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LTD Series - 03 | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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3.63/5
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232 Ratings
LTD Series - 03LTD Series - 03
BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Well looky here, a crisp new pilsner-style lager all ready to rock your tastebuds' little world. The latest addition to our LTD series is pale-golden in color, featuring a spicy floral hop aroma, malty medium body, and a smooth, thirst quenching finish.

ABV 5.6% IBU 35"

Added by msubulldog25 on 05-27-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,154
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
232
pDev:
12.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 232 |  Reviews: 134
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of bump8628
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pours a light golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to a ring around the glass. Mild aroma of grassy hops and biscuit malt. Flavor is biscuit, crackery malt with hints of toasted malt, quite dry pilsner style hops. The grassy hops are to style, but are not balanced with lighter floral notes. Light bodied. A reasonable, but somewhat pedestrian pilsner that would appeal to those who like the the dry end of the pilsner spectrum.

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Photo of Gregwa
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of afrokaze
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of grubefresh
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of jbaker67
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of vkv822
3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz : tulip
best by: 10-11-13

Clear, brassy yellow with a foamy, white head.

Grassy, lightly spicy hop profiles with a solid, malty bread backbone.

Medium+ body, with foamy carbonation.

A well done pilsener, nice hop presence and a solid malt backing.

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Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Slatetank
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up at Wegman's in a mix-a-six, poured chilled from the 12oz brown bottle into a glass mug. not sure about the style since the number matches, but the label clearly has "Czech pilsner" on it.

The color is golden with crystal clarity and 2 finger white cap which falls to a thin band of very fine beads. The carbonation is visible rising moderately fast to the surface with a stringy lace pattern on the glass. The smell is very hoppy with some floral and spicy hop aromas. The malt is there in the nose but mostly adds sweetness to the aroma. The feel is pretty full with the malt body and resinous hop textures coming off a little less beefy with the semi-full carbonation with mostly dry finish.

The taste is very pleasant with a decent amount of hops in the taste which are both floral and spicy with a decent amount of pilsner malt contributing a mildly sweet nutty flavor profile with a gentle toast note and yeast is relatively creamy. The flavor of alcohol comes through near the end without any harshness, but it adds to the full taste this pils has, somehow I agree with the Czech pils label even though it is listed as a German Pils here. Overall a pretty decent amount of hops and is very drinkable, not the ideal example of the style, but a tasty lager just the same.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pils glass.

4.75 A: Clear medium yellow color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is pretty good and a thick ring of lacing is left.

3.75 S: Dank grassiness abounds. Grainy and quite floral, I could easily be smelling a flower. Clean with a mild sweetness. Very nice.

3.5 T: Again quite grassy. I can almost feel like I'm chewing grass. Sweeter than the nose suggested, but within good limits. Floral with herbal and earthy hop notes. Something along the lines of lemongrass, but slightly different. A bit doughy as well.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. This has a viscous chewiness to it that I rather like. Also good amount of creaminess.

3.75 D: Pretty good beer. I've never thought much of Full Sail and a great pils is just the way to start changing my mind.

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Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of lsummers
2.93/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a hazy straw golden yellow. Thin crisp head that diminishes quickly.

Smells of a pear with nutty malts and cereal.

Taste is a little sub par for the style. Starts with some sweet bread pudding and leads into a more cereal, fruity note. The hops are prominent towards the middle with some pear/pineapple notes. Ends on a nutty creamier note

Mouthfeel is somewhat sharp and smooth. Fairly carbonated.

Overall, this is a decent offering, but nothing to necessarily seek out. It's worth a try if your a fan of Full Sail Brewery, but otherwise it's an average pilsner. There are far more superior selections of the style out there.

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Photo of BigTrubble
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of weerezboy
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of cliff1066
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of barczar
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant golden straw color with a one inch white head that leaves light lacing.

Aroma is slightly sweet and grainy, with floral hops and cracker-like pilsner malt rounding out the profile.

Flavor is a touch fruity and slightly sweet, with light citrus notes of lemon pith accompanying an eventually dry, cracker-like malt character into the lightly bitter, peppery finish. Floral and earthy hops are also present.

Body is moderate, with slightly high carbonation. It's a little grainy.

A little sweet and fruity for the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.12/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, light caramelized malts and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out with some breadiness from lager yeast and a thin malt character. Then a hops presence that is strong for the style but not over-powering comes in. There’s some mild malt sweetness in the background and a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a very nice lighter beer to pound down for a long time.

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Photo of rangerred
3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a half finger white head. Good carbonation leads to a long lasting head with a minimal bit of lacing.

Aroma is a mix of flowers and steamed vegetables. There is also a solid bready malt base that is very appealing and pilsener-like.

Everything goes wrong on the flavor. It's like eating a huge pile of cooked vegetables. The DMS is off the charts! It overpowers the floral hops and the malt is barely able to sneak through. It becomes about the only thing noticeable about the beer and that is not good. Mouthfeel is very watery with an odd sharp, almost metallic, bitterness.

Overall, not a good effort from Full Sail. I can tell there is possibly a good beer lurking underneath the off flavors but there is too much for it to overcome. One to avoid.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best by 10/12/12.

Pours a clear light gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and a mild herbal hop aroma. Taste is much the same with a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is very drinkable but somewhat unexciting.

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Photo of Jmick28
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

LTD Series - 03 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 232 ratings
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