Rosée D'hibiscus - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Rosée D'hibiscusRosée D'hibiscus

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BA SCORE
86
very good

683 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 683
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 28
Gots: 54 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sammy on 06-06-2006

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Ratings: 683 | Reviews: 362
Reviews by DoktorZee:
Photo of DoktorZee
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Inverted pour into a Hefeweizen glass, with some extra swirling and rolling of the remnants to get the last of the sticky yeast out (seems like a bit of an issue with these particularly). Bottled Nov 09.

Appearance - really unique; reddish orange and cloudy (like you'd expect from an unfiltered wheat beer). Very generous head.

Smell - strong yeast with floral overtones.

Taste - tart with significant citrus overtones (grapefruit at the end). Definitely doesn't overpower and is very subtle.

Mouthfeel - crisp and clean (again, pretty surprising since it's unfiltered) with fairly significant carbonation.

Drinkability - highly drinkable - seems like an ideal summer beer.

Got this on a recommendation from one of the guys at the local beer/wine store and was not disappointed. Can't wait for summer to really enjoy it in the sun!

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass a nice deep rose` wine color with a very thin almost non existent pink colored head atop.Aromas had a lactic tinge to them to go along with some floral and toasted wheat notes.Light to medium feel with light carbonation.Flavors are toasted with lactic-like sourness in the backend wich isnt a bad thing,s little floral component in there as well.This isnt a beer I would normally buy but its great for sitting outside while grilling some jerk chicken over the coals.

Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This has been popping up over the past few months. I'm happy to get to try it. Bottle says it was brewed in 2006.

Pours a murky looking dark pink but when held to the light, this appears somewhat orange and clear. Head starts and finishes as thin, white glass clinging lace with bubbles on the surface. Striking and beautiful.

Smells ridiculously fragrant and floral, hibiscus for sure but also with some light fruit, lychee or ranbutan? Kind of a Belgian pale base with wheat and tropical fruit notes.

Tastes sweetish and floral with lots of tropical fruit notes and definite wheat. Lots of Wit like coriander spice and even some orange peal, although as it warms this comes out more like tangerine.

Mouthfeel: slightly acidic, micro carbonation, medium bodied, balanced, crisp.

Drinkability: not great. This is too floral and fruity for me to drink en masse.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue X:

"Pinkish Hibiscus" is brewed with hibiscus flowers, which are added during the brewing process to lend their unique character. Interesting.

Pours a cloudy (unfiltered), peach- and rose-colored beer with a pink-tinted lace. Sweet and floral in the nose (lilac), with some citrus zest in the back and a dusting of malt. Very aromatic and pleasing. Bitty and crisp on the palate, with a light and semi-fluffy body. Very zesty, near puckering up front with a shot of lemon and bitter orange. Watery cherry and grass. Faint and powdery suggestions of savory spices way in the back. Wheat and husk beneath and toward the end. Finish is bone dry and clean.
A very refreshing twist on wheat ales. To hell with lemons! We'll take our wheat with hibiscus any day.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Next in my DDC sample pack. Love the unique artwork by Yannick Brosseau - I love when brewers see their bottles as a chance to promote local art. Win-win.

Poured into a chalice. Looks like strawberry juice, similar to Fruli if memory serves. Strawberry in colour, a few clouds of head, little lacing.

Nose is quite nice: strawberry, raspberry, pale wheat, citrussy tartness, honey.

Taste is considerably drier than I'd expected. Certainly a great deal more rose flavor, combined with pale wheat and citrus. Finishes long and dry, slightly puckery.

Lingering aftertaste, very dry. Smooth, with a slight crackle of carbonation to the back of the tongue.

Not bad, certainly good for what it is. Not something I'll drink too often, but worth a try nevertheless. Always support brewers' desire for experimentation!

Photo of Swedes21
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

341 ml served in a chilled glass, no lime added.

Apperance - beer pours a pink/light red colour, i guess you could say rosee! The beer is not clear, pretty hard to tell carbonation levels. The head was minimal the whole pour and is gone by the time i tried a sip.

Smell - I can pick up some floral hints along with citrus and a bit of sweetness. There are definite hints of earthy tones as well.

Taste - distinct taste, nothing amazing. There are floral hints, almost from a grapefruit type of drink base. There is a slight bitter, tangy taste near the end of the drink.

