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Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.

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very good

1,155 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,155
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 10
Gots: 118 | 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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3.75/5  rDev 0%

jkball01, Feb 04, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours two and half fingers of head on a clear medium straw colored body.
The aroma is light and airy. Smoke and floral. Nice.
The taste felt like a collision of heavy smoke and dormant lemon bitterness.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It's a tough marriage of smoke and saison, which results in an aggressive flavor profile.

Fatehunter, Feb 04, 2014
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BigMike, Feb 03, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Beautiful clear golden saison, with a solid 1 1/2 finger white head. Decent retention, fading slowly to a snowy white layer. Very nice lacing.

Tart, slightly sour, farmhouse aroma: lemon grass, straw, and yeast. A hint of wood in the background, and light vanilla and pepper, but I don't get anything particular to "cherrywood," nor does it come across smoked.

Tastes follows the nose, but here is where the smoke factor really does come in nicely. First, there's a Belgian pale sweetness: Belgian yeast, candi sugar, all on a thick wheat malt background. Noticeable alcohol esters follow, bright lemon flavors, and really strong pepper. Finally, a dark smokiness builds, starting in the middle of the taste, and building to and lasting well through the aftertaste.

Very complex, and very tasty; even the strong smokiness isn't overpowering, especially as it mostly comes in on the back-end.

Full and sticky-sweet mouthfeel, but it is a bit harsh at times, especially right at the forefront. Again, alcohol presence is very noticeable. This doesn't detract from the overall balance and flavor. I wonder if they could have simply made this beer at a lower ABV.

This is an excellent Saison. It strikes me simultaneously as a very typical, easy-going Belgian pale-style Saison, and a heavy-duty, imperial smoked beer. Really an interesting line to walk, and an excellent tribute to Matt Courtright. Yet another beer by Stone that is creative, original, and most importantly, tasty.

Roguer, Feb 03, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Didn't know this was a tribute before I bought it, just sounded intriguing. I don't always have the patience to read Stone bottles at the shop :-p. 6.49 for the bomber.

Modest head atop the clear copper body that looks like apple juice. Smells Belgian yeasty and fruity before the smoked malt chimes in. The flavor is dry over the tongue;and finishes with some alcohol burn. Some apple and pear notes, as well as some savory herbs and spice. 10.5 seems a bit much for this one. The smoke isn't overpowering, and as it warms, it feels more balanced. Still, I think I'd like the needle tuned to the saison side just a touch more.

qchic, Feb 03, 2014
Matt's Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,155 ratings.