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

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191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.91%
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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Photo of lisomiso
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked this one up as part of a mixed six-pack. It's ok. I don't really like it that much, but my other beer isn't cold yet, so it's better than no beer at all. It smells clean, and the lightly bitter finish is refreshing, but there's something in the malt profile I don't like and can't quite put my finger on. I suppose it goes down just fine as long as I'm not thinking about it.

lisomiso, Jun 08, 2011
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taken from notes on 4.12.11

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours and amber-orange color with a one finger tan head that is gone quickly. Some lacing.

S - Nutty and malty.

T - Tast is similar, but more spices come through.

D - Pretty mild, slighy malty after taste.

HuskyinPDX, Jun 02, 2011
Photo of stephens101
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a finger of resilient off-white head. Sweet malt, a little red hot candy and some apples to the nose. Sweet and a bit grainy to the tongue with a slight hop edge at the end. Light to medium bodied, well balanced and smooth going down. Great summertime brew right here from a series that always satisfies this Full Sail fan.

stephens101, Jun 02, 2011
Photo of mdr4669
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

App: Pours a dark and rich amber with about a finger of off-white head. That dissolves quickly leaving virtually no lacing.

Smell: Very muted tones of hops, pine and grass. Some malt and breadiness as well.

Taste: The grassiness maltiness, and bready all come through in the taste. There's the grassiness sticks around a little in the after taste.

MF: Very light, but has good character, a very easy drinker.

OA: Good brew, nothing great, but nothing bad or overpowering as well.

mdr4669, May 28, 2011
Photo of silentjay
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours thin and amber/copper with a beautiful cloud-like head that is off-white, retains well, and laces decently.

lots of grainy, bready malts hit the nose first with some nuts and honey, maybe. not much hop aroma, but what is there is herbal and floral.

cereal grains with some nuts and a touch of sweetened chocolate, maybe some toffee. floral and slightly citrus hops on the finish.

crisp, light body with soft carbonation and a slightly oily feel left on the palate that keeps some sweetness lingering.

pretty good. I'd drink again, but not seek out.

silentjay, May 27, 2011
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.15/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, reddish-amber body with two fingers worth of off-white foam.

Smell: Sweetish bready-scented pale malts, touches of caramel, lightly toasted nuts, and even a tiny hint of chocolate. Secondary scent of slight fruitiness.

Taste: Sweet, lightly nutty, lightly caramelized maltiness on the fore. Slightly fruity, hinting of candied berries. Mild, earthy-toned hops with a low bitterness barely making its presence known, keeping this a malt-forward brew. Very small hint of grains. Sweetish, malty finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I'll be honest, it's a skosh reminiscent of Magic Hat's Vinyl, which is certainly fine, as I enjoyed that one as well. A mighty tasty malty red lager.

ChainGangGuy, May 18, 2011
Photo of emmasdad
3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this one up as part of a mixed six pack just the other day. Poured a dark amber color with a good sized white head. Slightly metallic aroma, along with sweet malt and some hops. On the palate, this one is medium bodied and drinkable, with flavors of sweet malt, caramel and hops.

emmasdad, May 18, 2011
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is not strong but still malty and slightly fruity, just a little appealing. It pours a dark brownish amber with a thick, fluffy white head that leaves some decent lacing. Flavor is malty with a fruity undertone, mainly pear, and just a touch of hops. Texture is fairly smooth, just a little fizzy. I’m not a big fan of lagers, but this is pretty good.

Cyberkedi, May 15, 2011
Photo of allengarvin
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass, this beer is a pleasant dark walnut color, with a small but persistent head. The nose is very nice: solid caramel with a hint of nuttiness, and some grassy hops lurking under the edge. Flavor offers some very good malt character, plenty of caramel, and mm... maybe a tad more cocoa than nuttiness. Bitterness is sufficient but not high, so it ends slightly sweet. Clean yeast character.

