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

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3.59/5
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3,245 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:
#38,609
Reviews:
899
Ratings:
3,245
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
620
Trade:
1
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Somewhat malty. Not hoppy. Nice from start to finish. Not crispy, but somewhat dense and fuller.

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Photo of Tcibene
2.6/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Giangio
4.06/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jondoeworks
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bgillespie
3.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Super hazy golden yellow.

Smell: Light, almost non-existant. Maybe some floral hops.

Taste: Makes up for lack of aroma. Malty and a little sweet.

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation. Light body.

Overall: Very drinkable, can have a few of these at time without getting sick of it. Taste makes up for lack of aroma. Would have again

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Photo of andrewh995
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy gold with a white head. Smells of grass, hops, and malt. Tastes of sweet malt, grass, slightly bitter hops, and grain. Medium in body and carbonation. Overall a pretty good hoppy pils.

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4.31/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured 12oz can Into a Pils glass.
L: nice clarity perfect straw golden color. Exactly what I am looking for in a Pilsner. Moderate head and lacing.
S: a lot of bready malts semi sweet and a bit of grassy smells.
T: taste is on point the sweetness in it,which is not over bearing at all, makes it a bit out of character to call it a Czech pils but none the less I like there take on it. I know a lot of ppl were disappointed with this pils but I think it is bc the brewers other selections are much more complex and hoppy and they are comparing it to them when a Pilsner at least imo should be simple and crisp. Comparing to other craft pils this one is up there for sure in my book.
F: goes down really smooth. Mild carb.
O: I do not care for any of this brewers selections really but this one is a winner and they marketed this particular brew for drinkers like me who don’t care for American hopped up pilsners to get everyone involved in there brand. Great job will buy again.

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

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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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

Photo of brianstrong2
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

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

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

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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

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