Another two bar photos from my trip to Flying Saucer yesterday for lunch. On tap today? Green Flash Summer Saison and Schlafly Pumpkin Ale, among others.
Green Flash Saison (pictured top):
The second Green Flash I have had the privilege to try, and the first one since they have entered the Missouri market.
Pours a hazy straw color with about two fingers of white head, which doesn’t stick around for long, but leaves some nice lacing.
The fruity yeast is strong in the aroma, along with some spicy hops.
The spices really show up in the taste too, along with some of the banana-y yeast. The taste is a little more muted than expected though, a bit disappointing, almost tasted like I had just brushed my teeth then drank a saison.
Medium in body, and crisp. Though not as good as my first Green Flash experience, this will not be my last by the brewery, or even this beer. Not bad for a pre lunch drink.
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale (pictured bottom):
This beer was either very awful, off-balanced, and to boozy… or the best pumpkin beer I have ever had… one of the two.
I am going to chalk the bad experience of this brew up to a bad tap pull, because when I first started to drink it all I tasted was a booze and nutmeg cocktail, I didn’t know how I was going to choke it all down, but by mid glass this beautiful beer came out of the darkness. It became such a well balanced brew of cinnamon, nutmeg, lots of brown sugar, mixed with a lovely pumpkin taste, with the 8% alcohol no where to be found.
It poured a copper color with a little more orange added in along with a one, and some change, fingers of white head.
The aroma is all the good things that come from the taste: super sweet brown sugar, nutmeg. Oh goodness, I need one right now.
Real good brew, as long as all that alcohol doesn’t show up in bottle, in fact after thinking about that aroma I might run to the store now a test it out… for you sake of course.