Tiny Bomb
Wiseacre Brewing

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Bohemian Pilsener
Ranked #45
Ranked #23,721
3.81 | pDev: 11.02%
Wiseacre Brewing
Tennessee, United States
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Photo of defunksta
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Upon opening the can the carbonation sprung out of the can and down the side. Larger head than liquid. A massive white head that lingers. It becomes sticky and lacy as it fades.
Aroma: Huge aromas of lemongrass and honey. Definitely a roasted Munich malt aroma too.
Flavor: Taste follows the nose with strong lemongrass, honey, and sweet Munich malt aromas. More citrus than grass.
It's similar to a Helles or festbier. It would be hard to differentiate from a festbier. Tons of honey flavor, yet it finishes surprisingly dry. I prefer dry beers, but it has a delicious sweetness on the back-end. It really showcases the honey.
Feel: Strong carbonation, but also a heavy body. Not enough carbonation to finish off the sweetness. Alcohol is hidden.

Overall: This really is a tiny bomb and not what I was expecting. So much flavor and body here to really hit you in the mouth. At 4.5% its remarkable. It leans slightly more citrusy than other Czech pils. Lots more honey sweetness, yet it has a Munich malt profile. It doesn't really fit any beer style, and its unique on it's own. It's a blend between a helles, festbier, and American Blonde. This is no ordinary pilsner and definitely a gem for flavor.

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Photo of jkblr
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can stamped 03919 (about 4 months old) poured into a small becher glass at fridge temp 4.5% ABV. The beer pours bright pale straw yellow with nearly white head. The head recedes to a thin ring and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is faint with pils malt and vague flowery & grassy hops. The taste is crisp with a little pale malt flavor and lemon grass hop flavor throughout. It's moderately bitter. The mouthfeel is thin bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. Very clean with no glaring defects or off flavors. Overall, very good & very well made pils. I could do with less lemon and more of a noble hop character, but that is just preference.

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Photo of Crimson-RV
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

poured from a twelve oz can medium thick head with a spicy and malt aroma. taste follows nose with grassy hops medium thick mouth feel and syrupy finish as it warms floral hops becomes more balanced with a dry finish. overall a quality lager with good drinkability would buy again.

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Photo of metter98
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can at Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar, Memphis, TN

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose along with notes of pilsener malts.
T: The taste has lots of flavors of grassy hops with notes of pilsener malts and a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat crisp and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This pilsener is quite hoppy and has lots of aromas and flavors of grassy hops.

Serving type: can

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Photo of steveh
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled this one at the Flying Saucer and a couple other spots on a recent trip to Memphis. I was pretty impressed by its take on the style (though the can clearly says American Pilsner, and I believe the Saucer menu called it German), so I brought home a six-pack for review.

No clear date on the can. Poured into my short Becher.

L -- Clear, pale gold to nearly straw yellow with a dense, long-lasting white head.

S -- Herbal, slightly resinous, mildly citric hop notes up front. Light mellow bready and cracker malt character back. Mild DMS with warming.

T -- Mildly resinous and herbal hop characters up front with light crackery malts in balance. Light resinous to citric hop quality in the finish with an herbal bitterness in the aftertaste.

F -- Very soft mouthfeel with a light body.

O -- I'm not a big fan of resinous hop character in a Pils, but the Bomb has just the right touch without becoming an APA. The soft mouthfeel, light body and ABV make this a great session beer. I also wouldn't categorize this as a Czech Pils, the malt character is far too light, but I still stand by my opinion of this being a great drinker.

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Photo of UpAGumTree
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The soft waters of Memphis are ideal for making this often underappreciated style. Pilsner is NOT made by the macro-breweries of Miller and Budweiser; they do not do the style justice. Wise Acre have done a great job here, emulating the classic Czech style.

From a can poured into glass:

L: Bubbly, straw-like color, with bits of something floating through it. A nice head that laces well down my glass.
S: Straw-like aroma with a hint of honey.
T: Biscuit. Not too sweet with a nice bitterness at the end.
F: Outstanding carbonation.

