Enter Night
Arrogant Consortia

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Pilsner - German
Ranked #151
Ranked #30,426
3.79 | pDev: 10.82%
Arrogant Consortia
California, United States
Very Good
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Notes: It’s on. It’s time to get started. To crank things up. To get loud.

That thumping you feel in your chest isn’t your imagination. It’s your heart. It’s life. It’s the rockin’ tunes. It’s your inspiration wanting to break out. It ain’t gonna sit there waiting, so mutherf**king grab it.

This is a Collaboration in the truest sense between two entities that were born on the fringes. We’ve navigated life from a different perspective. We imagined things differently from what they were, and set about using our art to change the world according to our vision. We started being misunderstood by many, and loved by few. Today that’s the same...but that ‘few’ has become ‘more.’ A LOT more. That’s you, my friend, and we’re stoked you’re with us on this journey.

The day is winding down. It’s time to get started. No more waiting. It’s time to get LOUD. It’s time to Enter Night.
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German-Helles from Wisconsin

2.85/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is a 160z. can with a slow pour into a 20oz. weizen glass. This looks about perfect, a slightly hazy, straw yellow pils, with three fingers of pure white foam. The head slowly settled back to a one finger lumpy white lid with a solid wall of lacing left behind. The carbonation is better than medium in my estimation.

The nose is a sweet malty aroma with hints of citrus.

The flavor shadows the smell. There is a sweetness up front with citrus, followed by a bitter slightly dry finish. This is not what I expect from a Pils.

This is good, but it is not what I expect from a Pils. This drinks more like an IPA or a Pale Ale. There has got to be a style that would be more fitting for this brew!

Mar 09, 2021
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joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Lervig large tumbler.

A: Body is yellow and crystalline, showing a 2mm thick white head that presents a good retention to the sides of the glass. In the middle, not so much. Yet, looks perfect for a drinkable pilsner.
S: The aroma is pretty much malty, showing some sweetness and also presents a small hoppy tone, more into the citrusy ones than the hops I'd be looking for on a pilsner. Yet, smells pretty good, something like an Imperial Pale Lager, with strong malts and strong hops.
T: Taste starts off with a big sweetness incoming from the malts used, then moving on to a grapefruit to tangerine like citrus-ness that pretty well balanced and mild into the perspective of a pilsner - it's not too much.
M: Body is low. Carbonation is perfect. Alcohol is unnoticeable. Bitterness is medium to medium high.
O: For a German Pils with a twist, this is pretty drinkable.

Dec 03, 2020
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Manta200 from Kentucky

4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz cab from Jungle Jim's, can date 8/14/20 (6+ weeks old)
Pours a clear pale straw color with a nice white fluffy head.
Notes of lemon grass and a slightly bitter finish.
I really like this one.

Sep 27, 2020
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entheos from California

2.95/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I’ve had better Pilsners but the back story on this is hard to beat. It feels light, but drinks heavy. It has an off taste that I don’t enjoy but it’s drinkable.

Sep 06, 2020
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snaotheus from Washington

3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can served in a pint can-shaped glass. Canned 06-25-20.

Pours clear light yellow with a short flash of head that collapses to a moderately thick ring and a thin but broad island. Don't see much carbonation. Smell is grassy, overall quite mild, slight lemon, a little lager yeast but not much.

Taste is more in-your-face. Lots of grassy bitter hops, maybe too much for the style. Quite bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium-ish. Overall, it's pretty good, but doesn't seem stellar.

Aug 02, 2020
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

golden amber with very good clarity and white head with lasting retention lace sticks and bead is fine
the aroma is both citrus and floral with a light orange rind aspect and subtle malt odor
the feel and flavor is a mix of bitter with subtle astringency and mild earthy hop up front with slight spicy texture and dry malt with a medium high carbonation level. The citrus returns in the finish which is both dry and long.
This is a definitively West Coast American take on the style with bright assertive hop flavors and elevated bitterness that lingers.
I really enjoyed this interpretation yet it is a little less drinkable to me than a traditional example with noble focus

Jul 09, 2020
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dd53grif from Michigan

3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden yellow color with a minimal head that lasts quite a while. No discernable aroma. Tastes of citrus and hops. Finished with a decent hoppy bitterness; noticeable but not overwhelming. Opened my can after cutting the grass so I can honestly say it's a good working outside beer.

