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Rosée D'hibiscus - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
86
very good

658 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 658
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 28
Gots: 43 | 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 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.

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of ATPete
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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

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)

Photo of CrellMoset
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of wagenvolks
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of NCSUdo
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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

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 +/-

Photo of nighthawk
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Rosée D'hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
86 out of 100 based on 658 ratings.