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

BA SCORE
82
good
221 Ratings
THE BROS
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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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 221 |  Reviews: 109
Photo of DavidST
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, I've had this one in the fridge for a little while so I'm not sure how fresh it is. Anyways this pours a light golden color with a small semi short lived white head. The smells are of crisp grassy hops, a little sweetness and malts. The feel is medium. The taste is more bitter than expected, followed by some strong malts, along with a strong alcohol presence.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of NuclearDolphin
2.9/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Golden/Yellow straw color with a rather haze. Head pours around 1 finger in width and is very fizzy. Not much to speak of in terms of lacing

Smell - I'm getting sweet yeasts, barley and grassy notes. Also I'm getting some light Pilsner-like scents in here as well.

Taste - Light floral hops, sweet yeasts, barley and malts. It does taste a bit boozy upfront but it still tastes okay

Mouthfeel - Pretty light bodied with some rather intense carbonation. It sadly isn't the kind of beer that is crisp or refreshing to drink either.

Overall - It's an average tasting lager that's held back by an unbalanced flavor and an even more unbalanced palate feel. I wouldn't recommend buying this

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Photo of savagepm
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Brenden
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This lager is a mostly clear but just slightly hazed brilliant gold-orange that develops a nice, thick and chunky off-white, almost yellowish head that settles to one finger and leaves lacing that, while spotty, is plentiful.
This is a distinctive one, balanced between dry and sweet, a bit of wood on the dry side with something unusual in the sweetness that works for this beer, almost but not quite fruity with something like bubble gum but not quite. Again, unusual. A bit of pepper finishes it out in a sweet finish with just a tinge of alcohol. I was concerned with the screw cap at first, but this is a good lager, packed with flavor for what it is.
The body is crisp and light but doesn't give up smoothness, which comes out filling without being too much. Alcohol tingles and dries up the finish a touch.
The lager-hating community should give this one a shot. I was pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of lwillitz
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12-oz bottle into New Belgium globe

A - crystal-clear golden body under a couple fingers of foamy white head; lots of rising carbonation bubbles

S - grass and spice from the hops, not much representation from the malt; bland

T - better than expected; corny grain sweetened with a combination of caramel and honey, complimented nicely by mildly-biting spices and citrus; moderate dryness and alcohol warmth in the finish

M - highly-carbonated chewy medium body

O - neither horrible nor spectacular

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Photo of grubefresh
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Falcone
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of jasonvorhz
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of RoryOMoore
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of barczar
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear deep golden color with am ivory one finger head that dissipates slowly.

Aroma is grain, sweet bready malt, a hint of citrus and floral hop.

Flavor is moderately citrusy, with grapefruit pith and lemon at the bottom of the mouth balancing a slightly sweet caramel malt backbone, leading to a dry, slightly bitter floral hop finish. Alcohol is present but not offensive.

Body is moderate with moderate carbonation and a touch of astringency and alcohol warmth.

More character than your standard American lager, but nothing to write home about. Fairly easy drinking.

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Photo of ucsbmullet
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

excellent bang for the buck here. 8 dollars for a 6pack at 7% abv. i like that. smells malty but not to the vienna lager levels, more pale malty and crisp in the nose. flavor is nice, definitely malt driven and complex. i taste something a touch sweet, caramel maybe. feel dragged for me in this beer, the body was a bit heavy and rather filling, even though the flavor was good. i was happy to share my 6er because it would have ruined my appetite for dinner. overall another worthy beer from full sale, and at that price i may buy it again, but it wasnt anything particularly memorable.

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Photo of Boitnott
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of bona2vada
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of pwsoldier
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of WaydeRafnel
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Metal4Breakfast
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Full Sail LTD 04 has a thin, slightly off-white head and a rich, clear, golden appearance, with some lacing and lots of streaming bubbles. The aroma is slight, but, with effort, one can detect some sweetness and a bit of citrus. Taste is stronger, with grape fruit, bread, sugar, and bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Full Sail LTD 04 finishes crisp and dry. Overall, for the alcohol level, it is quite drinkable. Good stuff.

RJT

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Photo of hosehead83
3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear gold in color, with a decent-sized head of bright white foam.
Aroma-Sweet toasted malt, canned corn
Taste-Grain, sweet toasted malt, warming alchohol finish. A little more character than your average American pale lager, but still nothing exceptional here.

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Photo of harrymel
2.96/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best by 04MAY12
Pours a yellow lager with little head production and anticipated clarity - excellent. (3) Smells of earthy hops with a hint of skunkiness. Not much going on the nose here, not impressed. (2) Flavor is interestingly grainy - theres a hint of what I can only describe as clam juice aftertaste mixed with a little wood. I’m not necessarily put off by this, alas, I keep taking another sip to see if I can’t dissect. Interesting. (3.5). Thin with moderate carb and a mouthwatering finish. (3). An interesting tasting beer, but not something I would recommend, but something I would certainly pair with a good cioppino or Manhatten clam chowder. (3)

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Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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