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

653 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 653
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 26
Gots: 40 | 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 ClockworkOrange
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Photo of wordemupg
3.13/5  rDev -17.8%
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

Photo of Crittervision
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

Photo of bort11
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
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

Photo of allergictomacros
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Photo of vtfan77
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Photo of czfreeman
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Photo of brewdoc75
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Photo of IronDjinn
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Photo of BeerSox
4/5  rDev +5%
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.

Photo of NewGeneric
2.25/5  rDev -40.9%
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.

Photo of eat
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Photo of albern
2.45/5  rDev -35.7%
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.

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

A very pretty rosy-orange color with a beautiful crown of big soapy bubbles.

The nose and mouth are both dominated by the hibiscus notes, almost reminiscent of a good cup of tea. Impressive yeasty-fruity notes are hiding behind the hibiscus as well. A small malt backbone really brings up the mouthfeel and drinkability on this one. I could sip on this for quite a while, very nice example from the neighbours to the north.

Photo of bassmantin
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour a glowing grapefruit color into my Sam Adams glass. This beer is stunning. It's glowing right out of the glass. Minimal bright white head.

The smell and taste are powerfully floral. The malts are a little boozy, but the overwhelming taste is of currants and other such spices. This beer has a very nice finish that's very light but still leaves that pleasant spiciness on the tongue.

This would be a great session beer given its 5% abv and relative palatal levity. The only downside is the price (I think I paid $5 for an 11.5 oz bottle). Seeing on the shelf next to Peche Mortel and at the same price makes it suffer by comparison. Great beer, though.

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

Pours a hazy pinkish amber color with 2 fingers of foamy white head with some pink hues into a pint glass. OK retention and some lacing. Smells of berries, flowers, spices, cereal malt, and honey. Tastes of strawberries, sweet cereal malt, wheat, candy, yeast, honey, and spices like coriander, clove, and even some rose hips with a lemon and light grapefruit juice finish. Medium-light in body with OK carbonation. Smooth with a pleasant sweetness, but fades pretty quickly. Enjoyable, definitely drinkable, nice on a warm day.

Photo of CanuckRover
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky pink, whoever said blood orange had it right. No head whatsoever, no lacings either.

Grapefruit aroma, a slightly sour smell, and a nice floral scent backing it all up.

Not much of anything up front really. Beer settles into a slightly tart berry flavour, almost like a raspberry or strawberry lambic, a characteristic which is only enhanced by some faint barnyard characteristics from the wheat. Sourness lasts for a bit.

I found it a bit thin in the start.

Interesting beer, certainly nice for the summer.

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

12 fl oz brown bottle; served in a nonic.

Pours a clear, light copper color with an auburn-ruby hue. Carbonation-filled white head that evaporates to a barely intact sheet after a moment. No lasting lacing whatsoever.

Creamy, lightly sweetened vanilla and honey that covers a somewhat spicy, floral hop base. Light fruity esters: ripe cherry, raspberry, and grape.

Initially tart cherry and raspberry esters that mellow in a honey-vanilla smoothness. This creamy sweetness is inviting and appropriately subdued. At mid-sip, the bright floral hop flavors really shine especially with the light fruity esters in the background.

A light medium in body; appropriately carbonated for a well-crafted, balanced offering.

A well balanced, flavorful, light bodied beer perfect for the warmer weather. A little too tart/sweet at times for me to consider this sessionable. Pleasant in its uniqueness.

Photo of BoitSansSoif
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-Pinkish hazy amber w/1-finger white head, & some tracing.

S-Spice, clove, floral notes, light fruit and red berry, faint gunpowder. Complex w/multiple layers, interesting, and pleasing.

T-Spice and wheat w/faint notes of strawberry, flower petals, and bubblegum. Aftertaste is slightly spicy w/an ephemeral remnant of the bitter-tart flavor that remains if you've ever eaten a flower petal when you were little.

M-A little light on the body, for which a higher level of carbonation revs up and slightly compensates.

D-I really like this twist on a blanche. It's refreshing, complex, and light. Perfect summer session brew, and one of the few brews my wife would drink too.

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

A pink liquid sits in my glass with a white head that dissipates rather quickly. After settling a bit a flowery sensation tickles my olfactory with hibiscus and scents that remind me of Hi-C.
A fruity beverage with lots of fruit punch character and hibiscus petals. A hint of strawbery and a bit of spice round things out but the beverage ends up being a bit watery in both taste and consistency.
A pleasant beverage that I would enjoy occasionally if the price was lower.

Photo of TexIndy
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got as extra in trade with johnnnniee - many thanks! Poured from a 11.5oz bottle into a pint glass. The side of the label had place for dating notches but wasn't used. It was a very hazy pinkish orange color with a few carb streams. No lacing. It had a small off-white head that quickly settled into a thin collar.

The aroma was fruity and floral with a bit of spice as well. Really enjoyed the aroma on this one. Kept swirling the glass and taking deep huffs. The taste was good but was watered down some. Smooth with a nice slightly spicy finish. Mouthfeel was good but hurt by the watery feel.

Overall, another good one from Dieu Du Ciel. Not as good as the others but still worthy. Recommend. Not available here but if it was this would be a good summer beer to combat the Texas heat. Would be worth a sixer every so often.

Photo of philipquarles
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an interesting dark orange with a reddish tint and a cap of white foam. Incredibly floral and fruity aromas; like a cross between perfume and bubble gum. Some pepper in the background. Tastes tart with a sweet malt background. Floral/herbal here as well; almost minty. Slightly hoppy, tangy finish. Very interesting.

Photo of bfields4
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a copper orange haze with very little head seems like it actually became more red as the beer went down.

smells believe it or not like hibiscus a little fruity too.

Sweet maybe apricot like fruitiness with floral herbal tones. A little tartness and sweetness. The spices provide for a very complex beer.

Has light body with a nice crisp tartness. Low on carbonation.

This beer is certianly one of a kind I am glad I tried it. Don't think it will make the normal rotation though.

Photo of Viggo
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked a couple up last time I was in Montreal, 12 oz bottle.

Pours a cloudy dark orange, almost a pink grapefruit colour, medium sized pinkish head forms, quickly drops down to a thin ring and layer, few lace spots on the glass. Smell is neat, sweet, caramel and sugar, wet dog, wheat, hibiscus and roses, very fruity and flowery, strawberries, lightly yeasty, pretty interesting. Taste is nice, sweet at first, sugary, some wheat and toasty malt, hibiscus, lightly spicy, some earth and strawberries, roses, almost a sour and acidic lemony note, lightly funky, some spicy bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation, smooth and drinkable. Pretty neat beer, I like it.

Rosée D'hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
86 out of 100 based on 653 ratings.