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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

165 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
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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1.75/5  rDev -54.2%

TheBigBoy, Feb 09, 2013
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2/5  rDev -47.6%

jmathis, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
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+

kojevergas, Dec 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

jk3, Feb 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28%

AxesandAnchors, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Nzinger
2.75/5  rDev -28%

Nzinger, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of archyquaffer
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.

archyquaffer, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of Bunchy
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Bunchy, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of Kopfschuss
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Kopfschuss, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of Mosul
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Mosul, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Fergyx825
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.

Fergyx825, Dec 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

bbadger, Dec 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

malfunxion, Aug 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

LocalPoke, Feb 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

speak72, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of kristenspaintings
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.

kristenspaintings, Mar 12, 2013
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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.

vkv822, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of Fatehunter
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.

Fatehunter, Dec 27, 2012
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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.

Moose90, Feb 24, 2013
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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.

TheManiacalOne, Apr 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

ONovoMexicano, Jan 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

FlipDD, Apr 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

KevinGordon, Nov 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Drknight, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

bluckbeyes, Dec 12, 2012
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LTD Series - 06 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
86 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.