Rosée D'hibiscus | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada | website

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Sammy on 06-06-2006

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Photo of AlexFields
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very attractive red-orange color, a thin fine and very white head. Looks like a rose champagne.

Smells like a rose champagne too! Kindof dry and sweet at the same time, hints of light red fruit (strawberry? tangerine?), floral notes but I don't think I would've identified hibiscus or even though this had added flowers.

Taste definitely has a floral thing going on, hibiscus is more obvious here, light strawberry/orange fruit again, slightly bitter and slightly sweet. Definitely a champagne like thing going on in all aspects of this beer too.

Mouthfeel is pretty good--fairly low carb, fairly dry feel, kindof wine like, or like a less carbonated champagne. I'm really surprised this is only 5% abv too, it's not hot or boozy but the wine like feel me taste definitely makes me think there's more alcohol.

Very interesting beer, not sure why it reminds me so much of champagne. I love beers with flowers added, this is no exception, unique and very enjoyable.


EDIT: ratings raised 8/4/2015. I get my ch more rose like flavor this time around. Also think I'm just even more of a sucker for flower beers now.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2012)

Texas Liquor
Carlsbad, CA

A very pretty pink rose in color, with only a whisper of near-white bubbles sitting atop. Very little visible carbonation, though the beer leaves pretty, irregular webs of sticky lace down the glass. Pretty.

Floral notes emerge immediately, along with a bit of a sweet red berry note--I'd say currant if given this blind, or an earthy raspberry. Very little else. What's here is nice though.

The flavor follows the aroma, with floral (rose) and light, sweet fruit (berry) notes complementing one another. Very low bitterness. There's a bit of an earthy, but very mild funk on the lingering finish.

Thin to medium bodied with very low carbonation. Perhaps more bubbles could help this one.

A nice, simple, floral, and sweet beer. Very drinkable.

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Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours the colour of clear blush wine with no sediment and about 1 finger of white head which quickly dissapated to a thin microfoam veil.

S: Strong scents of hibiscus and sour fruits together with background notes of yeast and minerals. Similar to a dry blush wine.

T: Sour fruit together with yeast and minerals. Finishes very dry and tart.

M: Light mouthfeel together medium amount of carbonation.

O: Manages to stradle the line between beer and a blush wine. Very drinkable and would pair excentlely with fish.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy orange copper color with a small white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of pear, grape, herbal, cherry, caramel, pepper, clove, wheat, hibiscus, and yeast spices. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of pear, cherry, lemon zest, strawberry, wheat, herbal, floral, earth, pepper, and yeast spices. Light tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruit, wheat, herbal, floral, earth, and yeast spices on the finish for a bit. Nice balance and complexity of flavors; no cloying sweetness at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming noticed at all after the finish. Overall this is a very good witbier style. Nice flavor balance and complexity; very smooth to drink. Quite enjoyable. Would be a nice summer beer if it wasn’t priced like it is.

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Photo of leaddog
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on April 2012

Appearance - Pours a ruby red grapefruit juice colour with a 1/4 finger width of white head. A little foggy.

Smell - Grapefruit, peach, cherries, wheat, light scent of flowers.

Taste - All the fruits detected in the smell are present in taste, however they come across as more tart than the sweet aroma suggests. Tartness is mild. Balanced well with wheat flavour.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied with light carbonation. Dry, slightly sticky finish.

Overall - An original take on the wheat beer by Dieu du Ciel. Aromas suggest a sweet flavour, but pleasantly surprised by the tart character of the fruit. For those interested in an innovative beer, Dieu du Ciel does not disappoint in any of their offerings - this one is worth a taste.

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Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well, this brew pours pink. I'm not the first to compare it to sparkling grapefruit juice, but it's a pretty perfect description. Slight head, no lace.

Smells like flowers and grapefruit with a bit of peach.

Grapefruit, flowers and peach start this one off. Slight wheat and grassy hops noticed as well. Tart and sweet mix very well. A little thin on the mouth.

Not bad. Not my favorite style but this one was pretty intriguing. I'd reccomend it.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 2/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy dark orange color with a thin white head and slight lacing. Floral wheat and light fruit aroma. Initially slightly sour with a mild flower fragrance. Middle and finish dry and sour, like a dry white wine. A floral, but somewhat dry and tart take on a wheat beer. Mild flavored and does not really come together for me.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Incredibly delicate and complexly finesse, this gentle Belgian-style wheat beer carries flowery notes with fruit and spice very well. Even this staunch critic of herbed or spiced beers seem to fall under her whimsical spell.

A firm haze of pink, peach, and blood orange doesn't allow much penetration of light, but does skirt the glass with a creamy white foam while decorating the glass with small islands of lace. I kinda wish her appearance carried more foam character.

Fruit and wheat work the olfactory senses with a light bready scent on which the aromas of fruit, flowers, soft spice, and tartness perch upon. A potpourri of fragrant herbs, botanicals, and perfume add a lot of feminine character to the already complex scent.