Mouthfeel - Carbonation adds some bitterness and brings the citrus base fwd. There is not much else added. Again, the floral taste really comes through.

Drinkability - Not my type of beer, happy i was able to try it but not something i would go after.

Photo of jondeelee
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Despite my continuing suspicions about beers made with strange ingredients, I couldn't help but pick up a bottle of Rosee d'Hibiscus, which is a "wheat beer with hibiscus flowers." The beer smells sweet and fragrant, like an extra sugary Belgian, but with strong hints of rose petals added to the orange and pear aromas. Below that fruity layer is a nice smattering of wet wheat, with just a hint of spice (mainly coriander) at the edges.

On the tongue, the aromas from the nose translate fairly directly, the beer initially tasting pretty much like a strong Belgian, but with rose petals and a stronger hint of lychee nut. The brew quickly sours in the mouth, the sugars dulling into a Flemish ale-like sourness that is not at all unappealing. Still present are the wet wheat/biscuit flavors, as well as hints of coriander. The aftertaste is a continuation of the sour flavors, and lasts for quite some time. Mouthfeel is light, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is a surprising beer, and thankfully does not taste just like roses--which I was half expecting it to. The sourness instead brings a remarkable freshness to the brew, changing it from a sweet nothing to a decent-quality wheat beer. It may not win awards, but it's worth trying.

Photo of ehammond1
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2012)

Texas Liquor
Carlsbad, CA

A very pretty pink rose in color, with only a whisper of near-white bubbles sitting atop. Very little visible carbonation, though the beer leaves pretty, irregular webs of sticky lace down the glass. Pretty.

Floral notes emerge immediately, along with a bit of a sweet red berry note--I'd say currant if given this blind, or an earthy raspberry. Very little else. What's here is nice though.

The flavor follows the aroma, with floral (rose) and light, sweet fruit (berry) notes complementing one another. Very low bitterness. There's a bit of an earthy, but very mild funk on the lingering finish.

Thin to medium bodied with very low carbonation. Perhaps more bubbles could help this one.

A nice, simple, floral, and sweet beer. Very drinkable.

Photo of chickenm
3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy pinkish ruby color with a thin white that quickly fades away and leaves no lacing. Floral aroma with spices and grapefruit. Sweet taste that is fruity, spicy, and a little sour. Light body and a dry, slightly bitter finish. Interesting beer that is worth trying, but not something I'd buy again.

Photo of chinchill
3.85/5  rDev +1%

11.5 oz bottle at 5.5% ABV.
Lovely clear amber-red body with an average head; some sediment left on the bottom of the bottle.

Aroma is quite floral and a bit fruity. Good sweet/tart balance in the flavor where hibiscus is also obvious but not overdone. Lively but soft carbonation lends a fine mouthfeel.

Photo of glid02
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Leon's Full Service in Decatur, GA.

Pours a cloudy pink color that I'm not 100% comfortable with carrying around the bar. The head is one-finger of fizzy slightly off-white foam that dissipates into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of big floral aromas - not the normal floral aroma coming from hops but more rosewater. Also present are light amounts of berries and/or cherries that are equally tart and sweet.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Sweet malt flavors kick things off and are soon overtaken by floral flavors. Midway through the sip fruit flavors with a decidedly lilting quality come into play and turn mildly tart right before the crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a solid thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing the glass and could have another.

Overall this is one of the more interesting beers I've had in a while - as floral as I can remember a beer smelling while still having a good bit else going on. Well worth a shot.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.41/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a chalice)

A- This beer pours a crystal clear but dense cranberry red body with a spongy white head that has a slight pink hue to it. There is a strong carbonation of big bubbles that race to the surface.

S- The smell of soapy yeast has a dry soft raw grain note. The smell is pretty clean even when the beer warms.

T- The dry raw grain note is followed by a tart grapefruit rind note and a hint of herbal hibiscus tea comes through. There is a hollow cranberry finish with a bitterness and a light sulfur hint.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a big fizzy finish.

D- The light odd flavor is interesting but there is nothing to balance the tart flavor or support it. The flavor and aroma just feel like they are missing something.

Photo of mully
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours yellow to orange with a bit of red in there too very little head with almost no retention and no lacing

floral - go figure, wheat and witte yeast

Esters flowers and slightly medicinal very dry - interesting, good on a hot night, almost some dry white wine qualities to this beer.

a little cloying for such a light beer some funny tastes hang out after the beer clears

not a hugely drinkable beer a fun experament to try

thanks to Neubrewm for hooking me up with this beer

Photo of biboergosum
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz glass at the brewpub in Montreal.

