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Rosée D'hibiscus - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
86
very good

652 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 652
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 prototypic
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: I've never seen a beer quite like this one. It's looks to be gold infused with rasberry. It has a really nice reddish-pink hue. It's fairly hazy. The head is a little off-white and only reaches about a finger deep. It was quick to dissipate and left a very thin, spotty lacing in its wake.

Smell: I think it's fair to say at this point that nearly every aspect of Rosée D'hibiscus is unique. The certainly follows suit. It's very floral. I presume the flowery aroma is hibiscus. Genius, eh? I'm not familiar with the scent and honestly it smells a little weird to me. Not sure how well this is going to work out. It definitely smells sugary and sweet. There's a nice array of spices consisting of light orange peel, corriander, and pepper. There's surely more that I'm not picking up. It's above average here. The hibiscus really throws it off a little in my opinion.

Taste: The flavor profile is about what I expected. It's very floral, grainy, and earthy. The hibiscus-flowery flavor is just okay. It's not bad, but it doesn't score big points either. It's sweet, sugary, and a little tart. There's a variety of spices including orange peel, corriander, and pepper. The taste buds confirm that there's more, but I couldn't tell you what they are. Apple, pear, and mixed berry flavors give it a very distinct fruity flavor. That much wasn't apparent on the nose. It has a sweet and floral finish. It has a pretty broad spectrum of flavors, but it's a little too flowery for my taste.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It has a nice medium sized body that's nice and smooth. Carbonation is light and inoffensive. Drinkability is above average, but not quite good. The flavor of this beer is very much a novelty. One bottle is just enough for me.

Rosée D'hibiscus is a beer like no other, but not entirely in a good way. It has a very strong floral-flowery aspect that's not quite as tasty as I'd hoped. It's alright and far from a bad beer. Dieu Du Ciel has most certainly created a very unique, novel experience for us. One that's well worth checking out, even if it's only once.

Photo of julian
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Beautiful rosee color with a slight coppery hue. Nice head formation that has a rosee tint. lacing is very wet and slides down the glass almost as fast as it sticks.

S: Slight fruity tartness, herbal, wheaty, bready.

T: Great taste. Sweet and tart fruity tang, possibly raspberry, zesty lemon, citrus.

M: Awesome all around. Crisp, refreshing, and excellent mouthfeel.

D: Amazing, totally redrinkable. Delicious beer. Sessionable!

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

11.5oz bottle into a La Choulette glass. Thanks to Jwelsh for the extra.

A- Out of the bottle Rosee has a peach look to it. Once settled in the glass it took on the color of red like you would see from a fruit (raspberry) beer. No head just some bubbles seen reaching for the top. A bit of a lighter red towards the top.

S- Rosee does not have an explosive nose, but what's there is pleasent. A nice floral quality from the hibiscus flowers infused. Backed by some spice and a light malt base, maybe some coriander. Some tropical fruit scents come to mind like pineapple. The nose opens up with time.

T- This is an interesting brew but not all that complex. The floral appeal is there but not as much as smell. The hibiscus comes through ever so gently. Coriander for sure. Some peach flavor comes along with kiwi & mango. Some wheat presence leading me to believe this is somewhat of a wit. Good stuff, I was not expecting this!!

M- A light bodied beer with flavor, right up my alley. A bit of carb is felt in the mouth with some fizzing to boot. This is a very smooth ride while the flavors come and go only for a cameo appearence, not lingering. This beer is right where it needs to be in this category.

D- At 5% this would be a no brainer for a few in the spring/summer but at $5+ a bottle not so much. The flavors are near perfect and one does not overshadow the other. Light crisp and refreshing and something that would go over well with the ladies. I need to try more from this brewpub, I believe this is my 3rd offering.

Photo of kirkmichel
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Beautiful rose color - looks a lot like my lip gloss made from ground up rose petals, in fact - somewhat opaque, but lots of light comes through, and very clean looking. Head is white and quite thin, but it sticks around on the perimeter of the surface.

S- Smells great to me, like raspberry sweet tarts, and some cherries with a faint bit of citrus and pine (i'm thinking the pine is from hops)

T- Tastes like sour cherries...and not much else. The smell made me expect a lot more. Taste still gives a little of the "sweet tart" flavor, which I really like personally, but there is no complexity to speak of. This is a decent beer for warm weather because it is definitely crips and not too heavy.

M- Pretty crisp and light. Refreshing, I'd say.

D- As mentioned before, nice for a warm spring day. I'd get this again, and is definitely not heavy in terms of alcohol or taste.

Photo of Fatduck
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this at MGM Lake street. On an exploration mission, this is defiantly something new.

