Big Red Coq | Brewery Vivant

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87
very good
439 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by SupaCelt on 02-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
439
Reviews:
88
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
60
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 439 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of red94tt
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FreshHawk
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jackalope1977
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taylorzeee
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

With a reddish and amber tone, i did not expect such a hoppy flavor! When smelled, the aroma gives off hops and tropical scents of pineapple and mango. You can tell before you even taste that this beer will be hoppy and full of bitterness. When tasted, there is a sense of caramel, tropical fruits and very much hops. Overall, I believe this beer may be a bit too too strong for my tasting.

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Photo of Jack74
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeZ9654
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yummy

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Photo of Mightyspan
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a 16 oz pint glass from draught at Firkin on March 4, 2016. Look is cloudy deep Amber with an off-white head and some spotty lacing.

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Photo of MatthiasGP
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BLZR
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SHDoyle
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A brownish-red, amber color (as might be expected) with a thin white head. The smell has some pine and maybe a little citrus. There was something sweet or fruity that I picked up but it wasn't very discernible. Taste was pretty muted and didn't coincide with the smell. Pretty bland. I'd throw this onto the pile of uninteresting, mediocre at best red/amber ales that seem to be out there.

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Photo of LooseMoose1978
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vader06
4.79/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of buzzy
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of entenduintransit
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NateDyk47
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oberon
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours into my stemmed Hennepin glass a deep amber/brown with a thick sticky tan colored head atop.Floral and grassy hops dominate the nose along with light spiced phenols,quite spiced in fact,more of a pepper and clove note.The grassy hops are big on the palate with a dryer malt base,phenols give off spice but not in your face,somewhat earthy in the finish.Damn I like this beer alot,to me it's a little underrated.

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Photo of Mikecd234
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Leag0002
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billab914
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big Red Coq from Brewery Vivant
3.9 out of 5 based on 439 ratings.
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