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Big Red Coq - Brewery Vivant

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BA SCORE
87
very good

264 Ratings
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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 10
Gots: 18 | 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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Photo of hopswap1
4/5  rDev +3.9%

hopswap1, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of CloudStrife
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a tulip.

A: Pours an opaque reddish gold with a 1 finger off white head. Some visible carbonation in the body. Head sticks around for a minute or two leaving some lacing.

S: Lot going on with the smell here. There is belgian yeast flat out up front, but also a hopping on top of that and a solid almost sweet carmely malt backing.

T: Balanced comes to mind as I take my first sip. Has a smooth malty taste balanced by some yeast and hops. I'd say malt lingers more in the aftertaste

M: Full bodied with lots of carbonation. Has a nice clean finish, easy drinking.

Overall this is a beer I could enjoy on a regular basis. Has the Belgian drinkability with some amped up American malts and hops.

CloudStrife, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can courtesy of mseguin pours a hazed crimson color with a large, stcky cap of beige head. Nice retention and lacing.

Nose is grapefruit and pine with a toasted caramel malt. The Belgian yeast that made Triomphe so appealing seems to be missing here.

Taste is nicely hopped with plenty of both flavoring and bittering, malt is more toasty than sweet and the Belgian yeast is unfortunately tame. This one is not as tasty as Triomphe, but stil goes down fairly easy. It could use a bump in body and yeast presence.

twiggamortis420, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
2.73/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Can courtesy of my parents. Served in a sampler glass. The nose brings a bit of light black pepper along with some strong citrus and tropical hops. Flavor isn’t quite as nice, as more of the yeast comes along, and doesn’t quite fit with the hop and malt profile. Body is medium and fairly bitter and dry. Pretty good, but not something I’d necessarily seek out again.

Thorpe429, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of jduprey007
4/5  rDev +3.9%

jduprey007, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of Brad7132
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Brad7132, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of Sirvis
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Sirvis, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of Gtg642
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Gtg642, Dec 02, 2012
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
Big Red Coq from Brewery Vivant
87 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.