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Big Red Coq - Brewery Vivant

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85
very good

256 Ratings
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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 10
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
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: 256 | Reviews: 48 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of DrIPA
4/5  rDev +3.9%

DrIPA, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of hilgart1
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

hilgart1, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of Stinger80OH
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Stinger80OH, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of Duff27
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ridiculous head which translates to thick and sticky lacing. Dark amber color body. Head retention is great

Spicy Belgian yeast mostly, muted hop profile.

Sweet caramel malts. Subdued Belgian yeast characteristics and also hops. 6.5%abv seems about right.

Creamy. Medium mouthfeel. Lower end of carbonation for the style.

I found this to be very drinkable...but not great or even above average by any means. Good outdoor beer I'd say. Thanks egrace84.

Duff27, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of KCM
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

KCM, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of Mitchster
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I think this was $4.19 for a 126oz can at BigTen in East Lansing. 6.25% ABV. Pours out to a clear deep garnet, forming a tall whipped meringue like creamy yeallow head with superior retention and beautiful thick lacing. The nose is hops galore...I'm getting cat-pee Simcoe but also some pine and grapefruit. The mouthfeel is really gorgeous. Beautiful carbonation level, about 2.5 carbs with a medium body. Finishes really dry. Nice notes of tropical fruit like pineapple and pear from the yeast...very subtle compared to the hops. The bitterness is well-balanced with the dry finish, making it really quite drinkable.

Mitchster, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of andrewjraab
3.13/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

andrewjraab, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of qwe2323
3/5  rDev -22.1%

qwe2323, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of rolandboy
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

rolandboy, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of JVoyager
4/5  rDev +3.9%

JVoyager, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of amishbooze
4/5  rDev +3.9%

amishbooze, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of Scotthuller
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Scotthuller, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of dudecandle
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

dudecandle, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of smalenberg
4/5  rDev +3.9%

smalenberg, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was expecting something hoppier still a decent brew. Gift of cans from SliverX IP. Reddish tinged colour, bubbly. Medium mouthfeel, well malted, some orange flavour, somewhat astringent finish. Drinkable.Decent drinkability, not getting hops in nose so do not make it out to be a Belgian IPA as promoted.

Sammy, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of dfillius
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass

A: 1.5 fingers head from a moderate pour. Head is off-white, tight and pillowy. Clear copper liquid.
S: Citra? hops, maybe Simcoe, it's very fruity in a tropical way. PNW characteristics. Slightly dusty yeast aroma. Mostly hops. Like a nice IPA in fact! Some caramel malt upon warming.
T: Funky and hoppy up front with a bitter bite holding on. Much more Belgian taste than was hinted at in the aroma. Though it is still only slightly "Belgian" Grapefruit bitterness.
M: Very dry. Thin; I would like a tad more body as it borders on watery.
O: Enjoyable brew that I'd love another of and would buy again. Mouthfeel brings the overall down. Could be great with slightly more character in the mouthfeel.

dfillius, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of JustinMatthew
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

JustinMatthew, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of SirDalton
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

SirDalton, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of superspak
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass, no canning date. Pours fairly crystal clear orange copper color with a nice 3 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice thick soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of caramel, pine, grapefruit, orange zest, herbal, floral, toast, mango, pineapple, and slight yeast esters. Nice, pleasant, and well balanced aromas with decent strength. Taste of caramel, grapefruit, pine, orange zest, pineapple, mango, floral, toast, earth, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of spicy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, caramel, toast, tropical fruit, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of malt sweetness with bitterness; and good balance of hop flavors as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden as expected of 6.5%, with pretty much zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice hoppy amber ale. I did not really get any Belgian influence from the flavors; but it had some very nice hop flavor complexity, and is very easy to drink. Really pleasant and enjoyable.

superspak, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of Supergenious
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Supergenious, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of HarmonMW
4/5  rDev +3.9%

HarmonMW, Jul 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

oldp0rt, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of ChadQuest
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

ChadQuest, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of adamant1912
4/5  rDev +3.9%

adamant1912, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of david131
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a clear orange-red liquid with numerous streams of carbonation making their way to the surface. The off-white head is thick and creamy with nice retention.

S- Oats, grass, flowers, caramel, and a touch of pine. Smells like a red ale with just a bit of something unique.

T- Flowers, grass, caramel, and orange rind. There is a definite oat aspect which is not super appealing to me, nut does not detract from the experience too much.

M- Abundant carbonation keeps it light and slightly spicy. There is some definite lingering flavors.

O- A well-made red ale. Drinks pretty nicely, but it is not one of my favorites.

david131, Jun 21, 2012
Big Red Coq from Brewery Vivant
85 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.