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Big Red Coq | Brewery Vivant

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Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant
Michigan, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by SupaCelt on 02-13-2011

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Ratings: 451 |  Reviews: 90
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A - Dark red amber in color. Clear. 1 finger foamy white head that is slow to dissipate. Slight foaminess remains throughout the duration of drinking this beer. 4.5/5

S - Pineapple, mango and citrus hit me right off the bat. As the beer warms, a slight graininess and some sweetness make their way out as well. Earthy. 3.75/5

T - Definite tropical fruits here. Same as the nose. Lingering bitterness on the back end but not overwhelming. Grassy hops. A bit of resin. Definitely hop forward. Hint of toffee up front as the beer warms. Malt is somewhat muted. Earthy and leathery. 3.75/5

M - Very light, crisp, and dry. Very refreshing. Moderately carbonated. Clean feeling beer. Except for the lingering bitterness, I wouldn't know that I just had something in my mouth. 4/5

O - I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. Hops are powerful but balanced out by the earthiness of the malt. My favorite part was actually the appearance. Love seeing a beer that can hold it's head throughout the duration of drinking it. 3.75/5

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Great beer. Low IBU's, good taste

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16 oz can poured into a Brewery Vivant glass.
6% ABV,

A - Bright and clear amber in color, Big Red Coq is a vibrant beer topped with a loose and fleeting ivory cap of foam that settles to a thin skim with little lace left behind. 4

S - Ripe stone and tropical fruits come together with a jammy presence spread across slightly burnt whole wheat toast. Belgian yeast nuances trickle in on the finish, delicately imparting clay and spice notes to the otherwise American hop-forward beer. 4

T - Earthy, dry malt pulls the toast overtones from the aroma but also dusts in some cocoa and dirt before Belgian yeasty clay and bright fruit notes finish out. 4.25

M - Big Red Coq's dry entry leads to a medium-full body and a wonderfully balanced bitter finish from the hops that comes full circle and lingers with dryness. 4.5

O - This might be the first (and last) time I've said this; I like this beer better on tap. It was mindbogglingly different than anything else while experienced at the brewery. Great in the can, it's lacking the explosive combination of Belgian yeast and American hops. This review captures some of that uniqueness for an amber but, not quite everything it can be, had fresh at the source. It's a damn good beer regardless. 4.25

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Big Red Coq from Brewery Vivant
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 451 ratings
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