Rosée D'hibiscus - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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3.53/5 rDev -7.3%
Pours an impressive looking pinkish amber with a short-lived one inch head that lingers as a ring for the duration. There is not much lacing but there is a constant stream of bubbles flowing up from the bottom.
The aroma is like a cross between tropical fruits and flowers. It's very sweet but like nothing I've smelled before in a beer. There is a bit of wheat in there as well.
The taste has an interesting floral zing up front that gives way to the wheat backbone with some fruity sweetness. The finish is a little spicy with maybe coriander, but I have no idea if I'm making that up or not.
The mouthfeel is oddly stick despite the major floral nature.
This is certainly an original beer, like most from Dieu du Ciel, but this is probably not one I would go back to frequently. Interesting nonetheless.
11-15-2008 20:34:32 | More by gford217
3.75/5 rDev -1.6%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter. Rose pink in color with a slightly pink head as well. Good sized head, about one fingers worth. Not much lacing; actually, none.
Aroma is yeasty and slightly spicy. Some strawberry fruitiness also emerges. Really yeasty with a touch of berry sweetness and a slight corriander spiciness. Almost lambic like.
Spicy up front. Definite belgian yeast and sugary type flavors. The fruit is more muted than I would have thought. I dont know what hibiscus smells or tastes like so I cannot verify the intensity of this flower.
Not bad at all. More of a summer time drink if you ask me. Higher in the carbonation arena and light bodied. Finishes sweet and sticky. Easy drinker as well.
This was a decent beer but at about $4 a bottle, I will never buy this again. Worth a shot once I suppose.
11-08-2008 15:43:01 | More by SaCkErZ9
3.95/5 rDev +3.7%
11.5oz bottle 5% alc/vol
Pours a light bending peachy orange color with a beige peach colored head. Grapes, fermented apple, tart strawberries with slightly acidic tones in the nose very floral and aromatic. Mellow flavor, this is unlike anything ive ever had, very floral, and i mean floral in the most literal sense of the word, lots of aromatic flowers happening in this one. This beer is on the sweeter side, lots of melon, cherry, tropical fruit notes going on as well. Its well carbonated just falls flat on body, it seems to airy. Im not sure what to compare it too so i can only judge this beer as i perceive it. It reminds me more and more of a sparkling Rose with every sip. Its not terribly drinkable, one bottle is more than enough. Definitely interesting and worth a shot.
11-06-2008 21:29:08 | More by ATPete
British Columbia (Canada)
4.35/5 rDev +14.2%
This is one cool beer since it tastes unlike any other. Pours a pink hued orange with pinkish head (see, right away it is different). Has a lovely floral hop nose with a yeasty backnote. (Kinda like Spring in a glass). The taste is a light floral cirtus flavour with hops on the finish(think Wit with flowers and more hops). The finish is soft and the drinkability is quite high considering the floral profile. ( Tastes like sonething from Jolly Pumpkin)
11-06-2008 16:52:49 | More by canucklehead
3.65/5 rDev -4.2%
Bottle courtesy of dkachur - split with him, w/ my portion poured into an Allagash flute. Thanks!
Appearance: It's ... pink!? Hues of orange and red, very hazy, with a fast-fading white head of below-average retention that leaves minimal lacing.
Aroma: Tons of floral notes, coconut, mango, lots of sweetness - mostly fruity sweetness, but a few stray malty notes. It's interesting, and unique, and surprisingly pleasant.
Taste: Dry, spicy, and strange. Kinda sharp, with citrus overtones and some other tart notes, a nice earthy floral taste, lots of earthy spiciness - almost allspicey - strawberry, with, even more strangely, a tomato finish.
Mouthfeel: Bubbly, spicy, sharp, but big-bodied. Strange.
Drinkability: I think the word I used most in this review was "strange," and it's appropriate. The alcohol was low, so there was no drinkability issue there, but this beer just has too many strange flavors - fruity, vegetally, malty, florally - to be drinkable. Worth trying once, but not worth going back to.
10-30-2008 04:28:15 | More by CrellMoset
3.45/5 rDev -9.4%
330 ml bottle into a pint glass. ABV listed as 5.0%.
Pours an attractive, rosy pink-copper hue with a off-white head (also tainted pink) that quickly recedes to nothingness. Body is clear and well-carbonated at first. Smells pleasant and pungently floral, like a fresh hibiscus meadow in spring mixed with Bath & Body Works. Notes of orange peel, hay, and a bit of barnyard funk are also present. Subtle, yet intricate...
