Rosée D'Hibiscus | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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Rosée D'HibiscusRosée D'Hibiscus

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

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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

A nice experience. Worth trying again.


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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 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 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 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 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 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 StoutHunter
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Brasserie Dieu du Ciel's Rosée D'hibiscus for $4.99 at The Lager Mill. I've been wanting to try this one and since I just now saw it on the shelf I thought I should give it a chance, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a teku.

A- The label is nice, it has a nice design that goes with the name and it's eye catching. It poured a pink and red color that took on more of a bright ruby and pink color when held to the light with a finger worth of bubbly light pink head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left some spotty lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, the Hibiscus really comes through in the color.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with a noticeable buttery aroma being the first to show up and goes into the hibiscus which imparts a floral and aromatic aromas. Up next comes the yeast which impart a slight bit of a stone fruit like aroma with a little bit of other fruity aromas in the background. Towards the end comes a little bit of noticeable spices along with some grainy and pale malt like aromas with the buttery and floral aromas sticking out the most in this beer. This beer has a pretty nice aroma that lives up to it's name.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with just a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness that goes into the same buttery aspects that I got in the aroma being the first to show up and it's followed by the hibiscus which is very noticeable and still imparts those same very floral aspects that I got in the aroma. Up next comes the fruity yeast with stone fruits still sticking out the most and it's followed by the malts which impart more of a lighter sweet malt, pale malt and light grainy flavor. On the finish there's a slight bit of bitterness with a little bit of tartness too and it has a buttery, floral and yeasty flavors in the aftertaste. This is a pretty nice tasting beer that lives up to it's name.

M- Fairly smooth, a little buttery, a little creamy, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and a good example of the style, I've had more than a few Hibiscus beer and I've grown to not care for them too much, but I can still tell that this is pretty spot on for the style and the Hibiscus is showcased nicely. this beer had nice drinkability, one would be my limit and it would be nice for warm weather. What I like the most about this beer is that the hibiscus was showcased just like it should be. What I like the least about this beer is that it didn't have more tartness, I think this beer would work better with more sourness. I don't think I would buy this beer, but If I wanted a Hibiscus beer I would and I would recommend it to anyone who wants the same. All in all I liked this beer, it was just as advertised and it had no off flavors or anything like that. This isn't a favorite beer from this brewery, but it is a good example of the style. nice job guys, this is a good Hibiscus beer.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel 'Rosee Hibiscus' @ 5.9% , served from a 341 ml bottle purchased for $4
A-pour is a pink rose wine from the bottle to a pink/orange in the glass with a small quick dissapating head leaving a streaky lace along the pint
S-wheat , hibiscus flowers , spices
T-sweet start , funky middle & swallow
MF-mild carbonation , medium body
Ov-interesting beer
prost LampertLand

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Photo of DaveBar
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Purchase in QC for $3.00. 341ml bottle. Served at 8deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a nice white head that is gone in a minute or two. Nice Dark red colour

S- Nor a lot there. some fruit

T- Strawberry and hibiscus is mighty low More strawberry than anything.

M- Watery

O- Not a bad brew but light on flavor.

Food Pairing

This kind of low flavored brew went ok with......... Warm nut salad with roasted pine nuts, Balsamic vinaigrette and some citrus such as kiwi or segmented orange.


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Photo of MojitoCheesecake
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours Ruby Red and is full bodied. Easily one of my favorite wheat beers especially of the fruit and wheat variety. This beer is the rose' of beer. Lots of ripe berry notes . Very nuanced. Very complex and unfortunately very hard to find here in the state of California.

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Photo of Beerbom
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More like a sparkling wine than beer. The hibiscus is very subtle. It's described as a spiced strong beer but i don't taste any spices nor does it feel like a strong ale.

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Photo of tillmac62
4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

BBD 01/16. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a ruby tint. Normal head volume, below normal lacing and retention.

World class nose of hibiscus over wheat and biscuit with powerful notes of sweet fruit and light spice.

Light medium body with a texture that is smooth with creamy aspects. World class carbonation with a nice effervescent middle and a finely bubbled prickly finish.

The flavor profile is quite outstanding. Intensity and balance deliver with complexity being the star of the show. It begins slightly sweet then the hibiscus flavor arrives. The middle remains slightly sweet coupled with a slight sour tartness that causes an almost imperceptible pucker. Tart apples and cherry come to mind. The finish brings grainy wheat and a soft spice over a lingering tartness and fading honey like sweetness.

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Photo of CanadianBacon
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is probably one of the more interesting brews I've tried to date forsure.

Appearance - Poured into a tulip, this beer pours a mix between a rose pink and a deep amber the head was about 2 fingers at first and a light pink. it fades within seconds leaving no trace of a head. Carbonation than looks pretty dull.

Aroma - The smell is definitely this beers strongest attribute, it welcomes you in with sweet hibiscus, wheat zest some light floral smells like the ones you get from budding lilacs in spring.

Taste - This is a very sweet beer, the hibiscus gives a sweet beginning following into almost a strong sour taste, it reminds me of the aftertaste of sour cream. underneath that you get wheat, some floral tastes and maybe a bit of a caramel.

Feel - This beer feels medium - light bodied with stabbing carbonation on the tongue but goes down smooth. the finish is sweet with a lasting sweet and sour aftertaste.

