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Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,195 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,195
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 13
Gots: 128 | 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:
Beer added by: DerrickW on 01-03-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Heard good things about it, dig Stone's stuff, and respect the inspiration behind it, so thought I'd give it a shot.

Crisp and clear, first off. Golden yellow/amber, the way beer looks in the movies. Big frothy white head, good retention and lacing.

The smell presents primarily with traditional saison and belgian notes. Grains and banana-y esters jump out in the beginning, though there's an additional sweetness beyond the yeast and banana, which I assume to be the cherry wood. Faint ashy smoke that comes out more if you swirl it a couple of times. Smells like a fire at that point, or rather the ashes and coals from a fire. Strikes me as more ash than smoke.

Round smoke certainly sits in the forefront, with that woody sweetness to it as well. Less granular than I was expecting, which is a bonus to me. About halfway through it becomes punishingly bitter: orange peel and pith, primarily. This bitterness remains present through the finish, but is tempered by the honey sweetness, esters and some spice. Woah, this is over 10%?? Definitely doesn't come across that big. I would have guessed closer to the 6-7% range.

I was expecting this to be a decent brew, but I find myself enjoying it more than I anticipated. It is certainly unique, and I don't have mounds of experience with smoked beers and tend not to get too excited about saisons, but this is one I'd certainly drink again.

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3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

poured from a big boy into a teku. mostly clear orange in color with a foamy white one finger head. looks nice.

smells like raw plantains or even plantain chips. smells like brett the hitman heart yeast with a spicey breadiness.

taste follows the nose for the most part. big battle between sweet and smokey here. the smoke was abrasive to me at first, but i like it. then again, i'm not very experienced with smoked beers.

mouthfeel has nice medium carbonation with just the right touch of malt to make this feel very easy drinking.

i found this too be quite a tasty beer. imperial saison...who knew?

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -40%

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2.93/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A rare miss from the folks at Stone...at least for me...

Love the idea of this but the execution didn't hit the mark... the smokiness works in the aromas but it shifts this seriously in the taste dept and I didn't get it... the smoke battles with the funkiness of the base beer and muddles everything together...

I wanted to like this beer as its everywhere around here right now... but I wont be getting this one again.... I don't see how age will affect this to the positive at all...

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of Samuel906
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very bright and transparent orange, very thin white lacing lingers. Smell is very typical, cloves, banana, yeast, with a touch of smoke. Taste follows pretty close with the wood and smoke being a little more apparent on the aftertaste. Grate range of flavor all the way from start to finish. Fruits and florals up front, some grass and bread in the middle. Feel is medium bodied, smooth with low carbonation.

Overall, a great saison, fairly true to form with a great flavor profile and the added bonus of some smoked uniqueness.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a bright, clear sunset orange with a white, near 2 finger head. Fair retention leads to a thin, broken layer of suds across the surface. Spotty lacing with little stick.

Smell - Funk and citrus notes hit first. Green banana. Light smokiness that increases as the beer warms. Also, a bit of Vick's Chloraseptic throat spray.

Taste - Highly phenolic, giving the brew a very 'chloraseptic throat spray' character to go along with a moderate smoked wood flavor. Hints of banana. Mild spice. Citrus hops come through in the finish ,though the 'chloraseptic spray' quality lingers well into the aftertaste, and is even slightly numbing. An odd, but original and, dare I say, likeable flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full in body with lightly tingly carbonation. Very smooth for the size; I'd never guess this as a 10.5% beer.

Overall - Maybe I've just got odd or sensitive tastebuds, but this screams Chloraseptic spray to me. Hard to believe this is a 10.5% beer; drinks closer to 7 or 8%. In all, I'd say I like it, in small doses, but 22 ounces are just too much for a beer this strong and strange. I will say it's cool what Stone did here in producing this man's own beer recipe and dedicating it to his memory and letting us all get a chance to try it.

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Matt's Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,195 ratings.