Flavor falls flat in my book--a slight hint of bitter citrus and floral vegetation pairs with some nice yeasty spices, but this one just doesn't do it for me. The body is well-carbonated at first, but (like the flavor) goes flat after a dozen minutes or so. Mouthfeel is thin and finishes with a sour tart note that transition to a spicy, spritzy kick. Overall, this was an interesting beer to try and introduced some novel aromas and flavors, but given the steep price tag ($4.49 for a 11.2 oz bottle!), I will not be revisiting it.
10-28-2008 04:17:34 | More by wagenvolks
4.2/5 rDev +10.2%
11.5 oz beer
A: Pours a red hued copper under a small white head. Nice color. No lace, little retention.
S: Smells sweet with some definite wheat mixed in.
T: Hibiscus very noticeable in the taste. Very herbal, a bit sweet at the very beginning with a slightly sour character in the middle, a hint of bitterness in the finish.
M/D: Medium bodied, crisp, slightly syrupy. Nice drinkability. A really nice beer, very flavorful but very balanced.
10-27-2008 22:59:10 | More by NCSUdo
4.03/5 rDev +5.8%
Pours a pink tinged caramel color with a slightly rose tinted head. Smells a good deal like a saison, with a light barnyard/hay/bread yeast scent. Hibiscus as expected as well, and naturally not that forceful. Flavor is quite herbal with soft fruity notes of blackberry, hibiscus and raspberry, trailed by a cirtic acidic flare up on the roof of the mouth that calls to mind a number of sours. A slightly chalky, sweettart tinge lingers with a juicy squirt of lemon. Very layered and fairly subtle. Nothing in-your-face. Has a little bit of an infused tea quality about it. Mouthfeel is realtively highly carbonated but does not finish too dry. Overall another nice creative offering from a brewery that's batting 1000 for me. Er, I mean it has a really good +/-
10-20-2008 22:59:01 | More by grandq
Nova Scotia (Canada)
4.33/5 rDev +13.6%
Pours a fascinating rosy pink, plenty of carbonation rising, with a fluffy pale pink head that dissipates to a chunky ring in a minute or so.
Malt backbone to the nose, with light and sweet florals. Slight citrus and alcohol odours.
Light citrus taste, subtle spices, and a faintly bitter hop and alcohol finish Definite floral tastes in there, sometimes like herbal tea. Some sweet fruits as well. Definitely a sweet beer, but never cloying.
A medium body balances the bite of carbonation very nicely. Slight drying effect on the finish.
A very light, sweet beer. Would be wonderful on a warm day, and drinkable at any time.
This was an excellent introduction for me to spiced beers. Definitely unique, but very pleasantly so.
10-17-2008 18:02:13 | More by nighthawk
British Columbia (Canada)
4/5 rDev +5%
Interesting beer, sort of a fruit/floral meets wheat.
Orangey-pink-red colour with a thin but dense pink head. Yeast traces in the bottom. Fairly opaque.
Hibiscus, berries and dry malt in the nose. Slight hop bitterness. Floral taste with some good hops and nice malts. Berry hints, slight rose water flavour and even hints of orange. Faint spiciness and wheat hints, similar to a wheat bear.
Good carbonation, and very enjoyable. A unique take on several styles.
10-07-2008 06:04:49 | More by BDTyre
4.38/5 rDev +15%
09/29/08- Purchased at Downeast Beverage in Portland, ME.
Presentation- 11.5oz bottle with no freshness info. Poured into my Duvel tulip.
Appearance- Odd color for a beer. An off blood orange color. Almost like a puss blood color. Head is minimal at about 1/4 inch with a light rim remaining. Lace is light and spotty. THe color wins me over though.
Smell- Very herbal with hibiscus and some other flowery notes. Seems like there are some berry notes as well. Maybe a light toasted malt aroma as well.
Taste- Just like the appearance, I have never tasted a beer like this either. Herbal, floral and green tea like flavors mixed with blackberry notes. Sweet, maybe a slight tart at certain times. Very mild hop notes.
Mouthfeel- Moderate carbonation level with a herbal tea like dryness.
Drinkability- Three for three from this brewery. Wish I could get more.
09-30-2008 14:49:13 | More by GClarkage
3.98/5 rDev +4.5%
Appearance: This beer pours out amber with a subtle scarlet tone. For what little head there was, it presented itself as the lightest of pinks almost white.
Smell: The first thing I smelled was ginger and then immediately after, the coriander and orange. Underneath those bolder smells was the floral scent of the hibiscus as well as hints of lavender and rose.
Taste: Upon first tasting, the coriander presents itself quickly to prepare the palate for the tingle of the orange zest and ginger which yield to a sweetness that reminded me of homemade sorrel. The sweetness lingers the longest, peaks tangy citrus and then slowly trails off leaving a barely there bitter taste on the back of the tongue.
