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RATINGS: 231   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!

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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bconch (326) - - JUL 31, 2012
Taken from old notes. Dark orange pour with a nose of sweet malts and caramel. Bitter to go along with the sweet malts. Sweetish aftertaste. 10.1% is very well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbaxter (12) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2012
On tap. Pours a deep amber with a thin, quickly vanishing head. aroma is malted caramel and fruit. Taste is somewhat vegetable-esque with dry sour fruit. Mouth feel is carbonated and then slightly dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OmegaX (1353) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Tap at oblivion. Aromas of light cherries, smoke and roast, some booze, and caramel. Taste is similar with a noticeable roasted character coming through. An interesting offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Suggested to me @ my waitress’ request. The aroma was of lightly charred cherries, honey and hops. The taste was pretty boozy and sweet with what seemed to be a hint of dry oak. Undertones of hops, spices and alcohol make for a well-rounded beer. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (3190) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Pours a dark copper brown color on tap with slight tan head that dissipates quickly and little to no lacing. Aroma of roasted and smoked malts, a touch of sweetness, and a bit of metallic notes. Taste follows suit, but the smokiness really jumps out in the beginning. Nice beer, and the alcohol is well hidden for 10%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
odinstyr (645) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Pours a clear red with minimal head. Smells a little smoky, coffee, nuts. Taste is bitter with a moderate sweetness, relatively smooth, a little metallic though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MacBoost (1605) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2012
from notes. easy drinking strong ale. lack of smoky character detracts from this one. Very malty. thick, sweet Butterscotch finish. Very decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Light unclear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, oxidide. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20120419]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (14668) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Sweetness, toasted, fruity, nutty, amber malts, knækbrød, light alcoholic, boring.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (24491) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange-red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, bread and dried fruits with notes of liquorice. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, bread and dried fruits with notes of alcohol. Fruity and warming alcoholic finish.

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