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Big Red Coq - Brewery Vivant

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BA SCORE
87
very good

195 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%


Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SupaCelt on 02-13-2011)
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Reviews by Gigantis:
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Gigantis

Michigan

4.85/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer really floored me because it strikes me as being an American Amber with Belgian qualities. If not a perfect storm, then at least an exceptional one.

It looks like you'd expect a beer called red cog to. Nice white head but it looked just a little thin to me with the mahogany not really popping. Looked like your average amber with a fluffy Belgian head.

It smelled like a hoppy american amber with a hint of fruit.

But it tastes tremendous, to me. Feels great in the mouth... not as thing and not as hoppy as it smells. Goes down very, very smooth. You could drink a few of these and be very happy.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2011 12:18:37 | More by Gigantis
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Big Red Coq from Brewery Vivant
87 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.