LTD Series - 07 | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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LTD Series - 07LTD Series - 07

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

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Added by alexrichman on 08-31-2013

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Photo of GMB
2.45/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A standard pour of Full Sail's LTD 007 Oktoberfest Lager yields a bright amber brew that glows when filled with sunlight. The beige head is moderate in size and falls at a moderate pace, leaving behind a thin ring of sticky foam. The bright body is accentuated by some festive streams of tiny bubbles, which rise to the top more quickly than expected.

The nose is understated. Scratch that, it's indistinct. At first, it just smells faintly of beer: hops, some malty aromas, and some yeasty deposits. A few swirls in the glass and some very intense sniffing tosses up some toasted-grain-like smells and a bit of metal.

This brew tastes better than it smells (but that's not saying much). Malts take a back seat to hoppy bitterness and some metallic tastes. These flavors aren't helped by the beer's watery mouthfeel.

I think that our friends at Full Sail were trying to produce a crisp, slightly bitter American-style lager with a Märzen malt profile here. The concept is interesting, and I don't object on principle to a hoppy Märzen, but in the end I'm just not sure what makes this beer stand out from the dozens of amber lagers I've had over the years. Oh, wait! Yes I do! Ltd. 007 doesn't taste as good as most of them do.

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Photo of vkv822
2.88/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Clear, coppery orange with a foamy, off white head.

Strong caramel notes in both aroma and taste, becomes a bit much at times. Grassy, lightly herbal hops.

Medium body, foamy mild carbonation.

Not bad, but the caramel sweetness was a bit much for my personal taste and would prevent me from trying it again.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of ArrogantB
3.16/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle ~$1. Very fair pricing on these. Amber color with a good head, translucent beer. Aroma was faint bready malts. Flavor was a hint of malt and cereal, a bit boring if you ask me. I want to like Full Sail because I know they can make good beer and they are so reasonably priced but this one was pretty lackluster. I should have picked up the Wassail instead, that stuff is tasty.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of hoplover82
3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A-It pours a crystal clear copper color, with a medium to small white head that quickly fades to a collar around the top of the beer with very little lacing.
S-The aroma is mild with a slightly sweet toasty grain aroma. There is caramel notes and faint noble hops.
T-The flavor is much of the same as the aroma. Mild and easy going with a toasty grain flavor. The beer is not "sweet" but it's malty. There is fairly decent amount of spicyness and earthyness from the noble hops. The bitterness is mild and balance by the maltiness almost perfectly.
M-This beer is extremely drinkable. Medium body with a crisp semi dry finish. The dryness lingers with spicy hop notes in the long lasting finish.
O-Overall I think this is a decent interpretation of the style. A well done offerimg from Gull sail.

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Photo of russpowell
3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours an effervescent copper with 3+ fingers of cream colored head. Nice head retention & lacing

S: Pears, faint graininess,

T: Pears & sweet graniness up front, a little bit of herbal hops. Some astringency, pears, apricot & brown bread as this warms. Finishes sweet & grainy

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation

Alright, but not one I would reccomend

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

an underwhelming beer. crystal clear copper color with an inch of big bubbled khaki head that disappears as quickly as it arises. smells like watery german malt, caramel sweetener, and a lager yeast that is the bad kind of funky. the flavor is really light, subdued almost minimal. the malt is simple and sweet, maybe not totally fermented out, and there isn't a whole lot else going on. some balancing hops on the back end, a little floral maybe, and the caramel sweetness prevails. just a lackluster flavor here. carbonated pretty well, with big soda bubbles. less than medium body is bigger than the flavor needs, its sort of a weird contradiction. overall definitely not full sails best work, and not something I would revisit again given the flood of good Oktoberfest brews on the shelves this time of year.

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Photo of Ben7773
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of draheim
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle (best by 12/25/2013) into a tulip. Pours a clear amber w/ a 1-finger head that settles to a narrow band.

Aroma is bready, fruity caramel malt and floral hops. A little muted.

Taste follows nose. Sweet caramel and pale biscuity malt and floral, spicy old world hops. Nice balance but a little bland.

Mouthfeel is just shy of medium-bodied with a crisp, refreshing finish.

Overall a decent attempt at a traditional Märzen but not one I'd seek out again.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Deep clear mahogany in color, with a large dense off-white head, which retains quite well, and thick, fine-beaded glass-coating lace.

Aroma: Opens with an abundance of toasted malt and dark bread. There are grassy hops as well, but the malt dominates.

Taste: Opens with a strong wave of toasted malt and dark bread. As the taste progresses, some mildly bitter herbal hops appear, and the malt assumes a more dominant character. Finishes with a mild grassy hope flavor.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and full, and very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A very nice, well-made example.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Sourcing: Purchased at Central Market in Texas in October of 2013 for $7.99/six-pack plus tax.

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Photo of alexrichman
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

New LTD recipe from Full Sail, this one is an Oktoberfest released at the end of August and will run until late October. LTD 07 is simply called Oktoberfest Lager.

A) Pours a clear rusty brown with a small head that quickly fades and leaves a bit of lacing

S) Dark, nutty malt comes through with a mild spicy & earthy hop aroma; slightly sour

T) The malt dominates the flavor, it is a dark roasted, nutty malt with a hint of carmel. The hops add a bit of spice in the middle, but the brew finishes with a sweet malt finish

M) Good carbonation, nice thickness, this beer just feels right in my mouth

O) This is a lot darker and maltier then most Oktoberfest style lagers. It is good and I like it quite a bit; a nice, unique Oktoberfest

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Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Clear orange amber with half a finger of off white head

S - Lots of sweet malt, caramel, and toasted bread

T - A malt forward brew: caramel, toasted bread, and somewhat herbal hops. Not very complex but I like the sweetness

M - Thin-to-moderate body with low-to-moderate carbonation. Slightly sticky

O - A good beer for the style. I like the sweet malt profile in this, though it's not very complex. It's definitely easy drinking though

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Photo of beergoot
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Solid copper body; plenty of carbonation with a one-finger thick, white head. Rich, grainy scent with a touch of brown sugar; some faint roasted nuts in there. Warm, sugary feel; medium-light body; crisp, clean; mostly dry finish. Good, dark grain flavors with a sharp yet complementary hop bitterness.

Rich and flavorful without overdoing or overpowering things.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%

12 oz bottle pours a clear amber color with a modest cap of off-white head. Not much for retention and lace.

Nose is sweet malt and caramel, little bit of toffee. It has a lighter malt aroma and a touch more hops than many American marzens. More grainy/honey than the darker burnt caramel of Sam Adams for example.

Taste is grainy and toasty with a refreshing burst of grassy hop bitterness on the end. This one falls somewhere in between a lighter festbier and the heavily malted Americanized marzens. I like it...not overly sweet and strikes a good balance. Sulfurous lager yeast is apparent as well. Im on the fence as to whether I would go back for a repeat purchase...I think I would, especially if I dont get around to it until next September.

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Photo of habaceeba
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%

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Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 49 ratings