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
Reviews by hickmancase:
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4.52/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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Photo of McStagger
4.01/5  rDev +2%
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 steveh
3.12/5  rDev -20.6%
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 jzeilinger
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
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 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 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 MattyG85
4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
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 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 Red5StandingBy
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Definitely the gnarliest tallboy I've seen, matte black with one of Stone's Gargoyle-esque logos in matte gray and thin silver lining. Also has Wussie in a sick matte red font vertically with a matte gray shadow and the remaining title in smaller lettering to either side. Canned on December 7th 2016 (my reenlistment date aka Pearl Harbor day). Poured into Seidel (Dimpled Mug for you heathens).

L: Crystal clear Pilsener gold, One and a half finger white head, slowly recedes into a thin blanket. Excellent stick to the glass, lacing is thiccccc.

S: Woah this is aromatic, spicy and floral hops are very present balanced by some sweet malt. Seems as if this puppy ain't no wussie.

T: Oh yeah, hands down the best Pilsener I have had. Great beginning with sweet grainy malt, reminds me of lightly toasted biscuits with honey but with a great grain presence. Then the hops take over, a wonderful hop choice here. Spicy, floral and even some grassy notes. Really well balanced and well done.

F: Light bodied and moderate carbonation, little hop oil on the tongue at the finish.

O: Hats off to Stone on this one. This is indeed the GOAT, the TB12 of Pilsener.

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Photo of InfernoBoss
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very impressive Pilsner from Stone (Arrogant). Must have learned a lesson or two over there in Berlin, eh? Very bready, crystal clear, good hop profile to give the right balance of floral, earthy, and sweet. Prost!

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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 mojohawk21
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SGT_Cookie
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best pils I've had besides Victory!!

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Photo of NateMac13
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChuckTom
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of agreenman19
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - pours a golden piss yellow. Crystal clear. Surprisingly fluffy head with lasting power.

S - German malts and pilsner wheat. Sweet, fruity notes. Corn syrup.

T - sweet candied citrus and light floral notes. It's strong and robust for a pilsner; I guess it rings true to the name! Sticky, sugary malts and a hoppy bite on the finish. Clementine and tangerine candy.

F - not at all light and refreshing like a pilsner is supposed to be. Not a bad thing though! Low carbonation with a creamy feel.

O - a German pilsner with an American twist! Refreshingly hoppy, but big and boisterous. Lot of different elements at play. They don't quite balance or belong together, but it's interesting nonetheless.

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.52/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jmd1978
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep golden color with almost no head. Nose grassy, bready malts with hints of spice and hops. Taste matches the nose. Nice balance between the bready malts and bitterness. Crisp finish with nice mouth feel. Very good Pilsner. Great beer to drink while grilling. Nice and refreshing.

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Photo of Avatar113
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has Arrogant been spun off from Stone to offer more entertaining labels?
But, this beer is too similar to Stone's style: too hoppy for moderate food.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

not a style i would think these guys would do this well, obviously being more known for the hoppy stuff, they have done a great job with this one. its a fuller bodied, rich and creamy take on the style, and its still hoppy, although a little different than the normal stone bitterness. what is this arrogant brewing thing anyway? give me a break. a floral hop nose to this, subtle notes of lemongrass in there with the clean and crisping lager yeast and the light but flavorful fresh pilsener malts. its well balanced for sure, but rather bold as they go, hearty, a beer drinkers pils without a doubt, and i like that. there is some solid hop bitterness here but its not out of proportion, and its best when its cold. when it warms up a bit it starts to fall apart, but i have to say, i like this is a lot, its cool they are serving it up in pint cans, and i think this is a great and necessary change of pace for stone. i think the name is funny, the cans are sharp, and the beer is really very good. i like a hoppier pils, and a drier one, and this scratches those itches real well!

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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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Who You Callin' Wussie from Arrogant Consortia
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