This beer alights upon the table, appearing an eye-catching cloudy orangish pink hue, with two skinny fingers (how cosmo) of slightly pinkish head, which renders a decent array of hanging coral reef lace around the glass as it slowly abates.

It smells sweetly of indistinct florals, like this prairie boy wouldn't know a hibiscus essence if it hit him over the head, which it certainly doesn't do here, with a further soft grainy wheatiness, herbal tea, a touch of tart grapefruit, and dry white wine. The taste is bittersweet, well, everything - floral hops, weedy, earthy hibiscus, citrus fruit, chai spices, and even the mostly overlooked grainy wheat malt.

The carbonation is quite heady at first, but settles to a dull frothy hum after a spell, the body medium light in weight, and rather fruity in its plain smoothness. It finishes mostly dry, the fruit, flower, and spice bound together through the last.

A generally tasty and balanced herbal beer, the kind where, if you're drinking this, then there's no doubt about which pint on the table belongs to you. I kid, I kid, but I must admit, the floral character is subtle enough, that I might actually be able to stomach more than one of these.

Photo of mintjellie
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep, saturated rose pink in colour. Extremely cloudy and turbid. A thin light pink head forms as I pour it then disappears right away. No lace. That hazy pink colour looks amazing. It smells of flowers, peaches, and fruit punch, very aromatic yet simple at the same time. Tastes fruity, floral, and mildly tart with some coriander and pepper. Berries. Not any particular kind of berries, but just berry-like. Light in body but not thin, soft carbonation and lots of particulate in suspension help it feel a bit smooth and creamy. Tangy and refreshing. This is a pretty interesting take on flavoured wheat beer, having more in common with a Witbier than with fruited American Wheats.

Photo of shamsoftabriz
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy dark pink grapefruit juice; no head; not much carbonation.

S: Grapefruit is a theme here; A wee bit of spice, but this doesn't really smell like *anything*. Not much to smell...rather inert.

T: Tart with no real complexity to it. Sort of sour. What's there is fine, but it's pretty simple. I do get a bit of the purported rose and hibiscus though when I let it linger on the palette.

M: Clean and crisp

O: This was interesting. Glad I tried it. Didn't love it, but liked it....unlike any other sour (if I can even call it that) I've tasted. Not sweet at all, which is a good thing. But not that sour either. Perplexing.

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Korguy123 for this one!

A: Pours a cloudy pink/red color with a light pink head. Decent head retention, but little lacing.

S: A really nice floral aroma, the hisbiscus comes through as well as red berries.

T: A lot more red fruit here, some pink grapefruit and peach at the end with a slight spiciness as well.

D/M: Light bodied, but crisp. It has a punch like quality, but very easy to drink. A nice beer for a change of pace once in a while.

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful red with pinkish foam, like a bstrawberry milkshake. Aroma of sweet and sour herbs. Creamy mouthfeel with a sour edge. Bold taste. Sourish finish. Suitable carbonation. I like sour rosehip tea once in a while, but this was a unique spot-on brew.

Photo of alovesupreme
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pink liquid sits in my glass with a white head that dissipates rather quickly. After settling a bit a flowery sensation tickles my olfactory with hibiscus and scents that remind me of Hi-C.
A fruity beverage with lots of fruit punch character and hibiscus petals. A hint of strawbery and a bit of spice round things out but the beverage ends up being a bit watery in both taste and consistency.
A pleasant beverage that I would enjoy occasionally if the price was lower.

Photo of CanuckRover
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky pink, whoever said blood orange had it right. No head whatsoever, no lacings either.

Grapefruit aroma, a slightly sour smell, and a nice floral scent backing it all up.

Not much of anything up front really. Beer settles into a slightly tart berry flavour, almost like a raspberry or strawberry lambic, a characteristic which is only enhanced by some faint barnyard characteristics from the wheat. Sourness lasts for a bit.

I found it a bit thin in the start.

Interesting beer, certainly nice for the summer.

