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

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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 7.75%
Wants: 4
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:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 01-03-2007

"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 "
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Photo of Flashsp2
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Full Sail LTD lager V1

Pours a clear caramel with an attractive beige that that lingers well
and laces its way down the glass. Golden highlights and steady
streaming carbonation.

Aroma of bread, estery fruitiness, steely caramel, seltzer, hop twang.

Palette is toast, whole wheat crackers, steely caramel, fruitiness,
with a tangy hop finish.

Soft, round body with a brisk carbonation.

Nice bodied, easy drinking lager that is enjoyable and inoffensive. I
really enjoy the LTD series from Full Sail, they do a bang up job

Photo of argock
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Freshness date 060210 stamped on bottle neck. Single purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $1.70.

A: Crystal clear dark, dark amber-rose with 1-finger quickly dissipating head with no lacing.

S: Aromas are subtle with herbal hoppiness and caramel and roasted maltiness, not quite with the snap of a marzen but pretty close

T: Solid flavor profile with caramel and toasted Munich style maltiness leading and herbal and noble hops taking the finish with a nice balance. Certainly more forward than most lagers, although as a bock this is right in line with those with the most flavor.

M: Nice medium body with low carbonation for style which results in a layering feel on the palate. Aftertaste is relatively hoppy but still with plenty of caramel/toffee maltiness.

D: A very good bock that comes together well with herbal hops complementing caramel malt in a balanced flavor-forward lager.

Photo of katelovesbeer
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a 16oz pint glass

Appearance: deep amber color, clear and clean looking with a slightly off-white creamy head (almost 1")

Smell: Sweet and heavy on the malt, but also gives off a light, crispy, yeasty scent. Makes me want a refreshing sip!

Taste: Clean crisp malt right at the first taste. In classic bock style, the smooth crisp malt is matched with a tiny bit of acidic, well-balance sweet hops. Other reviewers have mentioned a grassy flavor that I can lightly pick up. The yeast flavor is enjoyable and helps the malt backbone achieve its "crisp" mouth feel. This is a bock well done, particularly being so easily available by bottle in major chain grocery stores. (this beer is a staple in my fridge - a great drink in the early evening after a hard days work)

Mouthfeel: quite "full" feeling, weighty without being "heavy" and leaves a zesty impression.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. I find the malty acidic crisp bocks pleasing to nearly all beer lovers. It's a safe bet when there's company and you don't know what type of beer everybody likes.

Photo of vkv822
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle into tulip pint glass.

A nice brown amber color with hints of red and orange and a thin white head with very short retention.
The nose is of slightly sweet malts. The flavor is a malty bread smell with nice piney, slightly grassy hop (perhaps Noble?) notes.
It has a nice medium bodied well carbonated mouthfeel. It is a very drinkable and enjoyable beer, perfect for spring time, in my opinion.

Photo of mcann2pu
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No visible date on the bottle.
Appearance: pours into my glass a honey amber color with very little head, a small amount of lacing remains on the glass.

Smell: not too much of a smell I expected more here but all I can really detect is an extremely faint odor of a sweet malt.

Taste: very smooth drinking beer, a subtitle malt taste followed by a little bitter hop taste, leaves a bit of a spice aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: easy drinking.

Drinkability: high drinkability on this one for sure.

Photo of armock
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a clear brown color with a white head that fades quickly

S - Is of sweet caramel malt

T - Follows the nose for the most part caramel malt

M - This beer has a thin body for a bock with medium carbonation to it

D - Overall this isn't a bad beer but the mouthfeel hurts it some otherwise it has a good taste that I'm enjoying

Photo of Rayek
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint glass.

A: Brilliant amber with light carbonation. A fizzy cream head is small and short lived. Leaves little marks of lace.

S: Lots of toffee and caramel, plus a bit of lemon and a touch of grass.