Mouthfeel: This beer is light to medium bodied. I felt that the carbonation could have been taken down a notch or two only to allow more room for the flavours to present their natural spiciness and kick.
Drinkability: This was my very first herb/spiced beer and I really enjoyed it. It's a refreshing beer that I imagine would be great on hot sticky days as well as brisk winter ones.
09-25-2008 14:21:49 | More by LPalmer
4.6/5 rDev +20.7%
Pours off-amber color, slight reddish hue, with white to light pink head. Head retains well.
Aromatics are out of this world. Rose petals, complex floral notes come and go, and a clean Belgian yeasty/estery bready component is there as well. Herbal notes are there, but the floral is captivating.
On the palate a creamy bodied ale delivers a modest sour component (not over the top sour), sweet malt, and a gentle bitterness "tang" at the end. The flavors flow nicely and overall the beer is very smooth, in many ways.
09-19-2008 02:07:41 | More by yemenmocha
4/5 rDev +5%
The girlfriend had this beer at the pub and didn't like it so I (unfortunately) had to finish it for her.. sucks to be me. Has a nice light pink foam, good lacing and retention. Red/pink in color.
Smells of flowers, yeast spiciness, wheat and fruits.
Tastes of fruits, flowers, spices, yeast, spices and a faint bitterness. This is a great beer.
09-16-2008 02:19:01 | More by irishkyle21
3.98/5 rDev +4.5%
11.5-ounce bottle with a twist-off top poured into a large goblet yields a dusky crimson-stained orange body with a fine-bubbled cap of creamy white foam. The head settles to a thick sheet that leaves a little temporary lacing on the glass.
The smell of the drink is a perfume of the sweetly fruity and floral with definitive notes of succulent hibiscus and a supporting backbone of toasty pale malt.
The taste of the drink is fruity and crisp with a lingering floral sweetness and a semi-seco malty backbone. A touch of sweet perfume, red apple peels, and a lightly-acidic tartness contribute to the notion that Rosee d'Hibiscus is luscious and juicy.
The drink is light-bodied with fine carbonation and is highly drinkable.
09-13-2008 14:12:08 | More by cvstrickland
3.95/5 rDev +3.7%
Clear, brassy reddish orange colour with a collar of white foam and a skim of fine bubbles covering the surface of the beer. Floral aroma, perfume, tangerines, vaguely spicy, crackers and oranges. Nice flavour. Bitterness fit well with the floral flavour and the citrus notes added some depth mid-palate. Spices appeared towards the end, melding with lingering floral character. Sweetness was more sugary than malty. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation, decent texture. A very interesting beer that doesn't sacrifice drinkability for uniqueness.
09-07-2008 19:09:29 | More by DrJay
4/5 rDev +5%
Pours a reddish/ cupper color with a off white to light pinkish head. In the aroam, wheat notes, corriander, fruity, starting off ripe raspberry/ starwberry to a green apple like small tartness. In the taste, corriander, wheat, notes, ripe red fruits and a green apple dry and tartness. A spice bite and a medium mouthfeel, with a small fruitiness in the aftertaste. I guess hibiscus has something to do with the red fruitiness, but the green apple comes out after it warms up. Nice and interesting.
09-03-2008 15:02:00 | More by OWSLEY069
4.05/5 rDev +6.3%
Color: Dark Pink with a little golden color on the edge.
Smell: Fruit smell with a little smell of hibiscus, I guess from the name.
Taste: This is a fruit beer definitely... no after-taste, and no bitterness.
Drinkability: Well this is a summer beer and would drink more during hot summer day. Very refreshing beer.
09-02-2008 00:36:43 | More by ZorPrime
3.45/5 rDev -9.4%
A- Pours a very odd color. I'm going to call it a reddish orange color. When I poured this one I thought it was pink. The head is fairly small and has a pink tint to it. Leaves a ring of bubbles around the glass and no lacing.
S- Smells very floral and like perfume. Could also pick up some light fruits. A very different smell for a brew.
T- Pretty sweet overall, some apples, cherries, and floral.
M- Medium body and maybe a little like syrup.
D- This brew was pretty good and very very different. I would try this one again. Overall, this is just a lot different than other brews I've had.
09-01-2008 22:46:22 | More by nrbw23
3.93/5 rDev +3.1%
Bright bonfire orange infused with rose petal red. What a unique color for what should be a unique beer. The small, pinkish ecru crown doesn't look so wonderful. The foam has few redeeming qualities, doesn't look any better as it melts, and leaves no more than a few sudsy splotches of lace. At least the tropical sunset-like color of the beer is appealing.
Now I know what hisbiscus flowers smell like. The beer is fruity and floral, and it's obvious that spices of some sort are present. It will a good thing if the balance among the various elements of the aroma is repeated on the palate.
