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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

627 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 26
Gots: 35 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 06-06-2006)
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Reviews by OskarL:
Photo of OskarL
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Deep red amber, hazy with a pinkish head that disappears.

Smell - Sour, sweet, berries, candy-like, spicy. Probably some of those are hibiscus, but I didn't remember how is smells when I had this beer.

Taste - Sour, blackberries, sweet and candy-like.

Mouthfeel - Dry, light body and lots of carbonation.

OskarL, Jan 05, 2010
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.

oberon, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

cam477, Nov 09, 2013
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.

DaPeculierDane, Jun 16, 2008
Photo of beerhunter13
3/5  rDev -21.3%

beerhunter13, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

BeerAdvocate, Sep 20, 2010
Photo of bishopdc0
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

bishopdc0, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
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!

JohnnyBarman, May 15, 2010
Photo of andrewdanks
4/5  rDev +5%

andrewdanks, May 05, 2014
Photo of jisak74
4/5  rDev +5%

jisak74, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of standardcherry
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

standardcherry, May 14, 2012
Photo of Swedes21
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Swedes21, Dec 13, 2010
Photo of jondeelee
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

jondeelee, Aug 06, 2011
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.

ehammond1, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of chickenm
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

chickenm, Jul 06, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

doremite, Jul 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

williamjbauer, Dec 16, 2013
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.

chinchill, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of glid02
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

glid02, Mar 10, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

djcreepshow, Dec 18, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

JIMTRK16, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.43/5  rDev -10%
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.

rhoadsrage, Jul 09, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

acurtis, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of mully
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
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

mully, Jun 28, 2008
Photo of JonnyBeers
4/5  rDev +5%

JonnyBeers, Sep 14, 2013
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Rosée D'hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
86 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.