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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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1,020 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,020
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 7
Gots: 99 | 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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3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

This is quite a sweet “saison” with very minimal smoked tones to it. Please note that I wrote it as “saison” because it really isn’t. This is much more a Belgian ale. If it were noted as such, I’d be rating a bit higher. As it is, the smoked tones are really accents at best, and barely that. Thick sweet character overall. A decent drinker, but not blowing me away. Good as a one and done.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 18:09:44 | More by RblWthACoz
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-08-2014 17:55:07 | More by Piddmeista
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

02-08-2014 15:47:26 | More by sgttibbs
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

02-08-2014 13:32:22 | More by jbeervt
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3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a pretty good amount of head which looks to have equally good retention. The head is almost pure cotton white but is slightly off-white while the body is a pale amber which glows in the light. Lacing looks to be considerable even at this stage. Lacing is almost completely sheeting excepting a few rings of lesser sheeting.

Nose- Very saison with bright green apples that have a slightly tart crispness to them. Some vinosity, maybe even a little white grape, then a slight smokiness from the cherrywood starts to appear. Recalls savory notes of barbecue, steak, and mashed potatoes even. (Do not be mistaken- I do not actually smell the last two, they only seem to be suggested.) The glass is much softer and shows light apple with some banana. Some hints of smoke. This beer is already interesting. Swirling shows a bit of orange and creaminess- like a muted creamsicle.

Taste- Starts off with a mix of orange, apple, and banana- apple being predominant, though the banana does build at the close of the front end. This moves into rounded cloves which seem to easily transition into the smokiness of the finish. Definite suggestions of barbecue on the finish and linger. Not your traditional saison but so far, I like what Stone has done with the style. While many of the saisons I enjoy are good to great, they do tend to be somewhat simplistic- this beer certainly cannot be accused of that. I also appreciate that the smoked qualities do not dominate the beer but rather wrap the beer up much as a dry finish might. It also makes the clove characteristics of this beer much more tolerable. Slight hints of cherry on the end. Maybe a little bit of burnt caramel that suggests popcorn. This is only real “off-flavor” that I can really pinpoint, if it is one at all. No real hint at the 10.5%. Seems to be between a good to really good beer at the moment but it is questionable how far this flavor profile can go. Twenty two ounces might be too much. The bitterness on the finish is becoming a bit much and is starting to push out some of the enjoyable smoke. Still good though. Some peach starts to come through on the middle.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied but seems a little heavier because of the smoke. Some syrup to the texture but the carbonation is somewhat light for a saison. This could certainly use more zip to complement the smoky notes. This is no way a negative.

Drinkability- Very drinkable for a 10.5% beer and quite interesting for a saison. This beer is definitely not boring and because of that it is also not very accessible. A bargain at 7 dollars (as always) but I'm not sure if I would purchase it again. If it had any “bugs” in it, I might purchase a bottle to cellar.

Overall- Good to really good but closer to good. Pretty solid but there are a few off-notes (not really flaws) that distract me a bit. Definitely worth a try as this is another interesting experiment from Stone. I know I will be picking up the next one.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 06:51:27 | More by artoolemomo
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New York

3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber in to some sort of snifter/goblet thing.

A- An aggressive pour reveals a luxurious white head of 3/4" with a crystal clear light orange body.

S- Belgian yeast spice, piney hops, and some smokey notes if you stick your nose right in.

T- Hmmm.. I'm not sure what I was expecting this to taste like, but I guess the label describes it perfectly: an amped-up smokey saison. I'm having a tough time deciding if it's sweet or not because of the smoke flavor. It's certainly something quite out of the ordinary. A little boozy, but not terribly strong and very peppery. Just so much going on!

M- Pretty light feel and warming alcohol at the end.

O- I'm not so sure this beer is my "cup of tea" so-to-speak, but I like trying various oddities. I suppose it's worth a try. That said, RIP Matt.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 04:52:08 | More by tviz33
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-08-2014 04:10:43 | More by jrohrbacher
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

02-08-2014 03:58:22 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Brewed on 12/20/13 according to the label.

