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

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2,385 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,385
Reviews: 754
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 40
Gots: 185 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GilGarp on 02-25-2009)
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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

mater, Nov 14, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice golden yellow color, with a white 1 finger head, slowly dissipates leaving some nice lacing.

S: Very noticeable pale malt scent, also some grassy/ herbal, and some spice.

T: Its good crisp malt pils, grassy herbal taste as well.

M: Very crisp, and fully carbonated.

O: Very nice pils, great that it come in a can as well. Very drinkable will be enjoying a few of these.

JMWEB2, Nov 12, 2011
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3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can (2011)

Golden Road Brewing Grand Opening Party
Golden Road Brewing
Los Angeles, CA

An beautiful lager. A clear golden with plenty of carbonation ripping up through the glass. A big and persistent white head.

Grassy and earthy hop notes punctuated by a sweet malt character. Unspectacular and not complex, yet pleasant.

A relatively hoppy and slightly sweet pilsner. Enjoyable, especially on a hot day.

Medium mouthfeel and very drinkable.

A well crafted and enjoyable pilsner for the summertime. I'm always happy to pick these up for summer barbeques and it's a very easy beer to introduce to non-craft drinkers.

ehammond1, Nov 06, 2011
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3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Transcribed from my notebook.

Poured from the can into my pint glass, appears semi-clouded yellow. One finger of soapy head that doesn't leave much lacing behind and medium carbonation with a medium body thickness, surprising me since I was expecting a lighter body in a Czech pilsner. It faintly smells of bready malts but also some grainy tones layered underneath with a tiny twist of citrus. Tastes of much the same as the nose but amplified to a greater degree than I would have expected from the weakness of the nose. Overall crisp, clean, and keeps it simple like a good pilsner ought to. My biggest gripe is that the body feels too thick for the style.

WastingFreetime, Oct 31, 2011
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3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - yellow and murky more like a hef or wheat beer. 1 finger head.

Smell - malty/bready

Taste - unique flavor and interesting. Crisp finish

Mouthfeel - very full bodied for a pils

Overall - I liked this one as it had a unique flavor and definitely isn't a standard pils czech or german otherwise.

bubseymour, Oct 29, 2011
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3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on tap at Old Chicago into a generic pint glass -

A - presents a straw golden color with a fairly creamy, one finger head. Lacing and retention are fair.

S - basic pilsner malt foundation with some cream and not too much else. Very mild in strength.

T - extremely basic malted barley foundation through its entirety. Not a whole lot else going on. Extremely dissapointing.

M - crisp, coarse and a bit dry. Works well for what's there.

D - its drinkable ( I guess) but considering the other good offerings from Oskar Blues, I'm disappointed. Maybe they served me the wrong beer?


(I'm fairly certain I was served the wrong beer the first time I had this beer so I'm editing my first review)

Served on tap at Oskar Blues in a generic pilsner glass, reviewed from notes:

A - Presents a transparent straw golden color with a one finger white head. Retention is okay. Pretty generic.

S - Musty floral hops nicely counter the clean pilsner malt. Subtle honey notes are present as well. Seemingly simple, though balanced well.

T - Clean barley and fresh floral hops built most of the beer. There's a bit of cream and honey there. Simple, though it doesn't need too much else. Crisp.

M - Light bodied, crisp, and well carbonated.

D - Much better than I remember. A good, easy drinking pils, though I think it still suffers from a bit of simplicity.

blakelive784, Oct 26, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden yellow with a small thin white head. Smells of lemony bread (if there ever were such a thing). Taste is an herbal flowery sweetness up front, followed by some water crackers in the middle and a long, earthy fruity bitterness. Hoppy like a Czech Pils should be! Mouthfeel is a little bit thin. Overall very good. A solid Pils that I would get again. The can is a nice plus.

tronester, Oct 19, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into Three Philosophers snifter.

Appearance - Cloudy dull yellow. Thin white lace.

