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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Ratings: 1,276 |  Reviews: 216
Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: 22 oz bottle, orange, white head, cloudy

S: oranges, smoke, yeast, complex alcohols

T: tart tangy, smoke, oranges, coriander

M: sticky, strong

O: moving story behind this beer

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Redgoatman
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenMind
3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gregcordle
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jadjunk
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Everyone at Stone recognized Matt's prowess and passion for brewing. He loved to explore all beer could be, rather than limit himself or his brews to accepted parameters. To wit, he crafted the beer you hold in your hands, a Belgian-style saison he conceived with his Stone friend and compatriot, Brian Bishop. Infused with cherrywood-smoked malt, the beer was dubbed Burning Rosids, referencing the rosid plant family from which cherry trees hail." Brewed in the style of a Saison Ale with Cherrywood-smoked malt added. Available in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft. Brewed in honor of Stone brewer Matt Courtright.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours an amber-white head of a crisp, frothy foam consistency over a moderately hazy sunset amber body with a light, specked sediment in tow and light carbonation. Retention is average and lacing is light and patchy. 3.5

(Smell) Yeast-borne spice, tangy stone fruit undertones, smoked wood and grain, earthy and raw bitterness forward, trace grain alcohol. Potency is moderate. 3.5

(Taste) Cracker and pale malt body with a reserved sweetness, light tangy fruit backbone, boldly bitter and very dry from smoked wood flavor with a raw bitterness. Yeast undertones of stone fruit, effervescent spiciness, and light grain alcohol creeping in. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is silky, slick, smooth, moderately dry. Carbonation is moderate with a moderate frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is medium/heavy for the style, medium/heavy overall. Alcohol presence is moderate and there are no off characters. 3.5

(Overall) This is a pretty interesting Saison to say in the least, lots of smoked and toasted wood flavor that generates a lots of raw bitter and tangy stone fruit character, with the slight caveat of intense drying power that makes this a dehydrating beer. I think it's worth a try for anybody interested in experiencing the flavor range of Saisons, as this one really brings a lot of interesting flavor to the table. Kudos to Matt for this unique twist, and Stone for the kind words on the bottle. 3.5

Stone Brewing Co.'s
Matt's Burning Rosids
3.5/5.00

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Photo of TimBell
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 81tillinfinity
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I love this dont go in expecting your typical saison this has an upfront sweetness that pairs with the spiciness and a slight smokiness a little boozy but I had it on draft.

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Photo of Noooddle
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. L: It pours a brilliant orange tinted amber under a 2” foam cap with very fine soft bubbles. S: This has a saison nose along with some wheat. T: This has a saison nose along with some wheat. It is very smooth and creamy – the attack starts with malt and then smoke and then fruit then a long smokey burst before the long aftertaste composed of smoke and a suggestion of cherry in the background that rises up in the finish. Very faint banana, some bubble gum on the palate. Big alcohol. F: It is very smooth and creamy. Above medium body, medium to a little less on the carbonation for a saison. O: An interesting, unusual, and very drinkable saison.

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Photo of GMorgan
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of South2NW
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clearly people that hate smoked beers should not review smoked beers. This is beautiful. Not sure whatit was like fresh but at this moment, it's a great beer. I'll agree, the abv is probably excessive. If you could make something like this at more of a 6% level, I'd regularly consume it. Smoked beers are killer food beers and I can see this pairing well with all manners of hearty food. Has a nice woody sweetness and fruity notes (cherry, apple, even pineapple?).

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Photo of oceanman907
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer is much better now than it was at release, much more tempered on the smoke flavor and the aroma has become pleasantly tart and pungent due to the saison yeast, still the look and head is not particularly amazing and the mouthfeel is a little heavy for me. Sill for the abv, this beer is pleasantly refreshing and I have never had another beer even remotely similar so you have to tip your hat to this unique and intoxicating beer.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wordemupg
3.04/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

650ml bomber poured into tulip 28/6/15

A murky orange and even after a hard dump down the middle of the glass I only get a short lived finger of foam that leaves no lace

S kinda smells like smoked meat and burnt band aids, I get some fruity notes and yeast, burnt marshmallow, bruised banana, some pepper and booze, but I can't get over the burnt band aids

T not the same level of band aid but still just not doing it for me, reminds me of a smoked malt hefe then a saison, the yeast profiles strange and overwhelmed by smoke

M thick, a little flat, some heat and its pretty big for a saison, fruity smoke lingers for a while

O its not awful but it leaves something to be desired at every point, I'm not having any problems finishing the bottle but ones enough

Saisons are a pretty loose style but this one misses the mark, points for being original but I'm not really feeling this one

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Photo of maximillianp
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I don't get the smokiness in either the smell or taste, but I do get some oak/wood. The smell has some mineral to it, too. The taste, I can only describe, is a hybrid of Cider + Hefeweizen + Sauvignon Blanc. I'm fascinated by this beer and disappointed it was a limited brew. Fortunately, the local liquor store still has some bottles so I am going to buy the rest and age them a bit to see if that changes the smell/taste. Personally, I definitely recommend this beer.

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Photo of Tylertut
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dgilks
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Chcshammonde
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Loved this one and hoping they bring it back! Anybody who bought extra and doesn't like it, hey just send it to me.

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Photo of Prasm
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells of yeast and cigarette butts, with vanilla and lemon undertones - not real desirable but interesting none the less. In the mouth it's yeast and smoke with a nice creamy mouth-feel. Definitely different, but it works well for me.

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Photo of gobuccos
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heygeebee
3.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Difficult to review
It certainly is a Big Saison.
It's also very smokey and really quite alcoholic - so any zest of saison gets overtaken by alcohol warmth and booze. Too much booze really in the mix and whilst it is complex, it just ends up alcoholic warm.
Ends up a being more of a gimmick than beer, really,

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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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