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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampling right now on 4/23/15. Comes in a pretty 11.5 ounce bottle. From the Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, their "ROSEE D' HIBISCUS" contains 5.5% alcohol (ABV). Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "MYTHOS" 330ml pilsner glass.

Brew pours a hazy reddish-copper in color with a thin off-white head. Some spotty lacing is seen when sipped only that quickly sides back down the glass for the most part. A good amount of sediment is seen in the bottom of the bottle after the pour. The aroma is different and is of fruits and floral for the most part. More going on with the taste as there is spice along with hints of hibiscus and even rose petals with a touch of citrus. Was different but not bad. Finishes slightly dry. Lighter to medium-bodied with good carbonation.

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Photo of Guillaumeprovost
4.55/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Awesome refreshing beer with a smell and taste of hibiscus flower.

A thin acidity but not unpleasant over all it'll satisfy both man or women on a hot sunny day on a good outdoor terrasse.


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Photo of Burgz
2.13/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a reddish strawberry color with a very small quickly dissipating head. Scents of cherries. Tastes sour, no malt or hops present and too sour for my liking.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

341 ml bottle poured into a tulip. Wonderful unique strawberry rose color with a finger of sudsy white bubbles. Features the expected floral and spicy aroma: Coriander, lemon and orange peels, roses, strawberry preserve, rhubarb, thyme. Notably fruity as well.

Palate is a dry herbal tea flavor with peppery wheat notes. Watermelon flesh and rind (or perhaps a less sweet take on lychee nuts), lactic acid, lemon grass, orris root, unripe currants, rather dry and somewhat woody. Rather strong coriander. Some clear witbier characteristics but blazes its own path. Some lilting sweet malts in the background. Does not taste as floral as the nose might suggest but if one is familiar with hibiscus tea you'll certainly draw the comparison. The tartness is a real strong suit. Snappy carbonation, light body, and a dry finish that recalls rose and citrus rind in equal measure. Taste lingers and lingers.

I cannot see myself drinking more than one of these during a sitting but a treat nonetheless. Refreshing, polarizing, will get your less experienced beer drinking friends talking for good or ill.

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Photo of rain_dog
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Well rounded beer. It gets better as the beer settles to the room temperature. I was hoping for a bit more yeast to come through, but I get that it's not the intention.

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Photo of flyingpig
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

341ml bottle from Brewdogs Online Shop, £3.00:
Pinkish amber & topped with a thin, slightly bubbly, white head that sits around the circumference of the glass.

Fruity with herbal & flowery notes, some rose & a good helping of wheat too. I got some tarty notes but they seem to take a back seat, the sweetness being more pronounced with the floral notes, syrup & some bitterness.

Sweet & floral, some rose & hints of bitterness with grapefruit & tropical flavours coming through. Surprisingly good with a nice helping of fruits including citrus, apricot & tart with some wheat rounding things off nicely.

Light medium bodied & fairly well carbonated with a dry palate & hints of bitterness. There is some tart throughout & sourness too with a good balance; this one goes down very easily.

This one was a very good beer from Dieu du Ciel, it almost seemed like a mix between a fruit beer & an IPA with some medium strength bitterness and good fruity flavours throughout. I was definitely surprised with this one, it went down very easily & is definitely one that I'd pick up again.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured an apple cider like cloudy orange tinted brown with a dirty, funky aroma that has some floral notes (natch) and something akin to berries.
Initially, the beer came off as sour to me but there is a bit of sweetness to this beer as well as that spicy, floral flavor that is the strongest of the flavors.
Little bit of bitter hop/crisp finish, easy to drink, the spices and floral notes balance with the sweet and sour aspects of the beer.
Not bad, not too flavorful, interesting beer to have as I really couldn't get a handle on everything in this beer.

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Photo of cosmicevan
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%

bottle picked up locally, not certain of the age, it appears to have 9 and 9 ticked off on the label. enjoyed from a dieu du ciel sniftery tulip.

a - brew pours an opaque dark grapefruit pink with a fizzy head that didn't hang long.

s - nose is heavy flower. like my face is slammed into a bouquet. it is a bit overbearing and a bit of a turn off (in my opinion) and i am typically a fan of floral beers.

t/m/o - taste isn't as in your face as the nose, but make no mistake, this is a floral beer. there is some fruit present as well for good measure. peaches and mango. it is an interesting beer. body is fairly full...almost sangria like in a way. overall, not something that was really my thing. happy to get the taste.

