Rosée D'hibiscus - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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3.98/5 rDev +4.5%
Poured into tulip glass.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy, pinkish color, very little head but good carbonation and lots of lacing.
Smell: Floral, Roses, Hibiscus, slightly funky.
Taste: Floral, spicy, hibiscus, slightly citrusy.
Mouthfee: medium bodied, crisp.
Overall: A very drinkable beer. I wish I had more. A unique blend of flavors, well balanced.
09-23-2011 22:21:43 | More by phichifiji00
4.33/5 rDev +13.6%
A - Pours a clear rose color with only a thin layer of fizzy head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind no lacing.
S - Aroma is full of herbal and floral elements with a bit of tart and sweet strawberry and wheat mixed in as well.
T - Starts off with a nice mix of floral elements with some rose and hibiscus and some sweet and tart fruitiness as well (hints of strawberry). Through the middle some wheat flavor and some more tartness and earthiness come through. The finish is a mix of floral elements, tart fruit flavo, and wheat that linger.
M - Medium-light bodied with moderate-mild carbonation. Very smooth with a nice dry and herbal mouthfeel.
D - Very drinkable. The floral elements are really at the perfect level here for the style and work so well with the fruit flavor and the wheat base.
09-23-2011 03:54:47 | More by ngeunit1
4.2/5 rDev +10.2%
Poured into a taster glass.
This beer has a beautiful balance. Definitely a floral, hibiscus flavor with a background of some lagerish malt and a tad of lemon zest and bittering hops. I've been really impressed with this brewery so far and this beer didn't let me down. I'd certainly try this again and recommend it to those who can get it.
09-23-2011 03:23:54 | More by Klym
3.68/5 rDev -3.4%
Thanks for sending this, Jeff.
A: The beer pours a reddish orange color with a small off-white head.
S: Lightly tart with a definite floral aroma. There's an interesting fruity tartness, maybe something like dragonfruit or guava. Strangely, a bit of alcohol, maybe it's just the overall perfumey nature of the beer.
T: Very floral. Nicely sweet, with some hibiscus notes. Some more of those random fruits, maybe a bit of those same tart fruit notes. A touch of sweet citrus. Very interesting flavor.
M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation.
O: A really strange beer, but not all that bad.
09-17-2011 02:10:26 | More by womencantsail
3.73/5 rDev -2.1%
On tap at St. James Infirmary
This is a really interesting beer. Ruby red body, Very different and alluring.
Floral smell thanks to the hibiscus.
There's a definite frutiness to the beer and again the hibiscus comes through. Not to much, just grazing the tongue it seems.
People looking to try something out of the ordinary, and especially those into herbed/spiced beers, should check this out. It won't be for everybody and it certainly won't be for many occasions, but it's a worthy beer to be sure.
09-12-2011 00:05:15 | More by TheRealBigC
3.98/5 rDev +4.5%
Poured a 1.5" pink-hued head. Interesting hazy pink tinge to the body, kind of like ruby red grapefruit juice. Smells of hops with a hint of citrus. Taste shows the spices, has a floral aspect though I don't know hibiscus well enough to place it, and kind of an herbal tea aspect in the finish. It's a pretty beer, a good beer, but in a completely blind taste test I'm not sure it would stand out dramatically from the other spiced citrusy beers.
08-25-2011 08:41:00 | More by MoreThanWine
4.15/5 rDev +8.9%
Came 45 degrees Fahrenheit in a plastic cup from the bottle.
After getting past one of the ugliest bottle labels I think I've ever seen, I found this pouring a hazy pinkish red, almost watermelon-pink lemonade color. No head, no lacing.
Smelled of rose hips, red current, and strawberry- maybe a fleeting hint of vegetal or herbalness.
Highly effervescent and crisp, with only a hint of the sweetness of that I was expecting from the nose. There's a difficulty for me in trying to describe an accuracy in flavor, as I don't really know what hibiscus tastes, (or really even smells..) like. To my palate though, there is absolutely an organic authenticity that may not include hibiscus persay, but an organic and more seamless flavor/ fruit beer experience than I know I'M used to.
Overall? Deliciously genuine I think, in a style mired in synthetic smells and over-wheat flavor. Pair with salads or pasta salads in the spring when not drinking alone. Would buy again in a heartbeat. If you're having women over, I'm fronting a guess that they would go apeshit over this guy.
08-23-2011 02:50:47 | More by Crossmd
4.38/5 rDev +15%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Hoegaarden glass.
