Big Red Coq | Brewery Vivant

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441 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:
441
Reviews:
89
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
60
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 441 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of Slarson7
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brettman64
4.87/5  rDev +24.9%
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 Calraven
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mwinek
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nurt20
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bethaz83
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgarvis
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of LaurenZ
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an interesting beer. I enjoyed the tropical fruit flavor hints mixed with the hops and grassy flavors. The color is amber and clear with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty. I enjoyed this beer overall.

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Photo of KatieSmith
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
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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Photo of stinewils24
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color is a brownish red and amber. It has a pleasant fruity smell, with hints of pine and citrus. The taste is of clove, malt, and has a few spiced notes. The texture is of a dryer malt and is smooth. I really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of Sparty21
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What's not to love about a beer named Bog Red Coq? With a strong combination of hops, citrus and spices this beer was a little surprising to taste at first. But after the first few, I realized this was a beer that I could drink a few of.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If you are ever in the Chicagoland and CAN get to one of their locations, Binney's Liquors remains a CANQuest (TM) source nonpareil! This was a score from my most recent visit.

From the CAN: "Belgian tradition. Local mission."; "Hoppy Belgo-Ameri[CAN] Red Ale"; "WHY USE CANS? We set out to build a sustainable brewery and found through our research that cans are a better option than bottles. Cans are much lighter in weight, contain more recycled content, are able to be up-cycled, and use less energy to produce. The canning line also has a much smaller footprint than a bottling line. If this was not enough, cans provide better protection from flavor degenerating oxygen and hop flavor robbing sunlight. This is the best package we can provide to bring our beer to you, tasting the way the brewer intended it. Enjoy."; "HOPPY BELGO-AMERICAN] RED ALE The beer was named after the red rooster that adorns our brewery's logo, so wipe that grin off your face. What started as a one-off brew at the pub has become one of our most sought after beers. The deep red hue comes from the special malts we use and give the beer the backbone it needs to stand up to the excessive hop charges the brewers throw in. Citra hops give this beer the mango, tropical fruit, citrusy goodness that we love."; "COMPLIMENTARY FOODS Sharp cheddar or aged gouda cheese. Spicy food like Creole."; "GLASSWARE Large Tulip or Snifter properly captures the hop aromas which are a big part of enjoying this beer."

The Crack! was nice & loud, but the fact that it was a One Pint CAN meant that I CANducted a gentle Glug so as to keep things under CANtrol. That was a wash since there was an abundance of carbonation which formed three-plus fingers of dense, rocky, tawny head with great retention, leaving loads of sticky lacing in its wake as it fell. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose held an interesting mix of "the mango, tropical fruit, citrusy" scents that they mentioned, but also a pine sappiness. My mouth was watering unCANtrollably. Mouthfeel was medium, but kind of prickly from all of the carbonation mentioned previously. The taste was quite fruity, very tropical, especially with mango, papaya and pineapple, but still with an underlying pine flavor. This makes me very happy after so many non-hoppy beers lately. Finish was dry, but not really bitter. The malts leant more of a biscuity, toasted breadiness than a sweetness. I would drink this more often if it were readily available.

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Photo of Edith0703
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beer. I really love the taste. It had taste of fruit. Really dark appearance with small white head. Start with fruit aroma, then sweet tasting, finish with bitterness.

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Photo of mfarnick
4.95/5  rDev +26.9%
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 HensonJ3
5/5  rDev +28.2%
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 defilli2
4.8/5  rDev +23.1%
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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Photo of Erichb411
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tomakara
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
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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Photo of hrhopkins12
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber red color. Fruit aroma with mango, tropical fruits, and citrus. Slight earthy taste with good hops and bitterness.

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Photo of Kristie_Duve
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Site: red hue, brownish tint.
Scent: hops, citrus, earth tones like pine.
Taste: very "hop-forward", you can tell it is made with malts. Fruit flavors such as mango and melons stick out specifically leaving a tropical aftertaste.

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Photo of cambabeer
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanCataline
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Big Red Coq from Brewery Vivant
3.9 out of 5 based on 441 ratings.
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