Rosée D'Hibiscus | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

BA SCORE
86
very good
768 Ratings
Rosée D'HibiscusRosée D'Hibiscus
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada
dieuduciel.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Sammy on 06-06-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
768
Reviews:
386
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
13.09%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
75
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This unique ale pours a cherry tinged
reddish amber with a nice head of off white foam that subsides to a thick ring,
light pool, and features some nice light lacing. Nose of tart stone fruits, light notes
of tea, and light herbal components. Flavors lightly exceed the nose with subtle soft wheat
and a light floral tea note that fades to a light tartness of tart cherries and notes that
could easily be mistaken for lemonade with herbal hop notes that are lightly zippy
mingling nicely with the carbonation. Excellent mouth feel; medium light body
that is medium high in carbonation, lightly tart and subtly sweet finish that is moderately
dry.

A nice experience. Worth trying again.

Cheers

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of derdtheterd
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Extrajoker00
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AleSan
3.04/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! "Rosée d'Hibiscus"
on tap at the brewery on 1 Octobre 2014
$6.50 / pint

Notes: Hazy reddish-pink in color beneath a short head of bright white foam that settles fairly readily and leaves only spots and splashes of lace behind. The aroma is floral and wine-like, fruity with berries and apple, and lightly earthy/herbal. The flavor adds a bit of pear, perhaps some lemon, wheat, and more hibiscus earthy spiciness. It's lightly sweet, and tart, and it finishes dry and refreshing with barely a touch of bitterness. Light bodied and gently crisp, it's remarkably drinkable. It may be a one-trick pony, but it's a widely flavored and satisfying one-trick pony.

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Photo of tyronegangsta
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Poljazz22
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought 3/01/17, poured into a Mort Subite glass. Made 2016/11/08
Looks like pink champagne. White head disappears quite quickly.
Smell of rising dough, citrus fruit and flowers.
A bit of sourness and some sweet candy. Hibiscus and light spices.
Very light carbonation. Not overly sweet. No noticeable alcohol in the mouth. Very easy to drink. I should have served it at fridge temperature. A lovely summer drink and still nice in a Canadian January!
I have been looking for a Belgian Kriek made in Montreal and this is it.
A bonus is that my wife who is not a beer drinker likes it.

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Photo of madelf66
4.52/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Erik-P
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andpit
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

How interesting that the name is just slightly off. The "d" is capitalized, which should not be the case, but the case of the "H" seems to make a difference. Upper-case translates to "Hibiscus Dew" while lower-case comes up as "Pink Hibiscus". I like the former, while the latter may be (more) correct.

From the bottle: "Ale brewed with spices and hibiscus flowers"; "Rosée d'hibiscus is a soft spoken Belgian-style wheat beer. Its rose colour comes from the hibiscus flowers added during the brewing process. The aromas and flavor of this tropical flower are very prominent in the beer, giving it a slight acidity and a very agreeable fragrance."; "The Rosée d'hibiscus was born in our Montreal brewpub in 2006."

Another screw-top bottle, depriving me of even a Pop! Grrr. Smyert botylok! I utilized a gentle pour as seemed befitting of a beer named for a flower. I attempted an in-glass swirl, but despite a vigorous go-'round, I could not raise any head. Quelle domage! I was intrigued by its hue, especially given its NE-quality clarity. It was Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13), but with a slightly pinkish cast. Nose had a light spiciness with an odd twang from the hibiscus flowers. I have had several beverages (beer & cider) with hibiscus as an adjunct, so I recognize it more readily than in the past. The mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but its lack of discernible carbonation gave it a flatness that hindered it in that regard. The taste was odd, very flowery, almost like herbal tea and with the light spice flavors, it was incredibly mellow. I have used herbes de Provence before in cooking & this beer was very evocative of the herbal/flowery/spicy scent that it gives off, both in the bag and when cooking meat. Oddly, I have just made myself both very hungry AND very sleepy. Finish was semi-dry, which speaks well of their employment of the spices. Had they gone overboard, it would have been much drier & probably have overwhelmed the delicate floweriness imparted by the hibiscus. In fact, I have found it better and more noticeable in ciders as opposed to beers.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of patre_tim
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bright rosy red, cloudy with little carbonation, and no real head. There's just a pink foam that settles fast.

Smells of floral fruitiness, berry fruit leather, and herbal hibiscus tea.

Tastes of lightly sweet, red berries, hibiscus and herbal teas, Belgian yeasts and phenols. A hint of coriander as well.

Medium to light body, with lots of spicy carbonation.

Got this North of Montreal, near the lake in a local gas station. "Bon Choix" said the clerk, seeing my purchase. Yes, it is a good choice one must be in the mood for to drink. Its nice, would be good on a hot summers day. Drinking in in New Hamburg, Ontario, Oct 9th, 2016.

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Photo of Will12
4.96/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rubyredsour
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Bruno74200
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks like champagne rosé. The spices and floral flavour of the hibiscus brings a good balance to the wheat. Clean but complex. A refreshing brew from the best brewery in Canada

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Photo of ikidunot
4.59/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of risenz
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours pinkish amber with one finger of light pink head that leaves sudsy rings of lace as it recedes.

Smells of flowers, mixed underripe berries, mild lemon and grapefruit and light honeyed biscuit malt.

Tastes of more tart berries, hibiscus preserve, tart citrus, spiced pie crust and raspberry jam.

Feels light and fluffy. Medium bodied with gently frothy carbonation. Finishes off-dry.

Verdict: Highly recommended. Great summer drink.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz. pint served in a tulip glass at STIR in Mississauga.

Appearance - Poured a hazy pink colored beer with leaning towards magenta purple rather than salmon pink. Small pink-white head on top with good retention and some sparse lacing left behind.

Smell - Very perfumey, floral, well rounded though as these aromas are not overdone. Just a hint of fruitiness. Huge aromatics and very inviting for the summertime.

Taste - Pretty much like the nose, some light powdery yeast with faint spices and loads of floral taste. Hibiscus clearly the star.

Mouthfeel - Light body, soft carbonation, feel is a little flat.

Overall - DDC's Rosee D'hibiscus is a fine representative of the style with oodles of soft flowery smell and taste that is easy and enjoyable to drink. Certainly worth a try if you get an opportunity to.

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Photo of kw_pip
4.52/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tart. Flavourful. Complex. Vinegar taste.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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