Who You Callin' Wussie | Arrogant Brewing

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Who You Callin' WussieWho You Callin' Wussie

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Arrogant Brewing
California, United States

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.

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Reviews by DavidST:
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3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of McStagger
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz black can. Big ass WUSSIE written in 80's hair metal font across the side. Needs an umlaut, to be honest. Bottom has both a canned on and best by date, as does this cardboard six pack it comes in. Pretty standard tryhard Stone packaging, but it got em this far (along with making killer stuff).
Canned: 6/9/16
Best By 10/07/16

A: Pours a deep golden hue. Transparent. Carbonation is lively, with moderate to large bubbles rising rapidly to form the delicate head. Head itself is about a finger of bleached white. Bubbles merge to a decent size before popping. Retention is moderate.

S: Grass, green grape, green tea, herbal. Malt is crackery on the nose.

T: Flavors are pretty par for the course. Again with the herbal and grassy notes. Malt takes on a bit more of a show mid palate, with a slightly sweet maltiness that transitions more towards actual grain on the mid finish. . Finish takes on a more bracing bitterness with the green tea notes expresses themselves more fully. Aftertaste is very dry, with residual chalky bitterness.

M: Medium bodied. This one glides down fairly easily and the carbonation isn't overly done. Just a light scrubbing on the palate between each sip (or chug). Finishes dry as expected.

O: Solid pilsner. Glad Stone left the old world style stay with the old world hops for this one. Now how do they walk back the "fizzy yellow beer" rhetoric they've been spouting for two decades?

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Photo of MattyG85
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a tall pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big two finger white head that slowly settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A crisp, bready, and grassy pilsner aroma with a scent of biscuit and grassy hops. Bready malt scent of biscuit, cracker, and grains along with lager yeast. Grassy and spicy scent of noble hops. Some sweet honey hints. A very solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a crisp, bready, and grassy pilsner taste with notes of biscuit and grassy hops. Bready pale malt notes of biscuit, grains, and cracker with some lager yeast. Some honey like sweetness. Solid noble hop presence with some grassy and spicy notes. A very solid pilsner taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp and very smooth.

Overall: A very good take on a German style pilsner. Good balance of bready malt and grassy hops. Very nice untypical brew from Stone.

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Photo of hreb
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
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 jzeilinger
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 6/16/16 with a Best By Date of 10/14/16.

A - Pours a bright golden yellow color with a thick, dense, creamy white head, and moderate carbonation.

S - Earthy, grainy golden honey malt, light citrus and pine.

T - Follows the nose: grainy sweet honey malt up front followed with some citrus and ending with a bitter piney wallop to scrape any sweetness off the palate. Long lingering sharp citrus piney finish.

M - Heavy side of medium body with with some sharp carbonation and an almost creamy finish.

O - This is a rock solid pilsner and perfect for hot weather. I'll be buying more of this in the near future.

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Photo of steveh
3.12/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

So, I finally spotted 6 packs of this at a (semi) local retailer: $12 per (not bad, considering the 16 oz cans). In the interest of keeping up with trends and always interested in a good Pilsner, I felt I had to find out about this beer for myself.

Rated to-style for a German-style Pilsner.

L -- Pours a clear golden color with a sudsy and persistent white head.

S -- Piny hops with a touch of citrus and some resinous characters back.

T -- Piny hops up front with a lightly spicy and resinous backbone. Light sweetness from malts vaguely present in the finish with a big encore from the piny and resinous hop that leads this beer.

F -- Mouthfeel is soft and slightly syrupy, but finishes dry with a light-medium body.

O -- Overall, I wish I was rating this as an APA, especially of the west coast variety. The hops flavors and aromas scream Pacific Northwest and there's no real bready malt that is the backbone of a good Pils. This is a tasty, drinkable, refreshing beer in the tradition of so many APAs on shelves, but it's nothing like a good German Pilsner of the likes of Jever, Trumer, or even Prima.

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Photo of bobv
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
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 mojohawk21
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodchipper
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Welcome to the pilsner club Stone! Oh yea, welcome to the can club also.
Big thick head, wow you could probably support a smaller glass on that thing. Nice light gold color with tiny carbonation bubbles rising pretty much until the glass is empty.
Taste is great pilsner.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.1/5  rDev -46.4%
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 Doomcifer
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Billolick
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can, with both canning and best before dating on the bottom

Pours lighter strraw, near clear and under a moderate off white cap

Grassy hopped up nose

Flavorful and surprise, aggressive take pn the style, dry crackery malts, hoppy with pepper and limes coming to mind, dry hopped up finish....worthy pilsner/lager...out of the box style for Stone...well done and well worth a try

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gold in color with brilliant clarity and a half inch of frothy dishwater white foam on top. I smell light crackery malt and faint German bittering hops. The taste seems more along the lines of an imperial pilsner with the biscuit malt note being fairly intense. The ABV is somewhere inbetween a pilsner and an imperial pilsner. The grassy hop note comes in at the back of the palate. This beer is very smooth, crisp, and quaffable.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

S: smells like pine, herbs, citrus and light grains.

L: It pours straw gold with a light haze as rapidly rising bubbles join a 1" white, lacy cap with fair retention.

T: the flavors begin with bread crumb giving way to citrusy, juicy hops, herbs, pine, lemon and tangerine. The bitterness is moderately high and is a blend of citrus rind and herb. The malt flavors are medium to medium low, hop flavors are medium high. A beginning hint of sweetness goes bone dry by the finish. the be grows more citrusy as it warms.

F: Creaminess, body and carbonation are medium.

O. This is a very full flavored and refreshing beer.

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

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can into a glass.

Slightly hazy and pale golden body with a 2 fine white head. A coat of lacing gets left with each tip of the glass.

Aroma: mild and well balanced, Lightly spicy.

Flavor: Toasted grains are prominent at the start but succumb to relatively strong hop notes.

Feel: crisp, smooth, medium-full body. Full bodied for style.

Overall: A fine pilsner with a strong hoppy flavor.

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Photo of valkyre65
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of weareallfalafel
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer21
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of DCHritz
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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