Rosee d'Hibiscus delivers on the promise of being interesting. It's also delicious. The base beer is a pale wheat ale that stays out of the way in terms of flavor, so the flowers and the spices can share the spotlight. Which spices? Hard to say, but coriander has to be among them.
The hisbiscus flowers taste like rose petals or rose water. There's also a fruitiness that is reminiscent of oranges and cranberries. The last of those might be due to a tart acidity that keeps the taste buds at attention with each upending of the glass. Good beer.
Even though the mouthfeel isn't outstanding, it gets the job done. It's light-medium and hangs on nicely at the finish. The bubbles could be a little softer, which would lead to some amount of creaminess.
At the risk of overusing the word 'unique', this Brasserie Dieu du Ciel offering is just that. I'm continually amazed at the sheer number of substances that be can be used to flavor beer. Hisbiscus flowers? When it works this well, why not?
08-31-2008 12:28:02 | More by BuckeyeNation
3.83/5 rDev +0.5%
12 oz bottle I got up in Quebec. Poured into a shaped pint thanks to DFH.
A: This beer poured a strange but attractive orange with a lot of pink tint to it. Held to light the pink really comes out. The head was a nice pink color that has some decent retention. This brew doesn't really have any lacing, but it doesn't need it. All the color and beauty is enough. This girl shows the pink.
S: Roses. Smells like rose water. Ever had it. This is it. Hibiscus is there too. Maybe some honey. Abolutely some lemon. Lots of lemon. This smells wierd. Intriguing but wierd.
T: Taste is of rose water. Lots of roses. Dozens of them. Very subtle but very there, if that is possible. Once again some honey sweetness. The thing that turns this beer is lemon. The lemon brings some tart to this brew and rounds up the floral sweetness perfectly. This really is good.
M: Very crisp and light. Light to medium in body but it has an almost sparkling feel. Really makes this brew refreshing. The lemon brings in the aftertaste, but is not overly sour. Really nice.
D: This beer is strange. I will tell you it probably won't go over well with too many folks. It is good, I like it. But it is wierd. I want more but I feel wierd about it.
08-29-2008 04:38:41 | More by everetends
3.93/5 rDev +3.1%
pours a brilliant pinkish red with some orange highlights. The head is tinted pink as well and although healthy at first por, it fades quickly. Still, a beautiful looking beer. Smells spicy and herbal with a light fruitiness behind those aromas. The taste is very interesting. Spicy and peppery with marked herbal qualities and a light sour fruitiness that is somewhat eclipsed by pepper. The mouthfeel is spicy and smooth, and I'd say this beer falls more in the "interesting" category rather than being something I'll revisit again and again. Still, worth trying for sure.
08-24-2008 15:54:09 | More by Georgiabeer
4.38/5 rDev +15%
11.2oz bottle purchased for $4.99 on 8-21-8 at John's Marketplace.
This beer pours a beautiful pink hued orange color.
This truly does smell exactly like a rose. It comes through very clear and delicate with a bit of lemon sourness and a few other things I can't identify.
The taste at first kinda reminds me of hot tamales (the candy) or atomic fireballs, but without the heat. It's a very mellow, slightly acidic beer. Bit of a iced tea flavor. Very light hop bitterness.
Overall, this is a very enjoyable beer.
08-24-2008 07:15:33 | More by jakon
4.05/5 rDev +6.3%
11.5 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a red/pink color (kinda like the inside of a pink grapefruit) with a very small white head. Head retention and lacing are both average. The aroma is sweet, fruity and floral. It's hard for me to describe but it's pretty much just a tropical fruit aroma with floral notes, most of which I assume is from the hibiscus. It smells like some kind of tropical fruit drink, I don't notice any malt or hop aromas in this brew. The taste is similar to the aroma, it's very tropical and floral but has some citrus in it too. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, with low carbonation. Drinkability is good, it's smooth and goes down easy. This is a pretty good summer beer, it's nice and very refreshing. I thought it was enjoyable. It's worth a try, I'd definitely drink it again.
08-23-2008 01:18:45 | More by bluejacket74
3.98/5 rDev +4.5%
Pours a pale reddish pink, clear with a faint head that dissipated quickly. Little to no carbonation.
The bouquet had nice malts, grapefruits and
sweet flowery componets. Very nice. This translated well to the taste as the first sips were mostly toasted grains, but as I was about 25% through, I started getting a nice flowery sweet taste that helped produce a spectacular aftertaste.
The body is on the lighter side of medium. Very refreshing and easy to drink. I enjoyed this beer alot and will have one again!
08-17-2008 16:34:38 | More by garcia2a
Rosée D'hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
86 out of 100 based on 619 ratings.