Pours a hazy orange amber color, easily thought of as rosy. Smells like a nice funky Belgian.

Tastes great, a little dry, I don't know what hibiscus is supposed to taste like, but this has a great herbal kind of aftertaste. I like it, but I can't do it justice.

Nice and smooth, despite the carbonation. I think it might be giving me a little headache but, that's okay, I wouldn't want to drink more than one.

Photo of Brad007
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish blond color with a one-finger head and what appears to be ample carbonation.

Aroma is light and flowery with the scent mainly of citrus, possibly grapefruit.

Taste is light and flowery upfront with the hint of citrus followed by a lightly sweet herbal essence.

Mouthfeel is silky and yet adds to the drinkability. Citrus and flowery tones about.

A nice, drinkable beer that would go well in the summertime. It's certainly different in the way it tastes and definitely worth a shot at least once.

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

Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel Rosee d'Hibiscus
11.5oz poured into tulip

Appearance: Well would you look at that. It's pink. Well, not exactly. It's more of a hazy rose color which according to the bottle (and logic) is due to the addition of hibiscus flowers. Quarter inch white bubbly head dissipates quickly.

Smell: Sweet peachiness and perfume like floral aromas swirl around equally, with a background of champagne grapes. You can definitely smell the hibiscus. There's also some tropical fruit smells going on here, pineapple, mango, passion fruit.

Taste: Hmmmm. I'm having a hard time putting my finger on some of these flavors. I taste...lemon, white grape, and pear right away then plenty of hibiscus in the finish, along with some wheat flavor. But there's something I just can't define, and it's not a bad thing. In fact, this is a very delicious brew. One time I added some hibiscus juice to a glass of champagne and it actually tasted a lot like this. This is better though. Kiwi, that's what I'm tasting, there's a definite kiwi thing going on here.

Mouthfeel: Nice, light, and bubbly.

Drinkability: High. Low ABV and full flavor.

Overall: This is a very unique brew and I will definitely be purchasing it again soon. Having enjoyed this and peche mortel I think I'm going to have to buy the rest of their beers that are available to me. If you want to try something very different I highly recommend this beer.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a pink grapefruit with orange color with virtually no head or lacing, just a quickly diminishing fizzy covering, Murky, there was a moderate-strong visible carbonation.

S: fresh pink grapefruit with some sweet sugary notes. Some fresh fruit juice, and apples were also noted. The overall experience was soft, perfumy with light hints of flowers from the hibiscus.

T: The initial flavor was quite odd, like carbonated pink grapefruit juice, pomegranates and sour fruit. Things finish off with a flowery hopping and some dried berries.

M: light, smooth, and well carbonated, The carbonation leaves a tingle with a sharp sour tang lacing. Overall the mouthful was average at best and nothing worth savoring.

D: Drinkability was average as well and limited. Certainly wouldn't drink more then 1 or be tempted to try again. A novelty beer with limited complexity and appeal.

Photo of KarlHungus
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy bright red color. The head is a half inch in height, and recedes into a small cap of lacing. The aroma is of flowers, and sweet malt. The taste is of coriander, hibiscus, cardamom, and light malts. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is quite a unique beer. I really like the huge floral notes, and look forward to doing some food pairings with this beer.

Photo of HeyItsChili
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours rose colored with a thin, faint pink head that sticks around a while.

S - Wheat, a bit of yeast perhaps, with a strong floral presence as you would suspect, some spices, and some citrus fruits.

T - Not at all dissimilar to the aroma, a tad heavier on the floral and fruity notes. Sort of reminds me of a watered down lambic.

M - Thin, watery, medium/low carbonation.

Photo of JohnQVegas
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle into Sam Adams lager glass.

Pours a cloudy copper, with a big, fluffy beige head that has just a hint of pink in it.

Nose shows through with a big floral presence along side some sharp lemon zest and some crisp wheat.

Flavor is very interesting. The floral note comes through clearly, but doesn't dominate. Body is lightly crisp and wheaty, yeast comes through clear and smooth, and some lemon zest pokes through at the finish, but the hibiscus makes the whole thing different than any I've had before. Floral notes comes through stronger as the beer warms, hints at kiwi fruit - odd. The more you drink it though, the more the floral taste starts getting weirder and weirder. By the end of the glass I was ready to be done.

Mouthfeel is fluffy and smooth, creamy. Light bodied.

Drinkability takes a bit of a hit from the oddity of the floral taste.

Photo of jwjon1
4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This was a pleasant surprise for me. Great looking, burnt orange/red color that smells like a mildly floral wheat beer, but by no means heavily perfumed, allowing one to pick up a nice citrus component from the yeast as well.

