Rosée D'hibiscus - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
86
very good

680 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 680
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 28
Gots: 52 | 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 dbrauneis
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a bottle at DBGB Kitchen & Bar in New York, NY

A: Pours a beautiful cloudy golden orange in color with hints of ruby. The beer has a half finger tall light off-white head that reduces to a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There are some very light wheat aromas with hints of lemon and hibiscus flowers. Very enticing.

T: All of the traditional flavors of a witbier - wheat and light lemon - with the addition of hibiscus flower.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Very light and refreshing, similar to a Hoegarden with some floral notes. Definitely sesisonable and one that is very easy to drink. Would be a great beer for warm summer evenings.

Photo of SLeffler27
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Produces a short lived, rocky, off-white head over a hazy, slightly pinkish copper beer.

Fruity and floral with a hint of hops. Apple juice is prominent with peppercorn in the background. This has a very interesting aroma profile that is, in a word, fresh.

A Dogfish Head snifter does not amplify any flavors as this one is rather subdued for a spiced beer. Regardless, this is interesting and tasty with some peppercorn and little follow through. There is a light sweetness in an otherwise well-balanced beer.

A medium-to-light body with light astringency and carbonation.

A refreshing afternoon beer, well suited on its own or with food.

Photo of cbutova
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Part of my Dieu Du Ciel binge.

A- Poured into a pint glass with a pretty awesome pink-red hue, just a tiny bit of haze. Small bubbly white head forms and doesn't retain all that well. No lace but still a cool looking beer.

S- Fairly standard here and not huge. I get hints of yeast spice like coriander, raisin, green apple, wine and a floral note.

T- Has an interesting acidic and tart wine feel. There are nice fruit notes of apple, white grape, grapefruit and raisin. Also get yeast spice, coriander and floral notes. Malt and yeast bread throughout.

MF- Foamy light body with a definite tart acidic feel. Somewhat bitter spiced in the finish.

Pretty complex beer with a wine, fruit and beer interface. While complex it is pretty light bodied and refreshing, not a very common thing.

Photo of hoser
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have had this beer many times killing time waiting for the wife to get home and this six pack was bought for her. Guess she gets five or less of them. The best word I have heard to describe this beer patiolicious. This beer walks the fine line between a dry French Rosee wine and beer with a mouth dry quality that just makes this beer disappear, oh look at that the glass is empty.

Photo of Meerkey
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: About a finger of white, bubbly head, tinged faintly pink. Looks like a ruby red grapefruit tinged with orange. Cloudy, some bubbles. Looks so good and refreshing.

S: Yum, sour yeast, floral hibiscus, peach and some spices.

T: The taste goes from the yeast, to the hibiscus and back again. Fruity & faintly sour. Ends yeasty and a little grainy. Nice and refreshing.

M: Clean, carbonated, lingering flavors.

O: I quite like the hibiscus. Very interesting and drinkable. Definitely recommended.

Photo of AgentMunky
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.5 ounce bottle into a Dogfish Head signature glass. Notched 6 and 2, whatever that means. Batch 62?

A: Intriguingly rosey, but with an orange tint. We'll go with peachy. A white-white head forms, stays, then later swirls across the surface. Opaque, but translucent. Decent lacing.

S: Flowers and slightly sour yeast combine to produce a soft, fruity nose. Coincidentally, perhaps, it smells of peaches.

T: Refreshing and divine. This really hits the spot right this second. The cool hibiscus soothes the tongue, reminds me of Egypt, and provides the perfect sweet-tart-fruity foundation on which to build this beer. The taste is somewhat front-loaded, however, and the powerful flavours taper off dramatically midway through, leading to an overly soft endtaste and very little aftertaste. Lightly sour fruit (fresh cherries? citrus?) spikes through near the end.

M: Quenching, slightly sour, and light.

O: Immensely drinkable, most appealing, and a wonderfully executed 'fruit' beer. Interesting and excellent; highly recommended. Would drink again, despite the high price tag. Another great beer from a superlative brewery.

Photo of champ103
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy, but bright grapefruit pink color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Light lace is left behind.
S: A nice dose of Belgian, yeasty funk in the nose. Some fruity esters and finises very floral. Assuming that is from the hibiscus.
T: Light funky yeast, some sweetness, even some grapefruit flavors. Lightly floral. Not bad, but it seems to be lacking just a bit.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Just a bit thin, and I wish this was more crisp. Not hard to drink at all. The bottle will be gone in no time.

Really not bad. It is just a bit lacking, and I wish there was a bit more to it. I know that is pretty generic, but something is missing for me to love this. I have more bottles that I will certainly finish, and maybe it will grow on me some more.

Photo of teromous
4.46/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: It is a reddish tint of orange, with slight transparency...but mostly hazy. There is a thin sliver of white head.

S: It has a delicious vanilla scent. It smells very much like a wit beer. I get very light esters, and some hints of spice. It is excellent.

T: This has a very complex flavor to it. There are notes of vanilla, light orange citrus, some very light grain flavors, and some spice. I've had hibiscus before in beers and other drinks, and I don't taste it in this beer. I would give it a 5.0 if it weren't for the fact that the beer says "hibiscus" and doesn't taste like it.

