LTD Series - 06 | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

BA SCORE
86
very good
178 Ratings
LTD Series - 06LTD Series - 06
BEER INFO

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

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A new holiday beer for our Limited Edition Lager series. LTD 06 is a black bock that is lush and full bodied with hints of roast, coffee, and chocolate in the aroma followed by flavors of caramel and figs with a long creamy smooth finish. LTD 06 is brewed as a Czech style Cerné Speciální with 2 row Pale, Munich, Caramel, and Chocolate Malts and hopped with Santiam and Perle hops.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 10-10-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
178
Reviews:
64
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.52%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 178 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of MadeInOregon
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Timmah11
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Chou
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of N3rdM3t4l
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cold 12oz bottle into cold pint glass.

A: gentel pour geta no head or at least the khaki foam didn't last long. Dark browb or even black, no light getting through. Poured kinda thick.

S: roasty with hints of coffee. No chocolate on the nose though. Something kind of sweet peeks through but only a little could be a bit of malt sweetness.

A: chocolate on the palate with lots of rich roasty flavor. It finishes with that sweetness I couldn't identify really and a bit of burnt bitter. Almost like a sweet stout. The sweetness really lingers.

M: heavy as far as lagers go, in the grand scheme it is medium bodied. Being so cold smooths it out.

O: good brew, but Full Sail has a tendancy to brew good beers. glad I picked this up. Not usually a lager fan but I am a sucker for roasty chewy beers that don't taste like sulfur (one of my least favorite lager characteriatics)

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Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Rutager
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance. Pours a deep, dark brown with little light getting through and a half finger of khaki head that doesn't stick aorund very long.

Smell. Some dark roasted malts and chocolate with some sweet black coffee.

Taste. Some sweet and grainy dark roasted malts, a little yeasty with a bit of black coffee.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium carbonation.

Overall. An easy drinker with some decent dark flavours going on. Drank a few of these in the hot tub on some snowy evenings at the cabin over the Christmas break. Perfect for that venue.

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Photo of Dope
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep, dark brown. Not quite black. Medium-sized fluffy light brown head. Fades fairly quickly, leaving almost no sign of lacing, just little tufts here and there. Decent retention at least.

S: Sweet milk chocolate. Creamy. Light touches of coffee and earth along with some toast. Kinda reminds me of a brown ale with roasted malt characteristics mixed in.

T: Oh yeah. Toasted malt for sure up front with a nutty, toasty combination. Some sweet caramel and creamy milk chocolate in the middle. Sweetness fades a little and mixes with some coffee into the finish. Touch of toffee sometimes. Bit of a lingering, earthy bitterness between sips.

M: Medium bodied. Very creamy and smooth.

O: Wow, this is excellent. It is super creamy, smooth and drinkable. Has favorable elements from a typical good brown ale and also porter-ish roasted malt. Great combination, excellent complexity and it goes down easy to boot.

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Photo of beerman999999
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of HalfFull
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours light black with deep mahogany highlights and offers half an inch of deep tan foam. Decent retention and lace follow.

Bit of roast and light chocolate malt on the aroma with a touch of fruit and earthy hops emerging with some exposure.

Taste is quite full for a lager yet without the sweet malt profile one might expect from a bock. More light roast, chocolate and a bit of dark fruit in the background. Hops not so present on the taste. Offers a nice carbonation for the pour which gives a lingering malt finish. Full body with a smooth and easy drinkability. Interesting brew and tough to pinpoint as for style/comparison though I've had plenty of worse porters along the way.

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Photo of ScorpyX
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Almost a finger of tan head on a black colored body.
Smell is a strong roasted malt.
Taste has the roasted malt with coffee undertones. A flavorful lager.
Medium body with moderate carbonation. Crisper texture.
A tasty dark lager. The flavors of a stout in a lager.

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Photo of pkalix
4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours black, loose tan foam on top.
smells chocolate-y, espresso-y, a tiny bit perfume-y.
tastes.... see above.
overall, this is considered a lager? it has an earthy, grainy texture and feel. i like the fact people are experimenting with ingredients, and i appreciate the effort, but i resent the lager labelling. it definitely seems more of a porter or a stout and i desire to label it as so. but it is a decent drink and i can handle a few more of these, but i just wish it were labelled correctly so i could understand what's next up on my list... a great brew in the end.

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Photo of sprucetip
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mahogany with red highlights, minimal mocha head fades immediately to a ring, no lacing.

