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Rosée D'hibiscus - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Rosée D'hibiscusRosée D'hibiscus

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BA SCORE
86
very good

589 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 589
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 23
Gots: 33 | 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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Pencible

Virginia

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
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tdawgydog

New York

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - The beer pours with a noticeable rose hue to it. A good amount of sediment resides at the bottom of the bottle, be sure to swirl as you pour if you want to get all of the goodness in your glass.

S - There's more alcohol to the scent than anything else. The Hibiscus really doesn't offer anything to distinguish itself in the smell of this beer.

T - Enjoyable to drink, here is where the hibiscus really comes though. There is a sweet aftertaste in this beer. A slight hint of belgain triple with the sweetness that makes it enjoyable.

D - Goes down pretty easy. Feels like much more than a 5% ABV. Very similar to wheat beers, very satisfying on a summer afternoon.

M - Good body, goes down extremely smooth. I could easily put back quite a few of these while chilling out for the day.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2009 19:21:23 | More by tdawgydog
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WesWes

New York

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a rose color with a 1/2" pink head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has a really nice wheat and hibiscus flower aroma. It's quite fruity with some excellent yeast esters as well. The taste is good. It has refreshing flavor that rivals raspberries, but not as fruity. The wheat character is quite noticeable along with the flowers. This is a very good beer, that's quite unique. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. Wow, what an interesting beer. It's not blow your hair back good, but it's very interesting.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2009 23:41:59 | More by WesWes
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

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

Had at the Mondial la Biere in Montreal on tap and poured into a tasting glass. Review taken from notes.

A-cloudy orange body and a thick pink head.

S-assertive floral (and I mean floral) scent

T-berry front, some sweet malt middle and a juicy and slightly spicy aftertaste

M-light

D-I have no idea what a hibiscus is supposed to taste like but if it tastes like this beer I should try more. You know that you are drinking beer but the floral theme is front and center. I won't watch a hockey game with the guys to this one but I would have it again (though by myself).

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2009 19:01:46 | More by jneiswender
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

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

12oz glass at the brewpub in Montreal.

This beer alights upon the table, appearing an eye-catching cloudy orangish pink hue, with two skinny fingers (how cosmo) of slightly pinkish head, which renders a decent array of hanging coral reef lace around the glass as it slowly abates.

It smells sweetly of indistinct florals, like this prairie boy wouldn't know a hibiscus essence if it hit him over the head, which it certainly doesn't do here, with a further soft grainy wheatiness, herbal tea, a touch of tart grapefruit, and dry white wine. The taste is bittersweet, well, everything - floral hops, weedy, earthy hibiscus, citrus fruit, chai spices, and even the mostly overlooked grainy wheat malt.

The carbonation is quite heady at first, but settles to a dull frothy hum after a spell, the body medium light in weight, and rather fruity in its plain smoothness. It finishes mostly dry, the fruit, flower, and spice bound together through the last.

A generally tasty and balanced herbal beer, the kind where, if you're drinking this, then there's no doubt about which pint on the table belongs to you. I kid, I kid, but I must admit, the floral character is subtle enough, that I might actually be able to stomach more than one of these.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2009 06:21:01 | More by biboergosum
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atremains

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orange almost pink body with a light pink 2 finger head that recedes to a ring with no cap. Smell is raspberry, strawberry, and roses with a tripel-like sharpness. Taste is raspberry, sour apple, strawberry, with a wheat finish to mellow out all the fruits that then linger in a more subtle manner. The feel is watery yet still creamy with a nice encompassing finish that only slightly sits on the edge of the dry category. The spice is starting to get to me after a bit, but the taste is good enough that it isn't going to stop me from enjoying the brew. I wouldn't drink more than one of these in a sitting but it's a nice refresher. Dieu du ciel continues to please.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2009 03:09:17 | More by atremains
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allengarvin

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I like this brewery's labels a lot. Poured into a 12-oz mug, this beer is a murky orange-tinted brown color with almost no head retention, and in fact barely a hint of foam at all on top. The nose is pleasantly perfumy, with wheat malt scent coming through with a touch of subtle spiciness and light fruity smell. It reminds me of the New Belgium Sunshine. The flavor is very nice and well-balanced. Coriander is definitely present, and perhaps a touch of cinnamon? I'm not certain. I'm not sure which particular flavor component the hibiscus flowers are, but there is a distinct taste in here that is pleasant and unidentifiable. Very light malt, and bitterness is very low.

