Rosée D'Hibiscus | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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86
very good
775 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:
775
Reviews:
388
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
13.09%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
75
For Trade:
1
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Photo of DawnL
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Ruddy brown with not much of a head and no lacing. Carbonation comes in the form of very large bubbles. Not exactly an elegant looking beer.

Subtlely floral. You can smell the hibiscus. It has a slightly dried/candied petal aroma. There is a little citrus tinge on the nose. It's almost like red zinger tea.

Hibiscus in prominent on the palate. there's no malt or hop flavor - there is a little wheat-like characteristic. This is a brew that's more wine-like in style. It drinks like a zweigelt.

It was a light, refreshing body. It would make a good summer brew.

Finishes a little sour with a bitter kick. Definitely a drinkable beer, though not the most enjoyable I've had in this genre. I believe it has more hibiscus character than GI Fleur. The sweet, candied aroma doesn't follow through to the palate. The finish reminds me of biting into raspberry seeds - tart and concentrated raspberry essence comes through.

Evolves in the glass. A yeasty flavor develops over time and it becomes pleasantly sour with a soft body that envelops the tongue in elegant floral notes. This beer needs time in the glass to fully develop.

I would definitely purchase again!

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Photo of sk8man121
1.88/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

11.2 oz bottle poured into Moinette chalice.

A: Pours a very interesting thin rose color, similar to a red zin and - beerwise - Dogfish Black & Blue. Attractive looking brew.

S: Jesus! I don't think I've ever put my nose up to a brew and felt as if I were going to keel over before - until just now. I guess hibiscus is there, but it smells more like infection than anything else. I'm scared to touch this to my lips.

T: Taste is a bit less offensive than the smell, but not by much. Super tart, but not in a mmm mmm tasty Cantillon way. Indecipherable spices and bitter tea. The finish is the only thing that saves this slightly, but it isn't nearly enough to make me want more.

M: Mouthfeel is actually quite decent. As expected, it's pretty thin, but the carbonation is nice and feels like a lambic.

D: Piss poor. After finishing this, I'm left with the question of why this well-respected brewery would ever bottle this. Did they try it?

I hope not.

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

Inverted pour into a Hefeweizen glass, with some extra swirling and rolling of the remnants to get the last of the sticky yeast out (seems like a bit of an issue with these particularly). Bottled Nov 09.

Appearance - really unique; reddish orange and cloudy (like you'd expect from an unfiltered wheat beer). Very generous head.

Smell - strong yeast with floral overtones.

Taste - tart with significant citrus overtones (grapefruit at the end). Definitely doesn't overpower and is very subtle.

Mouthfeel - crisp and clean (again, pretty surprising since it's unfiltered) with fairly significant carbonation.

Drinkability - highly drinkable - seems like an ideal summer beer.

Got this on a recommendation from one of the guys at the local beer/wine store and was not disappointed. Can't wait for summer to really enjoy it in the sun!

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

Nice floral brew. Light, crisp, and a touch sour without much of a complication.

Presentation: Fantasy-nature design, a bit retro, with the illustration within the window of a lady with hibiscus flowers on her hair and hops on neck. Side paragraph offers a brief description of style, intent, ingredients, and main brew characteristics. Displays a commonly badly notched best by date (could be May 2010 with notches close to the 0 and 4? with such quality brews it is long overdue that they show far more care with these dates...) Shows Alc. by Vol. (5.0%) Served into a tulip glass.

A - Pale to medium rosy pour with a nice 1/2" head, medium retention, some touches of lacing, and some surface memory.

S - Floral and perfumy nose, with wheat and yeasty notes. Subtle but fairly pleasing and unique.

T - Taste follows nicely but with a less pronounced or unusual range. Hibiscus perfume is still there alongside a light acidic and sour wheaty tone.

M - Light body with generous carbonation, fresh feel, and a crisp finish.

D - Works well, although a bit dull after a while. This might be more suited as a thirst quencher in hot weather.

Notes: Nice brew, although more than inspired by Belgium wheat brews like suggested, it tingles my memory more so of a Berliner Weisse. Maybe the tart, and sour notes are a bit more subdued here but it has a common general feel, and it is as if the syrup used here is the one of the hibiscus flower with a nice and gentle meld.

