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Tiny Bomb | Wiseacre Brewing

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Wiseacre Brewing
Tennessee, United States | website

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BlueMoon10 on 10-25-2013

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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 154
Photo of tigg924
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. Pours clear, bright gold in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is grass and earthy hops. Nice and sessionable tasty pilsener. Tasty, although I prefer others in the style.

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Photo of russpowell
4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours effervescent straw color with 2 fingers of rocky pearl colored head. Stellar lacing and head retention

S: Grassy & bready

T: Grassy, bready, a little pear, plus some herbal hops & dryness up front. Bready sweetness as this warms mixing in with lemony & grassy hops. Finishes crisp, a little grassy, a little fruity & grainy & a little sweet

MF: Medium body, crisp, damn fine balance

Drinks too easy, a great example of the style

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Photo of thezach
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An excellent Czech-style Pils. I can't fully review it here because I had it about a week ago, but man, they hit the nail on the head: clean noble hops, prickly carbonation, sweet honeyed Pils malts. Had it on draft and wish I could get it up here. Could drink this early and often.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Lost Abbey Teku glass.
Pleasant pils. Light and yeasty, with a hint of flaked corn and dry finish with citrus peel. Drinkable, refreshing, and shockingly good for the style. Recommended.

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Photo of BigGold
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had Tiny Bomb poured from 12-oz. can into Pilsner glass. Do not understand but still like the name, and also this classic Pilsner from Tennessee's best brewery.

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Photo of Homegrownbeerbro
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First off, I love beer in a can. I love to drink it from a can. So I did. Cant say much for the look as I didn't pour it. The smell was that of grains, cereal, bready, yeasty sell. Taste is awesome. Just what a pilsner should be. Carbonation is there to keep it refreshing and light, grainy bready taste then cut by just enough hops. I love this beer, I love that it is from TN, and I can get it in a six pack of cans. This was awesome to drink after and during mowing the yard. It was hot out and the Yeti kept these cold as ice on the tailgate. What better way to drink beer after some hard work. Cold, canned, on the tailgate of my truck in the South. America, and this beer. What a great country. Bravo Wiseacre. I'm going to push for this on tap at the bar.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer pours with a mountainous, chunky, clingy, big bubbled, white head that settles out slowly atop a crystal clear, golden body, with some sediment throughout and a slow flow of carbonation bubbling. Aromas of cracker, toasted grains, hints of floral hops, and a touch of straw. Flavors are toasted grains forward, with a sweet undertone of honey and floral notes, some subtle bittering hops, and a grassy end note. Very balanced and smooth bodied, with a slightly bitter and grassy aftertaste. The finish is smooth, crisp, and clean. Good beer.

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Photo of ARoman
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, poured into an imperial pint glass. The aroma is that of egg drop soup with a lemon soap streak. Later, a grassy pepper sneaks in to replace a fading egg drop soup note. It's a clear pale hue with a white sudsy head that has good retention and lace. The taste is a medium bitter and medium light sweet. The oily texture has a thick foam carbonation to round out a medium body containing flavors of bread, pepper. and rocks. It finishes crisp and clean with a dry pepper and crust note. The aftertaste is kinda bitter with a dry, light bread crust, but it's mostly clean.

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Photo of colecrowe
3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

40degF. Can. LOTS of light little floaties, so this must be unfiltered or something? Great pilsner, (pretty good chech style pilsner), not too boring. Very refreshing. Nothing really offensive or lackluster.

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Photo of brewskifan55
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Amerigo, Memphis.

A: A clear light gold with an off-white half finger head that dissipates fast.

S: Grainy, wheat-filled.

T: Grapefruity hops mixed with a grainy texture. Light, easy drinking, summery.

M: Light to medium with medium carbonation.

O: Not too impressed. Would've liked more carbonation. Still a good backyard beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

i like this one for a couple of chief reasons. the first is that its super light, and the feel works for the style. staying under 5% abv, this is a very crushable summer beer, and the carbonation is really really high, making it super refreshing. so many times we get these big yeasty bready pilseners, and i just dont care for that most of the time. this is clean and easy, crisp, as it should be. the other element i am really digging is the hoppiness. its more than just the obligatory saaz grassiness, there is a real punch to it, citrusy and almost tangy for a second with the lager yeast. nice to pack so much flavor and character into a beer this light. it doesnt warm up all that well though, with the carbonation rushing out of suspension and the hops moving away from flavorful and towards bitter, so drink it fast and then open another. one of the better wiseacre beers i had the privilege of trying. i like this one quite a bit, as good of a first beer as it is a night cap at 4am, thats what i call versatility!

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Photo of John1985
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours fairly carbonated with a pale yellow color and a two finger head. Subdued aroma with some mild hops coming through. Nice brisk hop flavor upfront that is nicely balanced with malt (honey) sweetness. Finishes clean with some bitterness in aftertaste. Very good pils and glad it is made in Tennessee! Only gripe is that the can needs a freshness date.

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Photo of tempest
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A beautiful, crisp, flavorful, and ridiculously drinkable pilsner. The closest thing to it is Pilsner Urquell on the import side and Sly Fox Pikeland Pils on the craft side. This is richer than Urquell, but more subtle than the Sly Fox (and that's ok). The spicy hops and toasty, bready malts work wonders together here. Find yourself a case. It's damn good.

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Photo of joe1510
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz Can

Big ups to Wilson for a crazy big box of beer today! Tiny Bomb is a mildly hazy, pale golden beauty. The foam crackles as it rises to a proud two fingers in height and leaves chunky lacing as it retreats. Carbonation hustles up the glass in streams. My thirst is nearly quenched just looking at this pilsner.

