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Rosée D'hibiscus | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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BA SCORE
86
very good
378 Reviews
BEER STATS
Reviews:
378
Ratings:
746
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
18.37%
 
 
Wants:
30
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72
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Rosée D'hibiscusRosée D'hibiscus
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada | website

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Sammy on 06-06-2006

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Brasserie Dieu du Ciel's Rosée D'hibiscus for $4.99 at The Lager Mill. I've been wanting to try this one and since I just now saw it on the shelf I thought I should give it a chance, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a teku.

A- The label is nice, it has a nice design that goes with the name and it's eye catching. It poured a pink and red color that took on more of a bright ruby and pink color when held to the light with a finger worth of bubbly light pink head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left some spotty lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, the Hibiscus really comes through in the color.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with a noticeable buttery aroma being the first to show up and goes into the hibiscus which imparts a floral and aromatic aromas. Up next comes the yeast which impart a slight bit of a stone fruit like aroma with a little bit of other fruity aromas in the background. Towards the end comes a little bit of noticeable spices along with some grainy and pale malt like aromas with the buttery and floral aromas sticking out the most in this beer. This beer has a pretty nice aroma that lives up to it's name.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with just a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness that goes into the same buttery aspects that I got in the aroma being the first to show up and it's followed by the hibiscus which is very noticeable and still imparts those same very floral aspects that I got in the aroma. Up next comes the fruity yeast with stone fruits still sticking out the most and it's followed by the malts which impart more of a lighter sweet malt, pale malt and light grainy flavor. On the finish there's a slight bit of bitterness with a little bit of tartness too and it has a buttery, floral and yeasty flavors in the aftertaste. This is a pretty nice tasting beer that lives up to it's name.

M- Fairly smooth, a little buttery, a little creamy, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and a good example of the style, I've had more than a few Hibiscus beer and I've grown to not care for them too much, but I can still tell that this is pretty spot on for the style and the Hibiscus is showcased nicely. this beer had nice drinkability, one would be my limit and it would be nice for warm weather. What I like the most about this beer is that the hibiscus was showcased just like it should be. What I like the least about this beer is that it didn't have more tartness, I think this beer would work better with more sourness. I don't think I would buy this beer, but If I wanted a Hibiscus beer I would and I would recommend it to anyone who wants the same. All in all I liked this beer, it was just as advertised and it had no off flavors or anything like that. This isn't a favorite beer from this brewery, but it is a good example of the style. nice job guys, this is a good Hibiscus beer.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel 'Rosee Hibiscus' @ 5.9% , served from a 341 ml bottle purchased for $4
A-pour is a pink rose wine from the bottle to a pink/orange in the glass with a small quick dissapating head leaving a streaky lace along the pint
S-wheat , hibiscus flowers , spices
T-sweet start , funky middle & swallow
MF-mild carbonation , medium body
Ov-interesting beer
prost LampertLand

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Photo of DaveBar
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Purchase in QC for $3.00. 341ml bottle. Served at 8deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a nice white head that is gone in a minute or two. Nice Dark red colour

S- Nor a lot there. some fruit

T- Strawberry and hibiscus is mighty low More strawberry than anything.

M- Watery

O- Not a bad brew but light on flavor.

Food Pairing

This kind of low flavored brew went ok with......... Warm nut salad with roasted pine nuts, Balsamic vinaigrette and some citrus such as kiwi or segmented orange.

Enjoy

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Photo of MojitoCheesecake
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours Ruby Red and is full bodied. Easily one of my favorite wheat beers especially of the fruit and wheat variety. This beer is the rose' of beer. Lots of ripe berry notes . Very nuanced. Very complex and unfortunately very hard to find here in the state of California.

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Photo of Beerbom
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More like a sparkling wine than beer. The hibiscus is very subtle. It's described as a spiced strong beer but i don't taste any spices nor does it feel like a strong ale.

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Photo of tillmac62
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

BBD 01/16. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a ruby tint. Normal head volume, below normal lacing and retention.

World class nose of hibiscus over wheat and biscuit with powerful notes of sweet fruit and light spice.

Light medium body with a texture that is smooth with creamy aspects. World class carbonation with a nice effervescent middle and a finely bubbled prickly finish.

The flavor profile is quite outstanding. Intensity and balance deliver with complexity being the star of the show. It begins slightly sweet then the hibiscus flavor arrives. The middle remains slightly sweet coupled with a slight sour tartness that causes an almost imperceptible pucker. Tart apples and cherry come to mind. The finish brings grainy wheat and a soft spice over a lingering tartness and fading honey like sweetness.

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Photo of CanadianBacon
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is probably one of the more interesting brews I've tried to date forsure.

Appearance - Poured into a tulip, this beer pours a mix between a rose pink and a deep amber the head was about 2 fingers at first and a light pink. it fades within seconds leaving no trace of a head. Carbonation than looks pretty dull.

