LTD Series - 01 | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

LTD Series - 01LTD Series - 01
136 Ratings
LTD Series - 01LTD Series - 01

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Oregon, United States

Style: 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
Photo of Eisen
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer has a great taste and is incredibly drinkable but its appearance was very disappointing. Head disappears in seconds and there is no lace... But do not let that get you down too much because the rest of the beer is how it should be. On the label it says it is trying to be an easy drinking lager, and it succeeded. For a dollar a beer I don't think you can get anything that tastes better.

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Photo of ZAP
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Deep orange colored...nice 1/4 inch off white head

S-Bready aroma...mild maltiness with some caramel notes.

T-I like the flavor of this bock....big bready flavor...also some strong caramel elements....nice combination...mild earthy hops...scoring a 4.0 but closer to a 4.25..I will make up for that by bumping the smell score from a 4.0 to a 4.5..

M-Medium bodied...definitely a bock rather than a doppel....easy drinking and tasty...not a sipper...more of a drinker..very clean tasting...

D-Solid bock that is very enjoyable...I love the flavor of this but it is more subtle than intense..recommended...

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark mahogany-hued body with a modestly-sized, ivory-colored head.

Smell: Pleasantly aromatic maltiness with notes of toasted bread crusts, nuts, dark caramel candy, and a teeny tiny pinch of cocoa, supported by a spicy hop scent.

Taste: Toasty, nutty, caramel-covered malts with a toothsome, sugar sweetness. Nearly indistinguishable cocoa hint. Lightly spicy hop character with a mild, subdued bitterness. Sweetish, lightly nutty finish, though the aftertaste dries out in a flash.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Yes, there's just a pinch of chewiness to it.

Drinkability: Recommended! Rather enjoyable and a pleasant surprise. I could cheerfully clear through a few of these in one sitting.

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Photo of Haybeerman
4.19/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear copper/amber color. Poured a 2 finger tan head with fair retention that became an even skim. Laced in thick rings.

S: Big malts right up front; roasted caramel malt and bread. A little citrus bitter twinge. I liket the nose a lot

T: Again big roasted caramel and bready malts; there's a little bitter chocolate in teh background. Ample bitter hops to balance all the malt.

M: Medium body. Balanced carbonation. A very balanced bock thats smooth and doesn't linger.

D: Very flavorful, smooth and easy to drink.

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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 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 stephens101
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Full Sail LTD bottling 02 is a very underrated lager, and happens to be one of my favorite session beers. Let's see what's up with the 01 bottling. Pours amber into a pilsner glass. A two finger fluffy off-white head settles down slowly with a good consistent lacing all around. Smells of grass and malts with an undercurrent of caramel to make things a bit interesting. Tastes of malts and sweets with a small hop presence that keeps things focused. Not too weak, but not too strong. Just right for a good dark lager and a great compliment to it's other brother.

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Photo of brentk56
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a sturdy head that persists but only leaves a few shards of lace

Smell: Smells a bit like a Butterfinger, with peanuts and caramel dominant; a bit of grain in there as well

Taste: Opens with a bready element that becomes sweeter by mid-palate, with some caramel, nuts and a hint of milk chocolate; after the swallow, there is also a hint of the earthy hops, but this beer is primarily about the malt bill, with a nice caramel and nut finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: I wouldn't drink this everyday, but it sure is a nice change of pace that goes down easy

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Photo of BDJake
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- clear copper brown, eggshell head leaving a bit of spotted lacing

S- rich caramel malts topped with spicy noble hop character, & nutmeg notes

T- yeasty up front, with a good malt backbone and rich, spicy finish

M- somewhat slick, coating your entire mouth, with quickly dissipating bubbles

D- very sessionable, pleasant lager from those old hippie windsurfers

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!

This pours a clear amber brown with a small head of foam that soon shrinks to a fine broken layer. For so little foam, the lacing is pretty good.

The smell is very malty. I get some good notes of caramel and bread and even some chocolate tones. Cool nose.

The taste is loaded with caramel malt and bready tones and a nice touch of chocolate. It's a sweet brew but in no way overly sweet as there's a very light presence of bitterness coming from, maybe, a dark chocolate character. Tasty Bock and pretty true to the style, me thinks.

Nice medium mouthfeel with a lightish amount of carbonation. That makes for a smooth drinker in my book.

Drinkability? Tasty and it goes down easy. It isn't exactly a session brew but having a couple of bottles at a sitting would be no problemo. We need more good US made Bocks. Thanks Full Sail for putting out yet another fine product.

Oh and the foam completely disappeared halfway through the session so appearance could use some improvement.

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Photo of marcjwebber
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the 2nd go around with the LTD Series #01 for Full Sail and one of my favorite beers of 2007.

P: 12oz twist top bottle. (Full Sail does make a point of pointing out the twist top, so I thought I would mention it.) Great label and fun insightful six pack carrying case.

