Mama's Little Yella Pils
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Pilsner - Bohemian / Czech
Ranked #275
Ranked #45,036
3.62 | pDev: 12.43%
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
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Notes: 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.
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milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

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

Clear pale gold appearance with a large white head and good lacing. Crisp, biscuit-like malty aroma with little influence from the hops. On the taste buds, however, floral hops become more pronounced and pair very well with the prevailing malts. Aftertaste is a bit spicier. Nicely carbonated, light-to-medium bodied mouthfeel leading to a short lived finish. Mellow, easy drinking, year round palate pleaser.

Nov 30, 2021
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Spike from England

3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can.
L: Clear, yellow/amber with a thin head and spotty lacing.
S: Clean, mild malt aroma.
T: Grassy, spicy and sweet. Noble hops up-front with a dollop of heather honey in the finish.
F: Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry finish.
O: Decent American pilsener, albeit on the sweet end of the scale. I’d like to try on draught.

Nov 05, 2021
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3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great American pilsner in the style and reminiscent of the Mid-European legacy of pilsners. Easy drinking and very palettable. It also has that great classic pilsner aftertaste that sits really well in the mouth. Good level of bite and freshness that makes this a stable repeater.

Sep 10, 2021
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RedStickPhil from New Mexico

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

This is an honest pilsner, refreshing and easy on the palate. Nice golden color, decent carbonation, some lacing. For my taste it has just the right bite of bitterness and doesn't try to nibble around with subtle distractions.

Jun 30, 2021
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odannyob from Colorado

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

From chilled 12 oz. can to footed pilsner glass. Nice, clear yellow color. Clean smell, sweet, almost. Nifty pilsner flavor w/a semi-dry finish. Overall, refreshing and comfortable.

Jun 07, 2021
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Sigmund from Norway

3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

355 ml can, from Vinmonopolet Jørpeland. ABV is 5.3%. Pale golden colour, moderate white head. Fairly nice grassy and herbal aroma. The flavour is a tad too sweet for my liking, but still fairly crisp due to decent hops. Hints of honey and herbs.

May 14, 2021
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BerkeleyBeerSleuth from California

3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear yellow color. Herbal and lemon aromas. Honey and bread dough. Sweet malty taste with just a hint of hop bitterness. Clean finish. Easy to drink.

May 08, 2021
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KT3418 from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid, it ain't no lager of the lakes but it's solid. Relatively fresh can and everything, if anything this didn't have much flavor to me but was drinkable.

Apr 24, 2021
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barneyrubble from Colorado

2.32/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

L- Golden yellow at about 95% transparency, just a bit of cloudiness to keep it from being like the Germans. White head of 1F fades to just a sparse cap with some medium lace.

N-Light vegetable department aroma, rotting hay

T- Light onion sharpness, strong barley note on the malt with a bit of caraway or light green hops. The mid and aftertaste have an odd bitter quality. The bitter hop profile might be contributing to an odd character like rotting hay or well used dishrag. Could be the age of this can at almost 5 months, yet German Pilsners that are much older have not had this note.

M- Slick with a medium mouthfeel and heavy carbonation. Carbonation sneaks up with a larger gulp.

O- Overall, I do not feel I can get through a whole glass. I may wait and see if this odd bitter note blows off or it may be a drain pour. Yup, this is not good.

Apr 16, 2021
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass.

L---Just a touch hazy, but mostly clear rich golden color. Fluffy, white head with good retention and and good lacing.

S---Pretty light aroma. Grains & dough are most noticeable.

T---Fortunately, a lot stronger than the nose. A nice balance between grainy malts and slightly spicy hops.

F---Medium body with good carbonation. Crushable.

O---A good beer. Nothing fancy, but a beer you could easily have a few of.

Mar 04, 2021
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GStone899 from Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I'm not a pilsner guy but I enjoy this one. Nice notes of honey and graham cracker. Quite a refreshing beer. I'd drink it again which I don't say often about pilsners. Easy day drinking beer.

Feb 21, 2021
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JimKal from North Carolina

3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Dark gold. Nice head and nice lacing
S: Light grain aroma
T: Despite being a bit aged this had a strong taste of the pilsner malt
F: Medium body
O: A good Bohemian Pilsner

Dec 26, 2020
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tp1962 from Illinois

5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look straw yellow with half inch foam head when poured
Smell slightly sweet with mild hops
Taste light and crisp very smooth
Feel adequate carbonation very refreshing
Overall wow this is a great Pilsner. I dare you to compare to a macro brand and see if you can tell the difference

Nov 11, 2020
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Date stamping is 'CANNED 08/14/20'.
Partly cloudy, pale gold colored body. One finger of bright white head. Each quaff leaves behind a spotty pattern of lacing.
Aroma of pale malts and slightly spicy hops. Muted aroma.
Taste is slightly sweet with a backside bite. Full of malt and spiced with the hops.
Medium mouth feel. Very good carbonation.
Tasty pilsner but a little sweet and needs more bite.