T: Bittersweet toffee, plus some caramel and plum provide sweetness. Bitterness is mild and brings a lemon and pepper bite. Gets a little metallic toward the finish.

M: The medium light body is dry and a bit too carbonated.

D: This was a decent, if not spectacular Bock. An overall solid pickup.

Photo of nkersten
4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark golden honey color with some hints of red. Normal pour leaves a small head that fades to the edges.
S- Pale sweet malts, some honey and straw.
T- Sweet malts, some euro hops in the middle with more light malts in the finish. Good lingering hop bitterness that is not overly assertive.
M- Medium to heavy body for a lager but normal for a bock (is this really a bock?) if not a little on the syrupy side. Medium carbonation.
D- Full sail kills it when it comes to lagers, and their LTD series is some of the best American lagers I have had. This is a perfect beer for bringing to a summer bbq. I wish they would distribute to the midwest, I could drink this stuff all day.

Photo of BDJake
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- clear copper brown, eggshell head leaving a bit of spotted lacing

S- rich caramel malts topped with spicy noble hop character, & nutmeg notes

T- yeasty up front, with a good malt backbone and rich, spicy finish

M- somewhat slick, coating your entire mouth, with quickly dissipating bubbles

D- very sessionable, pleasant lager from those old hippie windsurfers

Photo of GrandeDrip
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Color is a bright copper with red hues. Head was maybe just over 1/4 inch. I noticed a unique tint to the color of the head... like a greenish seafoam, almost like the color of the bottle's label, but lighter of course. As others mentioned, head didn't last.

Aroma was surprisingly thin, although I think I was expecting something heavier because of the ABV. They were going for a higher ABV but still smooth, very drinkable lager, so although I was expecting more for the nose, it didn't bother me. What I did get were the usual hints of floral hops over malty sweetness - a wonderful smell but something we've all experienced plenty of times.

I'm having a bit of trouble describing the taste because it has definitely had a changing impact as I drink. Usually complexity like this is what we look for, but I have to say that the first sip was the best. Here's what I noticed (in terms of taste and mouthfeel), in chronological order, from first sip to last: crisp, light sweetness; breadiness; very round, soft mouthfeel (the word plush came to mind); a very mild and inoffensive sourness; chewy caramel, an earthy, raininess (sorry for making up a word); and, by the last sip, butter and a heavy sweetness. It was a good beer and I enjoyed it, but couldn't help but notice the loss of perceived crispness as I drank.

Mouthfeel: primarily a distinct roundess, but I also noticed an interesting sensation that the rear-mid section of my palate felt "numbed" for lack of a better word.

Great job on making a solid/complex but sessionable lager. Absolutely one to try, but probably not one for the record books.

Photo of Eisen
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer has a great taste and is incredibly drinkable but its appearance was very disappointing. Head disappears in seconds and there is no lace... But do not let that get you down too much because the rest of the beer is how it should be. On the label it says it is trying to be an easy drinking lager, and it succeeded. For a dollar a beer I don't think you can get anything that tastes better.

Photo of mothman
3.92/5  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 illidurit
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Dark copper color with a creamy beige head that gives way to a thin cap, leaving wisps of lacing. Aroma is dark bread crust maltiness with a tinge of orangey hoppiness. Flavor is nutty and bready with a very significant hop presence. A little caramel, a little candied orange, some cocoa powder, and some roasted malt. All the flavors blend together nicely to make a very tasty (although not exactly bock-ish) beer. Light bodied, nice carbonation level, no trace of alcohol. Very drinkable.

Photo of Haybeerman
4.19/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear copper/amber color. Poured a 2 finger tan head with fair retention that became an even skim. Laced in thick rings.

S: Big malts right up front; roasted caramel malt and bread. A little citrus bitter twinge. I liket the nose a lot

T: Again big roasted caramel and bready malts; there's a little bitter chocolate in teh background. Ample bitter hops to balance all the malt.

M: Medium body. Balanced carbonation. A very balanced bock thats smooth and doesn't linger.

