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Worry - Heretic Brewing Company

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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.59%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heretic Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 05-26-2012)
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

06-25-2013 03:03:48 | More by illidurit
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-15-2013 20:32:15 | More by Hoptron_3000
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-30-2013 23:22:28 | More by largadeer
Photo of impending


3.91/5  rDev +5.1%


375ml into a tulip. Pours a fully hazed deep dull orange, minor yellowish head after an encouraging pour, ok lacing.

Wonderfully complex aroma dominated up front by citrus, the barrel contribution is significant. wonderful

Sweet through and through. Fruity. Only a tiny tangy and only a tiny tannic but both are well balanced. Medium bodied slightly viscous mouthfeel.
this is on the cusp of greatness

04-22-2013 00:38:49 | More by impending
Photo of scottfrie


3.54/5  rDev -4.8%

A: Pours a deep apple cider color with a small amount of flaky black sediment at the bottom. Head is thin, white, short lived and left wispy lace down the glass as it faded into a lasting collar.
S: Fruit dominates including candy fruits, tropical fruits and fruit juice. Light hints of dry oak and bubble gum.
T: Not as dry as expecting nor as much Chardonnay but it's still definitely noticeable. Lightly tart flavors of lemon, peach, apricots, wheat, bubblegum, vinous white grape, spicy woody oak, golden raisin, pear, black pepper and faint vanilla. The finish is bitter, doughy and syrupy, with a very spice-forward aftertaste. Golden ale base easy to pick out. Spicy earthy herbal hop in there as well.
M: Slightly sour, syrupy thick mouthfeel, frothy but very soft carbonation, more sweet than sour, heavy body. Alcohol hidden other than viscosity.
O: Good flavor, could have been more polished, could have been dryer. Sweet and fruity, could use a little work though.

04-04-2013 22:53:14 | More by scottfrie
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

02-20-2013 19:21:50 | More by sourpower
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-17-2013 17:06:08 | More by Trilogy31
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

02-11-2013 20:41:07 | More by pheggeseth
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-01-2013 18:59:06 | More by brotherloco
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-17-2013 22:53:05 | More by Thorpe429
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-11-2013 21:57:14 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
Photo of DocJitsu


3.15/5  rDev -15.3%

Pours somewhere between a translucent and opaque light, orange-golden color with a short, white, foamy head. Big chardonnay on the nose with some banana and pineapple emerging less obtrusively. Mouthfeel is nice with good balance between the smoothness and carbonation. Noticeable warmth alcohol warmth at the finish. There's quite a bit of disorganization in the flavor. Empty tartness. Some unripe pineapple, a little green grape, a little pear, cinnamon at times, with some sweetness late. Nothing complimentary. It's like drinking stripes with polka dots. There's a pleasing oaky vanilla flavor as the beer finishes. In my opinion, that's its best feature.

12-19-2012 02:32:59 | More by DocJitsu
Photo of kawilliams81


3.53/5  rDev -5.1%

Poured from a 375 ml cork n caged bottle into a Lost Abbey chalice.

A- pours a dark honey color with a 2 finger off-white head. Nice thick walls of lacing remain on the glass.

S- honey, cider, vinous notes.

T- big toasted malt character, honey, cider and again vinous flavors like the nose.

M- medium body and carbonation. Sligh fizz but fairly drinkable at nearly 10%.

O- just a ok beer to me. Nothing close to a Famnation or something similar in style but glad I got to try it.

11-29-2012 02:57:10 | More by kawilliams81
Photo of tlazaroff


3.18/5  rDev -14.5%

Very very fragile nose on this one. It has a light fruit character, grapes, peach, apple, and other nice summer fruits. Its a bit too light on aroma for me though.

Halfway hazy on the eyes. It's a dark muddy honey color with specs of black bits in it. I'm not sure what they are. There is a white head, and sheets of lacing.

Big grape flavor coming off those Chardonnay barrels. It almost masks the other flavors. I get a little bit of grain, and its on the sweeter side instead of bitter. Low carbonation with a moderately-full body. It's a smooth drinker, and even at an ABV of almost 10%, its quite easy to drink.

10-25-2012 23:22:57 | More by tlazaroff
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-16-2012 15:08:54 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of Samuel906


3.28/5  rDev -11.8%


Pours a foggy yellow brown, reminiscent of fresh cider. Mild effervescing. Very thin head and very watery.


