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Worry - Heretic Brewing Company

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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
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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Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of DocJitsu
3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

DocJitsu, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of kawilliams81
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

kawilliams81, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of tlazaroff
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

tlazaroff, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +7.5%

RblWthACoz, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of Samuel906
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance:

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

Aroma:

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.

Palate:

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

Taste:

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

Overall:

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.

Samuel906, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

t0rin0, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of MoreBeer215
4/5  rDev +7.5%

MoreBeer215, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of DCon
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

DCon, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of ADZA
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

ADZA, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Zorro
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Zorro, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +34.4%

CEDAMA, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

ehammond1, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of ccrida
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

ccrida, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of DiscOn
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

DiscOn, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Skunkdrool
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Skunkdrool, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of peacebone116
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into an Allagash tulip glass. No batch number marked on the 375-mL bottle. Tried other beers from this brewery shortly after they were released--picked this one up at the Whole Foods in SJ about a week or two after I first saw it.

A: Small thin head, off-white, that sits atop an unusually hazy body that is a varying gradient of straw-colored to golden.

N: Sweet malts that sit behind the flavors of Chardonay grapes and oak.

T/M: Sweet malt and a very hot and booze-character dominate the flavors. The flavor of oak is also fairly prominent. The beer is medium/light in mouthfeel. The ale is quite dry on the finish.

This one is okay. For the price, I am not that impressed. It seems like some time in the cellar could give the beer some time to develop but right now it is really just a hot, dry mess. The beer lacks a bit of complexity and depth.

peacebone116, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of bobotron
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

bobotron, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of scot959
4/5  rDev +7.5%

scot959, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.5/5  rDev +21%

DarthKostrizer, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
2.53/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

375ml brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap over a cork served into a Guinness conical pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the style and presentation. I believe this is my first beer from this brewery.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation isues are anticipated.

The wire proves surprisingly difficult to unwind. Amateur.

A: Pours a one finger head of beige colour, decent cream, and okay thickness, but poor retention. Colour is a murky dull hazy dark yellow. Doesn't look all that good.

Sm: Pale hops, vague floral character, crystal malt, and crystal hops. Some fruit - fig. Perhaps spice. Sugar. A mild strength aroma. Somewhat dry.

T: Crystal malt (altogether too much), crystal hops, chardonnay/white wine, light pear, some oak, and slight cidery notes. Pale indeed. I guess I like it, but the alcohol is somewhat present and it lacks depth, complexity, and subtlety. Balance is off.

Mf: Smooth and too dry. Overcarbonated. A bit too heavy and aggressive for the style. Doesn't suit the flavours all that well. Tingly. Above all, dull.

Dr: Somewhat difficult to drink on account of its low quality and poor mouthfeel. There's little here to inspire one to enjoy it. I certainly wouldn't get it again. A disappointment. I'm not at all that excited to try this brewery's other beers. It's pretty meh, and somewhat pricey to boot.

Low C-

kojevergas, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber color with a white head. An interesting aroma to this beer. Floral notes along with an intensely sugary, almost candy, sweetness. Sort of a combination of cotton candy and tangerine. A bit of white wine and oak in there. The flavor is nearly cloying. Cotton candy, sugar, tangerine, and a touch of bread. White wine, overripe fruit (apricots and peaches), and a touch of yeast. Just too sweet for me.

womencantsail, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev +7.5%

bsuedekum, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of claaark13
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

claaark13, Jul 24, 2012
Worry from Heretic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.