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Rosée D'hibiscus - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Rosée D'hibiscusRosée D'hibiscus

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588 Ratings

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Ratings: 588
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 22
Gots: 32 | 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 DrinkingAleToday


3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Crimson red with a slight pinkish head.

S: Aroma of tropical fruits, flowers, and some spice from the yeast. The delicate floral aroma is quite unique and pleasing.

T: Nice floral flavor with a sourish finish, some spiceness from wheat and yeast.

M: Very light, delicate and refreshing.

D: A nice change of pace, this is one I could sip on all summer long.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2010 01:31:57 | More by DrinkingAleToday
Photo of OskarL


3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Deep red amber, hazy with a pinkish head that disappears.

Smell - Sour, sweet, berries, candy-like, spicy. Probably some of those are hibiscus, but I didn't remember how is smells when I had this beer.

Taste - Sour, blackberries, sweet and candy-like.

Mouthfeel - Dry, light body and lots of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2010 15:21:11 | More by OskarL
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Quebec (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I've been eager to try this hibiscus flower beer for a while. 341ml bottle into pint glass.

A- Cloudy crimson pink. Little lacing. Lots of bubbles rising.

S- Smells like sangria. Rosé wine. Sour rasberry.

T- Taste like sangria beer with a hibiscus biterness. I used to drink lots of hibiscus tea and this really has a similar taste. Elderberry taste and tartness.

M- Medium to high carbonation. Enjoyable mouthfeel.

D- Not sure here. Its real refreshing, but do you really want to drink a bunch? Not me. People who love sangria might be more fond of this.

Not sure this is a perfect brew - I'm not one to judge since I don't really like fruity drinks or cocktails but this seems like it's really well executed considering it brings out the hibiscus character so well. Try it.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2010 04:08:16 | More by Yoonisaykul
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Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange-amber on the pour, darker than expected, red highlights and slight haze. Fizzy one finger pour on opening, strawberry blond head. Carbonation dissipates, thin ring, poor retention. Nose is hibiscus alright, floral aromas, strawberry, citrus notes gentle imparted. Wheat beer base figures prominently with some spritziness in the mouth, cleansing citric acidity, a bit earthy in the finish. I expected a bit more spice, this has an earthiness to it. Lots of sediment. As it aired and flattened out, it took on a more rose like pink colour. While the taste is a bit tart, its genuine and natural tasting, nothing artificial about this offering, it's downright tasty. Dieu Du Ciel does it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2009 05:06:20 | More by ThatWineGuy
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3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pink, with a minimal, white head with a tint of pink. This color is from the addition of hibiscus petals during brewing. Some yeast sediment from the bottle came out at the end, as expected from a bottle-conditioned wheat beer. The nose has a distinct sour/citrus smell with hints of vinegar, tannin, green apple, and grassy notes. The taste is not as sour as I expected from the smell. This definitely has some wheat beer qualities with the citrus being a large presence. Grass and green apple show up as well as a perfume and floral quality with an herbal finish that hints at the hibiscus. This is a good tasting beer, it is a bit experimental and not something you would expect a beer to be but I think it is successful. The light body and effervescent carbonation, along with the flavor make for a refreshing, light and very tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2009 19:01:42 | More by Lldeegan
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4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite nice. These guys regularly hit the mark. Poured with a nice off white head and some lace. Color is a clear medium amber. Aroma is very nice: easy pick up on the hibiscus with some malt, hop, a hint of yeast, a bit of perfumey citrus in a very good way. Body is very good, ditto carbonation. Finish is nice. Super easy drinking and a session beer for sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2009 04:47:31 | More by drpimento
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Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Interesting beer. Rose pinkish wheat ale appearance...cloudy with a smallish pink frothy head.

Floral, slight rose sweetness.

Tangy & sharp in front, maybe from the wheat malt. . Some sweet notes, but mostly a tartness that grabs and doesn't let go.

Would be killer on a hot summer day as the tartness would be very refreshing. Not sure it's everyone's cup of tea. Certainly not my favorite offering from this brewer, but still a well crafted spiced/fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2009 03:55:22 | More by Shadman
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New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

My first venture into the world of hibiscus. The beer pours a cloudy copper color with a pink-hued foam. Very Interesting. The aroma is packed with sweet floral scents. The palate is an assault of sweetness. The hibiscus definitely shines through.

This is way too sweet for my tastes, but the idea is interesting.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2009 02:20:44 | More by BeardedBoffin
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Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- A nice pink/purple cloudy, fizzy pour. Beer is very carbonated and the head settles quickly.

S- Hibiscus (no way!). Sweet, innocent, floral, perfumey.

T- Taste is no different. A bit of a head-scratcher... like perfumed water, or something with the 'essence' of, like a Calvin Klein ave. Very good, don't get me wrong, but you better be ready to drink a flowery beer... cause this thing is chock-full-o' hibiscus.

M- Crisp, sweet, and easy-to-drink. No complaints here.

