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 "

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Reviews: 117 | Ratings: 136
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 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 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 Gavage
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a reddish amber color with a 1" head.

Smell: caramel sweentess is all you can pull from the glass.

Taste: light bready malt profile with some caramel, black plum, and a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp to start, a bit less crisp at the finish. Aftertaste is very short lived.

Drinkability: this beer was very easy to drink. Well balanced too. Worthy of a try.

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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 shortysdude285
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep bock color. Not a lot of carbonation, kinda need to throw it in to get some head

Malty in its scent, not bad

Taste is somewhat thick. Pretty solid, some caramel flavors

Drinkability is ok. I could put a few of them back but not as drinkable as I'd like a 6-pack beer to be. ABV is a bit high for a session but I normally don't have more than a couple at a time anyway.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in an Ayinger Celebrator doppelbock glass.

The glass welcomes an amber-tinted light brown capped by a quickly shy bit of off-bright foam. My nose is hit by a .357 Magnum shot of caramel, coffee, toffee (it's fun to rhyme!), oak, and pecans. I'm glad it's fun to rhyme, 'cause it's the coffee and toffee, runnin' 'round as the Offee twins, wanted dead or alive (they still ride), that come crashin' into Tasty Town. I don't know who named the place, but who the hell cares? I mean, there's only a handful o' residents, anyway. A good amount of lace comes rollin' 'cross the glass boulevard as the Offee twins proceed to ransack the town. Or, at least, that's what the sensationalist press wants us to believe: In truth, the Twins are cleanin' up the town, gettin' rid o' the nastier elements of society. Unsurprisingly, a clean, though decidedly Twin-infused finish results, the proper end to the smooth ride the townsfolk all witnessed out their windows. As they leave, the people of Tasty Town all glare at the sunset before them, hoping that the Twins return sooner rather than later. Only time will tell, folks...

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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 Mebuzzard
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, this is a nice beer. A light brown/reddish clean pour topped with a dense off-brown head. Rich looking. Aroma is a tad weak for the style. I get some earthiness. Almonds, some musky grain and fresh caramel.
Darn good flavor, yet perhaps a bit too balanced from the hops. The malt is rich but not over powering. It's smooth and the muskiness isn't in the flavor. Caramel isn't too sweet and the nuttiness is just off to the side a bit.
That's good imho.
A clean feeling to it, smooth. This is very easy drinking.
Good choice here.

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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 argock
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Freshness date 060210 stamped on bottle neck. Single purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $1.70.

A: Crystal clear dark, dark amber-rose with 1-finger quickly dissipating head with no lacing.

S: Aromas are subtle with herbal hoppiness and caramel and roasted maltiness, not quite with the snap of a marzen but pretty close

T: Solid flavor profile with caramel and toasted Munich style maltiness leading and herbal and noble hops taking the finish with a nice balance. Certainly more forward than most lagers, although as a bock this is right in line with those with the most flavor.

M: Nice medium body with low carbonation for style which results in a layering feel on the palate. Aftertaste is relatively hoppy but still with plenty of caramel/toffee maltiness.

D: A very good bock that comes together well with herbal hops complementing caramel malt in a balanced flavor-forward lager.

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Photo of katelovesbeer
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a 16oz pint glass

Appearance: deep amber color, clear and clean looking with a slightly off-white creamy head (almost 1")

Smell: Sweet and heavy on the malt, but also gives off a light, crispy, yeasty scent. Makes me want a refreshing sip!

Taste: Clean crisp malt right at the first taste. In classic bock style, the smooth crisp malt is matched with a tiny bit of acidic, well-balance sweet hops. Other reviewers have mentioned a grassy flavor that I can lightly pick up. The yeast flavor is enjoyable and helps the malt backbone achieve its "crisp" mouth feel. This is a bock well done, particularly being so easily available by bottle in major chain grocery stores. (this beer is a staple in my fridge - a great drink in the early evening after a hard days work)

Mouthfeel: quite "full" feeling, weighty without being "heavy" and leaves a zesty impression.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. I find the malty acidic crisp bocks pleasing to nearly all beer lovers. It's a safe bet when there's company and you don't know what type of beer everybody likes.

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Photo of vkv822
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle into tulip pint glass.

A nice brown amber color with hints of red and orange and a thin white head with very short retention.
The nose is of slightly sweet malts. The flavor is a malty bread smell with nice piney, slightly grassy hop (perhaps Noble?) notes.
It has a nice medium bodied well carbonated mouthfeel. It is a very drinkable and enjoyable beer, perfect for spring time, in my opinion.

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Photo of mcann2pu
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No visible date on the bottle.
Appearance: pours into my glass a honey amber color with very little head, a small amount of lacing remains on the glass.

Smell: not too much of a smell I expected more here but all I can really detect is an extremely faint odor of a sweet malt.

Taste: very smooth drinking beer, a subtitle malt taste followed by a little bitter hop taste, leaves a bit of a spice aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: easy drinking.

Drinkability: high drinkability on this one for sure.

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

A - Poured a clear brown color with a white head that fades quickly

S - Is of sweet caramel malt

T - Follows the nose for the most part caramel malt

M - This beer has a thin body for a bock with medium carbonation to it

D - Overall this isn't a bad beer but the mouthfeel hurts it some otherwise it has a good taste that I'm enjoying

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Photo of Rayek
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint glass.

A: Brilliant amber with light carbonation. A fizzy cream head is small and short lived. Leaves little marks of lace.

S: Lots of toffee and caramel, plus a bit of lemon and a touch of grass.

T: Bittersweet toffee, plus some caramel and plum provide sweetness. Bitterness is mild and brings a lemon and pepper bite. Gets a little metallic toward the finish.

M: The medium light body is dry and a bit too carbonated.

D: This was a decent, if not spectacular Bock. An overall solid pickup.

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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 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 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 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 mothman
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Sam Adams Sensory Glass.

Color is a clear copper amber. Pours a 1/2 finger of off white head. Not a lot of retention. Leaves some thin lace rings.

Aroma: very sweet and malty. Caramel and honey. A great smelling lager.

Taste: Very malty. Caramel and honey again. Reminds me a lot of Sam Adams Honey Porter. Hardly tastes like a lager.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy. Medium bodied. Carbonation is accurate. Leaves a dry, sweet aftertaste.

Overall, this is a pretty good lager. I will be looking for #2. Could use more of these solid lagers around. Get this if you can find it still.

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Photo of illidurit
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Dark copper color with a creamy beige head that gives way to a thin cap, leaving wisps of lacing. Aroma is dark bread crust maltiness with a tinge of orangey hoppiness. Flavor is nutty and bready with a very significant hop presence. A little caramel, a little candied orange, some cocoa powder, and some roasted malt. All the flavors blend together nicely to make a very tasty (although not exactly bock-ish) beer. Light bodied, nice carbonation level, no trace of alcohol. Very drinkable.

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

Traded for this with my good friend mothman.

Poured this into a pint glass, yielded a 1/2 finger white head. very dark, clear reddish amber color with a small amount of carbonation.

Smells Malty, a bit bready, and I smell hints of dark fruits within.

Tastes very malty, sweet and caramelly.

Pretty smooth mouthfeel, with a light carbonation. Dry finish.

Fairly easy to drink. Could probably drink several of these in one night.

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