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

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2,181 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,181
Reviews: 741
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 35
Gots: 124 | FT: 1
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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: GilGarp on 02-25-2009)
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Photo of meeekyh


3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

So this beer was on sale from about $9 to $6.50 and that works for me. Canned on 09-04-09 and says 'Czickety Czech Yourself' Cans of beer are never good looking as far as I can figure but the beer itself, when poured into a tumbler, looks great. Pale yellow and a bit cloudy with a nice fluffy white head that leaves nice lacing, though it does dissipate fast.

There is not much for a smell, a bit of citrus is all I can get. Light is not so bad for the style and a fresher can may have more depth.

Taste is lemony and good. I will be sure to try this when I am not doing something else and get a few more notes in. I am enjoying this beer and not noticing any can flavors, so that is rather cool.

Mouthfeel is light but not insignificant. The fizz is in the medium-high range and just about right.

I think this is a good to great example of one of my favorite styles. It is light, crisp, tart and refreshing. The ABV is a little high for my tastes at 5.3% and it could use a bit more grain flavor but it is not bad at all.


Serving type: can

05-09-2010 02:36:04 | More by meeekyh
Photo of muttyd


3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Budweiser for the craft beer drinker.

A - Clear yellow/straw pour with a fizzy white head.

S - Pilsner/pale malts, some cooked vegetables, faint hops.

T - Graiiny malts, slight lemon/citrusy notes. Crisp and clean finish.

M - Fizzy light body.

D - I could drink these all night.

Serving type: can

05-08-2010 00:39:41 | More by muttyd
Photo of EStreet20

New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into a pils glass.

A - Excellent clarity and a straw yellow color. Tons of bubbles flying up to a small white head that seems to stay in place.

S - Clean smell of some pilsner malt.

T - Clean drinking with some malt sweetness. some hop character shows through.

M - Light in body, lots of carbonation.

D - Can drink a few. Decent quencher, want more hoppiness in my pilsner.

Not bad at all but missing some of the elements I want in the flavor department from a pilsner.

Serving type: can

05-06-2010 20:47:33 | More by EStreet20
Photo of brentk56

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a big, foamy head that sticks fairly well and leaves some lace behind

Smell: Very low hop presence; rather neutral, with a hint of grain

Taste: Opens sweet and bready, with a growing fruity character that leans in a bitter direction by mid-palate; after the swallow, the sweet malt flavor dominates through the finish, though there is a little grainy element at the very end

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Easy to drink on a hot summer day but just a bit too sweet and lacking in pilsner character to be very interesting

Serving type: can

05-03-2010 22:06:35 | More by brentk56


3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

a: white nose, with a bright, yellow color with good carbonation. Good head retention.

s: The aroma is very much like a lager. A very bold, clean smell.

t: The taste is a crisp lemon zing. Very rich and full bodied for the style. A taste give away that only quality ingredients used.

m: A short and clean mouthfeel. The lingering taste is very present on the palate.

d: With a clean, rich taste and in a can, this is a great beer. The taste is one that has you coming back. Good drinkable ABV and packablity of the can.

Serving type: can

05-03-2010 01:31:56 | More by GDBEERMAN
Photo of speter

New Jersey

3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a bright golden color with a rocky three-finger head that dissipated quickly.

S: Clean lager scent. Not much in the way of hops, noble or otherwise.

T: Rather sweet malt, again with nearly no hop presence aside from a lingering bitterness in the finish. If I didn't know better, I'd almost call it metallic.

M: Medium body with good carbonation.

D: OK, I had one after mowing the lawn, and it wasn't bad. However, it's certainly nothing to write home about. I love a good malty beer, but this really does need a better hop presence.

Serving type: can

05-02-2010 03:08:31 | More by speter
Photo of SpeedwayJim

New York

2.85/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz. can into a Harpoon pilsner glass.

A: Has anyone else every noticed that pours from a can are in general much more aggressive and heavy compared to from a bottle? Anyways... gentle pour yields a 3 finger fluffy white head with good retention. Beer is a semi-clear lemon. Lacing is patchy and frothy with little stick.

S: Light malt scent with a lemon twist. Fresh but there doesn't really seem to be much else to pick up on here.

T: Earthy and dirty hop bitterness. Watery, ethanol. Sweetens just a tad in the middle. Spicy at points. Finishes messy with a dried-out hop character that lingers on the palate for just a minute before passing.

M: Light bodied, highly coarse and carbonated. Watery in the mouth with a sandpaper-like abrasive character. Finish is slightly messy but aftertaste fades fairly quickly.

D: Just not a whole lot going on in this beer even though I'm not expecting huge complexity or flavor from the outset. Malt profile is there along with a admittedly interesting hop presence. Still, there's not enough character in this one for me and everything else about it is just average. I'll pass on this one next time.

Serving type: can

04-30-2010 23:43:19 | More by SpeedwayJim
Photo of Zekezilla


4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the Baltimore beer festival, can't wait to try some more. It's a perfect beer for warmer spring days and summer. I love that it comes in a can, makes it much more portable for picnics, etc. Clean crisp taste that I'd expect from a pilsner with nice juicy grapefruity hops throughout.