This is a great session beer that is refreshing on a hot day. Delicious.

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Photo of RedboneBeer
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful straw color. Inch head that fades fairly quickly, with great lacing. Smell of grass and grains. Wonderful taste of white bread and grass, with some bitterness. Full-flavored tiny bomb.

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Photo of smcolw
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Straw to gold color and clear. Moderate head which leaves multiple rings of lace on the glass.

The smell is smooth with enough floral hop to bring complexity.

The flavor is extremely close to the classic Czech style. The malt starts off smooth and pale with no graininess. The hop approaches biting but doesn’t quite get there. The aftertaste is lengthy. The body is crisp with an appropriately higher carbonation level. Overall, this is one of the nicer pilsners I’ve had.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

on tap at Pearly Baker's Tavern in Easton PA on Tuesday. A long way from it's home in Tennesee. Had this at a couple of Knoxville brewfest in the past, but not reviewed as it's never a good idea to try and review festival beers.

Pale yellow hazy body. Good carbonation. Nice head initially, which disappeared halfway through.

Aroma is grass and hay, mildly earthy, slightly sweet.

Taste is quite enjoyable. There are lagers and there are lagers, and czech pilseners stand out in my book, though I'm not a big lager fan. Clean, balanced, extremely drinkable and refreshing, but with some strong flavor as well. The "farm" smells of freshly cut hay and grass come through nicely.

mouth is below medium, finish is slightly bitter.

Overall, a surprise to find it here in Eastern PA, but a nice surprise. Good sessionable thirst quenching beer.

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
2.91/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a pale yellow color with plenty of frothy head. good carbonation and lacing as well. The smell is definitely grass like. The taste is the same as well, grassy. Not the most flavorful brew either. Don't think I'll try another

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.97/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Taste: crisp slight fruit citrus, lemongrass, hop bite. Fermented grain nose. Gold, clear, white head with a ringed lace. Medium/lite body. Appetizer ale, 39 IBUs

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Photo of emerge077
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale gold with slow rising carb trails. Sheets of lace, forming a halo around the glass.
Long lasting surface coverage. Foam looks like a puffy buttermilk biscuit.

Aroma is mild and crackery, vaguely bready.
Taste has a more firm grassy hop character with a dry bitter finish. Pale malt is mild and smooth.
Easy feel, light and lean with a crisp bite and light carbonation. Greatly sessionable.
Far better than any macro option out there, resident macro apologists be damned.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.44/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I can't say this American Pils disappoints. The wildflower honey lends the crackery Pilsner malt more depth resulting in a chewy body. The hops are there but aren't heavy handed, giving a slight nibble instead of a ferocious bite. Overall, Tiny Bomb is a lovely Pilsner.

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Photo of FBarber
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy bright golden yellow color. Frothy white head dissipates slowly leaving a one finger layer of white foam with lots of sticky white lacing on the glass.

Smell has some floral and fruity notes light malt backbone comes through on the nose.

Taste is very fruity up front with some orange, lemon, and grassy hops. Nice cracker pilsner malt backbone.

Feel is lighter with a nice easy drinking character. Semi-dry finish. Medium carbonation.

On its own merits, this a nice good tasting beer. However, its a very Americanized take on the style and drinks more like a pale ale with the hop profile here - not really a Czech Pilsner.

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can,into a Cigar City pint glass.

Frothy,white head that stands a little over 1 finger tall.Golden /straw in color with beautiful clarity,and small hints of sediment floating around.Heavy carbonation on the pour,light carbonation after the pour.

On the nose I get mostly lemon / lemongrass notes,backed by some sweet bread / yeast notes,and some mild notes of malt and hops.A little bit of earth and metallic notes as well,but nothing offensive.

The palate starts of with lemons / lemongrass up front,followed by sweet bread and malt in the middle,and finishes off with some bready yeast ,and piney hops on the back end.The hops are subdued and add a very nice balance.Little bit of an earthy after taste.

The body is thin but not to the point of being watered down.Very smooth finish.This is a nice and easy drinking beer.

