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Worryin' Ale | Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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3.56/5
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43 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
Illinois, United States
piecechicago.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jackndan on 11-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,657
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
43
pDev:
9.27%
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of JDV
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of tapman
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of beerbrains
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
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

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3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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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.

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Photo of pgroove
3.26/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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Photo of kdog630
3.26/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of kajerm
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.

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3.22/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

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Photo of jackndan
3.06/5  rDev -14%
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.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.01/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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Worryin' Ale from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 43 ratings
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