Full Sail LTD #2 Pale Lager | Full Sail Brewery at Riverplace / The Pilsner Room

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Full Sail LTD #2 Pale LagerFull Sail LTD #2 Pale Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery at Riverplace / The Pilsner Room
Oregon, United States
fullsailbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
*** NOTE: This beer is not brewed at the Pilsner Room location, rather at the main Full Sail brewery in Hood River. Please post reviews here ( http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/5316/36188 ) until listings can be merged ***

Added by RBorsato on 04-18-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of djeucalyptus
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden amber into the glass, yielding a very thin head that fizzles away to a ring in no time. A touch of lacing here and there follow.

aroma is subdued maltiness. Sweetness and caramel malt abound, with a hint of vanilla and just a touch of spice? grassy? floral? maybe.

Taste is more powerful than anticipated! rich biscut and caramel malting creates a rich and vibrant sweet and bready character. Grassy and grain-ish notes add a touch of depth, while a nice hop zip at the end gives it a bit of legs. Almost reminds me of a euro strong lager at times, verging on a bock at others. Surprising out this unassuming bottle.

mouthfeel is creamy and full. Smooth and drinkable with solid carbonation that carries the flavors nicely.

A solid brew. Nothing outstanding, and nothing that would warrent a regular purchase, although for a well made inoffensive and versatile brew, this one fits the bill. A definite entry brew to the craft world, and a good brew to bring to the bbq. Nothing I could see myself craving, but I'd never turn away a glass.

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Photo of yemenmocha
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark golden color, white head. Good lookin' beer.

Nose is faint, with some suggestions of honey & light baking spices.

Palate is honey malty sweet, but again rather weak and limited in flavors. It's a rather inoffensive beer, but at the same times fails to inspire much on the palate or to the nose.

Very drinkable, great as water substitute with food, but not worth savoring slowly for an evening of reading on BA.

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Photo of mithrascruor
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a clear dark gold-orange color. Light white head leaving a tiny film.

Smell: Clean, grassy malts. Nice, nothing special.

Taste: Nice taste with surprising orange blossom malt flavor. Slightly sweet but not too much. Slight bitterness at the end with, unfortunately, a tinge of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and smooth with minimal carbonation.

Drinkability: Generally a drinkable beer, but marred slightly by the bit of alcohol in the taste. Relatively strong in alcohol for this style of beer, but that does not affect the drinkability.

Overall a nice & affordable micro-brewed lager. Tastes very fresh and something I'd like to get again.

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Photo of jamiejohnson
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Full Sail's LTD lager is unique. It's a lager like none other with a special flavor, a higher-than-usual alcohol content and a look all its own. I like it. If you come into this brew pre-conditioned and expecting it to be true to a certain style, you might be disappointed. I think LTD's a delightful creature that's difficult to classify. It is what it is. I'll be buying more of this intriguing beverage, especially if it's priced right as this was.

It ain't this,
It ain't that.
It is what it is,
And dat is dat.

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Photo of dnichols
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: It poured a clear, bright orange body with a one finger white head that fell quickly. There was limited lacing.

S: It had aromas of sweet malts, hints of floral hops and orange aromas.

T: It had muted malt flavors with hints of orange citrus flavors and some lingering bitterness.

M: It was light bodied with moderate carbonation and a dry finish.

D: It is a decent lager with good potential for a night of spicy pizza. It quenches a thirst but has little bold flavor to make it stand out from the crowd.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

112308 Bottle date; Sampled August 2008
A vigorous pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces an initially four-finger thick, frothy, light tan colored head. The beer is a clear, rich amber hue that shows a perfectly clear, brilliant copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of spicy hops and grassy / cracker like malt. It is quite clean overall, with the malt playing perhaps the more prominent role.

Soft, buttery malt flavors & textures are offset a bit by a light carbonation and a spicy hop character that couples with a light bitterness. This has quite a bit more body and malt sweetness than I might have guessed from the fairly muted aroma. The flavors that are here though are not much of a departure from the aromas, they just have the volume turned up a bit more. This is definitely still pretty easy drinking; quite clean, with out a whole lot to contemplate so it is quite easy to quaff. The hops contribute a light spiciness as well as a touch of lemon zest flavors and a bit of grassiness in about that order of intensity too (first being the most).

I am not too sure about this one, it is clearly a well made, very clean Lager, but it just doesn't quite seem able to hold my interest.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

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Photo of MtVernon
4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very, very good beer, made by people who seem to really know what they're doing. It's not world class - just doesn't have that "expensive" taste, but it is outstanding, nonetheless.

Everything is balanced nicely, nothing stands out as offensive or gimmicky, which is a big problem these days - see Sam Adams Summer Ale, Blue Moon "Honeymoon", etc., etc. All rather nasty, unnecessarily altered for yuppie sensibilities.

