Full Sail LTD Series #1: Bock

Full Sail LTD Series #1To commemorate 21 years of brewing (seems to be going around), Full Sail is releasing a Limited Series of beers this year, their LTD Series. The first bottling is a medium-bodied, malty 6.4% alcohol Bock style of beer.

Appearance: Very clear, orange-brown. Very clear. Thin head, it’s light tan. Leaves a ring.

Smell: Clean, with some hops. Soap? Very low aroma profile.

Taste: Very clean, with a bitter pilsner profile over darker malt. My first thought was "malt liquor" but in a good way. (Is there a good way with malt liquor?) Some sweet caramel characteristics… like if you crossed a brown ale with a pilsner. Good.

Mouthfeel: Light-feeling body with a nice base—not watery or weak. Crisp.

Overall: I rather liked it. Even though the alcohol is a little high for a session beer, that’s how I would classify this.

On BeerAdvocate, it scores 83 out of 100, with 95% approval. On RateBeer, it scores somewhat less favorably, with 3 out of 5 and only in the 43rd percentile.