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LTD Series - 06 - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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LTD Series - 06LTD Series - 06

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BA SCORE
86
very good

157 Ratings
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A new holiday beer for our Limited Edition Lager series. LTD 06 is a black bock that is lush and full bodied with hints of roast, coffee, and chocolate in the aroma followed by flavors of caramel and figs with a long creamy smooth finish. LTD 06 is brewed as a Czech style Cerné Speciální with 2 row Pale, Munich, Caramel, and Chocolate Malts and hopped with Santiam and Perle hops.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-10-2012)
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -54.2%

02-09-2013 01:06:39 | More by TheBigBoy
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jmathis

Florida

2/5  rDev -47.6%

06-30-2013 18:54:45 | More by jmathis
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kojevergas

Texas

2.35/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

7.0% ABV confirmed. I keep buying Full Sail's beers even though they're usually crap because they're just so affordable at Trader Joe's. I picked this one up at the Santa Monica location. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are below average given the brewery and style (which I doubt this brewery can satisfactorily pull off, frankly).

Served a fair bit warmer than refrigerator cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a half finger khaki thin head of little cream and below average retention. Colour is a solid nontransparent opaque black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. An interesting appearance for the style, but underwhelming all around.

Sm: Dark malts, cream, must, artificial berry, and sugary malts. Not a great aroma. I'm hesitant about this one. Mild in strength.

T: Sugary dark malts combined with crappily executed caramel and some stale artifical malts. Too sugary and artificial. Drinks like a crappy schwarzbier. Very cola-esque in sugar content and taste. Sugarcane. No, there is no chocolate or coffee in this - and no, my taste buds do not think there is. I hate presumptive labels. Simple, bland, and boring. Not a good flavour all around. Imbalanced.

Mf: Tingly, sugary, smooth, and wet. Some underlying artificial coarseness. I can feel my teeth rotting as the liquid touches them.

Dr: Drinkable but forgettable. By no means a good beer; not even of average quality. I wouldn't trifle with this again, even at its good price. A poor example of the style, though it does hide its ABV surprisingly well - maybe its best attribute. Leave this one on the shelf; there are far better beers to be had at this price point (especially in Trader Joe's).

D+

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 05:30:22 | More by kojevergas
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jk3

New York

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

02-15-2013 23:35:32 | More by jk3
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AxesandAnchors

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -28%

11-22-2012 20:44:32 | More by AxesandAnchors
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Nzinger

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -28%

11-25-2012 02:46:14 | More by Nzinger
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archyquaffer

Montana

3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a longneck into a sampler. A semi-aggressive pour produces a 1/4 inch off-white head that dissipates quickly. The beer is a moderately dark yellowish brown with orange highlights. Carbonation seems light to moderate.

Not too much on the nose other than sweet malt. The flavor has a tangy-maltiness with some coffee-like bitterness and dark fruit. Sometimes I get a little chocolate too. There is also a cherry-like tang that lingers in the aftertaste. At times, the effect is reminiscent of a chocolate covered cherry, but with a fairly strong dose of cherry pit bitterness ala Kirsch liqueur. The taste is interesting and fairly complex, but the tang is a bit much at times, and the body is fairly thin for a dark seasonal beer.

This beer would be better if the tanginess could be reduced and the head retention improved. It's drinkable but nothing to write home about.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 02:53:33 | More by archyquaffer
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Bunchy

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.5%

11-14-2013 00:55:07 | More by Bunchy
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3/5  rDev -21.5%

10-29-2012 02:56:54 | More by Kopfschuss
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Mosul

Arizona

3/5  rDev -21.5%

11-03-2013 06:54:40 | More by Mosul
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Fergyx825

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Another beer with no prior descriptions.

Appearance: another dark beer, that is almost pitch black. Not much head on the pour. A little remains on the top and over the surface of the beer.

Smell: malty beer with no hops.

Taste: Malty taste, a little bit sweetness in there. There is not to much here.

Mouthfeel: Light beer, with some light carbonation. Very drinkable.

Overall: okay.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 04:48:45 | More by Fergyx825
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bbadger

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

12-19-2012 03:04:28 | More by bbadger
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LocalPoke

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

02-19-2013 04:49:44 | More by LocalPoke
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speak72

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

01-05-2014 03:46:28 | More by speak72
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kristenspaintings

California

3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer as a nice smell and a creamy, toasted caramel head. The color is a very dark, opaque brown-black. You can't see through this even when it's held up to the light. It looks a lot like coffee in this way, at least the coffee I drink. I agree with the statement on the bottle suggesting coffee and chocolate flavors. It’s the flavor of very strong black coffee or dark, bittersweet chocolate. Both have a little tang and a bitter bite to them that this beer also has, plus a malty sweetness that makes this a very good beer.

In my opinion, it’s a well-crafted beer. It's among the better American bock-style beers I've had.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 12:51:02 | More by kristenspaintings
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vkv822

Oregon

3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz : tulip

Black, with deep red highlights. Craggy, foamy light brown head.

Roasty malt notes in both the nose and taste. Faint cocoa notes as well.

Medium+, smooth body, with mild carbonation.

A well done lager, easy drinking. A good winter beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 09:40:30 | More by vkv822
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Almost a finger of tan head on a black colored body.
Smell is a strong roasted malt.
Taste has the roasted malt with coffee undertones. A flavorful lager.
Medium body with moderate carbonation. Crisper texture.
A tasty dark lager. The flavors of a stout in a lager.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 00:36:29 | More by Fatehunter
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Moose90

Colorado

3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy By – 01/25/13 – Oh well

A – Pours a dark dark translucent brown, and leaves a fluffy light brown 2 finger head that is soon to disappear, but leaves nice lacing.

S – Some fresh coffee notes, light sweet cocoa powder, but underneath it all is an unmistakable lager backbone.

T – Bitter, burnt coffee here, some light cocoa notes come in again on the finish. A little licorice as well.

M – Light-Medium body, a bit strange with the darkness of this brew. The finish is clean, and quite crisp and leads to a finish that is quite quick.

O – A conundrum here, tip my hat to Full Sail for making a lager with such flavor and complexity, but still, I wish it was richer and smoother, it has typical lager carbonation and characteristics, and is a bit off-putting with the real darkness of this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 07:33:13 | More by Moose90
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark brown color, with a large off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, lager yeast and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty roasted malt character and lager yeast. Then some sweet flavors of coffee and chocolate quickly follow. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: A little crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 04:08:05 | More by TheManiacalOne
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-06-2014 07:39:09 | More by ONovoMexicano
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FlipDD

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-06-2013 00:08:04 | More by FlipDD
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

11-17-2013 15:15:34 | More by KevinGordon
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Drknight

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-29-2013 16:12:37 | More by Drknight
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-12-2012 21:31:02 | More by bluckbeyes
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WallE89

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-23-2013 01:23:18 | More by WallE89
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LTD Series - 06 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
86 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.