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

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BA SCORE
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181 Ratings
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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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Reidrover

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The LTDs are coming faster now! 12 oz from a 6-pack . Winco store S.Salem. $5.88 Handsome deep amber beer with a largish light tan head. Very malty aromas..toasted oat cereal comes to mind..a little nuttiness also. Taste is semi sweet toffee,again a dose of nutiness, Sweet honey finish..and perhaps the fainest hint of hop in the end. Nice enough on the tongue..good feel to it. Overall a nice tasty lager

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2011 16:18:44 | More by Reidrover
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 02:36:57 | More by ocelot2500
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from Wasatch so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light coppery brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, caramelized malts, honey, some fruit and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste starts out with bready flavors from a lager yeast and a hearty malt character followed by sweet flavors of caramel and fruit. The hops presence is mild but complementary and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer worth drinking for a while.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 04:16:43 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Domingo

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like Full Sail went the exact route I was hoping after the fairly disappointing (to me) LTD 4.
Pours a copper color with a thin white head. Pretty low on the carbonation oddly enough. Not a whole lot of lacing or foam.
However in the flavor department, this one's right up my alley. Caramel malts hit up front, but you get more flavor than sweetness. A little bit of earthy bitterness from the hops creeps into the flavor in the middle, and the finish is about as clean as they come.
Simple, but not in a bad way. It invites you to come back for more. Drinkability is a huge strength here.
Think of this like you would a better version of something like Yeungling.
Easy drinking, not complex, but still tasty. That wins with me.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2011 14:20:33 | More by Domingo
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Dunkelhund

Oregon

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'll be drinking more of this lager in the weeks to come, especially at this price point 5.99 - 6.99/6pk.

This is a solid, good tasting lager that pours a rich dark gold with a good head of off-white foam that left a few light traces. It smells like it would be perfect with a home-style breakfast (which is one of the ways I have enjoyed it so far on a day off): solid, biscuity, a little roasty, with a hint of sweetness.

I enjoy the medium-biscuity malt flavor with the caramelized notes and slight cocoa-like undertones. The hops are clean and fresh tasting and in my opinion nicely balanced... a good, solid overall beer-drinking experience.

This is one of the better lagers I have tried in a while and I think I'll be a little disappointed when its gone.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2011 19:02:55 | More by Dunkelhund
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark, clear copper color,moderate off-white head of foam
Aroma-Bread/pilsner malt,floral hop note
Taste-Toasted malt,spiciness, caramel. Smooth, flavorfull, and sessionable. A good "crossover" craft brew. A "pre-prohibition" style lager that would go great with a couple og grilled hot dogs.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 15:42:18 | More by hosehead83
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Wasatch

Utah

3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 18:23:40 | More by Wasatch
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stephens101

Oklahoma

3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 00:17:21 | More by stephens101
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codfeast

California

3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 17:54:43 | More by codfeast
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djeucalyptus

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a rich jurrasic park-like amber, crystal clear, with a foamy one-finger eggshell head that fizzles away to a thin collar that only leaves a small dab of lacing.

aroma is earthy, spicy, and rich sweet malt. caramel, oregano, saaz hops, a hint of dark malt. a smidgen of fig and raisin... smells solid.

taste is surprisingly rich and malty. spicy hops, touch of earth and grassyness. pleasant.

mouth is medium body with pretty ample carbonation that works perfectly with the somewhat sweet flavors.

All in all, this is a pretty impressive offering from the LTD series... and my favorite one in a few years. I can easily see picking up a sixer of this one again.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 05:23:34 | More by djeucalyptus
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trappistlover

Arizona

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 03:25:03 | More by trappistlover
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gkunkle

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an dark amber color with a 1/2 in off white head. Retention is not great. Smell has a malty sweetness to it, sort of bready. There is also some hoppiness in the nose, but the sweet malts stand out more. The taste didn't knock my socks off, but it was certainly not bad. The taste gives you more of that easygoing maltiness, I am getting bread, grains, maybe a little caramel. The gps are less pronounced in the taste, but the different malts give some complexity that makes up for it some. Mouthfeel was on par for this style, but might have lacked just a touch of carbonation. Overall a great addition to the LTD line from full sail. I got on the LTD train a little late and I am regretting it now, they are making some really cool German style lagers.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 19:15:04 | More by gkunkle
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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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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 21:49:10 | More by Haybeerman
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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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Bockrules

New Mexico

3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle (7/5/12 date) into a pint glass

A - Pours a deep, perfectly transparent amber with a few streams of minuscule bubbles rising to the two finger, tan head. Head stays intact must of the way down the glass. Only leaves behind a few small splotches of lacing at the bottom of the glass.

S - Not much upon opening the bottle - just some clean malt with hints of honey. Things open up a bit more in the glass, but the basic notes remain the same.

T - Here is where things start turning around. Sweet malt upfront. The body is decent blend of honey bourbon and modest earthy hop notes laid on top of a sweet malt backdrop. Splash of earthy hops and aged wood as the beer passes over the back of the tongue and leads to a sweet and malty finish with subtle hints of smoked peat.

M - Medium bodied with not quite enough carbonation to match the flavor profile. This may be partially my fault for letting it age past its prime, so I'll cut it a little slack here.

LTD #5 is a solid beer and has lots of characteristics that remind me of my all-time favorite amber: Full Sail Amber. After the initial let down of a nose no better than you're average middle-of-the-road "craft" (e.g. Dundee) lager, I was pleasantly surprised to find a relatively complex and interesting flavor profile. I would consider adding this (probably as a last option) to a mix-a-six again.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 04:39:50 | More by Bockrules
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WaydeRafnel

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2011 04:12:55 | More by HalfFull
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-16-2013 17:05:23 | More by jaydoc
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kobeer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-27-2012 16:49:49 | More by kobeer
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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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Ruger

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-30-2013 04:43:55 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
LTD Series - 05 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.