Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.99/5 rDev +6.1%
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a rich medium golden amber with a thin off-white head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of sweet bready malt, saison yeast, light stone fruit; I'm not picking up any smoke. Flavor starts similar to aroma with sweet malt, saison yeast, mild light stone fruit, but transitions quickly to a smoky, drier and spicier character, finishing smoky and a lightly astringent. Medium bodied. I'm ambivalent about this beer. I like smoked malts and enjoy the less funky saisons (which this is); I liked the initial and middle flavors, but am finding the finish too stark to support the smokiness. Complex and interesting enough to completely cover the 10.5 ABV, which is impressive. An interesting take on a saison that I'm glad to try, but would probably not seek out again in favor of a German style smoked beer with traditional yeast. Good back story and certainly a worthy beer to honor a brewer.
02-02-2014 03:40:56 | More by LiquidAmber
3.98/5 rDev +5.9%
Poured from the bottle a bright, clear gold color with a very thin ivory cap. A whisper of wet lacing left behind.
Aroma of cherrywood ash, stone fruit, oak barrel, honey, a bit of booze and a light maltiness.
The smokiness comes through initially along with cherrywood, oak barrel, stone fruit, honey, a bit of booze, and light malts. The 10.5% abv is fairly well hidden but lingers in the finish.
Medium bodied and sticky with a moderate carbonation.
An interesting take on the Saison in honor of an interesting man.
02-01-2014 21:45:43 | More by Monkeyknife
4.11/5 rDev +9.3%
A: bright orange color, with a tinge of darkness, it stars pale, but goes quickly orange in color.
S: A very smoke like smell, as suggested. A bit of fruit, can't really pin point the cherry. It does come through as the beer warms to room temp.
T: The first bit of taste was a smoked hot dog. The spices come in, along with a nice bitterness. The hide the boozy aspect well. There is a nice salty/sweet aspect of this beer as well. Very earthy.
M: This is dry, and it leaves me with like I'm eating a hotdog.
Overall I liked this very much. It's complex, and it feels like I get something new with every sip.
02-01-2014 07:50:57 | More by Celtics17
3.41/5 rDev -9.3%
Stone's Matt's Burning Rosids, imperial cherrywood-smoked saison. 10.5% ABV.
A: A finger's fluffy head. Pretty golden orange color.
S: The first thing that comes to my nose is cherry (or cherry wood, I suppose). Some floral notes (I want to say cherry blossom, but I'm not that knowledgeable about flowers), more towards flower petals. Very slight sourness.
T/MF: Char or charcoal, burnt caramel, mild acidity which is sharper towards the tip of the tongue. Aftertaste is a lot of smokey char. Booze is well disguised.
Not really what I was hoping for.
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a clear beer mug.
02-01-2014 06:18:53 | More by TruePerception
4.25/5 rDev +13%
Poured from bottle into a chalice glass
Appearance – The pours a clear amber color with a tint of red and with a one finger head of white color. Tons of tiny champagne like bubbles are seen streaming up through the body of the beer. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite massive of a yeasty and bready smell with lots of spice of coriander and clove. Along with these aromas are smells of cherry and a bit of apple. A rather nice smoke aroma with some oak is there as well mixing with the rest of the smells to give an interesting and very pleasant aroma.
Taste – The taste begins a wheat bread flavor mixed with lots of cherry, apple, and pear. Quickly a yeasty taste joins the flavor profile, with it bringing a bit of clove and coriander along for the ride. As the taste advances further, some of the sweeter fruit flavors intensify with the wheat taking on a smoother nature. A bit of tartness and grassiness work their way on to the tongue along with a smoke and oak barrel flavor hitting the tongue more toward the middle of the taste. The tart, oak, and smoke all begin lighter, but get quite a bit stronger at the end, with just a tiny hint of alcohol booziness coming to the taste as well, to leave one with a nice bready and sweeter, smoky and oaky flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. The carbonation is great for the sweeter fruit and tart flavors of the brew all the while the slightly thicker body really accentuates the bready, smoke, and oak flavors of the beer. Quite nice.
Overall – This was a very interesting brew with a great saison flavor mixed with a good dose of cherry, smoke and oak. A different but very enjoyable brew.
02-01-2014 04:33:35 | More by Darkmagus82
3.94/5 rDev +4.8%
Shared with the workplace buddies, a cheers to Matt and the ingenuity of brewers and we are off.
Pours light copper with stunning clarity, a thin dense cap of white suds forms. The small soapy film atop the beer never goes away, neither does it leave any lacing.
In a word unique, I was immediately hit by the smoked cherry wood malt a subtle bit like cured meats but the rest of the beer is decidedly saison. The yeast and spices impart pepper, clove, orange citrus. As the beer warms it gets a bit funky with the spice and smoke making something akin to leather and new shoes.
Smokey and charred malt imparts a meaty and earthy cloud that encompasses the more typical saison flavors. Malt profile provides some whole wheat toast sweetness, yeast is fruity (apples and stonefruit) with saison coriander and clove spices. Finishes earthy and bitter leaving only the smokiness from the malts on the palate.
Medium heavy but that could just be because of the muted carbonation. Decently drying and moderate earthy bitter finish.
A very complex beer, kind of funky once it gets too warm but the smokey malts are highlighted really well. RIP Matt Courtright.
02-01-2014 03:32:35 | More by rawfish
4.43/5 rDev +17.8%
picked up today from a local bottle shop. poured from a bomber into a pint glass.
A - dark golden with a mild light brown hue. 2.5cm light beige head that mostly dissipates rather quickly. crystal clear.
S - Belgian yeast for sure. nice damp hay. mild floral hoops underneath it. a well balanced aroma profile. a mild smokiness here that just teases the package. others that have noted a fruitiness to the aroma aren't wrong. it's not that strong and hard to pinpoint exactly what it is, but it's like the pits of cherries more than anything.
T - wow. stone fruits, apple (not green apple, more like a Fuji or gala apple). these are from the yeast and the cherrywood smoked malts I think. I would consider a blend of years on this one (wlp530 and a saison yeast). the smokiness is more pronounced here, but not overdone at all. beautifully balanced.
M - this is a bit less carbonated and fuller bodied than I would have expected. usually Saskatoon's are fermented pretty dry and carbed higher than this. I'll give some least for the imperialization of this beer though.
O - this is one of the most unique beers I've had for quite some time. wonderfully balanced and it pushes you to challenge your preconceptions on what beer can be by tweaking styles and blending styles. not sure if I will get another bottle, but I will definitely tell everyone to try it.
thank you sooner for making Matt's beer
02-01-2014 02:39:22 | More by brewski09
Matt's Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing Co.
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