Rosée D'hibiscus - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
86
very good

363 Reviews
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Reviews: 363
Hads: 690
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 28
Gots: 56 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Sammy on 06-06-2006

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Photo of REDAMI
4.71/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 11.5oz bottle into a Chimay goblet.

A - A pink like the blush on a peach.

S - Sweet floral, apricot, honeysuckle, tart red fruit, straw.

T - Subtle tartness, delicate floral and citrus notes, cereal aftertaste from the wheat.

M - Dry, moderate but fine carbonation.

A refreshing beer, an exercise in restraint building a delicate but complex ale. It is well thought out and I am certainly glad we picked it up. (427 characters)

Photo of julian
4.71/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Beautiful rosee color with a slight coppery hue. Nice head formation that has a rosee tint. lacing is very wet and slides down the glass almost as fast as it sticks.

S: Slight fruity tartness, herbal, wheaty, bready.

T: Great taste. Sweet and tart fruity tang, possibly raspberry, zesty lemon, citrus.

M: Awesome all around. Crisp, refreshing, and excellent mouthfeel.

D: Amazing, totally redrinkable. Delicious beer. Sessionable! (438 characters)

Photo of rudzud
4.68/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From notes taken on 11/10/10 at the Armsby Abbey. Poured into a stemmed tumbler. This was by far the favourite of the night for all of us.

A - A ruby red grapefruit type pour with a light two finger head that leaves a nice white halo. Just a pretty little glass of pink liquid.

S - Sour, citrus notes with some very floral backings. Not a hoppy type floral but literal floral/herbal notes.

T - Massively citrus yet light floral notes. This is just an absolute enjoyment to drink. Very similar to a saison.

M - Light carbonation but oh so crisp and refreshing. Cant stress enough how refreshing this is.

D - Superb flavours and appearnce makes this one a huge WOW. Wasn't expecting much from this and it shocked all of us just how nice this beer was. Definately need to get a bottle of this. (795 characters)

Photo of chrisrhoppe
4.67/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance,
Cool label art. Poured into a tulip. Nice compact 1 finger sized head. Dark pink hue and very cloudly.

Smell,
Sweet, citrusy, slightly sour but inviting. Nice yeasty smell as well.

Taste/mouthfeel,
Prickly and tart up front, peachy sweet and floral (Hisbiscus of coarse). Nice lingering sourness and dry finish.

Overall very pleasntly surprised. I was expecting something overly sweet or artificial. Love the balance between floral and sour. Definitly will seek out again, this will be great for the beach! (521 characters)

Photo of yemenmocha
4.62/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious!

Pours off-amber color, slight reddish hue, with white to light pink head. Head retains well.

Aromatics are out of this world. Rose petals, complex floral notes come and go, and a clean Belgian yeasty/estery bready component is there as well. Herbal notes are there, but the floral is captivating.

On the palate a creamy bodied ale delivers a modest sour component (not over the top sour), sweet malt, and a gentle bitterness "tang" at the end. The flavors flow nicely and overall the beer is very smooth, in many ways. (532 characters)

Photo of Guillaumeprovost
4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Awesome refreshing beer with a smell and taste of hibiscus flower.

A thin acidity but not unpleasant over all it'll satisfy both man or women on a hot sunny day on a good outdoor terrasse.

Enjoy! (199 characters)

Photo of jwjon1
4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This was a pleasant surprise for me. Great looking, burnt orange/red color that smells like a mildly floral wheat beer, but by no means heavily perfumed, allowing one to pick up a nice citrus component from the yeast as well.

First sip presents an amazing acid backbone underlying a very well done wheat beer. The floral component comes through as well, with very limited bittering, if at all really.

If you are a fan of fruit/vegetable wheats, you gotta give this a shot. I could drink this all day, if not for the high bottle price. (538 characters)

Photo of wiseguy142
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I like that this is just classified as an herb/spiced beer because I'm not going into it with any preconcieved notions of what it could be. Saw some ads for this brewery in GLBN. Their artwork is awesome and I'm hoping their beer is too.

First off, this beer looks badass. It's sort of a hazy dark pink/orange. Could use a better head... or maybe it's the glass I'm using. But I really like the color. Very unique. Gets badass points.