Drinkability is very high. This is a quaffable beer, a solid session offering.

allengarvin, May 14, 2011
Photo of trappistlover
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(12oz bottle). Pours clear amber with off-whtie head. Moderate carbonation. Aroma has florals, sweet caramel and fresh cut grass. Taste is sweet with more caramel malts and some light bittering hops. Medium bodied with a slick/oily texture. Finish is smooth and slightly bitter. A pretty good beer although its a little maltier than I prefer. Still, I could drink a couple of these. Nice job.

trappistlover, May 12, 2011
Photo of beerthulhu
3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dirty burgundy in the glass with a good sense of clarity. Strong and fast paced effervesce fills the greater portion of the glass with a good show of density. The head is frothy, a finger plus in height but fails and lapses quickly before the eyes to a sparse spongy covering. The lacing is weak. A longer lasting head and visual window dressing is lacking for good consideration.

S: Dry apple skins and whole crystal malts first fill the nose with a slight cold steel scent. Light overall in delivery and doesn’t do much to entice.

T: Sweet crystal malt with a touch of dry munich grains balances out with a bit of toasted character. Hops show up, soft spicy flowers with a bit of light-orange citrus hints. Flashes of caramel sweetness shows up in the end balanced by a moderate level of hoppiness.

M: Nice mouthful, probably one of the better aspects of the drink. Heavy, lush malts add weight and body with a carbonation that starts out feisty enough but diminishes quickly to a quiet presence. The tongue is left with a bit of spicy flowery, apple and alcohol as a calling card.

D: Decent drinkability, one or two, but doesn’t come off as session style or one that defines a style. Overall a limited beer that is limited in spectrum and comes off a bit ordinary.

beerthulhu, May 10, 2011
Photo of CHickman
2.8/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap in NYC: pours dark amber color with a massive foamy 2 tan head that lasted forever and stayed on top like a malted; a really great looking beer.

Smells of sweet malt, caramel, grains, some light yeast and very light hops; very malty overall, but very basic and really just a boring nose.

Tastes like it smells with sweet malt, caramel, grains, light yeast, light hops, syrup and light cinnamon; basic malty taste that was on the dull side with no real excitement.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with light carbonation, a watery feel and a very light body. Decent beer, boring overall, but still only decent at best.

CHickman, May 07, 2011
Photo of codfeast
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

7/11 frshness date poured into a pint glass

A: dark amber, thin head, little lacing.

S: Malt, bready yeast.

T: sweet malt, with a slightly bitter hop finish.

M: nice balance, medium carbinaton.

O: A little sweet for my personal taste, but a very good example of the style. This is the third of the LTD's I have had and believe they offer high quaility for value.

codfeast, May 04, 2011
Photo of StaveHooks
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear amber/brown with a 1.5 finger off-white head the forms a solid ceiling. Leaves behind average lacing.

S - Toasted bread, woody yeast, faint earthy/floral hops, hint of alcohol.

T - Clean grain, sweet/toasty caramel malt, some mild raspberry around the edges. Hops come out toward the end and add a little spicy bitterness and stick on the tongue on the aftertaste.

M - Medium firm body, moderate carbonation.

Pretty flavorful Red Lager. This holds it's own in the style. Good malt presence. This is a keeper.

StaveHooks, May 02, 2011
Photo of JoeAmerican77
2.2/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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

JoeAmerican77, Apr 26, 2011
Photo of notchucknorris
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a reddish/amber color with a pretty nice tan head that sticks around pretty nicely.

S: There's not really much to detect here. I'm getting a bit of light citrus and some maltiness.

T: Lagers of any kind aren't really my thing, but this one isn't terrible. Probably my favorite of the three LTDs I've tried. The taste is much sweeter than I expected with a lot of caramel malt and a hint of something that almost tastes like cotton candy. The finish has some grassy and slightly metallic tasting hops and a bit of bready malt.

notchucknorris, Apr 26, 2011
Photo of Haybeerman
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep, clear amber color. Poured a 2 finger tan head that dissipated to a thick skim. Decanted lightly. Laced in wide rings.

