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LTD Series - 01 - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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BA SCORE
85
very good

133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"A beer that'll twist your cap and is the first in our LTD series. It's an easy drinking, nonetheless way tasty limited edition lager that is a medium bodied, copper colored beer with subtle hop accents and a caramel aroma that goes down smooth.

ABV 6.4% IBU 26 "

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 01-03-2007)
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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of brentk56
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a sturdy head that persists but only leaves a few shards of lace

Smell: Smells a bit like a Butterfinger, with peanuts and caramel dominant; a bit of grain in there as well

Taste: Opens with a bready element that becomes sweeter by mid-palate, with some caramel, nuts and a hint of milk chocolate; after the swallow, there is also a hint of the earthy hops, but this beer is primarily about the malt bill, with a nice caramel and nut finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: I wouldn't drink this everyday, but it sure is a nice change of pace that goes down easy

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Burnt orange infused with a splash of brick red. The beer is as clear as crystal, with only a few slow moving bubbles to disturb the placid interior. The compact, pale khaki crown is a great color match for the beer on which it sits. Full Sail nailed the bock look with 01.

The nose smells like roasting peanuts in the shell with a full whiff of dark caramel and a half whiff of cocoa. For the record, the grain bill includes pale, caramel and chocolate malts. The hop bill includes Hallertau, Czech Saaz and Styrian Goldings, but they play bit parts at best. I hope there's some hoppiness on the palate, even though I realize that bocks are supposed to be malt-dominant.

I knew that a Pacific Northwest brewer wouldn't let me down. The above listed hops are clearly contributing members of the flavor profile, even if they're subtle ones (well, maybe a little more than subtle). If this is a bock, then malt must be large and in charge. And it is.

I like the relative proportions of malt used, but I wish Full Sail could have found some way to coax a little more flavor out of the ingredients. Warming has granted me my wish. Bottling 01 is definitely an 'easy drinking' bock; it says so right there on the label. Earthy, nutty, whole grain toast is still the order of the day.

The finish has an surprisingly bitter linger for a beer of this style. That's because the hops refuse to be pushed too far away from the action. The mouthfeel is nice and cushy. There's not a rough edge in sight, just polished gemstone smoothness and perfect carbonation.

This Limited Edition Lager is a well-crafted beer that doesn't deserve to be 'one and done'. It looks like Full Sail feels the same since they've decided to brew it again (original recipe intact) in Winter '08. I'm not easily impressed by bocks, but I'm impressed by Bottling 01.

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

brown, very clear with lots of carbonation, really quite nice and a classic look for a bock. Thin off white head formed on the top, but quickly faded to just a thin film that stayed throughout the session, but offered no side glass contribution.

The aroma was your classic malty bock. Nice sweet caramel and nutty aromas mixed in with a good earthy tone. The flavor followed through very closely with a nice bitter malty flavor and a good amount of sweetness in it as well. Carbonation that is more then decent never let it go flat and kept you entertained throughout the session

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark mahogany-hued body with a modestly-sized, ivory-colored head.

Smell: Pleasantly aromatic maltiness with notes of toasted bread crusts, nuts, dark caramel candy, and a teeny tiny pinch of cocoa, supported by a spicy hop scent.

Taste: Toasty, nutty, caramel-covered malts with a toothsome, sugar sweetness. Nearly indistinguishable cocoa hint. Lightly spicy hop character with a mild, subdued bitterness. Sweetish, lightly nutty finish, though the aftertaste dries out in a flash.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Yes, there's just a pinch of chewiness to it.

Drinkability: Recommended! Rather enjoyable and a pleasant surprise. I could cheerfully clear through a few of these in one sitting.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in an Ayinger Celebrator doppelbock glass.

The glass welcomes an amber-tinted light brown capped by a quickly shy bit of off-bright foam. My nose is hit by a .357 Magnum shot of caramel, coffee, toffee (it's fun to rhyme!), oak, and pecans. I'm glad it's fun to rhyme, 'cause it's the coffee and toffee, runnin' 'round as the Offee twins, wanted dead or alive (they still ride), that come crashin' into Tasty Town. I don't know who named the place, but who the hell cares? I mean, there's only a handful o' residents, anyway. A good amount of lace comes rollin' 'cross the glass boulevard as the Offee twins proceed to ransack the town. Or, at least, that's what the sensationalist press wants us to believe: In truth, the Twins are cleanin' up the town, gettin' rid o' the nastier elements of society. Unsurprisingly, a clean, though decidedly Twin-infused finish results, the proper end to the smooth ride the townsfolk all witnessed out their windows. As they leave, the people of Tasty Town all glare at the sunset before them, hoping that the Twins return sooner rather than later. Only time will tell, folks...