A: Heavy pinkish hue, looks like pink lemonade coming out of the bottle, but is darker and cloudy in the glass. Head is white, and fades quickly. This is a strange look for sure, but not unpleasant to the eye.
S: Uniquely floral and slightly tart, with a big yeast presence.
T: Slightly tart, with noticeable but balanced floral taste. A nice sweetness is carried away by the acidity, and the beer finishes floral and malty, with really no detectable bitterness.
M: Light, which is appropriate for this beer, perfect level or carbonation also.
O: Overall this is a pretty unique and refreshing beer. I became acclimated to the hibiscus flavor over time, but it is still a very nice wheat.
08-14-2011 03:26:13 | More by 51mmz0rz
4.18/5 rDev +9.7%
On-tap at DDC brewpub in Montreal, 8/9/11. Served in a large weizen glass. From notes:
A: Absolutely beautiful, cloudy, pinkish-peach. Very small, white head that fades rapidly and leaves minimal lacing.
S: Very flowery, slightly tart smell. Light citrus notes.
T: A bit sweet and faintly tart. Still very strong flowery flavor. Wheat body supports other flavors nicely and adds some pleasant crispness. Sweet rush as you swallow.
M: Crisp, mild to light mouthfeel. Very pleasant. Slight lasting sweetness/tartness.
O: I went to DDC for the bigger beers, but this one really surprised me. Very refreshing, and never is it too "flowery" or does it taste forced or artificial. Definitely worth trying.
08-13-2011 18:29:01 | More by BMoldy
4/5 rDev +5%
This beer was one that I couldn't remember if I had tried it in the past or not. So I figured I'd give it a try and see if I remembered it. Turns out I hadn't had this beer and I was pleasantly surprised by it's characteristics. The pour from what I could tell in the dark bar that I was in looked reddish pink in the dim lighting they had. The head was foamy and white. The smell of the beer was herbal and floral. The taste of the beer was along those same lines, it had plenty of herbal notes and some citrus in there. The mouthfeel was soft and very drinkable. Overall this beer was pretty damn good I thought.
08-12-2011 18:48:55 | More by Knapp85
3.85/5 rDev +1%
12oz purchased from The Provisions, shared with SundaySour
Poured into tulip tasters.
A: Ivory bubbles come alive to about a finger head over a ruby red grapefruit body. The bubbles quickly disappeared leaving a fairly flat looking juice body. It looks a bit like a lifeless lava lamp. Grapefruit juice with some melted ice-cubes diluting the body. Looks nice, but maybe a bit flat.
S: Perfumed rosewater with hibiscus suggestions in forms of strawberries and plums. Some light raspberry dryness that takes over the fruity notes before floral rose pedals take over. Floral, Sweet, and fruity all at the same time. The floral notes really twist the sweetness to prevent it from being overbearing. Like the nose quite a bit.
T: A floral plum tea taste that really brings out the hibiscus character. Some nice floral funk that adds some greeness to the plant tastes. It's like getting the rose, stem and all. I like the way that the bitter green aspect chills out the sweetness. A very interesting blueberry taste visits in the in between bitter florals and plum tea tastes. Not a hard one to drink at all.
M: Light bodied mouth that finishes on the flatter side. The greens in the flavor do the mouth a favor to exaggerate the drying properties of the mouth. The light bitterness is a natural launching pad for a drying mouth, but it never quite fully dries. This leaves the overall feel to be oddly pulpy or gritty, despite being so light bodied in the first place. A better mouth would have improved this a lot.
O: A pretty good beer, with the high points coming in through the smell and taste. Really wish the mouth would have been more of a performer, as I think the flavors could have used a bit of an effervescent boost. I liked some of the light flavor contrast from some mild funk and green stems. There' a reasonable amount of complexity here even with a fairly weak mouth, but I can't help but wonder how much better this would be with some real fizz. A good beer that isn't hard to get down, but it could have improved every category with an uplifting mouth-feel and carbonation.
08-09-2011 05:19:05 | More by Cavery
3.68/5 rDev -3.4%
Despite my continuing suspicions about beers made with strange ingredients, I couldn't help but pick up a bottle of Rosee d'Hibiscus, which is a "wheat beer with hibiscus flowers." The beer smells sweet and fragrant, like an extra sugary Belgian, but with strong hints of rose petals added to the orange and pear aromas. Below that fruity layer is a nice smattering of wet wheat, with just a hint of spice (mainly coriander) at the edges.
