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Rosée D'hibiscus - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
86
very good

666 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 666
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 28
Gots: 45 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Sammy on 06-06-2006

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Photo of eat
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
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
2.53/5  rDev -33.6%
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
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
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
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
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
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
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
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
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
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
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
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
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
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
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
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
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
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Photo of photomike
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked up in my first trade ever with BA MtGoat. Thanks!

Poured from the bottle which features a hilariously ugly drawing of a woman. Seriously, the label looks like it was drawn by a middle schooler. Thankfully, I'm not judging this beer by its cover.

Pours a very unusual reddish pink hue with a pinkish white short head. Dissipates very quickly down to almost nothing. Really looks like freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice or even guava. Very unusual. That is a theme for this beer.

Smell is light, fruity and floral. Hibiscus, unsurprisingly.

Taste is very interesting. Sweet and floral, tart and slightly bitter. I am tasting sour strawberries and a bit of lemon. I'm not sure if I can correctly identify the specific florals going on here, but there is definitely a rosy taste and hibiscus. Not super complex, but for my first time having this beer, it remains intriguing enough throughout.

Mouthfeel is nice. Smooth with an effervescent carbonation that feels great going down.

This is somewhat sweet and tart; I don't think I would want to drink too much of this. My teeth hurt a bit after 75% of the bottle.

A VERY interesting and pretty tasty brew. At $4+ per bottle, there is no way this would ever make it into my regular rotation, but I am glad to have it.

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
4.71/5  rDev +23.6%
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
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
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
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
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
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
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
3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
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
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
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
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

Rosée D'hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
86 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.