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

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Reviews: 809
Hads: 2,844
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 58
Gots: 413 | 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

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Beer added by: GilGarp on 02-25-2009

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Photo of jmalex
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ah yes. 87 degrees and I'm sitting out on my porch drinking a pilsner. Summer is almost here.

APPEARANCE: Pours into my Prima Pils glass a straw yellow color with a loose-bubbled, bright white head. It starts at 3 fingers height but shrinks quickly to a finger-high cap.

SMELL: Very clean and crisp with a clean pilsner malt base. The slightest bit of noble hop aroma comes through the unmistakable aroma of lager yeast.

TASTE: Pilsner malt and nothing else right from the start. The yeast qualities actually take some time to develop but get there eventually. Hop flavor is minimal and balancing. The finish is kind of sweet with a mild buttery-like quality.

MOUTHFEEL: A little more malty and full than I'd like but still on the lighter side of the spectrum. Carbonation level is average and appropriate.

DRINKABILITY: Maybe it's the kind of day that it is, but I feel like I could drink a whole lot of this. Really good, even within the style.

Well I might want to drink a bit more of this this summer. Maybe I need more than just 1 can. (1,046 characters)

Photo of smcolw
3.02/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Large bubbled head, but it recedes slowly and leaves some spotty lace. Crystal clear with a yellowish-straw color.

Grainy aroma of fresh mowed hay. Lacking the flowery hop that I have come to expect from a Czech Pils.

A soft beer in terms of mouthfeel. This has a lot of the elements of an inexpensive macro: grainy, a relatively harsh aftertaste that doesn't really feature much hops. I like the texture--a bit richer than most pilsners. (441 characters)

Photo of dondeez21
3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Looked like Budweiser. Nothing to different about this beer.
S: Nothing out of the ordinary
T: Remined me of any other Lager out there
M: Dry Crisp good for a warm night
D: If you are into paying a few extra dollars for a beer that isnt to much better than most other macros out there. Overall this beer isnt anythign special at all. I would recommend trying it but my experience wasnt anythign special at all. (413 characters)

Photo of aubuc1
3.16/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured in to a pilsner glass.

Pours a clear golden color with a steady stream of carbonation and a white head.

Smell is smooth hops and light floral. Sort of metallic and doesn't jump out.

Taste is light, a little peppery, slightly sweet, and a little smooth malt.

Good mouthfeel and very drinkable.

Not up to nearly the level of the other OB beers I have had, but I have never been blown away by a pilsner. (422 characters)

Photo of InandOutBeerGuys
1.77/5  rDev -51%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Not impressed- big letdown here! Czech Pils, no way! No where near a Euro Pils. Buttery adjunct laden flavors & smells. Absolutely terrible & not up to OB's normal quality. Was all ready for a crisp hoppy Pils but this is nothing more than Schmidt's from Colorado. no hoppy aromas no hoppiness in the flavor & hardly anything impressive here- AVOID lovers of good beer. What were they thinking??? (396 characters)

Photo of jasonjlewis
4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Czech pilsner isn't my favorite style, but this one is very clean and refreshing.

Nice 2 finger head with pale yellow color. Incredible clarity!

Smell is of some mild noble hops and some citrus from the pilsner malt. Hints of grass and hay come through as well.

A dryness comes on the palate with a elements of grass and hay. Light flavor of spicy hops and a balancing light bitterness follow. No detectable brewing flaws.

Mouthfeel is crisp and there is some malty undertone. It's not too dry. There is some great fullness to this beer.

This a great example of the style and perhaps the first czech pilsner I've liked. (626 characters)

Photo of letsgopens
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bright golden color with a nice effervescent, pearl head. Some rising carbonation and decent head retention.

Mild but substantial with a soft biscuity notes and some spicy/grassy hops.

Bright and spicy with a with good malt backbone. That characteristic sharpness is certainly present with plenty of hoppiness as well.

The mouthfeel is mostly what's expected with a crisp, fairly refreshing texture and an expected level of carbonation considering the style. Enjoyable and satisfying, definitely worth a try especially if your a fan of the style. (551 characters)

Photo of taylorhamrick
3.97/5  rDev +10%
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. (1,213 characters)

Photo of aerozeppl
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
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. (427 characters)

Photo of tpd975
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
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. (474 characters)

Photo of drpimento
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
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. (304 characters)

Photo of BretSikkink
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
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. (404 characters)

Photo of Billolick
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
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 (570 characters)

Photo of tempest
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
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. (436 characters)

Photo of atsprings
3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
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. (375 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
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. (657 characters)

Photo of Pauly2X
4.48/5  rDev +24.1%
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. (420 characters)

Photo of Kromes
3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
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. (588 characters)

Photo of morimech
3.89/5  rDev +7.8%
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. (586 characters)

Photo of storksonm
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
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. (444 characters)

Photo of Overlord
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
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. (439 characters)

Photo of BrandonB
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
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. (272 characters)

Photo of mikecharley
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
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... (578 characters)

Photo of deanhead
4.07/5  rDev +12.7%
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. (477 characters)

Photo of saintwarrick
3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
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. (545 characters)

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