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

LTD Series - 04LTD Series - 04
BA SCORE
3.59/5
221 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#37,038
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
221
pDev:
12.26%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 221 |  Reviews: 109
Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of MKrauss
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of silverking
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- deep golden straw with a thick off-white head. Surprisingly nice lacing.

S- honey, floral hops, toasted grain.

T- grain, alcohol, herbal/grassy hops. There is a light bitterness in the finish.

M- light bodied, moderate amounts of carbonation.

O- I wish that more lagers were like this one. Thoroughly enjoyable, very drinkable, excellent aroma, not too filling.

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Photo of cgman1985
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Quite possibly the clearest helles lager I ever seen almost light beer in color yellow with just a 1/4 inch of head that recedes to a mild lace ring.
S - Very clean lager smells, some grainy bitterness, and some bready malts.
T - Taste is mildly skunky with taste of grassy hops and bready malts. The finish is mildly dry.
M - Lingering bitterness is a bit heavy, light to medium in body.

Overall its a pretty good helles lager but I would prefer other takes on the style. Not bad though.

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Photo of habaceeba
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of woodenbones
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of mikeg67
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of grassy hops and bready malt. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is of grassy, spicy hops and bready malt. Finish is long, dry and spicy. Good, balanced brew.

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Photo of Zorro
3.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden colored beer with a tall white colored head.

Smells sweet and slightly nutty with a bitter herbs hop scent. Not really very aromatic.

Starts out mildly sweet with a stronger than expected herbal bitterness. Nutty and herbal with a strong but short live blast of bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall an OK Helles Bock.

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Photo of Lukebell15
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of trytoketchup
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of OhNo789
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a medium amber color with a one finger pure white head. The head fades quite fast leaving very little lace on the sides of the glass and a thin persistent white film on the top of the brew.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a grainy smell but has lighter bready smells as well and a decent level of caramel sweetness. A little bit of a grassy and earthy aroma are there as well rounding out the aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a big bready flavor as well as a quite sweet caramel flavor. The caramel fades toward the middle but is joined by some lighter fruit flavors of grape and pear flavor and some grainy flavors. Some bitter/sour flavors come to the tongue being a bit of lemon and grapefruit. A moderate level of grassy hop comes to the tongue more at the end of the taste along with an increase in the grainy flavors of the brew, to leave a malty and slightly grassy hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly above average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation that is slightly higher than average. For the bitter and grassy hop flavors the higher carbonation is rather nice, while the medium body is still able to hold the maltier flavors of the brew, so… overall the mouthfeel of the beer is quite appropriate.

Overall – A decent malty brew with a fair level of bitter and sour flavors. Not bad, and well worth a try but nothing super exceptional.

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Photo of outsider
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of JohnyFriday
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of scott2269
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Jame515
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of pkalix
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

purchased on the heels of the bourbon-barrel-aged imperial stout... just to see what these guys are about...
pours a light colored, low-head, pils-type-of-looking brew into a bruery-type tulip glass.... mostly clear, but hazy gold...
smells like fruity lager. like a regular adjuct type of commercial beer....
tastes like a fruity lager, but with some extra SOMETHING... not sure what-maybe it's the alcohol?
overall, it's okay. nothing special. but if you're using this 7%er as a session beer, you're doing very well.... it's easy to drink, although a bit 'twang-y', and not bad I imagine if you've purchased a 6'er and heading home... just don't get too buzzed and beat the girlfriend.... but it is a very decent brew. not my favorite style, but still a very decent brew... aside from the stout, I think I need to see what else this brewery has to offer...

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a case from bell beverage on discount.

Poured into a tall pilsner glass, color is gold, head is bright white, very thick and pretty dense. Very enticing and delicious looking.

Smell is nice pilsen malt, maybe some biscuit or bread type scents, some nice hops, grassy/earthy scents.

Taste is nicely malty, pilsen mostly, some biscuit or bread flavors, somewhat lingering flavors; hops are similar to the scent, pleasant bitterness, not fruity, more earthy/grass.

Mouthfeel is tilted towards strong flavors on the tongue, pretty crisp carbonation popping the flavors out; some nice pilsen lingering flavors, maybe some vienna type flavors lingering in the mouthfeel on the tongue as well.

Overall, a very good, tasty brew, taste is a little sweet, but some clean hops to balance, moutfeel is also a bit crisp; still a very tasty brew and solid helles/mai-bock. Quick edit - noted the pale malt used instead of pilsnen, could be why the sweeter flavors.

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Photo of brentk56
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy goldenrod with a wispy head that leaves a lot of dots behind

Smell: Bread and butterscotch; a hint of grassy hops

Taste: Bready, up front, with the butterscotch building in the middle; the grassy hops make an appearance after the swallow and while they linger into the aftertaste, this is one malty brew''

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Although there is some diacetyl and a sweetness that may indicate some corn in the grist, this is a readily drinkable brew

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Photo of mpalestino
3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of afrokaze
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of joshwalt
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

LTD Series - 04 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 221 ratings
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