Aroma - The smell is definitely this beers strongest attribute, it welcomes you in with sweet hibiscus, wheat zest some light floral smells like the ones you get from budding lilacs in spring.

Taste - This is a very sweet beer, the hibiscus gives a sweet beginning following into almost a strong sour taste, it reminds me of the aftertaste of sour cream. underneath that you get wheat, some floral tastes and maybe a bit of a caramel.

Feel - This beer feels medium - light bodied with stabbing carbonation on the tongue but goes down smooth. the finish is sweet with a lasting sweet and sour aftertaste.

Overall - This is a very well executed beer to me. Certain flavors are turnoffs but their blended so nicely with the good that you seem to forget about them. Its not something I think id buy again but it was definitely a pleasant experience. Cheers!

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Photo of FBGordon
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 330ml into a tulip.

A: Pours a rich amber with a thin off-white head that dissipates quickly into a ring. This maintains and laces nicely.

S: Sweet hibiscus, spices and really nice florals.

T: Spices, a little caramel, bubblegum and notes that come off like apple.

M: Medium to light body with thin carbonation.

O: A sweet wine lover's delight, this was a nice, light, sweet brew with a beautiful color and nice botanicals. I would definitely drink again if I was in the mood for something a little sweet and straightforward.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L- Hazy pink with a surprising small head for a wheat beer. Little lacing reduces to a light ring.
S-This is really a lovely aroma. Sweet red fruits and hibiscus.
T- Some diluted fruity sweetness which finishes tart almost rye-like.
F- carbonation is moderate leaving a lighter mouthfeel. Dry almost wine like.
O-Very interesting. A nice easy drinkable brew. It accomplishes what it is supposed to in showcasing the hibiscus.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Veiled ruby color with a low amount of activity. Weak half a finger head that dissipates within a minute, and some poor legs.

Aromas of strong flowers with some fruits like cherries and strawberries. Flavors of cherries and fruits, roasted malts, with a flowery feel and herbal spices. Well balanced flavors and a highly sugary taste.

Light body with some prickly carbonation. Light finish of medium length, ending with more of a bitter and sharp dry fruity tongue coat, and some roasted grains.

Overall decent quality craft having some well executed complex flavors that are not entirely pleasant, but still worth a try. Very thin body that feels like a carbonated juice. Incredible smell though, and good freshness.

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Photo of hotmailmsn
2.85/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

5.9% ABV, 16 ibu? on tap.
A - hazy pinkish with finger head.
S - candy sweetness, fruity, juicy, tart, floral.
T - light body, tart sour cranberry taste, lingering, lemon grapefruit peel bitterness.
O - is it wheat beer, more like a light sour beer, interesting spiced with hibiscus flowers. good beer during a hot summer day! won't buy it again but it's worth to try it. like their peche mortel (stout) more!

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

From Harvest Wines in Dartmouth, NS

A: pink and clear, minimal head.
S: like fruity herbal tea and roses.
T: sweet but not overly so. a bit citrusy.
F: crisp.

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Photo of sweemzander
2.99/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle poured into a nonic
(A)- Pours a pale blush red color. Little to no white froth
(S)- Big nose of hibiscus. Some honey-like sweetness meets cereal/bread-like dryness
(T)- Big on sweetness and hibiscus. Honey-like flavors on the finish
(M)- Low carbonation meets a high sugary sweetness. Middle and finish are quite muted/flat
(O)- Possibility of getting an older bottle, but this generally has hibiscus with big sweet malts. Poor carbonation level

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Photo of BigBry
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap.
Pours a hazy, pinkish color with a minimal cap of pink head. Foam quickly faded to a thin film, no real lace, just some dots of bubbles.
Smell is like a wheat beer, some spices, yeast, and some light sweet (I assume) hibiscus flowers.
Taste is on the sweet side, hibiscus and other beery like fruit, dry wheat finish.
Lots of carbonation bubbles give light body and crisp mouthfeel.
An interesting fruity / flower beer, refreshing and clean, but don't see my self having more than one in a sitting.


Also tried the bottles version, part of a Dieu Du Ciel mixed 12 pack.

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

Wow what a great beer. Slightly cloudy with a pinkish hue in a wheat beer. The smell is definitely a wheat beer aroma with some spiciness and coriander but with the scent of flowers. It is a great wheat beer with all of the qualities you would expect. Wheat, coriander, pepper and spices with a citrus tinge of flowers. It is slightly tart and finishes with a mild bit of bitterness. This is a phenomenal beer that delivers amazing taste and a refreshing twist on a wheat beer.

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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.

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Pinkish hazy look overall with little to no head. It is a very still looking brew....carbonation is very mellow and there are few columns rising to the top. Lacing is also minute so I think the overall look could be improved on...oh well!

