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

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Reviews: 117
Hads: 134
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 7.77%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | 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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Reviews: 117 | Hads: 134
Photo of Cyberkedi
4/5  rDev +7.2%
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. (363 characters)

Photo of RunDWP
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
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. (519 characters)

Photo of KarlHungus
3.32/5  rDev -11%
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. (419 characters)

Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +7.2%
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. (431 characters)

Photo of BeerManDan
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
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. (397 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
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. (1,042 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
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. (809 characters)

Photo of theboozecruise
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
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. (476 characters)

Photo of BARFLYB
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
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. (926 characters)

Photo of br3wmeister
3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A- One inch light colored head that dissipates quickly with no lacing. Nice brown color with some red-ish hues.

S- Caramel and malty sweetness. Some pine hops though having little presence in the smell. Some light yeasty aromas, roasted barley and some nuttiness comes out as well.

T- Very mild roasted barley some nuttiness but not a lot going on in the flavor, a hint of some hops.

M- Light and crisp good carbonation lacking some body though.

D- Though its lacking in body and flavor the drinkability is pretty good. I could drink several of these without trouble.

Overall kinda a disappointment. I was expecting a little more body and character. (659 characters)

Photo of RJLarse
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought a six-pack of Full Sail LTD 01 at a grocery store. Poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance is tarnished copper color, and clear. Wispy creamy little head eggshell white head caps the beer and quickly becomes a ring around the surface.

Smell is fairly faint, a bit of a caramel aroma, with a sweet creamery scent.

Taste is a sweet bread malt flavor, with some sweet soft candy along side. A very mild bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, with a dryness in the medium bitter aftertaste.

Drinkability is good, a nice change of pace from the winter warmers, if you are starting to look toward spring. I'm not much on the style, but I think this might actually be better from a pint glass. (723 characters)

Photo of lhaqq
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Sorry can't say too much about the appearance; drank it from the bottle.
S: Pretty much just sweet malts. A bit doughy and some honey, but mostly malts.
T: The honey comes out more in the taste. Malts still present, and a dry finish.
M: Good. A bit low on the carbonation, but I forget how bocks are supposed to feel.
D: Though it's not too sweet by itself, I think the sweetness would keep me from having more than a couple. (428 characters)

Photo of brewdoc75
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is the last bottle of the six-pack I bought a year ago. Time to review it.

A: Solid bock appearance with a crisp, clear brown color with amber hues. A soft white head and not too much carbonation.

S: Malts predominate. There is a faint metallic aroma that is off-puting. Slight hop presence with floral aromas.

T: Solid malts here. Biscut, toffee, and even some honey-esqe sweetness. I do get a nice balancing hop bit as well. Solid bock flavors, but nothing terribly exciting.

M: Smooth and soft body. A little more thin bodied than I would like.

D: A solid bock. Nothing extraordinary, but definitely worth a try for the lager lover or someone in the mood for a winter-spring beer. I probably won't buy this in the bottle again, but will consider another try if it is on tap. (789 characters)

Photo of aforbes10
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours ruby red and clear with a nice small white covering. Sticky, spare lacing. Looks fine. Smells malty and unassuming. Taste is a nice big biscuity malt goodness. Mostly clean flavor though i do get a hint of buttery diacetyl (sp?). Maltiness complemented by a touch of grassy hop. Very smooth and light bodied and easy to drink. (332 characters)

Photo of droomyster
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark copper with minimal carbonation and small off-white head that doesn't last. Smell of maple syrup, toasted malts, and faint grassy hops. Tastes similar to a Scottish ale: minimal hops, big on the toasted, biscuity malts that linger. Nicely weighted medium body. Overall quite enticing. (303 characters)

Photo of SickBrew
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours nice and clear, but with only a smith of head that dissipates quickly into a fine ring. Aroma is malty, roast, sweet and fruity.

Taste is rich, malty as in the roasted variety sweet, fruity and bitter. Balance is towards the malty side but all the flavors round this brew out quite nicely. Mouthfeel is light to medium and the carbonation is low. Overall this is a good Bock that I'd slug down again, its crisp and refreshing.

cheers (452 characters)

Photo of FatCaster
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A--Tannish, slightly orangey brown. Decent head, but doesn't stick around long.

S--Pine trees, christmas cookies, french bread and honey.

T--Sweet at first, but fades to a bit of oatmeal, ends with a tiny bit of hops. Very tasty even though so smooth. Just like the box says.

M--Light and refreshing, not very substantial, but I'm biased cuz I'm snowed in.

D--Waaaay too drinkable. This is a crowd-pleaser and still excellent for the discerning drinker.

I like very much and it may be just as "Christmasy" as a winter ale. (527 characters)

Photo of HumuloneRed
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle.
Pours a dark copper with a thin head and some soapy lacing.

Sweet toasted malt, fruit-cake, and chocolate with some citrus notes in the nose.

Chocolate and caramel notes in the flavor. The Vienna and Munich malt are noticeable by the medium-full body and the chewy mouthfeel of the beer.

