Big Red Coq - Brewery Vivant
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3.63/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A-Pours mostly clear amber. Head is a big compilation of tan spittle. It leaves, thick, sticky lacing along the glass.
S-Interesting. It has a balanced Amber ale aspect to it but I definitely get some blatant Belgian yeast characteristics. I get some unspecific fruity notes and some almost woody hops. Some toasty malt.
T-There is an almost Lager-like yeasty flavor. Toast and caramel maltiness. More of that woody hoppiness but I also find some tropical hop flavors. Apparently they used Citra hops, and they could have fooled me there, didn't pick up much of that unique Citra flavor. Intensity is rather mild.
M-Lighter bodied. Plentiful carbonation but if feels soft, not harsh. Mild bitterness. Drinks easily.
O-A cool idea; Belgian Amber is not something I remember running across before. It's flavor is decent but too mild. Needs a bit more gusto.
Serving type: can
05-07-2014 23:13:12 | More by VelvetExtract
3.95/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Served in a snifter
A - It it reddish orange in color with some suspended yeast. The initial pour yielded about three inches of tan head.
S - I smell some tea and floral hops.
T - The taste is similar to the smell. I get some tea flavors and floral hops.
M - Medium
O - This is a tasty red ale. The hop profile isn't overpowering. The floral hops compliment the malt bill and make a very drinkable beer. It is a little too high priced to make a regular for my humble means, $11.99 for a four pack of sixteen ounce cans.
Serving type: can
02-20-2014 01:36:47 | More by buschbeer
Big Red Coq from Brewery Vivant
87 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.