Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JWU:
4.56/5 rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
22oz. bottle poured into a belgian ale glass
A- a lovely goldenrod with heavy orange hues. A big off white head sits on top. Nice lacing.
S- Big, sweet yeasty notes of clove, banana, white pepper. I do BBQ, so I immediately can pickup the cherry wood, and wowsers, I could just sit and smell this....
T- Simply put, fantstic. A big bready malt note is met with a nice belgian yeast note that is more clove than banana. Fruity esters abound. The light smoke of the cherry wood adds ample complexity, and on the backend, a very nice bitterness balances what is otherwise a mostly sweet experience. Incredibly well crafted.
M- Medium bodied, more syrupy than a normal saison. The carbonation isn't over the top (Saison Dupont, I'm looking at you....)
O- A fantastic take on a newer style. More please....
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 22:56:51 | More by JWU
More User Reviews:
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 1,017 ratings.