Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Hopdaemon39:
3.86/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Cheers to Matt!
Pours a clear golden amber color, with less than a finger of head, little retention and no lacing.
Smell is nice- lovely yeast scent and a little bit of smoked wood. Nothing crazy but very nice.
Taste is a little more complex- there's certainly a grain sweetness, along with a yeasty funk and a little of the smoky wood taste. Finishes slightly sweet with a lingering woody taste.
Mouthfeel is nice- medium body, modest carbonation probably because of the high abv. This is a very nice beer- I think it's a great memorial to their friend and colleague. It's interesting but nothing unbelievable. I like it.
Update: this is unlike any other beer I've had from stone. It's by no means perfect, but I would encourage them to do more beer like this and branch out from the big bold IPAs and stouts. I think they have some talented brewers there and the results of such experiments might surprise us all.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 01:58:38 | More by Hopdaemon39
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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.
85 out of 100 based on 1,014 ratings.