Rosée D'hibiscus - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
A: Leaves the bottle pinkish-red, with a slightly pink coloured head. In the glass, it presents more amber coloured with the reddish-pink highlights.
S: Very floral, with a bit of peat and wheat aromas.
T: Like in the aroma, a very flowery flavour, with an added tanginess and a touch of citrus.
M + D: A little light... carbonation seems a touch low and not quite as crisp as it could be. Not too sure what is intended, though, so that may be the point. Certainly an interesting beer, if nothing else, and worth looking into to try, at least.
08-06-2008 23:35:22 | More by Proteus93
3.83/5 rDev +0.8%
Pours a reddish hued amber with a thin white-ish head that falls fast. Nose is strong floral tones. Flavor is definitely influenced by hibiscus as there are a lot of floral tones going on, but there is also a citric sweetness as well. It's floral and a bit refreshing, but kind of odd really. It kind of reminds me of juice almost. Feel is low on carbonation and the liquid is interesting in it's sticky nature. Overall an interesting brew and an interesting drinking experience. Too interesting to justify going back to this another day.
08-01-2008 12:37:27 | More by RblWthACoz
Nova Scotia (Canada)
3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
Let's clear something up off the bat: this shouldn't be classed a Spice/Herb/Vegetable beer. It's a witbier. Lots of witbiers use mystery spices, and this one happens to use one that's pink. That said, it pours a slightly hazy pink-amber, with a thin, bubbly pink-tinged head. Aroma is yeast-spicy, with witbier-wheat aroma, tropical fruit (lychee), hibiscus, and coriander. Flavour is floral, with tropical fruit, strong phenolics, mild citrus. Slightly sour. Nice light silky mouthfeel. The hibiscus is very well integrated; in a black glass this would be classic witbier with a hint of something exotic. The main flaw as far as I'm concerned (in an otherwise wonderful beer) is the heavy phenolic profile. It's a testament to psychosomasis that so many are writing this witbier off as alcopop.
07-27-2008 17:05:31 | More by KaiMiller
4.18/5 rDev +10%
Rosee d'Hibiscus fills my glass a bright red, along the lines of cherry juice. I wasn't sure what to expect from this beer but it certainly wasn't such a bright red body. The body has a touch of chill haze to it and sports very few large carbonation bubbles. A standard pour brought about a two finger clean white airy head that rather quickly fell to a ring and swirling without leaving any lace behind. Each swirl brings the head back up to a respectable cap for a short time before it falls again.
The aroma of this beer is very unique. I didn't know this was a Belgian-style wit when I purchased it but as soon as I stuck my nose in the glass the wheat presence became apparent. The hibiscus addition adds great depth that I don't come across in too many wits and I thoroughly enjoy in this one. The wheat lays down a solid foundation to let the hibiscus shine with a very floral aroma up front with a touch of spicy, earthy character. The floral quality begins to fade and a tropical fruitiness comes forward with hints of orange, mango, and lime all in that order. I'm assuming this is from the hibiscus but I really have no idea. Whatever it's from it is welcomed.
The flavor follows the aroma very closely. The wheat has a nice twang that just borders on turning somewhat sour. This helps to balance the sweet sensations from the hibiscus additions. Sweet candy like floral qualities hit first before the "twang" balances things out. Soon afterwards the soft tropical fruitiness takes hold and winds its way through the finish. The more I drink this wit the more I enjoy it. The finish leaves a lingering floral and tropical fruitiness that lingers after the drying finish.
The mouthfeel of this beer is another unique aspect. The body is right down the center of the spectrum with the carbonation causing a lighter body. There's a unique but mild tingly bitter dryness along the sides of the tongue.
It's warm out today, and this is an excellent drink for the summer. It's hard for me not to gulp this beer down. The combination of floral, almost sour, and fruity along with the dry mouthfeel all creates an incredibly easy drinker.
I wasn't so sure of this beer at first but as I drink the flavors really unfold and it became a pleasant surprise. The use of hibiscus is something new to me and something I would actually like to try in a few other beers. I wouldn't hesitate to pick up Rosee d'Hibiscus again. This turned out to be an excellent beer and quite a surprise.
07-25-2008 23:47:32 | More by joe1510
3.73/5 rDev -1.8%
The color is a spectacular reddish pink, very clear, with some sediment. Pure white head fades quickly.