Overall - This is a very well executed beer to me. Certain flavors are turnoffs but their blended so nicely with the good that you seem to forget about them. Its not something I think id buy again but it was definitely a pleasant experience. Cheers!

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Photo of FBGordon
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 330ml into a tulip.

A: Pours a rich amber with a thin off-white head that dissipates quickly into a ring. This maintains and laces nicely.

S: Sweet hibiscus, spices and really nice florals.

T: Spices, a little caramel, bubblegum and notes that come off like apple.

M: Medium to light body with thin carbonation.

O: A sweet wine lover's delight, this was a nice, light, sweet brew with a beautiful color and nice botanicals. I would definitely drink again if I was in the mood for something a little sweet and straightforward.

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

L- Hazy pink with a surprising small head for a wheat beer. Little lacing reduces to a light ring.
S-This is really a lovely aroma. Sweet red fruits and hibiscus.
T- Some diluted fruity sweetness which finishes tart almost rye-like.
F- carbonation is moderate leaving a lighter mouthfeel. Dry almost wine like.
O-Very interesting. A nice easy drinkable brew. It accomplishes what it is supposed to in showcasing the hibiscus.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Veiled ruby color with a low amount of activity. Weak half a finger head that dissipates within a minute, and some poor legs.

Aromas of strong flowers with some fruits like cherries and strawberries. Flavors of cherries and fruits, roasted malts, with a flowery feel and herbal spices. Well balanced flavors and a highly sugary taste.

Light body with some prickly carbonation. Light finish of medium length, ending with more of a bitter and sharp dry fruity tongue coat, and some roasted grains.

Overall decent quality craft having some well executed complex flavors that are not entirely pleasant, but still worth a try. Very thin body that feels like a carbonated juice. Incredible smell though, and good freshness.

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Photo of hotmailmsn
2.85/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

5.9% ABV, 16 ibu? on tap.
A - hazy pinkish with finger head.
S - candy sweetness, fruity, juicy, tart, floral.
T - light body, tart sour cranberry taste, lingering, lemon grapefruit peel bitterness.
O - is it wheat beer, more like a light sour beer, interesting spiced with hibiscus flowers. good beer during a hot summer day! won't buy it again but it's worth to try it. like their peche mortel (stout) more!

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

From Harvest Wines in Dartmouth, NS

A: pink and clear, minimal head.
S: like fruity herbal tea and roses.
T: sweet but not overly so. a bit citrusy.
F: crisp.

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Photo of sweemzander
2.99/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle poured into a nonic
(A)- Pours a pale blush red color. Little to no white froth
(S)- Big nose of hibiscus. Some honey-like sweetness meets cereal/bread-like dryness
(T)- Big on sweetness and hibiscus. Honey-like flavors on the finish
(M)- Low carbonation meets a high sugary sweetness. Middle and finish are quite muted/flat
(O)- Possibility of getting an older bottle, but this generally has hibiscus with big sweet malts. Poor carbonation level

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Photo of BigBry
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, pinkish color with a minimal cap of pink head. Foam quickly faded to a thin film, no real lace, just some dots of bubbles.
Smell is like a wheat beer, some spices, yeast, and some light sweet (I assume) hibiscus flowers.
Taste is on the sweet side, hibiscus and other beery like fruit, dry wheat finish.
Lots of carbonation bubbles give light body and crisp mouthfeel.
An interesting fruity / flower beer, refreshing and clean, but don't see my self having more than one in a sitting.

Also tried the bottles version, part of a Dieu Du Ciel mixed 12 pack.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.71/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow what a great beer. Slightly cloudy with a pinkish hue in a wheat beer. The smell is definitely a wheat beer aroma with some spiciness and coriander but with the scent of flowers. It is a great wheat beer with all of the qualities you would expect. Wheat, coriander, pepper and spices with a citrus tinge of flowers. It is slightly tart and finishes with a mild bit of bitterness. This is a phenomenal beer that delivers amazing taste and a refreshing twist on a wheat beer.

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Photo of VbolieuV
4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pink/redish color, really splendid. Not much head or carbonation though. Nice floral aromas some wheat smells too. Amazing taste, really delicate, a little sour/acid due to the flowers used. Nice refreshing summer beer, in the mouth there's a nice carbonation that isn't really visible when you look at it.

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Pinkish hazy look overall with little to no head. It is a very still looking brew....carbonation is very mellow and there are few columns rising to the top. Lacing is also minute so I think the overall look could be improved on...oh well!

S- Amazing aromas happening here, with smells ranging from fresh strawberry/rhubarb/raspberry, sweet malts, slight floral notes, and creamy yeast.....very inviting for sure. The hop presence is minimal.

T- There is a distinct tartness about this beer....again, very berry like with a background of rhubarb tang. Also noted are flower petals, citrus (lemonade), malt, and a biscuit like yeast....super awesome and unique flavors!

M/O- Nice medium body, mellow carbonation and super full flavors that remind me of summer! This is an excellent uniquely flavored beer that when chilled to almost freezing would compete with the best coolers! Crisp and refreshing at the same time, I can't think of a better beer that would come close to this style than Rosee! Another great job by Dieu du Ciel!

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