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Big Red Coq - Brewery Vivant

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BA SCORE
86
very good

234 Ratings
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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
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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TomGunnells


4/5  rDev +3.9%

Great beer. Low IBU's, good taste

08-27-2014 21:57:04 | More by TomGunnells
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NateMac13

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-26-2014 01:58:10 | More by NateMac13
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.9%

16 oz can poured into a Brewery Vivant glass.
6% ABV,

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
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mlp673


4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-11-2014 13:34:40 | More by mlp673
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BenRex


4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-10-2014 19:30:05 | More by BenRex
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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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Bearshawks85

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-08-2014 21:37:28 | More by Bearshawks85
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-07-2014 21:09:43 | More by vermilcj
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NuckleDragger

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-05-2014 16:23:51 | More by NuckleDragger
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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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buffybeerbaron

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.1%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-28-2014 17:57:57 | More by spointon
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MIbeer27

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-26-2014 18:56:12 | More by MIbeer27
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beardsonbrews

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-25-2014 23:27:01 | More by beardsonbrews
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atorres

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-25-2014 15:08:38 | More by atorres
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-23-2014 23:06:08 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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Desimoaj


4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-17-2014 13:46:35 | More by Desimoaj
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WesM63

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-13-2014 21:13:24 | More by WesM63
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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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RobertClevenger

California

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
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nate_nate_nate

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-04-2014 01:50:56 | More by nate_nate_nate
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ngaron

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-01-2014 23:25:25 | More by ngaron
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ajz132

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-27-2014 11:30:04 | More by ajz132
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-17-2014 21:27:04 | More by jjheinrichs
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MattTheWrench


4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-15-2014 00:10:47 | More by MattTheWrench
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Big Red Coq from Brewery Vivant
86 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.