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Mama's Little Yella PilsMama's Little Yella Pils
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mama's Little Yella Pils - Our upcoming new canned good is a small-batch version of the beer that made Pilsen, Czechoslovakia famous. Mama's is made with hearty amounts of pale malt, German specialty malts, and a blend of traditional (Saaz) and 21st century Bavarian hops. Our first canned lager, it's also fermented at cool temperatures with a German yeast.

This tasteful reality Czech is the perfect antidote for the watered-down versions of pilsner clogging Americaâ's shelves. And Mama's gentle hopping (about 35 IBUs) and low ABV (just 5.3%) mean we're finally honoring consumer requests for a delicious but less-challenging beer. (Hey, we like a good low-dose session beer, too.) Look for our Gold Metal Winner on US shelves in March.

Sadly, the Feds rejected our Take Two and Call Us in the Morning line on the can.

Added by GilGarp on 02-25-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
868
Ratings:
3,115
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
23.76%
 
 
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Reviews: 868 | Ratings: 3,115
Photo of puck1225
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a snifter. Cloudy yellow color with a nice thick foamy head and good lacing. Subdued but sweet smell. Taste is slightly sweet, breads, and with some lemon. Great with pizza.

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Photo of crisis1290
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mama's Little Yella Pils from Oskar Blues is a very simple , yet very good pilsner. Drank this one right out of a can at a picnic . The temp was 90 degrees plus and the beer was so good and soooo cold. This is a very crisp and clean pilsner. Very drinkable, super smooth and very good ! Nice job Oskar Blues , but then again , Oskar, usually does not disappoint and remains one of the big dogs who should be on the Mt Crushmore of American craft beer!

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Photo of MichaelT86
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's a pilsner, so there's only so much it can do to blow you away. That said it's a fantastically executed Pilsner. It's one of my favorite summer beers, incredibly drinkable and yet at the same time satisfying. If you've had a good Pilsner (nothing from the big brewers in the US counts) then you know what you're getting in general terms. I would say it's a crisp clean Pilsner with enough flavor to keep you coming back. With something like a Pils it's all about execution, balancing flavor elements properly to create something "drinkable" without it tasting like beer infused water. I'd say Oskar Blues knocked this one out of the park.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.35/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz. canned on 05/02/16

Pours clear straw gold with a frothy white foam head. Smells like honey, floral orange citrus, woody tobacco, biscuity cracker malt, mild apple and pear, with dank earthy grass and pine. Tastes like honey malt, orange citrus, biscuity cracker, some pine, mild apple and pear, resiny woody tobacco, with dank earthy grass. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice pilsner.

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Photo of Samlover55
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

19.2oz stovepipe into "perfect pint" glass
canned on 4/12/16 so about 2 months old
L- pours a pale gold with rocky, bubbly white head
S- may i say corn, really sweetish aroma
T- crisp malt, some lemon-y citrus, follwed by super pleasant Saaz hop bitterness
F- crisp medium bodied, there is some real great drink-ability (session-able) in this Pils
O- Wow, I can almost imagine myself in Prague (capital of Czechoslovakia) downing the original Pilsner, really super well done, balanced. The flavors really blend together well. Can't say enough praise on this one!!

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

You gotta love it for its name.
Can dated 12/30/15 into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a thick, durable white head. Initial impression is slightly sweet roasted malts followed by a slight hops bite. Medium mouthfeel - surprisingly smooth. A lot of flavor and substance in a relatively low ABV beer. Finish is dry. Nice balance. Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of tlema1
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: beautiful golden color,with a long lasting white head
S: malt and grass
T: clean, with a little hop spice...faint maltiness
F: good mouth-feel for such a light bodied brew
O: very easy drinking, great example of the style

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep yellow in color on pour with a decent head that lasted. Smells like hops and grass. It has a crisp taste with a little bite of hops, very smooth finish and easy drinking. Feels very nice, you have a real nice full flavor pilsner style but complex in flavor to please the senses all around. When I found this beer I was curious, after drinking for years it has grown to be one of my go to summer beers. Out of can or in a glass this is a real solid beer great job guys.

