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Big Red Coq - Brewery Vivant

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BA SCORE
86
very good

237 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | 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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klipper

Michigan

1/5  rDev -74%

11-14-2011 07:34:29 | More by klipper
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skinnycox

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

03-09-2014 00:11:33 | More by skinnycox
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jbierling

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

04-30-2014 00:26:40 | More by jbierling
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Thorpe429

Illinois

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
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mireland

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

07-31-2013 17:35:33 | More by mireland
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

03-07-2014 02:47:12 | More by JIMTRK16
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Ghostface

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

08-09-2014 03:52:32 | More by Ghostface
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.1%

07-28-2013 16:58:32 | More by ROBSTARR
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Drk93TT

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.1%

12-25-2013 04:50:08 | More by Drk93TT
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.1%

02-16-2013 00:25:55 | More by akttr
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MDF1IBetty


3/5  rDev -22.1%

01-03-2013 01:17:33 | More by MDF1IBetty
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OnWisconsin

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.1%

01-27-2014 13:15:28 | More by OnWisconsin
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Filabee

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.1%

04-04-2014 22:06:11 | More by Filabee
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qwe2323

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.1%

11-15-2012 01:07:49 | More by qwe2323
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buffybeerbaron

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.1%

08-02-2014 21:22:27 | More by buffybeerbaron
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andrewjraab

Michigan

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
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

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
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chugalug06

Colorado

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
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Reappropriated

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

11-27-2013 04:14:22 | More by Reappropriated
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DJSpidey

Illinois

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
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MallyOMight

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

03-27-2013 07:37:19 | More by MallyOMight
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-04-2014 15:29:07 | More by MacStinson
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psmith161

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-07-2014 03:04:25 | More by psmith161
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ChadQuest

Illinois

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.
medium body.

06-27-2012 05:34:52 | More by ChadQuest
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Qbdoo

Illinois

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
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Big Red Coq from Brewery Vivant
86 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.