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Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,088 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,088
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 10
Gots: 108 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DerrickW on 01-03-2014)
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Reviews by kemoarps:
Photo of kemoarps
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

kemoarps, Feb 09, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

oberon, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

MadScientist, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

tbryan5, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

jeagleton, Apr 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

sabitu, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 1/3/14.
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.

lordofthewiens, Feb 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

NWer, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

DaftPatrick, Mar 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

warnerry, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

BuckeyeSlim, Jun 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Beerswag, Feb 24, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev +2.4%

Jason, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Billolick, Feb 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

mctizzz, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of tigg924
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

tigg924, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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Matt's Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,088 ratings.