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Big Red Coq - Brewery Vivant

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BA SCORE
86
very good

253 Ratings
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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 10
Gots: 17 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

MichiganderHB, May 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

little_star, May 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

jgunther71, May 15, 2014
Photo of ThickNStout
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz can from IAmJacksHopTongue (thanks man!). No canning date. Served in a goblet.

Pours a brownish burgandy with a fluffy three finger pale head. The froth settles to a modest layer, leaving dots of lace.

Smells of abundant citrus, yeasty esters, mild pine and some sweet, bready malt. Unassuming but positive.

Taste follows the nose. Citrus rind, sappy pine, raisin bread, floral, stale-ish mango, peppery and a fairly sharp yeast character. This is very flavorful for it's moderate abv and has almost no perceivable alcohol. Goes down quite comfortably.

Body is on the lighter side of medium with fairly strong carbonation. Finishes dry with notes of pine, lemon zest, mango and fruit skins.

A well balanced red ale with proper proportions of hops, malts and yeast. Easy to drink with a nice depth of flavor. Perhaps not stellar but quality stuff for sure.

ThickNStout, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

EdVandenberg, May 10, 2014
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

VelvetExtract, May 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

jbierling, Apr 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

TastyIsBeer, Apr 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Two-6, Apr 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

mvanwoerm, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Danielr26, Apr 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Jordy777, Apr 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

delgotit99, Apr 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Filabee, Apr 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Badger6, Mar 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

GGRECH, Mar 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Whiskeydeez, Mar 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Buck_Jones, Mar 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

skinnycox, Mar 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

JIMTRK16, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

GRap, Mar 07, 2014
Big Red Coq from Brewery Vivant
86 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.