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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Added by Sammy on 06-06-2006

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

Interesting beer, sort of a fruit/floral meets wheat.

Orangey-pink-red colour with a thin but dense pink head. Yeast traces in the bottom. Fairly opaque.

Hibiscus, berries and dry malt in the nose. Slight hop bitterness. Floral taste with some good hops and nice malts. Berry hints, slight rose water flavour and even hints of orange. Faint spiciness and wheat hints, similar to a wheat bear.

Good carbonation, and very enjoyable. A unique take on several styles.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

09/29/08- Purchased at Downeast Beverage in Portland, ME.

Presentation- 11.5oz bottle with no freshness info. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Odd color for a beer. An off blood orange color. Almost like a puss blood color. Head is minimal at about 1/4 inch with a light rim remaining. Lace is light and spotty. THe color wins me over though.

Smell- Very herbal with hibiscus and some other flowery notes. Seems like there are some berry notes as well. Maybe a light toasted malt aroma as well.

Taste- Just like the appearance, I have never tasted a beer like this either. Herbal, floral and green tea like flavors mixed with blackberry notes. Sweet, maybe a slight tart at certain times. Very mild hop notes.

Mouthfeel- Moderate carbonation level with a herbal tea like dryness.

Drinkability- Three for three from this brewery. Wish I could get more.

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

Appearance: This beer pours out amber with a subtle scarlet tone. For what little head there was, it presented itself as the lightest of pinks almost white.

Smell: The first thing I smelled was ginger and then immediately after, the coriander and orange. Underneath those bolder smells was the floral scent of the hibiscus as well as hints of lavender and rose.

Taste: Upon first tasting, the coriander presents itself quickly to prepare the palate for the tingle of the orange zest and ginger which yield to a sweetness that reminded me of homemade sorrel. The sweetness lingers the longest, peaks tangy citrus and then slowly trails off leaving a barely there bitter taste on the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel: This beer is light to medium bodied. I felt that the carbonation could have been taken down a notch or two only to allow more room for the flavours to present their natural spiciness and kick.

Drinkability: This was my very first herb/spiced beer and I really enjoyed it. It's a refreshing beer that I imagine would be great on hot sticky days as well as brisk winter ones.

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Photo of yemenmocha
4.62/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


Pours off-amber color, slight reddish hue, with white to light pink head. Head retains well.

Aromatics are out of this world. Rose petals, complex floral notes come and go, and a clean Belgian yeasty/estery bready component is there as well. Herbal notes are there, but the floral is captivating.

On the palate a creamy bodied ale delivers a modest sour component (not over the top sour), sweet malt, and a gentle bitterness "tang" at the end. The flavors flow nicely and overall the beer is very smooth, in many ways.

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Photo of irishkyle21
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The girlfriend had this beer at the pub and didn't like it so I (unfortunately) had to finish it for her.. sucks to be me. Has a nice light pink foam, good lacing and retention. Red/pink in color.

Smells of flowers, yeast spiciness, wheat and fruits.

Tastes of fruits, flowers, spices, yeast, spices and a faint bitterness. This is a great beer.

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Photo of cvstrickland
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

11.5-ounce bottle with a twist-off top poured into a large goblet yields a dusky crimson-stained orange body with a fine-bubbled cap of creamy white foam. The head settles to a thick sheet that leaves a little temporary lacing on the glass.

The smell of the drink is a perfume of the sweetly fruity and floral with definitive notes of succulent hibiscus and a supporting backbone of toasty pale malt.

The taste of the drink is fruity and crisp with a lingering floral sweetness and a semi-seco malty backbone. A touch of sweet perfume, red apple peels, and a lightly-acidic tartness contribute to the notion that Rosee d'Hibiscus is luscious and juicy.

The drink is light-bodied with fine carbonation and is highly drinkable.

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

Clear, brassy reddish orange colour with a collar of white foam and a skim of fine bubbles covering the surface of the beer. Floral aroma, perfume, tangerines, vaguely spicy, crackers and oranges. Nice flavour. Bitterness fit well with the floral flavour and the citrus notes added some depth mid-palate. Spices appeared towards the end, melding with lingering floral character. Sweetness was more sugary than malty. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation, decent texture. A very interesting beer that doesn't sacrifice drinkability for uniqueness.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish/ cupper color with a off white to light pinkish head. In the aroam, wheat notes, corriander, fruity, starting off ripe raspberry/ starwberry to a green apple like small tartness. In the taste, corriander, wheat, notes, ripe red fruits and a green apple dry and tartness. A spice bite and a medium mouthfeel, with a small fruitiness in the aftertaste. I guess hibiscus has something to do with the red fruitiness, but the green apple comes out after it warms up. Nice and interesting.

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Photo of ZorPrime
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color: Dark Pink with a little golden color on the edge.

Smell: Fruit smell with a little smell of hibiscus, I guess from the name.

Taste: This is a fruit beer definitely... no after-taste, and no bitterness.

