Rosée D'Hibiscus | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

BA SCORE
86
very good
771 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:
771
Reviews:
387
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
13.09%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
75
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 771 |  Reviews: 387
Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful red with pinkish foam, like a bstrawberry milkshake. Aroma of sweet and sour herbs. Creamy mouthfeel with a sour edge. Bold taste. Sourish finish. Suitable carbonation. I like sour rosehip tea once in a while, but this was a unique spot-on brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy clear red/pinkish color with a tiny 1/2 light red cap that becomes a film on the top of the beer. Small spots of lace here and there on the glass that dissipate and slide back down into the remaining beer. Smell is of a light witbier with red berries, hibiscus flowers, and some slight spices. Taste is of sweet red berries, hibiscus, cranberry, with a traditional witbier aftertaste. Good carbonation with a light, crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a an interesting fruity/floral beer that is pretty refreshing.

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Photo of spycow
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

to me, these guys can do no wrong, so it comes as no surprise that their hibiscus beer is fantastic. its light and tart and clean, different from the perfume forward intensity of others, and with the exception of io from jolly pumpkin, this is one of the best hibiscus beers around. a nose of soft flower petals, mineral water, and vibrant spicy ale yeast thats not quite belgian. the flavor is the same, with all the hibiscus and most of the spice coming on the back end. lots of pale malt up front, biscuity but light, clean, and delicate. carbonation is prickly and its just right for this beer. body is short of medium, and this is a total summer refresher, as the additives are subtle and so the whole profile is akin to a hot weather drink, rose water or limeade or something. overall a real well done brew, but they all are from dieu ciel.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was one that I couldn't remember if I had tried it in the past or not. So I figured I'd give it a try and see if I remembered it. Turns out I hadn't had this beer and I was pleasantly surprised by it's characteristics. The pour from what I could tell in the dark bar that I was in looked reddish pink in the dim lighting they had. The head was foamy and white. The smell of the beer was herbal and floral. The taste of the beer was along those same lines, it had plenty of herbal notes and some citrus in there. The mouthfeel was soft and very drinkable. Overall this beer was pretty damn good I thought.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of metter98
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is cloudy dark pink in color, almost resembling grapefruit juice. It has lacy patterns of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Aromas of hibiscus flowers really stand out in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is dominated by tropical flavors from the hibiscus flowers. There are also some notes of fruits and hints of sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied and crisp on the palate with a slight amount of carbonation.
D: The beer isn't that difficult to drink and has some thirst-quenching properties.

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

Incredibly delicate and complexly finesse, this gentle Belgian-style wheat beer carries flowery notes with fruit and spice very well. Even this staunch critic of herbed or spiced beers seem to fall under her whimsical spell.

A firm haze of pink, peach, and blood orange doesn't allow much penetration of light, but does skirt the glass with a creamy white foam while decorating the glass with small islands of lace. I kinda wish her appearance carried more foam character.

Fruit and wheat work the olfactory senses with a light bready scent on which the aromas of fruit, flowers, soft spice, and tartness perch upon. A potpourri of fragrant herbs, botanicals, and perfume add a lot of feminine character to the already complex scent.

But the juicy flavors of blood oranges and tangerines blend with semi-sweet ruby red grapefruit juice, passion fruit, raspberries, green apples, and twangy red rice. Spiced to balance, the herbal taste of coriander, dried citrus peel, lavender, chamomile, and hibiscus give a floral tea-like flavor to shyly balance the malt and fruit with light bitterness and acidity all its own.

The fruit-forward taste is supported by medium-light malty weight and creamy carbonation. The juicy mid palate develops quickly to a mildly acidic finish that's void of hop dryness, minty alcohol sensations, and semi-dry finish that leaves a touch of sugar sweetness and mild oiliness on the palate.

Rosee shows her flowery side with tremendous finesse and balance with undeniable girly overtones. She seduces the palate with complexity and smooth textures and make you gleeful in the oversight of her flaws.

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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz glass at the brewpub in Montreal.

This beer alights upon the table, appearing an eye-catching cloudy orangish pink hue, with two skinny fingers (how cosmo) of slightly pinkish head, which renders a decent array of hanging coral reef lace around the glass as it slowly abates.

It smells sweetly of indistinct florals, like this prairie boy wouldn't know a hibiscus essence if it hit him over the head, which it certainly doesn't do here, with a further soft grainy wheatiness, herbal tea, a touch of tart grapefruit, and dry white wine. The taste is bittersweet, well, everything - floral hops, weedy, earthy hibiscus, citrus fruit, chai spices, and even the mostly overlooked grainy wheat malt.

The carbonation is quite heady at first, but settles to a dull frothy hum after a spell, the body medium light in weight, and rather fruity in its plain smoothness. It finishes mostly dry, the fruit, flower, and spice bound together through the last.

A generally tasty and balanced herbal beer, the kind where, if you're drinking this, then there's no doubt about which pint on the table belongs to you. I kid, I kid, but I must admit, the floral character is subtle enough, that I might actually be able to stomach more than one of these.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of brentk56
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy fruit juice color (apple juice with a splash of cranberry) with a modest, slightly pink head that leaves a few splashy dots

Smell: Smells like stone fruit juice, infused with a hibiscus, floral rose water character

Taste: Opens with a sweet, peach juice flavor that moves, simultaneously, in a sweet (hibiscus) and tart cherry direction by mid-palate; after the swallow, a bit of honey character enters the fray to keep the beer tipped to the sweet side

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, a bit thick (like a nectar), with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: While I am not crazy about the mouthfeel, I really like this beer as a summer quaffer with a difference - too bad it is the end of November, now

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Photo of emerge077
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a cloudy deep pink color ale with a big foamy head with some average retention. Aroma of hibiscus is dominating and quite enjoyable and different. Taste is also dominated by the hibiscus with a ton of wheat malt and some spices which may originate from the yeast strain or maybe some orange peel/coriander mix. Body is full with some good carbonation. Interesting experience and definitely something I would buy again.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy orange copper color with a small white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of pear, grape, herbal, cherry, caramel, pepper, clove, wheat, hibiscus, and yeast spices. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of pear, cherry, lemon zest, strawberry, wheat, herbal, floral, earth, pepper, and yeast spices. Light tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruit, wheat, herbal, floral, earth, and yeast spices on the finish for a bit. Nice balance and complexity of flavors; no cloying sweetness at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming noticed at all after the finish. Overall this is a very good witbier style. Nice flavor balance and complexity; very smooth to drink. Quite enjoyable. Would be a nice summer beer if it wasn’t priced like it is.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Rosée D'Hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
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