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Worryin' Ale - Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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Worryin' Ale
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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jackndan on 11-09-2002)
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -15.7%

12-17-2011 22:19:34 | More by mhaugo
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birdsellam

Indiana

3/5  rDev -15.7%

02-11-2013 18:11:43 | More by birdsellam
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jrallen34

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I had this on tap into a tasting glass at Piece. The beer is dark gold with an orange tint. The aroma is a typical esb with light carmelish generic hops. Taste is light caramel with alcohol and hops as well. Its really watery to drink and in general just pretty boring.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2010 18:28:50 | More by jrallen34
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jackndan

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Worryin’ Ale: On tap at Piece brewpub in Bucktown. An English style ale, very nice looking beer, with an off-white head and an almost ruby color. I like this style of beer, but was not overwhelmed with this edition. Seemed well balanced, and there was a flavorful hops bite. The beer seemed off in the malts, they seemed a little flat and lacking in flavor. This could be a fine beer, but the malts need to be tweaked.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2002 11:53:01 | More by jackndan
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DrunkMcDermott

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review based on a beer-judging sized sampler glass: Nice amber ale color under a thin head. Lightly malted and hopped, but it leaves a good malty aftertaste (or is that the Wing Nut still in my glass talking?). Pretty good standard football-wachtin' beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2003 20:26:19 | More by DrunkMcDermott
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kajerm

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown and cloudy with a two-finger white head and good lacing.

The aroma is lightly roasted malts, not terribly challenging.

Taste opens up with slight malty sweetness, with very light hop flavor and bittering on the finish. The hopping was too slight to identify, but it might have been Brit hops. This really tasted a lot more like an English bitter than an APA.

Mouthfeel is light and moderate to strongly carbonated.

Very drinkable, and very much in the spirit of British session beers.

All of this is good, because I basically wound up racing through it to get to more interesting beers. It's not badly-crafted, though, and if you're in the mood for a shut-your-brain-off session beer, this would be a very good one.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2007 19:13:24 | More by kajerm
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

02-25-2013 05:48:24 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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pgroove

New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

There is something decidedly mediocre about this beer. It is good, no doubt, but stands out as nothing particularly unique or special. There is a good mix of hops and maltiness, although I would have preferred a little more hops flavor. The beer poured a medium to dark brown hue with a small amout of head (from the pitcher). It has the makings of a great session beer however, because it is fairly light and goes down real smooth.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2005 03:53:06 | More by pgroove
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kdog630

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark brown with a decent head a week after purchase. Not getting a lot of hop characteristics. Last time I had this, I thought it had a much better hoppiness to it. Getting more of a nutty aroma, maybe a little smoky. Definitely not the APA I thought it would be.

Taste is also very malty. Even so, the finish is nice and clean. Not a lot of hop in the finish, so I'm thinking this would be better classified as a brown ale or darker amber ale.

This one would be good for a cold winter night. I may have it again, but would rather go with their Dysfunctionale.

Serving type: growler

10-13-2007 14:02:11 | More by kdog630
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donnebaby

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wasn't totally impressed by this beer. Dark, dark mahogany brown body and soft-looking offwhite cream flake top. Nose held a rich fruitness, dry and hoppy. Nice. Any taste was overwhelmed by the massive carbonation that made my belly very very bloated. An average pale ale, with a good roasted touch to it. Clean finish, little aftertaste.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2004 18:26:29 | More by donnebaby
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KDawg

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap at piece into a pint glass. Pours a nice dark brown color

Good malty aromas of caramel and toffee. lacking some depth and complexity in the aromas

medium bodied with a good feel and flavors of caramel, toffee and some malt flavors

This was a very drinkable beer, but lacking some real complexity and depth to it. A bit singular in both the aromas and flavors, but a good beer nonetheless

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2012 22:17:35 | More by KDawg
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mdm46410

Indiana

3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at Piece and served in a pint glass. This beer poured a darker golden hue with a short-lived head of off-white bubbles. Almost no lacing. The aroma consisted of sweet grainy malt and mildly herbal hops. The flavor was made up of caramel, moderately sweet malt, and a quick, clean hop finish. The mouthfeel was light and somewhat watery. Very drinkable. A nice session-style brew. Washes down the pizza quite nicely.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2008 21:46:57 | More by mdm46410
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beerbrains

Nebraska

3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From the notebook, June 2009....
On tap at the brewery.

