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

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80
good
284 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor
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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
Ratings:
284
Reviews:
133
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
15.76%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
37
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 284 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of DrStiffington
3.23/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of classixIII
3.27/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This one is apple way out front smell and taste at first. Then bread and some darker fruits much like a bunch of other winter ales. Almost too sweet and are they sure this is 10% ABV. Not a big fan, probably won't have again.

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Photo of ckline1
3.81/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pepper13
4.68/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Delicious! It isn't too dark and has a nice smooth texture. All the good beers are seasonal!

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Photo of Brenden
3.01/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This one is a medium red with brown hues, shining with a bright flair in the light. An off-white foam is creamy and compact with pretty good lace.
My initial thought is that this smells like an apple juice or, more accurately, cider. Some darker malts do emerge with time. It tastes that way, too, mostly fruity with a bit of bread and some toffee-like sweetness. In the flavor, this gives way to an overall sweetness, some molasses and overripe red fruits moving toward a somewhat odd note in the finish.
I don't know what to make of the feel. At the same time it seems there are thick malts, only in the mouthfeel and not the flavor, it's also light and a bit too bubbly or spritzy.

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Photo of JDW4195
4.4/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a 10% beer that drinks like a lager. Be afraid, be very afraid. It's awesome.

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Photo of GregJ
3.07/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Smells of sweet malt. Light but distinct smell/flavor of raspberries and caramel. A boozy bite on the tongue and in the throat. Very dry in the palate with a bit of a bitter aftertaste. Not bad for the high alcohol content.

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Photo of Will_cigars-n-brews
3.08/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very fruity taste and aroma

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Photo of Mikus
3.08/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Medium brown/ruby in the light, clear appearance, very little head. 'Soda carbonation'. Light nose, bit of ssweetness, fruity esters present. Slightly sweet to taste, bit of smokiness coming through. Thin mouthfeel. Overly so. Bit of a cloying aftertaste. Could be richer, heavier (get it ?). Missing piece is the mouthfeel. I feel like my homebrewed Wee Heavy was stronger after the first try...

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Photo of jmartinger
3.19/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mnoel219
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DSHoward
3.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tviz33
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of ajm5108
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of hozersr
3.67/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of tallfellapgh
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of bleedsblu
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of ramrod666
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Clydesdale
3.13/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chrismattlin
4.12/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Ajlvt
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of DrBobPierce
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of todesengel135
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Ol' Red Cease & Desist Wee Heavy Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
3.49 out of 5 based on 284 ratings.
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