Big Red Coq | Brewery Vivant

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446 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:
446
Reviews:
90
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.83%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
62
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 446 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of ThurmondTX
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of qwe2323
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of buffybeerbaron
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of Hammer28
3.04/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of andrewjraab
3.15/5  rDev -19%
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.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Undated can at 45 degrees into snifter
Faint aroma of malt
Head average (3 cm), off white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring and large atoll
Lacing spotty with many lumps varying in size, shape, and bubble size
Body medium amber, clear
Flavor is primarily of malt, not particularly strong, with only a hint of hops. No alcohol, no diacetyl. Flavor ends quickly with a sweet aftertaste.
Palate is light to medium, watery, soft carbonation

An innocuous beer, easy to drink. Not the best nor the worst beer Brewery Vivant produces – a solid beer of which to consume mass quantities.

This beer is now year-around and 6 %

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Photo of Squirrelsheriff
3.21/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.23/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 oz can. Pours hazy amber, thick white head fades over a few minutes leaving a thick ring, just a little lace. Nice fruity malty aroma. Taste is a little harsh when cold, but settles out to a fairly balanced taste of sweet malt and grassy grapefruit hops, with hops winning out. Don't care for the Belgian yeast finish much. Mouthfeel is thin. Overall average amber for me.

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Photo of Reappropriated
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of MallyOMight
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of redinge7
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

brownish/red coloring, very citrus flavoring. Hints of pineapple or other tropical fruits

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Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ejimhof
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MacStinson
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of psmith161
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of chugalug06
3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Impressive, three-finger, caramel colored head sneaks up on you when poured. Brew has great red clarity. Circular lacing.

Nice belgian scents mixed with light, sweet, tropical fruits. Lots of biscuity caramels.

Not a bitter as I had hoped... More sweet then bitter. Smooth and mily without many overwhelming hop notes. A bit flat on the flavor scale, nothing overwhelming. Bready, biscuit, dry, and overly carbonated.

A nice refreshing brew, but not complex or deep. I kept looking for more as I enjoyed Big Red Cog, but it failed to deliver more then average flavors. Enjoyable, but not worth seeking.

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Photo of kbernthal
3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

amber in color, sour in smell, very fruity taste - strong mango flavor

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Photo of ChadQuest
3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

there is a fluffy head that lasts with vigor, fades after a long while into lacing and a collar. Body is translucent pale amber.
Nose is balanced with cascade hop like notes and sweet sugar rolled strawberry.
The malts cover more of the hop flavors then on the aroma, but some citrus still cuts through. Summer fruits, caramel, noting some floral esters which are probably the biggest sign of the belgo yeast.
medium body.

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Photo of Qbdoo
3.29/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A friend loves it so I bought it. A decent beer but I won't seek it out. Nice looking reddish brown color. Smell is unremarkable. I can't detect anything distinct. Taste is fine - very slightly piney but vague. I can't put my finger on what it tastes like, which isn't to say it's bad but a bit ordinary. Light effervescent mouthfeel. I have been to Brewery Vivant and had great beer there. This is pretty middle of the road (and I won't say anything about the name).

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Photo of DJSpidey
3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was expecting a bit more from this than what is delivered flavor-wise--it seemed weaker/"less-intensely-flavored" than other similar beers made in this style which I have tried (e.g. Ale Asylum's Bedlam! or Belgo from New Belgium) ; maybe I would like this more if it was made as a double instead?

Besides this weakness, it was as I expected it to be in nose, color, and so on. It's not a bad beer, and I enjoyed it more than their Triomphe IPA (this brew seems to remove the "harsher" edges of the Triomphe while keeping the good parts IMHO of an American IPA), but enjoyed it less than their Farm Hand ale or their Brune or Solitude brews.

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Photo of askewme
3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of haoquanlin
3.34/5  rDev -14.1%
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 tomakara
3.42/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was interesting, it had a bark smell to it but smelled and tasted like mango and pineapple. Very sweet. Also had a hint of caramel malt to it.

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Big Red Coq from Brewery Vivant
3.89 out of 5 based on 446 ratings.
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