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Photo of glid02
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Leon's Full Service in Decatur, GA.

Pours a cloudy pink color that I'm not 100% comfortable with carrying around the bar. The head is one-finger of fizzy slightly off-white foam that dissipates into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of big floral aromas - not the normal floral aroma coming from hops but more rosewater. Also present are light amounts of berries and/or cherries that are equally tart and sweet.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Sweet malt flavors kick things off and are soon overtaken by floral flavors. Midway through the sip fruit flavors with a decidedly lilting quality come into play and turn mildly tart right before the crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a solid thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing the glass and could have another.

Overall this is one of the more interesting beers I've had in a while - as floral as I can remember a beer smelling while still having a good bit else going on. Well worth a shot.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was not really sure what to make of this one at first but it really started to grow on me after a while. Served chilled and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 02/17/2010.

The pour was very nice, the color of a pink rose petal would be about the same shade with a light golden hue to it. Lots of carbonation could be seen coming up from the bottom of the glass, literally tons of it. Huge notes of flowers as I reach in for a whiff. Very floral and hints of almost sage like smells bouncing off the glass, really very well done. Light and airy and even after a few moments it really seemed to pull itself together quite nicely. Clean, crisp, light and with a wine like flavor to it that came out of nowhere. Light grape skins, hints of grass and flowers, light grains and a mellow, and wonderful flowery flavor that just really set it apart and left me looking for sip after sip. Smooth, elegant and very drinkable.

This was a very interesting offering for me and one I did not really see coming. Very solid and I would love to have this again.

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Photo of OneDropSoup
3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a stemmed tulip: cloudy pinkish orange with a very slim collar of head.

Smells of light tropical fruit, sweet floral herbal smells, assume from Belgian yeast.

Taste is sweet passion fruit, slightly tart, with a tea-like quality.

Light-bodied, on the flat side, & the fruity character sticks to the mouth.

Overall pretty disappointed in this one. Not sure I'd be able to distinguish it from fruit jucie if you set both in front of me. The taste becomes hard to bear after a while.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.5oz bottle poured into Christoffel glass.

The pour reveals a light cascade of cloudiness. Though somewhat amber-like in appearance, a rosy haze permeates throughout, giving an overall blood orange visual. The nose is genuinely inviting, the hibiscus aromas asserting themselves just enough to be pleasing to the nostrils. But once the liquid hits the tongue it is clear that these initial bits of hope are ordained to remain in the realm of what could have been. The taste recalls a weak wit, with those hibiscus traces trying to assert themselves once again. Alas, the flowers only serve to give the beer a sort of whispy grapefruit quality, resulting in a weakly citrus take on Hoegaarden. This weakness is exacerbated by the weak, slightly overcarbonated body that effervesces on the tongue in a mildly annoying manner. Something akin to a light, citrusy ginger ale comes to mind, and to tongue. This is also how drinkable this beer is: good enough to allow it to be drunk, but not good enough to elicit too heavy a desire to consistently imbibe it. All-in-all, a so-so offering, but one with a good deal of promise.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
2.18/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

via sylph

Thin white insta-vanish head over a pinkish amber colored beer. Collar retention with a few renegade swirls. Worst looking wheat beer I've seen in awhile.

Floral sour aroma. Honeysuckle and sour peach with a yeast like sour as if the phenols just didn't have anything to grab on to.

Light and delicate, this is princess beer. Taste is rose water at best and watered down white zin at worst. Some peach in there as well. No real wheat character.

My first thoughts are why would any brewery bottle this? This is like a brewpub one-off. The bottle price says $4.50--someone got hornswaggled.

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Photo of tegelaar
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours orangish red with almost no head. No lacing either and it almost looks flat. Smell is subtle but is a nice mix of spices and flowers. The taste is like a mild pale ale with a great flower tinge. It tastes delicate. Mouthfeel is brought down by the lack of carbonation. Drinkability is very high because of the light nature of the beer and the subtlety of the spicing. Very interesting beer and one I enjoyed but did not love.

