Big Red Coq | Brewery Vivant

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
464 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
Ranking:
#12,524
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
464
pDev:
11.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
68
Trade:
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Ratings: 464 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of mtemerowski
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
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 -13.2%
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 -10.4%
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 -22.1%
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 +20.8%
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 -0.5%
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 -7.3%
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 +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LeahK
4.59/5  rDev +19.2%
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 +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbmarie
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
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 -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of reebtaerG
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmd88
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kbarnes9
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of breakingbland
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
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 +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JDoHo
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
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 +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of barczar
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aroma is very estery, with notes of pear, green apple, and clove dominating. This was canned in March, so... Maybe some citrus, resin.

Flavor is citrusy, resiny throughout, with hints of pear and apple upfront that fade to a very dry, powdery, lightly bitter finish. Specialty malt fruitiness is concealed, which I like.

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Photo of Slarson7
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big Red Coq from Brewery Vivant
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 464 ratings