Drinkability: Well this is a summer beer and would drink more during hot summer day. Very refreshing beer.

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Photo of nrbw23
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a very odd color. I'm going to call it a reddish orange color. When I poured this one I thought it was pink. The head is fairly small and has a pink tint to it. Leaves a ring of bubbles around the glass and no lacing.

S- Smells very floral and like perfume. Could also pick up some light fruits. A very different smell for a brew.

T- Pretty sweet overall, some apples, cherries, and floral.

M- Medium body and maybe a little like syrup.

D- This brew was pretty good and very very different. I would try this one again. Overall, this is just a lot different than other brews I've had.

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

Bright bonfire orange infused with rose petal red. What a unique color for what should be a unique beer. The small, pinkish ecru crown doesn't look so wonderful. The foam has few redeeming qualities, doesn't look any better as it melts, and leaves no more than a few sudsy splotches of lace. At least the tropical sunset-like color of the beer is appealing.

Now I know what hisbiscus flowers smell like. The beer is fruity and floral, and it's obvious that spices of some sort are present. It will a good thing if the balance among the various elements of the aroma is repeated on the palate.

Rosee d'Hibiscus delivers on the promise of being interesting. It's also delicious. The base beer is a pale wheat ale that stays out of the way in terms of flavor, so the flowers and the spices can share the spotlight. Which spices? Hard to say, but coriander has to be among them.

The hisbiscus flowers taste like rose petals or rose water. There's also a fruitiness that is reminiscent of oranges and cranberries. The last of those might be due to a tart acidity that keeps the taste buds at attention with each upending of the glass. Good beer.

Even though the mouthfeel isn't outstanding, it gets the job done. It's light-medium and hangs on nicely at the finish. The bubbles could be a little softer, which would lead to some amount of creaminess.

At the risk of overusing the word 'unique', this Brasserie Dieu du Ciel offering is just that. I'm continually amazed at the sheer number of substances that be can be used to flavor beer. Hisbiscus flowers? When it works this well, why not?

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Photo of everetends
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle I got up in Quebec. Poured into a shaped pint thanks to DFH.

A: This beer poured a strange but attractive orange with a lot of pink tint to it. Held to light the pink really comes out. The head was a nice pink color that has some decent retention. This brew doesn't really have any lacing, but it doesn't need it. All the color and beauty is enough. This girl shows the pink.

S: Roses. Smells like rose water. Ever had it. This is it. Hibiscus is there too. Maybe some honey. Abolutely some lemon. Lots of lemon. This smells wierd. Intriguing but wierd.

T: Taste is of rose water. Lots of roses. Dozens of them. Very subtle but very there, if that is possible. Once again some honey sweetness. The thing that turns this beer is lemon. The lemon brings some tart to this brew and rounds up the floral sweetness perfectly. This really is good.

M: Very crisp and light. Light to medium in body but it has an almost sparkling feel. Really makes this brew refreshing. The lemon brings in the aftertaste, but is not overly sour. Really nice.

D: This beer is strange. I will tell you it probably won't go over well with too many folks. It is good, I like it. But it is wierd. I want more but I feel wierd about it.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours a brilliant pinkish red with some orange highlights. The head is tinted pink as well and although healthy at first por, it fades quickly. Still, a beautiful looking beer. Smells spicy and herbal with a light fruitiness behind those aromas. The taste is very interesting. Spicy and peppery with marked herbal qualities and a light sour fruitiness that is somewhat eclipsed by pepper. The mouthfeel is spicy and smooth, and I'd say this beer falls more in the "interesting" category rather than being something I'll revisit again and again. Still, worth trying for sure.

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Photo of jakon
4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle purchased for $4.99 on 8-21-8 at John's Marketplace.

This beer pours a beautiful pink hued orange color.

This truly does smell exactly like a rose. It comes through very clear and delicate with a bit of lemon sourness and a few other things I can't identify.

The taste at first kinda reminds me of hot tamales (the candy) or atomic fireballs, but without the heat. It's a very mellow, slightly acidic beer. Bit of a iced tea flavor. Very light hop bitterness.

Overall, this is a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

11.5 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a red/pink color (kinda like the inside of a pink grapefruit) with a very small white head. Head retention and lacing are both average. The aroma is sweet, fruity and floral. It's hard for me to describe but it's pretty much just a tropical fruit aroma with floral notes, most of which I assume is from the hibiscus. It smells like some kind of tropical fruit drink, I don't notice any malt or hop aromas in this brew. The taste is similar to the aroma, it's very tropical and floral but has some citrus in it too. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, with low carbonation. Drinkability is good, it's smooth and goes down easy. This is a pretty good summer beer, it's nice and very refreshing. I thought it was enjoyable. It's worth a try, I'd definitely drink it again.

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Photo of garcia2a
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale reddish pink, clear with a faint head that dissipated quickly. Little to no carbonation.

The bouquet had nice malts, grapefruits and
sweet flowery componets. Very nice. This translated well to the taste as the first sips were mostly toasted grains, but as I was about 25% through, I started getting a nice flowery sweet taste that helped produce a spectacular aftertaste.