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Photo of prosper
1.58/5  rDev -58.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Pours a pinkish colour, with brownish yellow tones. A weird combination. Seems to be bottle conditioned, and this must be an old bottle, the yeast at the bottom is a very dark brown. Almost no head. What there is is white, and not pink.

Smell - something in it that reminds me of vomit, or bile.

Taste is likewise awful. Other than the bile, it has a sour bite, hints of raspberry and finishes with sweet malt. Moderately high hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium light. Relatively high carbonation

Well, if you don't mind the wretched smell and taste, this might be more drinkable. I think this one is going down the sink.

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Photo of OldSchoolGamer
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have only had a few Dieu Du Ciel brews before, and they were all excellent. This is a brand new one to me. A Belgian Wheat Ale brewed with hibiscus flowers does sound quite original. Here is my review:

A: Pours a real hazy reddish pink. Head is rather minimal with no lacing to speak of. Some carbonation is present. Looks quite similar to Bud Chelada, which would turn many BAs stomachs.

S/T: The aroma is very wheaty with a unique fruityness component in there. I am not sure what a hibiscus flower is sopposed to smell like, so I can't make a comparison there. The taste is okay, but not nearly as unique as one might expect. It is very fruity upfront. Similar to a raspberry or other dark berries. Somewhat acidic as well. There is also a decent amount of wheat and yeast in there. Much more fruity than a typical Belgian Wheat, with less emphasis on the spice. Let this one warm up a little to get more of a floral presence.

M/D: Mouthfeel seems a little heavier than a typical Wheat Ale. Carbonation is a little prickly in the mouth. Slightly refreshing. This would be a nice beer to sip on during an early spring afternoon, when everything is starting to go in bloom.

This is definetly a unique beer. The hibiscus flower gives this beer a unique acidic and fruity component, while mingling well with the typical Belgian wheatyness. Well worth seeking out just to try.

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Photo of DrinkingAleToday
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Crimson red with a slight pinkish head.

S: Aroma of tropical fruits, flowers, and some spice from the yeast. The delicate floral aroma is quite unique and pleasing.

T: Nice floral flavor with a sourish finish, some spiceness from wheat and yeast.

M: Very light, delicate and refreshing.

D: A nice change of pace, this is one I could sip on all summer long.

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Photo of OskarL
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Deep red amber, hazy with a pinkish head that disappears.

Smell - Sour, sweet, berries, candy-like, spicy. Probably some of those are hibiscus, but I didn't remember how is smells when I had this beer.

Taste - Sour, blackberries, sweet and candy-like.

Mouthfeel - Dry, light body and lots of carbonation.

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Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I've been eager to try this hibiscus flower beer for a while. 341ml bottle into pint glass.

A- Cloudy crimson pink. Little lacing. Lots of bubbles rising.

S- Smells like sangria. Rosé wine. Sour rasberry.

T- Taste like sangria beer with a hibiscus biterness. I used to drink lots of hibiscus tea and this really has a similar taste. Elderberry taste and tartness.

M- Medium to high carbonation. Enjoyable mouthfeel.

D- Not sure here. Its real refreshing, but do you really want to drink a bunch? Not me. People who love sangria might be more fond of this.

Not sure this is a perfect brew - I'm not one to judge since I don't really like fruity drinks or cocktails but this seems like it's really well executed considering it brings out the hibiscus character so well. Try it.

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

Orange-amber on the pour, darker than expected, red highlights and slight haze. Fizzy one finger pour on opening, strawberry blond head. Carbonation dissipates, thin ring, poor retention. Nose is hibiscus alright, floral aromas, strawberry, citrus notes gentle imparted. Wheat beer base figures prominently with some spritziness in the mouth, cleansing citric acidity, a bit earthy in the finish. I expected a bit more spice, this has an earthiness to it. Lots of sediment. As it aired and flattened out, it took on a more rose like pink colour. While the taste is a bit tart, its genuine and natural tasting, nothing artificial about this offering, it's downright tasty. Dieu Du Ciel does it again.

