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

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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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friedpotatoes

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-24-2012 07:05:59 | More by friedpotatoes
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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-09-2012 04:29:44 | More by msubulldog25
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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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rangerred

Tennessee

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

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear dark brownish-red with a one finger tan head that fades rather quickly leaving very little in the way of lacing.

Aroma of toffee and caramel along with noble hops. There is also some toast and nuttiness.

Flavor has caramel and nuts up front nicely complimented by spicy hops. Toffee and caramel in the background along with a little bit of toast. Moderate bitterness with a little bit of a creamy mouthfeel. Clean finish with just the smallest amount of stickyness.

Overall, a tasty lager but not one that really stands out from the pack. Really reminded me of SA Boston Lager. I would pick it up again if I saw it.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 22:31:23 | More by rangerred
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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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CesarLopes

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-14-2013 02:14:55 | More by WDJersey
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-19-2012 06:34:52 | More by MarkyMOD
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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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TANelson

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-02-2012 16:35:56 | More by TANelson
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Elimination

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

These LTD lager series have really surprised me. Definate craft lagers that can be used to introduce people to good beer.

Pours a dull but inviting red, brown hues, with light shining through. Small white head, crisp looking.

Smell of toasted grain, dark berries, bread, a bit of toffee, almost candy syrup like.

Taste is a nutty, bready, whole grain cereal, tad of brown sugar. Really surprising taste, raisins, a bit of a smoke, and a tad of light cocoa.

Mouthfeel is a nice thick, hearty, and a bit chewy. Despite the abv it presents itself as more stronger beer.

Very drinkable, only picked up one bottle in a mixed six pack at safeway in Bend for 5.99

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2011 02:13:15 | More by Elimination
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz longneck twist off.
A) Pours with a two finger head that slowly settles. Clear copper colored body. Active carbonation. Thin, sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Subtle hints of honey. Bready. Tree fruit.
T) Grainy. Toasty caramel notes. Quite malty throughout with some typical dry and slight sour tones in the finish.
M) Fizzy up front. Medium body. Dry in the finish.
O) A decent brew. Nice flavor profile. I'd definitely drink another.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 00:06:37 | More by u2carew
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intensify

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a copper colored body. Head didnt hold up for too long and lacing was poor.

S- biscuit, caramel, honey and a hint of hops and malts.
T- bready and malty. Reminds me of fresh rye bread. Also, caramel makes a strong presence with hops balancing everything out and to add to the character.
M- medium bodied and a slight oily finish. The carbonation is on the easy side making this beer very drinkable.

A solid brew for Full Sail. One of there better ones.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 00:56:12 | More by intensify
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mactrail

Washington

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 05:19:46 | More by mactrail
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle this beer was a copper color that had some amber highlights that could be seen when held up to the light. The off-white head retained itself rather well and it left bands of lacing. The aroma was of caramel malt, bready malt, yeast, hints of nuts and some green/grassy hops. The flavors were similar with the sweet malt coming first followed by notes of bread and biscuits as well as yeast and then at the end the pleasant bitterness of floral hops. As it warmed up I detected some notes of citrus in the hop finish as well but they were still delicate enough to compliment the malt elements. The mouthfeel was good, the body medium and the carbonation good.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 22:56:35 | More by thekevlarkid
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seand

California

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark bubbly amber, relatively clear, with a small layer of off white head. A thin layer retains on the surface and around the edge of the glass, leaving nice walls of lacing.

S: Malty sweetness with a light grainy note.

T: Mild sweetness, with a touch of a slightly vinous fruity note on the finish. Pleasant, if not too exciting.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation.

Overall it's pretty decent, but not outstanding. I'd probably try it on tap if I saw it somewhere, but I doubt I'll buy a six-pack again.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2011 04:57:47 | More by seand
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Totowa even though I've had a ton of beers of this style as of late. This poured quite dark and at first, it seemed like more of a Brown or a Scotch ale because of the hue and alcohol content. As it warmed up, I still wasn't sure how to take this beer, but it was quite enjoyable and went down pretty easily.

Not much of a head and minimal lacing could be seen. Ditto for the aroma, which was faint and had a roasted tone to it. Lots of malt here with a bit of caramel too. The mouthfeel was a bit like a Scotch Ale without the stickiness and the carbonation was good enough to lead to a crisp aftertaste. This felt full without weighing me down but was just a bit too sticky to completely enjoy.

