Matt's Burning Rosids - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.83/5 rDev +1.9%
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone restaurant pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Jan. 29, 2014
Consumed: Feb. 1, 2014
Poured a honey orange clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy off-white head. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Average retention.
Smelled cloves, Circus Peanuts, banana, honey, sour fruit, sour cherries, Belgian spices and floral hops.
Tasted pretty close to the smell. Got cloves, banana, honey, sour cherries, sour grapes, kiwi, Belgian spices, floral notes with an outputting buttery boozy awkward aftertaste.
Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Abrupt finish with alcohol strong on the tongue after.
A decent beer, but not great. I’ll probably not have it again after today.
02-02-2014 06:48:05 | More by BucannonXC5
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
Matt's Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing Co.
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