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Big Red Coq - Brewery Vivant

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BA SCORE
87
very good

220 Ratings
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | 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: 220 | Reviews: 45 | Display Reviews Only:
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Jas45678

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-26-2013 23:18:07 | More by Jas45678
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-23-2013 18:55:11 | More by dmorgan310
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barnzy78

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16oz can, nice red-brown color, tall rocky ivory head hold great retention and leaves tons of lacing on the glass as it fades. Citric nose with tropical notes of mango and pineapple, some caramel malt and yeast is also noticeable. Tastes are fruity with mango, pineapple, grapefruit, caramel, toasted grain, yeast - tremendous balance here! Medium body, pleasant carbonation, finishes semi-bitter. Overall, nice treat; I might have to grab this one again. I really enjoyed it thoroughly! I was hoping that the Belgian yeast would stand out more, but it's also fine just the way it is.

Serving type: can

06-21-2013 23:40:41 | More by barnzy78
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steevbr

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-11-2013 21:16:35 | More by steevbr
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DRBiser

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-08-2013 19:14:51 | More by DRBiser
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Benny3000

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-07-2013 23:23:33 | More by Benny3000
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sgoro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-05-2013 01:40:11 | More by sgoro
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shamrock071521

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-04-2013 05:07:53 | More by shamrock071521
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PincheNorteno

Michigan

4.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Even my girlfriend loves a bit of Big Red Coq now and then. A very approachable beer, looks great in a glass. Hold it up to the light and you can see shimmering fine sugar crystals streaming along the carbonation. Moderate head, a bit of lacing. Malty goodness supports a hop profile that's grapefruity up front, and something like sour rainfall in the back. It's not pretentious, it's balanced, and I'm glad it's more widely available now.

Serving type: can

06-01-2013 20:37:09 | More by PincheNorteno
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nasastrums

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-27-2013 03:46:35 | More by nasastrums
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thampel09

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-20-2013 20:08:37 | More by thampel09
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Slay40

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-20-2013 00:32:35 | More by Slay40
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NJB145

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-19-2013 01:09:35 | More by NJB145
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HisBoyElroy

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-15-2013 22:19:58 | More by HisBoyElroy
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Alextricity

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No canning date. $3.49 for a 16oz can. Poured into S.A. Perfect Pint Glass

Appearance: What the hell. I barely moved the can, but even then, I poured it into a glass and the whole pint glass filled with foam with maybe an ounce of beer. Because the head wouldn't go anywhere, I had to spoon out a bunch of foam. Big Red Coq is a beautiful, hazy red color with a light tan, creamy head, and great lacing. I give it a 3 for appearance though because I had to spoon the equivalent of three ounces of beer out of my glass. Looks great after that though.

Smell: It smells a touch Belgian, but it's not much. There are plenty of hops and malts to go around in the aroma. The hops are mostly grassy, and the malt gives a sweet note to make it even more inviting. Smells fantastic.

Taste/feel: Quite interesting. That slight, Belgian sourness is definitely there, but it's not too much. The hops aren't as "bursting" as I thought they'd be, judging by the taste. The malt flavor is of caramel and sweetness, and it works well. This is an odd beer, and I'm not sure how to describe it, but it's really good. This is sour, sweet, and a bit bitter. The aroma makes Big Red Coq smell like an IPA (I wish MINE did...), but the taste is distinctively Belgian. For some reason, it's difficult for me to pull out specific flavors in this beer. It's just interesting. It's like a red in that it has plenty of the malt and sweetness that you'd expect, IPA-esque in that it smells like one and has a pretty significant hop flavor, and then it tastes Belgian because of the yeast. As it warms up, the sourness becomes more prominent. The feel on this beer is middle of the road, with a pretty active-but-pleasant carbonation.

This is unlike any other beer I've had before... an amber with more hops than usual, and Belgian yeast. Extremely unhelpful review, but I CAN tell you that it's a very tasty beer that's worth picking up if you can.

Serving type: can

05-07-2013 14:49:28 | More by Alextricity
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-06-2013 18:32:14 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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deuce9259

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-06-2013 03:14:49 | More by deuce9259
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ShawneeIrish

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-05-2013 04:02:40 | More by ShawneeIrish
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MallyOMight

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16%

03-27-2013 07:37:19 | More by MallyOMight
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wyatt13

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-18-2013 23:52:59 | More by wyatt13
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rjcoy06

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

03-16-2013 15:55:14 | More by rjcoy06
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Michigan

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-19-2013 04:55:25 | More by Michigan
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.5%

02-16-2013 00:25:55 | More by akttr
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fgilbert2

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-09-2013 05:03:35 | More by fgilbert2
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avalonct

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-08-2013 01:24:59 | More by avalonct
Big Red Coq from Brewery Vivant
87 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.