S- Amazing aromas happening here, with smells ranging from fresh strawberry/rhubarb/raspberry, sweet malts, slight floral notes, and creamy yeast.....very inviting for sure. The hop presence is minimal.

T- There is a distinct tartness about this beer....again, very berry like with a background of rhubarb tang. Also noted are flower petals, citrus (lemonade), malt, and a biscuit like yeast....super awesome and unique flavors!

M/O- Nice medium body, mellow carbonation and super full flavors that remind me of summer! This is an excellent uniquely flavored beer that when chilled to almost freezing would compete with the best coolers! Crisp and refreshing at the same time, I can't think of a better beer that would come close to this style than Rosee! Another great job by Dieu du Ciel!

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Photo of Catracho5
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Belgian tulip

A: Grapefruit color, pinkish head, lots of carbonation, no lacing, head quickly vanished, never seen a beer like this before, different.

A: Sweet, hibiscus, candy, fruits, a subdued citrus aroma, smells complex, smells really good. I am not getting any alcohol on the nose.

T: Hibiscus, some sour tart flavors, some bitterness, yeast on the back end, flavor not as good as the nose, some floral notes, not bad.

M: Light body with lots of carbonation.

O: Impressed with the aroma but not the taste, I wanted it to be sweeter, but it was more tart bitter on the flavor. I'm not sure if I will try this again.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampling right now on 4/23/15. Comes in a pretty 11.5 ounce bottle. From the Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, their "ROSEE D' HIBISCUS" contains 5.5% alcohol (ABV). Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "MYTHOS" 330ml pilsner glass.

Brew pours a hazy reddish-copper in color with a thin off-white head. Some spotty lacing is seen when sipped only that quickly sides back down the glass for the most part. A good amount of sediment is seen in the bottom of the bottle after the pour. The aroma is different and is of fruits and floral for the most part. More going on with the taste as there is spice along with hints of hibiscus and even rose petals with a touch of citrus. Was different but not bad. Finishes slightly dry. Lighter to medium-bodied with good carbonation.

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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!

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Photo of Burgz
2.13/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a reddish strawberry color with a very small quickly dissipating head. Scents of cherries. Tastes sour, no malt or hops present and too sour for my liking.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

341 ml bottle poured into a tulip. Wonderful unique strawberry rose color with a finger of sudsy white bubbles. Features the expected floral and spicy aroma: Coriander, lemon and orange peels, roses, strawberry preserve, rhubarb, thyme. Notably fruity as well.

Palate is a dry herbal tea flavor with peppery wheat notes. Watermelon flesh and rind (or perhaps a less sweet take on lychee nuts), lactic acid, lemon grass, orris root, unripe currants, rather dry and somewhat woody. Rather strong coriander. Some clear witbier characteristics but blazes its own path. Some lilting sweet malts in the background. Does not taste as floral as the nose might suggest but if one is familiar with hibiscus tea you'll certainly draw the comparison. The tartness is a real strong suit. Snappy carbonation, light body, and a dry finish that recalls rose and citrus rind in equal measure. Taste lingers and lingers.

I cannot see myself drinking more than one of these during a sitting but a treat nonetheless. Refreshing, polarizing, will get your less experienced beer drinking friends talking for good or ill.

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Photo of rain_dog
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Well rounded beer. It gets better as the beer settles to the room temperature. I was hoping for a bit more yeast to come through, but I get that it's not the intention.

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Photo of flyingpig
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

341ml bottle from Brewdogs Online Shop, £3.00:
Pinkish amber & topped with a thin, slightly bubbly, white head that sits around the circumference of the glass.

Fruity with herbal & flowery notes, some rose & a good helping of wheat too. I got some tarty notes but they seem to take a back seat, the sweetness being more pronounced with the floral notes, syrup & some bitterness.

Sweet & floral, some rose & hints of bitterness with grapefruit & tropical flavours coming through. Surprisingly good with a nice helping of fruits including citrus, apricot & tart with some wheat rounding things off nicely.

Light medium bodied & fairly well carbonated with a dry palate & hints of bitterness. There is some tart throughout & sourness too with a good balance; this one goes down very easily.

This one was a very good beer from Dieu du Ciel, it almost seemed like a mix between a fruit beer & an IPA with some medium strength bitterness and good fruity flavours throughout. I was definitely surprised with this one, it went down very easily & is definitely one that I'd pick up again.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured an apple cider like cloudy orange tinted brown with a dirty, funky aroma that has some floral notes (natch) and something akin to berries.
Initially, the beer came off as sour to me but there is a bit of sweetness to this beer as well as that spicy, floral flavor that is the strongest of the flavors.
Little bit of bitter hop/crisp finish, easy to drink, the spices and floral notes balance with the sweet and sour aspects of the beer.
Not bad, not too flavorful, interesting beer to have as I really couldn't get a handle on everything in this beer.

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Rosée D'hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
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