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Photo of schematix
4.51/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Plowing through a 6 pack of samples canned less than 4 weeks ago.

A: Crystal clear yellow with floaties. Obviously pre-filtered and can conditioned, which is ok by me.

S: Really nice clean aroma of grain and floral hops. No citrus, which is good.

T: North American 2-row graininess immediately followed by perfectly balance hop flavor and bitterness.

M: Silky, creamy, pillowy. I wish i knew how to replicate this at home.

O: Solid beer. Without a doubt it is an all malt American Pilsner. Don't expect a German Pilsner here.

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Photo of Ri0
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass. It is a yellow gold color with a white head. A thin ring around the edge with spotty lacing. The aroma has a sweet and graininess to it. There are floral notes, some bready yeast and minimal hops. The taste is sweet with flowers, toasted grains and a light hoppy finish. Decent, but a bit sweet for what I want in a pilsner.

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Photo of OldSwampy
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice dark yellow color (surprise) with a moderate white head. Steady carbonation but it's under control. Nose is perhaps the weak spot, in that it could be stronger, but it is nicely balanced, as is the taste. It has some body, it has some hops. The feel is a bit soft and sudsy, but leaves with a clean and lean impression. My wish might be for even more Saaz hops, but this is a good pilsner. Mine was brewed in NC and canned on 12/08/15. I believe it would be better fresher, and I hope to revise my rating soon if needed. For some reason I misread the date when I bought it. (Consumed 19 May 2016.)

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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.4/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My first offering from Oskar Blues and it did not disappoint. I have heard of this brewer for quite some time, from their Dale's Pale Ale to their Death by Coconut, I am sure glad I picked up this sixer of Yella Pils.

Into the glass it pours a hazy, almost Hefenweizen-like look with little head but very good lacing all the way down. The scent of the brew is a nice mixture of lemongrass with cumin, which pairs well with the hops. The feel was mostly smooth, somewhat crisp, but very dry towards the end. What caught my attention was the taste - almost sweet at the beginning, but then turning bitter towards the end but not so much it took away from the overall experience. This was one of the most complex beers I've had in quite some time and certainly not what I expected from the packaging. I guess they say about a book's cover is true, after all...

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Photo of Whey2Hoppy
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a very hazy straw yellow color with a foamy eggsghell colored head that dissipates quickly. Nice look for a pilsner, pretty standard.

S- Bread, slight floral hops, almost hay-like scent.

T- Surprising amount of hop bitterness, with some citrus and pine on the finish.

F- Light and refreshing, as a pilsner should be.

O- One of the better American Pilsners out there, right behind Prima Pils for me. The aroma had me thinking this would be disappointing, but the taste delivered.

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Photo of Squire123
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Nice light gold, beautiful white cap and lasting lacing.

Aroma: Pleasant floral malty hop balance that's just short of beautiful.

Taste: Malt hop balance is spot on with rich malt sparking burnished by hop flashes. No single element dominates, the whole works with malt and hops emerging and receding in equal time. Well done.

Texture: Full on medium. I honestly wouldn't be able to pick it out in a blind tasting against European Pilsners, it's that close to style yet on it's own it works so well the label really doesn't matter.

Overall: This one's a winner.

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Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is slightly bready sweet hops. Nothing to write home about. Taste is on the malty side of the spectrum. In my opinion this beer should be a bit more dry and hoppy vs. wet and sweet. A easy drinking brew - no doubt but not exactly a strong pils. Worth a try but don't go out of your way for this one.

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Photo of FriedSlug
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy gold color with a white head. Bubbles remain around the edge throughout the time in the glass. The aroma is sweeter than I expect a Czech Pilsner to be. There are floral notes, some bready yeast and a whiff of hops. The taste is sweet with flowers, toasted cereal grains and a nice hoppy finish. This is a damn tasty beer but it it was a little too hazy and sweet for what I want in a pilsner.