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Photo of mick303
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Poured from chilled bottle into tulip glass. Colour is a cloudy ruby pink, soft pinkish head with good lacing and film.

S- wheat malt creaminess, with strawberry, peach and hibiscus notes, lightly spicy, with also a full Belgian yeast character. Very fruity but balanced very well.

T- start has a fruity and rustic hibiscus note and peachy fruit, more red berry character and a slightly tart citrus character as the wheaty creaminess initially gives way to a more crisp and carbonated finish. Through the strawberry and rosy florals there is a gentle yeasty pepperiness and a nice bright mix of complex flavours.

M- moderate bodied, a wheaty initial taste yields to the assertive carbonation to a crisp and refreshing finish.

Very sessionable and also a really bright and complex ale. Pleasant spiciness and floral character, more acidic and tart than I would expect given the body but it keeps it from going down the route of the overly sweet fruit beer and for that DdC gets my approval, this is a very unique and well balanced beer. Would recommend it, might not be a regular beer but it is a tasty and memorable beer.

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Photo of chinchill
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%

11.5 oz bottle at 5.5% ABV.
Lovely clear amber-red body with an average head; some sediment left on the bottom of the bottle.

Aroma is quite floral and a bit fruity. Good sweet/tart balance in the flavor where hibiscus is also obvious but not overdone. Lively but soft carbonation lends a fine mouthfeel.

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Photo of wspscott
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle in Duvel tulip
bottled on 2/14
purchased at La Duchesse in Quebec City

A: A shocking pink color with a very thin white head with touches of pink, lots of pink here :)
S: A hint of fruit (cherries?) and some spices, there might be more, but I have been fighting a head cold
T: Cherries and flowers with a light spice in the background, my first thought was a fruited saison, but there is a distinct wheat breadiness that doesn't quite go with a saison. The subtle spicing is a nice touch, not at all overdone, complements everything else nicely.
M: Round and yet crisp at the same time. I think the malts are providing the roundness and the high level of carbonation helps it feel crisp.
O: I like but don't love this beer. I think it is more me and the style vs. the quality of the beer. In fact I think this is a very well made beer and is probably a homerun for the style. I could easily drink a couple of these on a hot summer day. Nicely done and worth trying.

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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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Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Orange red in color. Not quite rose but still a very pretty beer. Very little head despite a good level of carbonation. Slightly cloudy.

Aroma is fruity and herbal. Not a whole lot else, not overwhelming.

Little spice, floral, medium body. Slight acidity and a bit medicinal in the finish.

Light to medium body.

Overall an interesting beer. The spices are nice but a little harsh in the aftertaste. A good sipper.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From: Friar Tuck, Savoy, IL
Date: None on bottle
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

Rosee D'hibiscus is an intriguing spiced witbier that, while looking fairly unimpressive, has a pleasant aroma and taste that are reminiscent of a good herbal tea. This was a beer that I could actually drink during the daytime and feel appropriate in doing so. This all being said, I'd probably make my own tea with these flavors rather than purchase a $5 11oz bottle with no bottled-on date.

Pours a 0.5cm tall head of whitish to extremely faint pink foam, which quickly fades (in under thirty seconds) to a thin ring around the perimeter of the glass and a small island of residual lacy foam atop the center of the body of the beer. Lacing is minimal, just a few dots cling to the sides of the glass. The body is a dark reddish brown color, with light bringing out bright brown hues with a minor red tint. Carbonation is moderate, but very active, rising from the center of the glass and visible through the slightly hazy (10% opacity) body.

Aroma is pleasant, tartly floral, of wheat malt, hibiscus flowers (as in tea), light champagne, slightly tart raspberries, some notes of citrus rind.

