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Rosée D'hibiscus - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
86
very good

365 Reviews
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Reviews: 365
Hads: 699
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 27
Gots: 58 | 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:
Beer added by: Sammy on 06-06-2006

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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. (581 characters)

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. (477 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 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! (1,044 characters)

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. (649 characters)

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. (826 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 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. (161 characters)

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. (1,102 characters)

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. (168 characters)

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. (1,084 characters)

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. (558 characters)

Photo of cosmicevan
3.3/5  rDev -13.4%

bottle picked up locally, not certain of the age, it appears to have 9 and 9 ticked off on the label. enjoyed from a dieu du ciel sniftery tulip.

a - brew pours an opaque dark grapefruit pink with a fizzy head that didn't hang long.

s - nose is heavy flower. like my face is slammed into a bouquet. it is a bit overbearing and a bit of a turn off (in my opinion) and i am typically a fan of floral beers.

t/m/o - taste isn't as in your face as the nose, but make no mistake, this is a floral beer. there is some fruit present as well for good measure. peaches and mango. it is an interesting beer. body is fairly full...almost sangria like in a way. overall, not something that was really my thing. happy to get the taste. (734 characters)

Photo of mick303
4/5  rDev +5%

Poured from chilled bottle into tulip glass. Colour is a cloudy ruby pink, soft pinkish head with good lacing and film.

S- wheat malt creaminess, with strawberry, peach and hibiscus notes, lightly spicy, with also a full Belgian yeast character. Very fruity but balanced very well.

T- start has a fruity and rustic hibiscus note and peachy fruit, more red berry character and a slightly tart citrus character as the wheaty creaminess initially gives way to a more crisp and carbonated finish. Through the strawberry and rosy florals there is a gentle yeasty pepperiness and a nice bright mix of complex flavours.

M- moderate bodied, a wheaty initial taste yields to the assertive carbonation to a crisp and refreshing finish.

Very sessionable and also a really bright and complex ale. Pleasant spiciness and floral character, more acidic and tart than I would expect given the body but it keeps it from going down the route of the overly sweet fruit beer and for that DdC gets my approval, this is a very unique and well balanced beer. Would recommend it, might not be a regular beer but it is a tasty and memorable beer. (1,126 characters)

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. (308 characters)

Photo of wspscott
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle in Duvel tulip
bottled on 2/14
purchased at La Duchesse in Quebec City

A: A shocking pink color with a very thin white head with touches of pink, lots of pink here :)
S: A hint of fruit (cherries?) and some spices, there might be more, but I have been fighting a head cold
T: Cherries and flowers with a light spice in the background, my first thought was a fruited saison, but there is a distinct wheat breadiness that doesn't quite go with a saison. The subtle spicing is a nice touch, not at all overdone, complements everything else nicely.
M: Round and yet crisp at the same time. I think the malts are providing the roundness and the high level of carbonation helps it feel crisp.
O: I like but don't love this beer. I think it is more me and the style vs. the quality of the beer. In fact I think this is a very well made beer and is probably a homerun for the style. I could easily drink a couple of these on a hot summer day. Nicely done and worth trying. (978 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

to me, these guys can do no wrong, so it comes as no surprise that their hibiscus beer is fantastic. its light and tart and clean, different from the perfume forward intensity of others, and with the exception of io from jolly pumpkin, this is one of the best hibiscus beers around. a nose of soft flower petals, mineral water, and vibrant spicy ale yeast thats not quite belgian. the flavor is the same, with all the hibiscus and most of the spice coming on the back end. lots of pale malt up front, biscuity but light, clean, and delicate. carbonation is prickly and its just right for this beer. body is short of medium, and this is a total summer refresher, as the additives are subtle and so the whole profile is akin to a hot weather drink, rose water or limeade or something. overall a real well done brew, but they all are from dieu ciel. (846 characters)

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Orange red in color. Not quite rose but still a very pretty beer. Very little head despite a good level of carbonation. Slightly cloudy.

Aroma is fruity and herbal. Not a whole lot else, not overwhelming.

Little spice, floral, medium body. Slight acidity and a bit medicinal in the finish.

Light to medium body.

Overall an interesting beer. The spices are nice but a little harsh in the aftertaste. A good sipper. (417 characters)

Photo of falloutsnow
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
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. (2,131 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 Haydn-Juby
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 341ml bottle

A: A rose color. Not much head at all, dissipation was quick and not much lacing either. Very transparent.

S: Flowery and a bit of sweet malt poking its head.

T: Let it be known that I don't really know what a hibiscus plant smells like so I may not be able to give an accurate rating on the beer. Once again i'm getting some kind of flowery smell that's border line rose. Its not overpowering and more or less works in the background but its there, more so in the aroma however. Sweet malt is present and also a bit honey like.

M: Carbonation was very low in my beer. I think this might have been some kind of flaw because it poured next to flat. I pictured it being a bit more spritzey but its okay like this.

O: it was a good beer overall and an interesting venture into gruit ales. Although I didn't find it that much of a stark contrast to a typical beer of the same style without gruit it was interesing. (942 characters)

Photo of FLima
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice amber pink color with practically no head, which by the way is pink.
Light floral aroma of hibiscus, as promised. Hints of sour strawberries.
Taste follows nose. Slightly sour with notes of Hibiscus flowers and strawberries. Perfect sweet level. Dry aftertaste with a smooth acid sensation.
Medium body with low carbonation.
Creativity that paid off, it is perfectly balanced between all ingredients, very refreshing and harmonic which is hard to accomplish on daring experiments. (485 characters)

Photo of rlee1390
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Hazy ruby, not much head or carbonation.

S-Floral, earthy, spices, orange and lemon.

T-Rather earthy, caramel, lemon, floral notes, no bitterness.

M-Lighter, not much carbonation and watery.

O-Rather floral beer that somehow kept its balance. Doesn't hold a candle to the other DDC beers though. (301 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 GreesyFizeek
3.06/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased from Oliver's in Albany, NY.

Pours hazy, nearly opauque pink/red, with a very small 1/4 inch head, not much lacing.

Smells like what I guess is hibiscus flowers, never smelled that before, but there's a sweet floral scent that dominates. Quite perfumy, and a bit overbearing.

The taste is similar. Strong hibiscus and general red berry flavor dominates the witbier underneath. Tastes more like a tea than a beer.

Light to medium bodied, low carbonation, crisp mouthfeel.

Someone who likes these dominant flavors would like this beer, unfortunately, I now know I don't like hibiscus. (604 characters)

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Rosée D'hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
86 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.