Big Red Coq | Brewery Vivant

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442 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant
Michigan, United States
breweryvivant.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SupaCelt on 02-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
442
Reviews:
89
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
60
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 442 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a dark red/brown sort of color with a light tan to off white foamy/semi-fizzy head. Light stringy to bubbly lace. The aroma had some tropical fruit, some pine, dry funky sort of grassy edge and then gets yeasty as it warms. The flavor was somewhat sweet with a touch of the bitter, the tart and funky maltiness. Grassy edges come in to bump the balance into a slight earthy malty backbone. Crisp grassy hops and funk hit the aftertaste and ride on into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation. ABV felt appropriate. Overall, leans more towards a Belgian IPA to me. Still, I could come back to.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mtemerowski
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My favorite beer from vivant that is not a sour.
Color: Deep reddish amber. somewhat of a orange tint too. Very clear.
Smell: solid hoppiness and some floral as well.
Taste: Solid bitterness and you can taste the same hop smells. Very drinkable though and smooth as well as crisp.

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Photo of haoquanlin
3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation

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Photo of natgrimmer
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was a very good beer. It's dark golden yellow in color, almost red. It starts off very fruity and mellows out throughout the rest of the beer to be a nice malty drink.

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Photo of slerche
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer had a distinctly fruity and almost sour aroma.

It has a dark golden color.

The taste is similar to the smell. Different citrus notes comes through as well as fruits such as green apples and pears.

If you're a fan of traditional IPAs I would suggest trying this one.

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Photo of Austin_Madagame
4.65/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Favorite beer I've tried from this brewery. Perfect mix of hops and malt for a red or amber. Most Ambers I've tried are too malty for me. If you enjoy IPAs, but want something a little different this is a great one.

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Photo of harleyfriesen
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was a very interesting beer. It was my first taste of a red ale. First instinct while smelling aromas was herbal and earthy with a nice hop flavor in it. Very interesting with a nice malt touch. Thought it would taste similar to an IPA and it did but it had unique flavors. Taste is a very balanced flavor with a bit more of a hoppy character. Overall the beer was good and I will definitely be drinking again when I can find it.

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Photo of Zhenghao
3.57/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It has clear rusty/orange color, which looks a little weird to me. You can smell the bitterness and it tastes very hoppy with fruit aroma, especially mango. It has a dry hoppy finishing.

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Photo of HenryWinters
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LeahK
4.59/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear brick/red color, tasted hoppy, citrusy, and clove taste. Smelled fruity and citrusy.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbmarie
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appeared a very bronze color with a somewhat sour scent. Taste was very hoppy with some darker malt and a bit of an oaky flavor. A nice beer but not my favorite of Vivant's.

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Photo of Botulizard
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of reebtaerG
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmd88
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kbarnes9
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of breakingbland
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured as a clear red/rust, with a sharp hops aroma along with some funk. The taste is hoppy with some malt sweetness. The beer gets better as it warms. A nice beer.

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Photo of KevBot89
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JDoHo
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a teku pint. No freshness date.

A- Pours a reddish dark amber color with a full inch of light tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Herbal, earthy hops accompanied by some sweet crystal malt. Slightly soapy belgian yeast smell.

T- Balanced flavor of toasty malt and mild hops. Bitterness is on the lower end of the spectrum. Pretty drinkable, though there's a bit of a noticeable alcohol taste that's not so pleasant.

M- Pretty soft for a hoppy red with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- No noticeable flaws overall, but just not particularly interesting.

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Photo of Remmy800
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Big Red Coq from Brewery Vivant
3.9 out of 5 based on 442 ratings.
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