Unique, subtle, and very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2009 13:04:34 | More by allengarvin
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger light pink head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Cloudy red/amber color with yeast left in bottle. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Slight floral nose. Flavor is mildly sweet and tart. Not bad but I like more beef in a beer. $4.70 for a 11.5oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2009 22:21:30 | More by jdhilt
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours hazed fruit-punch-like orangeish pink with a thin white head that slowly disappears. No lacing sticks.

The smell is herbal/medicinal and floral(not sure what hibiscus smells like, but I suppose that that's the floral smell). There is a tart fruitiness as well. It's a fairly mild nose.

The taste is of sweetness (caramelish/honeyish) with some tart. It has a wheat tang. It has a acidity that mingles with sweetness and a certain dryness in the finish.

It is light-bodied with some astringency. Pricky bubbles tingle the palate.

"Interesting"/"different". An American spiced wheat that goes towards Belgian-esque. Worth trying, though wouldn't get again at near five dollars an 11.5 oz. bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2009 17:49:22 | More by jwc215
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BradLikesBrew

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rosey pink body, pink tinted head. Aroma is raspberry and spice, lemon, flowers. Taste is wheat notes with slightly sweet strawberry and raspberry, lemon peel, flowers, a hint of spice, and a lightly tart finish. Medium carbonation, med body. I was not expecting much, but I found this to be a very fun beer. Love the sweet/tart balance among the fruit and the floral notes. Balanced, subtle, nuanced. Think sophisticated, less sweet Fruli.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2009 19:04:33 | More by BradLikesBrew
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Voonder

Alberta (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I finally got to review this great beer.
Pours pink-ish color with white-ish head. Unusual color for a beer, but it's still pretty good looking brew. Smell - very nice floral aroma upfront with some citrusy notes, followed with wheat, some hops are coming through as well. Taste - wheat and flowers work very well together, you can really taste both. Great balance, very refreshing, probably the best fruit wheat bear I ever had. Extremely drinkable of course. I am glad it's finaly in Calgary.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2009 02:52:29 | More by Voonder
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ClockworkOrange

Pennsylvania

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

Poured from a 341ml bottle into my nonic pint glass. The ale appears a murky amber with a light pinkish hue capped off with around a finger of white foam. No lacing to speak of. Nose and flavor are of fruits such as strawberries, citrus, sweet cherries, floral, mild perfume, lightly toasted bread. About a notch better than medium bodied and amply carbonated. Tasty and unique. Give it a try if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2009 17:00:33 | More by ClockworkOrange
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle july 19 2009

A cloudy pink with some orange, foam grew quickly and vanished in no time, no head no lace

S very floral, with some grapefruit

t not like any thing ive had before, very floral with a little sting i just could not place

M/D went flat on me and was not that great, different not something ive seen before

not my cup of tea, with so many styles out there you cant love them all

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 02:36:15 | More by wordemupg
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Crittervision

North Carolina

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

orangey pink and cloudy. rosy dense.
smells like a just opened closet full of rubber basketballs in a high school gymnasium after a summer of sitting in the dark. sweaty rubber. kinda like rental ski boots too. a very public melding of sweat on synthetic material.
taste is much duller. no sweat in the taste. faint sour faint sweet. it doesnt really rest in the middle of sweet and sour. around the sides of the tongues its sweetish, on the top middle of the tongue its slightly sour or tart, but mildly. its not a punchy sour, just recognizably imbalanced.
lightly carbonated but it feels like lots of tiny bubbles that are friends of your tongue. just playing on the surface, conversing, then gone.
drinkability is not bad. not a flavor i wanna keep in my mouth for an entire night by any means. if hibiscus is your thing, maybe (i have to admit i dont know hibiscus to recognize it here, but i assume it must smell or taste like the flower), but if hibiscus is not your thing, youll probably drink whats there and move on with no wishes to return.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2009 05:11:12 | More by Crittervision
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A golden/pink pour produces a light pink/white head, which foamed up quite a bit at first, then settled to a minimal layer. Looks rich and refreshing.
Faint smell of hibiscus behind an average clove and coriander presence. Some hints of biscuit.
Floral taste up front with a quick zing of herbal spice. Tastes like flowers. A residual clove hangs on for a blip then goes away. Carbonation adds to a bit of zing. Slight bread and sweetness.
This is an OK beer. Would be best sipping while sitting on the porch during a hot day. It wasn't quite hot enough today to thoroughly enjoy, methinks.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2009 23:17:16 | More by Mebuzzard
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bort11

