Mama's Little Yella Pils - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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3.74/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz can, into a standard pilsner.
A: Deep, golden hue. Lots of rising effervescence. Pours a 2 finger, foamy, white head. Settles very slowly. Lots of spiderweb lacing.
S: Sourdough, hay, and clove.
T: Almost a spicy, pale malt grain. Bitter hops.
M: Bitter in the front, a slight tinge of indistinct sweet in the finish balances it off. Hearty and crisp. Bitterness lingers on the palate throughout. Kind of acetone lingering....
D: Sip or session. Worth the slower paced experience though.
Atmosphere is really strong. Dark gold, continual effervescence, large foamy head which never fully dissipates, and plenty of persistent lacing. Nose is characteristic sourdough bread, hay, and some spice. Pale and crisp, thick and hearty grains and a little more hop than one would expect for the style. A bit of an off-putting lingering aftertaste. Overall, this is a really good quaff.
Serving type: can
08-30-2013 23:11:59 | More by bmwats
3.54/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Aaah- craft lager! I guess the popularity of craft beer can't exactly cater to the ale lovers. Striving to talk industrial lager lovers over to the craft side, Oskar Blues devises a Bohemian "Czech-style" Lager, but with a simplified palate and great drinkability.
Like any standard lager would- this brand pours with a bright light golden color and expressive carbonation. Its those bubbles that rise to construct a foamy white head with semi-firm retention and intricate lace. Its a very nice but common appearance.
Dry bread maltiness provides a crisp and cracker-like scent. The slight whiff of cream corn rises from a sulfury back note and seems to give an aroma of yeasty, fresh baking bread. Lightly fruity- its also those sulfur notes that gives the lager a tinge of lemon and apple. Heading into that first sip, the hop notes provide a short floral, spicy and herbal bit.
Its taste is a direct carry-over from its aroma. Crisp taste is partly of malt and partly of grain as the ale settles into a refreshing cracker-like taste. Its sulfury middle never detracts but serves to provide a light vegetal sweetness and apple-like taste. Finishing with the taste of lemon grass and with a spicy bitterness gives the beer a certain German-like character.
Its medium-light favors the drier and crisper mouthfeel that's more commonly found in German Lagers. The beer skips right past its creamy carbonation and fleeting sweetness in route to that spicy-dry and scrubbing sulfur character that's chased the beer all session long.
I rather like the beer as it is lighter, drier and crisper in body than what I was expecting. Not as rich or with as many softly complex notes as traditional Czech Lagers, but as a non-descript Euro-style lager- the beer satisfies the taste and thirst just fine.
Serving type: can
08-29-2013 16:32:16 | More by BEERchitect
2.86/5 rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A: Clean, light yellow. Good amount of head, little bit of lacing. Not bad at all.
S: Eh, a little bit of spicy earthiness. Very light. Reminds me of an adjunct lager. Not very exciting.
T: Clean, refreshing. A little bit of grass. A little bit of biscuit. Just okay. Really not digging the aftertaste. Doesn't sit well on my stomach.
M: Crisp and light. Nothing exciting, but does its job well.
O: This is a very middle of the road Pilsner for me. Honestly, I can't think of anything in particular that would make me want to revisit this one. I would probably just go for the cheaper Budweiser, as much as it pains me to say it. Love a lot of Oskar Blues beer, but this one is just alright.
Serving type: can
08-24-2013 22:07:04 | More by Pyrosixer9
Mama's Little Yella Pils from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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