First sip presents an amazing acid backbone underlying a very well done wheat beer. The floral component comes through as well, with very limited bittering, if at all really.

If you are a fan of fruit/vegetable wheats, you gotta give this a shot. I could drink this all day, if not for the high bottle price.

Photo of Overlord
2.8/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to Jwelsh for the extra!

Pours a delightfully murky pinkish reddish orange. Maybe half an inch of white foam. No real head.

Smells ... interesting. Herbal and floral notes, with a completely unexpected lemony zest. Taste, unfortunately, is not as intriguing as the aroma. Kind of a muddled mix of overly sweet brown sugary malt, with a weird zesty twang, and overlaying it all is that herbal/medicinal tone that was interesting in an aroma, but not so much in the flavor.

Nice lively mouthfeel.

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

A - This beer poured a pinkish golden color (like grapefruit juice) which created a small foamy white head that had little retention and left few wisps of lace along the sides of the glass

S - One thing I can always appreciate about these beers is the smell, I'm guessing the huge floral wiffs are hibiscus, but there was also a fruity component to it

T - The taste of this beer was very interesting, the wheat roots of this beer is definitely present, but the flowers, maybe grapefruit (I'm cautious because maybe my brain is interpreting this from the color), and a spice that I take as coriander are absolutely the star

M - The mouthfeel of this beer had a light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation

D - I guess we can call this a "flower beer," not something I think will have a huge splash in the market, but something that could have a sizeable niche

Photo of kkipple
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a surprise... a dusty, soft orange-red brew with a decent amount of white foam, lace, ok done - the rest is WAY more intriguing.

Rosée D'hibiscus smells... good. Just good. Different, for sure: this is a Belgian wheat base with a heaping helping of floral, sweet, gentle Hibiscus aroma that actually smells like Hibiscus! I mean, it's rather astonishing, but it smells as if the other half of the glass is filled with flowers. Beneath the floral scent is a fine citrusy, mildly coriander and caramel beer. The star here obviously the flowers - bold and soft and tender. Unique, memorable and - yes - outstanding.

The flavor isn't quite up to snuff (ha!), but it's solid: a lightly lemony, grassy, wheaty brew with touches of earth, spice, (coriander again, celery) and slightly sweet brew. Good stuff, wet, clean, floral, spicy, drinkable.

Mouthfeel is damp and open, thin and thinly carbonated. I could absolutely drink a lot of this on a hot day, although the floral scent might get a bit much... maybe better to pair with food... still... delicious.

Rosée D'hibiscus is one of those brews that blindsides you out of nowhere and leaves you with a smile on your face. This is memorable stuff, delicate and well crafted. This is the perfect beer to pair with your cucumber sandwiches and lemon bars during an afternoon croquet game at your summer home.

Photo of Gavage
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: clear pinkish-orange in color with a short 1/2" head.

Smell: floral and fruity are the two words that describe this one.

Taste: fruit sweetness, sweet honey, and a bit of floral bitterness make up a unique tasting beer.

Mouthfeel: crisp from start to finish. Medium bodied. Aftertaste is rather bried as the sweentess lingers for a few.

Drinakbility: this one is easy to quaff. This is a beer that more than two you may be looking for another style to drink.

Photo of Murchmac
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This Angelina Jolie circa Girl interrupted label isn't doing it for me.

Neither is that smell, metallic honey bee like it's a sour or something.

Delicate cloudy looking honey brown, kinda looks like a beer brewed by surly or oskar. Nice sheen to it, Martin, not charlie.

Tastes great, and less filling.

Overall a good beer with a delicate balance of sweet and sour. I can see why General Tso launched his genocidal war against chickens for this beer.

Photo of tbeck
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a blood red/orange with a thin white head. Head dissipated quickly into a collar, not much laciness. Fruity and flowery aroma with some malt/ Taste is fruity and tart with a bland cereal grain aftertaste. Thin texture, not much body. A different flavor but a decent beer none the less. Recommend trying one.

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

11.5oz bottle purchased as a single from Julio's, Westboro, MA.

Poured into a imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" rose-tinged head over the slightly cloudy pinkish amber brew. Head falls at a moderate pace, with average amounts of lace. Aroma is fruity with sour twinges. Taste starts sweet, quickly goes roundly sour in the middle, and then closes with with delicate fruitiness. Mouthfeel is smooth, the sour has no sharp tartness, and drinkability is good for a spiced brew.

Photo of Derek
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy orange-brown with a pinkish head, thin ring of retention leaves a little leg.

S: Floral/perfume-like, orange rind, candied fruit and a cotton-candy fruitiness.