Flavors are dry tartness, with obvious hibiscus and wheat malt usage, less obvious and unknown sources of raspberries, lemongrass, and ginger. Front of palate experiences some slight berry-like tartness, hibiscus, lemongrass, and dry wheat malt. Mid-palate of increased tartness, hibiscus, coriander, lemongrass, mild raspberry, and ginger: somewhat reminiscent of herbal tea with a heavier body. Back of palate detects tart hibiscus, faint raspberry, ginger, and lemongrass, with slightly smooth, dry wheat malt. Aftertaste is of dry wheat grains with low residual tartness, faint flavors of hibiscus, ginger, raspberry, and lemongrass.

Beer is medium-light to light in body, with carbonation of medium intensity, leading to a slightly fizzy mouthfeel that eventually calms to a light foaminess (2/5) and general smoothness (3/5). Could use a bit more consistent carbonation without the fizziness. Closes dry, with very light stickiness on the palate.

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Photo of shacawgo24
4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A-Pink and orange blend beautifully to give a sunrise hue. Juicy grapefruit meat colored. Silvery starry sudsy bubbles pop up then thin out fairly quick. Not too much head. No lacing at all. My glass was sparkling clear and clean when I finished.

S-Champagne. White Wine. Grape skins. Sour cherry. Fresh wet hibiscus. Grapefruit. What a bouquet of fragrant scents!

T-Low malt backbone juts in with tart hibiscus attached. The medium tastes swim in with: Dark cherry, rosehips, sizzling ginger. A slight bitter touch masked by dominant sweet fruits. Like, sugar-coated grapefruit. All the flavors blend nicely. Refreshing. I wish the taste was more elegant though. The malt should pop up in the middle or finish. Or AFTERTASTE even. Not on initial sips. Like a cheap malt liquor infused with hibiscus the first millisecond tastes like. But it's rescued by the flourishing flood of flavor. Tweaked this could be a classic Hibiscus Ale. When warmed orange bled in.

M-Spritz-y. Light/medium body. Low carbonation that dies quick, giving the feel of a juice. Not bad, it works here, with the taste being so great. Primarily fruit, floral and herbs on the palate give it a cold herbal-fruit tea feel, seasoned well. You can feel swirling ginger/cinnamon type thick sprinkles. But this is beer, it should feel like beer.

O-Will buy again. I'd love to have this on draft. Or have a growler. The color alone will intrigue you and the smell will have you nosing the glass down to the last drop. This brew smells like a perfumed lovely woman. Who's been drinking. Ha.

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Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 341ml bottle

A: A rose color. Not much head at all, dissipation was quick and not much lacing either. Very transparent.

S: Flowery and a bit of sweet malt poking its head.

T: Let it be known that I don't really know what a hibiscus plant smells like so I may not be able to give an accurate rating on the beer. Once again i'm getting some kind of flowery smell that's border line rose. Its not overpowering and more or less works in the background but its there, more so in the aroma however. Sweet malt is present and also a bit honey like.

M: Carbonation was very low in my beer. I think this might have been some kind of flaw because it poured next to flat. I pictured it being a bit more spritzey but its okay like this.

O: it was a good beer overall and an interesting venture into gruit ales. Although I didn't find it that much of a stark contrast to a typical beer of the same style without gruit it was interesing.

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Photo of FLima
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice amber pink color with practically no head, which by the way is pink.
Light floral aroma of hibiscus, as promised. Hints of sour strawberries.
Taste follows nose. Slightly sour with notes of Hibiscus flowers and strawberries. Perfect sweet level. Dry aftertaste with a smooth acid sensation.
Medium body with low carbonation.
Creativity that paid off, it is perfectly balanced between all ingredients, very refreshing and harmonic which is hard to accomplish on daring experiments.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Hazy ruby, not much head or carbonation.

S-Floral, earthy, spices, orange and lemon.

T-Rather earthy, caramel, lemon, floral notes, no bitterness.

M-Lighter, not much carbonation and watery.

O-Rather floral beer that somehow kept its balance. Doesn't hold a candle to the other DDC beers though.

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Photo of MarkJBurch
4.37/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pinkish orange, the color of grapefruit flesh. Very little head formation, what there is dies almost immediately, surprising considering the use of wheat in brewing.

