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RATINGS: 589   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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.

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fonefan (50560) - 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]

yespr (47002) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2016
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, toasted malty and slight malty, caramelish. Sweet, herbaland toasted mqlty and caramelish. Bitter and slight herbal. Smoked. Dry and bitter finish.

anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy smoky aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty smoky flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty smoky finish.

Travlr (25748) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle and draft. Golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of steady smoke, stone fruit. Taste starts smokey then sweet then fruit. Very nice.

madmitch76 (25273) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
7th August 2014
RBESG pt 1. Craft Clapham. Bottle coutesy of Scopey - cheers ears! Almost clear gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Light malts with well integrated mellow smoke. Nice rich but mild cherry led fruity tang on the back end. Comes together well. Tasty.

Beerhunter111 (22203) - P´Castle, 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.

Leighton (22019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Draft at Lui Lui’s - West Leb, NH. Pours clear, bright gold with a frothy, white head. The nose has some bready, doughy pale malts, wheat, honey. Medium to big sweet flavor, moderate dry smoke, some honey. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, some further wheat, yeast, lightly smoked pale malts. Decent. (June 2014, 3.5)

Bottle shared during the RBESG 2014 opening dinner - CBC Clapham. Pours clear gold with a white foam cap. The nose has doughy pale malts, some dry smoke. Medium sweet flavor with bitter grain husk, alcohol, dried wheat, smoke. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Boozy finish with light astringency, more dry, smoked wheat, soft yeast notes. So so. (August 2014, 3.2)

Rasmus40 (21687) - 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

fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2016
2016-02-28, bottle, bottles 01/14/14, 2 years old, 7-4-8-4-16=39
Cloudy golden color, medium sized head. Mild notes of smoke and fresh wood, ham. Good body strength, moderately sweet; there seem to be a sour note that plays well with the smoke and the yeast character. More Saison than Smoked.
After 2 years, it’s still very good.

2014-12-03, bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver, 7-4-8-4-17=40
Hazy golden color; it pours viscously; small head. It has the flowery and alsmost fruity aroma typical of many American Saison, deep, with a light spicy touch. Good body structure, the mouthfeel is slightly oily, and it’s fairly sweet; delicate pale malt flavor, mix of spices and fruit from the yeast, light smoked touch, and light acidity; these components blend well together for a dynamic result; correct bitterness; the alcohol is not noticeable.
Nice beer, mostly a sipper, and I would like to try a version with more smoke too.

Theydon_Bois (20435) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 Bottle in the hotel room, SD, from Surf Liqour SM, 19/04/14. Clear golden with a good sized off white covering that retains well. Nose is smoked malt, spice, damp hay, bitter citric peel, yeast notes, bread dough. Taste comprises bacon frazzles, smoked malt, light honey, herbal tang, straw, citric peel. Medium + bodiment, fine carbonation, smokey linger in the close. Solid smoked offering.

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