A: Light copper with good clarity. 1 finger of slightly off-white head. Ok retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Belgian-type yeast with floral notes, light honey, spice, lemon, citric acid. Indistinct fruit. Pretty nice, although no smoke to speak of.

T: Round spice with light tartness initially. Yields to a moderate, slightly herbal, hop bitterness. Semi-dry to dry finish. There is a mild, lingering sourness throughout that is nice. Light alcohol for the ABV (10.5%). Light wood notes, but minimal smoke presence.

M: Moderate carbonation with moderate body. A touch light on the fizz for a saison, I'd say.

O: I enjoyed this beer. I was a bit let down with regards to the smoke; however, it had a nice saison nose and I definitely enjoyed the tartness. Drank easily for a 10.5%er. I'm curious how a bit of age might treat this one.


Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 03:41:42 | More by fourstringer
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-08-2014 02:58:55 | More by crobinso
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2.48/5  rDev -34%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

$6.99 for a 22oz bottle @ BevCo. 10.5%per the bottle. No ingredients or specs per the bottle or website.

Pours out to a slightly hazy orange, forming a voluminous peaking light yellow head with superior retention and lacing, owing to it's brisk carbonation, ~3.25 carbs or so. The nose has the spicy phenolics one would expect for a saison, although the smoke is quite subtle. Pineapple, pear and apricot esters with a little grass and moderate yeast character. Mouthfeel, even at this rate of carbonation is cloying, not quite attenuated enough with a dense, syrupy body. The taste is a recap of the nose, however the smoke is much more noticeable in flavor than in aroma. Hovering in there is a medium firm bitterness. Tart throughout, but more so in the really bad finish. Plenty of bitterness lingers into the aftertaste, which is also pretty bad. A little hot and a little harsh.

This is an interesting beer, but it's just not very palatable. I love rauchbiers and saisons, but this just doesn't work. The smoke, bitterness, phenolics and esters and the crummy mouthfeel just don't sit well together. Perhaps if this were a quality saison with 10% smoked malt, it would work.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 02:45:21 | More by Mitchster
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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass. I know, I know, but I was at work and not headed home anytime soon!

A - A translucent golden earthy brown. Half finger frothyish head and a tad bit of sugar lacing

S - TONS of sugar, cherry, overly ripped banana, smoked cherry wood?, toasty/roasted malts, citrus zest, slight pine hop, very earthy, very slight booze note, biscuit like yeast, lots of green earth, some soil and more sugar

T - Soapy, lots of sugar, huge malt up front, very nice floral and pine hop notes, some citrus rinds, cherry, burnt wood and/or malts, Belgian yeast, reduced bananas, caramel, not much of a booze note for the abv and lots of all around living earth notes

M - Full bodied, wonderfully complex, very nice balance, medium-minus acidity and a long sweet, malty, slight hoppy finish

D/O - Very nice, refreshing and all around delicious. HUGE. Very filling. Nicely done for sure. The slight smoke and cherries really make this one nice. Not for novice drinkers, but it is worth a try. Grab a friend and give it a go.

Final thoughts - $6 a bottle and 10.5 abv. I am loving it. I want to send Stone my condolences and congratulations

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 02:39:14 | More by whatthehull
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-08-2014 01:23:42 | More by WallyHop
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-08-2014 00:34:19 | More by robgage
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North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A cool story on the bottle,pours into a large tulip glass a clear medium golden with a amber tinge,man I love the color and the thick creamy shite head.After a few good swirls I pick up some overipe juicy citrus fruits along with some medicinal and spiced yeast notes.Yeasty and mildly phenolic with some clove spice standing out upfront on the palate,the some comes thru providing some meatiness and rich fruitiness,viney hops linger in the finish.This is a pretty complex and damn fine beer,RIP Matt.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 00:27:59 | More by oberon
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-07-2014 19:58:22 | More by iL0VEbeer
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-07-2014 17:41:21 | More by Mikecap
Matt's Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,020 ratings.