Smells like fruity stuff. Flavor is clean with some fruity tartness thanks to the hibiscus. Mouthfeel could use some more creaminess.
A really unique beer, glad to have snagged it during a visit to Quebec City.
07-24-2008 21:13:18 | More by akahn
4.08/5 rDev +7.4%
12 oz. Bottle.
Pours a scarlet red hue with a white pink head and nice thick lacing.
The nose has hibiscus, pepper, and fruit.
I get cherries, coriander, pepper, and orange in the flavor.
Nice mouthfeel and very drinkable make for a well made beer.
07-19-2008 00:58:49 | More by HumuloneRed
3.43/5 rDev -9.7%
(Served in a chalice)
A- This beer pours a crystal clear but dense cranberry red body with a spongy white head that has a slight pink hue to it. There is a strong carbonation of big bubbles that race to the surface.
S- The smell of soapy yeast has a dry soft raw grain note. The smell is pretty clean even when the beer warms.
T- The dry raw grain note is followed by a tart grapefruit rind note and a hint of herbal hibiscus tea comes through. There is a hollow cranberry finish with a bitterness and a light sulfur hint.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a big fizzy finish.
D- The light odd flavor is interesting but there is nothing to balance the tart flavor or support it. The flavor and aroma just feel like they are missing something.
07-09-2008 14:29:37 | More by rhoadsrage
3.68/5 rDev -3.2%
Deep strawberry color with light strawberry head.
Flowers, malts and spices with strawberry and cherry make for one interesting and enjoyable scent. Deep and full, but not too light or too strong.
Taste of apples, cherries, floral spices, and a dry earthy finish.
Mouthfeel is clean, but somewhat flat.
07-04-2008 23:55:13 | More by paco1029384756
4/5 rDev +5.3%
Poured from an 11.5oz bottle into a Loterbol tulip.
A: Pours a lovely looking peachy-pink color with a light pink colored head. Not much lace.
S: Interesting dry, spicy, and floral aroma. Hints of tart fruit (cherry?) and red apple.
T: Initially, sweet apple and/or pear and caramel, then spicy and floral (I guess from the Hibiscus), and finally dry and slightly tart like lemon and cherry. Dry toasted malt in the finish, as well.
M: Has the potential to be syrup-y sweet but never gets there thanks to the dry floral spiciness and toasted malt. Very nice.
D: Very interesting. I found this to be quite drinkable and enjoyable.
07-03-2008 14:27:54 | More by GbVDave
2.73/5 rDev -28.2%
Beer? The cloudy red beverage with the pink foamy head looked more like a strawberry soda--with milk. No kidding. Decent mouthfeel, but strong fruity (berry?) smell and a very fruity taste that bordered on too sweet (and too sour). Actually a bit enjoyable (in a weird sort of way), but definitely not a "beer" in my mind, nor something I'd seek out. Worth trying... just for the experience.
06-29-2008 13:29:31 | More by tugdriver7
3.23/5 rDev -15%
I'm not sure why this beer is retired since I just received three from my beer-of-the-month club. Also, the bottle states the ABV is 5%.
Soda pop head that dies to nearly no bubbles. Very thin and spotty lace that does not last. Reddish hue and quite cloudy
Berry smell. Sweet with some sourness in the background. Not overpowering, but still very much like a Sweettart.
Tastes much like a Raspberry mead I made a couple of years ago. Some tartness to initial taste with very little malt flavors. Think a dry kirsch or unsoured lambic. I can almost taste the raspberry pips. Again, the body is closer to soda than beer.
This is drinkable but in many ways a far cry from beer.
06-28-2008 22:52:26 | More by smcolw
4.33/5 rDev +13.9%
A : Pours a pinkish-orange color with a rose colored head.
S : There's some wheat and malt notes. There's also an aroma that I'm assuming is the hibiscus flowers that were added
T : There's some wheat flavors along with a nice spicyness. There's some good floral flavors from the hibiscus
M : Crisp with good carbonation
D : It was different but I really enjoyed it.
06-28-2008 11:49:10 | More by mhewes
3.73/5 rDev -1.8%
Pours yellow to orange with a bit of red in there too very little head with almost no retention and no lacing
floral - go figure, wheat and witte yeast
Esters flowers and slightly medicinal very dry - interesting, good on a hot night, almost some dry white wine qualities to this beer.
a little cloying for such a light beer some funny tastes hang out after the beer clears
not a hugely drinkable beer a fun experament to try
thanks to Neubrewm for hooking me up with this beer
06-28-2008 04:49:41 | More by mully
3.45/5 rDev -9.2%
Single, 11.5 oz bottle just purchased from State Line Liquors in Maryland...
