Big Red Coq | Brewery Vivant

Big Red CoqBig Red Coq
BA SCORE
72.9%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 447 ratings
Big Red CoqBig Red Coq
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by SupaCelt on 02-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,473
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
447
Liked:
326
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
11.92%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
62
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 447 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of hotglassmama
5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of Erichb411
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jz989
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of RichH55
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of HensonJ3
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers. Amber type of color but very bright. You can smell the tropical flavor almost immediately. The pineapple taste brings a unique sweetness to the beer and it works like a charm.

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Photo of mfarnick
4.95/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I really enjoyed this beer. It was extremely refreshing mix between hops, citrus and earthy flavors.
Nice red brown hue to the beer and is light and refreshing on the palate.
Aroma includes hops and earth tones.
Tastes of fruits, malts, and hops.

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Photo of Brettman64
4.87/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Rich amber color and great flavor overall great beer

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Photo of Gigantis
4.82/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer really floored me because it strikes me as being an American Amber with Belgian qualities. If not a perfect storm, then at least an exceptional one.

It looks like you'd expect a beer called red cog to. Nice white head but it looked just a little thin to me with the mahogany not really popping. Looked like your average amber with a fluffy Belgian head.

It smelled like a hoppy american amber with a hint of fruit.

But it tastes tremendous, to me. Feels great in the mouth... not as thing and not as hoppy as it smells. Goes down very, very smooth. You could drink a few of these and be very happy.

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Photo of defilli2
4.8/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is has a dark caramel, amber color to it when poured. It also has a slight white head. It smelled very refreshing, citrus and hops came to mind. It also had earthy smells like pine and other florals. This is a very unique tasting beer, it could sense the heat and spices in it, almost like a mango pineapple. Citrus and hops were very strong as well. Extremely good beer. Seeking this one out again.

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4.79/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of carolynschaf
4.72/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Awesome red ale, probably my favorite. I love the Belgian American blend. It is strong and full in flavor. It is not meant to be consumed all night, but great for a couple beers.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.71/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This pours a pleasing caramel red color with light foam. The aroma is a delightful surprise--for a red ale there's actually some character! I get a light floral note, a touch of caramel, and some wonderful Citra-influenced tropical characteristics. Tastes great too, with just the right balance. Not a malt bomb, hops are present but don't dominate, and it leaves me wanting another. Well done.

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Photo of Austin_Madagame
4.65/5  rDev +20.5%
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 Muscatjo
4.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hints of mango in this citra pale fusion. Hops are fragrant. Very good beer for Brewery Vivant.

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Photo of LeahK
4.59/5  rDev +18.9%
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 PincheNorteno
4.54/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Even my girlfriend loves a bit of Big Red Coq now and then. A very approachable beer, looks great in a glass. Hold it up to the light and you can see shimmering fine sugar crystals streaming along the carbonation. Moderate head, a bit of lacing. Malty goodness supports a hop profile that's grapefruity up front, and something like sour rainfall in the back. It's not pretentious, it's balanced, and I'm glad it's more widely available now.

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Photo of KatieSmith
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite beers from Brewery Vivant. This has very unexpected fruity notes, seeing as the can is very masculine. This beer has a deep amber color with touches of red. There is fruit on the nose, almost pineapple flavors. On the tongue you can taste mango, citrus, and other tropical fruits.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Big Red Coq from Brewery Vivant
Beer rating: 72.9% out of 100 with 447 ratings
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