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

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2,327 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,327
Reviews: 750
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 38
Gots: 171 | 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:
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(Beer added by: GilGarp on 02-25-2009)
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Photo of taylorhamrick
4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a pale straw yellow color, very clear, filled with carbonation, bubbles up and down the glass rising and clinging through the beer, with a 1.5cm head. Loose bubbles that sort of cling from the start, but clear out kind of quickly. Maybe I should've poured more vigorously. The smell is immediately of powdery sweet malts, with a good charge of earthy, herbal hops. Very little else, perfectly clean and straighforward. Both smell and taste are what I'd expect, better than average, but I don't know what outstanding would entail for the style. The taste is pretty impressive. The malt backbone is really flavorful for the simplicity. I would guess there was some decoction involved (melanoidin flavor?), and pilsener malt has a nice flavor in itself. The hops are pleasant, herbal, spicy, kind of a mint flavor, then there's the leafy, earthy notes. It's very cdrisp, finishes dry after the initial sweetness. There is a lasting flavor that sort of cling to the inside of your mouth. The carbonation is quite sharp, which holds me back, but it also puts this about in line with the style. The same kind of goes for the drinkability, pretty easy, pleasant, subtle, everything that's nice about the style.

taylorhamrick, Apr 24, 2009
Photo of aerozeppl
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Very nice clear golden color. A half finger of white head with good retention. Decent lacing.

S: Nice clear and crisp malt nose. A touch of hops in the back. Very nice and simple.

T: Reminds me of a heavier Pilsner Urquel. Dial up the malt a bit. Finishes very strong with a touch of wheat as well.

M: Very crisp mouthfeel. Well carbonated.

D: A very nice summer beer. Would love to drink this on the river while tubing.

aerozeppl, Apr 23, 2009
Photo of tpd975
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the man known as SeaBass for this one.

A: Pours a light piss yellow hue with a very tall foamy head. Nice sheet lace all the way down the glass.

S: Nice malty aroma. Very biscuit like with hints of lemon and floral hops.

T: Flavor very much like the aroma. Light bready biscuit malt. Zesty lemon with a nice floral character. Not a ton of flavor, but not too bad to be honest.

M: Sort of light, zippy carbonation.

D: Not the best pils, but will do in a pinch.

tpd975, Apr 23, 2009
Photo of drpimento
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured with a big white head, no lace. Aroma was very floral aromatic, malty and nice. Color is a bright polished brass. Flavor is very malty sweet with some good hops and some other odd chemical flavor that disappears after the first few sips. Real good carbonation/mouthfeel. Definitely a session beer.

drpimento, Apr 22, 2009
Photo of BretSikkink
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale gold color with a decently frothy white head. Not much stick or lacing. Aromas of slightly sweet pils malt and continental hops.

Flavor is mostly sweet, with some dryness and a little metallic note. Mostly malt here, just a hint of the hopping. Great balance. Body is right about average.

Nothing exciting, but what pilsner is? Solid beer, I would definitely take a six pack of this to the lake.

BretSikkink, Apr 22, 2009
Photo of Billolick
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice to try something new from OB, after years of enjoying the crap out of all their better know selections. This one leaves the can (with canned on dating on the bottom, nice) and is light, slightly hazed and golden, under a well developed, retentive and fluffy white head. Plenty of spotty lace and froth left behind. Grass and light fruit in the nose. This one displays a bit of the expected pils crispness and grassy goodness. Sort of buttery in both mouthfeel and on the flavor sensors. Nothing too special, but decent enough as a sessioner or warm weather quencher

Billolick, Apr 22, 2009
Photo of tempest
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the can it poured a clear pale gold with a tall white head. Sweet white bread with a lemon edge that grows to bitter herbal hops while the malt develops into a dry biscuit, like you'd pour stew or gravy over. The aroma smells of fresh dough with hints of pepper. There's just enough bitterness to make this satisfying for any hophead, but it's balanced enough to let this tasty brew make a great session lager. Very good beer hear.

tempest, Apr 21, 2009
Photo of atsprings
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can into a Boston Lager glass a crisp straw yellow with a thin diminishing head. Aroma is some Earthy hops, sweet malts and a hint of sweet fruits. The taste is a decent balance of malts and hops, but a little on the sweet side. The beer is certainly light and crisp with a bit of carbonation. This one makes for a good summer beer, but is barely a step up from a macro.

atsprings, Apr 21, 2009
Photo of DoubleJ
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Labled as "malt liquor" on the can, and with a canned on date of 3-17-09 on the bottom, on to the beer:

The body is crystal clear with a little bit of carbonation bubbles flowing through. A soapy head with patchy retention sits on top a color of pale gold. Aroma....pilsner malt. Plenty of it. A bit spicy and herbal with hay, I might add. The taste is...it tastes like a pils. A little heavier on the palate than normal. It's very hay-like with a drying grain, cracker, and biscuit note. A tad bittersweet in the aftertaste.

