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

136 Ratings
no score
Send samples
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.

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
firstprev| 76-100 | 101-125 | 126-150  | next → last
Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 117
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a frothy, initially two-finger thick, tan colored head that sits atop a deep amber brown colored beer that shows a brilliantly clear, deep red color when held up to the light. The aroma is purely malt driven with intermingling notes of toasted malt and caramelized malt sugars. The aroma is fairly dry though; really smells like a lightly browned bread crust. There is a touch of spicy, lightly herbal hop character here in the aroma as well.

The taste has a nice, light, caramelized, complex sweet malt character to it. This note coats the mouth and sticks around through to a long chewy finish. Lots more hop character is noticeable in the flavor; herbal notes are most prominent but there is also a nice solid bitterness that lingers along with the malt in the finish. This beer has quite a nice balance between malt and hop; the hop character is a bit bigger than most amber lagers, but there is a lot of chewy malt character to back this up. I would almost say that this beer is not as well attenuated as it should be, but here the hop character steps up and provides a much needed foil to any unfermented malt sugars. Caramel notes seem to define the malt character, but ample toasted grain notes are here as well as a nicely browned bread-like note.

This beer has been quite a pleasant surprise, lots more flavor than I was expecting, and luckily it still maintains a really nice malt and hop balance.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

 1,464 characters

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!

 878 characters

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.

 1,278 characters

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.

 378 characters

Photo of DogFood11
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with 04/12/07 as the best by date a good three months away. Poured into a pils glass it forms a well retained silky off white head. Body is a shiney clear copper and plenty of carbonation. Easy on the eyes.

The nose on this is very soft with some bready malts and slight toasty edge. Taste is bolder than it smells thankfully. Toasty on the frontside and enough bitterness to balance it out. Caramel is a factor as well and again is balanced out with some spices in the middle of each pull. Cleans up rather nicely for a bock and was easily gobbled. Buttery mouthfeel.

Notes: Similar to other full sail offerings in that I find them enjoyable, well priced and usually down the middle of most style guidlines. This is very good but don't expect anything shocking as that is simply not their style. Well done.

 831 characters

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

Thanks to msubulldog25 for this brew.

Pours a nice clear dark amber color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy tan head which leaves quickly, no lacing afterwards. The nose is sweet and malty, spicy, and nice caramel tone. The taste follows the nose pretty much, sweet/malty, slightly spicy, and nice caramel after taste, a slight dry finish. Medium body. Drinkable, a nice brew from Full Sail, hope to see other's in this series.

 433 characters

Photo of clickpush
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pour: 12oz bottle to pint glass. A caramel colored body capped by a thin tan head w/ iridescent notes that shrinks extremely quickly to a small halo and a swirl of lacing. A few bubbles break up through the brew, adding some splotches to the surface.

Nose: Light and 'lagerish'. Small amount of malt notes, apple cinnamon, lemon and chalk. Hops barely noticeable.

Mouth: Excellent flavor surprises me after the shortcomings of the aroma. Lots of brown sugar and malts concluded by a warmth rising from the swallow through the exhale. An odd mouthfeel, like that left behind a medicated lozenge. Almost an oily coat around the mouth that lingers long after swallow - somehow this is not unpleasant. Hops show through in the back w/ a nice bitterness that lingers after the beer has left the mouth. Fruit flavors - maybe plum. Extremely easy to drink - pretty high alcohol w/ no noticeable alcoholic flavors. Strong carbonation combines w/ the cough syrup feel to make a very unique mouthfeel. Very interesting beer.

 1,020 characters

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

 288 characters

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.

 325 characters

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.

 869 characters

Photo of msubulldog25
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From Full Sail's new LTD Series of seasonal brews ("LTD" means both "Limited" and "Live The Dream", according to FS) 12 oz. bottle poured to a standard pint.

As stated on the well-designed meadow-green label, this beer is "an easy-drinking albeit wicked awesome Limited Edition Lager from our ace crew of libationary wunderkinds."(!) The quip beneath the screwtop cap says "LIVE THE DREAM".

A: Amber/orange with about 1-finger of quickly dissipating ivory head. Lots of tiny carbonation bubbles ripple through this ultra-clear brew. A pretty attractive beer.

S: Lager yeast and lots of bready malt. Has an expected dry, slightly metallic aroma with an unexpected light spicing and lots of toasted caramel.

T: Big on the toasted cereal flavor. This is listed at 26 IBU and has so much malty caramel sweetness. Has a chocolate-ness not too distantly removed from cocoa puffs. Enough bittering Czech Saaz and Hellertau hopping to round off the finish and balance some sweetness.

M: Medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Starts creamy, but digresses to be too watery without much lingering aftertaste.

D: Really smooth and quite drinkable. Maybe a touch sweet for drinking too often, though nice flavors overall. Good for a try and worth getting again. Thumbs up.

This is the first bottling in a new seasonal line of beers released by Full Sail. Though its style is not listed anywhere on the packaging, a representative with the brewery confirmed the style as a "dark bock". The fun six-pack packaging includes check-boxes on the bottom for listing the beers features and includes another novelty: the "Malt-O-Meter"...

 1,650 characters

firstprev| 76-100 | 101-125 | 126-150  | next → last
LTD Series - 01 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
3.73 out of 5 based on 136 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.