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Rosée D'hibiscus - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
86
very good

668 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 668
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 29
Gots: 46 | 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:
Beer added by: Sammy on 06-06-2006

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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.

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
2.88/5  rDev -24.4%
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
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
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
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
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
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
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
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
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
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
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
3.62/5  rDev -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
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
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
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
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
4.42/5  rDev +16%
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
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Photo of corby112
4.42/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark cloudy amber color with a huge, slightly pin foam head that quickly settles into a thin lacing. Sour acidic aroma with flower petals, citrus grapefruit and grapes. Soft carbonation with a sour and slightly puckering acidic taste. Nice subtle floral flavor with citrus peel, grape fruit and light crisp grapes.

Photo of number1bum
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Part of NEPA BC split #19.

Pours a cloudy rose color (how about that) with about a finger and a half of fizzy pink/off-white head. Head fizzles down to a thin lace and it really doesn't leave any stick.

I can't claim to know what a hibiscus flower smells like, but to me this smells quite fruity. It's tropical fruit and berry aromas with some soggy wheat undertones, and a bit of spice.

This tastes a bit like a wit, with some wheat and slightly acidic citrus flavor. There is some spicing but not the coriander of a wit. In addition to the citrus, which is slightly tart, there is also some tropical fruit and berry flavor like there was in the aroma. As usual with fruit beers I don't mind the smell, but don't like the flavor as much. It's pretty good, but not exactly my cup of tea.

Mouthfeel is pretty light in body with a fizzy and aggressive carbonation. This isn't bad, especially if you like wits and/or fruit beers, but it's not really something I'm likely to come back to. Worth a try.

Photo of Clubchat
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dégustée à la Brasserie Dieu du Ciel de Montréal

A: Superbe couleur rafraîchissante entre le rosé et l'orangée. Belle mousse épaisse qui s'efface assez rapidement par contre. Les reflets contenus dans cette bières sont fabuleux

S: Exotique odeur de rose, d'houblon fraîchement coupé, de blé, nez de petits fruits acidulés

T: Excellent goût rafraîchissant qui référe beaucoup à son odeur sucré. Bien équilibrée pour une bière de fleurs

M: Assez douce et lisse en bouche

D: Très facile à boire et à apprécier, encore une excellente bière de Dieu du Ciel, j'ai aussi goûté en bouteille et elle offre un autre goût plus houblonné, je préfére en fût

Photo of drumrboy22
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade with beast464 at GABF. Sean, thanks for the opportunity to try this one! Poured from an 11.5oz bottle into a Hennepin chalice. Beer poured a hazy, strawberry red color with a one-finger, creamy white head. Heavy carbonation and moderate lacing around the glass.

Aroma was sweet and fruity. Hibiscus is strong and upfront, but I also detected notes of berries and tropical fruits, grains and bread.

Taste was on the sweet and fruity side. Slightly tart, floral and earthy.

Very light and refreshing. Goes down smooth and easy. Would make for a nice beer to enjoy on an afternoon hike up in the mountains.

Only my second beer from Dieu Du Ciel, but I'm becoming a fan of their beers.

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

Very floral and perfume smelling as I pour this beer into my 25cl tulip glass. The beer forms a three-finger thick, pink/beige tinged, off-white colored head. The beer is a bright red color that shows a somewhat hazy, deeply red tinged, gold color when held up to the light. Aromas of wheat add a nice graininess and even a touch of tartness, there is also a light, tart, berry like note here as well as the floral / perfume aromatic notes.

The beer tastes tart from both the wheat and the hibiscus; it finishes with a touch more tartness that lingers a bit on the tongue. A persistent carbonation adds some zippy texture that, along with the fairly light body, make this quite a quaffable brew. The wheat contributes a grassy grain note as well as a whole-grain cracker flavor and dryness. A touch of berry flavors in the finish, a light herbal note, a touch of pot pourri, perhaps a hint of lavender and even a touch of honey (though this beer is pretty dry, so it is not sweetness that makes me think of this last note).

This is a nice refreshing beer, I definitely like the hibiscus addition as it meshes well with the base beer. I will admit that it is a bit hard to pull any particular Belgian yeast character out of this beer, so in that sense this might not be the most complex beer, but I still like it.

Photo of mikereaser
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into my hazed and infused pint glass

A - pours a reddish copper color with little foam that ends up being just a ring of bubbles around the glass

S - a refreshing flowery fruity aroma

T - earthiness, hibiscus and other floral hints, a very light beer that just tastes good

M/D - very light and flavorful, very flowery. what makes it good also makes it not that drinkable for me. I could sit down on my deck in the middle of summer and be happy with a few, but its not an everyday drinking beer. Definitely you'll either love it or hate it.

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

Bottle purchased at Buyrite Liquors in South Plainfield NJ. Also available at Ramsey Liquors in Ramsey NJ.

Appearance: Pink Tea colored body with a luxurious slightly off white head. Not much retention but the lacing is gorgeous. Very dense / fine bubbles give a lush quality to the head.

Smell: Loads of hibiscus coupled with wheat bread and a dash of white peppercorn. There is a bitter sweetness to the smell that really plays off of the floral component nicely.

Taste: Smooth, relaxing, and soothing softness makes this one taste like a piece of Heaven. Lemon, hibiscus, earthiness, and wheat dance together well.

Mouthfeel: Fairly light bodied but with a good amount of carbonation which keeps this one from feeling watery.

Drinkability: Like sipping a cloud.

Photo of JoeMayo
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a beautiful pink and red gradient with a thin ring of foam around the glass. The color of this beer is unlike anything I've ever seen. Slightly cloudy with a huge gradient of color beginning with an orange-yellow at the very edges, moving into a grapefruit-pink, then a raw salmon orange, and finishing ruby-amber in the middle of the glass.

S- Floral and complex. The hibiscus hits the nose pretty strong, followed by mild notes of black and white peppercorns. Slight whiffs of belgian spice and a hint of bread are noted.

T- Really soothing and refreshing. Chamomile and a mild tartness come through, balancing one another perfectly. Notes of black pepper come through, accented by a slight funky flavor. Not the same funk as an American Wild or a Flanders, but its own sort of "pleasant" fun, reminiscent of a mild cheese, but not overpowering or intense. It's an awful lot like alcoholic iced herbal tea.

M- Pleasant carbonation with a clean, dry finish.

D- This beer was just so refreshing! It leaves no harshness at all and is a subtle balance of some very interesting flavors. This is something I could definately enjoy on a regular basis to wind down at the end of the day or before bed.

Photo of gford217
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Rosée D'hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
86 out of 100 based on 668 ratings.