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Big Red Coq | Brewery Vivant

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BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
451 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
Ranking:
#10,002
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
451
pDev:
11.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
63
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 451 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of Edith0703
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
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 +28.2%
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 +29.5%
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 +24.4%
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 +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tomakara
3.42/5  rDev -11.4%
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 -3.9%
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 +14.5%
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 -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanCataline
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like Vivant because they try combining styles.Big Red Coq borrows from two styles. Belgian-like yeast and American hops.
But, I have shied away from the trend to hop-up Belgian styles because they don't go as well with the foods I cook.
But, what happens if you take a hopped Belgian to a BYOB Indian restaurant?
It was a great pairing.
I could enjoy half of the 16 ounce can before the meal came and drink the rest to steady the forever changing/emerging spices in Indian food.
Belgian-Indian fusion.
Who ever would have thunk !

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Photo of Knutson_16
4.46/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Brownish-red, amber color when poured. Fairly thin off-white head. Looked very appealing.

Smell: At first, it smelled of tropical citrus and hops. Some undertones I picked up on were of pine, some grass, and floral notes.

Taste:This beer tasted mildly bitter because of the hops, but not overwhelmingly bitter. The citrus and floral notes came through more in the taste than in the smell of the beer. There were some notes of caramel as well which created a sweeter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: The beer was very refreshing, light and mildly carbonated.

Overall:I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. The initial flavor was somewhat bitter but the aftertaste was deliciously sweeter. Luckily, this beer isn't as strong as an IPA, but I does have dominate notes of hops that are not too overwhelming. The flavors were well balanced and it is a very easy to drink beer.

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Photo of red94tt
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FreshHawk
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jackalope1977
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taylorzeee
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
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 -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeZ9654
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yummy

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Photo of Mightyspan
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
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 -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BLZR
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stengelfoot
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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