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Full bodied lager at it's best, deep caramel amber hue sits in my glass with a nice creamy textured tan head sitting high above the rim of my glass. Retention is solid but the head is scant and thin. Aromatics arise to the nares quite nicely with caramel and nutty malt tones moderately kilned malts bring me on a nice soothingly sweet ride balanced with a roasted caramel and soft milk chocolate note as well. Fruit is evident ripened with tame alcohol edges in the finish I get a touch of tartness and herbal wet grass hop tones. Flavor is balanced between tart fruit and roasted malt a wonderful combo, caramel and mild chocolate reign supreme really finishes heavy with roasted nuts and herbal hops with the caramel really coating the palate during the whole experience. Excellent drinking bock beer a bit heavier in alcohol than the typical lager yet in the same range of drinkability. Mouthfeel is full with slightly sticky edges left over from the malt bill, carbonation settles easy with each sip yet remains crisp and clean enough with each sip to reach that smooth lagering quality that we know and love. Drinkability overall kicks ass especially since I can buy this one for a LTD time down the street at the local Wintersville, Ohio Kroger.

Photo of russpowell
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

BBD of 06/12/07

Pours caramel/orange with 4+ fingers of sand colored head. Above averag lacing & average head retnetion

S: Breadyness & caramel & maple syrup

T: Bready with hints of caramel up front. Dryness & slight hop bitterness. Hints of toffee, a little nuttyness & dryness in the finish

MF: Chewy with light carbonation & very balance

Drinks very easy a good take on a bock, but I was expecting more to be honest

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a frothy, initially two-finger thick, tan colored head that sits atop a deep amber brown colored beer that shows a brilliantly clear, deep red color when held up to the light. The aroma is purely malt driven with intermingling notes of toasted malt and caramelized malt sugars. The aroma is fairly dry though; really smells like a lightly browned bread crust. There is a touch of spicy, lightly herbal hop character here in the aroma as well.

The taste has a nice, light, caramelized, complex sweet malt character to it. This note coats the mouth and sticks around through to a long chewy finish. Lots more hop character is noticeable in the flavor; herbal notes are most prominent but there is also a nice solid bitterness that lingers along with the malt in the finish. This beer has quite a nice balance between malt and hop; the hop character is a bit bigger than most amber lagers, but there is a lot of chewy malt character to back this up. I would almost say that this beer is not as well attenuated as it should be, but here the hop character steps up and provides a much needed foil to any unfermented malt sugars. Caramel notes seem to define the malt character, but ample toasted grain notes are here as well as a nicely browned bread-like note.

This beer has been quite a pleasant surprise, lots more flavor than I was expecting, and luckily it still maintains a really nice malt and hop balance.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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

03/12/07- Purchased at Ledgers Liquors in Berkeley, CA.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with a best by date imprinted on the side of the label. Limited series...maybe will be something like Lagunitas where they put out a different style each season.

Appearance- Cola like brown with my some dark amber features. Large bubbled 3/4 inch head that leaves behind light lace patches.

Smell- Mostly high toasted malt with maybe a touch of chocolate and a touch of hop.

Taste- Didn't really get any hops out of this, but am I supposed to out of a bock? Heavy on the toasted malted side. A tad bit of chocolate but mostly all caramel malt. Lightly sugary.

Mouthfeel- Medium to high carbonation, a tad sryupy in the finish with a medium mouthfeel.

Drinkability- I need to try one of these again maybe on a cooler day. I was dying of thirst because it was freaking 80 degrees today in..winter!! Anything would have tasted good to me including my dogs frozen urine. But, all things considered, it was quenching and tasty, although I think it could have even passed for a lager. A touch more sweetness would have put it over the top for me.

Photo of Gavage
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a reddish amber color with a 1" head.

Smell: caramel sweentess is all you can pull from the glass.

Taste: light bready malt profile with some caramel, black plum, and a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp to start, a bit less crisp at the finish. Aftertaste is very short lived.