Aroma reminds me of Sam Adams Summer Ale with more of a saison/flowery twist.

Taste is extrordinarily flowery and really like a summer ale. What gets me is that the taste sort of sticks to your tongue with a bit of friction like you would expect from a wine. Extrordinarily dry with the spices hovering above the light malt profile. A bit of a witbier yeast taste to the beer.

Very light bodied and high carbonation. I have a bit of a soar throat right now so it's doing me good. The spices are not at all overwhelming and I could see drinking a whole pitcher of this, should the mood strike me.

Maybe it's me but I just really like this brewery. I like their artwork on their bottles because it makes the beer more than a beer to me. It's sort of a self interprative concept. Great stuff. (1,232 characters)

Photo of unclejimbay
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unique and very well done lightly spiced fruit beer. The floral aromas come through nicely and I would consider this a worthy reference for homebrewing with hibiscus.

Beautiful pink champagne in color, short head retention. Excellent clarity.
Showcase floral aromas and tastes. Flavors of subtle spice, mild cranberry/citrus tartness. (335 characters)

Photo of shacawgo24
4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A-Pink and orange blend beautifully to give a sunrise hue. Juicy grapefruit meat colored. Silvery starry sudsy bubbles pop up then thin out fairly quick. Not too much head. No lacing at all. My glass was sparkling clear and clean when I finished.

S-Champagne. White Wine. Grape skins. Sour cherry. Fresh wet hibiscus. Grapefruit. What a bouquet of fragrant scents!

T-Low malt backbone juts in with tart hibiscus attached. The medium tastes swim in with: Dark cherry, rosehips, sizzling ginger. A slight bitter touch masked by dominant sweet fruits. Like, sugar-coated grapefruit. All the flavors blend nicely. Refreshing. I wish the taste was more elegant though. The malt should pop up in the middle or finish. Or AFTERTASTE even. Not on initial sips. Like a cheap malt liquor infused with hibiscus the first millisecond tastes like. But it's rescued by the flourishing flood of flavor. Tweaked this could be a classic Hibiscus Ale. When warmed orange bled in.

M-Spritz-y. Light/medium body. Low carbonation that dies quick, giving the feel of a juice. Not bad, it works here, with the taste being so great. Primarily fruit, floral and herbs on the palate give it a cold herbal-fruit tea feel, seasoned well. You can feel swirling ginger/cinnamon type thick sprinkles. But this is beer, it should feel like beer.

O-Will buy again. I'd love to have this on draft. Or have a growler. The color alone will intrigue you and the smell will have you nosing the glass down to the last drop. This brew smells like a perfumed lovely woman. Who's been drinking. Ha. (1,562 characters)

Photo of teromous
4.46/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: It is a reddish tint of orange, with slight transparency...but mostly hazy. There is a thin sliver of white head.

S: It has a delicious vanilla scent. It smells very much like a wit beer. I get very light esters, and some hints of spice. It is excellent.

T: This has a very complex flavor to it. There are notes of vanilla, light orange citrus, some very light grain flavors, and some spice. I've had hibiscus before in beers and other drinks, and I don't taste it in this beer. I would give it a 5.0 if it weren't for the fact that the beer says "hibiscus" and doesn't taste like it.

M: The mouthfeel on this beer is great. It is light-to-medium bodied with perfect carbonation, and there is a kind of "tang" sensation that perks up the mouth. I could drink this all day.

O: Overall this is a great beer. I would give it solid 5's but the appearance is the only thing that really takes away from it. Also, because the beer says "hibiscus" I would have loved to taste it in the beer, but I don't. I would buy this again in a heartbeat and recommend it to others. It is a very great beer. (1,094 characters)

Photo of VbolieuV
4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pink/redish color, really splendid. Not much head or carbonation though. Nice floral aromas some wheat smells too. Amazing taste, really delicate, a little sour/acid due to the flowers used. Nice refreshing summer beer, in the mouth there's a nice carbonation that isn't really visible when you look at it. (307 characters)

Photo of ummswimmin
4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this at the Ginger Man in New York. This beer was poured into a goblet with a two finger head.

