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RATINGS: 467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseBones (60) - - MAR 24, 2014
A beautiful deep orange color and fruity aroma made me expect something completely different than the mouthful of smoke that was delivered. The bitter dry fruit are given a back seat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (809) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
More Belgian ale or Belgian strong than Saison at 10%. Just a hint of tart. Comte sweet and yeasty than anything else. Aroma sweet Belgian with a little cherry. Smoke only comes out at room temp. Smoke more peeve land in the flavor. Less cherry. A pretty good beer, but pretty ho hum for Stone. Mighta been better at 6-7%."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2798) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2014
Clear radiant golden colour, white head. Fruity aroma, candy, malts, berries and blueberries. Smoky flavour, malts, quite fruity, sweet wood, rather sweet. Light smoky finish, sweet, cherry tobacco.
(from 66cL bottle @ RBESG 2014 welcome dinner. Thanks for sharing, rb crew!)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3132) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Shared at RBESG 14.
Appearance: Clear golden colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Sour, some funk, spices, coriander, smoked malt.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Spices, caramel, citrus, raisin, some alcohol.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chadski4 (109) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
An extremely complex brew with a unique taste. Smoky nose carries through into the flavors rounded out by honey and dark red fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Taverner (1093) - San Ramon, California, USA - AUG 24, 2014
I say GODDAMN!!!! This is a damn fine smoked saison. It really isn’t a smoked as much as it is a saison. Farmhouse flavors with a little smoke. Good with fish, or chicken. Fried chicken, even better.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4555) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
5/VII/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBSG III (Gent) - BB: n/a, bottled: I/3/14 (2014-745) Thanks to ThirstyBird for sharing the bottle!

Clear deep orange beer, creamy off-white head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: very floral, coriander, bit oxidized, spicy, orange peel. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: very yeasty, lots of orange peel, spicy, bit floral. Aftertaste: very spicy, cloves,s ome liquorish, honey touch, dry, orange peel, very bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Itzjerm (1231) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Cherry and sour describe this beer. But I like cherry and sour. So in general its not to good. Draft... no head, not the beer you are looking for. For the ABV there are better options.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluemooner (607) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pours golden with a medium white head. Aroma is smoky with fruity notes. Flavor is quite smoky at first dissipating to sweet fruity notes with woody and almost meaty notes coming through along with some light hops. Light to medium body with medium carbonation. Really good with a lot of flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3439) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2014
(bottle - 22 oz) Hazy orange with a fizzy head. Lightly dry hops and a good amount of smoke in the aroma. Flavor begins with smoke and salted meat notes before giving way to a very light and dry saison and champagne like middle and a lingering smoke hint on the aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2014
This poured a very cloudy yellowish orange color with a white. Looks almost like a glass of fruit juice. If you didn’t know the style or description of the beer the aroma would take you off guard. Quite a bit of smoke like meat cooking over some burning wood on a campground. A hint of citrus in there. The flavor is very smokey with a bit of smoked bacon and ham showing up. I think this leaves grill marks on your tongue. There is also a also a yeasty belgian citrus aspect going on in the background. Overall a very interesting and big beer.


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