Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Maxwell:
3.76/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
I had tried this beer once before during a tasting, and I remember loving the blend between cherrywood-smoke and funky saison yeast. Unfortunately, it didn’t mesh so well with this bottle. The beer poured a surprisingly clean and clear orange-yellow with a small head of white bubbles that had mediocre retention. The aroma was slightly smoky, but with a fierce spicy yeast-funk. In taste, the beer was harshly spicy, just a touch of acidity, and a bitterness that came from both the yeast and the hops and dried out the finish. The booze of this beer also came through rather oddly, and helped to add to the harsh spicy character of the yeast. The balance was a bit off. Flavors danced from very light smoke (I wanted more!) to Band-Aid and bubblegum flavors, all wrapped up in the harsh, spicy pepper from the yeast and a touch of booze. The phenols are a bit too strong… In the mouth, the beer felt medium bodied with a medium carbonation that did provide a nice scrub. The beer felt a bit oily, yet rough in mouthfeel, and the mouth was left dry and slightly scraped. Overall, I was a little disappointed with this beer. I remember liking it so much with my first bottle, and you always want a tribute beer to taste great. Unfortunately, this beer didn’t quite deliver. It needs more smoke and balance.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2014 17:55:43 | More by Maxwell
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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 1,009 ratings.