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

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82
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3,220 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
3,220
Reviews:
894
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.43%
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
602
For Trade:
1
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3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Vader444
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NickSMpls
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
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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Photo of WEBBEER
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
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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Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of h4ger
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blackop555
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours yellow. Foamy, medium, white head fades fast.

Smells floral, pale malt and grassy.

Tastes slightly sweet malt, light floral and grassy. Finish is Semi dry with grassy linger. Not very flavorful. Lighter body and light fizzy carbonation.

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3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden yellow colour with two finger white head from a 355m can straight from the fridge.

Classic pilsner flavour, dry, hoppy and refreshing.

Giving the Czechs a run for their money here.

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3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Refreshing pilsner with a full-bodied flavor which belies the modest 5.3 ABV.

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

Photo of the_awesometeer
4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer is a clear pale straw color with a very thick white foamy head. The beer smells sweet with bread aromas. The taste is similar but has a nice floral taste at the end, not to complex but very balanced and refreshing. The beer is light and crisp.

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

Had on tap at a restaurant to go along with some fish tacos.

This is solid across the board, beautiful golden color, fresh appealing aroma, crisp taste, excellent moderate feel. Fantastic summertime beer.

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3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brother_rebus
3.16/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jkn09
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of challenja
4.51/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 12 oz can into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass
Look: A perfect golden yellow. Full, with no imperfections in color or clarity. Perfect centimeter head that wraps perfectly at the top.
Aroma: Sweet bready malt, sugared lemon rind, candied white sugar
Flavor: It doesn't taste like a full Czech pils which is great in this case, because it doesn't leave that awful metalic aftertaste that is reknown from Czech style pils. This beer is clean and refreshing, slight lemon rind, light new world hops with a spicy Saaz hops that follow in the tale end with a super clean finish!
Mouthfeel: Full and juicy, the best mouthfeel I have ever felt in a Pils.. Closest to this would be Founders PC Pils but that beer is an over-hopped american style pils
Overall: This is one of my favorite Pils that I just came back too in a long while. Great American Pils are the perfect counterbalance to my usual uber hopped love that are DIPA. This is an awesome BBQ beer to try out.. awesome with tacos as well. Also.. this beer really comes out when it warms up a bit..

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4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

For the review, refrigerated can dated 9/7/16 poured into glass.

A - golden yellow, slight haze, expressive carbonation, pinky's worth head upon pour that dissipates to a lacy ring

S - Sweet, lingering floral

T- rather bland, Mild bitter aftertaste, not overbearing

M - Light, crisp carbonation

O - Easy drinking, light and crisp, i like it as a session beer, despite the abv

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