A: Pours deep copper in color with an initial 1/4 inch head. Head shows tight lacy bubbles that rather quickly dissipate.

S: Tightly balanced hop characters are meshed with a malty caramel aroma. Hints of citrus round out the nose.

T: The first thing I noticed about this beer on my palate was how well balanced it was. The hops are apparent up front and slightly in the smooth clean finish of this lager. Malts fill-in between and add depth to this beer. The hops exhibit characters of fresh pine sap and citrus peel, while there is an interesting characteristic of spices in the transition from the mid to the back of the palate.

F: Very nice and enjoyable finish on this lager. Clean with a slight hint of the hops that linger nicely.

Overall: My thoughts are that this bottling was not as good as the I remembered the previous one being. I am not sure what or if the brewing crew of 47 at Full Sail changed anything, but overall a likable brew. It reminds me of a marzen, which is a plus in my mind and a great beer to session with friends as the snow falls.

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Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Moderate pour from bottle as shown yields a scant one-finger light tan head over a clear dark amber body. Lots of lacing.

Smell is chocolate malt, chocolate cake, pumpernickel bread, sour-mash yeasty, rye flour, a light hint of floral hops. I love Bocks, and this one smells fine.

Taste is heavy on the sour-mash, with lots of maltiness. A hint of floral honey! Rye toast, smooth buttery acetyls. This is really good tasting.

Mouthfeel is smoothness to the max. Creamy, buttery, excellent.

Drinkability is good.

Why is the overal rating on this only 3.7? Or am I just a sucker for a Bock? I enjoy the sweet-sour malty creaminess of this beer.

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Photo of BeerManDan
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

When poured, the color was a clear mahogany, with very little foam and some lace.

The smell of roasted malts and spices filled the nose with a pleasant aroma.

When first tasted, I picked up the roasted malts, hops, coriander with a hint of caramel.
Nice balance between the sweetness and bitter finish.

Nice pleasant surprise. I could almost make a comment that it could pass as an herbal ale.

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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 FreshYeti
4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Color is a bright copper with red hues. Head was maybe just over 1/4 inch. I noticed a unique tint to the color of the head... like a greenish seafoam, almost like the color of the bottle's label, but lighter of course. As others mentioned, head didn't last.

Aroma was surprisingly thin, although I think I was expecting something heavier because of the ABV. They were going for a higher ABV but still smooth, very drinkable lager, so although I was expecting more for the nose, it didn't bother me. What I did get were the usual hints of floral hops over malty sweetness - a wonderful smell but something we've all experienced plenty of times.

I'm having a bit of trouble describing the taste because it has definitely had a changing impact as I drink. Usually complexity like this is what we look for, but I have to say that the first sip was the best. Here's what I noticed (in terms of taste and mouthfeel), in chronological order, from first sip to last: crisp, light sweetness; breadiness; very round, soft mouthfeel (the word plush came to mind); a very mild and inoffensive sourness; chewy caramel, an earthy, raininess (sorry for making up a word); and, by the last sip, butter and a heavy sweetness. It was a good beer and I enjoyed it, but couldn't help but notice the loss of perceived crispness as I drank.

Mouthfeel: primarily a distinct roundess, but I also noticed an interesting sensation that the rear-mid section of my palate felt "numbed" for lack of a better word.

Great job on making a solid/complex but sessionable lager. Absolutely one to try, but probably not one for the record books.

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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 Jodio
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

12 oz. Bottle.
Pours a dark copper with a thin head and some soapy lacing.

Sweet toasted malt, fruit-cake, and chocolate with some citrus notes in the nose.

Chocolate and caramel notes in the flavor. The Vienna and Munich malt are noticeable by the medium-full body and the chewy mouthfeel of the beer.

Overall a very well made and drinkable beer.

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

From notes. Crystal clear amber, and reddish copper when backlit. Head makes a brief appearance then dissolves to rind and film. Very inviting and attractive.

Caramel malt mainly. But with a hint of hops, a dash of booze, and a nip of hay bale graininess add some depth.

Tastes alot like what I said about the nose.

Well carbonated, medium bodied, and quite rich and viscous for a lager. Finishes clean, and there is a bit of warming and some creeping dryness.

Tasty and easy drinking. More than 1 is not a problem. I generally don't favor lagers too much (notable exceptions excluded), but I dig this one and get a sixer or two whenever it comes around.

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

Pretty nice beer with a lovely maltiness that is just right. Pours a dark copper with a nice head that sticks around as a cap. Smells firmly malty with toffee and some earthy hops. The taste has more of that firm malt. Nutty and toffee-like while maintaining a nice dry profile. Delicious. Soft and creamy mouthfeel and quite drinkable. In my book this is a nice, solid beer for what it is and a bit better than most have rated it.

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Photo of zbloom
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of ToddKehoe
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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