LTD Series - 04 | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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LTD Series - 04LTD Series - 04
BEER INFO

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

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
"What do you get when you brew an elegant limited edition lager with one select barley? LTD 04, the single malt of beers! This brand new edition to our LTD Series is a finely balanced single malt, single hop, beer that is pale-golden in color and brewed with just pale malt and pleasantly hopped with just Willamette hops."

ABV 7% IBU 45

Added by IntriqKen on 12-14-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
221
Reviews:
109
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.15%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 221 |  Reviews: 109
Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
3.29/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Front Door-Boise. pale golden, light and citrusy, not as malty as most heller bocks. Easy drinker, lots of citrus in nose and flavor, but still tons of maltiness as expected for the style.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.03/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This is a golden colored beer with a thin, almost nonexistent white head. It has a slightly skunky, pilsener like smell. The taste is also fairly pilsener like, but with more body than the standard pilsener. It has a bitter initial taste with a malty biscuit finish. It has an exceptionally dry finish. Not really a lot going on here. I don’t know that I’ve ever had a “pale bock” before, but if this is representative I’d take a dopplebock or even a standard bock over this any day. It is fairly crisp and drinkable and I definitely like it better then mass produced pilseners, but that’s about all I can say good about it.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BIA_BrewMasta
2.62/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When I hear the word bock, my expectations are very high. There was nothing too exciting about this brew, however it goes down really smooth for 7% ABV.

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Photo of JNForsyth
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alpha309
2/5  rDev -44.8%

Photo of yemenmocha
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of MikeDAdams
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Pens1967
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ANiklaus
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a regular pint glass.

Appearance: Golden straw color with half a finger of head. Almost no carbonation with little foam coating the glass.

Smell: Strawlike with hints of honey, citrus, and malt. Most likely the beers low point.

Taste: Taste is very smooth and very sweet. Mostly honey, citrus, and a little malt flavor. Taste some fruitiness. Refreshing. Not overwhelming, but somewhat weak.

Mouthfeel: The beer's strongest point. It is extremely drinkable and is a beer that fits the role of a summer beer. Recommend strongly with fish.

Overall: This beer is nothing outstanding but is a worthy one to try, especially in the summer on the hot day. Pairs extremely well with fried fish.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of zestar
3/5  rDev -17.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of stephens101
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Working my way through the LTD series over a course of years without even realizing it. The LTD 1 was one of my first, favorite craft brews, so always stoked to try subsequent offerings from the same vein.

This one pours with a bubbly, off-white head. Color is a clear, pale yellow.

Aroma consists of lighter fruits that mix with notes of green grass and spent grain. Perfectly normal if you will.

Sweet and sugary up front with a fruity flow (green apple and melon) and a bit of hops and spice at the end. Somewhat astringent in the aftertaste.

Medium bodied with a faint alcohol heat that lingers. A little thicker than I expected, but fulfilling overall.

If nothing else, the LTD's are a series that are always welcomed, if not for their brilliance, then for their timeless consistency.

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Photo of SJbigtuna
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of mousebeer
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of boddhitree
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

At 7% ABV, can maybe someone say if there's a difference between a Pale Bock and an Imperial Pilsner? Best by date is 05/05/14. Does that mean this is too old?

Appearance: Looks like a Pils, not a Bock, though Pale is in the name. It's super deep golden yellow with a snow white head.

Aroma: Lots of Pils malt aroma, but also a hot alcohol and spiciness. After a little, the aroma fades, so I wouldn't call this a fragrant beer.

Flavor:
Front: First thing that's noticeable is a mellow bitterness, some tartness, some sweetness, and then a little alcohol hotness, which all is quite balanced.

Mid: More of the same, but also a decent amount of malt, but I'm not getting Pils malt, and lo and behold, the website says only Pale malt. Ok, it's not a Pils at all, then. It also uses only Willamette hops. So, an American hop and malt, with a lager yeast, I'm guessing, so not near a Pils. It's got a sweetness on the sides and not much bitterness.

Back: I'm getting hot alcohol slightly, sweet pale malt flavor, which is distinct from Pils malt in that Pale malt here is breadier, less toasty and not as crackerish, actually, more like sourdough bread. Not bad, but I really miss the Pils malt, which I think would've made this a great beer. I get some tartness/astringency, not a lot, but enough to be noticeable, but it's combined with a mellower bitterness.

Aftertaste: I got a bitter flavor that lingers a long time.

Mouthfeel: This could pass for a Bock in the mouthfeel category; it's thick enough, and no crispness.

Overall: I don't see why they don't call this a Imperial Pale Lager, rather than a Pale Bock. There's no Bock in it IMO; nonetheless, it's a really good beer. It's nearly WOW, but not exactly wow. I like that it's low in bitterness but still has enough bite and growl to keep the pale ale from being too much. It's a goo.d beer, but I'm disappointed only due to the name. I got a 4.3 of 5

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LTD Series - 04 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
3.62 out of 5 based on 221 ratings.
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