Ol' Red Cease & Desist Wee Heavy Ale | Erie Brewing Co.

Ol' Red Cease & Desist Wee Heavy AleOl' Red Cease & Desist Wee Heavy Ale
BA SCORE
34%
Liked This Beer
3.5 w/ 285 ratings
Ol' Red Cease & Desist Wee Heavy AleOl' Red Cease & Desist Wee Heavy Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Erie Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
eriebrewingco.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jhicks12 on 11-20-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,689
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
285
Liked:
97
Avg:
3.5/5
pDev:
15.71%
Alströms:
2.72
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
37
Trade:
1
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.42/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4.2/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Arrives a deeply reddish brown with a small head that drops to a faint film pretty quickly.
Smell is malt, sour, oak, light spice and caramel. Nicely balanced.
Taste is exactly the same, malty, oak, a fruitu note I cant identify and a touch of sour and spice and a sweeter caramel note. Great balance.
Full bodied, rich and smooth. Light coating on the tongue. This is even better after it warms up for 30 minutes. A much better beer than the Brothers think apparently.

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: no head really on a amber with copper hues clear body.

S: caramel, wood, toffee, soy, canned corn and peat malts.

T: lots of canned corn in this flavor. caramel, wood and peat are minor players. Its like drinking the corn juice out of a can of corn. Brown sugar and candied fruits late in the finish. The alcohol is extremely well hidden though.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. nicely smooth.

Overall: I just couldn't get over the canned corn aroma and flavor. It distracted me and effected this ones drinkability. Maybe mine was infected?

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3.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean orange-ish to amber color with an off white head. In the aroma, woody, caramel, and a small alcohol presence.. In the taste, woody, with notes of caramel, it starts with big alcohol but fades quickly. A small alcohol bite but mainly smooth with a medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry woody and alcohol like aftertaste. A nice woody presence and nice alcohol that fades out.

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3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Hop House (not the cleanest lines, here goes... )

Deep red, very little foam which receded with speed. No lacing to speak of (gotta be the glassware)

Caramelly aroma with a roast malt overtone. Boozy and rich. Pretty sweet-smelling.

Upon first taste, nice dessert-like malt sweetness with a touch of caramel, maybe marshmallow. The booze levels are a tad heavy for the abv, but still nice and wooly. The hops are way in the background, but finish drier and spicier. Nice yeast strain, slightly nutty and fruity. Persimmon, cherry, definite brandy-like taste. Good stuff. Love to try a bottle.

Slick and wet. Not enough carbonation. But, all in all, above-average.

One o'my favorites from the brewers in Erie.

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Ol' Red Cease & Desist Wee Heavy Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 34% out of 100 with 285 ratings
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