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Rosée D'hibiscus - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Rosée D'hibiscusRosée D'hibiscus

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very good

639 Ratings

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Ratings: 639
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 26
Gots: 38 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 06-06-2006)
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Photo of kelvarnsen
2/5  rDev -47.5%

kelvarnsen, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of tonyf55
3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From a bottle into a Innis&Gunn pokal glass

Visual (3.5): Reddish hue with little clarity. A half-finger head, pinkish in color, develops on the pour by quickly disappears after. No visible carbonation or lacing.

Aroma (4): Estery, with scents of sweet fruits and flower-like perfume. The hibiscus is a light flowery scent that hinted at pepper below the flowery surface.

Taste (3): Sweetness is present over the pallet and dominates a majority of the flavour. The initial flavour seems to get lost on the swallow and no real lasting flavour sits. Little to no bitterness on this beer with an overall "light" flavour.

Mouthfeel (2.5): The body is VERY light with an easily drinkable, watery mouthfeel. No complexity here. The beer is almost flat as evidenced in the visual, with little to no carbonation.

Overall (3): I usually like spiced beers but the perfumy & estery scents & flavours of this beer were not easily drinkable despite the non-complex character of the mouthfeel. A well-crafted herb/spice beer that wins and loses some points for being a little unique and different. Good for a one-off try, but likely not something I will return to.

tonyf55, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of beerhunter13
3/5  rDev -21.3%

beerhunter13, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

PittBeerGirl, Nov 22, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

RedAleMan, Nov 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

oldp0rt, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

JAHMUR, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Cypher, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

BeerMe42, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

ElGallo, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

vince4953529, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

Elfastball7, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

Burt, Nov 15, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of BilbosNuts
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 11.5oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a cloudy dark pink, almost light burgundy color. There is no head even after a strong pour. Aggressive bubble streams can be seen rising up through the haze.

S: A strong flowery perfume-like scent is the noticeable foundation for the aroma. A bit of sweet tropical fruitiness comes through at the end.

T: The taste is very similar to the aroma with sweet tropical fruits and a flowery taste. There is some added lemony acidity to the taste not found in the nose that leaves a sour aftertaste.

M: It has a light body and a considerable amount of carbonation. It is on the oily side and makes it feel very slick. The acidity leaves a stinging sensation on the palate.

O: This is certainly a unique beer. From the initial pour, you know you are in for something different. I may purchase this again if I'm in the mood, but overall, it was just slightly above average for me. I'm glad I tried it though.

BilbosNuts, Nov 03, 2011
Photo of vandemonian
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Dieu Du Ciel Rosée D'hibiscus is a nice Belgian style wheat beer. I could smell the hibiscus but didn't really taste it.

A: Pink-orange colour and a 3 mm head that fades very quickly. 4

S: The aroma is rather weak, but the hibiscus is noticeable. 4

T: Tastes like a light Belgian-style wheat beer. There are some weak tangy floral notes. Some umami in the aftertaste. 4

M: A little flat. 3

O: 4

vandemonian, Oct 19, 2011
Photo of notchucknorris
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pinkish light brown color with a thin and slightly pink white head.

S: Some candied hibiscus flower and a lot of rose petal in the smell.

T: Very light and floral flavor. Rosewater, a slight bit of floral hops, some pale malt and a bit of lemon. Clean finish. A really nice, refreshing beer.

notchucknorris, Oct 13, 2011
Photo of Digimaika2
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy blood orange or dirty peach colour with a very quickly vanishing lightly-pink coloured bubbly head. Spotty lacing.

S: Interesting assortment of fruits including citrus (grapefruit & orange), tropical fruits (banana), and strawberry. Floral and herbal elements, belgian spice, and slight sourness. Incredibly refreshing with a smell that really wakes you up.

T: Floral and herbal tastes are quite noticeable upfront, followed by a flat and un-tart grapefruit and/or orange juice taste which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Hints of lemony sourness. Belgian spices and yeast linger in the finish.

M: Medium body with a low level of carbonation. The carbonation level seems to work fine, although I'm curious to see what a highly carbonated version would turn out like.

O: Quite a good and refreshing herbed/spiced wheat beer. I especially like the rich and fuller body slant Dieu Du Ciel took with this particular style. This is something I'll be drinking again.

Digimaika2, Oct 13, 2011
Photo of paxkey
3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

bottled december 2010.
pours out rose colored. settles in glass cloudy. looks amber in glass with a strong rose tint. head has a rose tint as well. dissipates fast.

sour notes right away. farmhouse funk. the funk is subtle but present. cranberry sour smell.

smooth and creamy in the mouth but also has noticably sharp carbonation. interesting contrast.

flavor is mild but lasting. with lots of sour tang left in the mouth afterwards.

lots of juiciness in the flavor. finding the aftertaste a little much.

very interesting beer to try. could easily share a bottle of this as the taste is annoying quickly.
but worth trying.

paxkey, Oct 12, 2011
Photo of phichifiji00
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

phichifiji00, Sep 23, 2011
Photo of ngeunit1
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

ngeunit1, Sep 23, 2011
Photo of Klym
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Klym, Sep 23, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

womencantsail, Sep 17, 2011
Photo of TheRealBigC
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

TheRealBigC, Sep 12, 2011
Rosée D'hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
86 out of 100 based on 639 ratings.