Rosée D'hibiscus - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by DawnL:
3.73/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Ruddy brown with not much of a head and no lacing. Carbonation comes in the form of very large bubbles. Not exactly an elegant looking beer.
Subtlely floral. You can smell the hibiscus. It has a slightly dried/candied petal aroma. There is a little citrus tinge on the nose. It's almost like red zinger tea.
Hibiscus in prominent on the palate. there's no malt or hop flavor - there is a little wheat-like characteristic. This is a brew that's more wine-like in style. It drinks like a zweigelt.
It was a light, refreshing body. It would make a good summer brew.
Finishes a little sour with a bitter kick. Definitely a drinkable beer, though not the most enjoyable I've had in this genre. I believe it has more hibiscus character than GI Fleur. The sweet, candied aroma doesn't follow through to the palate. The finish reminds me of biting into raspberry seeds - tart and concentrated raspberry essence comes through.
Evolves in the glass. A yeasty flavor develops over time and it becomes pleasantly sour with a soft body that envelops the tongue in elegant floral notes. This beer needs time in the glass to fully develop.
I would definitely purchase again!
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2010 18:00:48 | More by DawnL
More User Reviews:
4.04/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle in Duvel tulip
bottled on 2/14
purchased at La Duchesse in Quebec City
A: A shocking pink color with a very thin white head with touches of pink, lots of pink here :)
S: A hint of fruit (cherries?) and some spices, there might be more, but I have been fighting a head cold
T: Cherries and flowers with a light spice in the background, my first thought was a fruited saison, but there is a distinct wheat breadiness that doesn't quite go with a saison. The subtle spicing is a nice touch, not at all overdone, complements everything else nicely.
M: Round and yet crisp at the same time. I think the malts are providing the roundness and the high level of carbonation helps it feel crisp.
O: I like but don't love this beer. I think it is more me and the style vs. the quality of the beer. In fact I think this is a very well made beer and is probably a homerun for the style. I could easily drink a couple of these on a hot summer day. Nicely done and worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 00:50:24 | More by wspscott
Rosée D'hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
86 out of 100 based on 604 ratings.