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LTD Series - 05 | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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LTD Series - 05LTD Series - 05
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"New in our LTD series, this copper colored lager is refreshingly smooth, with a hint of dark roast and a clean hoppy finish. Brewed with pale, chocolate, caramel malts and hopped with Czech Saaz hops. ABV 5.6% IBU 28"

Added by JohnGalt1 on 02-17-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
196
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
11.91%
 
 
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6
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12
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Reviews: 101 | Ratings: 196
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Cavie for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the grain and grass, with not too much else going on. The flavor is similar. The toffee and grain notes really stand out, with some grass from the hops thrown in. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of metter98
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high dense beige head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of toasted malts in the nose along with some hints of floral hops.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of toasted malts along with a light amount of bitterness. Some hints of caramel also become noticeable as the beer warms up.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and somewhat smooth on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite malty but is rather easy to drink.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark, clear copper color,moderate off-white head of foam
Aroma-Bread/pilsner malt,floral hop note
Taste-Toasted malt,spiciness, caramel. Smooth, flavorfull, and sessionable. A good "crossover" craft brew. A "pre-prohibition" style lager that would go great with a couple og grilled hot dogs.

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Photo of DavidST
3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip / fluted glass. This pours a dark amberish brown with a short lived off white head. The smells are of light crisp malts not any real hop presence. The feel is medium to light. The taste is okay, not real strong, a little nutty, light hops, didn't convert me to lagers that's for sure.

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Photo of denver10
2.96/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

So...a beer to convert amber ale fans towards a lager? Hmm, I tend to have more interest in checking out Ambers than I actually enjoy them and maybe that curiosity got me with this one.

Pours a cola looking brown with an amber hue. Slight brown head as it poured but by the time I put the cup down there was no head to speak of. A very sweet, sugar candy aroma with some brown sugar and a hit of hay that I associate with lager. Flavor starts off sweet with some brown sugar and candy, a little lager yeast comes in mid stream, and it closes out with the sugary sweetness with some herbs. A little too sweet for me in general. Thinnish to medium bodied bodied. Overall, meh.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours amber with a reddish tinge. Head is a good finger with average retention. Resulting lace is sparse.

Smell - Really herbal aroma, can't quite pinpoint it... close to chamomile. Not really liking it. A faint whiff of cocoa.

Taste - Follows the nose. Herbal, chamomile qualities, faint hint of cocoa. Slight bitterness. Finishes as it starts, with a decent fade.

Mouthfeel - Light in body. Tingly carbonation.

Overall - Decent beer. Not really digging the herbal qualities presented here. Drinkable, but I probably won't buy again.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best by 9/9/12.

Pours a clear dark amber/copper with a 1/2 inch foamy tan head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is of malt, slight caramel, and an interesting earthy, herbal hop flavor on the finish. There is a mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a very crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice mouthfeel but probably not something I would go after again.

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Photo of Luigi
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a deep copper/light ruby color with a two finger bubbly. The head settles down to a decent blanket on top of the lager, yet retains through out the life of the beer.

The aroma is grassy with spicy hops and and gives off hints of caramel, and toasted malt.

The taste is a great balance between the spicy hop and soft bread malt. Hints of caramel are present, but no flavor is in your face.

Medium/light bodied and moderately carbonated. Has slightly dry finish with a mild bitterness.

This is amber lager is very easy to drink. And is one of the few dark beers that is great for the summer time. Very refreshing, crisp, and very easy to drink.

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Photo of intensify
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a copper colored body. Head didnt hold up for too long and lacing was poor.

S- biscuit, caramel, honey and a hint of hops and malts.
T- bready and malty. Reminds me of fresh rye bread. Also, caramel makes a strong presence with hops balancing everything out and to add to the character.
M- medium bodied and a slight oily finish. The carbonation is on the easy side making this beer very drinkable.

A solid brew for Full Sail. One of there better ones.

