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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1934) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2014
A moving tribute to Matt, this was sampled at the Greenville beer festival. It pours light golden into the glass with a nice frothy head that leaves ring lacing. A nice smoked grainy barnyard bouquet ensues. Honey, smoke, cherrywood and hay/grains make the core of this Impy saison. Yeasty esters finish the pull quite nicely. Very full of flavor, complex and substantive, this full-bodied offering goes down well and is greatly appreciated, not only for its offering but for its story.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2832) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
650ml brown bottle. Light orange with haze. Head is white and has a creamy bead. Nose has lemon, cherry, yeast. Taste has lemon, grass, grain, yeast, cherry, smoke undertones. A little alcohol warming. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3089) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Danceing Camel Florentin. Thanks ariel. Hazy amber-gold with white head. Phenolic, charcoal, a little cherry in the nose, smoky, phenolic, then sweet like rose water in the mouth. Medium body, slightly smoky finish, OK.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cirrhosis (1252) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
I love all stone bottles. Clear pale gold with a massive pillow white cap floating on top. Mild apple, hints of smoke, wheat, caramel, more stuff. Daaa what the hell is this?? The after taste is so black and acitic. Am I a fan? Not sure. Why is my stomach warm.... oh this is 10.5%..... never new that when opening this. So very sweet, sugar every where in this. Rotten apple, acid, smoke is so mild. Man this is not a beer for me it just don’t agree with my pallet. Old wheat, caramel. Sorry stone this is a miss.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (843) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle. Golden pour with a thick finger of white head. Aroma, fruity esters, spice, and a bit of smoke. Taste is light bitterness, followed by smoke (or toasty as my girlfriend calls it), some light sweetness and more smoke on the aftertaste, mouthfeel and carbonation are medium. Overall this is really well balanced, nice hint of smoke, some sweetness, delicious. Not for everyone I guess but I really like smoked beers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fishonmyplane (500) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Peppery saison yeast and plenty of smoked malt. With those elements and such a high ABV, they have done an outstanding job of keeping it smooth and drinkable. There are sweet flavors as well; especially orange zest and dark fruits. Full-bodied. A unique beer and a worthy tribute!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2760) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 30, 2014
On Tap at the River Room, Whole Foods Boise hazy deep orange witha modest sandy head. Some smoked aromas but stil plenty of that funky saison character. Ratehr full bodies and wet for a saison. The smoked malt and saison yeast play nice and this is an interesting combo.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (5832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber, nose is smoky, woody, estery, taste is dry, smoke, fruity, sweet, light spices.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Draft->shaker. Orange-gold with small white head. Smoke, fruit, honey, malt. Almost bizarre interplay. Messy. Not a fan.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4828) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
Fragrant aroma does not make you think of beer. Flavour starts with that same floral quality that also emerges in the after taste. Falvour seems more Triple than Saison. Thick malt. A bit of sourness and fruity.


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