Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.06/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a snifter.
Stone did a good job with the presentation on this beer. The color on the beer is orange and copper, and it's mostly clear and transparent with consistent carbonation. The head is a finger thick and chewy-looking and persists well.
I get more goodness on the nose, which is very citrusy. There's a lot of orange peel there, sweet malt, mild hoppiness and some honey. I don't get any smoke on the nose.
Then the beer hits my tongue and the smoke is thick. It's a big surprise, really. Very much reminiscent of the Schlenkerla I had a week earlier. There's the same smoked ham aroma, but this is complemented by citrus, particularly grapefruit, as well as some earthy, yeasty and woody notes. There's certainly a lot going on.
I mostly like how this beer drinks, with a good medium body, slight effervescence and a bitter and dry finish. However, the yeasty saison-like quality to the beer is a bit overbearing and somewhat commandeers the beer.
In the end, it's a unique, tasty complex and enjoyable beer. Considering the body on this, I wouldn't quite consider it an easy-sipper for the summer months, although it does have the traits of a saison which to me suggests summer.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2014 17:59:00 | More by ONovoMexicano
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