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 Swedes21
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

341 ml served in a chilled glass, no lime added.

Apperance - beer pours a pink/light red colour, i guess you could say rosee! The beer is not clear, pretty hard to tell carbonation levels. The head was minimal the whole pour and is gone by the time i tried a sip.

Smell - I can pick up some floral hints along with citrus and a bit of sweetness. There are definite hints of earthy tones as well.

Taste - distinct taste, nothing amazing. There are floral hints, almost from a grapefruit type of drink base. There is a slight bitter, tangy taste near the end of the drink.

Mouthfeel - Carbonation adds some bitterness and brings the citrus base fwd. There is not much else added. Again, the floral taste really comes through.

Drinkability - Not my type of beer, happy i was able to try it but not something i would go after.

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Photo of jbertsch
3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a stemmed glass, this was almost a dark pink. Maybe more rose' mahogany in color. A soft-drink like fizzy head didn't stay for longer than 5 seconds.

Aroma was surprisingly mild. Slightly fruit sweetness was present, and an overall floral sense.

The taste was almost like tropical fruit juice with the sweetness taken away.

Mouthfeel was thin and the taste finished short.

Drinkability was actually easy, but the flavor isn't making me want another. It's fine for what it is...almost like a champagne beer. I could see it having it's time and place, maybe for people who are trying to slowly make the cross from fizzy fruity drinks into the beer world.

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Photo of Tone
4.41/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, red/copper color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of citrus, sweet malt, slight tart malt, hint of hops, hint of grass, floral aroma, and hint of spice. Fits the style of a Herbed / Spiced beer. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight tang, to the feel. Tastes of slight tart malt, slight citrus (orange?), slight hop, slight wood, floral, spice, and slight sweet malt. Overall, lacing in appearance, but great aroma, blend, body, and complexity.

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Photo of rudzud
4.68/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From notes taken on 11/10/10 at the Armsby Abbey. Poured into a stemmed tumbler. This was by far the favourite of the night for all of us.

A - A ruby red grapefruit type pour with a light two finger head that leaves a nice white halo. Just a pretty little glass of pink liquid.

S - Sour, citrus notes with some very floral backings. Not a hoppy type floral but literal floral/herbal notes.

T - Massively citrus yet light floral notes. This is just an absolute enjoyment to drink. Very similar to a saison.

M - Light carbonation but oh so crisp and refreshing. Cant stress enough how refreshing this is.

D - Superb flavours and appearnce makes this one a huge WOW. Wasn't expecting much from this and it shocked all of us just how nice this beer was. Definately need to get a bottle of this.

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Photo of jmerloni
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- light red-amber in color, not much head. Does not look very heavy at all. Paper thin consistency. Decent looking.

S - Very floral. Grass. Pine. Black tea.

T - Not much here. A decent flavor - it's certainly fresh but it lacks distinction in any key direction. Citrus, a little bit tart.

M - Very, very light.

D - The only way I can imagine drinking this is by the pitcher sitting at a pool on vacation in France. Very drinkable - a beer your grandmother would like. But not too exciting and I don't think I'd get it again.

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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 mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Korguy123 for this one!

A: Pours a cloudy pink/red color with a light pink head. Decent head retention, but little lacing.

S: A really nice floral aroma, the hisbiscus comes through as well as red berries.

T: A lot more red fruit here, some pink grapefruit and peach at the end with a slight spiciness as well.

D/M: Light bodied, but crisp. It has a punch like quality, but very easy to drink. A nice beer for a change of pace once in a while.

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

A - Reddish pink colour with no head. Hazy. Intersting look.

S - Really flowery aroma, fruity as well.

T - Really floral in the mouth but not alot else there.

M - Smooth in the mouth, nice light body, carbonation is where it should be.

D - Quite high drinkability. Nothing wrong with this at all. Nice low ABV and a completely different flavour could mean good sessions if you're into this.

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Photo of Spider889
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is another one of those beers you see once in a while but avoid for various reasons. They had this on tap at Bodega and my wife wanted to order this, so seemed like a perfect time to give it a shot.

The appearance is cloudy and light pink - the color of watermelon water I suppose. Not initially too inviting. No real head or lace on this one. The high carbonation is apparent though.

Smells very floral, slightly fruity like raspberries or strawberries.

Tasted like a nice easy-going saison. Very crisp, clean tasting. Floral - I guess it's the hibiscus but I'm not sure I've tasted it ever before... there's some lemon to it and a very faint Belgiany yeast taste.

Drinkability is outstanding. Very quaffable. Bodega's menu said this was 9%, but the website must be correct, because the alcohol is not noticeable at all. Overall an interesting beer that I could potentially drink all night, however, the flavor is so delicate that I would soon be craving something with some more umph to it.

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Photo of kjyost
2.72/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

341 mL, bottled 03/10, purchased 7/10 at the LCBO. Split into a wine glass for my wife and a tulip for myself.

