Who You Callin' Wussie
Arrogant Consortia

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German Pilsner
3.93 | pDev: 9.16%
Arrogant Consortia
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Who You Callin' WussieWho You Callin' Wussie
Notes: 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.
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Reviews: 156 | Ratings: 485
Photo of matcris
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
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 Raime
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
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 brewerburgundy
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
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 +2.8%
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 +27.2%
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 ajm5108
2.63/5  rDev -33.1%
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 +1.8%
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 +5.9%
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 Kayakguy
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A little more hop bite in the finish than most pilsners. Some might say it doesn't fit the style but personally I liked this Arrogant offering. Planning on buying more.

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Photo of elNopalero
3.41/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This pours a clear crystalline gold with a billowy cap. There's a light, almost flora hop aroma and a clean crisp finish. Coming from Stone I expected something more... assertive? This is an approachable and easy going Pilsner.

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Photo of singletary
4.68/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow this is good, it pours a straw yellow with a large head to it. The smell is bread with some good hops coming in. The taste is where it shines. It has a good malty start like a pilsner but on the backend is a nice balanced bite of hops. Overall this is a step above anything else.

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Photo of willcull78
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An arrogant brew for a pilsner, to be sure. A light golden amber, like straw, when poured. A good foamy head. Taste was quite good, better than expected though its older brother is more flavorful and potent. I did like this brew though I am partial to IPA's than pilsners; but if you like pilsners I do recommend this arrogant brew.

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Photo of huthuty
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured gold and bubbly, like a true pilsner, with a persistent medium head,
smells light an hoppy
The taste is grainy and hoppy with a great balanced aftertaste.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 6/27/16; drank 7/24/16 @ the Yarchives.

See-through urine appearance.

A rough pour yielded a huge, noisy white head; strong, frothy lace.

Corn, skunked beer & faint flower notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Corn & faint flower flavors up front; dry hop bitterness & carbonation bite on the finish.

Drinkable, but far from enjoyable; this ain't the pilsener to convert non-believers.

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Photo of Rufus1
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy pale yellow into a fifteen ounce glass mug the same temperature as the beer. Small white head that settles to a patchy rime that lasts. Some lacing.

The nose is mild. Just right for a good Pilz. Touch of spiciness along with some floral hops and caramel malt.

Blast of mild fruity hops begins the flavor profile. Touch of citrus. Ruby red grapefruit comes to mind. Caramel balances the hops for a mild drinkable taste with excellent balance.

Crisp, smooth and refreshing makes for a light mouthfeel. Lots of carbonation but it works well with this brew.

Really good Pilz. You can drink it all day. Goes down way too easy. At 5.8% ABV you have some latitude. Session beer for sure.

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Photo of bobv
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Moderate pour yields a one inch bright, white head over a bright golden body with semi-sticky lacing. Nose of citrusy hops and malt with a light touch of pepper. Taste of citrus and bitter hops and, as others have said before, less crisp and dry, more bitter and dry. Okay feel and overall a different take on the style and probably too different for the purist. Cheers!

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Photo of patre_tim
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Filtered with a light haze, moderate to low carbonation, and topped with a glassy head of four fingers.

It smells of hay, straw, slightly citrusy note, hints of Orange and molasses.

Taste of a citrusy orange, perfume, flowers, molasses, drying hay, and a big solid bitterness on the end.

Light body, carbonation is moderate.

A really good brew for the style. I got this one in Chang Mai and I'm drinking a here July 6, 2017.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured can into dimpled seidel

Appearance: Nice head, retains for a bit. Dull yellow.

Nose: Crisp hop,

Taste: The citrus is there, but secondary to a mild malt back and smooth hop bitter. Some pear taste too.

Mouth: Low medium.

Beers like these are doing much to redeem pilsners in the eyes of crafties. Not as refreshing as some session lagers, but good for the summer for sure.

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Photo of hreb
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black pint can served in a craft glass. Yellow, clear, and bubbly, with loads of white head. Grassy, skunk-lager aroma with just a whiff of citrusy hops. First sip hits the back of my throat with a familiar alpha bitterness -- familiar to a Stone IPA, that is. There's an element of Pilsener here, but Stone's "Arrogant" take definitely steps outside the confines of the style quite a bit. The color and gravity feel right, but in place of the familiar crispness, there's more of a dry + bitter profile here. Perhaps this is a Imperial Single Pilsner? Session Double Pilsner? As for the flavor of the hops itself, it's decidedly more Cascade and Simcoe and less Saaz and Tettnang/Hallertau (to my palate anyway). I'm a little disappointed honestly...it's not a bad beer, but an "Arrogant" Pilsner just doesn't scratch my particular itch. I want a Pilsener to challenge my palate with subtlety, not volume.

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Photo of cbenson
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Semi-opaque golden cider look with a thick off-white head with density and carbonation.
Smell: Sweet and fresh and notes with honey, pineapple and lemon. Very mild aroma.
Taste: Great balance of bready, startchy malt character with soft bitter notes of a floral profile.
Mouthfeel: Thick and Rubbery on the entry with a cool, dry finish. Noticable carbonation. Refreshing and very drinkable.
Overall: Great balance of lager drinkability and the bitter floral textures of a summer ale.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.1/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

16 oz can. Pours clear light yellow with a medium bubbly white head that retains well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is sweet corny malt with slightly metallic noble hops.

The flavor is sweet grainy malt with a dry noble hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.

Overall, an OK pils.

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Photo of gopens44
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cutting to the chase, this one leans a little further to the Czech side of pils than most other Germans while preserving a softer finish than a Czech. Overall, it's a very nice beer.

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Photo of andrewh995
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light gold with 2 fingers of white head. Smells of malt and some citrus. Tastes of sweet malt, citrus, and some light hops. Light mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Overall a very good very. May be different than the average pilsener, but in my opinion, better than the average pilsener

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Photo of MonkeyBread
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Sorry to be the downer here: this is a citrusy, very hoppy pilsner that feels Americanized to the extreme. It's decent but not what I look for in a traditional Pilsner. The body isn't enough, lacks the grainy malt, there isn't enough crispness in the finish and the hops are too fruity lending a lot of citrus. About what you'd expect from Stone pushing the high end of the abv and hoppiness for the style. It sort of works but lacks some key traditional pilsner flavors.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. Can

Pours a very nice slightly hazy golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, slight malt, citrusy. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, kinda malty, nice citrus note. Medium body, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Nice to see it around here.

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Who You Callin' Wussie from Arrogant Consortia
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 485 ratings