This isn't the best Amber I've had and because it tasted and felt strong, I wouldn't have more than one in a sitting. It's a good effort on Full Sail's behalf but it's just a bit dark and not hoppy enough to fit the bill. By itself, this is a good beer to kick back with after a long day.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2011 21:05:16 | More by JerzDevl2000
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance- The beer pours a nice deep amber color with a one finger just off white head. The head fades rather fast leaving only a thin film of foam on the top of the brew and almost no lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The smell is heaviest of a bready and caramel aroma. Mixed with these smells are some grainy aromas as well as a little bit of a lemon citrus smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a grainy and toasted bready flavor mixed with a caramel sweetness. As the flavor advances a little bit of an herbal taste as well as some grassy flavors come to the tongue. The caramel fades during the coming of the grass and herb, but is replaced by a light dark fruit flavor. In the end, with a little bit of citrus and toasted nut coming to the tongue a nice toasted malty and sweeter flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the medium to slightly creamier side with a carbonation level that is rather average. The feel is quite nice for the roasted and sweet flavors of the brew all while maintaining a great easy drinking feel.

Overall – A rather pleasant and easy drinking amber ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 23:57:26 | More by Darkmagus82
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flagmantho

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich amber hue with a crystal-clear body. Head is a thin finger of frothy ivory foam without much staying power. Not too bad.

Smell: biscuity and slightly nutty caramel aroma. Not bad, if not precisely to my taste.

Taste: smooth caramel malt flavor with some dry biscuitiness at the backend. Hop flavor is earthy, if anything, and bitterness is low but present. Not too bad.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a fizzy consistency. Not too bad for a refreshing mouthfeel.

Overall: not bad at all. It seems like it is better than the sum of its parts; it reminds me of a nice Mexican Vienna lager, but a bit drier. I'd have this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 02:41:51 | More by flagmantho
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Mora2000

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Cavie for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the grain and grass, with not too much else going on. The flavor is similar. The toffee and grain notes really stand out, with some grass from the hops thrown in. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 03:37:25 | More by Mora2000
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, procured in Helena, MT.

This beer pours a clear, dark copper hue, with two fingers of dense foamy pale beige head, which leaves some swaths of packing popcorn lace around the glass as it recedes. It smells of toasted biscuity cereal malts, some musty fruitiness, and earthy hops. The taste is fruity biscuit malt, a bit of toasted caramel, and musty, dusty, floral hops. The carbonation is on the low side of average, the body medium weight, and mostly smooth. It finishes well off-dry, the malt now less crisp and biscuity, and more caramelized.

I can't say that I really love amber ales, so the entreaty to 'convert to lagerism' kind of falls on deaf ears. However, with the solid biscuit/cracker nature of a good lager, and the colour and bearing of a standard red ale - this is indeed a decent gateway beer - for the rare extant craft drinker who only has had lager up to this point.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 02:24:42 | More by biboergosum
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metter98

New York

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high dense beige head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of toasted malts in the nose along with some hints of floral hops.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of toasted malts along with a light amount of bitterness. Some hints of caramel also become noticeable as the beer warms up.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and somewhat smooth on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite malty but is rather easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 23:08:26 | More by metter98
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mdr4669

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 18:36:58 | More by mdr4669
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paulginva

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE: This beer, poured from a bottle into a pint glass, produced a light tan foamy 1/2" head that dissipated quickly leaving thin head lacing. Carbonation was soft in a clear amber body.

AROMA: Moderate grainy bread with very light herb and floral hop notes.

TASTE: Malts again -- bread, a light nutty taste and a bit of chocolate together with very light citrus and floral notes. Also, a bit of alcohol warmth.

MOUTHFEEL: This beer has a light body with a slightly oily texture, soft carbonation and thin body lacing that dissipates rapidly. The initial flavor is moderately sweet with a lighter sweetly dry finish that lasted for a moderate length of time.

DRINKABILITY: This beer is definitely repeatable and easily drinkable, particularly on a hot day. It reminds me somewhat of Magic Hat Vinyl. It provides good value for the cost and I'd probably buy it again but wouldn't necessarily seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 00:13:57 | More by paulginva
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silentjay

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 05:18:49 | More by silentjay
LTD Series - 05 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.