merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
The beer pours very well with a nice reddish, brown hue to it. The head is full with a nice white creaminess to it and decent lacing. The smell has a nice scent of malt, mild caramel, a hint of coffee and a great mild smokiness to it. The taste is decent with the roasted malt flavors coming through instantly, which is then followed up with the light caramel flavor and a hint of coffee on the back end. The mouthfeel is nice with a lingering sweetness and mild carbonation that lasts on. Overall, this is a great beer from a brewer that I have never experienced before. If they do this well with most of their beers, then I would gladly pick them up in the future. As for this beer, it is part of their limited lager series and worth getting. ronaldtheriot (1952) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Full Sail LTD Series 05 has a medium, cream-colored head, a clear, deep amber appearance, with some bubble streams and practically no lacing left behind. The aroma is faint, but the taster can detect some bread crust, sweetness, barley malt, and just the slightest caramel. Taste is also low profile, but sweet, mild, brown bread crust, light bitterness, and malt are present. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Full Sail LTD Series 05 finishes wet, refreshing, easy drinking, and rather dull. Overall, it is good, but unexciting. RJT Ernest (7718) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark amber / medium brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie, toasted bread), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, orange, herbs), with a light note of toffee.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation.
Solid! The LTD series in general has seen significant improvements over the past couple years, and while I’ve never had this particular one before, it’s probably never been better. Delightful toasty-cookie-toffee-ish malt character with soft citrusy hops. For the modest price, this is a very worthy quaffer. Bricktop86 (857) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Pours light brown with red highlights. Aroma is musty grain hay and herbs. Taste follows nose and is pretty sweet. chinchill (5072) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2013
12 oz bottle dated 6/7/11 served in a pint glass.
Pours a clear red-brown (dark amber) color with a large head of light beige foam. Head dies down to a lasting thin coat and leaves a little lacing.
A - Not much aroma except for a not particularly attractive aroma of mixed grains.
T: near duplicate of Killian’s Red
MF: Light/medium body; good medium carbonation
O - Sacrilegious to say this, perhaps, but this is very similar to, and certainly no better than, Killiians Red.
(from 2011 notes)
Beese (2931) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
Draft at The Full Sail Pilsener Room in Portland, OR on 5 June 2013.
Clear amber colour with a white, dense head. Aroma of bitter hops and cereal malts. Initial hoppy bite with a dry toasty finish. Mouth feel was a little watery. Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - JUL 20, 2013
12 oz bottle- Pours dark rusty orange with a thin off white head that reduces to a collar. Aroma is some caramel, malt and some hops. The taste is very much like you’d expect an amber to taste, caramel and toasted malt character, dry finish. This was okay, but not really my style. Rocketman2013 (108) - Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Aroma very slight. Amber color with good head and moderate head retention. Taste of bitter hops. Moderate mouthfeel with good carbonation level. Overall a slightly heavy and bitter version.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone HonusWagner (2191) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2013
A really nice doughy malt character in the mid-palate, modest hop bitterness to round out. Very drinkable. Not a world-beater but certainly a darn tasty thing. poisoneddwarf (2564) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - JUN 14, 2013
12 oz bottle from a six pack bought at Super 1 in Rathdrum, ID. Pours mostly clear copper with a medium beige head with decent retention. Aroma is doughy, caramelly, citrus powder drink. Taste is sweet with earthy and caramel flavors. Mouthfeel is creamy, body medium to thin. Goes down really easy for this style; I don’t usually care for it.