Tiny Bomb | Wiseacre Brewing

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Tiny BombTiny Bomb

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Wiseacre Brewing
Tennessee, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +1.6%
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 -0.5%
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 -8.8%
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 -4.4%
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 Squire123
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
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 -6.2%
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 +13.7%
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 +6.5%
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 +0.3%
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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Photo of tigg924
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
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 +14%
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 +12.1%
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 -1.6%
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 -2.6%
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%
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 +1.6%
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 -12.7%
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 -10.9%
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 -9.6%
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 -4.4%
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!

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Photo of John1985
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
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 +4.7%
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.

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Photo of joe1510
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
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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