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Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.

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very good

1,186 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,186
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 13
Gots: 122 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of BeerAficionadoMCMXC
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A strong golden color with medium carbonation. Nose is earthy, spicy, bready, and like unripe cherries. Tastes spicy, slightly tart and has a long, mellow bitter finish. The alcohol is apparent and lightly cloying. The mouthfeel is light bodied and lightly carbonated. With the realization that this is 10.5%, the alcohol is hidden fairly well. For a saison the spice is perfect and the hops are not overly present. The cherries do come through, and i think the brewer nailed what he intended to create.

I would certainly go for it on tap, but by the bottle is a little pricey. Not your every day beer.

Photo of lordofstarside
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bomber to snifter, no date

Pours a light golden orange with a finger of foam that's dissipating pretty quickly. Very mild carbonation, okay lacing.

Smells of smokey and oak malts with some earthy floral hops. Lots of peppery spice with a strong Belgian funk with an earthy grainy malt. Alcohol is hidden pretty well. Everything comes together well.

Taste is with the smell, really strong and smokey upfront followed by strong spices- nutmeg, clove, all spice, and black pepper. Hint of citrus hops. Finishes with a little bit of alcohol

Feel is a medium body, crisp and spicy. Alcohol concealed pretty well

Overall this is really good, almost like a Christmas beer. It will be pretty interesting to see how this ages. It's always tough to lose those we're close to, great way to commemorate Matt's memory

Photo of Fcolle2
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden in color with a good one and a half finger fluffy white head that has pretty good retention. Decent amount of carbonation bubbling up.

Smell is good some lighter smokey woody aromas lightly toasted grainy malt is forward and smells pretty balanced with a lighter earthy smoke aroma. Nice dry peppercorn saison yeast aroma is also present.

Taste follows nose however a much more earthy smoke flavor dominates the first half of the taste. Nice lighter sweet grainy malt balances the smoke. Dry almost slightly sweet and champaign like finish.

Mouthfeel is good, high carbonation mild sweet body and a dry semi sweet finish.

Photo of TheBullsHorn
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is about contrasting flavor profiles balanced really well. Traditional belgian esters of the saison, the hearty malts and booze of an imperial ale, and the smokiness from the cherrywood all come forward clearly. Tartness, vanilla, booze, candi sugar, and smoke balance cohesively to bring an unexpected and enjoyable beer.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Fatehunter
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of Roguer
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.

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Matt's Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,186 ratings.