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
fullsailbrewing.com

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
Ratings:
197
Reviews:
101
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
11.91%
 
 
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6
Gots:
12
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0
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Photo of Redneckwine
4.19/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz cold bottle into pint glass

Just a quick review here because I'm feeling lazy...

Wonderfully balanced Vienna style lager. Medium body with soft carbonation, lots of bready, toasty malt goodness balanced out with some nice and spicy/floral hops, tinge of sweetness, but finishes nice and dry with those noble hops lingering a bit.

I could definitely session this beer all day - it reminds me a lot of Boston Lager, except I think this Full Sale offering tastes and feels superior, especially on the finish. I'll be seeking out more for sure.

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3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle (7/5/12 date) into a pint glass

A - Pours a deep, perfectly transparent amber with a few streams of minuscule bubbles rising to the two finger, tan head. Head stays intact must of the way down the glass. Only leaves behind a few small splotches of lacing at the bottom of the glass.

S - Not much upon opening the bottle - just some clean malt with hints of honey. Things open up a bit more in the glass, but the basic notes remain the same.

T - Here is where things start turning around. Sweet malt upfront. The body is decent blend of honey bourbon and modest earthy hop notes laid on top of a sweet malt backdrop. Splash of earthy hops and aged wood as the beer passes over the back of the tongue and leads to a sweet and malty finish with subtle hints of smoked peat.

M - Medium bodied with not quite enough carbonation to match the flavor profile. This may be partially my fault for letting it age past its prime, so I'll cut it a little slack here.

LTD #5 is a solid beer and has lots of characteristics that remind me of my all-time favorite amber: Full Sail Amber. After the initial let down of a nose no better than you're average middle-of-the-road "craft" (e.g. Dundee) lager, I was pleasantly surprised to find a relatively complex and interesting flavor profile. I would consider adding this (probably as a last option) to a mix-a-six again.

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3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into glass mug.

Apperance of a nice deep red orange. Condensed foamy thick head, did not dissipate too quick. Smells of roasted malt some marshmellows. Roasted malt of coffee and dark chocolate off the bat, maybe even marshmellows, smooth lager finish, not even week at 6 percent abv. Barely any hop bitterness, like the malty dominance. Good medium body mouth feel with great carbonation, it does look like a mini aquarium in my mug of bubbles like a good beer should, who likes a flat beer huh? Overall a good brew especially for the red or amber beer color fans.

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3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance- The beer pours a nice deep amber color with a one finger just off white head. The head fades rather fast leaving only a thin film of foam on the top of the brew and almost no lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The smell is heaviest of a bready and caramel aroma. Mixed with these smells are some grainy aromas as well as a little bit of a lemon citrus smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a grainy and toasted bready flavor mixed with a caramel sweetness. As the flavor advances a little bit of an herbal taste as well as some grassy flavors come to the tongue. The caramel fades during the coming of the grass and herb, but is replaced by a light dark fruit flavor. In the end, with a little bit of citrus and toasted nut coming to the tongue a nice toasted malty and sweeter flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the medium to slightly creamier side with a carbonation level that is rather average. The feel is quite nice for the roasted and sweet flavors of the brew all while maintaining a great easy drinking feel.

Overall – A rather pleasant and easy drinking amber ale.

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3.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Full Sail LTD Series 05 has a medium, cream-colored head, a clear, deep amber appearance, with some bubble streams and practically no lacing left behind. The aroma is faint, but the taster can detect some bread crust, sweetness, barley malt, and just the slightest caramel. Taste is also low profile, but sweet, mild, brown bread crust, light bitterness, and malt are present. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Full Sail LTD Series 05 finishes wet, refreshing, easy drinking, and rather dull. Overall, it is good, but unexciting.

RJT

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LTD Series - 05 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
3.61 out of 5 based on 197 ratings.
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