Matt's Burning Rosids | Stone Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Life is extraordinarily precious, joyous...and fragile. At Stone, we recently were reminded of this when we lost our dear friend and coworker, Matt Courtright. We felt that there was no better way to share with the world what an extraordinary person he was than by brewing this beer he created. Rather than a somber momento, please think of this as a celebration of Matt. We do. We can’t contemplate it any other way. Matt was by no means a shrinking violet. Quite the contrary. He was exuberant, courageous, outwardly positive, and the type of stalwart friend everybody who knew him was happy to have in their corner. Matt’s smile and voluminous laugh were infectious mainstays around the brewery. He was larger than life in every way...and he was without a doubt an incredible brewer.

Everyone at Stone recognized Matt’s prowess and passion for brewing. He loved to explore what-ifs and why-nots. He crafted the beer you hold in your hands, which he conceived with Stone friend and colleague, Brian Bishop. Burning Rosids is a Belgian-style saison incorporating a unique ingredient-cherrywood smoked malt (the name references the rosid plant family from which cherry trees hail).

Brian and Matt’s many devoting brewing comrades here at Stone were proud to hoist this mash paddles and brew this recipe for him as a symbolic gesture of how much he meant to everyone and how immensely he is missed. When you enjoy this very special beer, please join all of us in raising your glass in Matt’s memory

Added by DerrickW on 01-03-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
225
Ratings:
1,309
pDev:
13.03%
 
 
Wants:
13
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177
Trade:
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Photo of BenHoppy
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbuddha
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of neenerzig
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've had a bomber of this sitting in my cellar for quite some time now. Poured into my snifter glass, this beer pours a clear, medium copper color with a nice white head that's about an inch thick when first poured that settles pretty quickly to a big cluster swirl film layer of foam on the beer's surface along with a thick ring lining the inside of the glass and spotty lacing. Aromas of somewhat toasted and smoked, bready malts with some caramel and a hint of molasses followed by some fruit notes, certainly including the cherry. Has a slightly toasted, smoked, bready malt flavor upfront with hints of caramel and molasses that gives way to the cherry wood along with other fruits such as apple, dates, figs and just maybe even a hint of banana. Also a nice touch of yeasty funk notes that's rounded out with some spice. Not really any discernible hop presence at this point. I wonder if there was any a few years ago when this beer was first released. A good balance of flavors and an interesting take on this style here. This Matt Courtright guy that this beer is brewed in memory of and who came up with this recipe certainly created a unique beer here. Has a fairly crisp, yet smooth, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Quite an enjoyable and interesting beer.

Eric

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Photo of deonreds
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RMW66
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JuiceMan818
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bushbeer75
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a 22 fl. oz. brown bottle - bottled on 12/20/2013

Matt's Burning Rosids [Imperial Cherrywood Smoked Saison] Ale poured into my tulip glass a light "dirty" gold hue. Atop sat a 1-finger off-white head that was reduced to a foamy collar and very spotty lacing. The nose was very light - with a hint of cherries, banana, and somewhat spicy. The flavor was of light fruit, some light cloves and a little smoky woodiness. The finish is malty with some alcohol warming. Mouth feel is crisp and dry with lingering hop bitterness - also full bodied.

Overall, an interesting take on the Saison/Farmhouse Ale style.

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Photo of kw_pip
4.6/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draught

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Photo of Dalv
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at THT June tasting. Amber with a thin white head. Smoked bacon, soft saison notes, caranel and honey. Bitter and syrupy, with a nice sweetness underneath.

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Photo of safaricook
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The smoke is strong on this beer. The rest is really imperial Saison. Quite well done I have to say. But the smoke. I like this the best when at the end of a longer evening drinking and especially with the occasional smoking thrown in. The its great. In the afternoon it is a bit off putting.

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Photo of Zorro
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear orange colored ale with a medium sized white colored head.

Scents smoke and peach with some tangerine mixed in. Has a sweet and sour scent to it. Unexpected scent of cloves. Coriander is about medium in intensity for the style. Distinctly smells of candied fruit.

Starts out smoky and savory with a sweet and sour undertone. Alcohol is warming to the chest but not tasted. Smoke flavor is prominent. Sweeter than average for the style. But after you drink it for a bit mostly it is smoke flavored.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a great Rauchbier but a weird Saison.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.51/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paresis
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hypersomnia
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dag1991
4.64/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NeilSilber1
3.36/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sharp and edgy with sour hoppy notes.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.54/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From XXXII. In Temu glasd. Shared with Carlos at delivery of Fishbones. Odd brew but much better and drinkable than expected. The smoky part is very hidden, as well as its high ABV. Would repeat if cheaper.

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Photo of Graham3765
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful head after aged for 3 years bright beautiful pour. Taste almost reminds me of orange and liquid smoke the smoke from it is so strong it almost seems artificial towards the end. Not a bad beer but I would not buy again.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at front door. Tart and pungent, in your face bitterness and acidity. But it’s from Stone, so it has to be drinkable. Lots of citrus, but not puckering. I wouldn’t order too many of these, but the 4 oz sampler was a beaut.

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 1,309 ratings