S: Sweet, bready malt; caramel. Earth and hay/grass hops. Rather odd mix of floral and bittering.

T: Like the nose with caramel more pronounced up front; rich and malty. Some floral hops in the middle transition quickly to a mild, but building, bitter of spicy hops; grass and earth.

M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Smooth and balanced with sweet/bitter and body/carbonation.

O: Good flavor. Good balance. Sessionable beer for sure.

Haybeerman, Apr 21, 2011
Photo of ArrogantB
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I always find Full Sail to be a good value even if they aren't the best in their style. I think I've probably had three sixers if this already since it's only $6. Amber in colo of course with a smell like lager, sort of earthy too. Taste is decent, a little bready and easily distinguished as a Full Sail beer, maybe it's the malt? Overall, an easy sipper and a good value.

ArrogantB, Apr 21, 2011
Photo of RJLarse
2.53/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I bought a six pack of LTD 05 in a grocery store. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a red copper color and is clear. Modest bubbly frothy white head is not very resilient and dissipates quickly. The beer looks mildly carbonated with very few bubbles rising in the glass.

Smell is faint, but floral and perfume like.

Taste is also floral, with a sweet maple and honey flavor. Malt dominates the taste, with a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is smooth but so lightly carbonated it almost tastes flat.

Drinkable I guess if you like the style. I am more of an ale drinker, and this one won't get me to switch.

RJLarse, Apr 18, 2011
Photo of Wasatch
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice clean/clear golden brown color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy off-white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is very malty, and sweet. The taste is malty/sweet. Medium Body. This is a pretty tasty Amber Lager, nice job FS.

Wasatch, Apr 16, 2011
Photo of mactrail
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Warm, light but malty amber beer.

Lots of malt and roasted flavors in this lager. Richer taste than most ambers. Actually, one of my favorites in the catch-all category. With the malt I'd call it more of a Marzen or Oktoberfest style. Clean, even a little crisp with all the malt. A pilsener hint of hops, and flowery aromas. Body is light but makes a very pleasing gullet-full.

While not my top favorite of the LTD series, I have liked them all. I wonder why Full Sail doesn't jettison their regular and not very interesting beers and make these the lineup.

mactrail, Apr 15, 2011
Photo of HattedClassic
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A clear copper red with very little head that disappears quickly.

Smell: Slight hint of caramel but mainly bready tones and malt.

Taste: Bready and yeasty malts. Metallic aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation and a slightly watery feel but still feels crisp.

Overall: A decent beer but nothing I'm going to miss.

HattedClassic, Apr 14, 2011
Photo of ksimons
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-a clear red amber with some lacing around the top

S-sweet caramel, rich malts, bit of raisin

T-similar to the smell but also includes some hops to add balance

M-light to medium body, medium carbonation, a bit of a metallic aftertaste

Overall a nice beer, incredibly drinkable, great smell, and pretty decent taste

ksimons, Apr 13, 2011
Photo of ocelot2500
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color with a small white head that leaves little lacing.

Smells of bready, toasted malts with a small earthy hops.

Tastes of a big toasted malt character with a bit of hops. Malts have notes of toasted bread with some light caramel sweetness. Toffee comes through as well. Hops add an earthy, leafy bitterness with some spice.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, not much to look at, but is fairly well done. Doesn't have a large amount of hops, but I still find it to be good.

ocelot2500, Apr 13, 2011
Photo of ELN
4.38/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this six pack at Safeway on Mill Plain in Vancouver, WA for $6.99. I had LTD 3 and liked it a lot. The package color is really nice yellow.

serving type: bottle
appearance: dunno. drinkin' from the bottle. :)
smell: hops and very light citrus.
taste: nothing pops out. little bit of citrus.
mouthfeel: medium
overall: I like it. Very different from any other beers I've had. Reminds me of a cloudy hefewizen but slightly citrusy. I have a female relative who is very picky about what beers she likes and I think she'd like this very much! Giving it a thumbs up, Good Job FULL SAIL!

ELN, Apr 11, 2011
LTD Series - 05 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.