I came across a bottle of Stone Matt’s Burning Rosids Imperial Cherrywood-Smoked Saison the other day and knew I had to bring it home. It’s a 10.5% ABV Saison dubbed Imperial and as a beer it is tasty, but in reality not a Saison. Now as a tribute beer for a fallen comrade it is top-notch. The beer was certainly enjoyable, but a bit too thick for a Saison, had it been more effervescent and had less body it might have better emulated the style. No matter what the tribute beer is worth a purchase, just don’t think of it as a Saison, think of it as a tribute beer and enjoy!