Nice representation of the style.

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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 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 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 Beerandraiderfan
3.39/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Orange color for a bock, nice, this one could really fool you into thinking it was a juicy dipa or something. Almost perfect carbonation, good slightly offwhite head over 1" in size.

Bready, yeasty aroma, pleasantly pungent, cleaned up the alcohol and funk from the previous bock edition. Has kind of a honeyed alcohol presence that is much easier to deal with, its smooth. Amazed the fullness of this lager. Substantial body without being hefty or bogged down, just don't like the old buttery aftertaste like from a day old piece of popcorn between the cushions.

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Photo of Pencible
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Picked up a sixer at Bevmo a week ago Saturday for $5.99. Plan on providing this at the Monday night football tailgate next Monday but thought i would get a sneak preview.

Beer poured a golden orange with a small white head. Nose is fairly malty with a hint of hop flowers. Taste is well balanced, malts are prevelant early, nicely balanced by saaz hops. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, nicely carbonated. Drinkability is good, this is a clean not overly complex beer that is refreshing and enjoyable!

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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 Gusler
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours an orange like amber with a monstrous creamy light tan head that slowly evaporates leaving a fine concealing sheet upon the glass. Sweet malt nose, almost fruity, clean and fresh, hints of caramel, more ale like than a lager, with the top medium to full. Finish once again has an ale like acidity, the hops delectable, sweetness lingers long in the dry aftertaste, a good easy drinking beer, and glad I bought a six pack.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear golden-bronze color. The head is two inches in height, rocky, and white. The aroma is of bready malt, with a trance of spicy hops. The taste is like the aroma, but without the spicy hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth in texture, and has firm carbonation. Overall, this is a decent beer, but I wouldn't go out of my way to drink it.

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Photo of argock
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. No freshness date. Purchased as 6-pack at Market Street Wineshop (Charlottesville, VA) for $9.49.

A: Thick amber with 1-2 finger off-white big-bubbled head with good retention and lacing down the glass.

S: Crisp malty sweetness with blend of noble and grassy hops.

T: Superb flavor of light caramel and mostly pale grain compounded delicately with a focused hopbill of noble and grassy, floral hops. Clean finish is a bonus.

M: The body is exceptional with firm medium body that layers on the tongue with lower-than-usual carbonation to give a creamy, soft feel that works well with the full flavor.

D: An excellent lager that I will make a point of buying more of. The combination of grassy, noble hops and light caramel but mostly pale malts leaves a perfect blend of graininess and hoppiness. A top-notch lager.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A cool looking orange label with some fine wording about being hella good, etc..

Poured into a 0.5L Paulaner Pilsner glass. Light copper color, darker than expected, with relatively thin light beige head. Plenty of carbonation, some lacing...not much.

I smell some dark malt, maybe a bit of orange peel, aroma is pretty nice.

This beer tastes pretty darn good. Nice and smooth, alcohol is hidden well at 6.4 ABV. Some sweetness with mostly a malty flavor, hops make an appearance but are not prominent.

A pretty good offering from Full Sail. Would buy again, for sure.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is strong, malty and appetizing; there is just a whisper of apple or pear. Color is a nice clear orangy amber with a fairly thick and firm head. The flavor fills the mouth with a sweet but not cloying maltiness and has hints of fruit and hops. Texture is smooth, and aftertaste has a pleasantly hoppy undertone. Satisfying.

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Photo of popery
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good amber lager with a nice mix of malt and spicy hops. The beer pours a light orange-amber color, a shade lighter than other Amber Lagers that I've come across. The head is white and dissipates fairly rapidly with a moderate amount of lacing. There's a pretty good malt presence, although it isn't terribly interesting, light caramel and a bit of biscuit. The hops are mildly spicy and also not incredible. However, the balance is good, and the aftertaste is also quite pleasant. There is some alcohol presence; it's stronger than your average lager. At any rate, it's a good beer, and hopefully, other American breweries will take note and release more different lagers.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean copper/ yellow color with a white head.In the aroma, a small light malt. In the taste, a small maltiness with a small sweetness. A smooth, decent bodied mouthfeel and a small dryness and quite clean aftertaste. A small sweetness and light taste with a bigger bodied mouthfeel, nice lager.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ya' know overall I'm pretty impressed with Full Sail. They make flavorful, light bodied drinkable beers. I tend to really like the malt character, but they do the hops well to. This beer is no exception.
Bottle cap stated "lose the drama" - not that I'm particularly prone to that, but okay.
This beer tend to like to "air out a bit" with the flavors developing over time. In my mug the off-white tannish head caps a amber and very clear liquid. Attractive.
Aroma is balance malt and hop and very tight.
The flavor shines on this one, especially for a lager. Each sip offers some mystery. The flavors I'm most fond of are the caramel and nuttiness. Very mild bitterness with occasional bit of hops floating in and out help keep the drink interesting.
A little mild on the refreshing factor, but it isn't without it. Lager smooth with a light overall body.
I've done two of these easily and could do another without a problem

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Photo of illidurit
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a seidel. Clear light copper color with a small but dense cap of beige foam. Aroma is tangy and malty, toasty and orangey. Flavor is bready with some mild citrus and an almost milky texture. A touch of earthy hops and even a hint of alcohol warmth in the finish. A little light on flavor for the abv. Soft smooth mouthfeel with perfect carbonation. This beer is having an identity crisis. Does it want to be a strong lager? It has the abv but not the flavor. Does it want to be a refreshing, lighter lager? It has the body but too much abv. Decent, but LTD 01 was better.

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LTD Series - 02 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 167 ratings