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LTD Series - 05 - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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187 Ratings
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"New in our LTD series, this copper colored lager is refreshingly smooth, with a hint of dark roast and a clean hoppy finish. Brewed with pale, chocolate, caramel malts and hopped with Czech Saaz hops. ABV 5.6% IBU 28"

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 02-17-2011)
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Reviews by Elimination:
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Elimination

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev +3%

These LTD lager series have really surprised me. Definate craft lagers that can be used to introduce people to good beer.

Pours a dull but inviting red, brown hues, with light shining through. Small white head, crisp looking.

Smell of toasted grain, dark berries, bread, a bit of toffee, almost candy syrup like.

Taste is a nutty, bready, whole grain cereal, tad of brown sugar. Really surprising taste, raisins, a bit of a smoke, and a tad of light cocoa.

Mouthfeel is a nice thick, hearty, and a bit chewy. Despite the abv it presents itself as more stronger beer.

Very drinkable, only picked up one bottle in a mixed six pack at safeway in Bend for 5.99

03-07-2011 02:13:15 | More by Elimination
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oberon

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +11.3%

Poured into a becker a full rich deep bronze color with a well defined sticky 1/2 finger off white head,what great color and clarity.Alot of German malty goodness in the nose with toasty bread and a bit of iron to go with sweetish caramel.Crisp toasty bread on the palate with mild caramel sweetness in the finish,a smattering of leafy hops as well.This is a great amber lager,to me it has a little marzen in it with crisp bready malt,and iron/mineral notes.A great lager,this should be much higher rated in my humble opinion.

05-29-2012 21:18:15 | More by oberon
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -2.5%

Appearance - This is brown in color with a puffy, white head that came up on an easy pour.

Smell - There's a musty smell, and I mean that in a bad way, a little like stale air and the malt is light, like faint caramel.

Taste - The malt is much bigger at the taste. It is somewhat toasty and again loaded with caramel.

Mouthfeel - This is a tick past medium-bodied, perfect for the style, with subdued carbonation and a very creamy feel.

Drinkability - The wonderful texture of this ale made it worth drinking.

05-24-2012 02:41:12 | More by RoyalT
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MadScientist

New York

4.03/5  rDev +11.3%

A: a medium-light copper beer with excellent clarity. An agressive pour gives about a finger of creamy, off-white with a decent retention time.

S: Rich malt aroma that has a some bready character and a moderate spicy, Saaz hops aroma. A clean lager without fruitiness, diacetyl or DMS.

T: A very flavorful lager with a balanced, moderate malt and hops flavors. The hops are spicy and the bitterness is at a moderatly light level. The balance is even. The finish is dry with a hops flavor in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a bit crisp.

O: A very flavorful lager with the flavor of malt, spicy hops and hops bitterness all balanced.

12-15-2012 23:27:47 | More by MadScientist
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Mora2000

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%

Thanks to Cavie for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the grain and grass, with not too much else going on. The flavor is similar. The toffee and grain notes really stand out, with some grass from the hops thrown in. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

07-07-2012 03:37:25 | More by Mora2000
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

09-29-2012 05:08:36 | More by NilocRellim
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.1/5  rDev -14.4%

12 oz bottle dated 6/7/11 served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear red-brown (dark amber) color with a large head of light beige foam. Head dies down to a lasting thin coat and leaves a little lacing.

A - Not much aroma except for a not particularly attractive aroma of mixed grains.

T: Killian's

MF: Light/medium body; good medium carbonation

O - Sacrilegious to say this, perhaps, but this is very similar to, and certainly no better than, Killiians Red.

09-10-2011 22:03:25 | More by chinchill
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JohnLynch


3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-14-2012 02:07:36 | More by JohnLynch
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WaydeRafnel

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-02-2012 23:14:07 | More by WaydeRafnel
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-06-2014 19:48:45 | More by LXIXME
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-14-2013 00:42:43 | More by JMS1512
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Brenden

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

This beer is a rich, clear brown with a deep red-orange hue with a light tan head that struggles to grow, fizzles to a respectable foam then disappears, leaving just enough spotty lacing for an average appearance.
This beer has what seems to approach a doppelbock profile, sweetness leaning toward molasses without quite the same flavor as well as something almost like anise or licorice. Otherwise it's a mix of toasty and fruity with a bit of barley, making me imagine even a bit of meatiness in the flavor. The caramel malts are evident as well as something a touch dry, and there's an underlying nuttiness the whole way.
I expect this beer to be light and crisp, but this beer is too spritzy and lacks smoothness. It's not bad, per se, and the smoothness does come in with the carbonation after the bite of the fizziness backs off a little, but it's still too much.

09-26-2012 15:17:19 | More by Brenden
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wander4

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-24-2013 21:44:50 | More by wander4
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%

12oz bottle, procured in Helena, MT.

This beer pours a clear, dark copper hue, with two fingers of dense foamy pale beige head, which leaves some swaths of packing popcorn lace around the glass as it recedes. It smells of toasted biscuity cereal malts, some musty fruitiness, and earthy hops. The taste is fruity biscuit malt, a bit of toasted caramel, and musty, dusty, floral hops. The carbonation is on the low side of average, the body medium weight, and mostly smooth. It finishes well off-dry, the malt now less crisp and biscuity, and more caramelized.

