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

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Ol' Red Cease & Desist Wee Heavy AleOl' Red Cease & Desist Wee Heavy Ale
BA SCORE
3.5/5
Good
287 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:
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Added by jhicks12 on 11-20-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,510
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
287
pDev:
15.71%
Bros Score:
2.72
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
38
Trade:
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Photo of pizzanuts
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

To much malt.. not enough character... fits Erie

Right between greatness

This is definitely worth a try if you see it on tap... not worth the bottle

Make sure you have some one to talk to whist consuming, as this beer will not entertain

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Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheDogHouse
3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AndreRus
4.66/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of twenteone
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.82/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, no date

pours a slightly murky dark reddish brown color, thin head. nice rich malty aroma. taste is slightly sweet, but not cloying. body is medium, but sticky feel.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.97/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dmecca
3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barczar
3.49/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 vintage, so score set to current average, though I like it a lot better than that.

Aroma is a pleasant mix of raisins, dates, plums, sherry, and toffee.

Flavor reveals a sweet, nutty malt backbone, with an initial pop of tart cherry that fades rather quickly. As it warms, more prune character emerges, but all that's left in the finish is a mellowed sweet, toffee malt.

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Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

this deserves just a little more credit than its getting. thanks to my dad for surprising me with this one. tons of booze on it, holy cow, strong even for a style known for being strong. you dont often see these up over 10% abv, and its not all that well hidden here, definitely a bit hot. a nice amber color on it, and rather clear, maybe a shade or two lighter than is normal for the style. not much head though, and thats a precursor to my main critique, which is that this beer is almost totally flat. it needs to move a little, and it doesnt, even a small bottle gets heavy as a result. its also a little sweeter than i like. less of the earthy peaty thing going on, no smoke at all, it lacks depth in the grain bill, instead producing a rather unilateral caramel malt effect, which makes it overly sweet. i like the yeast though, and i like the way it warms up, showing a little bit of hops there. its definitely a step below the best beers these guys make, and probably a couple steps behind better examples of the style, but for the lover of sweet strong ales, this one is sure to please.

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Photo of malprep
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
3.24/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rickklein9
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slatetank
3.36/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I tried this from the bottle chilled- in a glass

The color is dark copper/bronze with good clarity and small tan head. The smell is malty with a slight mineral and gentle caramel aroma. The feel is mildly roasted with a light alcohol and mild sweetness with moderate carbonation and semi-dry finish.

The taste is okay but the yeast does not add much to the overall flavor with a caramel flavor in the malt and moderately high alcohol in the taste adding a medicinal quality. overall I was not really impressed with this however I may try it again to see if it has improved

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Photo of Jobin_24
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BcOneSeven
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brock915
4.83/5  rDev +38%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DrMullet
3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Faint peat aroma.
Dark fruit flavors (plum). Alcohol aftertaste.
Average Scotch ale at best.

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Photo of Chucker17
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gemini6
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ol' Red Cease & Desist Wee Heavy Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 287 ratings