Who You Callin' Wussie | Arrogant Brewing

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Who You Callin' WussieWho You Callin' Wussie
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3.92/5
Very Good
480 Ratings
Who You Callin' WussieWho You Callin' Wussie
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arrogant Brewing
California, United States
arrogantbastard.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
For far too long the tyrannical industrialized beer overlords have disgraced and cheapened the noble heritage of the pilsner with their relentless multi-generational downward drive to commercialized homogenization. Over decades, this once vaulted style has been slowly and methodically gutted, bringing forth a soulless and anemic result, all the while spending billions in advertising to convince the unwitting public that their fizzy yellow end result was beer. Well, I will not have it. We are striking back for true craft by stealing the pilsner back from their evil clutches, and restoring it to its almighty glory. They do it cheaply. We do it right. Choose vapidity, or choose righteousness...but whatever you do, choose wisely.

Added by AlpacaAlpaca on 04-20-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,835
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
480
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.79/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rorjets
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of igl
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of matcris
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

LOOKS: A hazy golden/amber with an inch of soapy, white, foam that lingers.
AROMA: hoppy mango, a little citrus, and grain.
TASTE: Like an IPL. White bread, and heavy mango like hops.
FEEL: Fairly dry, medium body, average carbonation.
OVERALL: Seems like a well made brew, but, I'd never guess it was a Pilsner.

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Photo of TheBeerbarian
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kojevergas
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml pull-tab can nabbed at a Total Wine in Austin, TX.

"Pilsner." 5.8% ABV.

Oddly nontraditional hop profile. Far off style.

High C / AVERAGE

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Photo of Fitzy01
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Raime
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Random grab. Haven't had an arrogant beer in some time but didn't really feel like going overboard with a plethora of palate assaulting brews tonight as they are well known for.

Look - Crisp sunset golden with a two finger egg white head that sticks around for a good portion of the pint. Low to medium carbonation. Decent stick at the end of things.

Smell - Noticed a review stated below that this has a very west coast twang to it. I have to disagree in the respect that I'm getting a ton of noble hops and cut grass on the nose with an apparent mustard seed as though it were a Belgian.

Taste - Hop is all there with a mild to moderate fruit aspect. The grass is obviously apparently and there does appear to be a slight thought ever present Belgian tinge going on with this one.

Feel - Moderate bodied with a high level of popping carbonation. Swallows fruity and a touch bitter.

Overall - This is a solid pilsener with a nice fruit aspect. Definitely doesn't seem all that west coast in my opinion but hey that's just me and I'm kinda glad because over hopping may have killed the brew in terms of the style.

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Photo of NightINgale
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.09/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Trbtodd
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prue
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz pour at Stone location in San Diego international airport, large modified tulip glass.

Light golden beer, poured with minimal room for the white head, slightly hazy.

This smells like American IPA hopping. Dryish, grapefruit, citrus peel, herbal, some crackery Bavarian malts in there.

Very juicy hop flavors for a pilsner; there is grapefruit and lemon zest as well as rosemary, herbal, and grassy noble flavors.

Wussie has a more meaty body among pilsners, perhaps because it was picked on as a child. Medium-high carbonation.

It's a delicious beer, that definitely spins the style in a Stone/west coast way. I think they used more of their trademark citrus hops than German Pilsner should have. Why not just fill it with loads of Noble hops?

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Photo of stephens101
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A slightly hazy pale yellow brew with a thick and clingy white froth. Grass, lemon zest and spent grain in the aroma. A wave of floral bitterness crosses the palate before a light fruit and grain finish. So light and dry. So good.

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Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a very very good pilsner, light bodies with a nice citrus hop note that rounds out the slight malty under notes. Drank straight out of the can and it was great. Will put this in my rotation most def.

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Photo of razorsdescent
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
2.63/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Way over-hopped for a German-style pilsener beer. I understand that is kinda Stone's whole gimmick, and that's fine, but it doesn't work here & really throws off the balance of the underlying beer.

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Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip. Classic Arrogant/Stone Gargoyle artwork on a slick black can.

L: Clear light golden pour. 1.5 fingers of foamy white head. Solid ring of lacing.

S: Light and crisp... hops and grains.

T/F: Nice and light... grains and floral notes up front... sharp hop flavor at the finish with a little more bitterness than expected which nicely complements the grains. Very refreshing and clean.

O: A pretty awesome pils... crisp, clean, and drinkable. A nice cut above average for the style. Has a lot of flavor without being a hop bomb.

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Photo of Brad007
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright gold hue with a thin head into my glass. Light floral hop notes in the nose. Crisp, floral bite upfront. Not as upfront as I expected. That does work to its' advantage as it is a very competent attempt at the style. Will we end up seeing an imperial version? I'm all for that. Take the ball and run.

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Photo of BenBreeg
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ChuckTom
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beelzebufo
4.59/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Who You Callin' Wussie from Arrogant Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 480 ratings