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Photo of Lldeegan
3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pink, with a minimal, white head with a tint of pink. This color is from the addition of hibiscus petals during brewing. Some yeast sediment from the bottle came out at the end, as expected from a bottle-conditioned wheat beer. The nose has a distinct sour/citrus smell with hints of vinegar, tannin, green apple, and grassy notes. The taste is not as sour as I expected from the smell. This definitely has some wheat beer qualities with the citrus being a large presence. Grass and green apple show up as well as a perfume and floral quality with an herbal finish that hints at the hibiscus. This is a good tasting beer, it is a bit experimental and not something you would expect a beer to be but I think it is successful. The light body and effervescent carbonation, along with the flavor make for a refreshing, light and very tasty beer.

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

Quite nice. These guys regularly hit the mark. Poured with a nice off white head and some lace. Color is a clear medium amber. Aroma is very nice: easy pick up on the hibiscus with some malt, hop, a hint of yeast, a bit of perfumey citrus in a very good way. Body is very good, ditto carbonation. Finish is nice. Super easy drinking and a session beer for sure.

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Photo of Shadman
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Interesting beer. Rose pinkish wheat ale appearance...cloudy with a smallish pink frothy head.

Floral, slight rose sweetness.

Tangy & sharp in front, maybe from the wheat malt. . Some sweet notes, but mostly a tartness that grabs and doesn't let go.


Would be killer on a hot summer day as the tartness would be very refreshing. Not sure it's everyone's cup of tea. Certainly not my favorite offering from this brewer, but still a well crafted spiced/fruit beer.

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Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

My first venture into the world of hibiscus. The beer pours a cloudy copper color with a pink-hued foam. Very Interesting. The aroma is packed with sweet floral scents. The palate is an assault of sweetness. The hibiscus definitely shines through.

This is way too sweet for my tastes, but the idea is interesting.

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Photo of ShogoKawada
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- A nice pink/purple cloudy, fizzy pour. Beer is very carbonated and the head settles quickly.

S- Hibiscus (no way!). Sweet, innocent, floral, perfumey.

T- Taste is no different. A bit of a head-scratcher... like perfumed water, or something with the 'essence' of, like a Calvin Klein ave. Very good, don't get me wrong, but you better be ready to drink a flowery beer... cause this thing is chock-full-o' hibiscus.

M- Crisp, sweet, and easy-to-drink. No complaints here.

D- Moderate.. this beer is good, but is a bit unusual and I can't see myself having more than one, and taking a long spell inbetween this and my next one. Still, really cool, and this would be good for showing others what a beer can be. Very unique, points for originality.

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Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a reddish color and a cloudy consistency. There was a quarter inch of moderately long-lasting, foamy head. Not much lacing, but that seems to be the norm with lots of herber-spiced beers.

S: A very floral aroma (as you'd expect), combined with fruit and a little hoppiness.

T: Super-sweet taste of light fruit, hops and the hibiscus presence. Very tart and flavorful. Your liking of this depends on your tolerance of sweetness.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a kind of slick and oily mouthfeel. Light-bodied.

D: A drinkable beer. One of the better herbed/spiced beers out there.

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Photo of alcstradamus
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes

Hazy pink pour with a finger of head that recedes to a small collar. Smell is a bright sweetness...almost honey-like...with some floral hops and grain underneath. Interesting.

The taste has some fruit sweetness, maybe raspberries? I'm not picking up the honey here which is unfortunate, but still it tastes pretty damn solid. Biscuits and orange peel are present along with the fruit.

This is on the lighter side of medium bodied with a bit of stinging carbonation. A nice beer, but don't go out of your way. for it.

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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 jbonapar
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a fascinating pale and cloudy red color with a wonderfully pink foam!

Smell - interesting flowers, sweet candies.

Taste - Mm, i dont know what to say. I'm actually kind of at a loss for words. Many fruity flavors blended together, almost like a fruit smoothy. Slight flowery flavor, but not over-powering like I first expected.

A wonderfully refreshing beer, I think anyone who wants something refreshing, different and tasty will enjoy this one.

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Rosée D'Hibiscus from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
3.82 out of 5 based on 775 ratings.
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