Tiny Bomb
Wiseacre Brewing - Broad Ave OG

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Wiseacre Brewing - Broad Ave OG
Tennessee, United States
Bohemian / Czech Pilsner
Ranked #116
Ranked #21,447
3.79 | pDev: 11.35%
Nov 23, 2022
Oct 25, 2013
Very Good
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Notes: Boom! The soft waters of Pilsen. Czech Republic birthed this classic style centuries ago & the waters from the Artesian wells in Memphis are perfect to create our own version today. Pow! This beer made is made with German & American pilsner malt and is spiked with 50lbs. of local wildflower honey. There are delicate aromas of sugar & clover wafting forth from this crisp, smooth Pale Lager. Shazam!
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Served from the can at One 19 pub in Dickson, TN
Poured clear golden amber and topped with a one finger near white head which dissipated quickly but left sheets of lacing.
The aroma was mild to my nose, but the sweet biscuits certainly came through.
The taste starts there and builds nicely. Noble hops present and grassy flavors swirl with the crackers and spices. Nice.
The feel is really nice, just enough body to give it some gravity but it’s very quaffable.
Nice Pilsner, cheers!
Nov 23, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Had on tap at The Bar-B-Q Shop

On arrival 2 fingers of fine white head woth nice retention. The body is a standard golden straw with decent fine carbonation. Decent lacing is left.

Aroma is bready and sweet with just a touch of that signature German sulfur, just the right amount. An earthy slightly piney hop is present on the nose, mostly for bittering.

Taste follows the aroma with a nice honeyd cracker coming through from the malts before a smooth crisp bready finish with light bitterness.

Feel is crisp with medium attenuation. Medium finish that is mostly dry but full bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall, this is a damn good pilsner. I've had this a few times over the past couple days and each time, I've enjoyed it quite a bit. This is a solid, and faithful to the style pilsner. I'm sure the water helps.
Oct 22, 2022
Rated: 3.84 by garthbrennan from Tennessee

Sep 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
L: Pours a clear straw yellow with a really foamy white head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves no lacing.

S: Nice cracker malt, hints of lemon, a touch of sweet honey and some nice floral noble hops. This is what I expect from a pilsner.

T: Nice cracker malt, with a touch of baked bread, hints of lemon zest, a touch of sweet honey and some nice floral noble hops, bitterness is low. This is a great tasting pils.

F: Crisp clear and easy drinking beer.

O: Fantastic pilsner, super enjoyable.
Sep 02, 2022
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Reviewed by jkrich from Florida

3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from an undated 12 oz. can: very bright and clear, golden hue with a sustained, foamy white head. Plenty of lacing for those who like the aesthetics of that look.

The aroma is pilsner-like with hints of lemon and spice, along with noble hops.

This is quite a refreshing and quaffable lager with all the classic Czech pilsner characteristics: some semisweet cracker flavor as well as hints of lemon zest in the mouthfeel. There seems to be an American hop presence here; perhaps that is why the can states "American Pilsner." I have seen this one on the shelf many times and unfortunately passed it by. I'm really glad I stopped this time. This is a definite repeat. My only criticism: please use a freshness date. Pilsners are delicate things.
Aug 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Cm55

4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L-crystal clear straw yellow with 1F white head, rapidly fading
S-sharp and emphasizing the grain bill
T-happily doesn’t follow the nose. This is a bready, mildly hoppy lager with not a hint of bitterness. There are a few mineral notes that lend a minimal complexity-Reading the notes, this is likely from the honey.
F-crisp and clean, light bodied and easy drinking
O-not my personal favorite style, but this is a crisp easy drinking moderately flavorful lager. I’d pick this over several imports in the style
Aug 01, 2022
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Rated by Mlp23

5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Great tasting pils with a full head
Jul 02, 2022
Rated: 3.9 by Purdom from Georgia

May 14, 2022
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Reviewed by singletary from Mississippi

3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
It poured a yellow color with a foamy white with nice lacing. The smell is a bit on the citrus and grass notes. Taste is sweet honey with a citus after taste. Overall a down the road medium drinking beer.
Oct 29, 2021
Rated: 3.58 by Eman17 from Illinois

Sep 05, 2021
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Look - pale golden straw clear color with a slight white head
Smell - stare grain slight yeasty
Taste - grainy slight citrus
Feel - a little flatter than I’d hope but light and refreshing
Overall - not bad
Aug 15, 2021
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Reviewed by Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Appearance is clear golden, with more than a finger's worth of white head with decent retention and lacing.

