Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by bluejacket74:
4.35/5 rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22 ounce bottle, bottling date is smudged but I can tell it says it was bottled sometime in December 2013. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a very clear dark golden/orange color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like sweet and peppery spice, bready malt, smoked malt, cherries, and some pear. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like smoked malt, peppery spice, bready/grainy malt, slightly tart cherries, pears, apples, and some earthy/floralness. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and a bit sticky with moderate carbonation. The 10.5% ABV is very well hidden for a beer this strength. I wasn't sure about a smoked saison at first, but this is a well crafted beer. I really hope this isn't a one time brew, Stone might want to consider honoring Matt even more by making this again sometime in the future. Definitely worth trying, I know I'd like to buy more of this! $7.99 a bomber.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2014 23:32:49 | More by bluejacket74
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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 1,017 ratings.