Full Sail Limited Edition Lager (LTD 05)

 
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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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For those who love amber ales, here’s a limited edition amber lager is so crazy good you might convert to lagerism.

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TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a nice red color with white head. Caramel malt, bread, biscuit, and some roasted character on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more caramel maltiness.

3.9
LtDan (1808) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Appearance: Pours a deep clear amber. It starts off with a dense fluffy homebrew like beige head. The head slowly subsides to a dense cap. Within the body, you can see visible rising carbonation.

Aroma: Sweet, bready malt, grassy herbal hops.

Taste: Mild sweet bready malt, grassy hops. Finishes with a touch of burnt caramel.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, creamy carbonation.

Overall: Above average, tasty, get it while it’s fresh.

3.9
jboy217 (2) - Woodland Hills, California, USA - JUN 22, 2012 does not count
Delicious limited edition lager, smooth with a great taste. Light enough to drink day or night, perfect summer lager.

3.8
puboflyons (3529) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle stamped 052411-15:41-FL. Deep and clean amber pour with a short burst of fizzy white head. Rich, toasted malts on the nose with a slight pop up of yeast. Decent medium body. The taste is incredibly sweet reminiscent of Newcastle in the 1980’s. Overall an amber ale that seems right on.

3.8
dcschiller (2211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2011
(12oz bottle). Pours clear amber with off-whtie head. Moderate carbonation. Aroma has florals, sweet caramel and fresh cut grass. Taste is sweet with more caramel malts and some light bittering hops. Medium bodied with a slick/oily texture. Finish is smooth and slightly bitter. A pretty good beer although its a little maltier than I prefer. Still, I could drink a couple of these. Nice job.

3.8
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Really love these LTD lagers! (except that 7% pilsner!) It pours a clear amber color with a decent off white head. The aroma is very toasted with some lager yeast esters, a touch of fruit, and great malty complexity. The flavor is again very toasty with some nice caramelized grains, noble hoppiness and a pleasing palate. Very nice job by Full Sail.

3.8
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Look Full Sail Brewing.....you know how to brew amber. Stick with what you know. This is like their standard amber on roids! Just start brewing this only.

3.8
GarrettB (1690) - 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.


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