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RATINGS: 578   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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 and to everything he so passionately stood for: contributing and caring for others, passion and skill for his art, and laugther. Lots of laughter. Among the list of things he held dear was GoDesignInc.org, a charity committed to fulfilling the architectural needs of developing communities around the world, and we are proudly contributing funds earned through the sale of this beer to this worthy organization in Matt’s honor. Enjoy, and please remember that life and those we hold dear are precious gifts to be cherised every day. Consider sharing this beer, conversations on life’s passions and, again, lots of laughter, with good friends as we remember ours.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4751) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2016
(Stone Matt’s Burning Rosids Imperial Cherry Wood Smoked Saison) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 10.5% Deep orange colour on the body, clear, with a small and thin white head on top, low retention. Aroma has smoke, sausages, burned meat, caramel malts and light alcohol. Taste also of caramel malts, more notable now, the same with alcohol, sugars, smoke, sausages, wood. Medium thin body, biting carbonation. A bit too boozy but good, made me hungry too.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (6106) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
nice malty aroma,amber, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long bitter/sweet light fruit finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (8387) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
Orange coloured and unclear. Has a white head. Heavy sweet, fruity, dried fruity aroma and flavor. Mainly sweet, warming alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (17418) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malt, fruity, orange, light cherries, light smoke and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter with warming alcohol. Oily. 050816

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (15165) - DENMARK - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle, 10.5%. Slightly hazy golden with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, orange peel and notes of smoke. Flavour is malt, fruit, orange peel, warming, yeast, alcohol, medium sweet, notes of smoke, orange, hop and bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13067) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate malty and hoppy slightly smoked flavor. Some fruit esters aswell. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16724) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are light smoke, fruits, peppercorn, malt, hops, flowers and has a nice fruity finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
Bomber. Pours a veiled pale golden with a short lived white head. Aroma is smoke, lemon and vanilla. Flavor is lemon, lime, pear, peach, sweet cake. Finish is smoke, oldish, dusty. Lingering fruit flavors. Medium to full body, average carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
josanguapo (1041) - SPAIN - JUN 23, 2016
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (2740) - SPAIN - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle 65cl. @ 32GreatPower, Seville, Spain A: Hazy golden. T: Malt, smoky, yeast, fruity.


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