LTD Series - 01 | Full Sail Brewing Company

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LTD Series - 01LTD Series - 01

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: German Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"A beer that'll twist your cap and is the first in our LTD series. It's an easy drinking, nonetheless way tasty limited edition lager that is a medium bodied, copper colored beer with subtle hop accents and a caramel aroma that goes down smooth.

ABV 6.4% IBU 26 "

Added by msubulldog25 on 01-03-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 117
Reviews by 1whiskey:
Photo of 1whiskey
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. The underside of the cap says "Lou's Telekinetic Delivery" . It pours out a dark copper color without much of a head.

Nose is...well, a little boring. There's just not a lot going on here. Wet grass, cooked veggies, a hint of saaz.

Sweet malts noticible on the palate, but not much else. I definately recommend letting this warm up however, I took my time drinking this and it did become richer as it warmed.

Medium body and light carbontiopn. Finishes clean with little aftertaste.

There's nothing really objectionable here, and it certainly is easy to drink, but this is only slightly better than average. It's better than Michelob Amber Boch, but not likely to impress your average BA. It's a good candidate for your BMC drinking friends who think of SABL as "dark beer", or as a session beer when you just want something simple and decent.

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Photo of Chuggnutt
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very clear, orange-brown. Very clear. Thin head, it's light tan. Leaves a ring.

Smell: Clean, with some hops. Soap? Very low aroma profile.

Taste: Very clean, with a bitter pilsner profile over darker malt. My first thought was "malt liquor" but in a good way. (Is there a good way with malt liquor?) Some sweet caramel characteristics... like if you crossed a brown ale with a pilsner. Good.

Mouthfeel: Light-feeling body with a nice base—not watery or weak. Crisp.

Overall: I rather liked it. Even though the alcohol is a little high for a session beer, that's how I would classify this.

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Photo of SkinnyElvis
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to boolshot for this beer as part of the BA Anny Club. Drink by 5/29/07. Pours amber with a slight head. Fairly clear looking through it. Smell is mostly carmel and malts. Malty and a bit sweet in taste which is pleasant. It's mouthfeel is well carbonated and it is smooth going down. A nice brew & I have had my share of good German style beers living in the land of Victory, Sly Fox, and Stoudts.


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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark pour, some red and brown, a little dark orange. Man, this is one of those beers you don't see coming in terms of what it looks like, I was expecting yellow beer. Aroma was a bit phenolic alcohol.

Taste, has that lager yeast thing going for it first and foremost, not my favorite thing about the beer, kind of a peaty red malt aftertaste in the mouthfeel comes later. Very herbal. Toffee. Tea. Crumpets. A little chewy, but at the end of the day it was a bock, and I just have some bias against them, even the great ones I'm just not down with, I think Sam Adams Chocolate Bock is wonderful (which most do not) so take my review with a grain of salt if you're a bock guy. I think this beer is good enough for people making a gateway step, the alcohol and yeast are just little detractors for me.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Full bodied lager at it's best, deep caramel amber hue sits in my glass with a nice creamy textured tan head sitting high above the rim of my glass. Retention is solid but the head is scant and thin. Aromatics arise to the nares quite nicely with caramel and nutty malt tones moderately kilned malts bring me on a nice soothingly sweet ride balanced with a roasted caramel and soft milk chocolate note as well. Fruit is evident ripened with tame alcohol edges in the finish I get a touch of tartness and herbal wet grass hop tones. Flavor is balanced between tart fruit and roasted malt a wonderful combo, caramel and mild chocolate reign supreme really finishes heavy with roasted nuts and herbal hops with the caramel really coating the palate during the whole experience. Excellent drinking bock beer a bit heavier in alcohol than the typical lager yet in the same range of drinkability. Mouthfeel is full with slightly sticky edges left over from the malt bill, carbonation settles easy with each sip yet remains crisp and clean enough with each sip to reach that smooth lagering quality that we know and love. Drinkability overall kicks ass especially since I can buy this one for a LTD time down the street at the local Wintersville, Ohio Kroger.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of IntriqKen
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice crystal clear orange-amber in the glass with a half finger white head of moderate bubbles that melt to nothing.
Nose is bready lager yeast sweet amber toasted malts and nuts. Very fresh tasting and pleasant.
Taste follows nose, toasted amber malts, bready middle, and a bock nuttiness.
Nice...very pleasant and an obvious premium craft attempt at a bock.
Nicely done.

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Photo of Magpie14
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: a nice brownish ruby color, feeble cream colored head, and lace was minimal

S: dry hops, nutty, whiff of malted caramel

T: toffee sweetness, roasted malts, and a good splash of bitter hops. Seems subtle for a bock and takes a different approach for the style. I get a subtle spice that is reminiscent of a sweet rum. I find the flavors not advancing enough for me, it is well balanced on an overall mild level.

M: borderline creamy at times, it does have a bit of carbonation that takes away from being a real smooth drinker. Medium-bodied style and alright feel

D: drinks easy and a little better than average feel. I find this an interesting brew for a bock, hops hit harder than the malts at times. The malts are nice and pose with a sweeter character.

