Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by whatthehull:
3.9/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a pint glass. I know, I know, but I was at work and not headed home anytime soon!
A - A translucent golden earthy brown. Half finger frothyish head and a tad bit of sugar lacing
S - TONS of sugar, cherry, overly ripped banana, smoked cherry wood?, toasty/roasted malts, citrus zest, slight pine hop, very earthy, very slight booze note, biscuit like yeast, lots of green earth, some soil and more sugar
T - Soapy, lots of sugar, huge malt up front, very nice floral and pine hop notes, some citrus rinds, cherry, burnt wood and/or malts, Belgian yeast, reduced bananas, caramel, not much of a booze note for the abv and lots of all around living earth notes
M - Full bodied, wonderfully complex, very nice balance, medium-minus acidity and a long sweet, malty, slight hoppy finish
D/O - Very nice, refreshing and all around delicious. HUGE. Very filling. Nicely done for sure. The slight smoke and cherries really make this one nice. Not for novice drinkers, but it is worth a try. Grab a friend and give it a go.
Final thoughts - $6 a bottle and 10.5 abv. I am loving it. I want to send Stone my condolences and congratulations
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2014 02:39:14 | More by whatthehull
More User Reviews:
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 1,015 ratings.