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

Mama's Little Yella PilsMama's Little Yella Pils
BA SCORE
3.59/5
3,236 Ratings
Mama's Little Yella PilsMama's Little Yella Pils
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
oskarblues.com

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
Ranking:
#37,840
Reviews:
897
Ratings:
3,236
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
610
Trade:
1
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Photo of patre_tim
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lemony yellow with a slight cloudiness, little carbonation consisting of small bubbles, and topped with 4 fingers of off white, well sustained head.

Smells like a Czech pilsener. Hay, grass, lightly roasted malts, aka underwhelming for the price I just paid.

Its like a sweet liquid malt at first, slightly sweet, then comes the hay and grass, then comes a big, dull bitterness that lingers on the tongue.

Medium, lightly syrupy body, with moderate to low carbonation.

Got this today at Namtons in Chiang Mai. Its one of those iconic brews that must be tried, just a little underwhelming for the $7 I paid. Still, had to be tried. What I love about the brew aside from the name, is that it manages to stay fresh, like I just got it from the brewer, even though its months old. The maltiness tastes like home brew sample of the brew before hops are added, then the hops come in separately, all true to the European style, amped up a little, and no American hopping which I was anticipating.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rpjterp
3.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Noooddle
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alexrdvz
2.95/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.16/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bryan12345
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of edthehead
4.19/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WangFire
4.19/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csmrx7
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Some call this a Czech Pils but really falls closer to an American Pils imo.

When I look at it that way I really enjoy this beer. Not as clear as a euro Pils, nor does it have the spicy hop profile or dry finish.

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Photo of jagada
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akbrucke
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Moderate floral hops, light bready malts and faint esters.

A: Golden color, excellent clarity with moderate frothy, dense white head that quickly dissipates.

T: Moderate bready malts with floral hop flavor, moderate hop bitterness and a semi-dry finish.

M: Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Solid; the beer has a solid balance between malt sweetness and floral hop aroma and flavor. Overall the beer is pretty easy to drink. The beer would be even better if crisper and with more prominent hop aroma/flavor, and softer mouth-feel.

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Photo of IndySuds
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Irrationalist
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcbroome
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjrider
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJ64
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of guzzleacoldone
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FrancisM12
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vader444
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NickSMpls
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned on Feb. 2nd, reviewed on July 1st. Poured from a can into a tall pilsner glass. Pale sraw yellow, slightly cloudy. A one finger head fades but still has a skim head with nice lacing. Light bisciut smell, nothing too distinct. Taste is a light and pleasantly hoppy lager with modest malting. A good, not exceptional, pilsner.

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3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very pleasant pils. Does its job of being refreshing and not ambitious.
For me, that means balancing malt and hops.
Looks pleasant, too (albeit common.)
Smells mostly malt sweetness, but has some aromatic hops.
Taste balances that sweetness with just enough bittering hops.
Feel has a nice long, even dry, finish. Crisp, precise flavors.
I will have this again.

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Mama's Little Yella Pils from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 3,236 ratings
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