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Photo of nkersten
4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark golden honey color with some hints of red. Normal pour leaves a small head that fades to the edges.
S- Pale sweet malts, some honey and straw.
T- Sweet malts, some euro hops in the middle with more light malts in the finish. Good lingering hop bitterness that is not overly assertive.
M- Medium to heavy body for a lager but normal for a bock (is this really a bock?) if not a little on the syrupy side. Medium carbonation.
D- Full sail kills it when it comes to lagers, and their LTD series is some of the best American lagers I have had. This is a perfect beer for bringing to a summer bbq. I wish they would distribute to the midwest, I could drink this stuff all day.

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Photo of kdoc8
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served up with a thin bubbly and tan head, red-brown in color. The smell is mainly of sweet floral hops. The taste is pretty bland up front - followed by a small kick of hops in the aftertaste, but not much. I found it pretty refreshing. Not any taste of alcohol so it's pretty drinkable.

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Photo of russpowell
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

BBD of 06/12/07

Pours caramel/orange with 4+ fingers of sand colored head. Above averag lacing & average head retnetion

S: Breadyness & caramel & maple syrup

T: Bready with hints of caramel up front. Dryness & slight hop bitterness. Hints of toffee, a little nuttyness & dryness in the finish

MF: Chewy with light carbonation & very balance

Drinks very easy a good take on a bock, but I was expecting more to be honest

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Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Originally reviewed April 26, 2007. 12 Oz Bottle. Bottling 01. A munich-roasty caramel and banana lager aroma, cold and clean. Faint almonds and lime juice. Pours a bubbly even, nicely clear amber-orange, with a silky soft creamy head of ivory. Flavor a flattened malt sugar and lightly barnyardy grain texture. Moderately sweet, thus reasonably drinkable. Somewhere in the middle of the road, clean with a very restricted hop kiss for balance. Malt character and depth reigned in and could have gone more, but then it would have been a Marzen. A nicely drinkable, mildly flavored lager.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Pours a nice copper-amber color with half inch head. Not much retention and offers decent lacing that doesn't cling for long.

Definite caramel malt aroma with a touch of hops in the background.

T/M - Taste's of light roasted malts with chocolate undertones. Feel is pleasant, good level of carbonation and nice malty finish, though not too sweet. A light touch of hoppy bitterness accompanies.

Easy drinking for a Bock style lager, though relatively light in color and malty sweetness. Like an amber with some winter malts.

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Photo of Docer
3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Usually only see LTD #02 everywhere... and am finally trying this....

- Pours a rather dark red and brown clear.... foamy white head down to a few floating continents. Nice ring with some very minor lace.

- Very grainy smell with some bitter hops.... very much a Full Sail brew.... almost a slight meaty smell too... can't say it's really a good thing. Earthy.. grainy, robust...

- Smooth sailing lager.... very creamy and grainy.... sweet... a slight corn touch with a dark sweet malt.. light bittering hop... little bit of pine. Interesting earthy and meatiness to it.

- Medium bodied... somewhat creamy... chewy, and slightly dry. Like a meal in a bottle.

- Overall it is a very good lager aside from the meaty flavor... a bit sweet... but overall smooth, and easy to drink for its strength. I must say though.. I think I like the #02 better... though it seemed very corny to me.

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Photo of Spikester
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a second brewing of the LTD 01 back by popular demand. Was a limited run maybe it will become a regular item. I picked it up at the Full Sail Brewery for $6.50 per sixer (regular price) no problem opening a full case to grab what you want. (edit 01-16-2008)

12 ounce bottle poured into a clear glass tumbler.

Nice head, dark amber color.

Label says it's a Lager. Tastes and looks more like an English Ale. Reminds me a bit of the old Watneys' Red Barrel.

Nice lacing on glass.

Taste is a roasted malt with well balanced hops.
Just slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel is exceptional.

Super session beer. At 6.4% alcohol wil be a short session!

Update: Just bought a new sixer (12-7-08)
Almost no head , few lacings, and alcohol taste intrudes. Forces a lower rating than before.

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Photo of theghost3
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright amber, almost ruby with a 3-finger, frothy off-white head. Moderate, sticky lacing.

Smell is strongly roasted caramel malts. The taste is caramel, dark fruits, and a slight floral bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, not as thick or smooth as I would expect in a bock.

This is a drinkable bock. It's not anything that will blow you away, but it's a descent example of the style.

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Photo of theopholis
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pours a clear, amber with copper highlights. Head is an off-white, fluffy affair that has some (but not much) head retention, but very little lacing.

Aroma- Despite the relative warmth of the bottle I poured, there was not much aroma. Some malty caramel aroma with a fistfull of bittering hops, and hints of citrus round out the nose. Actually, a nice toast arma does build.

Taste: Well balanced. Some bittering hops up front, not much, but enough to let you know it's beer. Soft malts in the middle with a tad malt sweetness. Less malt sweetness than I normally expect in a Bock, but within the style guidelines. Ends with a very subtle spiciness on the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel- Medium body. The carbonation is a bit high.

