GarrettB (1599) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
May 16th, 2012 - A good amber is an amber that shines in a dull, brown and monotonous crowd. The amber is the safe style and the go-to 6-pack that lets a party hosted appeal just a little bit to all palates, rather than exceeding expectations for just a few drinkers. But Full Sail’s LTD Series Lager Recipe Number 5 is a cut above the mundane ambers that crowd the refrigerated section of my local grocery stores. It’s an experimental recipe - whatever tinkering they conducted yielded a wonderful new take on the traditional amber; it’s a beer that engages the palate, rather than just slaking some vague thirst for beer. Dark chocolate brown in color, the depth and murkiness suggests that this brew might be thick with something - flavor, palate, gravity, it’s as yet unknown. Exploring the aroma, I find brown sugar and a heavy malta aroma, with the scent of fresh grass and sod. A dribble of honey appears in the aroma too, suggesting this is going to be a very sweet beer on the tongue. My suspicious are confirmed on the first sip. Lots of that rich maltiness comes to play on the palate, complemented by a mound of brown sugar, a breakfast oatmeal sweetness, a ribbon of caramel, and some glazed peaches and apricots., I overuse this word, but it fits so well here: toothsome. This is a sweet, delicious deep beer that has considerably improved the reputation and lot of ambers everywhere. jsmerig (1583) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Smells earthy and grainy. Pours a rich clear brown with minimal head. The malt really comes through in this one. There is a crisp offset with the carbonation which has an underlying hop character. Finish is crisp for such a malty beer. Very nice. 6,5,8,5,16 Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2011
12 oz bottle from 16 Tons. Surprisingly dark amber pour with a light bit of white head. Smells of grains, some bread, toffee, maybe a little nuttiness. Taste is sweet toffee, a little nutty, some bread and maybe light caramel. Probably my favorite of the LTD series so far, quite a surprisingly solid brew. ttoadee (1491) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2011
I thought I was looking for something pale, but I tried this instead. What a nice surprise. Firm malt body. Grassy hop flavoring, mellowed by persistent carbonation. Copper color matches the caramel aroma. I cannot go back in history, but I now have a rival to Brooklyn’s interpretation of the Vienna style. arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
I always find Full Sail to be a good value even if they aren’t the best in their style. I think I’ve probably had three sixers if this already since it’s only $6. Amber in colo of course with a smell like lager, sort of earthy too. Taste is decent, a little bready and easily distinguished as a Full Sail beer, maybe it’s the malt? Overall, an easy sipper and a good value.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-21-2011 00:36:08
Oscbert (1302) - Lincoln, California, USA - SEP 6, 2012
~Toasty bready malt aroma with sulfur quality. Biscuity. Light spicy hops.
~Pours clear copper color with small off white head.
~Bready biscuity malt flavor, slightly sweet with light spicy hops or balance.
~Medium bodied, med CO2, enjoyable sweet bready finish.
~Probably best Vienna I ever had, but I haven’t had that many. Enjoyable beer. Could drink a few of these. jw0406 (1275) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2011
12 oz bottle pours a brown/amber color with a medium white head. Aromas of malt, light caramal and light hop. Light bodied with a sweet finish raphael (1254) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2011
malt-o-meal cereal aroma, with resiny hops, lemon. off white head doesn’t hold long over clear reddish brown. a little under-carbonated (bottle.). I taste brown sugar, wheat bread, pine. tangy finish. Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle with a twist-off cap; "Lower the decibel" is printed underneath. Pours clear reddish orange with a light beige head. Aromas of light wheat, red berry, and caramel. Bitter grass, lightly astringent, with some sweet malt in the finish. I’m not too crazy about this.  taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Amber, clear, good off-white, almost light brown head with good carbonation. Taste is a good maltiness - sort of a slightly toasted bread with a touch of sweetness. It very much reminds me of a thicker, fuller, Negra Modelo. I really like this style of beer.