Big Red Coq - Brewery Vivant
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4/5 rDev +3.9%
16 oz can poured into a Brewery Vivant glass.
A - Bright and clear amber in color, Big Red Coq is a vibrant beer topped with a loose and fleeting ivory cap of foam that settles to a thin skim with little lace left behind. 4
S - Ripe stone and tropical fruits come together with a jammy presence spread across slightly burnt whole wheat toast. Belgian yeast nuances trickle in on the finish, delicately imparting clay and spice notes to the otherwise American hop-forward beer. 4
T - Earthy, dry malt pulls the toast overtones from the aroma but also dusts in some cocoa and dirt before Belgian yeasty clay and bright fruit notes finish out. 4.25
M - Big Red Coq's dry entry leads to a medium-full body and a wonderfully balanced bitter finish from the hops that comes full circle and lingers with dryness. 4.5
O - This might be the first (and last) time I've said this; I like this beer better on tap. It was mindbogglingly different than anything else while experienced at the brewery. Great in the can, it's lacking the explosive combination of Belgian yeast and American hops. This review captures some of that uniqueness for an amber but, not quite everything it can be, had fresh at the source. It's a damn good beer regardless. 4.25
08-15-2014 01:18:40 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.71/5 rDev -3.6%
S - 16oz can poured into pint glass
A - Dark amber, light pale head, some head retention
S - Belgian yeast, citrus, wood, wet hops
T - More Belgian yeast, toasted wheat, light bitter hops, slight caramel
M - Medium body, not too heavy, nearly perfect
O - Very Belgian yeast tasting, not very reminiscent of a standard red/amber ale. No real malt flavor.
07-04-2014 03:55:29 | More by RobertClevenger
Big Red Coq from Brewery Vivant
86 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.