Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.83/5 rDev +2.1%
On tap at Sapsuckers in Huntington, NY. Pours a hazy gold color with a snow white 1 finger foamy head that faded slowly and left decent spotty lacing. Smells of yeast, floral notes, coriander, brown sugar, malt, grains, apple skin, grape and light citrus hops. Very interesting floral aroma like a rose pedal or honeysuckle plant mixed with fruity grains. Tastes more fruity and grainy with more complicated sweet bready notes; flavors include yeast, floral hops and/or dry flowers, lemon zest, coriander, pepper, brown sugar, sweet malt, toasted grains, apple skin, light citrus hops, light spices and a mild funk like a penny or metallic taste. Much mellower then I anticipated, but pretty well balanced and easy to drink, hiding the ABV well. Mouthfeel was average, with light carbonation, a medium body and a slightly funky finish that's on the clean side. A nice beer, and while I didn't get any of those smoky grainy notes I thought might come about from reading about this, I still found it enjoyable and quite tasty. Cheers to Stone and Matt, RIP Matt, it sounds like we lost a solid guy.
06-06-2014 00:43:15 | More by CHickman
3.96/5 rDev +5.6%
bottled December 2013, opened today
A - clear pale gold with plenty of spritzy bubbles leaving a thin but lacy head.
S - I smell Saison funk overlayed with smoky wood backed by subtle esters.
T - Saison'esque taste but shockingly contrasted with woody resins and smoky aftertastes. Starts sweet but quickly goes tart and finishes astringent. Wheat and spice flavors are intertwined withwood and smoke. A woody Saison mixed with a very mild Rauchbier.
M - medium body with good carbonation. The abv is low key but waiting for you.
O - an interesting twist on a Saison and definitely worth a try, just don't expect a typical Saison .
06-01-2014 02:26:33 | More by Beer4Baltimore
4.04/5 rDev +7.7%
Bottled 1/14/14 and poured 5/27/14 into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint. I believe it was $6.99 for a bomber, which was a surprisingly low price, to me.
Appearance: Aggressive pour gave off about a finger of head that didn't last too long. The beer is golden in color with excellent clarity for the first half of the bottle, but floaters come into the fold when the end of the bottle winds up in the glass. Active carbonation coming from the bottom of the glass. Not much lacing to speak of.
Smell: That barnyard saison funk is there, which is nice. Then there's a banana and apple sauce sort of aroma, as well as that cherrywood. Smells exactly like you'd expect -- a saison with cherry and cherrywood aromas. Smoke? Maybe a little bit, but it's not nearly to the point of being overdone. Pretty much perfectly executed.
Taste/feel: First sip I wasn't sure what to think... then I sipped a few more times... I enjoy this beer because it's so different -- to me, anyway. Saison funkiness, cherry tartness and sweetness, a mild smoke character... it's actually a bit sour and I'm really liking that aspect about this beer. I could see why some would find this beer to be all over the place, but I'm liking that it is... it doesn't become a discombobulated mess to me like it seems to be to others. Nice banana, apple, malt flavor going on here. The finish is a biscuity with a somewhat peppery flavor on top of banana. This beer has about a medium body with a moderate carbonation so it's not something you couldn't exactly pound (which is a good thing, take a look at that ABV). I'm not picking up any of the alcohol anywhere in this beer, so it's hidden incredibly well.
The ABV for the price and the unique blend of flavors coming through this beer makes it one I'd love to have again if I wanted something unique. I'd personally prefer this be in 12oz bottles rather than bombers, but I can completely understand why they did it this way. I really like the taste of this beer. If I find another bottle, I'm going to cellar it. This is a great tribute from Stone, and I thank Matt for introducing this wonderfully unique beer to my taste buds. If you can pick up two, I'd recommend doing so.
Cheers Matt Courtright... this is a winner, and a brew I will never forget.
05-27-2014 15:25:45 | More by Alextricity
Matt's Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,053 ratings.