Matt's Burning Rosids | Stone Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DerrickW on 01-03-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,276
Reviews:
216
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.86%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
162
For Trade:
4
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Photo of JuiceMan818
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +5%
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 Zorro
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
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 +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paresis
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of dag1991
4.64/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NeilSilber1
3.36/5  rDev -11.8%
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 +19.2%
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 -8.7%
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 madelf66
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
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 -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vbs1980
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gemini6
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thoroughly enjoyed this fine ale in a snifter from the 22 oz bottle. This saison pours a cloudy yet luminous orange with a nice head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, nice pool, and subtle lacing. Nose of candy sugars, subtle smoke, tropical fruit notes, and strong booze. Flavors exceed the nose with sweet candy malts and subtle funky yeast on the front and middle that vie for dominance over tropical fruit notes of orange zest and lightly smoked notes that fade into the background with a smoky herbal hops bitterness that is perfect for this fine sipper. Very nice mouth feel with medium to low carbonation and a warming, moderately hoppy, sweet finish touched with smoke. An excellent example of taking a style to it's limits and making something more of it. Very nice. A new favorite from Stone which I hope they brew again.

Cheers

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Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aratcliffe
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of randomn8
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Briken
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of corby112
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy, bright golden orange color with slightly lighter edges and a two finger white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Good retention, taking a while to settle with streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Visible carbonation bubbling up.

Slightly smoky aroma with an earthy wood character that's nicely integrated into the saison elements. I was worried that it would overpower everything but it's pretty delicate with hints of wood, charcoal, grilled meat and liquid smoke countered by peppery spice, funky farmhouse yeast and crisp light fruit. Smoke and wood character along with pepper, coriander, grassy, spicy hops, musty funk and bread/yeast. Light fruit sweetness with hints of strawberry and cream, rhubarb, apple and pear. Subtle booziness. As a big fan of smoke beers I kind of wanted more in the nose but the aroma is nicely balanced with a decent amount of saison character. Smells pretty good.

Medium body with tight carbonation but the mouthfeel is pretty soft and delicate. The beechwood smoked malts are a bit stronger than in the aroma but this beer is still decently balanced with nice saion flavors. Slightly dry with lingering delicate smoke flavor giving off hints of burnt wood, charcoal, bacon BBQ, liquid smoke and subtle peat. Really nice smoke flavor along with some charred wood that's reminiscent of some of the lighter schlenkerla offerings. Smoke and wood are prominent and although this is stronger than the aroma suggests, it's not completely overpowering. Saison notes are slightly muted but there's still a strong peppery spice presnce and subtle farmhouse funk. Dry brett character shows a bit more as it warms but it's somewhat faint. The peppery spice compliments the smoke/wood and is followed by bread, yeast and light fruit sweetness. A touch of citrus along with apricot, grapefruit and apple. Some boozy sweetness in the finish but the high ABV is excellently masked making this well balanced beer dangerously drinkable. Has more smoke than the aroma, which I like, but the saison characteristics could be a bit stronger. Otherwise it's really solid experimental take in the style.

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Photo of Philvillani
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Matt's Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing
3.81 out of 5 based on 1,276 ratings.
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