Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by kemoarps:
3.88/5 rDev +3.5%
Heard good things about it, dig Stone's stuff, and respect the inspiration behind it, so thought I'd give it a shot.
Crisp and clear, first off. Golden yellow/amber, the way beer looks in the movies. Big frothy white head, good retention and lacing.
The smell presents primarily with traditional saison and belgian notes. Grains and banana-y esters jump out in the beginning, though there's an additional sweetness beyond the yeast and banana, which I assume to be the cherry wood. Faint ashy smoke that comes out more if you swirl it a couple of times. Smells like a fire at that point, or rather the ashes and coals from a fire. Strikes me as more ash than smoke.
Round smoke certainly sits in the forefront, with that woody sweetness to it as well. Less granular than I was expecting, which is a bonus to me. About halfway through it becomes punishingly bitter: orange peel and pith, primarily. This bitterness remains present through the finish, but is tempered by the honey sweetness, esters and some spice. Woah, this is over 10%?? Definitely doesn't come across that big. I would have guessed closer to the 6-7% range.
I was expecting this to be a decent brew, but I find myself enjoying it more than I anticipated. It is certainly unique, and I don't have mounds of experience with smoked beers and tend not to get too excited about saisons, but this is one I'd certainly drink again.
02-09-2014 23:03:20 | More by kemoarps
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.