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

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82
good
221 Ratings
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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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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pils glass.

4.0 A: Clear golden yellow color. Three fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is pretty good and a great deal of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Grassiness through and through. Hay, floral and earthy hops, moderate neutral malt sweetness, and that lager yeast smell.

3.5 T: Taste is like the nose. Grass, hay, floral and earthy hops, sticky neutral maltiness. Moderate doughiness and could be a bit cleaner, but good enough.

4.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Velvety viscousness with plenty of creaminess. Very nice here.

3.75 D: Good beer with no real flaws. The mouthfeel is awesome.

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Photo of ninaturner
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of stakem
3.31/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to BA slatetank for gifting me with a bottle of this. The brew pours as advertised, a pale golden color with a rich finger of silky head that fades to a thin film across the top and paints an entire webbing of lacing effect on the glass. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain a thin film across the top and a swirl revives a finger of yellowish stained froth fairly effortlessly.

The aroma smells like any old adjunct lager. A hint of almost corn-like sweetness blends into a bit of fresh cereal grain to wheaty character which was a bit unexpected for a bock I might say. A mild kiss of alcohol and buttery diacetyl bring this back into the lager spectrum with a pleasant contrast. When the glass is swirled, some sulfur notes evolve along with an unexpected amount of herbal hops. Overall, not a bad smelling brew.

The taste of this brew is a bit more focused with some fruity alcohol esters coming forward overtop a pale malt base that provides some mild sweet grainy appeal. However, I get a mild touch of adjunct almost like corn also in the flavor but that might be an exaggeration based off of the notes of diacetyl and mild sulfur that also emit from this brew. The hops present themselves with an herbal flavor and modest bitterness a bit atypical of a bock.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall I think it wasnt bad but there were a lot of strange things going on in this that hinted towards bock but with a strange twist. A bit over-hopped, a bit more alcohol driven and lacking in the overall body one might expect. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to try this one Matt, thanks again.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Slatetank
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I picked this case up at Breski, enjoyed several bottles so figured why not jot some notes and give a review, enjoyed chilled from a willybecker.
The color is tarnished golden with good clarity and visible carbonation rising to an off white head with avg bead. The smell is lightly mineral with slight spiciness and gentle malt essence with slight alcohol ester. The feel is good with full body almost filling with slightly high bitterness and noticeable alcohol in the texture with semi-dry finish and moderate carbonation.

The flavor is pretty layered considering this is a commercial equivalent of a SMaSH -single malt and single hop maibock -pale malt and willamette hops. The hops are a bit forward in the flavor and the yeast adds some flavor with spiciness accentuated by the moderately high alcohol in the taste. The malt is toasty and slightly thick with low sweetness and generally grainy when combined with the yeast drying alcohol and hops. Overal this is decent but there are better examples of this style from East Coast brewers or Midwest breweries, but for the price it is a better than average pale bock.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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