Who You Callin’ Wussie by Arrogant brewing

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Who You Callin’ Wussie by Arrogant brewing is a 5.8% German Pilsner.

Label:
It’s time a pilsner got arrogant

==Introduction==

Stone released their Arrogant Bastard on to the world where it travelled and was brewed by many breweries. After the travels, this year, Stone opened a brewery under the Arrogant Bastard brand and one of their initial releases was this pilsner. Essentially, it is a bitter hopped up version of a clean and refreshing pilsner. I figured it would be a great way to commemorate their new brewery with the review of this new canned release. This will sell in many places that sell Arrogant Bastard already. Let’s check it out, cheers!

Aromas:
Floral, herbal and grassy hops, lemon zest, citrus, biscuit bread, tropical fruit hints, lemon peel, stone fruit hints, and vanilla hints.

Flavors:
Citrus, cane sugar hints, crackers, Pilsner malt, biscuit bread, tropical fruit kiwi, mango hints, passion fruit hints. Honey dew melon hints, lemon zest, lemon peel, grape hints, pears, stone fruit peach hints, honey, vanilla, lemon candy hints, floral, herbal, grassy and piney hops.

Aftertaste:
Finishing with clean and dry with very mild citrus, tropical fruit hints and grapefruit hops on the back end. No alcohol in the taste, Pale hay colored clear body, crisp, clean and refreshing mouth feel and easy to drink.

Overall:
Very good and hoppy pilsner. Super clean and very delicious. While I think it is not as tongue ruining as the Arrogant Bastard or an IPA, this is awesome as it still maintains its style as being a pilsner. A definite recommendation for those that love a true summer/lawnmower beer to quench those hot days. Especially since it’s made from the true King of Beers brand, the Arrogant Bastard!!

Anime Corner:
Jinie Kwon from The Breaker: New Waves manhwa was used in this pairing as I have wanted to do a pairing with her for a very long time. Especially since I had finished the manhwa. She pairs well with this beer since she has the fiery red hair which are the colors of the Arrogant Bastard. While not too arrogant like this beer, she is very rebellious and a master of martial arts. No doubt she felt the part as she is no Wussie!!!

Sources:
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard by Stone Brewing

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard by Stone Brewing is a 7.8% ABV American Strong Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels.

Label:
Quite Refined, Unlike you.

I did not give you permission to pick me up, let alone drink me. Nor do I intend to. Being groped as you mutter to yourself taxes my patience. Pardon? You think you’re the only one who can hear that scattered cacophony of “thought” racing through your head? Ah, ’twere that true. While I am a master of social complexities and articulate thought, clearly you are not. I am the embodiment of unparalleled intellectual and artistic heights. You, on the other hand, bring the baggage of preconceived notions that serve only to distract.

Yet, I’ll give you one chance: Aspire to free your mind. Use a crowbar if you must. Approach me with openness, unsullied by your irrelevant “life experience.” Alternately, set me down and leave me the hell alone.

Yes, yes, I know. You don’t have to put up with this. You’re a tiger. Grrr. You go get ’em. Go tweet or otherwise enlighten the starved-for-your-opinion world of your precious insights about me. Thrill yourself imagining your three, 300 or 30,000 followers hanging on your every word. I’m sure they must. OMG, they’re waiting for you to tell them the thought you had just now.

Now close your mouth and either set me down or do your worst. What’s that? You’re going to drink a fizzy yellow beer out of spite? You got it. Self-flagellate all you like. Proclaim your unworthiness to whoever will listen, scamp.
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Behold!! You are in the presence of the return of the true King/Queen of Beers. It’s long return from slumber after a long time of not being reviewed now graces the unworthy with a might of Bourbon and Oak. While There have been other variants taking advantage of the Double Bastard and Lukcy Bastard Barrel Aged, this is the truest return of the Arrogant Bastard since my first review of the regular beer oh so long ago (https://brewerianimelogs.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/arrogant-bastard-ale-by-stone/). This beer comes in a special Stone 4 pack including the other 3 Bastards, Arrogant, Double and Lukcy. You may as well get the quad of arrogance now before they sell out or just keep going without ever knowing what could have been… cheers!!

Aromas:
Bourbon, toffee, dulce de leche caramel, burnt sugar, toasted coconut, citrus, piney, grapefruit, earthy and grassy hops, vanilla, marshmallows, pine nuts, almonds, roasted peanuts, wooden oak, campfire, graham cracker smores, tobacco, leather, apples, stone fruit apricot hints, some tropics like dragon fruit and passion fruit hints.

Flavors:
Rich Toffee, Bourbon notes, earthy, piney, grassy, grapefruit hops, dulce de leche caramel,honey, dragon fruit, vanilla, hop soaked marshmallows, oak, rye bread, apples, stone fruit apricot, passion fruit hints, citrus, lemon peel, butterscotch, leather, tobacco, roasted burnt peanut butter hints, brown sugar, campfire oak, smores and sour raspberries.

Aftertaste:
Rye bread, toffee, caramel, earthy hops, grassy, citrus and grapefruit peel, oak and vanilla. No alcohol in the taste, deep crimson Amber in body, medium drinkability and smooth yet bitter mouthfeel.

Overall:
A tad more perfect than the already perfect Arrogant Bastard. While this is Bourbon Barrel Aged, the Bourbon helps compliment the awesome sweeter flavors but the beer is still pretty damn aggressive and delicious. They should really consider selling this one individually but the fact that it comes with the other ones including the Lukcy which is the Cuvee (Grand Bastard Cru) at a reasonable price may actually make this one worth getting. You be the judge. LOL like the Arrogant Bastard says “It’s Not Expensive, You’re just Too Cheap!”

Anime Corner:
Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail was used in this pairing because I wanted to find another Bad Ass Red Head like I did with Baiken from Guilty Gear. Erza brings everything that has to do with this beer. The label, the colors, the flavors, the bitterness, the attitude, the arrogance and the dominance. Let us start with how she puts her arm to the side and looks straight into your soul like a bad ass giving off that look of pure bitter arrogance. Her hair spikes up like the wings and horns of the gargoyle. The dark surrounding with the crimson represents the flow of beer as I spends it’s time aging in the Bourbon to someday be released as such which was the Return of the King of Beers. Today is a Good Day!

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