Overall a very well made and drinkable beer. (352 characters)

Photo of colts9016
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark copper brown color. The nose is toasted malts, chocolate, with hints of citrus and yeast. The taste is a fuller body but watery at times. It doesn't taste like a dunkel, more like an Amber lager with some hops. Overall it is a good beer but, I question its style. (276 characters)

Photo of Magpie14
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: a nice brownish ruby color, feeble cream colored head, and lace was minimal

S: dry hops, nutty, whiff of malted caramel

T: toffee sweetness, roasted malts, and a good splash of bitter hops. Seems subtle for a bock and takes a different approach for the style. I get a subtle spice that is reminiscent of a sweet rum. I find the flavors not advancing enough for me, it is well balanced on an overall mild level.

M: borderline creamy at times, it does have a bit of carbonation that takes away from being a real smooth drinker. Medium-bodied style and alright feel

D: drinks easy and a little better than average feel. I find this an interesting brew for a bock, hops hit harder than the malts at times. The malts are nice and pose with a sweeter character. (762 characters)

Photo of Offa
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is prety good, but doesn't do much for me, seeming a bit strong, a tad harsh, and a bit one-dimensional and flat in character, unlike their Ltd Edition 2, which I like much better.

Dark reddish brown, this is possessed of a big tan head that slowly shrinks to a smaller, lasting head and leaves decent lace.

The aroma is toasted malt and caramel, but a bit flat. There may be a hint of burnt raisin, but nothing more.

The taste is similar, with a toasty caramel quality, a hint of burnt caramel and raisin. It's easy to drink and tasty, with some body but for me it's a little too soft and lacks depth and complexity. It has a faint bite mostly of burnt-caramel, and a hint of alcohol. It's drinkable, but pretty flat in character, with a flat finish. (761 characters)

Photo of becktone
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes 9-9-08

Eye: Not really all that impressive. Poor head formation and retention, lacing is thin and bedraggled. Color is dark amber/copper with dark red highlights, hints of brown in there too as well as some orange....reminds me of fall, harvest and pumpkins. The body is clear and appears to have delicate carbonation. The color of the film that should be a head is like to that of a tea-stained whit shirt.

Nose: Not as full as I would like, not potent enough, Munich/Vienna malts are easily identifiable. Sweet caramel notes also come through. Not much more here. Overall this beer could use a more potent, robust, and stronger malt profile. Overall okay, but I've had better...definitely above what I would call average-that being a "C" grade, I think it does better than that.

Tongue: What this beer lacks in appearance and aroma it tries to work to correct with flavor. Malt flavor is that of Munich/Vienna malts, no other way to describe it. Caramel notes in here too as well as a light toastiness. Some peppery spiciness in here, really reminds me of an Oktoberfest, or all around fall seasonal (I swear one of the pumpkin pie spices is in here-I want to lean towards clove). All in all the nice malt qualities and the spiciness make a nice balance.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: The body of this beer is medium-full with delicate carbonation and a dry finish. Nothing outstanding about the beer's feel and body, it works well for the beer and it is to be expected that it have good feel (being a craft beer); still nothing "wowing" that makes me want to give it a really high score. This is one that's quite easy to drink, its one that I'd pick up again and it has turned me on to the Full Sail Brewing Company, now I know that they make some decent beer and I'll not hesitate to buy beer from them whenever I see it. (1,841 characters)

Photo of SargeC
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Tea-like amber color with a dense, light tan head.

Smell: Malt, with a touch of fruit.

Taste: Smoky malt along with flavors of tobacco and grape peel. Provides very satisfying flavor with mild bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body. Semi-dry finish.

Drinkablity: Very enjoyable brew. I hope they make more. (341 characters)

Photo of changeup45
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle/Recipe number 01. Purchased six pack. Pours a deep copper color with a thick off-white head. Head settles down halfway through the beer but still a good amount of foam lacing ends up on the glass. There's some malts and fruits in the aroma and an overall fresh air kind of smell which isn't necessarily bad. First off theres a hint of a sweet fruity flavor, kind of floral with a smooth caramel maltiness following. Some brown sugar, which could be a hint of spicy hops mixed in but not much. Very clean. A mild caramel flavor lurks in the aftertaste. The label refers to this as "easy drinking" and they aren't kidding. It's really almost too easy drinking and smooth. Not the strongest flavor but overall I like this beer, it's quite solid. Also it's not expensive either so could be a great candidate for a session brew. (830 characters)

Photo of thekevlarkid
3.16/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Cream-colored head quickly faded off the glass to a ring. Good retention of the ring but otherwise scant head. Constantly rising carbonation visible in the gorgeous deep garnet colored brew. Aromas are very appealing, malts, spices and hints of milk chocolate. Flavors are bold and very unlike the aromas. Notably sour like a Flemish ale, sweet with candy sugars, tart fruits, caramel malt. Long tart finish. Unusual and bock-like. Mouthfeel is buttery, full and the carbonation shows vitality. But I must admit this caught me off-guard and I would not quickly recommend it. (574 characters)

LTD Series - 01 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
84 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.