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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
LTD means Limited Edition. But around here it means something even more: Live The Dream. And in celebration of our 21st birthday we’re doing something every brewer dreams of: Concocting an ever-changing series of small batch beers, available for a limited time only. Each new LTD Series brew will showcase an original lager recipe.

LTD 01: An easy drinking albeit wicked awesome limited edition lager from our ace crew of libationary wunderkinds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9809) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2009
This brew pours a deep chestnut color with a medium beige head that dissipates steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Nutty and malty aroma. Medium, smooth body with flavors of roasted malt, nuts and hops. The finish is nutty like cashews with notes of roasted malt and moderately bitter hops left over. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2010
Deep amber pour with a sticky, white head. The nose is lightly leafy with a kiss of sweet caramel and toasted malt. Clean, sweet malt. A lot of noble/floral hoppiness with excellent balance between those aspects and the clean, lightly toasted malt. I always find it tough to describe well-balanced, clean craft lagers – and this is definitely that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (8737) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Pours golden with white head, aroma is biscuity and floral. Taste is lager like with a bit of floral sweetness that goes into a bready malt and finishes a bit dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2008
2008-06-24. Dark amber body, with a small beige head. Sweetish aroma, modest touches of caramel and floral hops. (6+) Similar flavour has a sweet malty start and very light hoppy bitterness throughout. (6+) Smooth, slightly fuller than average palate. Decent, quaffable, but a touch boring. Bottle from Mabel’s Seattle trip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8696) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2012 12oz bottle, BBD April 2008. Rich and malty all over, the Full Sail house character is really evident, and I’m a big fan of it. Chewy, resinous nuts, wood, dried leaves, with caramel malt and munich malt abounding, and a light, proper bitterness level that really compliments the malt base. Fresh and vibrant, really overall a solid effort. Delicious, and based on the ratings, underappreciated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8643) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2008
Medium, creamy yellowish head, slightly irregular; well-carbonated light amber-brown beer. Bready nose, melanoidins, wet wood. Spicy, in a Coca-Cola way. Much drier taste than the nose suggests, precious little restsugars, and a bitterish, more or less hoppy finish. BUT! There’s no doubt there’s diacetyl n here, and if in a dark beer that overshadows the melanoidins instead of blending, there must be a lot. Bit like a herbal stomachbitter, very watered-down. Light to medium bodied. Not bad after all, but a bit too exuberant on the diacetyl. Thankee, DaveDave!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Pours with a small, off-white head covering a clear, lightish brown body. Suprisingly nice aroma of fruit, spices, maybe some light pineapple and candied yam esters; its very different. Body is a bit thin, but taste is good with fruity and wheaty notes. Slightly nutty finish. Watery mouthfeel comes with the thin body. A better beer than I was expecting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7809) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2010
12 oz. bottle as a bonus from a trade with LtDan- thanks, Dan! Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head that leaves a film as a cap on the beer. Aroma of banana, caramel malts, toast, nuts, cherry, hops, and mild spices. Flavor of caramel malts, nuts, toast, sugar, mild spice, hops, funk, and a mineral note. Light-medium bodied, with average carbonation and a funky finish. Sweet, bitter, nutty, and funky. Somewhat chewy in mouthfeel. Interesting beer and not skunky like a lot of German dunkels, but still has a consistent and unusual funkiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
marcus (7805) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Bottle from Monument Wine. Pours copper with a nice beige head and a sweet malt aroma. There is a chalky caramel malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Bottle. Rich caramel color with a nice beige head. Slight earthy, spicy, caramel aroma. Caramel, earthy, slight citrus flavor. Medium bodied. Lingering caramel and citrus. More caramel than expected. Easy drinking.

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