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RATINGS: 227   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Better than I expected. Red, small off white head, nose of caramel and sweet malts and peat smoke. Good oily mouth feel, hence the constant use of wee heavy and old viscosity as names for smokey beers. Taste of caramel, sweet roasted malts, and smoke.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1234) - - JUL 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-8-12- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Pours a copper color with the tiniest white head. The head was gone in a flash to give almost no lacing. Smell – The smell is heaviest of caramel and toffee overall giving the brew a sweet smell. Mixed with these aromas is a good presence of booze as well as some lighter notes of malt and smoke. Taste – The taste begins big of a bready and sweet base. The breadiness is of a wheat and biscuit flavor with the sweet being largely of caramel. As the taste advances flavors of toast and cherry come to the tongue. Bits of smoke and toffee also work their way into the taste and when combined with the rest, as well as a big dose of alcohol at the end, leave a boozy sweet flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The beer was thick in body and lower in carbonation. Great for the flavors of the beer as it really allowed for the boozy and sweet flavors to sit and linger on the tongue. Overall – An all right brew, but a bit more boozy then desirable, as it makes it quite difficult to sit, sip and enjoy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle 12fl.oz. Pours an amber orange colour with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel. Taste is same.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1239) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Has a bit of a caramel aroma. Taste is the same some malty caramel pretty smooth body, hides high abv well

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WVHouseofBeer (815) - 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 (6370) - 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 (1750) - 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 (3719) - 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 (3769) - - 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 (585) - 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 (1867) - 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.


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