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

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194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 02-17-2011

"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"
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Photo of Spikester
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear dark amber, almost brown with a three finger foamy off white head. Head lasts about five minutes and leaves good lacing. Smell is grainy malts. Taste is sweet caramel malts and just barely enough hops. Easy drinking, with just enough carbonation for proper mouthfeel. A bit of spicy leathery hops on the back of the tongue. Medium bitter/ sweet finish. Overall a very fine amber. Good job Full Sail.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Anew
4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Kendo
4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of allengarvin
4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Photo of Oakengroves
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of bump8628
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A surprise find at a small store down the street. Love the price point on Full Sail and almost all of their stuff is of the highest quality.

Clear, vibrant amber with a somewhat fizzly head that didn't persist as long as I'd like.

Bread crust and caramel are prominent with a nice hit of black and white pepper from the Saaz and a pleasant grassiness that balances well the warm malt. Clean and quite full for the style.

I'm really liking this lager. Great value and quality. Easy drinking but rich. With all the fantastic, bold ales coming out of the US, it's nice to see that these guys can still put together an impressive lager.

Photo of Yabev15
4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of snaotheus
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours a nice coppery color, clear, with a good size pale tan head. Lots of carbonation. Smell is lagery yeast with some nice caramel malts.

Taste is a pleasant round maltiness with a little roasty bitterness and a mild lagery aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is full and pleasant. Overall, not bad at all.

Photo of GFD400
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of StaveHooks
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Photo of mjurney
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look:
Deep amber color, clear. Lots of fine carbonation rising to the top. Thick frothy head that disappear slowly. Leaves a nice lacing behind.

Smell:
Malty, caramel, crisp, hint of earthy.

Taste:
Malty up front. I'm getting caramel and toasted malts mostly. Slight bitterness along with earthy-herbal hops. Crisp finish. Medium-light bodied, carbonation is nice.

Photo of KTCamm
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%

8/11...pours deep amber, very light layer of foam that settles out. Reddish. Rich caramel nose with malt. Taste is a higher malt concentration, lightly sweet, bready, and toffee too. Mild carbonation. Very smooth, backed with a tasty malt profile.

Photo of puboflyons
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle stamped 052411-15:41-FL. Sampled on March 26, 2011. The pour is a deep and clean amber tone with orange hues. A quick fizzy head emerges then disappears. The aroma is vibrant with rich, toasted malts and a little bit of a yeasty chaser. The body runs in the medium range. I very much enjoyed its sweet, malty taste, which seemed to capture what I like best about Amber Ales. Easy to drink.

LTD Series - 05 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.