Matt's Burning Rosids | Stone Brewing

Matt's Burning RosidsMatt's Burning Rosids
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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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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle - I'm conditioned to reading the long-winded back labels of Stone products with an air of detached amusement. Here, I feel the urge to go and hug my toddler and wife before the little scamp submits to sleep tonight. Back in a sec.

This beer pours a rather hazy and cloudy, yet bright medium apricot amber hue, with one skinny finger of weakly foamy, and mostly just plainly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a few instances of streaky lace around the glass as things slowly abate.

It smells of smoky, meaty bready caramel malt, medicinal band-aid, cherry cough syrup, zingy earthy yeast, a fresh-hewn tree branch woodiness, a bit of indistinct farmhouse funk, further singed orange and lemon fruity esters, and some musty, leafy grassiness. The taste is fairly fruity - mixed orchard varieties - cherry, natch, lemon, apple, and orange, all - after having endured the cyclical forest fire season. Beyond that, the funky, medicinal, and gamey yeasty characters dominate, over a besieged semi-sweet graininess, and some typical, if equally baffled citrus and green hoppiness, with nary a sign of that 21-proof booze, huh.

The bubbles are quite understated, barely noticeable amongst all that other stuff going on, the body a stolid medium weight, and not really that smooth, so sorry to say. It finishes off-dry, and still overly astringent from the now usual suspects - it's like my palate did a bad, bad, thing, or something, or is associated with a certain M. Ghomeshi, eh?

I know this is a touching tribute to a tragically befallen member of the Stone brewing team, but I just can't get on board with this as a beer - the smoky character is much too much of that acrid medicinal sort, the kind that comes near to bringing up your last meal every other ill-advised gulp. Yeah, sorry Matt, but still, I hope wherever you are right now, you get to drink and brew whatever the hell you like (a bit like it was back here, bazinga!).

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: slight haze; copper colored; less than a 1 finger white head that receded o a thin collar; no lacing;

S: Belgian yeast for a moment, then hickory;

T: fruity up front, but the hickory smoke takes over by mid-palate and dominates to the long lasting finish;

M: light to medium bodied; lightly carbonation;

O: almost no trace of anything saison like; hickory overwhelmed everything else; bottle was 9 months old, which may have altered the flavor profile;

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

This is definitely a unique beer. A smoked imperial saison. The alcohol is well hidden. Very good.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.44/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Matt's Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 65.9% out of 100 with 1,277 ratings
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