Photo of ElGordo
4.42/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my first encounter with Brasserie Dieu du Ciel, as their beers just arrived in the Oregon market this week. Poured form the 11.5 oz (really, 11.5oz? WTF?) into a pint glass. A small, pinky-sized white head quickly subsides into a thin ring, resting on atop a cloudy body that's a growing reddish hue. The aroma is dominated by a strong hibiscus floral character, backed up by crisp wheat character and a hint of tangy yeast.
Palate is again heavy on the floral character up front, with some light floral hops and crisp light malt and wheat. A mildly sweet fruity character comes through before the nice, dry finish. Body is crisp and not too thin, just right for the flavors involved here. An incredibly refreshing beer for a warm spring night, I'm glad I picked one of these up as soon as it came out.

Photo of prototypic
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: I've never seen a beer quite like this one. It's looks to be gold infused with rasberry. It has a really nice reddish-pink hue. It's fairly hazy. The head is a little off-white and only reaches about a finger deep. It was quick to dissipate and left a very thin, spotty lacing in its wake.

Smell: I think it's fair to say at this point that nearly every aspect of Rosée D'hibiscus is unique. The certainly follows suit. It's very floral. I presume the flowery aroma is hibiscus. Genius, eh? I'm not familiar with the scent and honestly it smells a little weird to me. Not sure how well this is going to work out. It definitely smells sugary and sweet. There's a nice array of spices consisting of light orange peel, corriander, and pepper. There's surely more that I'm not picking up. It's above average here. The hibiscus really throws it off a little in my opinion.

Taste: The flavor profile is about what I expected. It's very floral, grainy, and earthy. The hibiscus-flowery flavor is just okay. It's not bad, but it doesn't score big points either. It's sweet, sugary, and a little tart. There's a variety of spices including orange peel, corriander, and pepper. The taste buds confirm that there's more, but I couldn't tell you what they are. Apple, pear, and mixed berry flavors give it a very distinct fruity flavor. That much wasn't apparent on the nose. It has a sweet and floral finish. It has a pretty broad spectrum of flavors, but it's a little too flowery for my taste.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It has a nice medium sized body that's nice and smooth. Carbonation is light and inoffensive. Drinkability is above average, but not quite good. The flavor of this beer is very much a novelty. One bottle is just enough for me.

Rosée D'hibiscus is a beer like no other, but not entirely in a good way. It has a very strong floral-flowery aspect that's not quite as tasty as I'd hoped. It's alright and far from a bad beer. Dieu Du Ciel has most certainly created a very unique, novel experience for us. One that's well worth checking out, even if it's only once.

Photo of Brandt
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer poured out a cloudy ruby red grapefruit color with a rich white pinkish head

the smell has a wheat malt character and a faint tangy bite of the hibiscus flowers, very interesting

the flavor is very interesting and different than i had expected. it has a spritzy tangy hibiscus flower taste that supports the wheat like malty background, and a trailing off citrus lemon/grapefruit note

this beer finishes very nicely, it is cool and refreshing with the spritzy character the beer has and a nice med body accompanied by that citrus twang. a very different beer than the usuals and really worth a try!

Photo of RomaniIteDomum
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly rose-tinted straw color. Nice color, but no head to speak of. What head that did form was quick to dissipate.

The nose is very deep, lots of floral notes, some grape and berry sweetness, and some light spice.

The taste is fairly balanced, yet less complex. Lots of sweetness and a bit of floral and a hint of lemon peels. There is a nice funk in the crisp finish, though, that wasn't really apparent in the nose.

The feel is slightly flat, though still full-bodied. A little lighter would have been perfect.

I really enjoyed this beer. It reminds me a lot of Midas Touch, but with a funky finish. Refreshing to boot.

Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I've been eager to try this hibiscus flower beer for a while. 341ml bottle into pint glass.

A- Cloudy crimson pink. Little lacing. Lots of bubbles rising.

S- Smells like sangria. Rosé wine. Sour rasberry.

T- Taste like sangria beer with a hibiscus biterness. I used to drink lots of hibiscus tea and this really has a similar taste. Elderberry taste and tartness.

M- Medium to high carbonation. Enjoyable mouthfeel.

D- Not sure here. Its real refreshing, but do you really want to drink a bunch? Not me. People who love sangria might be more fond of this.

Not sure this is a perfect brew - I'm not one to judge since I don't really like fruity drinks or cocktails but this seems like it's really well executed considering it brings out the hibiscus character so well. Try it.

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Rosée D'hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
86 out of 100 based on 683 ratings.