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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
Wee Heavy Ale: Powerful caramel malt flavor, finishing climatically with a smooth warming sensation. Deep Red. 19.9°

Erie Brewing Company presents the beer previously know as “Red Ryder BIG Beer.” Red Ryder was dubiously awarded two “cease and desist” orders for its name. So with its unique new name (inspired by the long arm of the law), Ol’ Red Cease and Desist brings more to the table than just a big, malty flavor and climaxing warm sensation, it brings a legal record!

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Editor’s note: Formerly known as both "Red Ryder Big Beer" and "Red Ryder Ale".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle shared by puddintane. Pours red with a light tan head. Aroma of light malt and a bit of brown sugar. Big caramel malt flavor and some booze. Smooth mouthfeel with sort of a sweet/clean finish. Not bad, but I think if I had a choice, I’d rather have the BB gun.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2006 12/9/06: bottle.
light red-brown body. ample head - tan in color. nose is sweetly malted. flavors include alcohol, sweet brown suga’, caramel and hops. nice & strong.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
POD (198) - USA - DEC 7, 2006
Bottles. Nice red beer. Looks like Killian Red. Not much aroma. The thin tan head disappeared quickly. Flavor is alchohol, sweek bitter malt, caramel, and molasses. Nice lingering sweet turning to bitter aftertaste. Not bad. I’d drink it again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LinusStick (3234) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2006
First scottish ale I’ve reviewed. The aroma was non-existent. This beer LOOKS beautiful, however. I love red beers and this is a beautiful red color with a small head. The taste is sweet with traces of caramel and brown sugar. Molasses is also in there with a hot alcoholly finish. This is a mutt of tastes. Good, but I need to try some other beers listed as Scottish Ale before I pass judgement on the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Bottle: Red with a white head. Aroma, caramel, brown sugar, not much in the way of hops. Flavor, caramel, a bit syrupy, definitely some heat on the finish. Solid but unimpressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2006
12oz bottle labled as Red Ryder BIG beer.. You need to look at the bottom of the 6 pack to actually figure out what it is... Pours dark amber with a short tan creamy head. Aromas of caramel, molasses, some brown sugar and a little maple syrup. Flavor is caramel, brown sugar, alcohol, and some maple. Palate is lightly carbonated but pretty hot on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
popsabrew (1) - Lake City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2006 does not count
A great beer from a brewer that usually brews good but not great beers. The proper russet amber with an off white creamy head that holds it’s shape above the rim and laces nicely. Aroma of fresh bread and carmel. Complex sweet carmel taste balanced perfectly with the proper bitter hops finish. A personal favorite, but unfortunately a seasonal brew. Too much kick for a summertime lawnmower brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Bottle. Pours caramel, off white head. Aroma is malt, molasses, caramel, slightly funky. Flavor is caramel, malt, honey, fruity, slight spicy meaty funk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2006
on tap-pours a light tan head and amber color. Aroma is medium malt-sweet, ?, secondary hops. Taste is medium malt-sweet, syrupy, secondary hops. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Draft... GBOA ’06... Textbook amber ale with a large, frothy, khaki head. Excellent retention. Malty, sweet nose with notes of tropical fruit, maple syrup and toffee. Medium sweet, lightly bitter flavor with lots of toffee, caramel and just a hint of maple syrup. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Lengthy, bittersweet finish.

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