Rosée D'Hibiscus | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

Rosée D'HibiscusRosée D'Hibiscus
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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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Ratings: 776 |  Reviews: 388
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Photo of Immortale25
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Sierra Nevada pint glass. Has the confusing notched number scheme on the side of the label. In the past, I've had trouble deciphering what each of the two sets of numbers 0-9 are supposed to represent. In this case, the first number notched is 5 and the second notch is 2 so I'm just going to assume it means "Best by May 2012."

A- Pours a hazy, ruby hued light brown with a full finger of pinkish head that retains decently before dropping to an 1/8 inch partial head. The lacing's also not bad.

S- Smells flowery and perfumish but lightly enough to not be overwhelming. Also has a bit of an alcohol fume feeling in the nose unless that's just more of the perfume quality coming through since this one's only 5% ABV.

T- Inital mango and strawberry fruitiness but my nose didn't deceive me: there's a boozy quality to this one I hadn't detected when I first had it. The flowers and spice come through as well which exaggerates the somewhat astringent burn rather than compliments it. Don't get me wrong. I enjoy the flavors but I'm pinpointing more of its flaws upon second tasting.

M- I actually think it's the mouthfeel which is the only true downfall of this beer. Just a bit too tart and tangy for its own good. Has medium carbonation and a thin body.

O- I like it, but it's one of those things where I can only have one and then search for something else to drink.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of tsauce2
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P: 12 fl oz bottle in to a globe glass

A: SRM is light rose red. Semi-translucent and light sediment. Head is white, 1 in, dissipates to line the rim of the glass. Medium/light carbonation. Medium/light lacing.

S: Spices and hibiscus/floral notes are forward on the nose, along with hints of apple.

T: At its base, there is a nice malt foundation. Notes of hibiscus and spice are definitely apparent, and again notes of apple seem to be apparent. Aftertaste is floral and malty

M: Medium body. Hibiscus and spices give soothing and mellow sensation, which is set off by just a slight touch of tartness.

O: A very easy drinker. Enjoyable and well crafted. Definitely not a "girlie" beer. I enjoyed the use of ingredients and the fact that nothing is overpowering. Very well balanced. I would drink this beer again.

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Zraly
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange-pink with a thin white head. Citrus and a touch of wheat and spice in the nose. Very pleasing to the eye. A little bit of funk upfront.

An interesting citrus twang with an herbal dry down. Juicy notes of fresh raspberries and strawberries. An interesting note that accentuates the wheat and the yeast used -- mildly phenolic but leaning more toward hay and barnyard funk. A touch fruity. Rather crisp, though, and decently balanced considering all it has going on. Complex but refreshing and quite drinkable.

A pretty cool "herbed/spiced" beer. It has a delicate but complex nature to it that really defies categorization. I could certainly drink more than one, particularly on a warmer day. This would be an excellent choice for brunch to replace your typical sparkling beverages.

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3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured this one into a tulip glass. The artwork is interesting, albeit a little creepy.

Appearance- Wow! It pours an almost pale pink out of the bottle and settles in at a cloudy cross between a bright orange and grapefruit-meat pink.

There is really no head to speak of, just a little bit of white fizzy stuff hanging out at the edge of the glass. There are some random bubbles escaping from the flowery depths of the beer.

Smell- A slightly citrus smell that is more sweet than tangy. Also a little bit of general ester quality. Not really all that "herbal" that I can notice. This ale is certainly light in this department. Delicate we will say.

Taste- Definitely more floral and herbal on the palate. Immediately there are some Belgian notes seeping through, not so much the distinctive banana as the earthy, coriander flavor. The spice is a little more laid back than cinnamon, but sgives that impression.

The floral quality hits in the finish, as well as the soft wheat flavor that is this beers back bone. The citrus quality is slightly sour, maybe cranberry and lemon? It tastes good, certainly original flavors, but not as much of the floral taste that I was expecting.

Mouth feel- The feel is okay. It is a little dry from the tartness, and the carbonation has not really made this drink creamy. Still, not a hard beer to drink, and the body is just barely into medium territory.

Overall- This beer is every bit as delicate as should be expected. It is obviously brewed with care, and the fact that the wheat ale backbone is so well masked, yet at the same time balancing out in the finish is awesome.

I would have liked to have tasted a beer that was a little more floral than what was offered. Sure there is some of that on the palate, but it is not as dominant as say the Belgian note or the citrus feel. I fully expected not to like this much, and was pleasantly surprised!

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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2/5  rDev -47.8%

Photo of tonyf55
3.22/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From a bottle into a Innis&Gunn pokal glass

Visual (3.5): Reddish hue with little clarity. A half-finger head, pinkish in color, develops on the pour by quickly disappears after. No visible carbonation or lacing.

Aroma (4): Estery, with scents of sweet fruits and flower-like perfume. The hibiscus is a light flowery scent that hinted at pepper below the flowery surface.

Taste (3): Sweetness is present over the pallet and dominates a majority of the flavour. The initial flavour seems to get lost on the swallow and no real lasting flavour sits. Little to no bitterness on this beer with an overall "light" flavour.

Mouthfeel (2.5): The body is VERY light with an easily drinkable, watery mouthfeel. No complexity here. The beer is almost flat as evidenced in the visual, with little to no carbonation.

Overall (3): I usually like spiced beers but the perfumy & estery scents & flavours of this beer were not easily drinkable despite the non-complex character of the mouthfeel. A well-crafted herb/spice beer that wins and loses some points for being a little unique and different. Good for a one-off try, but likely not something I will return to.

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Rosée D'Hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 69.6% out of 100 with 776 ratings
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