I picked up the flowery smells right off the top of the beer. The rose and hibiscus scents are easily separated.

The carbonation is nice and light. The head remained for a little while after getting to the table, and there was minimal lacing on the glass.

This was really tasty without being very sweet. It was light in composition, and blended really well across the pallatte. I expected it to be kind of like a sweet wine, but it surprised me with the flavor profile.

I intend to pick up some bottles of this the next time I'm in the store. (648 characters)

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. (811 characters)

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

11.2oz bottle purchased for $4.99 on 8-21-8 at John's Marketplace.

This beer pours a beautiful pink hued orange color.

This truly does smell exactly like a rose. It comes through very clear and delicate with a bit of lemon sourness and a few other things I can't identify.

The taste at first kinda reminds me of hot tamales (the candy) or atomic fireballs, but without the heat. It's a very mellow, slightly acidic beer. Bit of a iced tea flavor. Very light hop bitterness.

Overall, this is a very enjoyable beer. (521 characters)

Photo of Voonder
4.42/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I finally got to review this great beer.
Pours pink-ish color with white-ish head. Unusual color for a beer, but it's still pretty good looking brew. Smell - very nice floral aroma upfront with some citrusy notes, followed with wheat, some hops are coming through as well. Taste - wheat and flowers work very well together, you can really taste both. Great balance, very refreshing, probably the best fruit wheat bear I ever had. Extremely drinkable of course. I am glad it's finaly in Calgary. (494 characters)

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

[Picked this one up at Julio's for 4.95 for a 11.5oz bottle]

Amber with a definite rosy tinge and pinkish head that lasts for a good bit and laces. Looks appetizing. Smells like ripe strawberry rhubarb pie with some maraschino cherries except more herbal and slightly medicinal. Fresh and lively aroma for sure. Smells a bit like my wife's cranberry sauce., but I can't tell you what strange herbs or spices she puts in there.

Flavor is smooth and light-bodied, but not weak. Fresh and fruity, bright and refreshing. Not really like any beer I have had before. I love the herbal notes, as they meld perfectly with the other flavors that are there. I keep thinking rhubarb for some reason, as it is a deeper flavor here than I'd expect from an herb or flower.

Really easy drinking and interesting, this is one exciting beer. Although I am sure geography has something to do with it, I keep thinking that the smooth melding of fruity flavors and healthy carbonation reminds me of some Unibroue products. This is great. (1,020 characters)

Photo of corby112
4.42/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark cloudy amber color with a huge, slightly pin foam head that quickly settles into a thin lacing. Sour acidic aroma with flower petals, citrus grapefruit and grapes. Soft carbonation with a sour and slightly puckering acidic taste. Nice subtle floral flavor with citrus peel, grape fruit and light crisp grapes. (322 characters)

Photo of Tone
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, red/copper color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of citrus, sweet malt, slight tart malt, hint of hops, hint of grass, floral aroma, and hint of spice. Fits the style of a Herbed / Spiced beer. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight tang, to the feel. Tastes of slight tart malt, slight citrus (orange?), slight hop, slight wood, floral, spice, and slight sweet malt. Overall, lacing in appearance, but great aroma, blend, body, and complexity. (553 characters)

Photo of bassmantin
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour a glowing grapefruit color into my Sam Adams glass. This beer is stunning. It's glowing right out of the glass. Minimal bright white head.

The smell and taste are powerfully floral. The malts are a little boozy, but the overwhelming taste is of currants and other such spices. This beer has a very nice finish that's very light but still leaves that pleasant spiciness on the tongue.

This would be a great session beer given its 5% abv and relative palatal levity. The only downside is the price (I think I paid $5 for an 11.5 oz bottle). Seeing on the shelf next to Peche Mortel and at the same price makes it suffer by comparison. Great beer, though. (659 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's about time we saw some more Dieu du Ciel! in SoCal! From an 11.5 ounce twist-off bottle, on to the beer:

This beer has a unique red-violet color. The head on top forms very small and drops away quickly. Cool color though. The nose is simply great. Fresh picked hibiscus pedals mixed with a little pollen and a kiss of sweet tropical flavor. I could close my eyes and pretend I was on vacation in Tahiti or some other tropical paradise.

