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Beer Available At Flying Saucer Draught Emporium - Raleigh (arranged by most recent)
Boulder Beer Shake Chocolate Porter 97, Fullsteam IGOR 91, Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green 2013 (Centennial) 86, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Fresh Hop 96, Green Flash Green Bullet 98, Mad River Steelhead Bourbon Vanilla Porter , Gizmo Black Stiletto Stout , Dogfish Head Olde School Barleywine 98, Carolina Old 392 Barleywine Style Ale 90, Allagash Bourbon Black 98, The Duck-Rabbit Baltic Porter (Bourbon Barrel) 99, Founders Oatmeal Stout 95, Aviator High Voltage Pale Ale , Boulevard ZŰn 80, SKA True Blonde Ale 27, Mother Earth Smoked Pale Lager , Leinenkugels Big Eddy Ryewine Ale 94, Beer Army Battle of Brockís Mill , Lonerider The Preacher 62, Green Flash Hop Odyssey Citra Session Ale 95
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OldGrowth (151) North Carolina | June 3, 2006| Updated August 10, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Visited 5/31/06. Wife and I had dinner here. Great beer selection, though weird way they break down the beers, they use the Standard Reference Method (Pale, amber, dark) to classify beers and have a unique pricing chart on the menu. Using symbols to represent prices, prices from 3.00 to 26.00, Good mix of local, national, international beers here. Canít imagine not finding something you like here. Kind of kitchie, lots of stuff on walls, hanging from ceiling, dark and smokey inside, they do have a patio area to sit outside. Big bar area 25 - 30 chairs and tables too. It is loud when full. Itís a sit yourself policy for finding tables. Waitress was good and prompt. Knew one of the beers was out as soon as I asked for it. Food was Ok, very limited menu. Apps and a couple sandwiches mainly. We had some buffalo chicken and a couple of the pizza slices. The pizza slices are about 1/4 of a decent size pizza and were Ok. I had the Edenton big boss ipa, Cotton wood endo ipa and the Duck-Rabbit milk stout. If you want the biggest beer selection in Raleigh this is it. Some street parking is available and ther are a couple pay lots right next door. Near the Clarion hotel in the downtown area. Worth a visit if in Raleigh. 06/03/08 Just to add on some comments now that Iíve gone here several times. Line cleaning seems to be an issue, Iíve had several beers that taste like someone just plugged in a new keg. This Saucer has a very small kitchen and it shows, food is fairly lame.brought down foods score and overall score to reflect my opinion. I keep trying, but I just donít like this place,
DocLock (144) Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania | September 30, 2005
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Sat at a picnic table outside, with a shitty view. The crowd was college kids and some older apparent beer geeks. Great draft and bottle beer selection. The food was mediocre, and the service was rather slow. Very crowded. Worth a trip to see their bee menu.
Dixonian (132) Plano, Texas | January 9, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
This is a great Saucer location - the service was some of the best Iíve received at any of their locations, lots of local Raleigh brews as well as stuff from all over.
Immy (109) Virginia Beach, | May 3, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great place, great beer, great food, and, at the risk of sounding horribly sexist, lovely waitresses in short plaid skirts. Service only suffered a bit during the most busy times, and the waitstaff we spoke to knew the beer menu pretty well. I want to dig it up and put it in my backyard.
Bart (108) Brussels, Belgium | October 28, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Large place, lots of buzz and people. Huge selection of good local and international brews. Ok service but not the place I want to hang out every day.
TheBeerGod (107) Newport News, Virginia | May 4, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Though I was rather drunk when I arrived, several things stood out. Good beer list, good food and HOT waitresses. Was able to get Duck-Rabbit Paulís Day Off, and a tasty sandwich served by a gorgeous brunette in knee high socks and a short plaid miniskirt. Yes it was rather busy between WBF sessions but we got taken care of rather nicely. Iíll definitely go back next time Iím in town!
blipp (104) Newark, New Jersey | January 31, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Big, big selection. Lots of local beers and stuff from all over the States. A flight of five beers will run you between $8 and $10. Also, the flights are predetermined, but the bartender had no problem subbing one out for me. The service was really good considering how busy they were. It looks like they have an efficient system going on behind the bar. Not only a must hit for visitors, but one that I would hit again and again if I was a local.
Elwood (102) Leesburg, Virginia | August 4, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
I love going down to visit friends in Raleigh if for no other reason than getting to visit the Saucer. A great selection of beer and a pretty knowledgable staff. Food wise all I had was the pretzel, but it was pretty damn good. We sat outside, but it is smoky as hell inside. Oh, and the uniforms for staff are a plus.
maxwelldeux (94) Spokane, Washington | June 24, 2012| Updated January 6, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
This place is all about the beer, and thatís the way it should be. It gets REALLY loud in there, and can be hard to find a seat some times. But the beer selection is rather amazing for a bar, and the staff are great.
Definitely should ask about being a member of the UFO club - you get to keep track of all the beers youíve had at this place, and if you try 200 different ones, you get your name on a plate that goes on the wall and $100 towards an unveiling party.
Food is OK, and there isnít much of a selection of it. Not a place I would go for a dinner, but great for a happy hour.
Pivoyager (83) Gaithersburg, Maryland | November 24, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
One of several chains in and around the south, this particular establishment is located a few blocks west of the downtown area - and a short walk from Moore Square, home of the World Beer Festival that brought me to town.
If you can get past the large patio area that overlooks the so-called warehouse district, you enter into a very large room with high ceilings; there is a long worn looking bar to the right and above, and all around you can see the eponymous saucers. "Eponymous?" Look it up.
The beer list is outstanding and too big to describe in detail; letís just say if itís not here, you probably donít need it. There are represented a good array of regional brews, many of which I enjoyed the next day at WBF. In any case, I enjoyed: Founderís Dirty Bastard, Aviator Old Bulldog ESB, Sierra Nevada Torpedo (DIPA) and the always nice Racer 5. Extensive bottle list from all over - as I said, "outstanding."
The food was tasty - at least my Bratwurst platter war sehr gut. I guess the Germans have much in common with the South: they both lost wars they started. (Yikes) But enough of politics.
What I also liked were the very reasonable prices, at least for me being from the DC area. The majority of beers cost less than $5.00; Flying Saucer offers a multitude of weekly specials, for example $2.75 pints on Mondays; this is certainly enough get down here more often. Another interesting item is the very cute female waitstaff all tightly adorned in plaid miniskirts and garters.
A very likable beer bar, one that was worth the trip to Raleigh alone.
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