Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Roguer:
3.95/5 rDev +5.3%
Beautiful clear golden saison, with a solid 1 1/2 finger white head. Decent retention, fading slowly to a snowy white layer. Very nice lacing.
Tart, slightly sour, farmhouse aroma: lemon grass, straw, and yeast. A hint of wood in the background, and light vanilla and pepper, but I don't get anything particular to "cherrywood," nor does it come across smoked.
Tastes follows the nose, but here is where the smoke factor really does come in nicely. First, there's a Belgian pale sweetness: Belgian yeast, candi sugar, all on a thick wheat malt background. Noticeable alcohol esters follow, bright lemon flavors, and really strong pepper. Finally, a dark smokiness builds, starting in the middle of the taste, and building to and lasting well through the aftertaste.
Very complex, and very tasty; even the strong smokiness isn't overpowering, especially as it mostly comes in on the back-end.
Full and sticky-sweet mouthfeel, but it is a bit harsh at times, especially right at the forefront. Again, alcohol presence is very noticeable. This doesn't detract from the overall balance and flavor. I wonder if they could have simply made this beer at a lower ABV.
This is an excellent Saison. It strikes me simultaneously as a very typical, easy-going Belgian pale-style Saison, and a heavy-duty, imperial smoked beer. Really an interesting line to walk, and an excellent tribute to Matt Courtright. Yet another beer by Stone that is creative, original, and most importantly, tasty.
02-03-2014 23:14:34 | More by Roguer
More User Reviews:
4.06/5 rDev +8.3%
A cool story on the bottle,pours into a large tulip glass a clear medium golden with a amber tinge,man I love the color and the thick creamy shite head.After a few good swirls I pick up some overipe juicy citrus fruits along with some medicinal and spiced yeast notes.Yeasty and mildly phenolic with some clove spice standing out upfront on the palate,the some comes thru providing some meatiness and rich fruitiness,viney hops linger in the finish.This is a pretty complex and damn fine beer,RIP Matt.
02-08-2014 00:27:59 | More by oberon
4/5 rDev +6.7%
In a snifter the beer was a perfectly clear gold color with just a tiny white head.
Aroma was smoky, fruity, and spicy. A little alcohol was noticeable.
Cherries in the taste. Smoke. A little peppery. A little funky. Still some alcohol.
Things combined well in this beer. Very pleasant.
A nice tribute.
02-05-2014 11:50:30 | More by lordofthewiens
3.94/5 rDev +5.1%
Bomber bottle, bottled 12-20-13.
Pours pretty clear, orangy amber, off white moderate cap, leaves a tiny bubble sheen, thin collar and fine scattered lacing.
On the nose I'm getting some citrus, lite smoke, and some alcohol burn.
Full flavor, robust, complex,brash n bold. Not for newbies or the faint hearted. More lime and pineapple all over the palate. I get most of the smoke in the finish, buts its pretty faint. Mostly its more and more heavy citric fruit, phenols and a sort of burnt band aids under note.
A lot going on and I like it
02-19-2014 04:35:05 | More by Billolick
3.69/5 rDev -1.6%
Appearance: low carbonation, minimal head, clear, caramel in color
Smell: cedar, hay, and pepper
Taste: apple, lemon, tangerine, hay, light cedar and smoke towards the end
Mouthfeel: sweet and funky, light body, moderate carbonation
Overall: Very clean, complex, and fruity tasting. A nice sipper. I wish the cherry wood smoke was a bit more prominent, but this is still very tasty. I would get this again.
03-05-2014 17:26:41 | More by tigg924
Matt's Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,053 ratings.