In any given week, SmokeBeerMinistry gets at least one reader, so just to get them up to speed, we are currently working through a major backlog of reviewed smokebeers. Matt’s Burning Rosids happens to have a fairly brief review which was originally jotted down one night on a scrap piece of paper during a moment of questionable sobriety. What I have to share with you is the following:
Stone Brewing’s Matt’s Burning Rosids, an imperial cherrywood smoked saison. Looks like a cloudy wheat beer with a little red hue. Tastes like a complex saison with a hint of spice on the back of the throat.
This beer was made in remembrance of Matt, and it sounds like he was a pretty good guy.
|Beer Name||Matt’s Burning Rosids|
|Brewer’s Description||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.|
|Brewer Location||San Diego, CA|
|Alcohol content by volume||10.5%|
|Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark)||2|
|Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns)||2|
|Sausage detection? Y or N||No|
|Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks||2|
|Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (sad – happy)||3|
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