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Big Red Coq - Brewery Vivant

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BA SCORE
87
very good

223 Ratings
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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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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hotglassmama

Michigan

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-30-2011 03:43:29 | More by hotglassmama
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-26-2013 10:48:40 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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jz989

Michigan

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-02-2011 16:02:55 | More by jz989
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RichH55

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.5%

03-06-2014 23:42:11 | More by RichH55
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Gigantis

Michigan

4.85/5  rDev +25.6%
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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cates1tg

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

05-04-2012 15:50:35 | More by cates1tg
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PincheNorteno

Michigan

4.53/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Even my girlfriend loves a bit of Big Red Coq now and then. A very approachable beer, looks great in a glass. Hold it up to the light and you can see shimmering fine sugar crystals streaming along the carbonation. Moderate head, a bit of lacing. Malty goodness supports a hop profile that's grapefruity up front, and something like sour rainfall in the back. It's not pretentious, it's balanced, and I'm glad it's more widely available now.

Serving type: can

06-01-2013 20:37:09 | More by PincheNorteno
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

02-11-2014 17:28:53 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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jadler16

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-02-2014 16:53:16 | More by jadler16
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JamesZ

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-10-2013 02:09:31 | More by JamesZ
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Two-6

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

04-14-2014 06:23:13 | More by Two-6
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sternamagrapha7x

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-06-2013 14:16:32 | More by sternamagrapha7x
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nate_nate_nate

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-04-2014 01:50:56 | More by nate_nate_nate
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Jedi8625

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-03-2013 05:01:37 | More by Jedi8625
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fgilbert2

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

02-09-2013 05:03:35 | More by fgilbert2
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-15-2013 20:13:45 | More by Arsenal0328
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MgoJohnStamos

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-29-2013 03:09:23 | More by MgoJohnStamos
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BellsFan

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. Golden red

S. grassy, crystal malts

T. I have had 3 different beers from Brewery Vivant. I have liked each one for its own qualities. Tonight I realized that they all share a common underling flavor. It's makes me wonder if they use the same base malts in each or is it simple their house yeast that I'm noticing in each. The taste is hoppy with a husky grainy flavor.

M. Drying, lightly carbonated, medium body

O. Perfect take on an American red with a Belgian influence.

Serving type: can

05-23-2012 01:41:13 | More by BellsFan
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barnzy78

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16oz can, nice red-brown color, tall rocky ivory head hold great retention and leaves tons of lacing on the glass as it fades. Citric nose with tropical notes of mango and pineapple, some caramel malt and yeast is also noticeable. Tastes are fruity with mango, pineapple, grapefruit, caramel, toasted grain, yeast - tremendous balance here! Medium body, pleasant carbonation, finishes semi-bitter. Overall, nice treat; I might have to grab this one again. I really enjoyed it thoroughly! I was hoping that the Belgian yeast would stand out more, but it's also fine just the way it is.

Serving type: can

06-21-2013 23:40:41 | More by barnzy78
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep red, with hues of brown. And a good finger light tan head that has good retention.

Nose on this awesome tropical fruit notes dominate this one on the front end. Mainly mango with hints of pinapple and slight melon notes. Malt is sweet and very unique. If I never had whiskey rooster I would think it can't get any better then this.

Taste is great. More malt comes out in the taste. There is a slight mango like fruity note to start but then Gets slightly sweet and has a unique malty wood like notes and a clean finish.

Mouthfeel is good and has a nice light crisp crisp body and is very drinkable.

Serving type: can

09-14-2013 02:37:09 | More by Fcolle2
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warnerry

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours clear amber with a small amount of light tan head. Head dissipates pretty quickly without leaving much lacing.

S -nice combination of caramel malt, some nice slightly funky Belgian yeast, and a bit of hops.

T - similar to the smell and more. The belgian yeast and hop presence really set this above a traditional amber, which is admittedly not my favorite style. Has a nice subtle honey sweetness to offset the funk and hop bitterness. Finishes dry with some lingering bitterness.

M - light/medium mouthfeel with a nice dry finish.

O - probably my favorite of the vivant brews I've tried. While they have all been good, most seem like tame versions of their style. This is a highly enjoyable take on the amber style that I would love to see canned.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2011 01:00:05 | More by warnerry
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enelson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-13-2013 20:24:31 | More by enelson
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-06-2013 18:32:14 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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rjcoy06

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-16-2013 15:55:14 | More by rjcoy06
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Supergenious

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-18-2012 22:43:15 | More by Supergenious
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Big Red Coq from Brewery Vivant
87 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.