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

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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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Photo of dhilltop2000
2.7/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright transparent copper-red color and is topped with an unimpressive layer of foam. The head as full of large sudsy bubbles which sound like Rice Crispies cereal as they quickly loose shape. The result is a lace-less, headless beer for the remainder. Smell is mild with light, almost lemony hops and grain. Taste is watery with a HINT of carmel, chocolate and a light hop aftertaste. This brew is way too thin and watery for my liking.

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Photo of jhammerly
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to JohnGalt1 for this one.

A light copper body with a head that doesn't hold up very long. Caramel is present in the aroma with a sweet scent. A cola-caramel taste and a hop tingle on the tongue with some nutty hints in the mix. Medium-bodied. Not very drinkable for me due to the sweetness, but still a decent offering.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.04/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Brown and red colors mixed with some dark orange. Not expected, substantially darker than most lagers. Aroma was mute.

Taste was like a scotch lager. Smooth, toffee, some caramel. Not too adventurous.

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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 Hollenbeck2
3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a very unique beer, the taste is different from anything I can describe, bitter and dark like a winter but not as strong I guess, good dark charcoal color and a bite in the aftertaste, not a beer I could drink more than 2 at a time.

This is a good beer and I could see this version tasting different every year.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.16/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Cream-colored head quickly faded off the glass to a ring. Good retention of the ring but otherwise scant head. Constantly rising carbonation visible in the gorgeous deep garnet colored brew. Aromas are very appealing, malts, spices and hints of milk chocolate. Flavors are bold and very unlike the aromas. Notably sour like a Flemish ale, sweet with candy sugars, tart fruits, caramel malt. Long tart finish. Unusual and bock-like. Mouthfeel is buttery, full and the carbonation shows vitality. But I must admit this caught me off-guard and I would not quickly recommend it.

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Photo of br3wmeister
3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A- One inch light colored head that dissipates quickly with no lacing. Nice brown color with some red-ish hues.

S- Caramel and malty sweetness. Some pine hops though having little presence in the smell. Some light yeasty aromas, roasted barley and some nuttiness comes out as well.

T- Very mild roasted barley some nuttiness but not a lot going on in the flavor, a hint of some hops.

M- Light and crisp good carbonation lacking some body though.

D- Though its lacking in body and flavor the drinkability is pretty good. I could drink several of these without trouble.

Overall kinda a disappointment. I was expecting a little more body and character.

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Photo of OgreSanchez
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Wetpaperbag
3.26/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Copper brown color with inch or so of head that disappeared to half that very quickly.

S- I don't smell much, just something very malty.

T- The taste is malty, small bitterness of hops. I wonder if it is an out of date set of bottles as the LTD Series #2 was sitting behind the 6pack. Its ok, again I wonder how long its been sitting there.

M- Blah. Not too exciting, feels like a beer.

D- I'm downing this pretty quickly so yeah its easy to drink.

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Photo of stephendr
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

# 1 bottling - 12 oz. bottle- color of medium brown , with a medium off white head - nose of oats , sweet , malts , and some hopps – taste of sweet malts , yeasty , cereal , oats and some mild hops - body medium , medium carbonation and slightly creamy – aftertaste of malty , and milky

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Photo of vurt
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bock? The label led me to believe this was some kind of Marvel Comics take on the Dortmunder-export style. Which maybe adds up to bock anyway, but still...

I'm glad to see that Sandstrom Design in Portland is handling the packaging for these guys. A beer this tasty deserves more than the grotesk sans-serif approach that defined their previous packaging style. Not good. (And check out the variety of "LTD" acronyms under the cap.)

A: This is much darker than I'd expect for a bock or export lager. It's almost marzen-colored. Whatever style the beer is supposed to be, the color is quite nice.

S: Definitely a soft, Stella-like lager aroma here. Malt stronger than hops. Somewhat dry and almost bland, which doesn't do justice to the malty mouthful that follows. Saaz hops, maybe?

T: Starts malty, mouth-coating sweet, but somehow finishes with a yeasty/hoppy spiciness. More-ish because it isn't easy to pin down. Dark bread malts up front, with some fruit and hops and a bit of alcohol in the aftertaste. Not as malty as a helles bock, more like a stronger Dortmunder export.

M: Enjoyable. Medium-bodied but still crisp, with more malty heft than the nose suggests.

D: Two is good. Three feels like a bit much. Filling. Never quite feels like the 6.5% beer that it is.

