Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,187 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,187
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 13
Gots: 123 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DerrickW on 01-03-2014)
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Reviews by BeerEngineer:
Photo of BeerEngineer
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

General: I got this bottle from a bottle swap a couple of weeks ago. The date on the bottle was 12/31/13 (New Year's Eve Stone was bottling?!). This is a commemorative bottle for Matt Courtright, who tragically passed away in the brewery. I poured this into a tulip glass for the tasting.

Appearance: nice golden color to this beer, there is a slightly off-white head that quickly dissipates. The bubbles are extremely small. The beer is very clear but not spotless, there is a slight haze to this beer but it's completely acceptable.

Aroma: This has the characteristics of a standard saison with the clove and banana esters but there is a big hit of smokiness on this. I like this aroma, it's kind of a cross between a saison and a smoked beer, with the majority of the aroma being dominated by the smoke.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation is the first thing that comes off from this beer. The first sip just exploded with bubbles. The beer itself feels a little thin, not a lot of body at all on it. The carbonation is just too much for me. After every sip I burp, this is crazy.

Taste: Yikes, where the aroma had a touch of clove and banana associated with it the flavor is pure smoke and burnt wood. I really hoped for something a little more balanced but it seems like it is just like someone dumped liquid smoke in a fermenting wort. Too much smoke, not enough subtle flavors. No thank you on this flavor. If I wanted a rauchbier I would order one, this isn't what I want from a saison.

Overall: Ok this isn't my style of saison which is unfortunate. I really love saisons, they are one of my favorite style but this one just misses the mark on every turn and dumped too much smoke into this. It's unfortunate because i actually want to like this beer, but it's just not that good.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A cool story on the bottle,pours into a large tulip glass a clear medium golden with a amber tinge,man I love the color and the thick creamy shite head.After a few good swirls I pick up some overipe juicy citrus fruits along with some medicinal and spiced yeast notes.Yeasty and mildly phenolic with some clove spice standing out upfront on the palate,the some comes thru providing some meatiness and rich fruitiness,viney hops linger in the finish.This is a pretty complex and damn fine beer,RIP Matt.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 1/3/14.
In a snifter the beer was a perfectly clear gold color with just a tiny white head.

Aroma was smoky, fruity, and spicy. A little alcohol was noticeable.

Cherries in the taste. Smoke. A little peppery. A little funky. Still some alcohol.

Things combined well in this beer. Very pleasant.

A nice tribute.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.76/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.85/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle, bottled 12-20-13.

Pours pretty clear, orangy amber, off white moderate cap, leaves a tiny bubble sheen, thin collar and fine scattered lacing.

On the nose I'm getting some citrus, lite smoke, and some alcohol burn.

Full flavor, robust, complex,brash n bold. Not for newbies or the faint hearted. More lime and pineapple all over the palate. I get most of the smoke in the finish, buts its pretty faint. Mostly its more and more heavy citric fruit, phenols and a sort of burnt band aids under note.

A lot going on and I like it

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of tigg924
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: low carbonation, minimal head, clear, caramel in color

Smell: cedar, hay, and pepper

Taste: apple, lemon, tangerine, hay, light cedar and smoke towards the end

Mouthfeel: sweet and funky, light body, moderate carbonation

Overall: Very clean, complex, and fruity tasting. A nice sipper. I wish the cherry wood smoke was a bit more prominent, but this is still very tasty. I would get this again.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Matt's Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,187 ratings.