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

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LTD Series - 05LTD Series - 05

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

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"

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Photo of puboflyons
3.91/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle stamped 052411-15:41-FL. Sampled on March 26, 2011. The pour is a deep and clean amber tone with orange hues. A quick fizzy head emerges then disappears. The aroma is vibrant with rich, toasted malts and a little bit of a yeasty chaser. The body runs in the medium range. I very much enjoyed its sweet, malty taste, which seemed to capture what I like best about Amber Ales. Easy to drink.

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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 Docer
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this stuff finally by me today, picked up a 6'er and let it warm up a bit in my car after work.. still nice and cool.. perfect drinking temp.

- Very dark amber/brown and crystal clear brew. Eggshell head left about a finger and a half, and settled at a nice 1/8th inch with some lace. The color is quit intriguing.

- Nice zesty floral hop smell.. some northwest zing, fresh herbs, light caramel and a roasty subtle grain. Little bready.. smells smooth.

- Nice light touch of that character full sail malt.. but not overwhelming like some may think that are not used to a full flavored lager. Very balanced, bready, oats.. zesty bright hops, touch of zesty bitterness.. quite good.

- Medium bodied, well carbonated.. has a thin creamy-like texture to it which is nice and ads to its smoothness.

- Overall a damn fine lager, like all of Full Sails. Nice to see them experimenting w/ so many lagers. So far my order of favorite LTD's is as follows: 03,04,05,02,01

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Photo of Reidrover
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The LTDs are coming faster now! 12 oz from a 6-pack . Winco store S.Salem. $5.88 Handsome deep amber beer with a largish light tan head. Very malty aromas..toasted oat cereal comes to mind..a little nuttiness also. Taste is semi sweet toffee,again a dose of nutiness, Sweet honey finish..and perhaps the fainest hint of hop in the end. Nice enough on the tongue..good feel to it. Overall a nice tasty lager

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Photo of ocelot2500
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color with a small white head that leaves little lacing.

Smells of bready, toasted malts with a small earthy hops.

Tastes of a big toasted malt character with a bit of hops. Malts have notes of toasted bread with some light caramel sweetness. Toffee comes through as well. Hops add an earthy, leafy bitterness with some spice.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, not much to look at, but is fairly well done. Doesn't have a large amount of hops, but I still find it to be good.

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

Looks like Full Sail went the exact route I was hoping after the fairly disappointing (to me) LTD 4.
Pours a copper color with a thin white head. Pretty low on the carbonation oddly enough. Not a whole lot of lacing or foam.
However in the flavor department, this one's right up my alley. Caramel malts hit up front, but you get more flavor than sweetness. A little bit of earthy bitterness from the hops creeps into the flavor in the middle, and the finish is about as clean as they come.
Simple, but not in a bad way. It invites you to come back for more. Drinkability is a huge strength here.
Think of this like you would a better version of something like Yeungling.
Easy drinking, not complex, but still tasty. That wins with me.

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

I'll be drinking more of this lager in the weeks to come, especially at this price point 5.99 - 6.99/6pk.

This is a solid, good tasting lager that pours a rich dark gold with a good head of off-white foam that left a few light traces. It smells like it would be perfect with a home-style breakfast (which is one of the ways I have enjoyed it so far on a day off): solid, biscuity, a little roasty, with a hint of sweetness.

I enjoy the medium-biscuity malt flavor with the caramelized notes and slight cocoa-like undertones. The hops are clean and fresh tasting and in my opinion nicely balanced... a good, solid overall beer-drinking experience.

This is one of the better lagers I have tried in a while and I think I'll be a little disappointed when its gone.

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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 Wasatch
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice clean/clear golden brown color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy off-white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is very malty, and sweet. The taste is malty/sweet. Medium Body. This is a pretty tasty Amber Lager, nice job FS.

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Photo of stephens101
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a finger of resilient off-white head. Sweet malt, a little red hot candy and some apples to the nose. Sweet and a bit grainy to the tongue with a slight hop edge at the end. Light to medium bodied, well balanced and smooth going down. Great summertime brew right here from a series that always satisfies this Full Sail fan.

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Photo of codfeast
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

7/11 frshness date poured into a pint glass

A: dark amber, thin head, little lacing.

S: Malt, bready yeast.

T: sweet malt, with a slightly bitter hop finish.

M: nice balance, medium carbinaton.

O: A little sweet for my personal taste, but a very good example of the style. This is the third of the LTD's I have had and believe they offer high quaility for value.

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Photo of trappistlover
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(12oz bottle). Pours clear amber with off-whtie head. Moderate carbonation. Aroma has florals, sweet caramel and fresh cut grass. Taste is sweet with more caramel malts and some light bittering hops. Medium bodied with a slick/oily texture. Finish is smooth and slightly bitter. A pretty good beer although its a little maltier than I prefer. Still, I could drink a couple of these. Nice job.

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Photo of djeucalyptus
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a rich jurrasic park-like amber, crystal clear, with a foamy one-finger eggshell head that fizzles away to a thin collar that only leaves a small dab of lacing.

aroma is earthy, spicy, and rich sweet malt. caramel, oregano, saaz hops, a hint of dark malt. a smidgen of fig and raisin... smells solid.

taste is surprisingly rich and malty. spicy hops, touch of earth and grassyness. pleasant.

mouth is medium body with pretty ample carbonation that works perfectly with the somewhat sweet flavors.

All in all, this is a pretty impressive offering from the LTD series... and my favorite one in a few years. I can easily see picking up a sixer of this one again.

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Photo of gkunkle
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an dark amber color with a 1/2 in off white head. Retention is not great. Smell has a malty sweetness to it, sort of bready. There is also some hoppiness in the nose, but the sweet malts stand out more. The taste didn't knock my socks off, but it was certainly not bad. The taste gives you more of that easygoing maltiness, I am getting bread, grains, maybe a little caramel. The gps are less pronounced in the taste, but the different malts give some complexity that makes up for it some. Mouthfeel was on par for this style, but might have lacked just a touch of carbonation. Overall a great addition to the LTD line from full sail. I got on the LTD train a little late and I am regretting it now, they are making some really cool German style lagers.

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Photo of TheMarkE
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Attractive amber with a good head and lacing.

Smell: Caramel and grain, muted herbal and citrus hops.

Taste: Grains and caramel, muted herbal and citrus hops.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied, and just a hint of bitter aftertaste.

The Verdict: Not bad. Fairly well balanced, it does a decent job of trying to convert you to lagerism as the label suggests. Not the best example, but I'll take it over a Samuel Adams.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a half finger of head on a clear, medium straw colored body.
It has a great aroma of grain with a bit of barnyard in the background.
The taste is wonderful. Full of grains with a nice malt background for a lager. Well balanced.
It is crisp with moderate carbonation.
A pretty good lager.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown twist off bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear copper with a thin off white cap, which lingers only briefly before settling to a light surface cap.

Nose is a tad metallic initially, soon offering some roasted malt and citric notes, along with some wet dough and a touch of sour yeast. Odd for a moment but in the end nutty toast with a bit of spice character rules the day. Distracting to a degree yet intriguing on the nose.

Pleasant amber flavors on the initial sip imply that the subtle aromas are minor distractions. Light caramel and some hop spice are evident yet without the fuller body of an ale, as implied. Finishes with a bit of light chocolate and dry hazelnut. Still relatively full in body for an Amber Lager and with a firm and dry spicy finish. Stands up to warming fairly well given its relatively coarse structure.

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Photo of WaydeRafnel
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of PretzelCity
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of bret717
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of kobeer
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MacStinson
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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