A: Pours a beautiful pink/rose colour and cloudy my wife loved the look, as did my 4 y/o daughter, but there was only minimal fizzy head that was gone before I knew it and no lacing. This could have been a 4.5 or 5 if it was lacing...

S: Aromas are enjoyable and wit-like. A bit of coriander, a slight flowery nature with an almost creamy undertone. Nice.

T/M: Well, I have never had hibiscus in anything before, and I certainly won't be seeking it out now. I assume that is what the overpowering rose-like flavour in the beer is. It covers up (to me) most of the wheat qualities, although it is quite viscous... That though is to its detriment as the power of the flower hangs on for (seemingly) an hour...

D: Sorry. Never having this one again. I was disappointed when after 1 sip, my wife said "No" and passed it to me to drink.

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

Part of the summer seasonal offerings from the LCBO.

Pours a dark copper amber with some head. Has a cloudy appreance and lots of carbonation.
Potent smell of fruit and spices. A flowery aroma lingers. Has a very fefreshing grapefruit smell.
The taste is where the yeast comes in, wheat dominates with a pleasant tickle of fruit at the end. Some bitterness to the sip.
Medium mouthfeel which is expected for a wheat style beer.
Overall, I'm somewhat impressed: more so than i thought; this was my second bottle and I didn't remember liking it as much as the first time. I can see having a few of these in a session, on the deck in the summer. Delicious.

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Photo of jminsc76
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally, drinking a beer from a craft beer Canadian Brewery OTHER than Unibroue (who I love, of course).

Into a tulip, pours a pinkish head atop a murky rosy body. The head dies down quickly, not much to see for long.

Aromas of hibiscus, very floral and almost soapy. Fairly pleasant, medium intensity.

Flavors are a floral spicy, with some moderately hoppy notes on the front to mid-point. Not too bad but not blowing my mind.

The mouthfeel is actually quite substantial at first. Not necessarily thick, but definitely exhibits some body. Then it dies down to a thin shadow of itself a little later on.

Overall, it's a novelty beer. It's not something I will reach for again and again, however, I am glad I tried it, as it there is a good balance between the hibiscus, the spices, and the hops. Just ultimately not my cup of tea.

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Photo of zachariaIPA
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Peachy, opaque body. Nice crisp white head with a small amount of lacing. Aromas of hibiscus, peach- very fruity and floral! Excellent mouthfeel, very nice amount of carbonation. Flowers, peach, mango on the tongue, extremely refreshing. Couldn't drink more than a couple or three at a time. Nice with a bowl of kush!

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

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - The beer pours a hazy ruby red colour with a small fizzy white head. I can't make out much carbonation due to the colour of the beer. There isn't much lacing at all, and the head didn't last very long before it was gone.

Smell - I can smell wheat, hops, citrus, and floral notes.

Taste & Mouth - the beer has a fair amount of carbonation, leaving it feeling nice and light and refreshing. The beer reminds me of a glass of pink lemonade, not only because of the look, but the taste as well. I can taste wheat and hops at first, and then a lemony sweetness kicks in. It finishes with a nice balance of sweet and sour after taste.

Drink - I can't say I've ever had a beer like this before.. Points for originality and it actually tastes pretty good. A must try in my opinion.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue X:

"Pinkish Hibiscus" is brewed with hibiscus flowers, which are added during the brewing process to lend their unique character. Interesting.

Pours a cloudy (unfiltered), peach- and rose-colored beer with a pink-tinted lace. Sweet and floral in the nose (lilac), with some citrus zest in the back and a dusting of malt. Very aromatic and pleasing. Bitty and crisp on the palate, with a light and semi-fluffy body. Very zesty, near puckering up front with a shot of lemon and bitter orange. Watery cherry and grass. Faint and powdery suggestions of savory spices way in the back. Wheat and husk beneath and toward the end. Finish is bone dry and clean.
A very refreshing twist on wheat ales. To hell with lemons! We'll take our wheat with hibiscus any day.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (34.1 cl.), tasted in 2010.

Appearance : pale red color, with smal beige head (not persistent).
Smell : fruity aromas
Taste and mouthfeel : dry hoppy and light fruity flavors.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Herbed and spiced beer.

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Photo of shamus
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I will review this with the knowledge that this is not my kind of beer and rate accordingly. First of all this looks a bit like a well stocked sangria colour. this makes sense since it is a hibiscus beer. The foam is thin and like a typical big industry rice/corn lager. the scent also makes me think of fruit punch/sangria which is fine. there is nothing cloying here which is what I would be wary of. This does taste like beer. it is a good beer foundation with some sweetness and a vigorous fruit flavour. That being said it is very palatable even though it would not be my choice of a beer. In short if you want a quality hibiscus beer this is likely among the best you will find. I can see drinking this at a party on a balcony in the hot humid summer.

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

Poured a really weird, hazy blood red with very little head. Spicy, floral, and kind of strange, but light and pleasant. Fairly acidic, it grew on me from beginning to end. The spiciness is strange at first, but seems to come into its own, tending toward a saison more than any style.

