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Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.

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1,121 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,121
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 10
Gots: 113 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DerrickW on 01-03-2014)
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Jordy777, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

22Blue, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

zeff80, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

InspectorBob, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Stinger80OH, Feb 02, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone restaurant pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $6.99
Purchased: Jan. 29, 2014
Consumed: Feb. 1, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a honey orange clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy off-white head. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Average retention.

Smelled cloves, Circus Peanuts, banana, honey, sour fruit, sour cherries, Belgian spices and floral hops.

Tasted pretty close to the smell. Got cloves, banana, honey, sour cherries, sour grapes, kiwi, Belgian spices, floral notes with an outputting buttery boozy awkward aftertaste.

Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Abrupt finish with alcohol strong on the tongue after.

A decent beer, but not great. I’ll probably not have it again after today.

BucannonXC5, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Wowcoolman, Feb 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Zekenyce, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a rich medium golden amber with a thin off-white head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of sweet bready malt, saison yeast, light stone fruit; I'm not picking up any smoke. Flavor starts similar to aroma with sweet malt, saison yeast, mild light stone fruit, but transitions quickly to a smoky, drier and spicier character, finishing smoky and a lightly astringent. Medium bodied. I'm ambivalent about this beer. I like smoked malts and enjoy the less funky saisons (which this is); I liked the initial and middle flavors, but am finding the finish too stark to support the smokiness. Complex and interesting enough to completely cover the 10.5 ABV, which is impressive. An interesting take on a saison that I'm glad to try, but would probably not seek out again in favor of a German style smoked beer with traditional yeast. Good back story and certainly a worthy beer to honor a brewer.

LiquidAmber, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

thegerm87, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

MNBeerGeek, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

rfgetz, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Evan, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

IvoryFoxhole, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

ystazi, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

djaeon, Feb 01, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a bright, clear gold color with a very thin ivory cap. A whisper of wet lacing left behind.

Aroma of cherrywood ash, stone fruit, oak barrel, honey, a bit of booze and a light maltiness.

The smokiness comes through initially along with cherrywood, oak barrel, stone fruit, honey, a bit of booze, and light malts. The 10.5% abv is fairly well hidden but lingers in the finish.

Medium bodied and sticky with a moderate carbonation.

An interesting take on the Saison in honor of an interesting man.

Monkeyknife, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Troville1990, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Daniellobo, Feb 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

sleepyteacher, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

BoRaeCho, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

rudabegga9, Feb 01, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: bright orange color, with a tinge of darkness, it stars pale, but goes quickly orange in color.

S: A very smoke like smell, as suggested. A bit of fruit, can't really pin point the cherry. It does come through as the beer warms to room temp.

T: The first bit of taste was a smoked hot dog. The spices come in, along with a nice bitterness. The hide the boozy aspect well. There is a nice salty/sweet aspect of this beer as well. Very earthy.

M: This is dry, and it leaves me with like I'm eating a hotdog.

Overall I liked this very much. It's complex, and it feels like I get something new with every sip.

Celtics17, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

BringbakFavre, Feb 01, 2014
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3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Stone's Matt's Burning Rosids, imperial cherrywood-smoked saison. 10.5% ABV.

A: A finger's fluffy head. Pretty golden orange color.

S: The first thing that comes to my nose is cherry (or cherry wood, I suppose). Some floral notes (I want to say cherry blossom, but I'm not that knowledgeable about flowers), more towards flower petals. Very slight sourness.

T/MF: Char or charcoal, burnt caramel, mild acidity which is sharper towards the tip of the tongue. Aftertaste is a lot of smokey char. Booze is well disguised.

Not really what I was hoping for.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a clear beer mug.

TruePerception, Feb 01, 2014
Matt's Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,121 ratings.