The nose is truly delightful. Peach, melon, floral and sweet. Light malt and cereal, a hint of spice.

Delicate tropical and citrus fruit followed by a clean and gentle bitterness. Slightly tart with an earth like quality. Spice leads to a crisp, dry finish.

Despite little visible carbonation, this beer has some bite. Lush and effervescent, it feels indulgent yet light.

Very refreshing with many subtleties. If easier to obtain, I would consider making it a part of my regular spring/summer repertoire, and I bet this would be great as the base for a beer sangria. Not that I've ever made one! Highly recommended.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.06/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased from Oliver's in Albany, NY.

Pours hazy, nearly opauque pink/red, with a very small 1/4 inch head, not much lacing.

Smells like what I guess is hibiscus flowers, never smelled that before, but there's a sweet floral scent that dominates. Quite perfumy, and a bit overbearing.

The taste is similar. Strong hibiscus and general red berry flavor dominates the witbier underneath. Tastes more like a tea than a beer.

Light to medium bodied, low carbonation, crisp mouthfeel.

Someone who likes these dominant flavors would like this beer, unfortunately, I now know I don't like hibiscus.

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

Poured from 11.5oz bottle into a Chimay goblet.

A - A pink like the blush on a peach.

S - Sweet floral, apricot, honeysuckle, tart red fruit, straw.

T - Subtle tartness, delicate floral and citrus notes, cereal aftertaste from the wheat.

M - Dry, moderate but fine carbonation.

A refreshing beer, an exercise in restraint building a delicate but complex ale. It is well thought out and I am certainly glad we picked it up.

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Photo of bmwats
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a teku.

A: Solid amber rubyish hue. Pours about a 1 finger, bubbly, white head. Settles very quickly leaving a beer ring, and thin blanket of of bubbles. Slight rising effervescence. Very slight, spotty lacing.

S: Pale bready malt with a light floral component and a hint of citrus. A bit of tea leaf.

T: Sourdough, orange rind, and a little wood.

M: Syrupy and palate coating. Pungent, lightly bitter finish.

D: Light body, easy drinking experience.

Atmosphere is decent. Fair head, and some spotty lacing. Light and grainy with some floral and citrus. Bready, with some sweet orange, and bitter orange rind; and just a bit of a woody character. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

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Photo of acevenom
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass. The beer pours hazy pink with a thin white head. The aroma is typical of a wheat beer. I get the wheat. I also get some spices and some floral notes. The taste follows the nose for the most part. I get those spices as well as some fruitiness. Not bad. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is mostly clean. The drinkability is high. This is a very good beer.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer is dark pink with a small white head. The head has pinkish hints and fades quickly.

Nose contains hibiscus, wheat and raspberry. A bit tart.

The hibiscus flavour comes through strongly, along with a bit of raspberry. Wheat and bubblegum. Slightly tart.

Medium bodied, moderate to high carbonation level. A bit drying.

Overally, pretty good. I have not been very fond of this beer on a couple of previous occasions when trying it, but enjoyed it much more this time, for whatever reason.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured in a Duvel tulip glass.

A: Magnificent bottle art. Dieu du Ciel! trademark. The beer itself is also such a beauty. It pours something in between orange an pink color forming a medium to big bubbled and fluffy white head. A bit cloudy. Good retention and only few to no lacings left in the glass. A thin layer remains from beginning til the end

S: Very flowery as expected. Spicy too. Reminds a Belgian Witbier with strong notes of flowers in it. Quite good and complex. Some notes of fruits (mainly cherries) and sweet grains as well

T: Light sweet grains upfront. Strong notes of wheat. Some notes of sweet malts. Flower and spicy taste, I would dare to say some coriander and orange zest are present too. Again, reminds me Belgian Witbier spiced with flowers. A light hibiscus acidity in the mouth but not overwhelming but pleasant. Very mild bitterness, very light hops profile. Yeasts have Belgian Wit profile

M: Light body. Medium carbonation and a flowery aftertaste with notes of wheat and spices

O: Great drinkability. Another Dieu du Ciel! masterpiece. Very unique beer

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Rosée D'Hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
3.82 out of 5 based on 764 ratings.
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