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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 changeup45
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle/Recipe number 01. Purchased six pack. Pours a deep copper color with a thick off-white head. Head settles down halfway through the beer but still a good amount of foam lacing ends up on the glass. There's some malts and fruits in the aroma and an overall fresh air kind of smell which isn't necessarily bad. First off theres a hint of a sweet fruity flavor, kind of floral with a smooth caramel maltiness following. Some brown sugar, which could be a hint of spicy hops mixed in but not much. Very clean. A mild caramel flavor lurks in the aftertaste. The label refers to this as "easy drinking" and they aren't kidding. It's really almost too easy drinking and smooth. Not the strongest flavor but overall I like this beer, it's quite solid. Also it's not expensive either so could be a great candidate for a session brew.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.32/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear dark amber color. The head is a quarter inch in height, and recedes within second into almost no lacing. The aroma is of molasses, and caramelized malt. It smells more like a Scotch Ale than a Bock. The taste is like the aroma. It is nice, but very one dimensional. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with way too much carbonation. Overall, this is an easily forgettable beer.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark copper beer with a small light tan head, that goes fast leaving some lace. Aroma is mostly malty, small hop present. Mainlly malt driven flavours to this one, grainy in the finish some hops in the finish. I found this had some Bock like qualities. Mouthfeel is Ok for syle, not thin. An OK beer. not great , but not bad.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought a six-pack of Full Sail LTD 01 at a grocery store. Poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance is tarnished copper color, and clear. Wispy creamy little head eggshell white head caps the beer and quickly becomes a ring around the surface.

Smell is fairly faint, a bit of a caramel aroma, with a sweet creamery scent.

Taste is a sweet bread malt flavor, with some sweet soft candy along side. A very mild bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, with a dryness in the medium bitter aftertaste.

Drinkability is good, a nice change of pace from the winter warmers, if you are starting to look toward spring. I'm not much on the style, but I think this might actually be better from a pint glass.

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The first in Full Sail’s limited “Live The Dream” series begins with an elegant cap of suds on a clear, chestnut body. This stylish show of head is perhaps due as much to the refined pouring technique of the button-down bartender at the Pilsner Room as it is to a lively beer. LTD #1 emits a light brown sugar smell. Its taste begins with sugar-toast and finishes yeasted and flat. At first I didn’t care for the finish, but after awhile I got used to it. I suppose you have to be in the mood for a lager that doesn’t finish clean.

Listed on the Pilsner Room menu as "LTD #1" Dark Lager.

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Photo of willjschmidt
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear amber color with a light tan head.

S: Malty aromas of caramel and chocolate.

T: Follows the nose, a pleasant malty dominate beer consisting of a bready, nutty, and slightly sweet caramel. The hops play a role but hang to the back.

M: Medium bodied, active carbonation.

D: A decent bock, very drinkable.

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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 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 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 SeanRCole
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Copper and amber in color with a ½ inch head with good retention. Aromas of grain, caramel, and dried fruit. The hops give an interesting hint of grass and citrus, it reminds me of a sauvignon blanc. Taste starts with a slight malty sweetness. Hits you in the middle of the mouth with a little bit of the citrus/grassy flavors and finishes slightly metallic. The beer has medium body and decent carbonation. The beer is easy to drink considering the 6.4% abv, but the metallic after taste lingers and is a little unpleasant. This is a decent beer with some interesting complexities, but the metallic finish/aftertaste kind of threw me off.

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Photo of dnichols
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I was served from a keg at the Portland, Oregon Spring Beer Festival on March 21, 2008.

A: It poured a clear copper colored body with moderate carbonation and a modest head that receded to a ring around the collar. I noted no lacing.

S: It emitted aromas of sweet caramel malts with hints of bready yeast and white spices.

T: It had a thin sweet malty flavor profile with a touch of diluted caramel and smoky almonds. It was hard to detect any hops or alcohol.

M: It was light bodied with modest carbonation and a clean finish.

D: Its light body, low ABV and lack of stringent flavors make this a nice session brew (especially in the spring and fall).

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Photo of homebrewhawk
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown bottle served in a shaker pint. Pours a dark copper with about a finger of very fine bubbled white head. Head dissipated quickly. Good looking beer. Plenty of carbonation.
Caramel and malt sweetness in the aroma. Very clean. Medium to light bodied. On the malty side, but not terribly complex. Not a lot of bitterness, but there is a good fresh hop flavor. Very easy drinking. I wouldn't call it a bock, but it's a solid American Lager.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a flying fish pint glass. this was a recent extra in a trade.

A- Full Sail LTD1 (Live The Dream) comes out the bottle a copper to light red color with plenty bubbles upon pouring. Not much in the terms of head but some spotty patches here and there, with no lace.

S- Basically a lot of roasted malts giving off a caramel scent. Maybe some hops if you dig deep enough. Nothing more, nothing less.

T- Like a malt bomb with the caramel coming through quite strong. Maybe some spices such as cinnamon. As it warms i get some more of a nutty aspect.

M- A bit on the flat side with not much going on for it. Slight carbonation. Not terrible but quite drinkable.

D- I would go for this again if on tap or a fresh version, although i won't get that chance since i'm on the east coast. I'm not sure if this is a bock or a lager as the label and the beer style listed differ, but i would lean towards a bock more.

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