The body is on the lighter side of medium. Very refreshing and easy to drink. I enjoyed this beer alot and will have one again!

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lately I've been finding bottles from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel here and there. This one was in Columbus for about $4.50. The beer is uniquely colored, a pale pink grapefruit color and very hazy with a thin head. The smell is toasted malts and some floral notes, apparently hibiscus flowers based on the bottle description. The taste is a little sweet upfront with some bitterness at the end, a nice floral flavor as well. The body is neutral to a little heavy, this is very good overall.

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Photo of Proteus93
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Leaves the bottle pinkish-red, with a slightly pink coloured head. In the glass, it presents more amber coloured with the reddish-pink highlights.

S: Very floral, with a bit of peat and wheat aromas.

T: Like in the aroma, a very flowery flavour, with an added tanginess and a touch of citrus.

M + D: A little light... carbonation seems a touch low and not quite as crisp as it could be. Not too sure what is intended, though, so that may be the point. Certainly an interesting beer, if nothing else, and worth looking into to try, at least.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish hued amber with a thin white-ish head that falls fast. Nose is strong floral tones. Flavor is definitely influenced by hibiscus as there are a lot of floral tones going on, but there is also a citric sweetness as well. It's floral and a bit refreshing, but kind of odd really. It kind of reminds me of juice almost. Feel is low on carbonation and the liquid is interesting in it's sticky nature. Overall an interesting brew and an interesting drinking experience. Too interesting to justify going back to this another day.

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Photo of KaiMiller
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Let's clear something up off the bat: this shouldn't be classed a Spice/Herb/Vegetable beer. It's a witbier. Lots of witbiers use mystery spices, and this one happens to use one that's pink. That said, it pours a slightly hazy pink-amber, with a thin, bubbly pink-tinged head. Aroma is yeast-spicy, with witbier-wheat aroma, tropical fruit (lychee), hibiscus, and coriander. Flavour is floral, with tropical fruit, strong phenolics, mild citrus. Slightly sour. Nice light silky mouthfeel. The hibiscus is very well integrated; in a black glass this would be classic witbier with a hint of something exotic. The main flaw as far as I'm concerned (in an otherwise wonderful beer) is the heavy phenolic profile. It's a testament to psychosomasis that so many are writing this witbier off as alcopop.

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Photo of joe1510
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

340ml Bottle
Binnys Orland

Rosee d'Hibiscus fills my glass a bright red, along the lines of cherry juice. I wasn't sure what to expect from this beer but it certainly wasn't such a bright red body. The body has a touch of chill haze to it and sports very few large carbonation bubbles. A standard pour brought about a two finger clean white airy head that rather quickly fell to a ring and swirling without leaving any lace behind. Each swirl brings the head back up to a respectable cap for a short time before it falls again.

The aroma of this beer is very unique. I didn't know this was a Belgian-style wit when I purchased it but as soon as I stuck my nose in the glass the wheat presence became apparent. The hibiscus addition adds great depth that I don't come across in too many wits and I thoroughly enjoy in this one. The wheat lays down a solid foundation to let the hibiscus shine with a very floral aroma up front with a touch of spicy, earthy character. The floral quality begins to fade and a tropical fruitiness comes forward with hints of orange, mango, and lime all in that order. I'm assuming this is from the hibiscus but I really have no idea. Whatever it's from it is welcomed.

The flavor follows the aroma very closely. The wheat has a nice twang that just borders on turning somewhat sour. This helps to balance the sweet sensations from the hibiscus additions. Sweet candy like floral qualities hit first before the "twang" balances things out. Soon afterwards the soft tropical fruitiness takes hold and winds its way through the finish. The more I drink this wit the more I enjoy it. The finish leaves a lingering floral and tropical fruitiness that lingers after the drying finish.

The mouthfeel of this beer is another unique aspect. The body is right down the center of the spectrum with the carbonation causing a lighter body. There's a unique but mild tingly bitter dryness along the sides of the tongue.

It's warm out today, and this is an excellent drink for the summer. It's hard for me not to gulp this beer down. The combination of floral, almost sour, and fruity along with the dry mouthfeel all creates an incredibly easy drinker.

I wasn't so sure of this beer at first but as I drink the flavors really unfold and it became a pleasant surprise. The use of hibiscus is something new to me and something I would actually like to try in a few other beers. I wouldn't hesitate to pick up Rosee d'Hibiscus again. This turned out to be an excellent beer and quite a surprise.

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Photo of akahn
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color is a spectacular reddish pink, very clear, with some sediment. Pure white head fades quickly.

Smells like fruity stuff. Flavor is clean with some fruity tartness thanks to the hibiscus. Mouthfeel could use some more creaminess.

A really unique beer, glad to have snagged it during a visit to Quebec City.

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Photo of HumuloneRed
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

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Photo of paco1029384756
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Rosée D'Hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
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