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Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,206 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,206
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 14
Gots: 144 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: DerrickW on 01-03-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 1,206 | Reviews: 203
Photo of AlbertVogler
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of define333
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clevbrown2
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jjski
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Strangely captivating melange of smoke , cherry, saison yeast, and fruity esters.

Sweetish and fascinating. Well done. It does age well, and I'm on fourth bottle in 2 years. I reckon the palate is close to JW Lees English Barleywine.

RIP Matt Courtright.

Photo of Chico1985
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bomber split between me and Scott. Got this as a birthday gift from Melissa. Thanks!

A - Pours to a tulip glass a nice hazy orange color with a white head.

S - Huuuge smoked ham and wood, salty peppery woody smoky ham. Some dirty citrus, banana, funky straw, bread. Kinda rubbery and boozy.

T - Smoke feels less intense here, but also a little more generic smoke rather than a salty meat thing, which probably works better here actually. Variety of tart fruit, spice, grapes and earthiness. Bread and farmy yeasts.

M - Kind of wild with the alcohol presence but a decent feel otherwise. Lightish and somewhat crisp body with medium-high carbonation.

O - Glad this beer exists and that it supports a good cause, can't say I'm a huge fan of it though. The smoke+saison never really harmonize, both sides seem alright by themselves but just clash, the 10.5% alcohol seems like overkill for this as well.

Photo of MadCat
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Nice golden color with a good white head that leaves good lacing

Smell: Traditional saison yeast aroma

Taste: More traditional saison yeast flavors, along with some nice cherrywood smoke, not overpowering, enough to compliment the flavors. Finishes dry

Feel: Medium body, full carbonation

Overall: Very good, didn't intentionally age it, but it seems like based on other reviews the age served it well. It is far better than the regular Stone saison.

Photo of neurobot01
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I originally had this right when it was released, and wasn't particularly impressed, so I set one aside (not in ideal cellar conditions, unfortunately) to see what a little age did.

Look: hazy golden orange, with a small and rapidly diminishing white head. Very fine carbonation.

Smell: smoke up front, with orange marmalade behind.

Taste: cloyingly sweet initially. Some mild esters, but mostly just straight-up sugar sweet. Smoke dominates middle to lingering finish, which is fairly bitter, especially considering the initial sweetness. The smoke is very savory, and a bit lighter somehow than something like Aecht Schlenkerla Urbock.

Feel: quite thick and syrupy. Very dry.

Overall: if you love (sweet) smoked beers or just exceedingly sweet beers, you'll enjoy this. If the saison character came out a bit more and the sweetness were toned down (which is more how I remember it tasting originally), it would be pretty good, but as it is, it's just too sweet and poorly blended for my tastes.

Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.46/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stagga_Lee
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of canucklehead
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Awesome beer that bravely melds smoked malt with a brett infested Saison.

Photo of andrenaline
4.39/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Trooper92292
4.6/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'm starting to grow on Saisons. This would he great for a family gathering or holiday dinner. I could drink this anytime of the year. Rich smell and beautiful color.

Photo of stomioka
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of artdob
4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Initially pours a gorgeous orange with an attractive white head, though don't turn away as the head fades quickly. The nose is a carnival of honey, oranges, apricot syrup. The palate is luxurious and warming fading to the ever lightest sour note. Off the beaten path. A nice brew.

Photo of tripledbrew
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
3.14/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrettMRogers
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of logicalparadox
3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nice smoker flavor, not too overpowering, lightmouthfeel in keeping with a saison. A little on the sweet side

Photo of tb4475
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YamagamiTravis
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JNForsyth
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a Red Racer pint glass. An unassuming orange-yellow amber hue with a light dollop of sudsy white bubbles. Nose is the expected phenolic Belgian spice, subtle smoke, an apple and pear fruitiness, perhaps some slightly fetid prune juice, orange rind, sugar cookie dough. Seems innocent enough. The taste is something else, however, super smoky yet simultaneously sweet and spicy. Overripe orange on the front end, followed by tart pie cherry, peat-like earthy smoke with hints of bacon, more apple/pear, medicinal phenols. Pleasingly thick bodied with low grade carbonation. Curiously sweet finish that comes off like a pile of warm pears with a dash of compost heap. There is a classic saison dry peppery spice struggling to keep up. Absolutely unique recipe, wonderful story on the bottle, and just warm fuzzies all around.

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Matt's Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,206 ratings.