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Big Red Coq - Brewery Vivant

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BA SCORE
87
very good

262 Ratings
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 10
Gots: 18 | 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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Ratings: 262 | Reviews: 48 | Display Reviews Only:
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1/5  rDev -74%

klipper, Nov 14, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

skinnycox, Mar 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

jbierling, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
2.73/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

Thorpe429, Dec 15, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

mireland, Jul 31, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

JIMTRK16, Mar 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Ghostface, Aug 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

ROBSTARR, Jul 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Drk93TT, Dec 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

akttr, Feb 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

JustinHWright, Sep 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

MDF1IBetty, Jan 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

OnWisconsin, Jan 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Filabee, Apr 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

ThurmondTX, Sep 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

qwe2323, Nov 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

buffybeerbaron, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of andrewjraab
3.13/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

andrewjraab, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.19/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 %

Ozzylizard, Jun 11, 2014
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3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

chugalug06, Jun 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Reappropriated, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of DJSpidey
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

DJSpidey, Oct 14, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

CraigTravor, Nov 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

MallyOMight, Mar 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

MacStinson, Aug 04, 2014
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Big Red Coq from Brewery Vivant
87 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.