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Worry | Heretic Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Heretic Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 05-26-2012

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap served in a pint glass at Taproom, Bangkok.

Mildly hazed deep golden hue which turns to be clear at last, it tops with one and a half finger of foamy tan head that builds to stand with decent retention. It dissipates to some long-lasting bubble sheet atop and leaves small lacing. The head and lacing should be more considering it is Belgian's style.

The aromas of Chardonnay barrel with notes of white grape, spice, boozy, and oaky. Some fruity sourness and tartness that is reminiscent of apple, pear, and orange as well as some acidic. Some chalky yeast and sweet malty dough too.

The taste is dominated also by the characters of its time in the Chardonnay barrel with suggestions of white grape, spicy, oaky, and woody barrel. Alcohol yields sweetness, some heat, and spiciness in the middle together with malt with its sweet dough and toasted bread. There is also fruity ester to bring more complexity with notes of apple and orange, quite complex overall.

Medium body with some carbonation that is proper to carry all the things well smoothly, dry finish. This one is quite hefty and complex brew, good for sipping and slowly enjoying its deep delicacy.

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2.43/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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3.29/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty musty, like the bottom of your tee-shirt drawer.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of impending
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25


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

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3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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Worry from Heretic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 69 ratings
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