Copper topped with a off-white head. Sweet bread-like malts balanced balanced by a mild hops. Maybe a little of caramel.

Interesting enough to keep it from getting boring, but not so interesting to get tiresome after a few. This would make a great session beer.

Paired up nicely with a slice of the house za.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2010 05:57:41 | More by beerbrains
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tapman

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I finally got out to Piece and man what a great pizza those guys make, but seriously...

Its brown, perhaps one of the brownist beers I've ever beheld. Not murky per se, just has a nice thick-looking consistency. Head is white and a decent 1 1/2-2 fingers.

I always have trouble smelling out of pint glasses, but with no snifter around I'll make do. Like I said it could be me, but the smell was moderately malty with just enough hoppiness to let you know it was a beer. Malts are sweet, however.

Once again the malts have it. Nothing extraordinary, but it is perhaps the maltiest pale ale I've ever had. For a malt-mouth like myself, that ain't bad. Hops are very delicate and come out in the aftertaste with a slightly bitter, resiny finish. A pretty sweet (as in tastes sweet) brew.

Felt like an ale. Carbonation was moderate and crisp. Not too watery and not too thick.

At 4.50 a pint, it wasn't so bad for a decent brewpub brew. A little bitterness behind a hill of sweet malts, this beer was a great warm-up for the evening. I would recommend this as a great first beer if you ever visit Piece. Goes really well with their pizza, too, as the malts and the pizza crust both taste like sweetened bread.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2007 16:39:22 | More by tapman
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JDV

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a brownish muddy chocolate color with a filmy white head. Smell is mild and well balanced between lightly aromatic hops and malt. Taste is fruity, with light hops but sweet and creamy as well. Very sessionable with prickly, bubbly carbonation. Pretty good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2008 19:34:23 | More by JDV
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rwilde

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-17-2011 21:56:01 | More by rwilde
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damuts222

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-11-2012 21:05:20 | More by damuts222
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falconxman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-11-2012 23:41:30 | More by falconxman
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ItsGotaBeUrBull

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-15-2013 15:43:58 | More by ItsGotaBeUrBull
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emerge077

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-25-2013 15:44:34 | More by emerge077
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BHep


3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-23-2012 18:51:19 | More by BHep
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No worryin' here. This piece beer quills the palate as comfortably as putting on those favorite jeans. Masterfully balanced and flavored for high rate of enjoyment, this beer accompanies a wide array of food pairings and is characterful enough to stand on its own.

Pouring an almost-clear light copper color, the amber highlights casts quite an aspiring glow. Capped with an off-white froth, the beer shows solid retention and lace without overselling it.

Caramel and citrus play a harmonic tune to the olfactory senses with moderate malt richness pinned against notes of grapefruit and orange peel. Complementary notes of earthy grasses, spicy grain, estery fruits, and light butterscotch promise the notion that complex flavors reveal with each return to the glass.

Skillfully balanced, the beer seems inspired from stronger English bitters as the rich caramel sweetness hinges on toffee and serves as the introduction of tangerines for a rounded marmalade character. Spicy and broadly earthen rye emerges from the sweetness with just enough grainy bite to bridge into citrusy and earthy hops- white grapefruit, fresh cut grass, zested oranges, and shaven pine all work to balance the beer without overriding the firm malt base.

The beer's medium body is aided with ample carbonation to give the sweetness a lift from the mouth and providing a lightly expansive fullness to its weight. Lightening considerably at mid palate, the carbonation quickly dissipates and allows for fleeting malt, spicy grain, hop resins, and light woody dryness to crispen the beer at finish.

It's one of those beers that you mean to reflect upon and assess- concentrating on its taste, texture, and impressions. But before you know it you have an empty glass in front of you, assisted by good conversation and enjoyment of the friendly brewpub. So the only thing worryin' about is getting another.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2012 17:31:48 | More by BEERchitect
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whartontallboy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-22-2012 18:23:15 | More by whartontallboy
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-28-2012 02:53:17 | More by bsuedekum
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-08-2012 21:43:47 | More by t0rin0
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Worryin' Ale from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
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