Oct 29, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Out of a 12 oz. can into a clear pint glass came a lightly colored and rather clear blond liquid. There's some soft carbonation and almost no head. Also missing is glass lacing and to get any aroma takes a special effort. It tastes like a pilsner should, slightly malty and slightly bitter. The finish is crisp and clean and it downs pretty easily. Not a bad example of the style, but a little more bite would help it.

Sep 18, 2020
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Silopanna63 from Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

It tastes like the recipe has changed somewhat and no longer seems like a German/Bohemian Pilsner, but more like an American craft Pilsner with too much finishing/bouquet hops that give it an IPP (“India Pale Pilsner”) taste. The classical bitter bite front end is still discernible, but the wonderful “bready” finish seems to be gone—replaced by a more Americanized hop finish. I’m sure many like this and that’s fine, but I’d rather “German” or “Bohemian “ not be on the label. It’s misleading for someone who has thrown down many perfect Pilsners in Germany and Austria. That said, pale ale lovers would find this to be a refreshing session beer.

Jul 26, 2020
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MrOH from Malta

4.41/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Brilliant light gold, dense white head with little retention, spotty lace
Floral/herbal hops, underlying bready malt aroma
Sweet, bready malt, floral/citrus hop flavor
Clean, light but satisfying, good carbonation
One of the better American made Czech-style pilsners out there.

Jul 25, 2020
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stevoj from Idaho

3.02/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pilsener bordering on a pale lager, lots of cereal notes minus the crisp hops of the German style. Pale golden with small creamy head. If you like macro brew, you’ll like this.

Jul 22, 2020
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RPBeerdude from Colorado

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

I’m an IPA drinker so I didn’t have high expectations for this Pilsner that came in the Canundrum variety pack. I was pleasantly surprised how this beer held its own against some other very good ales in the pack (not that I should be comparing, but it’s hard not to). This isn’t your run of the mill Pilsner. This may be the finest Pilsner I’ve had to date.

Jul 21, 2020
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ArchimedesSox from Georgia

3.36/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear to slightly hazy yellow color, large pillowy white head,
S: Lager yeast, slight hop
T: Sweet biscuity malty flavor up front, bread, slight hop bitterness, clean finish
M: Medium to light
O: Nice quality Pilsner, what American beer should taste like.

Jul 07, 2020
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Peach63 from New York

3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours golden yellow with a 1/4 inch white head. No lacing.

Aroma is malty, grassy, lemon.

Taste is biscuit malt, caramel malt, lemon, Nobel hops.

Thin bodied, light carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

This is much better than a lot of the pilsners I've had.

Jul 04, 2020
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maxpower from Missouri

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

12 oz can pours a clear golden color with a decent white foamy head that doesn't seem to last very long, light grassy and flowery aroma, balanced malt and hop flavors, light bodied with a crisp mouthfeel, finishes clean and dry. A decent drinkable pils.

Jul 03, 2020
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Richlikestosurf from New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty incredible the beer was canned 29 days ago.... Damn we must drink a lot of beer around here.

Clear yellow pour soapy sides and fast fading head. Decent taste , kinda malty but a little tart. Nice aftertaste
tastes like a summer saturday along the canals in belgium.

Not amazing, just decent. Fresh beer is good. We are lucky

Jun 18, 2020
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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear bright straw yellow with a large white head that falls away quickly but leaves some nice spotty lacing. Aroma is mild, bready yeast and European hops. Flavor is also mild but pleasant. Feel is light bodied and lightly carbonated. Overall a nice beer for what it is.

Jun 05, 2020
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Gajo74 from New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the can it pours a clear yellow color with visible carbonation. A large foam head displays excellent retention and yields lathery lacing throughout.

The aroma displays clean bready and dry cracker malts. There is a touch of floral and grassy hops aromas. Overall, it smells mostly appropriate for the style.

Light bodied yet it has some depth. A crisp mouthfeel supports clean flavors that emphasize a well balanced malts to hops ratio. Bready, biscuity and cracker malt flavors reveal a moderate sweetness. It is contrasted by a touch of hops bitterness as well as earthy, floral and fruity spices. The carbonation is moderate, while the finish is short, clean, dry and with a lingering aftertaste of citrusy zest. Very easy to drink overall.

Not sure why this one was deemed to have somehow missed the mark according to the less than stellar scores here. I think it is underrated and deserving of higher praise, as it provides just about all I can ask for from a Pilsner.

Jun 01, 2020
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