Like its other offerings, MaLiYeP has some meat on its bones. It's nice to see another domestic craft pilsner out on the market.

DoubleJ, Apr 21, 2009
Photo of Pauly2X
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Clear bright gold, one finger head.

S- Delicate floral hop note with smooth bready malt overtones.

T- Smooth bready sweet malts up front and well into the middle. An understated and delicate floralhop note brings up the rear without drowning out the wonderful malt.

M- Generally light with a pleasing fullness.

D- Bring em on!

I'm gonna have to re-visit some other Pils to double check, I might have a new champ.

Pauly2X, Apr 20, 2009
Photo of Kromes
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden yellow with thick fluffy white head. Lots of noticable carbonation. Smells like a pilsner, very simple, with sweet malts and slight hop aromas. Smells similar to a miller or budweiser. Taste is sweet malt at first followed by a slight fruity hop flavor and then the flavors abruptly stop and give way to a lingering bitterness. I would say that the malt flavor is a little bit more up front than a normal pilsner and the hop flavor is actually detectable pushing it a notch above all the other pilsners out there. It is a very simple beer and well balanced. very drinkable.

Kromes, Apr 19, 2009
Photo of morimech
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy yellow with a large white head that had good retention. A large of amount of lacing is left on the glass. The aroma is the weakest part of this beer. Seems to be that the pilsners I really like have a huge noble hop aroma. This beer lacks this. Just a hint of hops and a soggy cardboard aroma. But hops are tasted. They are spicy and herbal in quality. Just a litle lemon as well. On the drier side as well which I prefer. Light body with lively carbonation that cuts short of being harsh. A good pilsner available in a can. A good warm weather alternative to macro lagers.

morimech, Apr 19, 2009
Photo of storksonm
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint Glass

Poured a pretty nice initial head and disappeared pretty quickly. Right off the bat it smelled like your normal pilsner. Had a nice golden color to it, very clear not a bit cloudy. It was an alright smooth pilsner with no real defined aftertaste but was not a bit skanky which coming out of a can I was very happy and suprised with. It is a very light and smooth pilsner that is easy to drink nothing flashy. I have to say, not bad.

storksonm, Apr 19, 2009
Photo of Overlord
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty much epitomizes what I often say about pilseners, and lagers in general: even when done right, it's really not much to write home about.

Pours a sparklingly clear golden yellow. Big white sudsy foam head. Smells faintly of lemon and more strongly of noble, grassy hops.

Taste is certainly pleasant, crisp, zesty, bit of lemon, and a nice mineral-y freshness to it.

Certainly drinkable. Would go well with a hot sun and baseball.

Overlord, Apr 18, 2009
Photo of BrandonB
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can (though it is the best pils I've had out of a can) a golden yellow (surprise) with a nice white head that dies off quickly. A bit sweet taste with a smooth and easy finish. Easy to drink from the can, or a glass. Found at Midway Mart for the DFW folks.

BrandonB, Apr 18, 2009
Photo of mikecharley
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear straw with a light color 1cm head that sticks around the whole time I'm drinking it. Leaves a nice lacing while I sip.

This beer has a nice crisp malty nose. No real hops to speak of, just some in the background. The malt is nice.

The taste is of a nice clean pils. Very true to style. This is much better than the macro pils' that are so common nowadays.

This beer has some really nice body for the style. It has some real feel in your mouth, not watery at all. This is the best part of the beer IMO.

I could drink these all day... IF I enjoyed pilsners...

mikecharley, Apr 17, 2009
Photo of deanhead
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice straw color, with a creamy whispy white head that reduced to a lace clinging to the sides of my glass.

Aroma is slighlty flowery, tiny bit of earthiness to it

taste clean, somewhat malty, and beer like.

light bodied lager beer that is a crisp, refreshing, easy drinking beer. What a great example of the style. A terrific session beer IMHO.