Take the creaminess of some Beligan wheat beer, minus those oddball spices, then replace with, um, these specifics; mango, pink lemonade, and flower pedals. The tropcial/raspberry infusion aftertaste further enhances the beer flavor. It's a great thing to taste. As for the mouthfeel, it's a little heavier than a simple medium; it's got a little extra meat from the base beer and a silky texture. Despite the 5.5% ABV, it's not particularly quick going down, but in this case its a good problem to have. It's more of a sip and savor beer.

Who knew flowers could play a major role in making a beer great? Dieu du Ciel has worked a wonder with this beer. (1,099 characters)

Photo of MarkJBurch
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pinkish orange, the color of grapefruit flesh. Very little head formation, what there is dies almost immediately, surprising considering the use of wheat in brewing.

The nose is truly delightful. Peach, melon, floral and sweet. Light malt and cereal, a hint of spice.

Delicate tropical and citrus fruit followed by a clean and gentle bitterness. Slightly tart with an earth like quality. Spice leads to a crisp, dry finish.

Despite little visible carbonation, this beer has some bite. Lush and effervescent, it feels indulgent yet light.

Very refreshing with many subtleties. If easier to obtain, I would consider making it a part of my regular spring/summer repertoire, and I bet this would be great as the base for a beer sangria. Not that I've ever made one! Highly recommended. (793 characters)

Photo of rtepiak
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

been waiting on this one for a while. hibiscus in a wit beer seems like something that should have been done already. the taste is almost calling out. a nice floral light citrus is exactly what one looks for in a wit so i'm glad that dieu du ciel followed through on this one. with that said i'm going to give it the wit treatment. as i think everyone should... to some extent.

with the pour comes out the esters. a nose of wheat, orange peel, and hibiscus tang. reddish cloudy peach in color with slightly off pink head. very slightly though. looks like a murky kriek. not as aggressive head though. dissipates to nothing too quickly. would like more volume. nose is everything mentioned with some coriander. hibiscus is a powerful tangy herb. here its very well balance. about as potent as the orange peel. no heavy tang. light tart. with all that said i imagine its somewhat hard to make a tart beer with a thick sensation to it. my hat is off to dieu du ciel for doing it before i have some poor experimentation. as a wit. its good, solid. good balance. solid spiced wheat aftertaste. will have it again without a doubt. (1,126 characters)

Photo of JoeMayo
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a beautiful pink and red gradient with a thin ring of foam around the glass. The color of this beer is unlike anything I've ever seen. Slightly cloudy with a huge gradient of color beginning with an orange-yellow at the very edges, moving into a grapefruit-pink, then a raw salmon orange, and finishing ruby-amber in the middle of the glass.

S- Floral and complex. The hibiscus hits the nose pretty strong, followed by mild notes of black and white peppercorns. Slight whiffs of belgian spice and a hint of bread are noted.

T- Really soothing and refreshing. Chamomile and a mild tartness come through, balancing one another perfectly. Notes of black pepper come through, accented by a slight funky flavor. Not the same funk as an American Wild or a Flanders, but its own sort of "pleasant" fun, reminiscent of a mild cheese, but not overpowering or intense. It's an awful lot like alcoholic iced herbal tea.

M- Pleasant carbonation with a clean, dry finish.

D- This beer was just so refreshing! It leaves no harshness at all and is a subtle balance of some very interesting flavors. This is something I could definately enjoy on a regular basis to wind down at the end of the day or before bed. (1,208 characters)

Photo of jneiswender
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at the Mondial la Biere in Montreal on tap and poured into a tasting glass. Review taken from notes.

A-cloudy orange body and a thick pink head.

S-assertive floral (and I mean floral) scent

T-berry front, some sweet malt middle and a juicy and slightly spicy aftertaste

M-light

D-I have no idea what a hibiscus is supposed to taste like but if it tastes like this beer I should try more. You know that you are drinking beer but the floral theme is front and center. I won't watch a hockey game with the guys to this one but I would have it again (though by myself). (574 characters)

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Rosée D'hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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