Missouri

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

Viggo sent this as part of the Good/Bad/Ugly BIF.

341 ml bottle poured into a tulip. White head flares up and recedes quickly, no lacing. Color is a hazy pinkish orange.

Smell is a tart citrus, like a sour strawberry with some honeysuckle floral sweetness. Tart strawberries is a predominant flavor. There is a lot of flowers, but it's more than just flowers.

Mouthfeel is mostly dry with a slight oily finish. It's a lot more drinkable than I expected, though this is more of a one shot serving.

Blipped "Whole Lotta Rosie" by AC/DC

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2009 03:41:41 | More by bort11
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy pink with a decent head of pink foam. Nose is fruity and floral and saltwater taffy, with some wheaty twang. I can't say I've ever had any kind of hibiscus so the rest of this review might be a bit suspect. Flavour is on the sweet and tart side, with some sort of fruity flavour which I assume to be the hibiscus. Again wheaty, with a very light bitterness. Feels somewhat syrupy and heavy in body but not flavour - no overwhelming maltiness. Interesting take on the wheat beer. Worth trying if you like fruit beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2009 19:02:32 | More by allergictomacros
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vtfan77

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Light copper tinged with pink and a small, wispy head that's gone in a flash.

S- Pleasant floral aroma that is easily distinguishable as coming from real flowers rather than hops. This literally smells like a flower shop at first. There's also an underlying tartness that's almost wine-like.

T- Very interesting flavor. The hibiscus imparts a great flowery taste that goes quite well with the clean wheat flavor. The flavor becomes tart, almost lemony, and then finishes dry with hibiscus lingering on the palate.

M- Very smooth, almost silky, with a light body and a good dose of prickly carbonation.

D- This isn't really a beer that you'd want to session. It's not high in alcohol and the body seems quite conducive to having multiples; however, I believe the flavor would get old after a couple and the subtleties would be lost. I don't think I'd have more than a couple in one sitting.

This was quite the enjoyable beer. I'd never had a beer brewed with hibiscus before; in fact, I'm pretty sure I'd never had anything with hibiscus before. This was a nice, interesting treat, although I doubt I'll be buying mass quantities of it in the future. Still, it's a nice beer to try. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 23:01:11 | More by vtfan77
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czfreeman

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this brew up in Asheville NC at Brusin Ales. Drinking this beer with my mum in honor of a huge hibiscus bush that grows in front of the house.
Pours out a murky wheaty color of hibiscus flowers, light pinkinsh head, looks like very active carbonation, like a murky rose champange.
Smells tart, bing cherries, fruity grassiness, perfume-like floral smell, yeasty, I can't quite put my finger on it. A tropical citrus fruitiness. Anyone that has lived in the SOuth could relate to this, but it smells like driving by a field of damp kudzu at night! Amzingly complex.
The flavor comes out after swallowing the beer,oddly enough. Taste is sweet, creamy, fruity. Tart, citusy, very refreshing. Almost reminescient of a Berliner Weisse. Complexity comes through again throughout the drink. An almost lactic acid tartness keeps all sweetness in check.
Mouthfeel is creamy from the wheat, but finishes with a snappy bite much unecpected from the low ABV. This is a highly drinkable beer that I wish I could get my hands on much more easily.
I have had the Peche Mortel from this Brewery as well, and both these beers have been phenominal.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2009 18:17:17 | More by czfreeman
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brewdoc75

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint (I know I should have used my snifter, but this is what was clean.)

A: Redish-orange and slightly cloudy. Minimal off-white-pinkish head sits atop. Strong carbonation.