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

Pours a hazy pink colour-- somewhere between a cross of grapefruit juice and clamato. Thin white soapy head is nothing to write home about.

Nose is full of fruity and flowery notes -- which I assume are from the hibiscus, as well as some floral hpps. Also picking up some tartness and citrus notes from the wheat.

The flavour is much more dry than I expected. Heavy on the floral notes from the hibiscus. It also has a tangy, citrus, berry-like dimension, finshing tart and slight herbal. Interesting flavour profile -- complex, but difficult to pick out the malt and hops.

Medium bodied, this is a little chewier than I expected, but it's lively carbonation keeps it feeling refreshing and not too heavy. Definitely not my favourite DDC offering but still worth a try, quite interesting.

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

A: Pours a mildly hazy rose color with no head to speak of. A thin crown of white bubbles lines the top ring with some spotty lacing across the top.

S: Wheaty base is strong but floral notes - hibiscus, specifically - come through almost immediately. Some light, sweet fruits pop in and out - green apples and grapes, along with a hint of strawberry - while the wheat creates a slight funk effect towards the end.

T: The wheat base is far more subdued up front, leaving room for the floral side to show off. The hibiscus takes on a deeper character than in the nose adding some spicy hues - white pepper, specifically - while the fruit matches with greater intensity. The green grapes take on a bit more of a vinous character, the green apple loses a touch of its sweetness, and the berries only come in at the very end. The wheat base shines through on the finish bringing with it some banana character and an ever so slight musty note.

M: Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation, would really benefit from increasing the bubbles.

D: Very enjoyable and refreshing, wouldn't be hard to have a couple of these if it was more readily available. The appearance and mouthfeel are lacking, but a very tasty beer overall.

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Photo of zoso1967
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, rosy shade of peach with a nice, slightly pink head that fades into a ring and leaves poor lace.

The aroma is decidedly wheaty with a light berry aroma and floral hibiscus notes. It also carries an aroma much like rose water and is plenty tart.

The flavor is intriguing. It is tart with almost a dry cider like acidic quality. It has loads of floral hibiscus and rose water flavor that linger on the palate. There is also a certain spice nature to this beer that I think comes from the flowers, but is hard to pin down. Coriander? Mild clove? Whatever it is it is very nice and compliments both the floral, fruity characteristics and the tart wheat malt base. Also detectable is a fruity nature that could most closely be described as cranberry. This beer tastes way better than I expected.

The mouthfeel is medium and very brisk. This beer could maybe tone down the carbonation a bit. Then again maybe that is helping the lively floral character. The finish is very balanced and lingers without becoming overbearing.

I have to admit, when my wife picked this out I thought it would be an interesting beer to try once, but I think the only thing deterring me from having this again would possibly be the price tag.

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Photo of berley31
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured with a small, white head that dissipated to a thin film rather quickly. Body is a red-orange color, and very hazy.

S: Interesting aroma of light spices, fruitiness, and hints of wheat and maybe even a touch of sourness. Lots going on.

T: Just as interesting and unusual as the aroma. This beer has a wheaty-tart flavor that is by no means sickening or overbearing; not sure if it's due to the fruitiness present or something with the fermentation, but the spices help even it all out.

M: Light-moderate bodied, with medium-high carbonation.

D: Quite refreshing and fairly easy-to-drink, as the spices and fruitiness don't overwhelm at all.

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Photo of Brent
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A curiously interesting herbal wheat beer. Poured a hazy light cranberry color, unlike any other beer I've seen. Up front a bit of wheaty tartness with vague, fruit-punch floral notes following. Mouthfeel was full but not chewy and finish was clean, with some lingering citric acid notes. I found the beer to be very engaging and pleasant to drink.

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Photo of BBP
3.18/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- A cloudy burnt orange with slight amount of head, which held for the first half of the drink. Average carbonation.

S- Citrus and floral notes as well as wheat.

T- Citrusy, very fruity, and slight hops and wheat. Apple and strawberry notes as well as a good balance of spices. A bit too sweet for me.

M- Smooth but thin, with fair carbonation.

D- Easy to down for 5.9% and adequately thirst-quenching. Brought a new taste to the table and I may try it again. I like it's originality, but didn't feel that it stayed within what I consider to be a good beer.

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Photo of Franz4
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle I picked up in Iowa

A- poured a sudsy head that faded quickly, color is plumlike, a deep purplish red.

S- smells a little tangy, tropical fruity, pleasantly floral, so far nothing that makes me think this is a beer.

T- Wheat beer brewed with flowers, tastes like sweet flowers, simple, very mild taste that hangs around

M- somewhat thin, taste makes me think of a thicker, creamier beer. If the mouthfeel matched the taste I would rate it higher.

D- mild enough to be very drinkable, I wouldn't seek it out again, but I'd definitely drink it again

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Rosée D'Hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
3.82 out of 5 based on 770 ratings.
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