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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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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".


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (1663) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2012
12 oz bottle pour deep amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is of sweet roasted malt. Taste starts with a sweet fruit then goes to the roasted malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WVHouseofBeer (741) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A decent beer but something was missing flavor-wise. Nice malty caramel aroma and flavor but that was about it. Not a real deep beer. The alcohol is masked very well and I wouldn’t guess the ABV is over 10%. Had no head whatsoever. Eh not bad I suppose.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (5053) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2014
12oz bottle, thanks to Micah W. Some bigger tropical fruit and creme aroma. Clear red color. Thin ring of khaki head, a loose bit of lace or two. Bigger body. Pretty smooth, soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Bigger bitter taste, light sweet, light bite to it. Decent scotch ale. Good for the bigger ABV. Gets more enjoyable as I go. A bit smoother, a bit creamier as the carbonation dies down (though never truly creamy at any point).

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westmeister (1538) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Just had the railbender so not sure what I’m going to get from this besides probably subpar. Pours a much darker than the railbender. It’s more clear dark brown amber. Smell is sweet caramel malts, with just a tinge of sweet fruits and a touch of a sour garbage note. Taste is a malt overdrive. Sweet, caramel, a bit fruity. Decent mouthfeel. Booze shows a bit. Not much better than its little bro.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3440) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2013
12 oz. Clear reddish-copper with a lasting film of cream. Nose of earthy toffee and light booze. Tastes of toasted grain, darkish caramel, raisin, and hints of sour apple. Touches of dry cocoa and peat develop later. Medium-heavy body is sweetish per the style, but finishes nicely balanced by the earthy peat and a touch of roast. A smooth, average level of carbonation and a touch of alcohol warmth make for a decent cold weather sipper.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3667) - - OCT 25, 2013
bottle. syrupy dark red with no head. sweet, dextrinous aroma with almost a woody barrel character and plenty of unfermentable crystal malt. thick body. flavors of caramel mostly. i’m pretty sure none of the abv claims are correct from this brewery. there is no possible way this 10%. same with the other beers i’ve had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkSachon (506) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2013
12 oz bottle from the four kind sampler case. Some serious shortcomings in taste and gravity make this a shadow of a true Scottish ale. Not quite sweet enough with very little caramel taste. Disappointment overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1392) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2013
12 oz bottle served in a Piraat snifter. Appearance – Pours a mahogany color with a small and short-lived off-white head. The head left only a sparse spots of lacing. Smell – Lightly sweet and moderately boozy. Some notes of baked bread and fruits, with a touch of peat smoke. Taste – Starts quite sweet with caramel, caramelized sugar, and some breadiness. Some smoke works into the taste, becoming peaty in the finish. A boozy, beer liqueur character. Mouthfeel – Medium+ body; low carbonation; moderate alcohol harshness and warmth. Overall – More boozy then desirable, even for 10% ABV. Relatively fruity as if a somewhat Belgian version of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TreborWhip (392) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle pours dark amber with tan head. Aroma is nutty with sweet caramel and fruity yeast. Flavor is toasted malts with caramel and dark fruits.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tnkw01 (960) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle. Amber, copper in color. Not much head. Taste is strong alcohol, with caramel, no hops. Aroma is alcohol, caramel, candy corn.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Appearance: Deep mahogany and burnt ruby under a meager head that fades into a flimsy film. Swirls with nothing special.
Nose: Malty sweet and spicy and boozy in the back. Burnt caramelized candy apple skins. Plums. Burnt toffee. Tootsie rolls and hard black cherry candies. Caramel candy nougat.
Palate: Much thinner than expected with the majority of the flavor in the middle. A fast finish leaves little to reminisce over. Tootsie rolls and black cherry hard candies in the middle. Slightly dry parched finish of plum and apple skins. Root beer in the back of the swallow. Spice and heat underneath. Weird old brittle wood and sawdust in the breath.
Final Thoughts: Nothing to write home about here. Erie has yet to impress and the Ol Red left me wanting to cease and desist immediately…which I did.
(An original written work by Beer Ambassador, LLC. Plagiarism is not tolerated)


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