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RATINGS: 571   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6280) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Draught @ Stone World Bistro and Gardens, Escondido, CA

Pours yellowish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of spices, tart cherries, yeast, hints of berries and wood. Taste is stuffy, sweetish and woody with some spices, yeast, berries and toffee. Finish is sweetish, stuffy and woody with some cherries, toffee and syrup. A bit strange and unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9007) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Tap @ Stone Brewing.
Pours golden color with a small head. Minty around, great and hoppy. Sweet resin and tear on flavor, wood, cherries and yeast. Gimmick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Draught @ Stones, Escondido. Aroma has sweet fruit candy and some yeasty notes. Flavour has fruit candy, some yeasty notes, frass and very mild smokiness. A bit messy but I like the fruit candy here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wvhoran (455) - Tasmania, - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle shared with Dad. Clear amber-orange colour with a small head. The aroma is floral with spice, fruit (stonefruit and citrus zest) with hops. Sticky texture with a sweet flavour, a good yeast flavour with spice and fruitiness, light smoke, average bitterness. Well balanced and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43244) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As Stone Matts Burning Rosids Imperial Cherry Wood Smoked Saison ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a small, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing head. Aroma is light moderate malty, wheat, moderate wood, smoke. Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration, fruity smoke, fruity wood, alcohol, sticky. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is flat and finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140817]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (471) - POLAND - AUG 16, 2015
Sensoric. Bottle. Amber, medium hazy with thin to medium white head. Poor lacing and head retention. Medium spicy, fruity and apple aroma. Little smokey. Quite recoginzable yeasty notes. Taste is medium to high bitter thru the whole of degustation, nice. Medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation, finish is long bitter and dry. In overall once again good, refreshing beer with well hidden ABV content.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2716) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2015
Pours yellow with a small head. Nose shows funky saison yeast, light banana, soft smoke and floral notes. Similar flavours; earthy and funky yeast, light wheat notes, and hint of meaty smoke. Tastes more like 5%, very well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCaptMatey (206) - Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Poured a hazy deepgold to amber colour with no real head. Aroma is complex with cherries, floral fruits, smoke, and a bit of sour yeast. Flavor is bitter fruits with a sweet/sour and spicy yeast presence. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Bitterness is soft with a lingering sour/ astringent after taste. Cannot wait to try the German chocolate cake with this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (15468) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
Trübes goldenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen weißen schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, fruchtig, viel restsüße, würzig. Geschmack sehr malzig süß, reife Früchte, alkoholisch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of smoke, yeast, floral/fruit, & spice; Flavor of sweet smoky malt, yeast, fruit, floral hops, and spice; Dry finish; Very nice.

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