Smell - Honey. Musk. Grain. Clean.

Taste - Very flavorful. Honey. Acidic. Sweet and almost hoppy?

Mouthfeel - Light. Bright. Sharp.

Overall Drinkability - Strong pilsner. Almost like an IPA.

ZenAgnostic, Oct 18, 2011
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3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright golden yellow with 1/2" of dish soap-like, dense head. The nose has notes of straw and grass. The taste is wheaty, grassy, earthy, and straw-like. The mouthfeel is clean, smooth, and lightly carbonated.

Overall, this is a decent, sessionable beer, but it's hardly complex. For the style it's good.

tdm168, Oct 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Yellow and bubbly with a fast forming head with great retention and excellent lacing

S: A pleasant grainy quality up front followed by the zing of lemon zest; light citrus continues to mingle with the grains which are a bit on the bready side

T: Refreshing grainy and citrus crispness with a decent amount of bready toast malts underneath

F: Well carbonated with a good amount of body for a pilsner

O: This is a crisp, solid, easy drinking, yet flavorful pilsner

dbossman, Oct 10, 2011
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3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear yellow color with a large white, very foamy that fades rather quickly leaving some small clumps of foam on top and spotty lacing on the glass.

S: Some light floral hops, a bit of citrus, and some chalk. There is some faint lemon as well.

T: Faint citrus flavor and some sweet grainy malt. Slight lemon flavor, with a slight spicy bite. Has a slight candy sweet finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Slightly sticky finish.

O: An easy drinking beer. Not sure what was going on with the chalky aroma, but besides that tasty.

mdaschaf, Sep 28, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A clear pale gold color with a decent foamy white cap and very good lacing. The aroma is a really solid, almost peppery wheat cereal/bread idea. Very apetizing if you like a pilsner at all. The flavor brings out more of the same. The head is near milky in it’s texture and taste and then the wheat goodness breaks through. It’s medium-light bodied with plenty of fine carbonation to tickle the palate for a fresh, effervescent feel but it maintains a certain creaminess that seems a bit different for the style. However, after the initial pleasure, I start to get a somewhat apricot tartness that leaves a slightly vinegar-like idea at the back of my tongue. But those are vague nuances. It generally holds a solid sunshine wheat flavor, classic liquid bread and an easy drinker.

Durge, Sep 25, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a can with a "Gold Metal Winner" endorsement, into a pint glass.

Light yellow in color, slightly murky with a lot of frothy head, some to spare actually. Lacing is here and there, eventually settles down.

Not a whole lot on the nose, its very clean with bread malts, grain, some mild floral hops and maybe some lemon. Nothing that's going to blow your hair back, but I don't think its really supposed to.

Tastes true to the style, a authentic Czech style pilsner. Mild buttery taste to go along with the malts and the ever so gentle hop presence.

Crisp, clean, refreshing. These are the words that should describe a pilsner, this accomplishes that. Good session beer.

Another winner from Oskar Blues, I continue to really enjoy their output, cheers!

mocktm, Sep 02, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am pleased to review my first taste of Mama's Little Yella Pils. I've enjoyed Dales for some time and have been anxious to try other Oskar Blues offerings. I've experienced a fair number of pilseners, but only a few that were of the Czech variety, so naturally, I compared this one to Urquel.

I found Mama's to be very true to the style. If it were hoppier, or more anything for that matter, then in my opinion it wouldn't be a Czech. In a world where the term Pilsener is so overly mis-used, may I humbly suggest trying this brew if you want to get back to the roots of the style. Good job, Oskar Blues.

Sipchue, Aug 31, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pale yellow with a fizzy white head that dissipates.

Smell: Bready malts, floral, clean.

Taste: Clean and malty, with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Thin and bubbly, but about what's expected for the style.

Overall: This is a good pilsener. Has that classic appearance most people associate with beer. Given the reasonable price, would have it again.

sureshot08, Aug 29, 2011
Mama's Little Yella Pils from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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