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

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
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
231
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
16.25%
 
 
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3
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12
For Trade:
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Reviews: 134 | Ratings: 231
Photo of Kegatron
2.95/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap @ the Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub (Hood River, OR) on 8/28/11. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear golden copper, topped with roughly a ½ finger of bright-white head. This retains with a thin foaminess, that stays robust enough I guess, and leaves back a cascade that quickly slides down the sides of the glass and settles into just a light smattering of lacing. The aroma is floral and lightly spicy but the main focus in on the soft fruitiness of the nose. The malts don’t seem to have much of a presence, as most of the sweetness here is coming from that fruit character.

This time in the taste, that gentle fruitiness mixes it up with more of the sweet graininess from the malts, while a firm and more bitter citric presence adds a degree of prickly assertiveness to the profile. This finishes fairly dry feeling, with lingering notes of spice and light rind. The mouthfeel is medium bodied in the mouth overall, with a pretty darn sharp and lively feel to the carbonation that is coming on a little too strong at times. This does start to smooth out a bit though as it sits.

Eh, this was decent enough. I guess the main gripe for me was the heavy emphasis on the fruit flavors, which combined with the malt to give this more of a sweet twang to the taste instead of the crisp snap that I would normally associated with a thirst quenching Pilsener. I finished this glass… but barely.

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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 Halcyondays
2.93/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours yellow with a firm white head, very good retention some lace.

S: Crisp hop attack, lightly sour malt.

T: Soft bready malt with a very earthy hop profile, too earthy for my tastes, not a classic pilsner flavour.

M: Medium-bodied, too heavy IMO for the style, tends to sit on the tongue, needs to be cleaner.

D: An OK stab at the style, but I wasn't really into it, average drinkablity at best.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
2.9/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear straw yellow with a foamy and not very persistent white head. Aroma is crisp, malty, and not very strong. Flavor, fortunately, is better - strong, almost mouth-filling, malty with hoppy and fruity hints. Flavor is smooth, satisfying, just a little fizzy.

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Photo of Minkybut
2.87/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I poured This beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a nice golden color and poured a pretty nice white looking head. I did not like the smell. It was sour like and I do not like that. The taste however was not. It was more of a sweet taste that left an odd burn on my tongue. Okay beer but not going to buy again.

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Photo of JBmadera
2.8/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - sparse head with some lacing

S- pretty light hop/malt aroma

T/M - kinda fizzy, more than I expected and it lingered. somewhat bitter finish, disappointed with the taste - for some reason I was really looking forward to this beer and it was a bit of let down.

D - wouldn't turn it down but would not seek it out.

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Photo of zander4dawin
2.78/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

** Performed Blind Tasting **

Appearance - Deep golden color with a pillowy head.
Smell - Floral and citrus
Taste - Orange, grapefruit but not bitter, simple, taste a little watery
Mouthfeel - crisp and sharp

Overall - A nice lager with a simple taste but could use more snappiness and dryness to be a good pils.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.6/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with twist-off pressure cap served into a Uinta brewing glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, California. Acquired at a Trader Joe's for somewhere between 1 and 2 dollars. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given the brewery.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger beige head of decent cream, decent thickness, and good retention. Colour is a light pale yellow. Transparent and translucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Not extraordinarily vibrant. Pretty standard for the style.

Sm: Dry malts and generic floral hopping - I'd guess saaz or spalt. Straw. Generic barley. An average strength aroma. This is shaping up to be pretty meh.

T: Straw and barley form the foundation, with minimal specialty malts coming through. Background floral hopping is hardly noticeable. Obscenely simple. Boring and bland. Not at all subtle. Very meh.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some increased coarseness and dryness in the third act. Light. Too thick for the lack of flavour.

Dr: Drinkable but boring and bland. I wouldn't bother with this again. Another mediocre offering from Full Sail. Why brew this? If I wanted affordable pasasable garbage, I'd buy Simpler Times pilsner.

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Photo of Nixon
2.37/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

As a fan of Full Sail products I really wanted to like this one but I didn't.
It looks great...very clear golden color topped with a snow white head that lasts.
It claims to be in the league of imported pilsners...Stella, Heineken, Peroni, Becks, etc. But against any of these I think it falls flat.
And that's because to me this beer tasted kinda like soda water with a squirt of 'bitter juice' in it. I didn't get any sweet, biscuity or bready malt flavor and the hops were pure bitterness, no detectable flavor.
I remember reading that when Full Sail formed an alliance with Miller so they could brew Henry Weinhard's, they gained a lot of brewing knowledge by meeting with the Miller chemists and brewers. And I guess that's what this LTD 03 tastes like to me...Miller beer.
I like the Full Sail Pale Ale, Amber Ale and IPA. But this one? No dice.

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