Matt's Burning Rosids
Stone Brewing

Matt's Burning RosidsMatt's Burning Rosids
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Stone Brewing
California, United States
3.76 | pDev: 13.03%
Feb 05, 2023
Jan 03, 2014
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
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Rated: 3.85 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Feb 05, 2023
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Reviewed by FXC from California

4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Found a few bottles of this on a shelf recently. I liked it when it came out years back. The label says to cellar it, so I took a chance and bought a couple bottles. YES! Even though it was just sitting on a shelf, the beer is as good, well, no, better than I recall. Smoke on the nose and a nice bittersweet smokey taste. Leave it to Stone to make another Saison that holds up to aging. I'm going back for more and give a couple bottles a few more years in the dark.
Feb 14, 2021
Rated: 3.68 by Houborg1 from Denmark

Dec 24, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 16, 2020
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Reviewed by osheamatth from New York

4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Brought back from San Diego to me by a friend who worked at Stone. This brew really blew me away as I totally bought into the smokey nose and palate. I agreed with another poster months ago who said people who don't like smoky beers should refrain from reviewing them. I don't like wheat beers in general so 1. I rarely drink them and 2. Unless I like it, I'm not going to review it. Lots of funk here with wacko combinations of overripe tropical fruit: banana, burned pineapple and mango. Those notes flow into the palate with added orchard type fruits, also overripe, particularly pear and apple all with a healthy dose of cherrywood smoke. Finished cleanly with very little alcohol in evidence even at 10.5.
Sep 14, 2019
Rated: 4 by digitalflood from New York

May 14, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by BenHoppy from Michigan

Apr 22, 2018
Rated: 4 by Beerbuddha from Florida

Jan 15, 2018
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 03, 2018
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Reviewed by neenerzig from Ohio

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.

Dec 27, 2017
Rated: 3.45 by deonreds from New York

Oct 13, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by RMW66 from Australia

Oct 07, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Sep 16, 2017
Rated: 3.59 by JuiceMan818 from California

May 25, 2017
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Reviewed by bushbeer75 from Michigan

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.
Feb 02, 2017
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Rated by kw_pip from Vermont

4.6/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Jan 27, 2017
Rated: 3.64 by Dalv from Romania

Nov 23, 2016
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Reviewed by Marius from Netherlands

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.
Nov 11, 2016
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Reviewed by safaricook from Netherlands

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.
Nov 06, 2016
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Reviewed by Zorro from California

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.
Oct 24, 2016
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