Smooth,refreshing,and easy drinking.Definitely a fine beer.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

I bought a can of this off the single shelf at Binnys. It poured a clear yellow with white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent had grain. The taste is nicely balanced and easy to drink. There is slight grain and earth presence. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with bubbly carbonation. Overall it's a solid pilsner.

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Photo of TerryMills
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured out of a can into a globe glass..

Nice yellow color with 1 finger pure white head, not cloudy but lots of little white bits floating around.

Smell of bread yeast and spicy hops.

Taste is excellent some nice malt smoothness to start and finishes a spicy floral clean flavor.

Some body, not thick but also not watery , perfect medium.

Overall very good beer and I will be buying it again

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a bright golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of malts, lemons. Taste is lemons, light sourness, malts, grains, easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of outdoor7or24
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into pint glass.
A: +2 finger white foam head that leaves big pillows of foam, chunky lacing, almost clear golden wheat body, carbonation
S: biscuit, lemon, pilsner malt, grainy
M: light body with almost dry finish in the tongue
T: light grain with clean crisp taste, hints of lemon, pilsner malt, slight mineral taste in finish
O: good brew for hot weather, sessionable, crisp taste

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a palestraw producing 3 fingers of frothy, glowing white, moderately lasting head that that recedes to a thin cap of foam marked by clumpy islands & leaving heavy thick sheets of clumpy lacing on the sides of the glass. Aroma is biscuit, grass, white fruit, lemon, pilsner yeast. Taste is lemon, honey, grass, pear & a little cracker/biscuit. Finishes thin, lightly bitter & slightly dry but completely dries in the short-lived grassy, biscuit aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation, thin in the finish & dry in the aftertaste. Thanks to outdoor 7or24 for the opportunity!

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Photo of Squire
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light lemon yellow with bountiful white cap and classic lacing.

Aroma: Sweet malt forward with touches of bread yeast and light floral hops.

Taste: Malt forward quickly followed by floral, spicy hops. The hop influence builds to the finish and lingers in the aftertaste. Clean finish invites a repeat sip. Nicely balanced malt/hop flavors that work together rather than fighting each other for dominance.

Texture: Light medium.

Overall: The brewer calls this a Czech style Pislner and that works for me. Like many American Pilsners this one doesn't quite reach the sophistication of the Original Czech version. The elements are there but the final polish isn't as bright. Waffle House should serve this as a breakfast beer.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tiny Bomb has a thick, stark-white, mousse head of foam, a hazy, lemon yellow-gold appearance, and some tight bubble streams. Lacing is quite heavy. The aroma is the most exemplary part of this beer: we pick up sweet, white bread, soda cracker, and pale malt, with, perhaps, a touch of grassy hops. Taste is of those elements, and the hop bitterness is substantial, yet, in no way harsh. Mouthfeel is on the high end of light, and Tiny Bomb finishes crisp and refreshing.


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Photo of kevin3046
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great looking beer. Thin head poured out of can. Decent lacing. Had the smell of lemon and spice. Sweet and lemony taste up front with nice hops flavor in the back. A very good beer.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2016-07-03 in Columbia, PA from a 12oz can.

A - Clear gold with a 1-finger white head and decent lace.

S - Fresh white bread, lemon, sweet floral, grass.

T - Lightly toasted sourdough bread, cereal, lemon, grassy/herbal spice, mineral, grape skin, honey and a nice finishing hop flavor and bitterness.

M - LIght-medium body and medium carbonation. Smooth then crisp. Nice feel.

O - It's quite good. The aroma and malt flavor are Czech inspired but to me, the spice and bitterness is more like a German Pilsener. I drink more Pilseners than any other style of beer and this is a good one. It compares favorably with my highest-rated Amercan beer of this style, which is Sunshine Pils by Troegs.

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Photo of chinchill
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Beast & Barrel in TN.
Clear golden body with a fine head and excellent lacing.
Hop dominated aroma. More malt forward in the mouth, and more than average for style, but the hop load is good and eventually dominated the aftertaste.

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