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Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a becker a full rich deep bronze color with a well defined sticky 1/2 finger off white head,what great color and clarity.Alot of German malty goodness in the nose with toasty bread and a bit of iron to go with sweetish caramel.Crisp toasty bread on the palate with mild caramel sweetness in the finish,a smattering of leafy hops as well.This is a great amber lager,to me it has a little marzen in it with crisp bready malt,and iron/mineral notes.A great lager,this should be much higher rated in my humble opinion.

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

Appearance - This is brown in color with a puffy, white head that came up on an easy pour.

Smell - There's a musty smell, and I mean that in a bad way, a little like stale air and the malt is light, like faint caramel.

Taste - The malt is much bigger at the taste. It is somewhat toasty and again loaded with caramel.

Mouthfeel - This is a tick past medium-bodied, perfect for the style, with subdued carbonation and a very creamy feel.

Drinkability - The wonderful texture of this ale made it worth drinking.

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Photo of snaotheus
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours a nice coppery color, clear, with a good size pale tan head. Lots of carbonation. Smell is lagery yeast with some nice caramel malts.

Taste is a pleasant round maltiness with a little roasty bitterness and a mild lagery aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is full and pleasant. Overall, not bad at all.

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Photo of beergoot
3.27/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice copper-red color; thin white head.

Caramel malt notes mixed in with a fairly floral hop smell. Light, roasted grains.

Pretty mundane taste. Not much malt character, but the hop bitterness is there, along with a slightly astringent aftertaste.

Light body, smooth and crisp.

A so-so lager offering. Not bad, but really wound up lacking with any distinctive malt flavors. Sure, I'd drink it again, but wouldn't hesitate to pass it up for a more flavorful alternative.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice medium red-orange amber. Light off white head and a bit of lacing. Looks nice. Mild, slightly sour sweet malt and wheat aroma, hint of grain. Light spicy hop finish. Light bodied and very subdued flavor. Light malt, nuts, light fruit. Tastes like a decent lager that has been somewhat watered down. The taste that is there is pleasant, but faded. Might do in a pinch.

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Photo of paulginva
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE: This beer, poured from a bottle into a pint glass, produced a light tan foamy 1/2" head that dissipated quickly leaving thin head lacing. Carbonation was soft in a clear amber body.

AROMA: Moderate grainy bread with very light herb and floral hop notes.

TASTE: Malts again -- bread, a light nutty taste and a bit of chocolate together with very light citrus and floral notes. Also, a bit of alcohol warmth.

MOUTHFEEL: This beer has a light body with a slightly oily texture, soft carbonation and thin body lacing that dissipates rapidly. The initial flavor is moderately sweet with a lighter sweetly dry finish that lasted for a moderate length of time.

DRINKABILITY: This beer is definitely repeatable and easily drinkable, particularly on a hot day. It reminds me somewhat of Magic Hat Vinyl. It provides good value for the cost and I'd probably buy it again but wouldn't necessarily seek it out.

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Photo of obywan59
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a crystal clear coppery or orange/amber in color with a light tan 1 1/2 finger head that recedes quickly leaving copious lacing.

The smell is of nutty toasted malt and tart lemony citrus.

The flavor of sweet malts hits me first, followed some yeastiness on the swallow with tart citrus and light bitterness in the end.

The mouthfeel is peppery and light syrup coats the mouth. The beer is medium to medium-thick bodied and warms a bit in the throat. It's a bit drying.

This is a pretty good beer, especially after it warms up. I could have downed a couple more, but this was part of a mixed 6-pack.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle this beer was a copper color that had some amber highlights that could be seen when held up to the light. The off-white head retained itself rather well and it left bands of lacing. The aroma was of caramel malt, bready malt, yeast, hints of nuts and some green/grassy hops. The flavors were similar with the sweet malt coming first followed by notes of bread and biscuits as well as yeast and then at the end the pleasant bitterness of floral hops. As it warmed up I detected some notes of citrus in the hop finish as well but they were still delicate enough to compliment the malt elements. The mouthfeel was good, the body medium and the carbonation good.

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Photo of mralphabet
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into pint glass

A: Very nice clear, reddish-amber color with good 2 fingers worth of head that settled to a nice layer with good lacing.

