Stone Matt’s Burning Rosids

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. One of the things that I love about beer is the fact that they do things like this. They take a beer and send the proceeds to something that was important to their friend who passed. It’s definitely one thing that you don’t see wine do. I’m definitely happy that I got to try this one.

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ABV: 10.5%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Rather than regarding Burning Rosids as a somber memento, please think of it as a celebration of Matt, just as we do. When you drink this very special beer, please join us in raising your glass, both in Matt’s memory and in tribute to everything he so passionately stood for: caring for others, passion and skill for his art, and laughter… lots of laughter. Among the long list of things he held dear were GoDesignInc.org, a charity committed to fulfilling the architectural needs of developing communities around the world; and TKF, a nonprofit working to stop youth violence by educating, mentoring and making positive impacts on high-risk communities. We are proudly contributing funds earned through the sale of this beer to these worthy organizations in Matt’s honor. Enjoy, and please remember that life and those we hold dear are precious gifts to be cherished every day. Consider sharing this beer, conversation on life’s passions and, again, lots of laughter, with good friends as we remember ours.”

Random: I’m already sick of watching what’s on television. Again, definitely could not stay at home for long amounts of time.

This brew poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the pint glass. Before we go further, again, why do bars insist on serving beers with this high of ABV in a pint glass? /rant over. The body was a slightly cloudy orange color with a nose filled with wheat with lemon peel and Belgian spice. The taste was completely different. I got lots of smoke up front and then an interesting floral characteristic right after. Then, a touch of peat too. At the end, there was also some clove. The body was thick with high carbonation. It had a long, smoky finish. The booze was really well hidden. I really enjoyed this beer and would definitely have it again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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