"Ale brewed with spices and hibiscus flowers" on the front logo sticker...
"5% ABV" noted on the bottle...
Very unusual appearance - pours a dark-pink, slightly reddish colored-hue with a modest foamy head that quickly dissipated and left hardly any lacing...
Faint aroma replete with wheat, roses, bittersweet grapefruit, and citrus...
Taste strongly mirrored the smell, with a strong citrus-like essence along with hibiscus flowers, roses, sugared candies, wheat, and citrus...
Mouthfeel was slightly astringent and not very appealing... Drinkability took a hit due to the slightly cloying flavors, although the ABV was pretty modest...
Interesting sample, but nothing special...
06-22-2008 20:29:29 | More by dsa7783
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
Pours a cloudy orangey copper color with a dismal white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is fruity, funky, perfumey, spicy, really a lot going on in here. Some bubblegum and some solvent type aromas as well. Taste is like a spicy Belgian brew. Some malty sweetness twisted with a bit of flower twang and some spicy funk. Mouthfeel and carbonation are medium/adequate. Definitely a different take on a Belgian style brew. Interesting, but probably not something I would seek out again.
06-17-2008 21:58:56 | More by johnnnniee
3.78/5 rDev -0.5%
This has been popping up over the past few months. I'm happy to get to try it. Bottle says it was brewed in 2006.
Pours a murky looking dark pink but when held to the light, this appears somewhat orange and clear. Head starts and finishes as thin, white glass clinging lace with bubbles on the surface. Striking and beautiful.
Smells ridiculously fragrant and floral, hibiscus for sure but also with some light fruit, lychee or ranbutan? Kind of a Belgian pale base with wheat and tropical fruit notes.
Tastes sweetish and floral with lots of tropical fruit notes and definite wheat. Lots of Wit like coriander spice and even some orange peal, although as it warms this comes out more like tangerine.
Mouthfeel: slightly acidic, micro carbonation, medium bodied, balanced, crisp.
Drinkability: not great. This is too floral and fruity for me to drink en masse.
06-16-2008 00:47:18 | More by DaPeculierDane
3.43/5 rDev -9.7%
Pours a cool rosey, ruby color. Not much in the head department, but a strong column of bubbles rises to the top. The aroma is a sweet ros with a light touch of tart fresh cherries and earth. A hint o herbal wheat with some must roses slowly wilting away as it warms. The palate is tart with an overall earthy tone. Not bad to try, but not exceptional.
06-15-2008 16:48:05 | More by scruffwhor
2.78/5 rDev -26.8%
I landed this one ona a recent trip to Dilly Deli in Mariemont, OH. It was hanging out next to the Péché Mortel, so I figured I stick with Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel brews and get a couple at $4.49 each.
Appearance: Attactive 12 oz bottle with a female Gelfling-like (?) drawing on the front (Dark Crystal!), topped with a black cap. A dating system appears on the right side of the label, but there was nothing notched. Pours a slightly hazy, rich ruby/amber. I only saw some bubbles on the initial pour. No foam can be seen 30 seconds after the pour.
Smell: Light wheat, mild malts and an indefinable, natural sweetness.
Taste: Simple beer with moderate sourness and sweetness. I detected wheat and malts. No floral attributes detected.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with light carbonation.
Drinkability: Light and refreshing beer... Glad I had the opportunity, but is it worth $4.49 per bottle, I don't think so. One was enough. It may have been old, but I know the shipment Peanut got was freshly delivered.
06-09-2008 03:34:23 | More by beachbum1975
3.35/5 rDev -11.8%
Pours a light amber in color with red highlights and tones to it. Decent frothy head on the pour. Smell is I'm guessing the hibiscus flower that's added. It gives it a very acidic, tart cherry flavor and smell. This is a decent outdoors beer I enjoyed sitting on my back patio in the sun. Clean and crisp on the mouthfeel, this is an easy drinker. However, I feel I've had enough of the hibiscus flavor and one bottle is enough.
06-06-2008 13:55:36 | More by FtownThrowDown
4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
Rosee D'hibiscus is a flavoured wheat beer, which I should have guessed from its description as 'blanche'. Doesn't quite pour blanche though, as the body is a mix of amber and ruby, and the generous white head has a definite pink tinge to it. Fruity, tropical aroma of lychee and melon with a pretty faint wheat backing.
