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Rosée D'hibiscus - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Rosée D'hibiscusRosée D'hibiscus

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BA SCORE
86
very good

638 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 638
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 26
Gots: 38 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 06-06-2006)
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Photo of HumuloneRed
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

HumuloneRed, Jul 19, 2008
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(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.

rhoadsrage, Jul 09, 2008
Photo of paco1029384756
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

paco1029384756, Jul 05, 2008
Photo of GbVDave
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

GbVDave, Jul 03, 2008
Photo of tugdriver7
2.73/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

tugdriver7, Jun 29, 2008
Photo of smcolw
3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

smcolw, Jun 28, 2008
Photo of mhewes
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mhewes, Jun 28, 2008
Photo of mully
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

mully, Jun 28, 2008
Photo of dsa7783
3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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...

dsa7783, Jun 22, 2008
Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

johnnnniee, Jun 17, 2008
Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

DaPeculierDane, Jun 16, 2008
Photo of scruffwhor
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

scruffwhor, Jun 15, 2008
Photo of beachbum1975
2.78/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

beachbum1975, Jun 09, 2008
Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

FtownThrowDown, Jun 06, 2008
Photo of bobsy
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

bobsy, Jun 05, 2008
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

ChainGangGuy, Jun 02, 2008
Photo of DIM
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

DIM, Jun 02, 2008
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

brewdlyhooked13, Jun 01, 2008
Photo of donteatpoop
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

donteatpoop, May 26, 2008
Photo of SammyDavisJrJrJr
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

SammyDavisJrJrJr, May 25, 2008
Photo of ccrida
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. screw-top poured into my Deschutes snifter, the Rosee D'hibiscus is a slightly hazy dark pink with small, tight, off-white head that leaves barely any lace.

Smell is heavy on the flowers, a distinct cherry/rose aroma that borders on being a bit thick.

Taste is, wow, from the very first sip, quite nice! I hate to say, I was expecting some kind of overly spicy, floral wit, and while this is still kind of a chick beer, it's really a nicely done spiced wit, and would pair well with a wide range of foods. I'm stocking up on more this summer (lamb bbq, etc...), in spite of the $4.50/bottle price tag.

Mouthfeel starts out very creamy and dry, with a lighter body, but dosen't finish as nice, feeling still and thicker, in spite of the pervasive head.

Drinkability is pretty good, one of the better new DDC beers to hit town, I'll grab a few more while I can, but it might be too spicy to be a big hit.

ccrida, May 24, 2008
Photo of emerge077
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange amber, possibly with a rosy tint.

Big floral aroma, also a touch of wheaty goodness.

Flavor has a bit of tart acidity and spice/floral notes. Wheat flavor like a typical Witbier. Towards the end of the glass, the carbonation loses steam.

It's pretty easy drinking, worth a try if you like unconventional Wits.

emerge077, May 19, 2008
Photo of ElGordo
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my first encounter with Brasserie Dieu du Ciel, as their beers just arrived in the Oregon market this week. Poured form the 11.5 oz (really, 11.5oz? WTF?) into a pint glass. A small, pinky-sized white head quickly subsides into a thin ring, resting on atop a cloudy body that's a growing reddish hue. The aroma is dominated by a strong hibiscus floral character, backed up by crisp wheat character and a hint of tangy yeast.
Palate is again heavy on the floral character up front, with some light floral hops and crisp light malt and wheat. A mildly sweet fruity character comes through before the nice, dry finish. Body is crisp and not too thin, just right for the flavors involved here. An incredibly refreshing beer for a warm spring night, I'm glad I picked one of these up as soon as it came out.

ElGordo, May 16, 2008
Photo of Wildman
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a cloudy amber color and formed an off white foamy head that coated the glass with lace as it subsided. An aroma of wheat, yeast, spices and flowers. The flavor was of wheat, spices and hint of yeast. The body is medium light and the finish is slightly sprite. A rather nice beer that seems like a more hyped up wheat beer than a spice beer like some Christmas beers.

Wildman, May 14, 2008
Photo of moose3285
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours rose/pink with about an half finger head that fades pretty quickly. A little bit of lacing but not much.

S - Initial smell is wheat with some berry and floral notes.

T - Pretty similar to the smell. Very wheaty with cherry and berry flavors as well as flowers. The fruit flavors aren't as strong in the taste as they are in the smell but the floral qualities are a bit more present. A little bit of hop bitterness in the aftertaste but not much.

M - A little thin and a bit overcarbonated but for the style this is pretty good.

D - Very refreshing and drinkable. This would be a perfect summer session beer, if it were a little easier to find and not so expensive.

I wasn't sure what to expect with this beer, but I wasn't disappointed. I would buy it if you have the chance.

moose3285, May 10, 2008
Rosée D'hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
86 out of 100 based on 638 ratings.