S: Sweet malts, with hints of caramel, nuts, and toast.

T: Just like the smell... Sweet malt right up front with a light nuttiness mixed with a little caramel... Mid palette I'm getting some burned toast. Finish is clean with very little aftertaste.

M: Medium-bodied, with a light carbonation. Overall pretty smooth.

O: Not a bad Redm but nothing crazy different about it. Good clean Red with a good ABV. If you like Red's you will like this one.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from Wasatch so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light coppery brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, caramelized malts, honey, some fruit and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste starts out with bready flavors from a lager yeast and a hearty malt character followed by sweet flavors of caramel and fruit. The hops presence is mild but complementary and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer worth drinking for a while.

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

Modest one-finger head. The brew is deep amber/light brown color. Nearly clear. The lace doesn't stick to the glass--it just slides down back into the rim bubbles.

Lots of earthiness to this brew, mostly from the crystal malts. No notable hop.

The taste is of a traditional "red"--lots of crystal malt flavors (without much sweetness). There's enough hop to give some balance, but it is really a malt brew. Compared to most Ambers, I'd say the body is on the thinner side.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Totowa even though I've had a ton of beers of this style as of late. This poured quite dark and at first, it seemed like more of a Brown or a Scotch ale because of the hue and alcohol content. As it warmed up, I still wasn't sure how to take this beer, but it was quite enjoyable and went down pretty easily.

Not much of a head and minimal lacing could be seen. Ditto for the aroma, which was faint and had a roasted tone to it. Lots of malt here with a bit of caramel too. The mouthfeel was a bit like a Scotch Ale without the stickiness and the carbonation was good enough to lead to a crisp aftertaste. This felt full without weighing me down but was just a bit too sticky to completely enjoy.

This isn't the best Amber I've had and because it tasted and felt strong, I wouldn't have more than one in a sitting. It's a good effort on Full Sail's behalf but it's just a bit dark and not hoppy enough to fit the bill. By itself, this is a good beer to kick back with after a long day.

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Photo of chinchill
3.09/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle dated 6/7/11 served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear red-brown (dark amber) color with a large head of light beige foam. Head dies down to a lasting thin coat and leaves a little lacing.

A - Not much aroma except for a not particularly attractive aroma of mixed grains.

T: Killian's

MF: Light/medium body; good medium carbonation

O - Sacrilegious to say this, perhaps, but this is very similar to, and certainly no better than, Killiians Red.

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

The date on the bottle says 8/5/11 so I'm assuming that this beer is technically "past date." Having known that, it tastes fine.

A - Brownish amber in color with a good-sized off-white head that fades quickly. The glass is completely devoid of lace where beer once stood.

S - Malt and some more malt. A bit of alcohol.

T - The malt is definitely there but there is a very nice fruitiness that isn't too sweet. Alcohol is present.

M - Can be a bit cloying. The sweetness lingers. Maybe that is the case with most lagers?

A good lager.

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Photo of Spikester
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear dark amber, almost brown with a three finger foamy off white head. Head lasts about five minutes and leaves good lacing. Smell is grainy malts. Taste is sweet caramel malts and just barely enough hops. Easy drinking, with just enough carbonation for proper mouthfeel. A bit of spicy leathery hops on the back of the tongue. Medium bitter/ sweet finish. Overall a very fine amber. Good job Full Sail.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich amber hue with a crystal-clear body. Head is a thin finger of frothy ivory foam without much staying power. Not too bad.

Smell: biscuity and slightly nutty caramel aroma. Not bad, if not precisely to my taste.

Taste: smooth caramel malt flavor with some dry biscuitiness at the backend. Hop flavor is earthy, if anything, and bitterness is low but present. Not too bad.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a fizzy consistency. Not too bad for a refreshing mouthfeel.

Overall: not bad at all. It seems like it is better than the sum of its parts; it reminds me of a nice Mexican Vienna lager, but a bit drier. I'd have this again.

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LTD Series - 05 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.
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