D- Moderate.. this beer is good, but is a bit unusual and I can't see myself having more than one, and taking a long spell inbetween this and my next one. Still, really cool, and this would be good for showing others what a beer can be. Very unique, points for originality.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2009 00:49:34 | More by ShogoKawada
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a reddish color and a cloudy consistency. There was a quarter inch of moderately long-lasting, foamy head. Not much lacing, but that seems to be the norm with lots of herber-spiced beers.

S: A very floral aroma (as you'd expect), combined with fruit and a little hoppiness.

T: Super-sweet taste of light fruit, hops and the hibiscus presence. Very tart and flavorful. Your liking of this depends on your tolerance of sweetness.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a kind of slick and oily mouthfeel. Light-bodied.

D: A drinkable beer. One of the better herbed/spiced beers out there.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2009 14:52:54 | More by avalon07
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3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes

Hazy pink pour with a finger of head that recedes to a small collar. Smell is a bright sweetness...almost honey-like...with some floral hops and grain underneath. Interesting.

The taste has some fruit sweetness, maybe raspberries? I'm not picking up the honey here which is unfortunate, but still it tastes pretty damn solid. Biscuits and orange peel are present along with the fruit.

This is on the lighter side of medium bodied with a bit of stinging carbonation. A nice beer, but don't go out of your way. for it.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2009 03:34:17 | More by alcstradamus
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North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy fruit juice color (apple juice with a splash of cranberry) with a modest, slightly pink head that leaves a few splashy dots

Smell: Smells like stone fruit juice, infused with a hibiscus, floral rose water character

Taste: Opens with a sweet, peach juice flavor that moves, simultaneously, in a sweet (hibiscus) and tart cherry direction by mid-palate; after the swallow, a bit of honey character enters the fray to keep the beer tipped to the sweet side

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, a bit thick (like a nectar), with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: While I am not crazy about the mouthfeel, I really like this beer as a summer quaffer with a difference - too bad it is the end of November, now

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2009 00:17:42 | More by brentk56
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Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a fascinating pale and cloudy red color with a wonderfully pink foam!

Smell - interesting flowers, sweet candies.

Taste - Mm, i dont know what to say. I'm actually kind of at a loss for words. Many fruity flavors blended together, almost like a fruit smoothy. Slight flowery flavor, but not over-powering like I first expected.

A wonderfully refreshing beer, I think anyone who wants something refreshing, different and tasty will enjoy this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2009 01:13:41 | More by jbonapar
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3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Presentation: 11.2oz twist-top brown bottle with typical cool/crazy/creepy Brasserie Dieu du Ciel label...nice ditty about the beer but no best-by date

Appearance: Hazy rose colored beer with a nice, medium-sized white cap which soon fades to a thick ring and thin film...the color and appearance are nice but the head's a bit disappointing

Smell: Nice tart wheat aromas and some very nice fresh floral aromas; simple and straightforward, but the flowers are a quite nice.

Taste: Tart! Surpsingly tart and funky...it's kind of like a mix between a crisp, tart wit and light-bodied, slightly funky saison. There's some tart fruit as well, almost like underripe raspberries. As it leaves the palate you get a nice, mild kick of flower shop. It's refreshing and quite interesting, though I don't love it.

Mouthfeel: Light, refreshing.

Drinkability: Medium

Conclusion: Definitely interesting and I'm glad I tried it. That being said, it's probably not something I'd get very often as it's a bit esoteric.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2009 05:56:06 | More by BedetheVenerable
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4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer poured out a cloudy ruby red grapefruit color with a rich white pinkish head

the smell has a wheat malt character and a faint tangy bite of the hibiscus flowers, very interesting

the flavor is very interesting and different than i had expected. it has a spritzy tangy hibiscus flower taste that supports the wheat like malty background, and a trailing off citrus lemon/grapefruit note

this beer finishes very nicely, it is cool and refreshing with the spritzy character the beer has and a nice med body accompanied by that citrus twang. a very different beer than the usuals and really worth a try!

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2009 15:32:43 | More by Brandt
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3.13/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$4.49 for a 11.5 oz bottle. 5% ABV, bottle conditioned. A belgian style wheat beer brewed with Hibiscus. Pours out to a cloudy dark pink, forming a light pink head with average retention and weak lacing. Mild to moderate carbonation. The aroma is tart and fruity, like green apples and sour cherries, and a floral bouquet of the hibiscus. The mouthfeel is tart and astringent with a sour bite all the way through and a light to medium body. The taste opens with very tart, acidic fruit...this could be a heartburn coming...followed by a metallic twang of pennies, and a mild bitterness. The aftertaste is metallic, sharp, and almost acrid in it's astringency.

I'm don't like this beer much. It just doesn't have any redeeming qualities about it. It's well brewed, but just doesn't taste very good. Not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2009 22:42:42 | More by Mitchster
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Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

G: Pint Glass

A: Opaque/cloudy pink-red body. No head, no lacing. Body is spectacular though.

S: Whole wheats, citrus and floral flowers.

T: Hibiscus flowers, citrus fruits, hops, spices and sweet malts

M: Light bodied, high carbonation. Leaves a pleasant dry flowery finish

D: This is an amazing beer. The carbonation may be on the high end, but it is complimented well by the hibiscus. Unique & brilliant.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2009 02:06:50 | More by Long813
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2009 07:13:49 | More by wiseguy142
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3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a small head of white foam on a hazy, reddish-orange body. The foam settles quickly and leaves good lace.

