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Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.

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Matt's Burning RosidsMatt's Burning Rosids

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1,196 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,196
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 13
Gots: 129 | 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.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of RochefortChris
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of Seattleman
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz bottle.

A:is almost bourbon like, minimal head with average lacing.

S: has a hint of wood and Saison spice. You can smell the high gravity.

T: is funky, smoky and woody. There is the bourbon again in the taste.

F: slightly heavy and effervescent.

Overall, an interesting beer certainly worth a try. Great tribute and interesting flavors abound. Tastes like a funky barn!

Photo of Tony49er
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type- From a 22oz Bomber into a Tulip Glass

Appearance- Golden amber color, white head but does not last for long even with an aggressive poor, a beautiful shining golden amber color

Smell- Smoked wood, cherries, sweet bread malts, honey, saison style yeast, the smoked cherry wood was a hint not to over powering in the nose

Taste- Smoked wood, cherries, sweet malts, smooth finish for 10.5% Abv which is great the alcohol does not get in the way of the complexity of this beer at all it is not really present which works well with the sutleness of some of the flavors in this beer

Mouthfeel- Smooth smoked flavor is in the back end, not a ton of alcohol even though its 10.5 Abv

Overall- Another great beer by Stone Brewing company, not like any other saison I have ever had, this Beer is an amazing Tribute to an amazing brewer I have never met but feel that I knew him all along he will be missed by all that enjoy craft beer and all that love to brew beer #RIPMattCourtright

Photo of notchucknorris
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a beautiful clear light copper color with a thin bone white head.

S: Belgian yeast, candi sugar, light stonefruit, apricot put, farmhouse and a touch of dry hay.

T: Sweet Belgian yeast notes upfront with a nice biscuity malt backing. Some wood and just a touch of smoke is there, but there's a sweet malty backbone pushing out through it. Finish is a touch warm with some earthy hop resin, honey and toasted grain. Just a bit of farmhouse in there. A solid beer.

Photo of jvillefan
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- clean, golden copper. Not much head to speak of, even with an aggressive pour.

S- Funky yeast of hay, citrus hops, lemon zest. Slight acidic notes. Cherrywood comes through nicely

T- Once again the funk blends so nicely with the wood character. Slight musk and spice, but also has some bright notes of orange, lemon, and cherries.

M- Light body, light carbonation for the style. Smooth though, and the smokiness with the alcohol warmth makes for a fantastic cold weather saison.

O- Just love how this one is a cherrywood smoked beer and really lets that be the highlight. Pairs really nicely with wood-oven pizza.

$5.50 for 22 oz bomber

Photo of drew74
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Patches0Who
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Delicious Saison, great nose with upfront hints of Belgian yeast and spice. The spice note is prefect on the tongue followed by a pleasant hint of the smoked cherrywood, clean, crisp, slightly sweet finish that hides the 10.5 ABV extremely well! An awesome brew to honor the memory of Stone brewer Matt Courtright.

Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of JT99125
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Mattco
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Herky21
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of BeerAficionadoMCMXC
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
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
4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
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
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
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
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Photo of jkball01
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of berlinabb
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of ReeseMax3
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of sabitu
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of BigMike
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of Roguer
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Photo of FrogOut69
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Matt's Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,196 ratings.