Big Red Coq - Brewery Vivant
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2.73/5 rDev -29.1%
Can courtesy of my parents. Served in a sampler glass. The nose brings a bit of light black pepper along with some strong citrus and tropical hops. Flavor isn’t quite as nice, as more of the yeast comes along, and doesn’t quite fit with the hop and malt profile. Body is medium and fairly bitter and dry. Pretty good, but not something I’d necessarily seek out again.
12-15-2012 18:42:46 | More by Thorpe429
3.13/5 rDev -18.7%
A - Deep Copper orange / reddish. Nice creamy and foamy off white head. Mild head retention.
S - Hops, malts, sweet, floral, piney.
T - Hops present up front, followed by a lingering dry flavor. Lacks a finished touch.
O - I'm glad I gave this a shot, but I wouldn't really try it again. Nice hop profile, but not much balance and an astringent mouth feel.
11-17-2012 03:55:55 | More by andrewjraab
3.19/5 rDev -17.1%
Undated can at 45 degrees into snifter
Faint aroma of malt
Head average (3 cm), off white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring and large atoll
Lacing spotty with many lumps varying in size, shape, and bubble size
Body medium amber, clear
Flavor is primarily of malt, not particularly strong, with only a hint of hops. No alcohol, no diacetyl. Flavor ends quickly with a sweet aftertaste.
Palate is light to medium, watery, soft carbonation
An innocuous beer, easy to drink. Not the best nor the worst beer Brewery Vivant produces – a solid beer of which to consume mass quantities.
This beer is now year-around and 6 %
06-11-2014 14:19:20 | More by Ozzylizard
3.23/5 rDev -16.1%
Impressive, three-finger, caramel colored head sneaks up on you when poured. Brew has great red clarity. Circular lacing.
Nice belgian scents mixed with light, sweet, tropical fruits. Lots of biscuity caramels.
Not a bitter as I had hoped... More sweet then bitter. Smooth and mily without many overwhelming hop notes. A bit flat on the flavor scale, nothing overwhelming. Bready, biscuit, dry, and overly carbonated.
A nice refreshing brew, but not complex or deep. I kept looking for more as I enjoyed Big Red Cog, but it failed to deliver more then average flavors. Enjoyable, but not worth seeking.
06-19-2012 01:19:48 | More by chugalug06
3.25/5 rDev -15.6%
I was expecting a bit more from this than what is delivered flavor-wise--it seemed weaker/"less-intensely-flavored" than other similar beers made in this style which I have tried (e.g. Ale Asylum's Bedlam! or Belgo from New Belgium) ; maybe I would like this more if it was made as a double instead?
Besides this weakness, it was as I expected it to be in nose, color, and so on. It's not a bad beer, and I enjoyed it more than their Triomphe IPA (this brew seems to remove the "harsher" edges of the Triomphe while keeping the good parts IMHO of an American IPA), but enjoyed it less than their Farm Hand ale or their Brune or Solitude brews.
10-14-2011 03:44:36 | More by DJSpidey
3.25/5 rDev -15.6%
there is a fluffy head that lasts with vigor, fades after a long while into lacing and a collar. Body is translucent pale amber.
Nose is balanced with cascade hop like notes and sweet sugar rolled strawberry.
The malts cover more of the hop flavors then on the aroma, but some citrus still cuts through. Summer fruits, caramel, noting some floral esters which are probably the biggest sign of the belgo yeast.
06-27-2012 05:34:52 | More by ChadQuest
3.29/5 rDev -14.5%
A friend loves it so I bought it. A decent beer but I won't seek it out. Nice looking reddish brown color. Smell is unremarkable. I can't detect anything distinct. Taste is fine - very slightly piney but vague. I can't put my finger on what it tastes like, which isn't to say it's bad but a bit ordinary. Light effervescent mouthfeel. I have been to Brewery Vivant and had great beer there. This is pretty middle of the road (and I won't say anything about the name).
11-15-2013 03:12:04 | More by Qbdoo
Big Red Coq from Brewery Vivant
86 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.