Mama's Little Yella Pils - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Reviews: 803
Hads: 2,814
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 55
Gots: 389 | FT: 1
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: GilGarp on 02-25-2009

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a pint glass. Canned on 7/08/15.

LOOK: Clear pale yellow with a thin, eggshell white head that leaves bits of lacing. Lots of active carbonation.

SMELL: Bitter floral hops with notes of fresh cut grass and herbs, backed by crackers and honey.

TASTE: Starts off with the bitter floral hops, grass, herbs, and white pepper, then quickly replaced by crackers, biscuits, and honey. The sweetness and bitterness balanced each perfectly, with no flavor overpowering the others. Finishes crisp and clean.

FEEL: Very light and super fizzy.

OVERALL: Pilsners are continuing to grow on me. While this isn't astounding by any means, the sheer drinkability is nearly astounding. A good beer to pound on a hot summer night. (746 characters)

Photo of myelo
4.65/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours deep yellow, crystal clear, with bright white head.

Aroma is distinctive grainy Pils malt and moderate spicy Saaz hops.

Taste is similar with bready Pils malt and mild bitterness. Very fresh and clean with no esters, skunky thiols or corny DMS.

Smooth medium body with medium high carbonation.

A fresh, outstanding Pilsner can be hard to find in the United States, but this one is perfect. (399 characters)

Photo of thebeers
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear straw yellow color with thick white head. Floral hops, a little doughiness and a little pepperiness in the aroma. Creamy mouthfeel. Sweet, doughy and tropical fruity taste, with slight hop bitterness on the back end. It's okay. (237 characters)

Photo of Chicowdy
2.78/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

SHOCKED by this beer. Oskar Blues is an amazing brewery and this stuff tastes like Miller High Life (which would be fine if I wanted that). No crispness usually expected from a pilsner. Strange sweetness that I wasn't looking for. Won't buy again. Sorry OB. Dale's, Pinner, G'Knight, Tenfidy, etc all so good. This one, not so much. (338 characters)

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks and feels like a traditional czech pils. Is a good solid version but nothing really overly special about it which is fine. Have it to convert someone from their BMC pils though and it would be a good bridger. (214 characters)

Photo of Buck89
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear straw color with a bright white compact head. Aroma is earthy with some spice and grain. Taste is bready sweet with some earth notes and mild spiciness. Finish is clean and dry. No diacetyl. Very nice. (215 characters)

Photo of SteveB24
3.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look-Color is a very light and very clear copper, pours a finger of frothy head that retains decently and leaves nice chunks of lacing on the side of the glass, steady stream of bubbles rise to the surface.
Smell-Not much going on here, grain, yeast, bit of hop funk.
Taste-Similar to smell, has the grainy, yeasty flavor of a macro lager, with a touch of pleasant biscuity sweetness and a hint of hop bitterness.
Feel-Light body, pretty juicy and very carbonated.
Overall-For me this one isn't in the league of great pilasters, and there are many, but as a session or lawn mower beer it might do the trick nicely. (614 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours brilliant straw crowned by a very finely bubbled 1” foam collar that grips the side of the glass.
S: Malty grainy nose with spice and earthy notes.
T: Drinks malty with a rich, bitter finish. Has a pleasant dryness on the end with lingering light grain, light malt flavors. No fruit, no diacetyl.
F: Clean and crisp, very full and pleasant mouth feel. Carbonaiton is medium for a Pils
O: This is not your Dad’s fizzy glass of tasteless liquid (459 characters)

Photo of Rock360
2.42/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Well, maybe I shouldn't be reviewing this, just not really my thing it seems. It tastes okay, its not bad, but it has this weird flavor to it that I dont quite like. (165 characters)

Photo of jimdalton
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Golden in color. Slightly hazy.
Smell: Subtle, round, grainy aroma.
Taste: Very smooth, yeasty front progressing towards a refreshing effervescence and finally closing with pilsner style hops that leave a light, crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Smooth front that progresses to a wonderful carbonation and ends with a crisp, short finish.
Overall: A wonderful execution of a Czech Pilsner. Easy drinking, approachable flavor that can please even the most seasoned beer aficionado while pleasing those new to the wonderful world of beer. (546 characters)

Photo of Tom_Banjo
2.92/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz can purchased as part of a 6-pack from Whole Foods and poured into a stemmed Spiegelau pilsner glass. A solid B- beer. Pretty refreshing and would probably pair well with most foods. Prefer this a bit to Pilsener Urquell but would rather have a Lagunitas Pils than this. (277 characters)

Photo of Dikfour
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Pours big rocky white head that dissipates pretty quickly. Some lacing. Slightly opaque golden straw in color.

Smell: Hops have a little baking spice on them. A little bready malt maybe.

Taste: Surprised by the passion fruit up front that is fairly quickly encompassed by the bready malt. Finishes with a spicy bitter bite.

Feel: Crisp and a little buttery even.