May 29, 2020
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maxpower from Missouri

3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can that pours clear golden color with a decent white foamy head that sticks to my glass. Strong hop aroma, medium bodied. Tasty citrus - cheese hop flavor, very aggressive. Nice crisp mouthfeel, finishes clean and bitter.

May 05, 2020
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arizcards from North Carolina

3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single from the Kings Beer & Wine cooler 1-16-20 for $3.69. Canned on 11-25-19; best by 4-23-20; consumed 4-19-20. Cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured golden with a decent white head that has some hang time.

Nose is malty with no characteristic i would expect from the style. A tad fruity from the hops.

Taste has a touch of breadiness and gets quickly overwhelmed by the alpha hops used, some grapefruit, somewhat herbal. Finishes very bitter for the style; 9/10 on my scale.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and fairly refreshing.

Overall, from a style perspective, a bit disappointing, but not a bad beer. If you like in your face hops this beer is for you.

Apr 19, 2020
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CodyBasden from Texas

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice clear darker yellow with thick bubbly white head, nice hoppy smell with a little yeasty and sweet, a little on the bitter side for a pilsner very bready, light body light carbonation

Mar 22, 2020
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Danzifer from Ohio

3.26/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Stone's specialty is pale ale. This is their "pilsner"... right... It's decent at best as long as it's cold. A solid 3 in my book. It's got some real profile, but certain flavors are just too pronouced. I think a bourbon ale would be more Metallica's style but hey, that's just me. Always room for improvement, hope to see it \m/ \m/

Mar 15, 2020
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mishi_d from Romania

3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright yellow / golden color with white head, malty and hoppy aroma with some citrus, taste is grassy, malty and hoppy, medium bitterness, medium body.

Feb 20, 2020
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Zorro from California

2.98/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear yellow colored beer with a tall white head.

Smells extremely hoppy. Probably another Stone over hopped beer. Smells of willow tree and aspirin. Some scorched sugar malt scent.

Starts out bitter with a burned sugar taste. Some sweetness after the initial shock of the bitterness. Nobel hop is in this but it is way over hopped.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall ANOTHER over hopped beer from Stone. I can't recommend this stuff.

Jan 04, 2020
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a tall can into a tall tap glass.

Pours nearly crystal-clear and medium gold with decent head that subsides quickly but gives way to decent lacing. Rising but not streaming carbonation.

Floral and grassy aromas prominent with honey, clean-malt grain, and bready notes.

The brew has a touch of honey-sweet malt up front but gives way to floral, grassy, and then citrusy hops. White pepper, lemongrass and woody apple flavors as well. Somewhat overhopped for the style.

The brew has a nice medium-light body with a somewhat drying but not crisp (and that's fine) finish.

A solid pils, even if it is a bit hoppy for the style.

Jan 04, 2020
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MattBeer from California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is good enough to drink, but not to buy again. It tastes more like an IPL, which I guess I should have expected from a Stone pilsner. Unfortunately, it's not very well balanced. It's bitter for the sake of bitterness, not for a complete flavor profile.

Dec 26, 2019
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barnzy78 from Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz can, enjoy by 03/12/20. Effervescent, slightly hazed, golden body is capped by a persistent frothy, white head. Aroma is floral hops, citrusn amd biscuity malt. Flavors are easy drinking with notes of biscuity Pilsner malt, floral hops, and lemongrass. Light-to-medium body, higher carbonation, balanced and clean finish. Pretty good German Pilsner.

Dec 24, 2019
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.27/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From the 16 oz. can dated 07/31/2019. Ancient as of December 13, 2019 when I tried it.

It looks like a Pilsener with its yellow color, bubbly carbonation, white head, and good clarity.

The aroma is grassy, slightly stale, grainy, herbal, and a vegetable oil sensation. Probably too old.

Light yet smooth body.

The taste could have been sweet and grassy but it seemed stale and boxy. Sadly, I should have had this 5 months ago.

Dec 14, 2019
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Claude-Irishman from New Jersey

3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear light golden,with a fast dissipating foamy head. Smell is reminiscent of musty bread, hops,grains, a certain earthiness and mild dankness. Taste is bready cracker with a mild spicy hop bite.Feels medium to light body with a ample carbonation. Overall this is a weird interpretation of a German Pils. Not as floral or spicy as I would prefer. Mildly astringent. Somewhat grainy. Sort of strange. Not a drain dumper, but there are many other authentic German pilsners that are more representative of the style.

