Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Chaney:
District of Columbia
4.24/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Dang….. didn't realize this thing was 10.5% before I bought it.
Served in a Schlafly tulip.
A: Damn near crystal clear, bright orange color, with a tinge of darkness thrown in. Icky, sticky head on top of this as well.
S: Definitely got the cherries. This reminded me of Troegs Mad Elf in more ways than one. Damn near spitting image on the nose: Belgian strain, fruit, etc.
T: Okay, now the departure from Troegs' holiday offering comes. Definitely a good deal of wood smoke here. I would have tagged this as Belgian Strong vs. a saison, but hell, I guess they're kinda the same. The wood dominates this one, as it should. That's right, no real chamomile, coriander, or anything of that sort present, just good old fashioned Belgian yeast, some smoked wood, and a good bit of floral notes.
M: Just the right amount of sweetness and infinitely enjoyable in that regard. Lots of lacing left on the glass, and very comfortable on the palate.
O: Very memorable, unique, and a fitting tribute to a beloved member of the Stone Brewing team. RIP: Matt Courtright. :(
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2014 20:58:58 | More by Chaney
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2.99/5 rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Served in an accidental half-litre glass (lol).
A: Hazy gold.
S: Sour and smoky. Lemons?
T/M: I don't really care for it. Way too weird. It's initially overpowering -- wood, smoke, meat, sweet-strong booze, artificial maraschino -- before quickly fading into a kinda sour-sticky bitterness than lingers. I hate to make the comparison, but...bile.
O: Not to my taste. After about a dozen sips, I pawned it off on a friend. NOT recommended.
Serving type: on-tap
07-24-2014 03:18:01 | More by AgentMunky
4.05/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - A bit more than a finger's worth of slightly late to develop crisp densely packed froth that is modestly off white in color... Average retention segues to a nice lopsided veil of lacing a slight but rich and creamy collar... The color is a vibrant orangish amber... Largely still with a limited few carbonation bubbles rising sporadically and randomly throughout...
S - The nose is vibrant and attention getting... A mix of orange and lemon candy to start... Next come some additional sweet candied sugars... There is a very subtle smokiness present that compliments the aforementioned sweetness tremendously... There is also a strong Belgian yeast component... Very unique... Very pleasing...
T - A kiss of sweetness to start... Candied sugars... Light sweet citrus notes... The Belgian yeast components are next... The cherry wood smoke starts to build slowly... The smokiness reminds me of Easter ham... There are some very subtle red wine tannin notes buried way beneath the surface... A very light medicinal presence on the very deep finish... Again very unique and very pleasing...
M - Medium bodied... Light to medium carbonation... A bit sticky... Even and well balanced... Finishes with a touch of dryness and turns slightly chalky on the distant finish...
D - A very well crafted brew that is unlike anything else that I have ever experienced... I did not Matt Courtright, but this beer lends the drinker to see the unique nature of the human being... It is as advertised - a Smoked Saison... A bit of a sipper, but quite enjoyable...
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 02:18:49 | More by philbe311
Matt's Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing Co.
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