Aroma: herbal notes, citrus notes, bready, honey, graham cracker, grass/straw, and yeast.

Taste essentially follows the nose, grassy/straw-like flavors, along with the sweetness of the graham cracker, honey, and citrus notes. Tasting lemon and pepper too. Body is light.
Jun 27, 2021
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Reviewed by BeerMePlz93 from Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Light, crispy pils. Hints of citrus, nice fluffy head. Great day-drinking beer for grilling, tailgating, or just hanging out. Doesn't taste cheap like some here have said, but I'm also partial to the brand (having lived in Memphis for a couple years). We finally have these in Colorado and it definitely holds up to both the Left Hand 1265 and Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yellow Pils.
Jun 23, 2021
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Rated by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can in Nashvile May 2021
May 23, 2021
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
A - Slightly hazy pale gold color with what appears to be hop sediment of some sort suspended in the glass. The stamp on the bottom of the can reads "181 0". Not knowing their system, I'm going to guess that equates to the 181st day of 2020 for the canning date? (Which would make it June 29, 2020???) Anyways ... carbonation is light and lacing is delicate and soapy.

S - Sweet honey malt cereal grain aroma with light graham cracker and miniscule citrus presence.

T - Follows the nose with sweet honey graham malt dominating from start to finish with miniscule citrus and peppery lemon lingering in the background.

M - BIG medium body that's light on the carbonation.

O - I apologize for the bad review. To Wiseacre - Just use a can dating system that is easily interpreted by the "average Joe" like myself, if not, it only hurts the review. I won't be seeking this one out again until I understand the date stamp ... too many good Pilsners out there with understandable bottle/canning dates which makes for an easier choice. Probably the most biased review I've done so far on BA and I apologize. I'll be happy to revise this if I ever revisit this beer again, it's pretty pathetic (and I really like Pilsners). :o(
Feb 22, 2021
Rated: 3.88 by cmrncrzy10 from Ohio

Jan 01, 2021
Rated: 3.82 by Fridgepants from Tennessee

Dec 29, 2020
Rated: 3.45 by sbuck from New Mexico

Dec 24, 2020
Rated: 2.41 by Dbot from Delaware

Dec 18, 2020
Rated: 3.96 by MJSFS from Florida

Dec 15, 2020
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Crystal clear straw body with an appropriate white head and light lacing. Smell and taste are clones: grassy hops sit atop a bath of crisp pilsner malts, grains, and white bread dough, but all shorter lived. Body is very crisp, light and crushable, hop driven more than anything, carbonation is high, not a lot of depth. Overall solid pils but there is better out there. The wife liked it
Nov 28, 2020
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Typical appearance. Bright floral and herbal hops over grainy and grassy Pilsner malt. Flavor follows. Nicely balanced by a very firm bitterness. Medium bodied and crisp. Overall quite nice.
Nov 07, 2020
Rated: 3.45 by jeschaefer from Texas

Sep 22, 2020
Rated: 3.79 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

May 23, 2020
Rated: 2.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 01, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Mar 17, 2020
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Can poured into a tulip glass

Clear yellow liquid crowned by a soapy white one finger foam cap , few lacings , few streams of micro carbonation , good retention, recedes to some plump, bubbly islands

Aroma is malty , grassy, straw

Taste is malty , straw

Mouth feel is light, fizzy sudsing , light bitterness lingers, no bite

Nice beer
Mar 05, 2020
Rated: 3.72 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Feb 17, 2020
Rated: 3.59 by markallmon from Tennessee

Dec 30, 2019
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Rated by jft944 from Tennessee

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
excellent beer with hard knox pizza
Oct 24, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Oct 05, 2019
Rated: 3.56 by DougT from Ohio

Oct 05, 2019
Rated: 2.96 by dschwartz13 from Tennessee

Sep 26, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Sep 02, 2019
Rated: 3.86 by tjg584 from Tennessee

Aug 18, 2019
Rated: 3.83 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Jul 18, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Jul 17, 2019
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

4.26/5  rDev +12.4%
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.
Jun 27, 2019
Rated: 3.65 by Justinb1636 from Mississippi

Jun 06, 2019
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.79/5  rDev 0%
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.
May 24, 2019
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