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

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BA SCORE
82
good

181 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.85%
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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CesarLopes

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-09-2013 15:36:34 | More by CesarLopes
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-31-2013 17:01:51 | More by bacher468
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

08-14-2013 20:46:06 | More by rolltide8425
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OgreSanchez

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-12-2013 01:08:43 | More by OgreSanchez
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cgman1985

Montana

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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

California

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-30-2013 16:30:58 | More by afrokaze
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aflies

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-21-2013 22:19:02 | More by aflies
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elglueckert

Montana

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-21-2013 05:43:23 | More by elglueckert
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forestkcary

Oregon

2/5  rDev -44.9%

07-18-2013 20:52:52 | More by forestkcary
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Ruger

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-11-2013 16:01:52 | More by Ruger
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mikehillman

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-27-2013 14:10:49 | More by mikehillman
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TheMarkE

California

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Attractive amber with a good head and lacing.

Smell: Caramel and grain, muted herbal and citrus hops.

Taste: Grains and caramel, muted herbal and citrus hops.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied, and just a hint of bitter aftertaste.

The Verdict: Not bad. Fairly well balanced, it does a decent job of trying to convert you to lagerism as the label suggests. Not the best example, but I'll take it over a Samuel Adams.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 22:01:18 | More by TheMarkE
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XCOR

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-17-2013 05:34:15 | More by XCOR
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kojevergas

Texas

3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Acquired at the Trader Joe's on Pico Blvd in Santa Monica, CA earlier this week. The label clearly identifies it as a "Vienna Style Lager" - not an American Amber as currently listed. I'm reviewing as a vienna lager. 5.6% ABV confirmed. Uninspired but understated label. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pry-off pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Expectations are low; Full Sail constantly disappoints. I'm in the mood for the style, though.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger beige/light khaki colour head. Nice cream. Nice thickness. Above average (~3 minute) retention. No lacing as the head recedes.

Body colour is a rich vibrant auburn; transparent and translucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Right on the money for the style; looking good.

Overall, I'm surprised at how good it looks considering the brewery. Maybe this'll change my mind about Full Sail.

Sm: Grainy malts, caramel, sweet wort, residual unrefined sugars, some toasted malt character, amber malts, and biscuit malt. Hop character could be called herbal but is really just muted and floral to my tastes. No yeast or alcohol is detectable. Hints of candi sugar. Comes off just a biteen too sweet for the style, but otherwise it's pretty respectable. Average to above average in strength. I'm looking forward to trying it.

T: Not too shabby at all. Nice grainy malts (all those mentioned in the aroma above), with some decent toasty character. Hop character is indeed muted and floral. Yes, it's a bit too sweet - but it's not cloying. It's tolerable. Maybe a vague hint of buried cherry fruit. Quite simple, but well put together and decently balanced for a Vienna lager. No subtlety at all. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. I'm surprised at how pleasant this is coming from Full Sail. Good body. Nice flavour intensity for the style, though the depth and duration of flavour are lacking.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Fairly full body. A bit too thick. Decent presence on the palate. Overcarbonation. Not as soft or crisp as it should be, but decent. Approachable. Supports the flavour profile generally, but doesn't feel custom-tailored to it. I wouldn't call it refreshing, but it's enjoyable.

Dr: A drinkable little Vienna lager from Full Sail. I expected far worse; this surprised me. I'd get it again if I was in the mood for the style; the price point is solid. Wouldn't recommend it to friends or pay a premium for it on-draught. Hides its ABV well. Opens my mind a bit to Full Sail.

Low C+

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 03:58:31 | More by kojevergas
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Falien02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-08-2013 02:47:34 | More by Falien02
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +24%

06-06-2013 04:23:53 | More by MaddDogg84
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Washington

2.9/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in Nonic. Poured an attractive golden honey blonde color, with about 3/4 inch of white head that had good retention and thick lacing. But, the brewery lists this as a "copper" lager, this beer has no coppery coloring at all.

The aroma was nicely grainy, with some gentle hops, and a hint of yeast. Sadly there was a slightly funky "off" scent in the background that became stronger as the beer warmed. On the tongue, that funk dominated, much to the detriment of the beer. The base grain and hop flavors were hidden underneath, and the beer was a bit murky tasting.

The body was nicely smooth and full, a bit creamy and had a medium finish. Drinkability was OK, but that odd taste was a bit off-putting. Overall, not a terrible beer, but one not up to the standards of the rest of the LTD series. Probably worth a shot if you see it, but not worth hunting down at all.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2013 17:58:47 | More by beertunes
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beerme411

California

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

05-31-2013 20:12:58 | More by beerme411
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wac9

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

this taste more of a fall beer then summer frist smell frist taste is crispy a smooth beer going down but enjoy this beer but their other out that dont remind you of fall roastly dont taste it i mostly drink dark beer they say what they put in it i dont taste it

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 02:01:11 | More by wac9
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Wedcat

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

05-28-2013 02:46:20 | More by Wedcat
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Kendo

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass. Body is coppery/orangey-amber with a half-finger off-white head. Lots of large, rising bubbles creates a nice presentation - and fortifies the head once it settles to a thinner film on top.

S: Toasted bread and a good deal of nuttiness, along with a touch of fruit sweetness, which surprised me for a Vienna Style Lager. Still, overall a pleasant nose.

T: Clean nuttiness and sweet malt (caramel malt, some toffee) underneath. Finishes fairly clean with some residual sweetness up front and modest bitterness on the back of the tongue.

M: Lightish in heft, but not thin or watery. Appropriate for the style, heft-wise. Carbonation is active but not harsh.

O: This is a good version of the style. Maybe a touch too sweet to earn higher scores, but a good, flavorful (and colorful) lager.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 02:17:47 | More by Kendo
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wander4

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-13-2013 00:33:45 | More by MacStinson
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Hoptometrist

Oregon

4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from the bottle into a pilsner glass

A- Poured a very rich and dark mahogany red. Very clear, big fluffy white head that left splashy lace

S- Rich toffee, caramel, bready, chocolate, and mineral notes. Some cereal notes.

T- Rich toffee, caramel, fruity red malt character, quite bready, big mineral notes, and some chocolate and cereal malt notes.

M- High carbonation, very smooth, mostly dry finish

O- A very complex and rich tasting vienna lager. This is the best of the style that I have ever had, really great beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 01:55:23 | More by Hoptometrist
LTD Series - 05 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.