If someone blind folded you and had you smell this you would almost surely guess it was some kind of white wine. The more nasally astute may be able to pick out the chardonnay, or even the oak barrel it was aged in. Nice strong fruit smells: peach, apple, mild citrus.


Very light with mild carbonation. Maybe as expected, it feels more like a wine than beer.


Sweet, very strong flavor of chardonnay and oak. Apples, vanilla and cider: taste very in line with smell. Not to boozy considering abv.


Odd, certainly unique. I don't think I've ever had a beer that tasted this much like a wine. Kind of seems like a very niche beer though and to be perfectly honest, while i enjoy the flavors, it's hard to rationalize spending the significant price, when you would probably enjoy a good glass of chardonnay much more.

10-14-2012 03:41:42 | More by Samuel906
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

10-14-2012 01:26:30 | More by t0rin0
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-01-2012 01:53:13 | More by MoreBeer215
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

09-12-2012 06:16:18 | More by DCon
Photo of ADZA


3.65/5  rDev -1.9%

Love the name and Love the idea hope its the same as in my head,it pours a dirty bronze hue which leaves a two finger creamy head and similar lacing,the smell is chardonay,oak,grapes and ripe fruit,the mouthfeel is creamy and full bodied with tastes of bready malts,a slight touch of funky begian yeast,a touch of alcohol,brandied raisins and finished like a sweet fruitcake full of apricots,sultanas,citrus and brandy,overall its definately a nice take on a Belgian Strong but after smell the ageing in Chardonay Barrels doesnt play much part which is really my only disappointment and i think maybe just a little longer time in the barrels would definately play a good part in making this brew better cheers.

09-09-2012 12:24:23 | More by ADZA
Photo of Zorro


3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Clear dull brassy colored beer with a good sized white head. Strange color for a beer it just looks off somehow.

Smell is strong vanilla and oak with some wine scent. Despite Chardonnay being involved this does not smell sour as you might expect. Lots of fruity scents grape, and citrus with a hint of cinnamon. I can't smell the coriander or the hops in this at all, it is a unique smell and it is pleasant.

Starts out sweet and a little tart with big vanilla and oak flavors. Little bit of wine flavor and a little sourness but the oak stomps on it pretty good. Tastes like it smells, grape, vanilla, oak, lemon.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall this is a weird beer. Oak simply comes on too strong and obscures the other flavors.

09-03-2012 23:21:02 | More by Zorro
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5/5  rDev +34.4%

09-02-2012 22:57:44 | More by CEDAMA
Photo of ehammond1

3.7/5  rDev -0.5%

Bottle (2012)

Thanks for the gift, DarthKostrizer!

A cloudy hazy dark golden color with some definite purple hues, especially as the suspended sediment tumbles into the glass, with a small off-white head. This leaves irregular ribbons of lace down the glass. Not a particularly pretty beer, though there's nothing wrong with it either.

Big notes of oak and white wine are the most prevalent; the barrel character has really taken over the base beer, at least in the aroma. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing, but the nose is quite pleasant.

The flavor is a nice balance of white wine, wood, mild hops, some bitterness, candy sweetness, and some bread. It sounds more complex and interesting than it drinks, unfortunately.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation. The bit sits somewhat heavy for the style.

Good, interesting, and unique, but not a world-beater.

08-30-2012 13:59:17 | More by ehammond1
Photo of ccrida


3.53/5  rDev -5.1%

Poured into my large Duvel tulip, Worry is a dark, dull gold with a white head that leaves sticky, foamy lace.

Smell is spicy and sweet, candied apples and cinnamon. Pear.

Taste is basically the same, but hotter, and a more distinct, bready malt back-bone. Like many of the other reviewers, I was initially disappointing, expecting this to be sour. Once I adjusted to the taste, however, I came to enjoy its subtle nuances. Clean for the heat, I could use a little more from the chardonnay barrels though, although they come out more as it warms.

Mouthfeel is a bit on the thick, dry side.

Drinkability is ok. It's pretty interesting. Best at about room temp. Worth a try, and well executed, if not to my preferred design.

08-29-2012 01:31:47 | More by ccrida
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-26-2012 01:43:00 | More by DiscOn
Worry from Heretic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.