On the tongue, the aromas from the nose translate fairly directly, the beer initially tasting pretty much like a strong Belgian, but with rose petals and a stronger hint of lychee nut. The brew quickly sours in the mouth, the sugars dulling into a Flemish ale-like sourness that is not at all unappealing. Still present are the wet wheat/biscuit flavors, as well as hints of coriander. The aftertaste is a continuation of the sour flavors, and lasts for quite some time. Mouthfeel is light, and carbonation is medium.
Overall, this is a surprising beer, and thankfully does not taste just like roses--which I was half expecting it to. The sourness instead brings a remarkable freshness to the brew, changing it from a sweet nothing to a decent-quality wheat beer. It may not win awards, but it's worth trying.
08-06-2011 18:42:08 | More by jondeelee
British Columbia (Canada)
4.28/5 rDev +12.3%
Appearance. Pours a very hazy peach-pink with a small, bubbly white head.
Smell. Sour rasberry, light grains and a little Belgian yeast funk.
Taste. Tart red berries, floral and herby qualities with a little bitterness. Finishes pretty dry.
Mouthfeel. Medium-light body with lively medium carbonation.
Overall. This is just what I need on this warm, summer afternoon. Easy drinker and quite refreshing.
08-06-2011 02:04:52 | More by Rutager
4/5 rDev +5%
red, with an orange tinge. cloudy. almost no head retention. not very effervescent. no lacing.
aroma is predominately floral. i do not know what a hibiscus smells like, but this is a very pleasant floral aroma. there is also a subtle estery aroma as well, perhaps banana and clove. that is all i smell.
taste is tart, and floral as well. tart floral notes linger. the esters do make the finish briefly and slightly peppery, and again that banana makes itself apparent.
medium body with a soft palate. finish is slightly crisp, but i would say that is more from the tartness than the carbonation. warms my empty belly.
this is a very refreshing ale. nothing exceptional about it. it is fairly two dimensional. kind of disappointed the wheat is not apparent, nor are the hops, in any way. definitely worth a try.
07-28-2011 03:23:47 | More by spitInTheOcean
4/5 rDev +5%
Poured from 12 oz bottle
App- Pours a transparent pink, with a quickly disappearing white head. Minimal lacing.
Sm- Zesty lemon. Floral. Effervescent.
Ta- Sour citrus tang. Nice wheat base with limes and rosewater flavors playing on top. Great. Fairly thin body and very dry.
Dr- Very refreshing. A great hot day quencher. Now if only it wasn't $5 a bottle...
07-20-2011 03:11:04 | More by gueuzer
4.45/5 rDev +16.8%
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.
07-19-2011 02:58:51 | More by ummswimmin
3.6/5 rDev -5.5%
Poured into a standard pint glass a nice deep rose` wine color with a very thin almost non existent pink colored head atop.Aromas had a lactic tinge to them to go along with some floral and toasted wheat notes.Light to medium feel with light carbonation.Flavors are toasted with lactic-like sourness in the backend wich isnt a bad thing,s little floral component in there as well.This isnt a beer I would normally buy but its great for sitting outside while grilling some jerk chicken over the coals.
07-16-2011 21:36:09 | More by oberon
2.88/5 rDev -24.4%
Well, on the appearance, the artwork on the bottle was cool. The color was a bit shocking. Amber/coral in color, little to no carbonation.
I get peaches and some sourness on the nose. ABV and hops bitterness completely absent.
Sweet and sour taste with floral overtones. More like a nectar.
Mouthfeel smooth but the sourness lingers a bit. Do I have a bad bottle. Nevertheless, I probably wont revisit. Not very appealing.
07-14-2011 02:44:42 | More by Siggy125
3.65/5 rDev -4.2%
A: Cloudy dark pink grapefruit juice; no head; not much carbonation.
S: Grapefruit is a theme here; A wee bit of spice, but this doesn't really smell like *anything*. Not much to smell...rather inert.
T: Tart with no real complexity to it. Sort of sour. What's there is fine, but it's pretty simple. I do get a bit of the purported rose and hibiscus though when I let it linger on the palette.
M: Clean and crisp
O: This was interesting. Glad I tried it. Didn't love it, but liked it....unlike any other sour (if I can even call it that) I've tasted. Not sweet at all, which is a good thing. But not that sour either. Perplexing.
07-04-2011 02:36:02 | More by shamsoftabriz
4.7/5 rDev +23.4%
Cool label art. Poured into a tulip. Nice compact 1 finger sized head. Dark pink hue and very cloudly.
