Tiny Bomb - Wiseacre Brewing

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86
very good

94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 10
Gots: 22 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Wiseacre Brewing visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BlueMoon10 on 10-25-2013

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Ratings: 94 | Reviews: 12
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Photo of joe1510
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
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!

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.87/5  rDev +1%
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.

Photo of tempest
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Photo of Immortale25
4.1/5  rDev +7%
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.

Photo of WestBrewer
3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

One of the few micro pils available in my area - and it's a pretty good one to boot

Photo of jokelahoma
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Photo of flagmantho
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
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!

Photo of roger617
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
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!

Photo of Tilley4
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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...

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
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

Photo of Bezy901
4.25/5  rDev +11%

A surprisingly refreshing and spicy pilsner. Almost like a light IPA.

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Tiny Bomb from Wiseacre Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.