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Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.

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1,158 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,158
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 10
Gots: 118 | FT: 4
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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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

ImFlyerThanYou, Feb 08, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
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.


fourstringer, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

crobinso, Feb 08, 2014
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2.48/5  rDev -33.9%
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.

Mitchster, Feb 08, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +4%
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

whatthehull, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

WallyHop, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

robgage, Feb 08, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

oberon, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

jzauder, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

jman005, Feb 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

harpus, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

iL0VEbeer, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Mikecap, Feb 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

SamuelJ, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

DarthGuitarHero, Feb 07, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours from a bomber bottle a clear orange with a solid two-inch thick white head with good retention and yields sheet and splotchy lace.

N: Typical saison yeast, rustic, smoked malt is faint but present, slight orange citrus, herbal, hay/grassy and mild spices.

T: Yeasty up front, estery, subtle smoked malts, well balanced, mildly sweet, on warming the smoke becomes more dominant.

M: Moderate body and semi-full carbonation. Finishes dry, smokey and yeasty.

O: An interesting creation. Cheers Matt!

wethorseblanket, Feb 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

warpedrevolution, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Roy1586, Feb 07, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

Got this on tap at a local bar. After watching Stone's video about Matt I could not pass it up. Prost!! I drink this to you Matt!

Appearance - Very golden in color, rich, a little tinge of red.

Smell - I am in a smoke filled bar, one of the things I can't accurately judge. I get a tarty sort of smell, can't pick up much more than that.

Taste - Very nice, though the Saison feel is fleeting. It starts like a Trippel with sort of that distinct citrus/coriander taste and then finishes with a nice cherrywood smokiness, not too strong, subtle, just right.

Mouthfeel - Not superheavy, pretty even on the carbonation.

Overall - A great beer, Prost Matt! I gave it a perfect in deference and respect to the love the Stone Brewery put into the beer in your memory.

DPJ3322, Feb 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

tbryan5, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a redish amber. Small head of white bubbles. Little to no lace.

Smells of fruity esters, yeast, and a bit of smoke.

Sweeter flavor than expected. Bright fruitiness, and spicy notes. Lemon rind like bitterness, with a tart smokey finish.

Slightly biting carbonation. Bordering on cloying.

In some ways I felt like this Saison was leaning more toward the flavors of a Triple. That said, I really enjoyed it! The Cherrywood smoke was a nice compliment, and added to the flavor rather than taking over as smoke can sometimes do. Maybe a bit on the sweet side for a Saison, but in my humble opinion, a nice brew. Cheers Matt!

Ieatlambfries, Feb 07, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: clear peach. A little off white head that dissipates to some wispy swirls.
Smell: smoky and tart. Rich and pungent.
Taste: much like the nose. That is, smoky, tart and damn tasty.
Overall: nicely done guys. Nice tribute and a fine beer. This one is tasty, better than I expected.

cindyjeffsmith, Feb 07, 2014
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3.1/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: golden amber
S: Peppery, earth, very nice saison spiciness and the faint aroma of smoked malt was excellent. Made me eager to taste.
T: Somewhat hot & boozy, not sweet, but not dry either, and with a fairly heavy feel, combined with the alcohol, which I think contributed to the sweet perception
M: Big, a little much for a saison, me thinks
O: Loved the aroma and what they were going for. I think a smoked saison will work yet, however this one seemed to lack follow through with the palate. Maybe going imperial isn't always the best decision.

thezach, Feb 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

ChrisChagnon, Feb 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Bubbly, large bubbles, bright yellow.

Smell: Peppery and spicy.

Taste: Odd. Odd. Odd. Smokey, sweet, not particularly balanced. Some fruit and heavy-handed finish. This is all over the place. Bluh.

Mouthfeel: Medium body.

Drinkability: Not my cup of Saison.

jjh19, Feb 06, 2014
Matt's Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,158 ratings.