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

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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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4/5  rDev +10.5%

06-27-2012 02:24:44 | More by throwerbri
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-15-2011 15:59:51 | More by randomdanger
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-18-2011 00:16:44 | More by nmann08
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-14-2012 03:15:55 | More by DerwinWentworth
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

04-27-2013 22:10:20 | More by grubefresh
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-13-2011 21:14:48 | More by Anew
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-07-2014 00:08:37 | More by GClarkage
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-01-2012 01:15:46 | More by weerezboy
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-01-2012 23:54:53 | More by buckyp
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New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-28-2012 04:01:40 | More by zbloom
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New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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.

05-25-2013 02:17:47 | More by Kendo
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-29-2014 03:12:39 | More by wrightst
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-15-2011 00:47:02 | More by loupap
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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.

05-14-2011 15:37:10 | More by allengarvin
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-04-2014 17:00:30 | More by Oakengroves
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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.

04-02-2011 18:19:40 | More by bump8628
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-26-2011 23:21:37 | More by Yabev15
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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.

05-18-2012 20:48:00 | More by snaotheus
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New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

10-08-2012 22:23:16 | More by GFD400
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3.98/5  rDev +9.9%

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.

05-02-2011 22:42:03 | More by StaveHooks
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3.95/5  rDev +9.1%

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

Malty, caramel, crisp, hint of earthy.

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.

10-13-2012 23:15:10 | More by mjurney
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New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev +8.6%

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.

03-26-2011 22:36:30 | More by puboflyons
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North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +8.6%

Pours out a deep copper/light ruby color with a two finger bubbly. The head settles down to a decent blanket on top of the lager, yet retains through out the life of the beer.

The aroma is grassy with spicy hops and and gives off hints of caramel, and toasted malt.

The taste is a great balance between the spicy hop and soft bread malt. Hints of caramel are present, but no flavor is in your face.

Medium/light bodied and moderately carbonated. Has slightly dry finish with a mild bitterness.

This is amber lager is very easy to drink. And is one of the few dark beers that is great for the summer time. Very refreshing, crisp, and very easy to drink.

06-15-2012 02:48:20 | More by Luigi
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3.9/5  rDev +7.7%

Found this stuff finally by me today, picked up a 6'er and let it warm up a bit in my car after work.. still nice and cool.. perfect drinking temp.

- Very dark amber/brown and crystal clear brew. Eggshell head left about a finger and a half, and settled at a nice 1/8th inch with some lace. The color is quit intriguing.

- Nice zesty floral hop smell.. some northwest zing, fresh herbs, light caramel and a roasty subtle grain. Little bready.. smells smooth.

- Nice light touch of that character full sail malt.. but not overwhelming like some may think that are not used to a full flavored lager. Very balanced, bready, oats.. zesty bright hops, touch of zesty bitterness.. quite good.

- Medium bodied, well carbonated.. has a thin creamy-like texture to it which is nice and ads to its smoothness.

- Overall a damn fine lager, like all of Full Sails. Nice to see them experimenting w/ so many lagers. So far my order of favorite LTD's is as follows: 03,04,05,02,01

03-08-2011 05:30:35 | More by Docer
LTD Series - 05 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.