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RATINGS: 595   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mdindy (38) - Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2014
color is nice clear copper tint with white head and doughy aroma. strong flavors of cherry and spices, boozy/alcohol undertones. heavy malts, yeast and thick smokey taste. definitely a slow sipping beer. very strong for a saison, great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

HogTownHarry (6872) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2017
March 21, 2014 - with blankboy, gregclow, mabel and jercraigs - bomber. Mostly clear bright brassy amber-gold with a tiny white head. Smells like a smoked golden ale all right - floral with definite alcohol presence. Taste is smokey and a little fruity/floral. Slick mouthfeel, mild carbonation, dry campfire finish - pretty solid. "Paul has nuts on the brain!" "Greg missed the nuts again!"

dorain (293) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2017
Vom Fass im Stone Brewing Berlin 2016-10 getrunken. Ein sehr leichtes Bier mit einer sehr feinen Rauchnote - doch am Ende bleibt es ein Saison. Lecker!

llkc (2341) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2017
duft: frisk krydret malt sød smag. malt sød røg krydret. lime sød malt kant til slut

MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 23, 2017
Matt’s Burning Rosid’s is odd, even for a Stone creation, and it’s something I’ve never had before: a Smoked Saison. (I guess?) Somehow it’s got a strange charm that makes the whole damn think work somehow. Hazy orange pour. Smoky, woodsy, fruity, yeasty, earthy, and spicy notes. Minus the "smoky" and "woodsy" those are all pretty typical Saison descriptors. Yet, those added elements do contribute a certain campfire quality to this brew’s inherent barnyard smells and flavors. I realize that description doesn’t really sound like something appetizing (barnyard + campfire?) but I guess you’ll have to take my word for it.

HuskerTan (2202) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Draft. A- Subtle cherry, woody, spices, mild smoke. A- Reddish amber color, hazy liquid, off white head. T- Spices, oak, subtle cherry, mild smoke. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- Not sure I would call this a smoked beer. Definitely a lot of woodsy and spice notes. Fairly smooth and balanced but not overly exciting.

anders37 (26625) - 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.

madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2016
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma. Smoke, yeast, fruits, Flavour. Smoke, bacon, sweetness, fruits, citrus, spice. Medium to ful bodied. Ends smoked and fruity.

SlackerMads (3360) - DENMARK - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle at yespr. Hazy golden with a small white head. Fine carbonation, heavy booze, sugar, smoke helps, minerals, wood, twigs. Warming finish. Hefty stuff.

Desverger (11455) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2016
[email protected] - Orange pour with white head. Fruity and malty smoked aroma and taste, some charred burnt malts, apricot, herbal and floral hoppy action, some spices, spiced fruity close.

yespr (45447) - 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.

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