Sweet, citrusy, slightly sour but inviting. Nice yeasty smell as well.
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!
06-13-2011 00:42:02 | More by chrisrhoppe
4.08/5 rDev +7.1%
Hazy deep pink colour, minimal white head, no retention and no lace. Smell is spicy, touches of yeast, very floral, orange zest and other notes of citrus are present. Taste is of spice and cove, orange, floral notes present throughout, tart finish, a light acidity, wheat and citrus battle it out in the finish. Medium body, medium carbonation, good feel. Delicious stuff, complex, very different and refreshing.
06-08-2011 02:20:40 | More by peensteen
3.55/5 rDev -6.8%
Small capped bottle poured into a slightly inappropriate glass.
Nice, light pink color with some golden overtones, nice off white head with a slight pink shade.
Aroma is delicate, flowery, herbal, with possibly some wheat. Pleasant, but it lacks punch.
Light bodied, with a pleasant taste that also lacks depth.
No off-flavors, but the fruity/flowery taste leaves something to be desired. Refreshing, but I cant see myself having another one.
06-07-2011 02:28:25 | More by brdc
3.5/5 rDev -8.1%
Pours a lovely dark pink-rust colour with a small white head that gets retained as thin collar but leaves little to no lace. The colour has to be seen to be appreciated, it's like a strawberry smoothie or something. Nice.
Obvious floral aroma, strong rose smell, like wet fresh roses. Has a bit of a boozy smell and reminds me of a rosee or mixed wine.
I get a surprising banana flavour from this beer, along with a honey tone I didn't expect to find. Very smooth and again very wine-like otherwise.
The mouth is smooth at first, then a very bitter and tart experience. Comes off more as a cooler when cold, more like a light wine when it warms. It never really feels like a "beer" though.
Masks its ABV well and gets better as it warms; uncommon traits for a fruit or an herbed beer. This is a wonderfully floral ale that should be tried.
06-07-2011 00:03:33 | More by bryehn
4.05/5 rDev +6.3%
341 mL bottle, slightly chilled and poured into a Weihenstephan Weizen glass.
Bottled on January.2011
Appearance- Wow this beer looks super sexy, never really seen a beer that pours a dark pink colour, and cloudy like a wheat beer should be as well. Average pour yields a nice finger of thick, pink tinted head that very quickly dissipates a nice ring around the glass and lots of carbonation making a nice bubbly top throughout till finish, but damn I can’t get over how cool and gorgeous this beer looks!
Smell- The nose is that of a typical wheat beer, you have a nice spicy aroma coming through right off the bat with a nice citrusy fruit smell coming through as well, not too much malt flavours going on but you do get a very slight hint of the yeast, which again is typical to wheat beers.
Taste- Is very interesting, at first I thought it kind of tasted like a vex or something, then you get some spicy notes in there as well mixed with the nice citrusy fruit tastes and then you are reminded this is actually a beer, not sure if it’s just the colour that’s playing with my brain or it actually tastes like that.
Mouthfeel- Definitely a medium bodied wheat beer with ample carbonation, a very smooth, crisp and easy drinking beer as well.
Overall- This would be a great beer to sit out on a patio on a nice hot summer evening and have a couple of these. As I already said in my review this beer looks so cool, I’ve actually never really seen a pink beer before. The smells are that of a typical wheat beer and the taste kind of reminds me of a vodka cooler at first then the citrusy fruits and spicy notes come back which remind you that you are drinking a beer. All in all a great brew here from Dieu du ciel, a definite summer one for me and I can’t wait to be drinking these on my patio this summer, personally I liked it.
05-28-2011 02:46:06 | More by Roke87
4/5 rDev +5%
Pours a slightly rose-tinted straw color. Nice color, but no head to speak of. What head that did form was quick to dissipate.
The nose is very deep, lots of floral notes, some grape and berry sweetness, and some light spice.
The taste is fairly balanced, yet less complex. Lots of sweetness and a bit of floral and a hint of lemon peels. There is a nice funk in the crisp finish, though, that wasn't really apparent in the nose.
The feel is slightly flat, though still full-bodied. A little lighter would have been perfect.
I really enjoyed this beer. It reminds me a lot of Midas Touch, but with a funky finish. Refreshing to boot.
05-27-2011 01:23:56 | More by RomaniIteDomum
Rosée D'hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
86 out of 100 based on 619 ratings.