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Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,089 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,089
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 10
Gots: 108 | 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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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with bottled on date 12/31/2013 printed on the bottleneck. Stone's imperial cherrywood-smoked saison. I'm not entirely sure what to expect with this one; I have never had a smoked saison before.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a nice bright orange colored body with two fingers of fluffy soapy white head. Slightly hazed, but there is some clarity to it. Good lacing, and good head retention for the high 10.50% abv.

S - Smell is interesting and unique, that's for sure. The smoke from the cherrywood-smoked malt comes first and is most dominant, but is followed by musty yeast, green apple, pear, banana, some herbal spice rack notes - oregano, thyme, clove, & some bready honeyed malt. The subtle smoke / char characteristics prevail, however. Faint alcohol noticeable.

T - Taste follows the nose, but dark vinous fruitiness is far more distinct. Mild acidic tartness, green apple, pear, banana, indistinct spicing, some bubblegum, & an earthy / grassy / citric hop presence. Earthy oak wood / barrel character. Mildly sour cherry and the subtle smoke is a good pairing, I would say. Vinous and wine-like at times.

M - Feel is very dry, sticky, & bitter. Resinous and vinous. Fairly thick and full bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, and interesting, unique, and complex tribute beer. Mild alcohol fumes are noticeable, but the high abv is well-hidden. Good quality and depth of flavor. Very glad to have tried this offering, but I couldn't see it aging well.

Stone Matt's Burning Rosids ---4/5.

mfnmbvp, Feb 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

krome, Feb 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

jgunther71, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

jeffwright, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, golden color with a low profile, foamy, white head. Ton of carbonation throughout the body. Nose of bubblegum, floral highlights, cloves, woody notes, and a touch of funk. Smells balanced and delicious. Flavors are woody and char forward, with a strong spicy overlay and a toasted grain backbone. Tart berry notes pucker a bit, with a strong floral component. Very dynamic. Light, slightly effervesced body that leaves a great lacing behind. Aftertaste of floral notes, Belgian style funk, and berries. Finish is effervesced, slightly spiced, and pronounced. Very unique and flavorful.

GarthDanielson, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

oriolesfan4, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

plumcrazyfx, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

BeerForMuscle, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Hessian257, Feb 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

JMS1512, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Ego
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

eyes...
one finger of very white foam, lots of carbonation (as expected for a saison), decent lacing but of course this is amped up so that makes sense in that context, slight golden to tinge orange hue, a nice looking offering

nose...
the cherrywood floats atop the usual bready/doughy saison odor, a dash of lemon, pretty straight forward but nice, you also get some of that effervescent seltzer like quality

taste etc...
pretty substantial in the mouth, much heavier than most saisons and also the carbonation is not as bright, the cherrywood almost turns this into something else... finding this hard to describe and usually I am one verbose mofo, this drinks like an amped up ale with some really interesting tart notes on the edges but yet a doughy/sugary thing happening in the main stanza, there is nary a hint of the ABV awaiting to kick your rump (aside from a mild warming in the ole gullet), very smooth drinking beer, not a hair out of place on this thing, really unique flavor combinations here.

verdict?
saison ? I suppose so, but it really does not matter this is really damn tasty and kicked up in a big way.
Grab a bottle.

Ego, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of obywan59
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours almost crystal clear, golden in color with an off white to pale tan 2 finger head that leaves a bit of sticky lacing. A few carbonation bubbles rise through the center of the glass.

Sweet and spicy aroma. Cinnamon. Earthy/smokey Belgian funk. Potpourri. Tropical fruit--mango?

Dry at first, but after the swallow, sweet malts become more assertive. Smoked cherrywood is dominant and unique in my experience. A little boozy. The bitterness of the smoked malt in the follow through.

Medium to full in body. It might be considered creamy except for the bite of the carbonation and the alcohol. Slightly drying and warming as well.

A very complex brew with plenty of character to maintain one's interest. While the alcohol is not all that obtrusive, it soon becomes obvious that this is a sipping beer, and one that's quite appropriate for this snowy winter's night.

obywan59, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of gillagorilla
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter

A: It has a nice straw, almost copper color that is quite hazy. No real head to speak of with only a small collar of bubbles and no lacing.

S: I get a lot of the characteristic Belgian notes here, especially the clove. There is also a wisp of smoke in there.

T: Very smoky with lots of wood notes in there. The wood is quite floral and this is my first time having anything that was cherrywood-smoked. Lots of weird flavors here that I'm not used to. There is a twang of alcohol at the end as well.

M: Smooth for the most part with a few bubbles providing a bit of coarseness and carbonation.

O: I'm glad that they did a tribute and are donating some of the profits to charities. It is also sad that they lost one of their crew. However, that all doesn't change the nature of the beer. It sounded interesting but I guess smoke can be a fickle ingredient to work with.

gillagorilla, Feb 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

bostonryan, Feb 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

ColSanders123, Feb 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

TastyIsBeer, Feb 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

mikeburd1128, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

sneaks2210, Feb 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

akang, Feb 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

eulerthegrape, Feb 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

stephensinner, Feb 12, 2014
Matt's Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,089 ratings.