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2010 23:49:04 | More by Zekezilla
Photo of hreb


3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can dated 03-08-10. Poured into pint glass, cold, yielding a crystal clear pale yellow brew with a thick white head of big foamy bubbles. No-Skunk lagery aroma.

Thin, pleasantly orangey-citrus. Lots of lingering carbonation to bring up the acidity. There is a little bit of a corn sugar adjunct flavor to it, but I don't find it cloying. Hops are very far forward on the palate.

It would be unfair to call this a bad beer. It's ok, as a not-very-remarkable version of an American Pilsner. But, unlike Dale's Pale Ale (or Gordon), it would also be unfair to call this beer reasonably priced at $10/6 pack.

Serving type: can

04-27-2010 01:25:51 | More by hreb
Photo of jbertsch


4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A vibrant, bright pils. A nice surprise, actually.

Poured this into a tall pilsner glass and it was light gold and slightly hazy. Aroma was a little floral and grassy, which I liked.

The taste matches the grassy and floral aromas, but adds a hint of bread. There's also a little lemon or spice that's faint, but adds nicely to the flavor.

Mouthfeel is fairly bold for a pils. Smoother rather than crisp.

Drinkability is very high. I could drink these all summer long in large quantities.

Very nice pils!

Serving type: can

04-23-2010 02:30:25 | More by jbertsch
Photo of Jeebs


3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice light golden color with a 2 finger white head that dies rather quickly leaving no lacing.

S: Not much aroma to this beer, the bit that does come through is malty with a slight hint of hops.

T: Tastes of malts with a bit of hop bitterness, also a nice bit of spiciness to the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, crisp and clean finish.

D: Drinkability is good! With the crisp, clean finish it would be a great choice for a hot summer day.

Serving type: can

04-14-2010 23:16:28 | More by Jeebs
Photo of bigfnjoe


3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

A- Pours a nice, bright gold with a 2 finger white head. Doesn't leave any lacing.

S- Smells like a pilsner....not a fantastic one, though. Almost like a domestic. Not good.

T- Its got flavor...but its not that great, hoppy pilsner taste I love. Must be the difference between a Czech and German one...disappointing

M- Not much of anything really...a little watery at times, a little thick at times. I have no idea how the mouthfeel manages to vary, but it does each sip.

D- Well, at least it has this going for it. Its VERY drinkable, based on the fact that its just like drinking a more expensive domestic. Would be a nice gateway beer...if it could lead into anything aside from more of the same.

Serving type: can

04-10-2010 22:32:16 | More by bigfnjoe
Photo of SamN


3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a dimpled stein for chug-a-lug-ability.

A- Hazy straw yellow, darker center. Huge billowy head with crackling carbonation. Quite a lively brew, lots of activity visible. This head outlasts the beer.

S- Doughy sweetness, like doughnuts. Light pilsner hops grace your nostrils. Citrusy, flowers, metallic, slight herbal quality, maybe even some very faint banana hints. Sort of faint and far away, but still smells pretty good with swirling.

T- A little more grainy than most lighter lagers, good balance struck. Dry bitterness, ends on a fuller maltier finish. Not great, not bad. Sort of flat and a little boring, but it perks ups and makes for an interesting finishing Czech Pilz. Smooth transition of tastes.

M- Fuller beer, lots of initial carbonation that fades away after some big pulls. A little bigger body than the average pils.

D- Great replacement for your Buds or Coors cans, Oskar Blues' pils makes for a more interesting summer beer for hot days. Tasty enough and quite refreshing. I'd like to drink this with a hearty New Orleans breakfast of eggs Benedict and home made spicy sausage. A big ol 22oz glass of this would be great along side greasy breakfast food.

Serving type: can

04-08-2010 02:15:54 | More by SamN
Photo of pwoody11


3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy straw yellow. Frothy white head.

Aroma is citrusy. Picked up bread and hops as well.

This started out tasting like most pilsners I've had, but I detected more hops than I have in most previous pils I've tried. I thought it was well balanced.

I only got one can, I think I'll go back and pick up a couple more. This beer perfect for this hot weather.

Serving type: can

04-07-2010 17:06:27 | More by pwoody11
Photo of silentjay


3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a semi-hazy pale yellow with a frothy white head that disappears quick, but leaves thick lacing on the glass.

smells of lemon, pepper, yeast, and bread, almost has a belgian gold feel to the aroma.

tastes of herbal and lemony hops with a lot of bready, doughy malt. a bit of pepper, yeast, and some funk in the finish.

light bodied with a crisp, clean finish, yet leaves a lingering residue in the throat.

goes down ok. not as crisp as id hoped, not as hoppy as id wish, not much going on here. a decent brew, but not one that i'd pick often.

Serving type: can

04-07-2010 04:47:02 | More by silentjay
Photo of srandycarter


4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Clear gold, lots of puffy white head, reduces fast to disk. Some cling lace, though!