These guys put out some amazing beers, and in cans no less!!
Get some kick back and enjoy, you won't be disappointed.

deanhead, Apr 16, 2009
Photo of saintwarrick
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pure clean and clear gold with a quick disappearing fizzy white head. Aropma is slightly sweet, like movie popcorn butter, some light lemon zest and pepper, but mostly the butter thing; pleasant though. Taste is pure and clean, lots of grainy earthiness with a tremendous hop kick, slightly piney and floral. Twinge of sweetness there to balance it out, but overall a very balanced and slightly bitter pilsner. Little more sweetness in the finish, like butterscotch and hops. Good stuff, a tad too sweet, but that doesn't t hold it back.

saintwarrick, Apr 16, 2009
Photo of allengarvin
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pils glass, this beer is pale bright gold, with a large initial head that is rather airy. The aroma is very faint... I tried hard, but could only sniff out perhaps a light dusty of hops, a distant hint of malt. Not too bad of a flavor, but it likes the hoppiness of a real Czech pils. There's a decent maltiness with no particular flavors standing out, but at least it's not at all grainy, followed by a dry bitterness and an exceptionally clean finish.

This is the first Oskar Blues beer that I've found to be bland and unimpressive.

allengarvin, Apr 16, 2009
Photo of atpben
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had it from a can at the Flying Saucer in Houston. Pours yellow with about half inch head. Biscuity and some hop aroma. Lots of biscuit in the taste, with some corn and grain. Bland in the middle with a crisp finsih. Average pilsner. Was a little bit of a let down. Maybe will try again if available on tap.

atpben, Apr 16, 2009
Photo of cokes
4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours to a clear pale gold- not yella- streaked with streaming bubble, and topped with a tight-cropped white head that yields ample lacing, but somewhat limited retention.
Its nose is full of crunchy pressed flowers, dry hay, doughy bread, and a whisper of white grape sweetness.
The crispy pils malts are the first thing noticed by the tongue. Like toasted pita bread. It fills out towards floured dinner rolls, and a squeak of dried fruits (closest to grape and/or apricot). Hops bring it home with dried flowers, straw, and a zing of minty/herbal bitterness.
It's very fresh feeling out of the can, with it's light body tautly structured and carbonated.
I like this, and I'll probably be sneaking this into my golf bag all summer.

cokes, Apr 15, 2009
Photo of armock
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a golden yellow color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Has a grainy malt nose with some hops getting through

T - Starts off with some malt sweetness then some hops come in to balance with a touch of spice then it finishes off a little bitter

M - This beer has a light body with medium carbonation to it

D - Not a bad beer at all but I probably won't be buying this too often because I think there are better beers out there in cans that can go with me to places bottles can't go

armock, Apr 14, 2009
Photo of ColForbinBC
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pilsner glass

Pale straw yellow body with a frothy, paper white two finger cap. An ever so slight haze in the body keeps it from being completely clear. A good amount of soapy lacing.

A malt dominated nose. Grainy, bready malt with a very faint floral hop presence.

A rather earthy flavor profile. Spicy hops with a light, bready malt profile. The hops aren't as bittering as some pilsners out there, but lend a rather spicy, floral element. I prefer that bitter punch from the other pilsners.

Light bodied, a little watery and very refreshing. Easily quaffable.

I like pilsners with a bit of a hop bite. Nothing overpowering, but a small uppercut of bitter hops towards the finish. This pils does not have it. It actually seemed a little watery. Not my first choice in the future.

ColForbinBC, Apr 13, 2009
Photo of roadhouse
4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a pils glass.

Appears a crystal clear golden yellow with a one and a half inch fluffy white head. Half an inch of the head comes over the rim but doesn't spill over. She's looking good so far. Lots of thick lacing left down the side of the glass.

Aroma is quite weak but there's some mildly sweet graininess and some spicy, herbal hops with a slight floral touch.

Taste has a nice malty sweetness up front, hops come in midway and great noble hop flavors and Saaz greet the palate. Spicy yet tame and herbal. Again a slight floral character as well. A mild bitterness and hop flavor lingers on, making me want more.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, smooth drinking, exactly as is expected for the style but nothing exceptional. Drinkability is off the charts. A sixer could be finished within an hour if I wasn't paying attention.

This was a fantastic example of a Czech Pils. I really wish this brewery would expand or at least distribute to IN or IL. There's not enough brews available in cans.

roadhouse, Apr 13, 2009
Photo of jujubeast6000
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 4/9/2009 (Can):

Pours a very clear yellow color body some small white color head quickly diminishing. Malty somewhat skunky aroma, some mustiness. Not overly strong. Light lagery taste. Some graininess. And a hoppy aftertaste. A little skunky tasting but not too bad. Some lager maltiness. Very carbonated.

jujubeast6000, Apr 13, 2009
Mama's Little Yella Pils from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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