hopscotch (11043) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Bottle… Clear amber ale with copper highlights and a small, fizzy, white head. Roasted aroma with notes of caramel and toffee. Medium-bodied with intermediate carbonation. Toasted, bittersweet, caramel malt flavor. Slightly more sweet than bitter. Caramelized finish. Thanks to mgumby10 for sharing! kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009 jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2008
Name: LTD 01
Date: February 13, 2007
Appearance: clear brown, frothy beige head
Aroma: chocolate malt and earthy hop aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of sweetness brings out the chocolate, light bitterness adds balance
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
I would like to rerate this beer.
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. marcus (10142) - 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. phaleslu (10099) - 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.
JorisPPattyn (9927) - 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! arminjewell (9584) - 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. JoeMcPhee (9426) - 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. 3fourths (9331) - 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.
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2008
[1500-20080617] 12floz bottle. Sweet raisiny grains aroma. Clear, dark red brown body with a quick creamy light tan head. Grainy sweet toasted malt flavour. Medium body. Average, but I’m giving it an extra point for finishing my 30th page...