Rosée D'hibiscus - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by rickyleepotts:
3.29/5 rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
I like this brewing company. I have had a few beers from them, and everything I have had impressed me. I landed this one in a trade. I have never seen this bottle, so I am pumped to drink it. The flowers they use to flavor this beer excite me. I have never thought about hibiscus flowers being used to flavor things until I had an order of hibiscus enchiladas last year around the holidays. They. Were. Amazing! SO sweet and just a great fruity flavor. I hope the beer reminds me of those enchiladas.
Oh, and you can use the flowers in champagne, too. Pour a glass of champagne, drop in a flower, and let the flower go to work. It will change the color and the flavor of the champagne, and when you are done drinking, you can eat the flower. Fun! I hope this beer stacks up. Cheers!
In the Glass: It's not pink. I like the color pink, and this beer is not pink. It is light with a hint of pink… but not pink. It has a nice thin white head that hangs around for a little bit. I haven't had the chance to smell it, but based on what I know about this flower, I am expecting a sweet aroma AND a sweet flavor. Here goes nothing!
Nose: I am getting a hint of hibiscus here, but it's nothing to write home about. Actually, the aroma is quite weak. There is a nice fruity finish, but I wanted a more robust explosion of aroma that just isn't there. I will say the beer is leaving quite a nice lace that I didn't see before. Just not what I was expecting in terms of aroma. I hope it tastes better than it smells.
Flavor: Oh, it tastes better than it smells. WAY better than it smells. There is an explosion of sweetness as soon as the beer hits your lips that continues as you drink. I will say the overall experience is weak, as the sweetness is there and gone in a flash. But the hibiscus flowers really do add some character to the front of the beer. I hear this is a wheat beer base. You would never know that. But it is a nice easy to drink poolside beer. I bet this would taste great ice cold on a hot summer day.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is pretty boring, too. It has nice consistency, but there isn't much character to it. It is, however, very easy to drink. I will say this is my least favorite beer from this brewery. Oh, and I thought this was a Belgian brewing company. Not sure why I thought that…
Aftertaste: There are some nice somewhat sweet hibiscus notes hanging around there at the end. The sweetness that you get up front is gone by the time you swallow a few times, but that's OK.
Glad this beer was on the list, but it isn't really taking me back to those enchiladas. Jeremy and Petulia were there that night…I wonder if they remember. I doubt it. That was a long time ago! Cool label on this one, though. If you have access to this, grab a single bottle. But don't go out of your way to get it. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2013 04:46:39 | More by rickyleepotts
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3.56/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
From: Friar Tuck, Savoy, IL
Date: None on bottle
Glass: New Belgium globe glass
Rosee D'hibiscus is an intriguing spiced witbier that, while looking fairly unimpressive, has a pleasant aroma and taste that are reminiscent of a good herbal tea. This was a beer that I could actually drink during the daytime and feel appropriate in doing so. This all being said, I'd probably make my own tea with these flavors rather than purchase a $5 11oz bottle with no bottled-on date.
Pours a 0.5cm tall head of whitish to extremely faint pink foam, which quickly fades (in under thirty seconds) to a thin ring around the perimeter of the glass and a small island of residual lacy foam atop the center of the body of the beer. Lacing is minimal, just a few dots cling to the sides of the glass. The body is a dark reddish brown color, with light bringing out bright brown hues with a minor red tint. Carbonation is moderate, but very active, rising from the center of the glass and visible through the slightly hazy (10% opacity) body.
Aroma is pleasant, tartly floral, of wheat malt, hibiscus flowers (as in tea), light champagne, slightly tart raspberries, some notes of citrus rind.
Flavors are dry tartness, with obvious hibiscus and wheat malt usage, less obvious and unknown sources of raspberries, lemongrass, and ginger. Front of palate experiences some slight berry-like tartness, hibiscus, lemongrass, and dry wheat malt. Mid-palate of increased tartness, hibiscus, coriander, lemongrass, mild raspberry, and ginger: somewhat reminiscent of herbal tea with a heavier body. Back of palate detects tart hibiscus, faint raspberry, ginger, and lemongrass, with slightly smooth, dry wheat malt. Aftertaste is of dry wheat grains with low residual tartness, faint flavors of hibiscus, ginger, raspberry, and lemongrass.
Beer is medium-light to light in body, with carbonation of medium intensity, leading to a slightly fizzy mouthfeel that eventually calms to a light foaminess (2/5) and general smoothness (3/5). Could use a bit more consistent carbonation without the fizziness. Closes dry, with very light stickiness on the palate.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2013 16:35:55 | More by falloutsnow
Rosée D'hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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