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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: 135
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 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 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 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 tmitch75
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orangey brown color, translucent, with creamy tan head.

Caramelly sweet malt with a light floral/grassy hop flavor. Not bad, it's just not grabbing me.

Sweet toffee flavor, with a bit of brown sugar and cinnamon, followed by spicy and floral hops. Pretty good balance.

A bit light in the mouth, but very smooth.

Very well-balanced, I just hadn't researched and wasn't expecting a bock. Could be labeled more clearly, but not a bad beer.

Tasted 5/6/08. Yellow numbers on the bottle say "051508", presumably a best by date but not clearly labeled.

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

a: pours a nice deep copper color with about a half inch of head that dissapears fast leaving a good amount of lacing
s: caramel and toffee aromas with grassy and citrus hops very nice
t: sweet toffee and caramel malts hints of alcohol truly very nice
m: medium bodied beer with good carbonation

overall, i really liked this

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Photo of xare
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep caramel hue with tan head (about 1" of head). Laces decently. Appealing to the vision.

Smells nutty and caramel malty. Might have a touch of butternut aroma along with hops as well. Pretty pleasing but a bit odd.

Tastes fruity and malty at the same time. Nice balance between the two to create a nice blended flavor. Has a touch of hoppiness at the end which added some dimension.

Mouthfeel is good but not outstanding. Some hoppiness/carbonation lasted too long but overall above average for a lager.

Drinkability is nice - would drink this and buy it and like it. But I wouldn't spend too much time hunting this down, especially as it's just a limited edition. Definitely worth your money and time if you can acquire this easily though.

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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 klewis
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

07/17/08 freshness date

A: Pours a dark copper with a moderate, foamy head. A frothy halo rings the glass with moderate lacing.

S: Not much smell but there are some nice caramel notes coming out of this.

T: Sweet with toffee-like flavors. Superbly balanced, yet this one lacks the malt complexities of some bocks.

M: Fairly light in body and a bit too bubbly.

D: Pretty decent. Easy drinking and worth revisiting.

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Photo of barefootbrewer
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a clear brown with a thick tan head. The aroma is malty and slightly spicy. The taste is sweet and malty with a spark of hops that makes this brew well balanced. The mouthfeel is a bit thin. Carbonation is noticeable, as well as a warming effect from the alcohol. Overall, this is a smooth beer...I would have enjoy a bit more body, but it is still nice.

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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 cswhitehorse
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The LTD Series - Bottling 1 poured a dark amber with a finger foam head and smattering lacing. The retention wasn't a factor. The smell was definitely malt dominated. The taste was a malt starter with brown sugar and a faint toffee. It the mouth you are left with some bitterness but it is fairly soft. It is moderately carbonated and goes down smooth. This would be a solid alternatively dark session in the summer.

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Photo of biggmike
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a copper/brown color with decent white head that dissipated quickly and left minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet maltiness. Flavor is brown sugar, toffee, and caramel. Mouthfeel of this beer is pleasant and is properly carbonated. Drinkability is pretty good. Not complex but decent brew.

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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 gmcfarre
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into traditional pint glass

A - Pours a fairly clear, ruby/copper color with a small off-white head. Lacing is minimal and the head leaves only a thin layer after just seconds.

S - Smell is faint, but of lightly sweetened malt with a grainy nose. A touch floral and a little bit nutty.

T - Taste begins lightly sweet with touches of caramel and grain. Shades of nuttiness with dark fruit. Alcohol is only slightly perceived. Very clean and well rounded.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth on the palate and goes down easy without much bitterness. Just a bit drying.

D - A nice drinking lager from one of the only US micros making them. Kidos to Full Sail for making tasty and well crafted yet inexpensive lagers. A nice, higher ABV session beer.

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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 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 goschool
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: The pour is a brilliantly clear copper color with a frothy white head that shrinks to a third of a finger and sticks around until the final sip.

Smell: Pour pecan syrup on a piece of toast, take another piece of fresh bread out, place it next to the toast, grab both pieces, move about 7 feet away from a glass of a Pacific NW pale ale, and take a whiff. That's what this smells like. Lots of roasted caramel malts and bready grains in typical bock fashion.

Taste: The flavor profile is just about what you'd expect from the aroma. Roasted caramel malts, lots of bread, a dash of hops, and a hint of red apple. Dry, yet sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with lively carbonation and slightly sticky at the finish.

Drinkability: This is kind of a unique review for me. I enjoyed the beer, but I don't love the style or this type of flavor profile. Regardless, this delivered on every level and it deserves high marks whether or not I fall in love with it.

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

Pick up from Trader Joes. 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.

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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 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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LTD Series - 01 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
3.73 out of 5 based on 135 ratings.
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