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

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2,635 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,635
Reviews: 790
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 43
Gots: 303 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
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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Ratings: 2,635 | Reviews: 790
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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was served from the tap at The Office in Montclair, NJ. The beer arrived in a flared pint glass and glowed a pale yellow color. The beer sported a half finger tall head of white bubbles, showing no real retention or lacing, even by the end of the tasting. Translucency was high, with no haze or sediment, and carbonation appeared average. The aroma was of adjuncty malts, steely barley, bits of rye, and a distant sweetness of vanilla. There was additional earthen sweetness of root beer root, and some soapy hops with warmth. Our first impression was that this was a biting beer, with the grassy malts being a bit overplayed. As we sipped, the soft malts and metallic barley from the nose crash in. These are accompanied by souring grain, chalk, and baker’s yeast. The middle peaks with souring bite, more metal, and more chalk. These light and basic flavors pull us to the end where an equally as light brush of soapy hops join the mix, with more grass and metallics from the malts, and a moderate alcohol bite. The aftertaste breathes of adjuncty grain, soap, white wine grapes, bitter metallics, and yeast. The body is lighter, and the carbonation is medium to high. The feel is crisp, and the mouth is left bone dry, despite a decent slurp. There is little cream or froth with each sip. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, the best thing about this brew was the nose. The hop inclusions were warmly welcomed, with a nice soapy air. The sweetness was of a creamy vanilla soda. Ultimately, the taste was a little too bitter for our liking, but it certainly fell within the guidelines of the style. The grains, at times, felt a bit cheap, but otherwise the beer was clean throughout and easy to drink.

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This was the second Oskar Blues beer I have tried the other being Old Chub Scottish Ale . A good beer that is easy to drink , I would drink it again but would not buy it on a regular basis. This would be a once in a while buy . The beer just seemed a tick too flat for my everyday tastes

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a pilsener- pours a clear golden yellow with a 1.5 finger head that dissipates quickly and leaves some nice rings of lacing.

Smell is like a Munich Helles- light pale malts, some yeast and maybe a touch of Euro hops.

Taste is fine but nothing great. Pale malts are the primary flavor with maybe a little lemon and a hint of hop bitterness.

Light bodied, light carbonation; this is a very drinkable beer but not something I"ll get again. Prima Pils has it beat for readily available pilseners.

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Poured from a 12oz can into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Crystal clear, golden yellow. Relatively aggressive pour leads to a big fluffy 2 finger white head. Lacing is light but pretty consistent.

S: Smells of grain, bread, some hops and light malts. Not a great smell but good "for a pilsner."

T: Follows the nose, not excellent but not terrible either. Grainy, biscuty, slight yeast and hop presence as well.

M: A touch thin, slightly water-esque. Crisp finish, though and the after taste does linger for a bit leaving me reaching for my glass pretty quickly.

O: Not bad, definitely an easy drinker and one I reach for when I'm camping or need to avoid glass. Good out of the can as well.

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