As soon as the can cracks, the cereal grains hit the nose with pure cleanliness and a soft sweetness. Bready malts join the fray while the hop presence is certainly noticeable in the form of herbal spiciness, grassiness, and a squeeze of lemon for brightness. This is a fresh smelling pilsner and instantly makes me salivate.

As bright as the nose seems to be, the flavor is even more so. The hopping is bold for the style starting off with the aforementioned spice and grassiness before segueing into a bright lemon acidity on the finish. All that over the top of a deliciously refined, mildly sweet, graininess that's straight out of the sun.

The body shows a nice weight. It's moderate upfront, a little sweetness on the tip of the tongue, but the carbonation gets it moving until you're left with a lighter body, a bitter tongue and a dry throat. In my opinion, that's exactly how a pilsner should be. This beer is beyond drinkable. I could be a happy man with an endless supply of Tiny Bomb.

Wiseacre hit it out of the park with Tiny Bomb. In my opinion, this is what a pilsner should be. It's clean and grainy with a bright, yet bold, hoppiness that buzzsaws through the softly sweet grain with a dry finish that leaves you wanting more, now. Wow! Thanks a lot, Wil!

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Undated can at 42 degrees into nonic
Aroma weak yeast phenolics
Head large (6 cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, slowly diminishing to 1 cm frothy layer
Lacing OK – wide reticulum of tiny to medium bubbles
Body straw yellow, clear
Flavor – light hint of lemon, perhaps a little yeast; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.5

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fluffy 1 finger white head with great retention. Beer is a clear goldenrod. Lacing is stringy and spotty with good stick. A really good looking beer.

Smells of a crisp, clean hop body with a biting, accented bitterness followed by a mellow, spritzy, lemony malt body. Nice.

Opens crisp and clean. Accented hop bitterness that tastes of citrus, wax, grass and pine. Aggressive but clean on the finish. Enjoyable.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Smooth and quenching in the mouth and goes down sparkling and clean. Quick finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Very quaffable.

I'm not sure how much "complexity" people expect from this beer. This is very drinkable, refreshing and clean, which is exactly what you expect from the style. A nice offering.

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Photo of Tilley4
4/5  rDev +2.8%

A nice little offering from Wiseacre brewery here. nice clean happy pilsner... Nothing groundbreaking just very well done... I could down loads of these on a hot summer day.. Very refreshing...

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Photo of flagmantho
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into a clear mug.

Appearance: straw hue with a little bit of haze and a moderately strong effervescence. Head poured a thick finger of frothy white foam and this has dissipated very slowly leaving a bit of chunky lace on the glass. Can't ask much more of the style.

Smell: grainy and a little sweet with just a hint of piquancy. Hops are noble and perhaps a little lemony. A very good example of the style.

Taste: sweet up front but then lots of graininess and just a little tartness. Hops are clean, fresh and have a great grassy, noble character. I'm really into it.

Mouthfeel: light body with a decent carbonation and creaminess. Refreshing.

Overall: a very good beer. This is the kind of Pilsner we should all be drinking.

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Photo of jokelahoma
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint shaker, because I'm too lazy to grab a pils glass.

Pours a nice, clear, straw yellow. Moderate head, which holds pretty well.

The aroma is clean, with grain and a slight citrus battling it out for primacy. It smells a tad hoppier than one might expect, but not over the top.

Very nice taste. It's clean, with no overt fruitiness. There is a small presence of a honey-like flavor, but nothing major. It's mostly pilsner malt, clean, bright, and slightly tart and acidic. Nicely put together, and something that would be a very good hot weather brew. Again a tad more bitter than one might expect for an "American" pils, but not way out of whack. Definitely more an Americanized Czech than what one thinks of when thinking "American Pilsner", and that's not a bad thing in any way, shape, or form. No DMS, no diacetyl, nothing that shouldn't be there.

Mouthfeel is crisp and bright, with that tartness and acidity in the flavor playing all the way to the end. It isn't sharp, but it has a bite. Just what would work in hot weather, again.

This is pretty well done. It isn't big on anything, and nothing stands out. Just a nicely balanced, if ever so slightly overly bittered American pilsner. It comes in cans, so I could easily see sitting by a pool, lake, or creek drinking these all day. Worth trying if you're in the Memphis area.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a New Belgium goblet. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains decently before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small center patch of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Crisp aroma of light, bready malt and mild noble hops. A tad musty.

T- The malt is flavorful yet restrained with more breadiness and the hops balance things out very nicely. Actually, the hops start to take over the flavor with some mounting bitterness. Still, things don't go overboard.

M- Just enough hop bite to keep me interested without pushing the envelope on the style too heavily. Medium carbonation and a light body.

O- A hop-forward pilsner that I could easily see myself knocking back quite a few of at some sporting event or outdoor activity.

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Photo of roger617
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wow I've never been the first review before, glad I can pop this cherry!
Can poured into nonic, compliments of my cuz Michael B.

Pours a very light yellow in color with just over 1 finger of white head. The pilsner style is typically not my go to style, but this certainly has all the characteristics to make me turn. Aroma is unmistakenably a pils, with a slight hop presence not typically around. Flavor hits your tongue with a sweet bomb followed by a residual faint bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth, leaving not a dry aftertaste, but a feeling of "I want more" ringing out. Overall I have to rate this higher than any pilsner I've ever drank. Super flavorful, goes down way too smooth, glad it's a subtle 4.5% - May just work my way through this whole 6 pack in a hurry. Well done Wiseacre!

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Tiny Bomb from Wiseacre Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.