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RATINGS: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (1010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Boozy and layered, with initial notes of funky wild yeast, honey, orange peel and stone fruit that show an underbelly of subtle smoke, pickly hops and lively heat through the crisp, hoppy finish.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuskerTan (2048) - Kearney, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25206) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11648) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SlackerMads (3242) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (10281) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (42680) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6942) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle from Biernavigatie, large sample. Almost clear golden color, medium frothy head. Aroma is spicy, flowery hops, slight smokey wood. Bit dry in taste, smokey wood, spicy, slight alcohol. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (4569) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2016 Bottle at beertemple. Aroma of cherry, malt, smoke and soft yeast. Nice taste of bacon, smoke, cherry, oak, yeast, malt and orangy fruit. Tasty rich beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartholos (245) - GERMANY - SEP 17, 2016
Tap at Stone Berlin. Pours dark yellow and hazy with a small creamy white head. Fruity nose, with a nice cherry note, some citrus and a light caramel touch. Bitter sweet taste, that is well balanced with a more sweet start and nice bitter finish. Thick body with medium carbonation, smooth and creamy mouthfeel and a light warmth. Fruity flavor with cherry and citrus as well as malty, caramel and toffee notes. Leaves a light bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (3628) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2016
650 ml bottle from brewery. Pours a murky amber colour with moderat-sized cream-coloured head that leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is modestly smoky, fruity with a little leather, funkiness and booziness. Flavour is solidly smoky with fruity yeasty esters, tart cherry, orange zest, barnyard funk, leather and some woodiness. Boozy finish. Big body. Interesting beer.


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