T: Candied fruit, orange rind, biscuity malt has a light toffee sweetness that's balanced by a crisp tartness.

M: Moderate body is well-carbonated, has some acidity and an off-dry finish.

D: Very approachable, but not very enticing. Dare I say a girlie drink?

Photo of trbergman
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.5oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A - Beautiful, cloudy, golden-hued ruby beer with a very short-lived white head.

S - Belgian yeasty funk, huge floral bouquet of what I can only assume is hibiscus, smells of rose water/jelly. Hints of peach or apricot in the background.

T - There's a nice acidic tang, but not to the degree the nose would have me believe. Some spicy notes come through toward the middle, perhaps coriander, but the floral character dominates. The finish is very short and slightly tart.

M - Thin body, a tad creamy.

D - Quaffable, refreshing, pleasant enough. A beer I'd have again, but I'm not in any rush.

Photo of Walken
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel: Rosee D'Hibiscus
11.5 oz. bottle, poured into a Coca-Cola tulip pint.

Appearance: Hazy pale amber with a small cap of bubbles.
Odor: Passion fruit and the inimitable aroma of the hibiscus flower are in the forefront of the nose with grainy, spicy wheat and orange peel in the background.
Consistency: Juicy, acidic and somewhat heavy-handed in regards to the carbonation. Light/medium body. This beer does have a certain smoothness to it, but the initial carbonic bite is still rather coarse and off putting.
Flavor: Red fruit, tangy flaked wheat and peppery alcohol flavors throughout, coriander joins, complimenting the spicy alcohol. Acidity from the hibiscus lends a slightly sour edge to the fruit flavors and a tea-like drying effect, leading to a moderately clean finish with very little residual flavor.

Interesting and probably one of the best herb/spice beers I've had the pleasure of encountering. I'm not sure how I feel about it overall, in my area the price tag is pretty ridiculous (~$4/11.5 oz.) but if I could get this on draft for a reasonable price, it could make for a nice afternoon session during the summer. Give this beer a try, if for nothing more than curiosity. The hibiscus flower really does add two very interesting elements to this style, it's not just a gimmick.

Photo of rtepiak
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

been waiting on this one for a while. hibiscus in a wit beer seems like something that should have been done already. the taste is almost calling out. a nice floral light citrus is exactly what one looks for in a wit so i'm glad that dieu du ciel followed through on this one. with that said i'm going to give it the wit treatment. as i think everyone should... to some extent.

with the pour comes out the esters. a nose of wheat, orange peel, and hibiscus tang. reddish cloudy peach in color with slightly off pink head. very slightly though. looks like a murky kriek. not as aggressive head though. dissipates to nothing too quickly. would like more volume. nose is everything mentioned with some coriander. hibiscus is a powerful tangy herb. here its very well balance. about as potent as the orange peel. no heavy tang. light tart. with all that said i imagine its somewhat hard to make a tart beer with a thick sensation to it. my hat is off to dieu du ciel for doing it before i have some poor experimentation. as a wit. its good, solid. good balance. solid spiced wheat aftertaste. will have it again without a doubt.

Photo of waughbrew
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

[Picked this one up at Julio's for 4.95 for a 11.5oz bottle]

Amber with a definite rosy tinge and pinkish head that lasts for a good bit and laces. Looks appetizing. Smells like ripe strawberry rhubarb pie with some maraschino cherries except more herbal and slightly medicinal. Fresh and lively aroma for sure. Smells a bit like my wife's cranberry sauce., but I can't tell you what strange herbs or spices she puts in there.

Flavor is smooth and light-bodied, but not weak. Fresh and fruity, bright and refreshing. Not really like any beer I have had before. I love the herbal notes, as they meld perfectly with the other flavors that are there. I keep thinking rhubarb for some reason, as it is a deeper flavor here than I'd expect from an herb or flower.

Really easy drinking and interesting, this is one exciting beer. Although I am sure geography has something to do with it, I keep thinking that the smooth melding of fruity flavors and healthy carbonation reminds me of some Unibroue products. This is great.

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clouded, rosy pinkish hue, slim, scarce white head.

Unique flowery aroma. Never smelled anything like it. Flagrant fragrance, and gorgeous, too. Light, lilting and lovely. Witbier-like.

Drink it: Smooth, sweet, zesty. Definitely a witbier with hibiscus flowers and other ingredients added for spicing. Didn't read the particulars, just went in blind, but that seems to be it. Light/medium bodied, long, pleasant finish.
Very happy flavor.

I love this. Wholly unique, I think. Quaint distraction, this. Couldn't have more than one, or afford it, but great for dessert.

Rosée D'hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
86 out of 100 based on 652 ratings.