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Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,015 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,015
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 7
Gots: 96 | FT: 5
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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johnpmitchell

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-21-2014 01:32:15 | More by johnpmitchell
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hreb

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer pours slightly cloudy and pale orange in color, alarmingly viscous for a saison (oh, right, *imperial* saison), with an ample white head. Fruity sweet aroma. Flavor is both more bitter and more sour than I'd expect in this cherrywood-smoked saison, but I guess that's the ever important "imperial" qualifier. My tolerance for Belgian funk is pretty low, but this is well within it. I don't get much smoke out of this, but there is a nice tartness reminiscent of cherry which works really well here. I will also point out that the strong flavors in this brew hold their own against the substantial alcohol content here.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2014 02:58:25 | More by hreb
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doc17325

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-20-2014 00:32:32 | More by doc17325
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-19-2014 23:55:35 | More by TypsiYpsi
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-19-2014 22:01:49 | More by Erik-P
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halo913

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-19-2014 13:03:40 | More by halo913
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

05-19-2014 00:35:20 | More by kkmiller76
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alphagnome

Iowa

3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Slightly hazy amber body plays host to gentle streams of carbonation and nice legs. Thin, soft white head is rather disappointing when compared to other saisons.

Aroma:
Quite sour at first sniff... me likey! Plenty of sweet notes from ripe apple and pear with crisp honey lend an almost cider-esque quality to the aroma. Cloves and pepper spice things up. Light peat and smoke characters.

Taste:
An impressive explosion of flavor. If you're a fan of the style, you'll know right away that this one is something special. Earthy wood notes (I can only assume its cherrywood) hit right away with a nice bitter profile. Plenty of pepper and other spices I can't quite nail down. Mild tart cherry notes on the finish with a bite that reminds you this one packs an impressive 10.5% ABV. Aftertaste is packed with smoked notes.

Mouthfeel:
Served at 40 degrees, this one is easy to drink. As it warms more puckering goodness is noticeable, keep this in mind when serving (I personally liked it more as it warmed). Typical saison in most regards here; medium bodied, light carbonation, semi-dry finish. Not what I would consider a clean finish, but enjoyable none-the-less.

Overall:
Definitely worth snagging if you're a fan of the style, you won't be disappointed. Even if you're not, you can't help but not be impressed by the complexity of this big saison (I'm struggling to think of another that comes close to this in ABV). I'm hoping I can still find a bottle to age in my cellar.... So if you see it, grab 2, just in case.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 23:41:47 | More by alphagnome
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

decent beer, great cause. this is born from a terrible tragedy, but its a nice way to honor the man here. very strong saison type, not nearly as smoked as i wish it was, sometimes it takes a lot of cherrywood smoked malt to get the desired result. definitely well short of a smoked beer like a ranch, but it gives this saison an additional earthy factor along with the yeast. my problem with it is how sort of average it all is, not as distinct as the tagline that sold me, and honestly its way too strong. its a bottle of beer that is just too much, even half a bomber with a buddy is more of this than i really want. however, i appreciate how light it feels, i mean, you don't taste the alcohol at all, and its so brilliantly carbonated that it never really shows its true meat. nice clear color for a saison too, usually these have quite a bit more haze to them. overall a special release from stone is always worth trying, especially with a story like this one, but it could be improved with a more robust smoke profile, and with an abv down in the 8% range.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 22:56:29 | More by StonedTrippin
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.2%

05-18-2014 22:37:58 | More by Syracuse12
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Brent9

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

05-18-2014 21:16:17 | More by Brent9
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2GOOFY

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-18-2014 14:20:05 | More by 2GOOFY
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-18-2014 13:44:16 | More by Kubrickx
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mhaugo

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-18-2014 05:31:07 | More by mhaugo
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northstar23

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-17-2014 20:44:21 | More by northstar23
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Kerne

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-16-2014 22:26:40 | More by Kerne
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Sintech

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-16-2014 21:03:39 | More by Sintech
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dseanv

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-16-2014 19:17:55 | More by dseanv
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Hail_to_the_Beers

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

05-14-2014 23:58:18 | More by Hail_to_the_Beers
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HuntDaddy540

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-14-2014 20:48:05 | More by HuntDaddy540
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mattreitz49

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-14-2014 01:48:08 | More by mattreitz49
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khargro2

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -20.2%

05-13-2014 15:39:50 | More by khargro2
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Alby402

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

05-12-2014 22:24:55 | More by Alby402
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patrick802

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

05-12-2014 16:18:16 | More by patrick802
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markjarema11

Alabama

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-12-2014 14:17:15 | More by markjarema11
Matt's Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,015 ratings.