Matt's Burning Rosids | Stone Brewing

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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:
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

Added by DerrickW on 01-03-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-a clear golden amber with a fingers worth of white head that leaves lacing around the top

S-pale malt, citrus, sweet apples, a bit of oak, with some sweet yeast

T-taste is very much like the smell with a pale bready malt backbone with sweet fruits, oak, and a bit of smoke in the finish. Alcohol lends a bit of warming.

M-medium body, light to medium carbonation

Overall an interesting idea to make a smoked Saison, but not sure I will revisit this one.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is hazy yellowish orange in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of Belgian yeast and spices are present in the nose along with notes of smoked malts.
T: The taste is much more smokier compared to the smell and is dominated by flavors of the cherrywood smoked malts. Notes of spices are also noticeable towards the finish.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an interesting saison that is relatively easy to drink because the smoke isn't overpowering and adds interesting complexities to the taste.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Edit: Second bottle is so different, way more funk

Pours an effervescent gold/honey with a thumb of pearl white head. Very good lacing & average head retention

S: Pears, a touch of dirt/funk & a little bit of booze

T: Follows the nose, plus pineapple & passion fruit up front, breadyness & just a whisper of booze. More breadyness, tropical fruits & pears, with slightly stronger booze presence, pink grapefruit shows up in force as this warms. Finishes dry with a flourish tropical fruit hoppyness, pears, woody hops & dryness

MF: Medium bodied with spot-on carbonation, nicely balanced

Super drinkability, this one exceeded my expectations. I would buy this by the 4 pack if available. Compares favorably with Tank 7 in many ways. Best new Stone beer I've had in years

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

*22 Oz. bottle* Ok, I am going to keep it simple.

Look: Nice Honey Orange body with a 1 finger slightly off white head.

Smell: Hints of honey wheat, hay, smoked wood like you're walking through a smoke house. Can't smell any alcohol, and fruits.

Taste: like the nose, Honey, wheat, straw, mild cherry flavor, sweetness is high for a Saison. Hints of floral hops are present. Very nice finish of smoke and bitterness lingers for a while. There is a little alcohol heat but that adds another character to the brew.

Feel: Medium body with tingling carbonation.

Overall: This brew is pretty good. It's not what I would run to when wanting an "Imperial Saison". The Smoked wood is very subtle in the finish and adds some depth to this sweet Saison. I wasn't expecting this to be one of the best Saisons, but this could use more Yeasty Funk. Well that's my Opinion and we know what Opinions are like. This brew is pretty good. This brew is worthy.

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Matt's Burning Rosids from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 1,309 ratings