Drinkability: this beer was very easy to drink. Well balanced too. Worthy of a try.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty nice beer with a lovely maltiness that is just right. Pours a dark copper with a nice head that sticks around as a cap. Smells firmly malty with toffee and some earthy hops. The taste has more of that firm malt. Nutty and toffee-like while maintaining a nice dry profile. Delicious. Soft and creamy mouthfeel and quite drinkable. In my book this is a nice, solid beer for what it is and a bit better than most have rated it.

Photo of mothman
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Sam Adams Sensory Glass.

Color is a clear copper amber. Pours a 1/2 finger of off white head. Not a lot of retention. Leaves some thin lace rings.

Aroma: very sweet and malty. Caramel and honey. A great smelling lager.

Taste: Very malty. Caramel and honey again. Reminds me a lot of Sam Adams Honey Porter. Hardly tastes like a lager.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy. Medium bodied. Carbonation is accurate. Leaves a dry, sweet aftertaste.

Overall, this is a pretty good lager. I will be looking for #2. Could use more of these solid lagers around. Get this if you can find it still.

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pick up from Trader Joes. Pours a nice clear dark amber color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy tan head which leaves quickly, no lacing afterwards. The nose is sweet and malty, spicy, and nice caramel tone. The taste follows the nose pretty much, sweet/malty, slightly spicy, and nice caramel after taste, a slight dry finish. Medium body. Drinkable, a nice brew from Full Sail, hope to see other's in this series.

Photo of DoubleJ
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A limited series? Super cool. On to the beer:

Orange to yellow in color, it has a thin head that doesn't last very long. For it's ABV, it drinks pretty well with a modest array of flavors from citrus zang to doughy malt. Neither is overpowering though. Pretty decent bock.

Photo of BARFLYB
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a flying fish pint glass. this was a recent extra in a trade.

A- Full Sail LTD1 (Live The Dream) comes out the bottle a copper to light red color with plenty bubbles upon pouring. Not much in the terms of head but some spotty patches here and there, with no lace.

S- Basically a lot of roasted malts giving off a caramel scent. Maybe some hops if you dig deep enough. Nothing more, nothing less.

T- Like a malt bomb with the caramel coming through quite strong. Maybe some spices such as cinnamon. As it warms i get some more of a nutty aspect.

M- A bit on the flat side with not much going on for it. Slight carbonation. Not terrible but quite drinkable.

D- I would go for this again if on tap or a fresh version, although i won't get that chance since i'm on the east coast. I'm not sure if this is a bock or a lager as the label and the beer style listed differ, but i would lean towards a bock more.

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, this is a nice beer. A light brown/reddish clean pour topped with a dense off-brown head. Rich looking. Aroma is a tad weak for the style. I get some earthiness. Almonds, some musky grain and fresh caramel.
Darn good flavor, yet perhaps a bit too balanced from the hops. The malt is rich but not over powering. It's smooth and the muskiness isn't in the flavor. Caramel isn't too sweet and the nuttiness is just off to the side a bit.
That's good imho.
A clean feeling to it, smooth. This is very easy drinking.
Good choice here.

Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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

Thanks to msubulldog25 for this brew.

Pours a nice clear dark amber color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy tan head which leaves quickly, no lacing afterwards. The nose is sweet and malty, spicy, and nice caramel tone. The taste follows the nose pretty much, sweet/malty, slightly spicy, and nice caramel after taste, a slight dry finish. Medium body. Drinkable, a nice brew from Full Sail, hope to see other's in this series.

Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz picked up at the Coop for about $1.40.. enjoyed from my New Belgium tulip... Note.. this is the 2nd bottling of this brew.

Not too much head and only dots of lacing... lite amber brew with clear golden orange highlites.

Aroma is all pale malts and a touch of toasted... no hops that my untrained nose can pickout.

Flavor is the same as the smell with a slight touch of milk chocolate and an earthy hop note... Mouthfeel is lite side of medium and drinkability is very high.. A great transitional beer for macro drinkers looking to expand their palates.

Don't know what else to say; it has been a while since I had a plain ol' bock.. but this brew is very clean and if I wasn't feeling like hops, I would buy again... nice brew.

Photo of Bighuge
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear burgandy. Thin layer of ivory white froth. Lacing is minimal. Aroma is sweet caramel, bread pudding and rasins. Good flavor of clean maltiness...bready and biscuity in nature. A little plum as well. Slight nuances of rum. The mouthfeel is clean and smooth. Perfect amount of carbonation. Medium-full body. Solid bock but nothing specatacular.

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LTD Series - 01 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
85 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.