But the juicy flavors of blood oranges and tangerines blend with semi-sweet ruby red grapefruit juice, passion fruit, raspberries, green apples, and twangy red rice. Spiced to balance, the herbal taste of coriander, dried citrus peel, lavender, chamomile, and hibiscus give a floral tea-like flavor to shyly balance the malt and fruit with light bitterness and acidity all its own.

The fruit-forward taste is supported by medium-light malty weight and creamy carbonation. The juicy mid palate develops quickly to a mildly acidic finish that's void of hop dryness, minty alcohol sensations, and semi-dry finish that leaves a touch of sugar sweetness and mild oiliness on the palate.

Rosee shows her flowery side with tremendous finesse and balance with undeniable girly overtones. She seduces the palate with complexity and smooth textures and make you gleeful in the oversight of her flaws.

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Photo of Yeoman9459
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I always pick up anything that Dieu Du Ciel releases to the LCBO and this was a fairly interesting one.

Appearance - pretty interesting look, pinkish red, kind of like a deep red grapefruit juice. Little head to speak of, goes away very quickly leaving not much behing.

Smell - sour fruit, cherries, peach, pear.

Taste - almost like taking a big bite of a good peach that sticks around for quite some time. Little bit of cherries, and some tanginess.

Mouthfeel - light to medium bodied, medium amount of carbonation.

Overall - first time having the style, and pleasantly surprised. Really enjoy the heavy peach taste. Have yet to have a bad beer by Dieu Du Ciel.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.5oz bottle
Served in a nonic pint glass

A - It is a mixture of orange and pink. I guess I'd call it orange with pink highlights. I think there was some white head on top. It disappeared when I blinked.

S - It is aromatic. I get some peach and pear. Maybe a little cherry, too. It reminds me of fruit cocktail.

T - I get some cherry. It has a winelike taste to it. It finishes clean and crisp. I'm not sure what hibiscus tastes like, but I'm sure I taste that, too.

M - Moderate with low carbonation.

O - It is surprisingly refreshing. It is a great beer to follow a day of yard work. I could easily have another, but the price I paid for it makes it a little cost prohibitive.

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Photo of Converge
2.11/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

341ml bottle poured into a 13.5oz tulip. Bottle date: 04/12. Reviewed an old bottle of this before and gave it a 1.48, here's hoping it goes better this time...

A - Pours a vibrant pinkish-red, grapefruit color. Completely opaque. Bubbly white head with a tinge of peachy-pink to it. Glows neon bright when held up to sunlight, exposing trails of sediment and yeast floating in the glass. Little head retention, and no lacing at all. A fine looking brew, but I really don't care for the bottle label. I really don't care for any of Dieu Du Ciel's artwork in fact.

S - Not NEARLY as offensive as my last experience, but still unspectacular. It still has a distinct vegetal character that just doesn't appeal to me at all. Lots of pale malt, a bit of honey, notable floral qualities. Some funk, flaked wheat, cleaning product, perfume-esque esters, and hibiscus among floral spices. Pronounced skunk and mild alcohol and cleaning product.

T - There is just nothing special about this beer, whatsoever. Weak corny grains, light floral qualities, some peaches and hints of crisp apples. Really pronounced skunk that just drags the profile down. Vegetal finish and aftertaste.

M - Smooth, a little creamy, but also biting carbonation, sort of fizzy. Medium bodied, slightly drying finish.

D - I've tried this beer twice now, and while this wasn't the outright disaster it was last time I fail to see whatever anyone else sees in this. A mediocre profile of skunky grains and vegetal floral notes. Gross.

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Photo of tony223366
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Two fingers of white head quickly dissolved into a thin layer. The color is a foggy caramel red which makes sense due to the name.

S: The aroma is really interesting. I get a lot of the typical caramel maltiness you see in an ale. There's also that added floral nature of the hibiscus which is to be expected. It smells really interesting!

T: The taste is complex. It starts somewhere and finishes somewhere else! Ignoring the hibiscus you have a crisp caramelly ale with a nice bready finish. The beer is zesty I guess you would say? That is to say there's a lot of citrus and the hibiscus adds a tangy sourness which is really nice.

M: Both creamy and light on the tongue with tons of small, prickly bubbles from the carbonation.

O: This is so, so much better than I thought it would be. It's even better than it was when I first took my sip. Either that or I'M better now. I know that this beer that sits odd in it's complexity is really well balanced! Sweet, faintly bitter and slightly acidic/sour. Delicious!

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Photo of duracell
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375mL bottle into a tulip glass.

Bright pink-orange color with a very active carbonation. The small head has a poor retention. The smell is floral (hibiscus well recognizable) and citusy. Taste is mineral, rather acid. It gives a rustic character. Medium-bodied, this beer is very refreshing and has an excellent. Well thought-out, this is a good drink for a warm summer day!

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

12oz bottle into SA glass. Bottle cut out dated 4/7.

Tiny, white bubbled head dissipates quickly, leaving thin, white ring on top of light pink/grapefruit, colored elixir.

Aroma of flowers, wheat, cherries.

Pleasant wheat, tart cherries (the Hibiscus), finishes like a sweet and sour candy.

Light, nicely carbonated, refreshing.

Solid brew.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Rosée D'hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
86 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.