Grainy, black tea, some heat, some roast, and a nip of sweetness. Okay, nothing special.

Like the nose it is black tea/grainy, lightly roasty, with some sweet caramel maltyness. Not getting the chocolate or coffee as advertised on the bottle.

Adequately carbonated, thin side of medium body, and touch of bitterness in the finish. Feels thin for 7%.

Decent but not special. I guess for a lager you could almost say it's pretty good. I doubt I'll have it again. Worth a try if you are a ticker, I guess.

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Photo of bbadger
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of kagent777
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with a best by date of 3-14-13 poured into my perfect pint.

Appearance: Very dark brown with nice ruby highlights. A three finger head that looks rather creamy and sand-colored left lacing as the beer was consumed

Smell: Smell is of thin darkly roasted coffee. Mid level earthy hops are also pronounced.

Taste: Crisp clean dark coffee and roasted malts. Not fruity like some stouts can be this one is clean, the lager yeast allow the malt to play up front and personally. A bit of semisweet chocolate is present at first with the bitter coffee notes rounding out the finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is good, a touch of the heavier side, but it matches nicely with the taste. The carbonation is prickly and lifts the overall taste up a bit.

Overall: I enjoyed this twist on a Christmas time beer. A straightforward lager with a very good taste.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a deep brown with a medium off-white head, solid lace.

S: Deep chocolate and dark malt, some light berry, prune.

T: Great dark bread flavour with a hint of roast, and an ending of sweet bittersweet chocolate which certainly reminded me of Stone VE 06/06/06.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp, creamy, rich for its style.

O: Probably the best LTD offering I can remember from Full Sail, at $7 a sixer this offering is a steal. 4s across the board, a real nice beer.

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Photo of RoryOMoore
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Seven
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very dark in appearence.
Cocoa, roasted Malts, dark Fruit.
Very creamy, Chocolate, Malts, Figs and a hint of Coffee.
Smooth, no bitterness, exceptional blend.
This is a very high quality Lager. I am very impressed at the unique flavor, I would reccomend this highly as one of the best seasonal Lager's produced, here in the United States.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of bluckbeyes
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of MacStinson
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of StaveHooks
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz served in a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A - Very dark brown with a khaki head that forms a thin collar. Average retention with zero lacing.

S - Caramel, cocoa, roasted malts, charred grass, black pepper, dairy sweetness.

T - Dark fruit bread, caramel, brown bread crust, toffee, molasses, cocoa, raspberries, cherries, old coffee, a woody bitterness on the back end. Finishes with some tangyness on he end.

M - Smooth creamy feel, low to medium carbonation, heavy side of medium bodied.

The chocolate stands out more than any other flavor to me, the flavor is breadier than the nose describes. I liked this one. The Euro Dark Lager style can be ho hum but this one shines through. I've been impressed with all the ltd series.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.35/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

7.0% ABV confirmed. I keep buying Full Sail's beers even though they're usually crap because they're just so affordable at Trader Joe's. I picked this one up at the Santa Monica location. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are below average given the brewery and style (which I doubt this brewery can satisfactorily pull off, frankly).

Served a fair bit warmer than refrigerator cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a half finger khaki thin head of little cream and below average retention. Colour is a solid nontransparent opaque black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. An interesting appearance for the style, but underwhelming all around.

Sm: Dark malts, cream, must, artificial berry, and sugary malts. Not a great aroma. I'm hesitant about this one. Mild in strength.

T: Sugary dark malts combined with crappily executed caramel and some stale artifical malts. Too sugary and artificial. Drinks like a crappy schwarzbier. Very cola-esque in sugar content and taste. Sugarcane. No, there is no chocolate or coffee in this - and no, my taste buds do not think there is. I hate presumptive labels. Simple, bland, and boring. Not a good flavour all around. Imbalanced.

Mf: Tingly, sugary, smooth, and wet. Some underlying artificial coarseness. I can feel my teeth rotting as the liquid touches them.

Dr: Drinkable but forgettable. By no means a good beer; not even of average quality. I wouldn't trifle with this again, even at its good price. A poor example of the style, though it does hide its ABV surprisingly well - maybe its best attribute. Leave this one on the shelf; there are far better beers to be had at this price point (especially in Trader Joe's).

D+

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Photo of WaydeRafnel
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

LTD Series - 06 from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
3.82 out of 5 based on 178 ratings.
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