S - Solid sweet malt smell, sharp lemon accompanies.

T - Yum. Clean sweet, bready center and the bitter just gets it to clean finish.

M - Light bodied, more than enough carb, good balance and a nice aftertaste.

D - For a light beer, I am liking it for sure. Could drink these all day. The epitome of a session beer.

Serving type: can

04-06-2010 02:48:49 | More by srandycarter
Photo of LumpyGuitar

New York

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up last night at my local stop.

Pours a light golden yellow with a frothy 2 fingers of head. Lacing is minor, head settles in pretty quick.

Smells of dry hop, bit of spice.

Taste is crisp and sharp, mellows into a bit of a sour hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, well carbonated but not painfully so.

Drinkability is good. One of the better canned pilsners I've had. I could pair this well with any summer faire or barbecue.

Serving type: can

04-05-2010 20:08:44 | More by LumpyGuitar
Photo of cavedave

New York

4.38/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

It pours a beautiful pale gold topped by a finger of off white foam. Not much remains of it after a moment, and a skim and ring are all that remain of the head.

The nose is a full aroma of lager yeast tart, hints of lemon, spice, and floral hops, and just a bit of neutral sweet to back it up.

The taste is full strength, very delicious. Very well blended mix of tart yet rounded yeast, some spicy hop, hints of citrus and earth, and a finish that is long and elusive. At times I feel like lemon sweet stays in my mouth, other times some clean spicy stays, other sips finish earthy and herbal. Not used to this kind of complexity in a lager. Nice.

It has a low carb. (well within style), creamy feel, nice semi-dry finish, that makes for a highly enjoyable quaff.

This is the most easy drinking lager I've tasted, though I'm not a first choice lager man. Giving this the highest rating, doubt I'll taste a pilsner more easy drinking than this.

Impression: What a beer. This growler will be history much too quickly. Lager lovers need to get this any way they can.

Serving type: growler

04-05-2010 17:46:19 | More by cavedave
Photo of hooliganlife


3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours clean yellow with hints of orange and copper. fuffy head, great retention. light lacing.

light crisp floral hops. light biscuit malts.

lots of malt from start to finish. bitterness kicks in midway through and lasts through the finish. lots of biscuit and bread with hints of pine.

moderate carbonation, fully body, crisp.

very easy drinking, a smidge more bitter than i'd like but very clean over all and pretty easy to drink. great summer pilsner.

Serving type: can

04-03-2010 02:32:32 | More by hooliganlife
Photo of DNICE555


3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at plan B

Yellow, small head, very nice carbonation

Hops bread yeast malt

Some malt with a hop backbone. Decent.

Very light with a nice character

Awesome on a hot day out on the deck with soupedupdiesel. This went down quickly basically no aftertaste. Crisp and refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2010 23:25:19 | More by DNICE555
Photo of RomaniIteDomum


3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pulls a nice yellow color with a great fluffy white head. Very lively carbonation to boot.

Smells of hops, sweetness, and a little biscuity yeast. Pretty much what I expect from the style.

Tastes pretty good. Sweet and refreshing per the style with a nice hoppy balance.

Light in the mouth, yet not watery. Great carbonation.

This one is very refreshing and works well on a hot day like this one.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2010 20:06:37 | More by RomaniIteDomum
Photo of Parrotbeak


3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light straw color with a thin white head that fades quickly.
Smell is slightly sweet and caramelly malts. Corny aroma following, with some bready malts and faint, light fruits.
Taste is slightly sweet, corny, bready malts. Malts carry, with some more faint, light fruits, as well as some faint ginger and clove.
Mouthfeel is slightly crisp, with a medium-light body.
Good on drinkability. Goes down easy.

Serving type: can

04-02-2010 04:43:19 | More by Parrotbeak
Photo of tone77


3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts. Taste is crisp, malts with a touch of hops, quite refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a good quality brew.

Serving type: can

03-31-2010 14:33:40 | More by tone77
Photo of emmasdad


3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from the can a pale straw yellow, clear with a nice creamy white head. Light hops in the aroma. Tastes like a classic pilsner, with some malt and a touch of grassy hops. Nicely carbonated and refreshing. A nice, easy drinking beer for a summer afternoon.

Serving type: can

03-31-2010 01:56:45 | More by emmasdad
Photo of womencantsail


3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The pour is a light yellow straw color with a fluffy white head.

S: The nose is slightly bready with a touch of eathy hops but the unmistakable scent of lager yeast.

T: The flavor is note quite as good as I would have thought from an Oskar Blues beer. There is a lot that reminds me of "adjunct lager" here, with the exception of a bit of bready malt and just a hint of hop character toward the finish.

M: The body is medium with a high level of carbonation.

D: Far from my favorite Oskar Blues beer. This was a lot close to some of the other adjunct lagers I've had than to a Czech Pils. I suppose you can't win them all.

Serving type: can

03-23-2010 02:27:39 | More by womencantsail
Mama's Little Yella Pils from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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