If you like good beer, if you know beer, if you aren't easily fooled by a blast-o'-hops masking an underdeveloped brewing process, you'll love this. Northwest beers are some of the best in the world, not just this country, and this is right at the top of the heap. Full Sail and Alaskan are both very respectable breweries indeed, and if they keep churning out high-grade, affordable beers like these, they'll be quite successful for the long haul.

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Photo of HoustonTX
4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Full Sail LTD #2 Pale Lager

A - A nicely light copper colored body.

S - A sweet caramel and grainy notes, with some nutty/fruity undertones. Grapes?

T - Taste is very vibrant for a Lager. Lots of depth to the body and the complexity. Great fresh cut herbaceous hops. Along a strong grainy malt body. Crisp grassy waves, and carmalized
roasted almonds. Nice balance, there is a lot of balancing hopping around the palate. From sweet, to sour, to dark, to moderatly hoppy. Very pleasing all around and my favorite Full Sail Beer I've tried. It's really good and has lots of drinkability to it. Shows exactly what a good lager can bring to the table. Bravo.

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Photo of Bockrules
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass

A - Pours a one finger head. Orange-copper with very good clarity. Head thins and starts deteriorating about half way down the glass. Lacing doesn't really stick and just leaves splotches around the glass.

S - malty with a strong orange fragrance

T - a bit of alcohol on the nose, followed by a relatively bland and malty body. All of this beer's flavor is in the finish with a strong malty-orange taste. A lingering bitter-orange taste is left in the mouth which doesn't seem to fit this beer.

M - light-bodied with more than moderate carbonation. Appropriate for the style.

D - I was expecting a little more from this brew. It lacks much flavor until a brief finish and leaves an awkward aftertaste. At under a buck a bottle in Oregon it's not a horrible deal, but I don't think I'll be coming back to this one.

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Photo of AustinBeerLvr
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a 12 ounce bottle into a traditional shaker pint glass. Nice golden amber hue with a decent amount of head. Very little lacing left on the glass.

The nose of this brew is mostly caramel sweetness offset by some piney, mint like hop notes and a fairly assertive touch of alcohol.

Malt taste of caramel sweetness is upfront and is followed up by a nice bitter hop bite and that is somewhat piney. The finish of this beer has a surprisingly strong alcohol hit, which meshes well with the hops, and actually somewhat adds to the refreshing feel of this brew as it does a nice job of cleansing the palate. Even for a "lighter bodied brew", the moutfheel is a tad light for my tastes, especially when taking the relatively high ABV into consideration.

This is an interesting brew which I actually can't decide how much I like. However, for what this beer seems it's trying to be, which is a light bodied lager that is easy to have a few in a session, it almost seems out of whack with such an ABV almost as high as your average IPA and such a light body. This is actually a good tasting brew, but I would prefer a beer with a more reasonable alcohol content for the style.

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Photo of Raymond69
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep clear copper color. Small head , no lacing.

Aroma is slightly sweet malt malt.

Nice sweet malty taste thats extenuated by some good addition of bittering hops.

Mouthfeel is light to medium , silky smooth.

Overall a nice beer , probably my favorite of this style.

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Photo of gford217
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Floydster poured into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear, bubbly golden amber with a very small white head that actually hold on for quite a while around the edges. Lacing is minimal. The aroma is fairly heavy on the sweet caramel malts with a bit of toasted grain in the background. There is a minimal citrus hop whiff as it warms. The taste is a bigger version of the smell with a big malt sweetness up front with toasted malts and grains in the middle that leaves a slight bitterness in the aftertaste. I also got a little bit of nuts in the finish. Mouthfeel is light, but much creamier than most lagers I've had with strong carbonation. This is a really well crafted lager and makes for a great summer brew.

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Photo of Onslow
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

had to special order 2 cases to my store, i got to my store and only 1 was left... Is like a slightly fuller FS session... has some good foam, nothing 'overboard' ..("good stuff") .... contains some nice enjoyable flavours but I honestly think it falls a bit short of a 'limited edition batch beer' i mean it is enjoyable , but lacks some star power... flavour is of bittered hops, golding and such and maybe slight honey.... A simple beer with no real frills but seems to do the job... Full sail: i am looking forward to Batch 3
!.. but don't keep this around, you got more in those brains of yours!!..and abv is perfect!!

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Photo of RBorsato
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted on-tap 06/04/07 at the Full Sail Riverfront Brewpub in Portland, OR.

Nice golden color with a decent white head and decent lace. A nicely balanced malt and hop flavor and aroma with no hint of adjuncts. Medium bodied, smooth, and easy drinking.

If I didn't know this was a lager I defintely would have thought it was an ale...

Per FS website:
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Wheat, Caramel, Vienna
Hops: Czech Saaz, Styrian Goldings
OG: 1.064
16P
IBUs: 32

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Full Sail LTD #2 Pale Lager from Full Sail Brewery at Riverplace / The Pilsner Room
3.64 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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