Worryin' Ale - Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
3.78/5 rDev +6.2%
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderate amber copper color with a light head and some lacing. The nose is light citrus and spice with a bit of caramel. Taste is similar with slight hops and rye. A good bit of spice with a light caramel and fruit backbone. Good feel and drinks quite well; a nice rye beer.
11-02-2010 20:51:05 | More by Thorpe429
3.5/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
07-01-2012 17:31:48 | More by BEERchitect
3.55/5 rDev -0.3%
Served in a shaker pint glass at the brewpub.
Rockin' my way through the Piece oeuvre (or, at least, what's on tap this day). This selection pours a mostly clear russet-sienna topped by a finger of wan off-white foam. The nose comprises mild toffee, oak, earthy greens, and a hint of green apple skin way the hell in the background there. The taste brings in more of the same, with some more oak, a touch of both coffee and tea, and a bit more earthiness in everything involved. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a nice little rye ale, one that makes sure the rye doesn't dominate the proceedings (though it would have been nice to have a bit more spice in there...).
08-28-2012 19:42:43 | More by TMoney2591
4.1/5 rDev +15.2%
(Served in a Nonic)
A- This beer has a deep brown body with a foamy white head that turns spotty after a bit. There is a soft carbonation at the sides of the glass.
S- The soft smell of brown malt finishes with a nice spiciness from hops.
T- The taste of dry biscuit malt and some brown malt that is a bit more neutral or sweet has some faint hint of chocolate malt as it warms. There is a nice spicy hop flavor that is not really bitter but it is bold and it is enhanced by the carbonic acid bite.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a fizz texture in the finish.
D- This beer has some nice malt complexity with a great unique hop profile. It is an excellent session beer.
05-23-2006 22:32:22 | More by rhoadsrage
3/5 rDev -15.7%
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.
05-09-2010 18:28:50 | More by jrallen34
3.58/5 rDev +0.6%
A-Deep copper with a light tan head that left some spotty lacing.
S-Musty malt and bit of nuttiness and not much else.
T-Dry, woody, quite malty without being too sweet, interesting. I assume this dryness is obtained by the rye malt addition.
M-Medium bodies with a nice easy smoothness.
D-Malty smoothness, care free and easy. The rye make for nice dryness without using a ton of hops.
10-09-2008 06:35:22 | More by Deuane
3.48/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
06-30-2008 19:34:23 | More by JDV
3.78/5 rDev +6.2%
Last time I was in Chicago, I made a point of visiting the Piece brewery, which I knew won several medals at the 2006 GABF. The beer was served in a UK pint glass.
The beer pores black with a white head. The aroma is one of caramel and malt with very little hop characteristics. The flavor is malty and just slightly sour. As the glass emptied, I noticed some hop character emerge. Mouthfeel was light on the tongue with only a bit of carbonation.
Pretty good...I bought a growl to take home to WI.
12-01-2006 04:08:39 | More by BeerBelcher
3.58/5 rDev +0.6%
Deep amber color with a very slight head, no lacing. In fact, it was almost completely void of any head.
It smelled of caramel malt, slightly bitter hops, and strong rye.
It had an extremely bready, sourdough nose and a spicy, slightly bitter finish.
The mouthfeel was just ok. It was very watery but left a nice earthy-spice flavor on the tongue.
This went down extremely easy and this is a beer you can drink all night.
This was a decent brew that I did enjoy and could see myself having again. If you like rye beer, the flavor was good but the watery texture takes away from the overall experience.
03-07-2009 21:02:05 | More by Vonerichs
3.75/5 rDev +5.3%
on tap at the brewpub in Chicago. pours a deep copper color with a half finger of eggshell colored head that has mild retention and leaves no lacings.
aroma is of light caramel malts and a touch of carmelized sugar. some dark fruit notes are in the background, along with a very light spice from the rye.
taste is of light caramel malts and a very light nutty character in the background. reminiscent of a nut brown with a semi-dry finish.
mouthfeel is medium bodied with a malty texture and a sticky aftertaste.
drinkability is decent. not much rye comes through in the end, but overall it still works well as a brown-esque ale.
07-28-2009 00:51:53 | More by botham
3.05/5 rDev -14.3%
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.
11-09-2002 11:53:01 | More by jackndan
3.38/5 rDev -5.1%
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.
09-08-2004 18:26:29 | More by donnebaby
3.2/5 rDev -10.1%
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.
12-23-2003 20:26:19 | More by DrunkMcDermott
Worryin' Ale from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
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