Tonight on Tap : Big Red Coq. Welcome to the Beer Post!Submitted by dexterszyd on Sat, 07/20/2013 - 22:25
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Spill the Bud Light and Corona. Its nasty stuff made with adjunct grains like rice or corn and to make matters worse the Big Beer industry (Bud, Miller, Leinenkugels, etc...) is not American owned.
Craft beer is the way to go. Usually local brewed and never mass produced.
Craft brewers are small brewers.
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Craft beer is generally made with traditional ingredients like malted barley; interesting and sometimes non-traditional ingredients are often added for distinctiveness.
Craft brewers tend to be very involved in their communities through philanthropy, product donations, volunteerism, and sponsorship of events.
Craft brewers have distinctive, individualistic approaches to connecting with their customers.
Craft brewers maintain integrity by what they brew and their general independence, free from a substantial interest by a non-craft brewer.
The majority of Americans live within 10 miles of a craft brewer.
9/19/13 Hoppy Belgo-American Red Ale
"BIG RED COQ"
Coq means rooster in French, so get your head out of the gutter.
Citrus with mango & pineapple notes give way to a big malty character. Made with Vivant's own Belgian yeast to give it that Vivant-ness you would expect.
Cheddar cheeses, grilled meats, tropical fruit.
Rated 87 from the Beer Advocate (BA Score)
Pours deep red, with hues of brown. And a good finger light tan head that has good retention.
Nose on this awesome tropical fruit notes dominate this one on the front end. Mainly mango with hints of pineapple and slight melon notes. Malt is sweet and very unique. If I never had whiskey rooster I would think it can't get any better then this.
Taste is great. More malt comes out in the taste. There is a slight mango like fruity note to start but then Gets slightly sweet and has a unique malty wood like notes and a clean finish.
Mouth feel is good and has a nice light crisp crisp body and is very drinkable.
Serving type: can