The flavour has a pleasing combination of the aforementioned fruity flavours with sour cherry and wheat. Subtle floral notes in the roof of the mouth (presumably from the hibiscus - I will need to eat some next time I see a bush to be sure). I'm really digging the refreshing fruity flavours in this one. Dry mouthfeel, with heavier than expected body and decent carbonation.
The is a very interesting twist on a wheat, and another Dieu du Ciel beer that I would buy again and again. The drinkability is refreshingly high, and I see this as an excellent light and quenching option for hot weather.
06-05-2008 17:35:34 | More by bobsy
3.9/5 rDev +2.6%
Appearance: Pours a clear, amber body with a bubbly, diminishing, white head.
Smell: An indistinct wheat malt note. Definitely flowery, lychee, roses, and and melted scented candles.
Taste: Pale, wheat maltiness that's somewhat sweet. A bit more pronounced fruit and floral character than the nose, even a bit tropical. Lychee, honeydew melon, and orange peel. Spoonful of a frozen Bahama Mama. Touch of acidity midway. Very light bitterness. Finishes sweet and floral.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Not bad at all. Dare I say it was surprisingly pleasant.
06-02-2008 20:16:59 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.13/5 rDev +8.7%
a: This was a slightly cloudy bright orange color with cherry highlights. It pours with a medium sized white head that has faint hints of red in it.
s: First, the easy part; obvious aromas of sweet, wheaty, bananas. Also, some flowery apple, cherry smells that have asour bite to them. Some cloves and pepper as well.
t: Here again, the wheat flavors are obvious, banana and a bit of bubblegum. The hibiscus dries things out a bit too much for my liking. The added flavors, however, are unique and quite welcome. Prickly sour cherry flavors play nicely off the wheat flavors.
m: Nice peppery carbonation and a welcome tart aftertaste.
d: This was an awesome extra from abankovich. It's been a long time since I've had something as unique as this. Definitely worth seeking out.
06-02-2008 10:40:47 | More by DIM
3.8/5 rDev 0%
Appearance - pinkish orange brew, looks like it's plugged in or fluorescent. A thin soda head is short-lived, maintaining a grouping of bubbles in the center of the St, Bernardus goblet. Soome sudsy lace pieces drape the sides but tend to slide back down to beer level.
Aroma - slightly floral, I imagine that could be hibiscus. Light Belgian style sweetness, yeast. Delicate and pleasant, like honeysuckle. Some cool woodiness as it warms up.
Taste - a non-descript malt presence. Light candi sugar sweeetness with some mild fruity tartness. Tastes like a grainy tart zinfandel.
Mouthfeel - thin, tempered carbonation, fitting for the style.
Drinkability - an interesting brew with a workable mix of both wine and beer flavors.
06-01-2008 15:46:15 | More by brewdlyhooked13
3.8/5 rDev 0%
A really unusual color, kool-aid orange when held up to the light, a much deeper red otherwise, a finger of pale peach head resting at the top.
A bit of a funky farmhouse scent to it, straw and hay and a bit of floral citrus.
Heavy floral notes and a vague underlying citrus.
Very nice mouthfeel, well balanced with a slightly citrus aftertaste.
Eassy enough to drink, but the heavy floral notes make this a 'one beer' session.
05-26-2008 03:59:41 | More by donteatpoop
4.33/5 rDev +13.9%
Into the Lindeman's flute glass. Really am excited about this beer being released.
A - Pink tint to the body, with normal head.
S - Smells like most wit style beers.Tart, citrus like aromas dominate, with come grape like flavors underneath. Did not pick up much in the way of flower in the aroma. Some slight funk noted as well.
T - A lot sweeter in the mouth than exected. Grape like flavor seems to dominate, with a soft, sweet flavor that reminds me of rose water. It starts out soft, but really expresses itself more in the finish. Good hop kick, coriander, and a nice, mild Belgian funk round out this beer.
M - Quite crisp, with a slightly thicker body than one usually finds in this style.
D - I was really quite happy with this beer. Well made beer, with a slightly more interesting combination of spices than most wits. Recomended
05-25-2008 02:42:09 | More by SammyDavisJrJrJr
Rosée D'hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
86 out of 100 based on 618 ratings.