Dec 11, 2019
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Beers-es from Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 3-week-old can (thanks for dating it!), pours a clear straw gold. A couple of fingers of soapy white foam leaves decent lacing. Smell and taste are on target for a pilsner, though it seems a little more aggressively hopped than German examples—and this is one of the things I like about it. This is a beer I keep coming back to. Especially like the 6-packs of 16 oz cans.

Oct 29, 2019
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defunksta from North Dakota

4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, medium golden color with a strong white foamy head. SRM of 6. (4.00)

Aroma: Lemon, grapefruit, pulpy pineapple pith. Some grassiness and hay. (4.00)

Flavor: Lemon then some bitter grass and hay with some pithy grapefruit rind. Finishes dry relatively bitter, but still tamed to the German pilsner style (4.00)

Feel: Medium-bodied. Clean and crisp. Alcohol is detectable at 5.7%. Leaves a grassy, bitter astringency on the tongue. Not all that bitter, but more of a grassy and pithy (maybe even slightly sour?) astringency. Almost sulphuric, stale butter/bread, or cardboard. Just strong pithy & grassy bitterness. (4.25)

Overall: A hoppy and heavier pilsner. A little stronger alcohol, so not as clean and smooth as some other pilsners. You can feel the alcohol warmth as it goes down. Lots of stale and grassy bitterness that reminds me of a Zwickel, yet this one is more bitter. Yet I'd compare it most to a Zwickel. Still it's incredibly delicious and I'd rate it as a great pilsner with an imperial flare. For those of us that enjoy pilsners, this one could be a pioneer for the Imperial Pilsner style. (Final Rating: 4.08)

Oct 20, 2019
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Zylod from West Virginia

3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent beer, though the taste is far to flowery and bitter to have much in common with a German Pilsner and much more in common with an IPA. If your ok with that you might enjoy it, otherwise do yourself a favor and search out something more representative of the style.

Oct 12, 2019
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flashmacgyver from Texas

3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

whoa super bitter... has a hint of gasoline... which i like very much... grab this after working on and riding your motorcycle and you will get it.. ha...seriously that;s what i was doing the first time i drank this and was like... hey... it tastes like leather... and gas... oooh... smack... dang... ok this beer kicks... i get it... i like it.. what the hell are they using for hops here?! again.. it tastes like i am drinking a liquefied leather bag? strange... but... i like it. ;) makes me wanna put my leather jacket on and work on a carb and get covered in oil.. and then drink this again. ha

Oct 12, 2019
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded slowly to a wispy cap; nice thick rings of lace;

S: grain, grass, and a little sulphur;

T: follows the nose from start to finish with mild bitterness at the end;

M: light bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: nicely balanced, but not especially interesting;

Sep 17, 2019
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Ronl12 from Massachusetts

3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16 0z into chalice. Dated 5/8/19.
Look is yellow little haze. Smell is typical lager, yeast and malt. Tast is the same. Fell is fairly light. Overall a good lager.

Aug 21, 2019
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BucannonXC5 from California

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Gordon Biersch .5L Stein
From: Gregg
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received Aug. 13, 2019
Consumed: Aug. 17, 2019
Reviewed as: German Pilsner
Misc.: Canned on July 17, 2019; Enjoy by Dec. 14, 2019

Thanks, Gregg!

Got this and six other random beers from Gregg via a hookup at Stone. Surprisingly I hadn’t tried it yet. Most of the can description was trash, like most of the Stone cans and bottles. Online description read, “In collaboration with Metallica, this beer represents the cataclysmic collision of two uncompromising supernatural forces. It's a crisp and refreshing Pilsner that, much like the band, transcends genres, shatters preconceptions and challenges convention.”

Poured a pale yellow-to-medium yellow clear color with five fingers of rocky white head. Lots of bubble streams coming up from the bottom and sides of the glass at really fast speeds. Outstanding foamy lacing. Perfect retention. (Sight - 4.75)

Smelled floral, lemon zest, grass, hay, fresh baked bread, Cheerios, hints of honey and Noble hops. Even better out of the can. Really nice on the nose. (Smell - 4.25)

Taste was not nearly as good as the nose. Still solid though. Got grass, hay, black pepper, Noble hops, floral, lemon zest, grapefruit, fresh baked bread, herbal, bitter green vegetable, wood and Cheerios. (Taste - 3.75)

Light body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Bitter, abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.75)

A very good pilsner overall. Better than I thought it would be. (Overall - 3.75)

3.93 | 88 | B+

Aug 21, 2019
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