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Photo of BeernOnThe4thOfJuly
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Grassy, bready nose. Very fizzy with lively mouthfeel. Brings a touch of sting. Flavor is pleasant, but not very complex. A nice, refreshing pilsner, but it doesn't exactly titillate your senses.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks yellow and bright. Good clarity, 3/4" head. Aroma was mild in terms of grains/malt and hops, neutral yeast.

Night floral hop notes come out, light body, but not insubstantial. Nice toasted pale malt here. Its definitely an upper tier pilsner, not trying to be double or imperialized, but substantial within the confines of style. Always welcome around the pool or on the course in the summer.

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a pleasant and very clear bight golden color. A classic pilsner color. The head is white, rich, fluffy and long lived with a moderate yet complex lacing down the glass.

The nose is fructose, malt and peppery hops. There is a nice robust mix of Hop[s to Malt and fructose here. Another that represents the classic pilsner attributes while maintaining that signature OSkar Blues sampling.

The mouthfeel is just right a nd is more than rich enough for a pilsner but is not heavy either. A very drinkable beer.

Overall I really like this PIlsner and will definitely be drinking this one fairly regular.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.36/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

DATE: March 31, 2016... OCCASION: playing Quirkle with Shan and Will... GLASSWARE: 22 oz. pilsner... APPEARANCE: golden, large bubbly effervescent body--clear as scotch tape... thick, Santa’s beard of a head; sporadic spider’s web lacing... marshlike topography in the top of the glass... AROMA: Hallertau and Saaz, for certain... light bready presence...lilac, lavender and perfume--quite inviting.. PALATE: medium-bodied for a pilsner... mildly active... slightly beefy aftertaste... quite drinkable...TASTE: slight metallic draw early with pronounced malts... buttery and floral... some pepper adds dimension... OVERALL:a strong, likable version of the style that provides a smooth, textured experience...fourth place in the Oskar Blues mix pack is NOT a shameful showing!

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Photo of Eric_Booga_Boyles
4.49/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

As a big fan of pilsners, this is top shelf for me. Please keep in mind I have just started to get into craft beer. For me, this is what a Bud or Coors is suppose to taste like. It is crisp, clean, and packed with flavor. It also goes very well with carne asada tacos!

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Photo of DJChaseTheBase
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

3.75 all across the board for this Pilsener! I had this straight out of the can on the bottom of Keystone mountain so of course it tasted great and refreshing. No really, it is a very well done pilsener that is NOT watered down. I'm not a huge fan of Pilseners but this is great if you're into this style of beer! +1 to Oskar Blues

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Bought a single can from my local bottle shop for $2.20.

Gentle smell of grains, and honey. The later of which makes the nose delightfully sweet.

Even for the style, I found the taste to be fairly subtle, at least compared to some of its peers like Dogfish's Piercing Pils. Mostly grassy malts and grains. The sweetness from the nose is nowhere to be seen. Mouthfeel is satisfyingly light, with very little carbonation - which really worked for me.

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Photo of DavidS333
4.59/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mama's Little Yella Pils was quite highly rated per se at the store I tend to buy my beer from, so I decided to try it out.

I would say that this is quite tasty Pilsner. Its polish perhaps shows around the edges per se, for at its core it seems lke a sort of nice refreshing, very drinkable beer.

"Around the edges" one may notice that its after taste is hardy and somewhat rich, and tastes "brewed" as opposed to sort of factory cranked out per se. Its body is perhaps one of its more outstanding features, as it has a nice texture, perhaps most apparent in the aftertaste per se. The smell is cool and refreshing, and the beer's color is a nice spring time/summer time goldish yellow I would say. The head is not too heavy and is perhaps a little more than medium on a scale of light-medium-thick.

Overall a tasty and very drinkable and refreshing Pilsner. It does sort of remind me of other more available and recognizable pilsners, but seems more polished with more attention to detail one might say, this attention being most noticeable in the finely crafted body and aftertaste.

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Photo of soupermirl
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My ratings may seem low, but this is one of the best U.S. Pilsners I think a person can buy. It is a great go to beer on warm days and a nice beer for days when you don't want a stout, IPA, stronger beer, etc. It is really great. Hit that pilsner out of the park with this one Oskar Blues.

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