S: Interesting aroma. Very floral and fruity. Fruits like passion fruit, cherry, strawberry and citrus hit the nose. Smells almost like fruit punch, but very pleasant. A hint of tartness and spice as well.

T: Fruitiness and tartness are there initially. The fruits hang around for some time with a faint sweetness. The nose would suggest a sweet beer, but this is not overpoweringly so. Nice esters from the yeast. Very flavorful and light.

M: Light bodied and crisp. Moderately acidic.

D: A really unique and solid brew. Definitely worth a try at least once. Reminds me of a berliner weisse with fruit added. I really couldn't drink much more than one though.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2009 01:17:28 | More by brewdoc75
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright cloudy pink grapefruit hue in appearance, not much head on the pour, but it is light pink while it lasts.

Smells like a sweeter hepped up version of a witbier, tart wheat, sweet floral notes, light spice, light citrus, dry.

Enjoyable flavour, tart, sweet and dry at the same time. Modest balance between wheat and the mild herbal and citrus zing from the hibiscus, sweet slightly sticky finish with a champagne dryness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light with decent carbonation, an effervescent dryness that I don't come across very often, and one that carries the flavour profile very well.

A curious and satisfying wheat beer, the hibiscus is an ideal companion for the wheat, so much so that I'm having one of those "why didn't *I* think of that first!" moments regarding it. Great any time of the year, but this stuff will shine on a hot patio or any variety of outdoor summer imbibing. This brewery continues and never fails to impress.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2009 08:24:00 | More by IronDjinn
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BeerSox

Virginia

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

11.5oz bottle into nonic.

Hazy amber hue that has a slight red punch tint. A thin half finger off-white head slowly settles to a perfectly even cap.

Very flowery and lots of perfume-like aromas, primarily from the hibiscus. Almost tropical.

The fruit-punch theme follows in the flavor, with some very sweet mango and honey-like flavors. Full bodied.

Overall a very sweet beer, and there isn't much else to say about it. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2009 18:42:50 | More by BeerSox
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NewGeneric

California

2.25/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Am I the only one who had trouble with this one? The only thing that worked for me was the mouthfeel. It poured a slightly hazy pinkish rose color with thin white head that left no lacing. Smelled of malt and flowers. Tasted sour, flowery and malty. Pretty smooth, but slightly oily. I did struggle to put this one down, will not drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2009 06:53:39 | More by NewGeneric
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eat

Quebec (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a great colour. I'm not good with the specific names of colours and would have real trouble naming this one; light brown/orange/pink...whatever that makes. Cloudy with a unique pinkness to it. The head is white with the slightest hint of pink; dissipates down to a thin layer of foam. Almost no lacing.

I've never smelled a beer like this: musty, very floral, grapefruit, tangerine, pine, some mild spices, a hint of hops. This smells deliciously unique.

Not as extreme a flavour as I was hoping for given the crazy smell. Tastes like a toned down version of the smell; quite mild actually. Musty/earthy, grapefruit, mild spices with tiny bits of hops and malt in the background. There is a lingering sweet/bitter aftertaste. Very well balanced; I was expecting this to be too sweet but it's not at all. Pretty much no alcohol presence.

Light body, a little watery but it suits the flavour well enough. Medium carbonation.

This is pretty drinkable. I'm not a huge fan of fruity/other-things-added beers but this is one of the most successful I've tried. The hibiscus is well balanced with other flavours. This would be awesome to session outside on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2009 04:32:33 | More by eat
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albern

Massachusetts

2.45/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This is a bottle conditioned ale that looks interesting and certainly has some exotic coloring, pouring a nice hazy and yeasty reddish hued orange color. There isn't much head on the beer and no real lacing. The nose is slight, a bit of lemon, a bit of watermelon, a bit of floral.

The taste is a bit disappointing. This is a very watery beer, quite soury, with some yeasty off flavors, with a bit of a watermelon and vinegar sourishness. This isn't very enticing, not sweet enough to be interesting, and this needs to be gotten rid of. There are some florals, some hibiscus or heather type flowers, but the beer is just too watery, too sour, too yeasty, and not interesting enough to tickle the imagination.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2009 01:03:24 | More by albern
Rosée D'hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
86 out of 100 based on 589 ratings.