Overall: Very complex and surprising. I was expecting this to be more of a straight forward Czech Pils and it certainly put its own spin on things. Totally works. I'm in to this one. Will be a return customer. (582 characters)

Photo of Domvan
3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Look - Yellow light color, average head
Smell - Not much to the smell
Taste - Light, nothing that really stuck out
Feel - Light mouthfeel
Not much to this beer (159 characters)

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 5/15/15 at 41 degrees into shaker
Aroma – wet grain
Head large (six cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, slowly diminishing to two cm frothy layer
Lacing – OK. Many small islands of tiny to medium bubbles
Body light yellow, hazy
Flavor very light, grainy, with faint bitter aftertaste with a long hang time; no alcohol, no diacetyl. By fat the lightest in both taste and color of all the Oskar Blues brews I’ve tried.
Palate light, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.75 (535 characters)

Photo of bwood06
3.29/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - clear golden amber with moderate to high carbonation. very thin but creamy white head. 4/5

S - not much aroma period. hint of grassy hops and a hint of roasted malt. 2.5/5

T - toasted, slightly bitter malt. some slight hint of corn. grassy hops. 3.5/5

M - very light and crisp. disappears as soon as it's downed. don't really notice carbonation. 3.5/5

O - good drinkable beer for a hot day. great beer for pairing with pizza. 3.5/5 (451 characters)

Photo of GrinkoN
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Golden Yellow, thin head.

S: Not to bready, nice slight hop presence

T/F: WEll rounded, some bread, hops at the end. Feels mid to light bodied, nice feel.

O: A good reliable beer, solid. (192 characters)

Photo of dwren89
4.28/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: golden yellow, great clarity, thin foamy white head

Aroma: fresh bread, soft rounded make aroma

Taste: soft and well rounded fresh bread flavor up front, then the carbonation and hops close out the taste with an abrupt and sharp finish. Very easy drinking

Mouthfeel: very tingly, very carbonated, medium light on the palate, short finish

Overall: A fantastic Czech Pilsner from a terrific brewery. Very soft, fresh bread flavor with the right amount of tingle and bitterness to match well with great summer foods. One of the better American made Czech Pilsners on the market. (586 characters)

Photo of delta490
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark gold with a little bit of fizzy white head that goes away quckly. A little rim hangs on and leaves a small amount of slightly sticky lacing. The aroma is pleasant, not as much of the biscuity note traditionally present, but a bigger noble hop presence, grassy and earthy. The taste is much the same, with a hint of the biscuit quality peaking out at the end. The body is lighter, but not watery, with solid carbonation and a little hops bite. (461 characters)

Photo of DoctorQ9
3.14/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I applaud Oskar Blues for making a Czech style pilsner, but this one is simply too pale and too weak for my taste. No nose and not enough hops to bite back. (157 characters)

Photo of takusan1000
3.89/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the Pilsner expert. This is good though and in a classic Czech style. Light, grassy, a nice hop twang. Good for a summer day. Mouthfeel is what sets it apart--light but creamy.

I don't know too many solid American Pils (I haven't looked much) so this one will stay on my radar. I never would have bought it if it hadn't been in a variety pack, so it's nice to be exposed to these things. (429 characters)

Photo of bishopdc0
2.87/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Had out of can from the mix pack. yellow color, bread nose etc. What this is lacking is any hops, looking for at least a slight spicy or flora note but alas. I love pilsner and to me this doesnt make it. There is a fair amount of corn/dms flavor that is off putting. Part may be, just noticing the canned on date is end February but here we are. This beer is dry and a good bmc intro but I will avoid in the future and stick to a local pils or SA noble pils or Lagunitasomething as there are much more flavorful and also quaffable (535 characters)

Photo of NickTheGreat
4.06/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L (4.25) - Very light yellow and clear. Not much head to speak of
S (3.75) - Very little aroma. If you'd blindfolded me and held it to my nose, I might not have even guessed beer.
T (4.25) - I think for the style of beer, they did a good job. A little bit of that light lager taste that an adjunct lager has. But with more personality.
F (4) - Good mouthfeel. Fairly heavy carb, but being a pilsner, it is quite drinkable.
O (4) - Overall, this is a solid pilsener. Good taste, easy to drink. I'd recommend this over a BMC Lite any day. (547 characters)

Photo of Germanstylefan7896
3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very nice pilsner style beer. Really has the punch at the end, makes you feel like its a fine craft beer. It really stands out compared to other types, there is just something about that pop it has towrads the end of the taste. (227 characters)

Photo of Beer_I_Am
3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A-beautiful golden S-skunky, straw, sulfur T-also get the dishwater note/stale that others mentioned, followed by light floral hops M-good carbonation, silky O-tastes like what a natty light should be. I like it, very easy to drink (or sessionable if you're a hipster) (268 characters)

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear straw color with a two finger white head. Aroma is bready malt and a bit of floral from the hops. Taste follows with bready malt flavors and subdued hops. Mouthfeel feel is good, light and effervescent. Overall a pretty good Czech pilsner that shows potential in spades as a session drink. (307 characters)

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