Matt's Burning Rosids | Stone Brewing

Matt's Burning RosidsMatt's Burning Rosids
1,278 Ratings
Matt's Burning RosidsMatt's Burning Rosids

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DerrickW on 01-03-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 1,278 |  Reviews: 216
Photo of obywan59
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours almost crystal clear, golden in color with an off white to pale tan 2 finger head that leaves a bit of sticky lacing. A few carbonation bubbles rise through the center of the glass.

Sweet and spicy aroma. Cinnamon. Earthy/smokey Belgian funk. Potpourri. Tropical fruit--mango?

Dry at first, but after the swallow, sweet malts become more assertive. Smoked cherrywood is dominant and unique in my experience. A little boozy. The bitterness of the smoked malt in the follow through.

Medium to full in body. It might be considered creamy except for the bite of the carbonation and the alcohol. Slightly drying and warming as well.

A very complex brew with plenty of character to maintain one's interest. While the alcohol is not all that obtrusive, it soon becomes obvious that this is a sipping beer, and one that's quite appropriate for this snowy winter's night.

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Photo of gillagorilla
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter

A: It has a nice straw, almost copper color that is quite hazy. No real head to speak of with only a small collar of bubbles and no lacing.

S: I get a lot of the characteristic Belgian notes here, especially the clove. There is also a wisp of smoke in there.

T: Very smoky with lots of wood notes in there. The wood is quite floral and this is my first time having anything that was cherrywood-smoked. Lots of weird flavors here that I'm not used to. There is a twang of alcohol at the end as well.

M: Smooth for the most part with a few bubbles providing a bit of coarseness and carbonation.

O: I'm glad that they did a tribute and are donating some of the profits to charities. It is also sad that they lost one of their crew. However, that all doesn't change the nature of the beer. It sounded interesting but I guess smoke can be a fickle ingredient to work with.

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Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ColSanders123
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of pirmannt1
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of mikeburd1128
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of sneaks2210
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of akang
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of eulerthegrape
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of mctizzz
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of DustinSWB
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of thedocks
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of stephensinner
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ocelot2500
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small cap of white foam.

Smells of fruity and smoky notes.

Tastes of the sweet and tart fruits layered with smoke. Fruits lead off with apple and pear along with some white grape with a little tartness. A touch of grainy sweetness comes through to support the fruit. Smoke comes next and adds some depth, although I can't say I like the combination too much. Finishes a little spicy and brings it back to the typical saison feel.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly assertive amount of carbonation.

Overall, I only kind of like this. I think Stone hit the profile they were looking for, but it isn't a great combination of flavors.

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Photo of threedaggers
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Buckeye982
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of xdefeatsy
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of daledeee
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got a 22 oz.

Pours into a large wine glass and got minimal lasting head but nice lacing. Very bright gold with bubbling

Nose is not strong but can detect some bananas, Belgian hops and spices.

Taste is unique. Apricots and oranges, malt, tropical fruits, spice, honey and a hop aftertaste. At first I thought it was a Belgian hop but not so sure because I don't get much lemon.

Mouth feel is mildly carbonated. Alcohol is present due to the 10.5%.

I find this an interesting and somewhat intense beer. One of a kind and probably made once?

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Photo of R_J_FearNoBeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of PeterParker
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Usually don't drink saisons so maybe this will change my mind.

Pours a deep clear orange with a finger of head.

Smells very Belgian with strong yeast notes. Very similar smell to a tripel.

Again tastes a lot like a tripel, a little bit lighter however. A hint of a boozey burn but at 10.5 that's expected. Some light fruits present there too. Aftertaste is very complex. I get salted meats and cheeses somehow, very different from the regular flavor.

Medium carbonation, good lingering aftertaste that leaves an impression.

I was impressed with this one. I think I will start looking for saisons more often now.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Matt's Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 1,278 ratings
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