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Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,015 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,015
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 7
Gots: 96 | 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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dertyd

California

1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

02-22-2014 08:42:29 | More by dertyd
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TooGood

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

03-16-2014 12:49:08 | More by TooGood
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tfsimpkins

Florida

2/5  rDev -46.8%

04-14-2014 22:36:45 | More by tfsimpkins
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amalburg

Michigan

2/5  rDev -46.8%

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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

2/5  rDev -46.8%

03-09-2014 23:55:28 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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JHendu

Florida

2/5  rDev -46.8%

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huddyball

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -46.8%

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alexk307

Maryland

2/5  rDev -46.8%

03-24-2014 03:45:41 | More by alexk307
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Skunkdrool

California

2/5  rDev -46.8%

02-22-2014 19:15:20 | More by Skunkdrool
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2ellas

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -46.8%

07-20-2014 02:44:12 | More by 2ellas
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BrewmanCapote

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

02-09-2014 18:45:40 | More by BrewmanCapote
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sithsuperstar

California

2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

02-15-2014 05:27:07 | More by sithsuperstar
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beertunes

Washington

2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

04-02-2014 19:23:41 | More by beertunes
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.48/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Served in a tumbler.

It's been a while since I've had a nice smoked beer, so let's go after one from Stone, eh? It pours a clear sunrise amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises determined-yet-mild cherrywood smoke, vague Belgian yeast, straw, light toffee, and a few twists of lemon. The taste derails things significantly. I like the fact that the smoke is all up in your face and such, but it's combined with Stone's characteristically crappy Belgian yeast strain, which adds some muddled spices, tangerine juice, mild earth, and almost Brett-like straw to the proceedings. Suffice it to say, this is unwelcome by itself and downright intolerable when provided with a heaping helping of smoke. There's clashing, and then there's CLASHING. Take a stab which one I experienced here... The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, this beer shows why Stone needs to ditch its awful Belgian yeast. It ruined what could have been a perfectly decent beer, especially given the thickness and quality of the smoke (when taken alone, it was pretty damn good). I'm likely gonna be skipping Stone's next few Belgian-inspired recipes just in case...

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 18:35:40 | More by TMoney2591
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Mitchster

Michigan

2.48/5  rDev -34%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

$6.99 for a 22oz bottle @ BevCo. 10.5%per the bottle. No ingredients or specs per the bottle or website.

Pours out to a slightly hazy orange, forming a voluminous peaking light yellow head with superior retention and lacing, owing to it's brisk carbonation, ~3.25 carbs or so. The nose has the spicy phenolics one would expect for a saison, although the smoke is quite subtle. Pineapple, pear and apricot esters with a little grass and moderate yeast character. Mouthfeel, even at this rate of carbonation is cloying, not quite attenuated enough with a dense, syrupy body. The taste is a recap of the nose, however the smoke is much more noticeable in flavor than in aroma. Hovering in there is a medium firm bitterness. Tart throughout, but more so in the really bad finish. Plenty of bitterness lingers into the aftertaste, which is also pretty bad. A little hot and a little harsh.

This is an interesting beer, but it's just not very palatable. I love rauchbiers and saisons, but this just doesn't work. The smoke, bitterness, phenolics and esters and the crummy mouthfeel just don't sit well together. Perhaps if this were a quality saison with 10% smoked malt, it would work.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 02:45:21 | More by Mitchster
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Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

02-08-2014 15:47:26 | More by sgttibbs
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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rspauldi

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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Matt's Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,015 ratings.