Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev +7.7%
Brilliant deep amber hue with a creamy off white head (looks like orange blossom honey). Fine carbonation in this one makes for some tiny bubbles and intricate lacing. Aroma great smoked malt qualities the label indicates it's cherry wood smoked saison, so far that's accurate. Smoked meats including bacon even though it just the smoked wood quality, fruit based ale really nice smelling Belgian style base beer. Nothing screams Saison on the nose, but the palate has enough spicy citric edge and yeast phenolics to make it all appropriate. Stone always struggles with Belgian styles, but this is good for what it is juicy fruit malt bases, spicy yeast, citrus zest, and lingering smoked malts this is one of the better Belgian style ales I've had from them...too bad it was bottled on the terms of such a tragic event. I definitely realize that life is too short, but what and the hell happened at the brewery for the brewer Matt Courtright to have passed away, it must have been a freak accident. Mouthfeel has a very appealing crisp yet bitter orange peel zest that lingers with the spicy yeast and spice additions throughout each sip, some would say it tip toes into a cloying realm but quickly backs out the carbonation is not as fine and champagne like as some of the effervescent Belgian style Saisons, which leaves a bit of residual sugars between each sip lying heavy on the palate. Overall, I enjoyed the complexity and different approach to a saison with the smoked cherry wood qualities really bringing the bacon like meat out in the aromatics.
03-29-2014 00:35:17 | More by WVbeergeek
3.69/5 rDev -1.9%
Transparent orange color. Rich, creamy head on the pour. Good retention with lots of little lace critters.
Wheat and yeast aroma. Spicy cloves. Pleasant smoky character.
Smoke flavor hits the tongue right away with a mild sausage-like quality. Study, muffin like malt backbone. Assertive herbal hop with hints of cloves. Mellow yeast in the end.
Medium to full bodied. Well carbonated. Somewhat grainy texture, most likely from the wood.
A unique beer. Innovative for sure. Just a little different from my classic view of a saison.
03-29-2014 00:01:43 | More by bnes09
4.19/5 rDev +11.4%
Poured into a tulip, amber gold with a thin white head. Smell sweet and fruity with some alcohol on the nose. Mild carbonation hits with the cherries, very earthy, tart, mellowing on the finish. Can't believe this is 10.5% abv. This goes down easy enough to be a session beer. Not too complicated, but very tasty, impressive enough to inspire me to review my first beer in several years.
03-26-2014 05:15:27 | More by stingrayvr6
2.48/5 rDev -34%
Served in a tumbler.
It's been a while since I've had a nice smoked beer, so let's go after one from Stone, eh? It pours a clear sunrise amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises determined-yet-mild cherrywood smoke, vague Belgian yeast, straw, light toffee, and a few twists of lemon. The taste derails things significantly. I like the fact that the smoke is all up in your face and such, but it's combined with Stone's characteristically crappy Belgian yeast strain, which adds some muddled spices, tangerine juice, mild earth, and almost Brett-like straw to the proceedings. Suffice it to say, this is unwelcome by itself and downright intolerable when provided with a heaping helping of smoke. There's clashing, and then there's CLASHING. Take a stab which one I experienced here... The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, this beer shows why Stone needs to ditch its awful Belgian yeast. It ruined what could have been a perfectly decent beer, especially given the thickness and quality of the smoke (when taken alone, it was pretty damn good). I'm likely gonna be skipping Stone's next few Belgian-inspired recipes just in case...
03-24-2014 18:35:40 | More by TMoney2591
Matt's Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing Co.
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