D: Very flavorful, smooth and easy to drink.

Photo of ThePeskyDingo
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Traded for this with my good friend mothman.

Poured this into a pint glass, yielded a 1/2 finger white head. very dark, clear reddish amber color with a small amount of carbonation.

Smells Malty, a bit bready, and I smell hints of dark fruits within.

Tastes very malty, sweet and caramelly.

Pretty smooth mouthfeel, with a light carbonation. Dry finish.

Fairly easy to drink. Could probably drink several of these in one night.

Photo of maskednegator
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: No fucking way that's a lager. Red, translucent, with a thick head that dissipates quickly.
Smell: Faint hoppiness, some baking bread.
Taste: Bananas, as in both the yellow, phallic fruit and this shit's B-A-N-A-N-A-S. Hop bitterness balances out a strong medium-roasted malt presence.
Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy. Good bite.
Drinkability: 2 or 3, then I'm switching to something lighter.

Verdict: Great beer

Photo of Cyberkedi
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong, inviting aroma has a mouth-watering overtone of roast corn. It pours a clear coppery amber with a nice thick off-white head that sticks around a while. Flavor is rich and malty with hints of cloves and cinnamon, caramel, and corn, as well as a hint of hops and just a whisper of sweetness. Texture is fizzy and smooth, rather pleasing. Satisfying overall.

Photo of RunDWP
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's been a while since I had anything from Full Sail Brewing, and having had a couple bottles of this, it's been too long.

Looks good in my shaker glass, a mahogany brown with a thick, foamy head. Slight nutty malt smell from the brew. Good fresh taste of nutty malt with some grassy hops underneath. A little malt dominated but I like the balance. In my opinion, they got the levels of carbonation right, and a little heft to the mouth feel. Goes down smooth and I could drink plenty of these. In fact, I just might.

Photo of KarlHungus
3.32/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear dark amber color. The head is a quarter inch in height, and recedes within second into almost no lacing. The aroma is of molasses, and caramelized malt. It smells more like a Scotch Ale than a Bock. The taste is like the aroma. It is nice, but very one dimensional. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with way too much carbonation. Overall, this is an easily forgettable beer.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +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 BeerManDan
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

When poured, the color was a clear mahogany, with very little foam and some lace.

The smell of roasted malts and spices filled the nose with a pleasant aroma.

When first tasted, I picked up the roasted malts, hops, coriander with a hint of caramel.
Nice balance between the sweetness and bitter finish.

Nice pleasant surprise. I could almost make a comment that it could pass as an herbal ale.

Photo of Bitterbill
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!

This pours a clear amber brown with a small head of foam that soon shrinks to a fine broken layer. For so little foam, the lacing is pretty good.

The smell is very malty. I get some good notes of caramel and bread and even some chocolate tones. Cool nose.

The taste is loaded with caramel malt and bready tones and a nice touch of chocolate. It's a sweet brew but in no way overly sweet as there's a very light presence of bitterness coming from, maybe, a dark chocolate character. Tasty Bock and pretty true to the style, me thinks.

Nice medium mouthfeel with a lightish amount of carbonation. That makes for a smooth drinker in my book.

Drinkability? Tasty and it goes down easy. It isn't exactly a session brew but having a couple of bottles at a sitting would be no problemo. We need more good US made Bocks. Thanks Full Sail for putting out yet another fine product.

Oh and the foam completely disappeared halfway through the session so appearance could use some improvement.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
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 theboozecruise
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle into a pint glass... very little head despite the hard pour. Looks like a dark amber ale, definitely not a light lager.

The smell is all malt, giving a hint of caramel and nuttiness, that's pretty good.

The taste is more of the same, but a bit flat, and a little bit watered down. The smell comes through stronger, if anything.

All in all a very drinkable, better than average beer. I can see myself going for a few more of these tonight.

Photo of BARFLYB
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

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