Drinkability- Not as malty, nor as sweet as I'd expect. A tad over-carbonated. Drinkable, but not a good example of a Bock.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz picked up at the Coop for about $1.40.. enjoyed from my New Belgium tulip... Note.. this is the 2nd bottling of this brew.

Not too much head and only dots of lacing... lite amber brew with clear golden orange highlites.

Aroma is all pale malts and a touch of toasted... no hops that my untrained nose can pickout.

Flavor is the same as the smell with a slight touch of milk chocolate and an earthy hop note... Mouthfeel is lite side of medium and drinkability is very high.. A great transitional beer for macro drinkers looking to expand their palates.

Don't know what else to say; it has been a while since I had a plain ol' bock.. but this brew is very clean and if I wasn't feeling like hops, I would buy again... nice brew.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

brown, very clear with lots of carbonation, really quite nice and a classic look for a bock. Thin off white head formed on the top, but quickly faded to just a thin film that stayed throughout the session, but offered no side glass contribution.

The aroma was your classic malty bock. Nice sweet caramel and nutty aromas mixed in with a good earthy tone. The flavor followed through very closely with a nice bitter malty flavor and a good amount of sweetness in it as well. Carbonation that is more then decent never let it go flat and kept you entertained throughout the session

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Photo of josiahschlender
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This dark lager pours a pleasing dark amber color with a moderate tan head that fades moderately fast. It didn't leave much lacing on the glass.

Smell is weak. Honestly, it smells a bit of a cheaper lager beer that's on the sweet side. just a touch of sweet, toasted malts.

Fortunately, there is a lot more flavor going on. The malts are bready with a little bit of caramel. Possibly even a bit of dark fruit, I'm having a hard time nailing down the scents and flavors of this brew. Not that they're bad, they're just subtle.

Mouthfeel is clean, smooth and balanced. It could definitely qualify as a session beer to me. I'm refreshed after drinking it. It paired great the taco soup last night. At $6-7 for a sixer, this is highly drinkable, wide appeal lager that has great substance to it.

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Photo of Flashsp2
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Full Sail LTD lager V1

Pours a clear caramel with an attractive beige that that lingers well
and laces its way down the glass. Golden highlights and steady
streaming carbonation.

Aroma of bread, estery fruitiness, steely caramel, seltzer, hop twang.

Palette is toast, whole wheat crackers, steely caramel, fruitiness,
with a tangy hop finish.

Soft, round body with a brisk carbonation.

Nice bodied, easy drinking lager that is enjoyable and inoffensive. I
really enjoy the LTD series from Full Sail, they do a bang up job

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Photo of scottoale
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 12oz. brown longneck bottle with an "enjoy by" date of: 041207 perforated on the label, and a twist-off cap with "lasso that donkey" printed on the underside. It pours a pristene coppery color, on the darker side with low carbonation and a 1/4" off-white foam. The foam settles to a ring quickly and minimal non-lasting lace as it's consumed.

Mild dough like malt with some grassy hops and a light spice note are about all I can get in the smell dept. Smells nice. The taste is larger than the aroma, with some fruitiness to the malty intro, some tea and tobacco through the middle with a zippy spice hop bitterness to the finish. Balance for this brew is spot-on with nice attributes to the level of carbonation...medium body with a pleasant mouthfeel.

A tasty, easy drinking lager that suits it's style very well and the alcohol is just right. I recommend it...cheers!

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Photo of blackie
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: Pours a scant head that soon all but disappears. The beer is a clear medium-brown in color.

s: Nice caramelized sugar malts with a touch of candied date aroma. Some paler malts also make up a good deal of the aroma. Low hop aroma.

m: Low-medium carbonation and a fuller medium body

t: I like a little more malt presence in a bock, but this isn't bad. Light-mod sweet malts give notes of some darker fruits. Considerable presence of lighter malts. A touch nutty. Low noble hop flavor and a mild bitterness.

d: easy enough

from Boolshot for my Anny bombing...dated 052907

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Photo of TiMX
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not much of anything. Very light. A bit of sweetness no real hops.

This lager has a great crystal clear copper color. Not much for a crown but enough. Very nice looking.

Rich Malty and a bit sweet. Very very nice.

Light body, crisp and clean, Again Very nice.

This is a great beer! It seems to me like a bumped version of their Preprobation Lager, Session. I really like it. It would be a great beer for a hot summer night, or after a day of skiing. At 6.4% it is a bit mean for a lawnmower beer.

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Photo of Gusler
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer leaves the 12 ounce bottle a brownish red that is crystal clear, the head is light tan in color with a creamy texture and about 1 inch thick. Nose has a nice sweet aroma, hints of caramel; also I get a small whiff of orange peel. Start has a nice malt profile, slightly sweet, with a bit of sourness at the back, top is medium in feel. Finish as a nice spiciness from the hops, acidity average for the style, dry aftertaste, a nice beer, not equal to the German Bock’s, but a fine beer in its own right.

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LTD Series - 01 from Full Sail Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 136 ratings