M: The mouthfeel on this beer is great. It is light-to-medium bodied with perfect carbonation, and there is a kind of "tang" sensation that perks up the mouth. I could drink this all day.

O: Overall this is a great beer. I would give it solid 5's but the appearance is the only thing that really takes away from it. Also, because the beer says "hibiscus" I would have loved to taste it in the beer, but I don't. I would buy this again in a heartbeat and recommend it to others. It is a very great beer.

Photo of Immortale25
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Sierra Nevada pint glass. Has the confusing notched number scheme on the side of the label. In the past, I've had trouble deciphering what each of the two sets of numbers 0-9 are supposed to represent. In this case, the first number notched is 5 and the second notch is 2 so I'm just going to assume it means "Best by May 2012."

A- Pours a hazy, ruby hued light brown with a full finger of pinkish head that retains decently before dropping to an 1/8 inch partial head. The lacing's also not bad.

S- Smells flowery and perfumish but lightly enough to not be overwhelming. Also has a bit of an alcohol fume feeling in the nose unless that's just more of the perfume quality coming through since this one's only 5% ABV.

T- Inital mango and strawberry fruitiness but my nose didn't deceive me: there's a boozy quality to this one I hadn't detected when I first had it. The flowers and spice come through as well which exaggerates the somewhat astringent burn rather than compliments it. Don't get me wrong. I enjoy the flavors but I'm pinpointing more of its flaws upon second tasting.

M- I actually think it's the mouthfeel which is the only true downfall of this beer. Just a bit too tart and tangy for its own good. Has medium carbonation and a thin body.

O- I like it, but it's one of those things where I can only have one and then search for something else to drink.

Photo of tsauce2
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P: 12 fl oz bottle in to a globe glass

A: SRM is light rose red. Semi-translucent and light sediment. Head is white, 1 in, dissipates to line the rim of the glass. Medium/light carbonation. Medium/light lacing.

S: Spices and hibiscus/floral notes are forward on the nose, along with hints of apple.

T: At its base, there is a nice malt foundation. Notes of hibiscus and spice are definitely apparent, and again notes of apple seem to be apparent. Aftertaste is floral and malty

M: Medium body. Hibiscus and spices give soothing and mellow sensation, which is set off by just a slight touch of tartness.

O: A very easy drinker. Enjoyable and well crafted. Definitely not a "girlie" beer. I enjoyed the use of ingredients and the fact that nothing is overpowering. Very well balanced. I would drink this beer again.

Photo of Zraly
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange-pink with a thin white head. Citrus and a touch of wheat and spice in the nose. Very pleasing to the eye. A little bit of funk upfront.

An interesting citrus twang with an herbal dry down. Juicy notes of fresh raspberries and strawberries. An interesting note that accentuates the wheat and the yeast used -- mildly phenolic but leaning more toward hay and barnyard funk. A touch fruity. Rather crisp, though, and decently balanced considering all it has going on. Complex but refreshing and quite drinkable.

A pretty cool "herbed/spiced" beer. It has a delicate but complex nature to it that really defies categorization. I could certainly drink more than one, particularly on a warmer day. This would be an excellent choice for brunch to replace your typical sparkling beverages.

Photo of Pintofbrown
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured this one into a tulip glass. The artwork is interesting, albeit a little creepy.

Appearance- Wow! It pours an almost pale pink out of the bottle and settles in at a cloudy cross between a bright orange and grapefruit-meat pink.

There is really no head to speak of, just a little bit of white fizzy stuff hanging out at the edge of the glass. There are some random bubbles escaping from the flowery depths of the beer.

Smell- A slightly citrus smell that is more sweet than tangy. Also a little bit of general ester quality. Not really all that "herbal" that I can notice. This ale is certainly light in this department. Delicate we will say.

Taste- Definitely more floral and herbal on the palate. Immediately there are some Belgian notes seeping through, not so much the distinctive banana as the earthy, coriander flavor. The spice is a little more laid back than cinnamon, but sgives that impression.

The floral quality hits in the finish, as well as the soft wheat flavor that is this beers back bone. The citrus quality is slightly sour, maybe cranberry and lemon? It tastes good, certainly original flavors, but not as much of the floral taste that I was expecting.

Mouth feel- The feel is okay. It is a little dry from the tartness, and the carbonation has not really made this drink creamy. Still, not a hard beer to drink, and the body is just barely into medium territory.

Overall- This beer is every bit as delicate as should be expected. It is obviously brewed with care, and the fact that the wheat ale backbone is so well masked, yet at the same time balancing out in the finish is awesome.

I would have liked to have tasted a beer that was a little more floral than what was offered. Sure there is some of that on the palate, but it is not as dominant as say the Belgian note or the citrus feel. I fully expected not to like this much, and was pleasantly surprised!

Photo of tonyf55
3.22/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

Photo of BilbosNuts
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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

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.

Photo of Digimaika2
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Photo of paxkey
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Photo of phichifiji00
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Photo of Klym
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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.

Photo of TheRealBigC
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Crossmd
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

93.

Rosée D'hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
86 out of 100 based on 680 ratings.