Dieu Di Ciel ‘rosee d’hibiscus’ wheat beer


image“Rosée d’Hibiscus is a soft spoken wheat beer. The rose colour comes from the hibiscus flowers added during the brewing process. The aromas and flavour of this tropical flower are very prominent in the beer, giving it a slight acidity and a very agreeable fragrance. It is the perfect thirst quencher on a hot summer day”. 

Another quirky beer from this top notch French-Canadian brewery. Once again, great artwork on the label. Served in a weizen glass the unique copper red pour offers gorgeous crimson hues. Atop sat a short off white head but that disappeared quite quickly leaving very minimal lacing clinging to the glass. Initially the aroma struck us as floral and quite sweet with slightly cloying hints of rosewater, spice, tart berries and of course, hibiscus. To balance out the sweetness are very subtle hints of bready, chewy malt but it’s futile and far outweighed. The mouth feel is slightly watery with mild-medium carbonation. Light bodied. Upfront the floral flavour as expected is dominated by the hibiscus with hints of sweet berries/tart cherry. Hints of rosé wine forms through the mid-palate, in turn delivering a soft fruity finish. Overall it’s very sweet and sticky, it would be a great beer for the ladies. 5.9% ABV. A one off average beer from this world class brewery.