Big Red Coq - Brewery Vivant

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344 Ratings
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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 12
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant visit their website
Michigan, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: SupaCelt on 02-13-2011

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Ratings: 344 | Reviews: 73
Photo of elNopalero
4.71/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This pours a pleasing caramel red color with light foam. The aroma is a delightful surprise--for a red ale there's actually some character! I get a light floral note, a touch of caramel, and some wonderful Citra-influenced tropical characteristics. Tastes great too, with just the right balance. Not a malt bomb, hops are present but don't dominate, and it leaves me wanting another. Well done.

Photo of ER527
2.98/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Huge, huge let down. Something might be wrong with this can

Photo of Kirsten_Ann92
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

This beer is the signature beer for Vivant however I wasn't that happy with it. It is orangey in color and smells of fruit and a lot of hops. It is hoppy and normally that is my favorite but this was over powering. It was really bitter and overall not my favorite beer.

Photo of Muscatjo
4.6/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hints of mango in this citra pale fusion. Hops are fragrant. Very good beer for Brewery Vivant.

Photo of Maiora13
4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful red color that is often hard to find when its packaged in a bottle. Its sweet and delightful. A beer that I will consistently drink more of.

Photo of rbjorkman
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark Red/orange color
Smells strong
hoppy taste/pine

Photo of claudialeshok
2/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It's a very hoppy beer that is made with citra hops. It has some mango flavors but also earthy pine. It is very dark in color.

Photo of partains
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Look: burnt orange
Smell: wheaty, lots of hops, mild fruit
Taste: unpleasant, extremely hoppy
Overall: unpleasant, too bitter and hoppy

Photo of Stevedlikesbeer
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Love the tropical fruit and mango flavors

Photo of CashChel
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great Red Ale and well balanced.

Photo of carolynschaf
4.72/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Awesome red ale, probably my favorite. I love the Belgian American blend. It is strong and full in flavor. It is not meant to be consumed all night, but great for a couple beers.

Photo of jmalina121
2.53/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer is amber in color with aromas of pine. It has coffee notes on the tongue and a bitter finish.

Photo of wilgenb1
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

I am more of a light beer fan, but this was a delicious different take on a red ale. Very well done and tasty. Not too overpowerring.

Photo of lucasra1
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep caramel color, aroma is marked with tropical fruit notes and hops. More tropicla fruit on the palate with full, yet subtle hop flavor that leaves no bitterness on the tongue. Its as if there's just the essence of hops, making it extremely smooth.

Photo of MakenziMantey
2.83/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The color of this beer is a medium yellow/brown. The aroma you get is a leafy with a hint of mango smell and it is weak. Tasting this beer it is strictly unpleasant that I can't really put it into words and it also leaves a bad aftertaste.

Photo of capilial
4.34/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very sweet and fruity. It has very strong tropical fruit undertones. Really good!

Photo of Sydney10
4.39/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Visual: pours a ruby caramel color.
Smell: strong fruity smell of orange, grapefruit and citrus.
Taste: interesting taste of orange and a light burnt coffee flavor. Mildly bitter.
Overall: lighter taste and easily drinkable.

Photo of dbtossi
3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On the nose it smells like citrus and mango, same on the palate. A little too sweet for me

Photo of kbernthal
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

amber in color, sour in smell, very fruity taste - strong mango flavor

Photo of redinge7
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

brownish/red coloring, very citrus flavoring. Hints of pineapple or other tropical fruits

Photo of soze47
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not much to look at but has nice color. Smell is nice - good sweet bread/caramel malt compliment the greener hop notes. This is very easy to drink. Well balanced and light on the palette for a beer with so much malt forward character. Belgian yeast compliments it all with a little candi sweetness to it.

Photo of MadLatvian
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The best Brewery Vivant beer I've tried to date. Solid beer.

Photo of cryptichead
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark amber in appearance. Exceptionally unique flavor with just the right balance of bitterness and fruity (berry) undertones. Overall a very well crafted and unique offering.

Photo of Tucquan
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2015-03-03 in Clarksville, IN from a 16 oz can

A - clear Amber with a 1-finger off-white head and mild lace.

S - Mango, orange, some caramel, hop floral. Sweet, mildish, not dank.

T - Tart cherry, toasted bread aspirin, pepper and orange zest. Very dry with a moderately bitter finish.

M - Light body and medium carbonation with a somewhat-prickly finish.

O - A style-bender for sure. From the smell I expected an American IPA with some malt sweetness. The tart, dry, cherry aspects were a surprise.

Photo of WarDamnSteph
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

I heard really great things about this Hoppy Belgian red. It was less hoppy than expected. Well-balanced, overall good beer.

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Big Red Coq from Brewery Vivant
86 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.