S - Floral (duh) with toasted malt and some sourness. Pepper and tea notes with light, earthy hops.

T - Tart malt with lemon and floral flavors up front. Toasted malt with thyme, pepper and honey in the middle. Lingering floral notes and light herbal hops.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Unusual and interesting, but not all that drinkable. The floral notes are different, but everything eventually just becomes flat and cloying. I split this bottle with a couple of friends, which worked out well since I wouldn't have wanted a whole one to myself.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2009 04:38:36 | More by nickfl
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3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fantastic bottle label artwork for $4.99 plus tax for a single bottle of this.

A= Like a slightly off-pink blush bubbling wine. No head. Looks like the stuff we used to make in college and called it "balloon wine."

S= Interesting scents of red florals (cherry, strawberry, raspberry etc) and hibiscus or rose-hips. Smells like the stuff we used to make in college and called it "balloon wine."

T= Lightly bubbly, half-fermented red-fruit and hibiscus (or rose-hips) flavors. Tastes like the stuff we used to make in college and called it "balloon wine."

M= Mildly yeasty like half-finished balloon wine. Not bad, although my wife nearly choked on it. I was hoping for a far more enjoyable experience from this especially at $4.99 for a single bottle. The bottle artwork was the redeeming trait.

D= We half-finished a 12-ounce bottle between 2 adults. I let the remainder go flat overnight and today there's hardly any flavor in the remaining off-pink liquid-- more like very watered-down cheap wine rinse or similar. Oddly though, there's a lot more scent and nose in the flat fluid remaining than any sort of flavor or taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2009 01:17:50 | More by therica
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Alberta (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A schizophrenic review from me-- follow the numbers here:

Appearance: Not impressed. It had shades of pink showing during the pour. Pink! That's just not on my beer color wheel, I'm afraid.
Smell: Good. A bit perfume-y for my liking, but nice. Different.
Taste: between average and good. Nice at first, but cloyingly sweet. The flowery taste is distracting, eventually.
Mouthfeel: Good. Highest mark of any aspect. It feels like beer.
Drinkability: Average. I suppose that if you loved the flavor then you'd drink it again and again. Not me, though.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2009 21:32:56 | More by MAB
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4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

GLASS: Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees

This pours an interesting light brown tinted orange color, with definitf mild pink highlights. The head is almost two-fingers worth of light pink foam. It recedes to a frothy surface covering of about 1/8 inch, which sticks around almost to the end. The lacing is good, but pretty slipperey.

Lots of sweet orchard fruits in the nose. Cherries, peaches, pears and apples are prominent. A very mild earthiness. Very nice yeasty presence, along some nice wheat notes. Light hints of floral notes come through, sporadically.

A nice wheat base with a good amount of yeastiness thrown in. Peaches and tangerine notes are tasty. Good hints of cherries and apples, also. A nice level of fruit-like sweetness. A mild floral quality runs throughout, making it very intriuging.

This is light and crisp and very refreshing. Light body with a medium to high carbonation level, that totally works.

This may be my ultimate summer brew. It's crisp, clean and refreshing, and it tastes delicious, yet doesn't overwhelm.
Very good.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2009 19:50:39 | More by coldmeat23
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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours burnt orange in color with a crisp white head and slight lacing.

Aroma is herbal wheat with a pleasant citrus fruit character - orange and apricot notes stand out.

Taste is initially sweet, then turns moderately tart with vague spices. Plenty of light fruit - tangerine, apple, and orange. Definite floral and herbal tea quality. Finish holds a mild orange rind bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light in body, smooth and soft.

A very interesting, and unusual flavor. Bursting with sweet fruit. Herbal/floral qualities bring complexity. The style of "herbed/spiced beer" is always unusual. However, I enjoyed this novelty beer for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2009 21:42:18 | More by Blakaeris
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a strange dirty red color with a very thin white head.

The smell had a strange fruity sourness with some funky basement like yeast smell.

Has a tart dark cherry like sourness up front that quickly fades out as a bit of grain and pepper take over with a very floral finish.

The mouthfeel is a bit sticky and oily.

I really don't know what to make of this beer, its very unique in my experience, and good, but the combination of its strangeness along with the incredibly high price makes another one very unlikely.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2009 21:05:09 | More by bashiba
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3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This poured a hazy reddish copper with a little bit of white head. It smelled like strange floral hops (assumed hibiscus, and maybe some rose) and pears and applesauce, with some light yeast and earthy caramel. It tasted like floral hops and pear and white grapes, with some light honey and floury yeast. It was slightly thick with moderate carbonation, and had a metallic bitter aftertaste. Overall this was definitely a unique beer; I had never really had hibiscus flavoring before. It was very clean tasting, and seemed light at first but grew wearisome toward the end of the bottle. This was kind of like the beer equivalent of a blush wine, to me. I prefer something with more body and bite. Not bad to try once, but certainly not worth buying again.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2009 17:29:31 | More by Pencible
Rosée D'hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
86 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.