Rosée D'hibiscus - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by salvo:
4.22/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This may be the perfect summer beer: light, fruity, smooth, drinkable, it is refreshing on a hot, hot, hot day in Montreal.
Appearance is a surprising pink lemonade with a pink-hued head, translucent. Nose is strawberries and raspberries with a yeasty belgian background.
It could please sour drinkers, but it is more like an adult beverage version of iced tea. (No, not like those nasty Hard Iced Tea crapola drinks.) It has hints of sweet but is not sweet, like the best Belgian kreik that smells of cherries but tastes like the orchard air versus the sickly nasty syrupy thing that is a commercial copy of kreik, like Festina Pesche versus a nasty peachy syrup beer. Grapefruit, strawberries, raspeberries, and malt in the taste, but subtle. This is the good stuff: suggestive, complex, deep. And refreshing. Bring another hundred 90+ degree days so long as the supply of Rosée D'hibiscus holds out!
Mouthfeel is full, fresh, bracing, and it is seriously sessionable and drinkable. I'd liek to fill the summer beach cooler with them.
Serving type: on-tap
07-13-2010 01:37:19 | More by salvo
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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
86 out of 100 based on 562 ratings.