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 br3wmeister
3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

Photo of RJLarse
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Photo of lhaqq
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Photo of brewdoc75
3.6/5  rDev -4%
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.

Photo of aforbes10
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Photo of droomyster
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Photo of SickBrew
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
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

Photo of FatCaster
4/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Photo of HumuloneRed
4/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Photo of colts9016
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Photo of Magpie14
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Photo of Offa
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Photo of becktone
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Photo of SargeC
4/5  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.

Photo of changeup45
3.3/5  rDev -12%
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.

Photo of thekevlarkid
3.15/5  rDev -16%
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.

Photo of willjschmidt
3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear amber color with a light tan head.

S: Malty aromas of caramel and chocolate.

T: Follows the nose, a pleasant malty dominate beer consisting of a bready, nutty, and slightly sweet caramel. The hops play a role but hang to the back.

M: Medium bodied, active carbonation.

D: A decent bock, very drinkable.

Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Moderate pour from bottle as shown yields a scant one-finger light tan head over a clear dark amber body. Lots of lacing.

Smell is chocolate malt, chocolate cake, pumpernickel bread, sour-mash yeasty, rye flour, a light hint of floral hops. I love Bocks, and this one smells fine.

Taste is heavy on the sour-mash, with lots of maltiness. A hint of floral honey! Rye toast, smooth buttery acetyls. This is really good tasting.

Mouthfeel is smoothness to the max. Creamy, buttery, excellent.

Drinkability is good.

Why is the overal rating on this only 3.7? Or am I just a sucker for a Bock? I enjoy the sweet-sour malty creaminess of this beer.

Photo of Wetpaperbag
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Copper brown color with inch or so of head that disappeared to half that very quickly.

S- I don't smell much, just something very malty.

T- The taste is malty, small bitterness of hops. I wonder if it is an out of date set of bottles as the LTD Series #2 was sitting behind the 6pack. Its ok, again I wonder how long its been sitting there.

M- Blah. Not too exciting, feels like a beer.

D- I'm downing this pretty quickly so yeah its easy to drink.

Photo of tmitch75
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orangey brown color, translucent, with creamy tan head.

Caramelly sweet malt with a light floral/grassy hop flavor. Not bad, it's just not grabbing me.

Sweet toffee flavor, with a bit of brown sugar and cinnamon, followed by spicy and floral hops. Pretty good balance.

A bit light in the mouth, but very smooth.

Very well-balanced, I just hadn't researched and wasn't expecting a bock. Could be labeled more clearly, but not a bad beer.

Tasted 5/6/08. Yellow numbers on the bottle say "051508", presumably a best by date but not clearly labeled.

Photo of SeanRCole
3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Copper and amber in color with a ½ inch head with good retention. Aromas of grain, caramel, and dried fruit. The hops give an interesting hint of grass and citrus, it reminds me of a sauvignon blanc. Taste starts with a slight malty sweetness. Hits you in the middle of the mouth with a little bit of the citrus/grassy flavors and finishes slightly metallic. The beer has medium body and decent carbonation. The beer is easy to drink considering the 6.4% abv, but the metallic after taste lingers and is a little unpleasant. This is a decent beer with some interesting complexities, but the metallic finish/aftertaste kind of threw me off.

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

From a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Pours a nice copper-amber color with half inch head. Not much retention and offers decent lacing that doesn't cling for long.

Definite caramel malt aroma with a touch of hops in the background.

T/M - Taste's of light roasted malts with chocolate undertones. Feel is pleasant, good level of carbonation and nice malty finish, though not too sweet. A light touch of hoppy bitterness accompanies.

Easy drinking for a Bock style lager, though relatively light in color and malty sweetness. Like an amber with some winter malts.

Photo of happygnome
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: pours a nice deep copper color with about a half inch of head that dissapears fast leaving a good amount of lacing
s: caramel and toffee aromas with grassy and citrus hops very nice
t: sweet toffee and caramel malts hints of alcohol truly very nice
m: medium bodied beer with good carbonation

overall, i really liked this

Photo of xare
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep caramel hue with tan head (about 1" of head). Laces decently. Appealing to the vision.

Smells nutty and caramel malty. Might have a touch of butternut aroma along with hops as well. Pretty pleasing but a bit odd.

Tastes fruity and malty at the same time. Nice balance between the two to create a nice blended flavor. Has a touch of hoppiness at the end which added some dimension.

Mouthfeel is good but not outstanding. Some hoppiness/carbonation lasted too long but overall above average for a lager.

Drinkability is nice - would drink this and buy it and like it. But I wouldn't spend too much time hunting this down, especially as it's just a limited edition. Definitely worth your money and time if you can acquire this easily though.

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.

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