I can't say that I really love amber ales, so the entreaty to 'convert to lagerism' kind of falls on deaf ears. However, with the solid biscuit/cracker nature of a good lager, and the colour and bearing of a standard red ale - this is indeed a decent gateway beer - for the rare extant craft drinker who only has had lager up to this point.

08-03-2011 02:24:42 | More by biboergosum
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TheSixthRing

California

3.3/5  rDev -8.8%

Appearance - Pours amber with a reddish tinge. Head is a good finger with average retention. Resulting lace is sparse.

Smell - Really herbal aroma, can't quite pinpoint it... close to chamomile. Not really liking it. A faint whiff of cocoa.

Taste - Follows the nose. Herbal, chamomile qualities, faint hint of cocoa. Slight bitterness. Finishes as it starts, with a decent fade.

Mouthfeel - Light in body. Tingly carbonation.

Overall - Decent beer. Not really digging the herbal qualities presented here. Drinkable, but I probably won't buy again.

06-23-2012 03:34:02 | More by TheSixthRing
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cgman1985

Montana

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

08-03-2013 22:54:54 | More by cgman1985
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brokentee

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-11-2011 00:21:24 | More by brokentee
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JoeAmerican77

Colorado

2.2/5  rDev -39.2%

A dark cloudy crimson with some soapy off white head, only about a half finger of the stuff...

Some malt and sweet waters in the nose, when I give it a huge sniff I feel some hops in there but the smell is truly weak

Sweet malts, wet dark grains and no hops. Basic, boring. Mind as well buy a negro modelo or a dos equis

Mouthfeel lets a light body and creamy carbonation lead as the best feature

Overall I would not recommend this beer. It must have been a boring accident because this beer is not exciting nor would I session it

04-26-2011 02:20:48 | More by JoeAmerican77
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +14.6%

Full Sail LTD Series - 05
12 oz. bottle; code: 070811 13:05 FL

Appearance: Surprisingly dark amber that borders on becoming Russet brown... some where around 23 or 24 SRM. Creamy off-white head. Very good head retention and lacing.

Smell: Toasty and bready caramel malts that are just slightly sweet. Mild grassy and leafy hops.

Taste: Fairly rich bready and caramelish malt with a gently toasted edge and some nice nuttiness. Grassy, leafy, and spicy hops. Firm bitterness. Well-rounded and polished. Smooth across the palate. Nicely balanced to give a dollop of sweetness at the swallow followed by a drying finish as the malt fades and the spicy hops emerge.

Mouthfeel: Creamy smooth with a medium body and a moderate, fine-bubbled carbonation.

Overall: If more brewers would put as much effort into their amber ales and lagers as Full Sail has done, the style wouldn't be waning. Quite pleasant. Certainly worth trying.

07-05-2011 20:22:43 | More by NeroFiddled
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.76/5  rDev +3.9%

Poured a half finger of head on a clear, medium straw colored body.
It has a great aroma of grain with a bit of barnyard in the background.
The taste is wonderful. Full of grains with a nice malt background for a lager. Well balanced.
It is crisp with moderate carbonation.
A pretty good lager.

06-05-2013 01:38:57 | More by Fatehunter
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PretzelCity

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-14-2014 06:35:22 | More by PretzelCity
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Gr8-Nate

New Mexico

3.55/5  rDev -1.9%

Poured from a bottle into glass mug.

Apperance of a nice deep red orange. Condensed foamy thick head, did not dissipate too quick. Smells of roasted malt some marshmellows. Roasted malt of coffee and dark chocolate off the bat, maybe even marshmellows, smooth lager finish, not even week at 6 percent abv. Barely any hop bitterness, like the malty dominance. Good medium body mouth feel with great carbonation, it does look like a mini aquarium in my mug of bubbles like a good beer should, who likes a flat beer huh? Overall a good brew especially for the red or amber beer color fans.

11-03-2013 05:43:16 | More by Gr8-Nate
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.43/5  rDev -5.2%

Pours amber with a finger of cream colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Sweet cereal notes & pear juice

T: Follows the nice, some caramel & grainyness up front, plus some metallic & herbal hop notes, plus a touch of canned pears. Dryness, crisp floral hops as this warms along with more pears & a touch of white grape juice mixed with more sweet cereal notes. Finishes fairly crisp & grassy

MF: Light/medium bodied, firm carbonation, pretty decent balance, but body thins out as this warms

An easy drinker, but nothing special here

07-13-2011 02:00:47 | More by russpowell
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HalfFull

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

12 oz. brown twist off bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear copper with a thin off white cap, which lingers only briefly before settling to a light surface cap.

Nose is a tad metallic initially, soon offering some roasted malt and citric notes, along with some wet dough and a touch of sour yeast. Odd for a moment but in the end nutty toast with a bit of spice character rules the day. Distracting to a degree yet intriguing on the nose.

Pleasant amber flavors on the initial sip imply that the subtle aromas are minor distractions. Light caramel and some hop spice are evident yet without the fuller body of an ale, as implied. Finishes with a bit of light chocolate and dry hazelnut. Still relatively full in body for an Amber Lager and with a firm and dry spicy finish. Stands up to warming fairly well given its relatively coarse structure.

04-08-2011 04:12:55 | More by HalfFull
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40ontarget

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

05-01-2012 22:29:30 | More by 40ontarget
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LTD Series - 05 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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