Mama's Little Yella Pils
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
Bohemian / Czech Pilsner
Ranked #227
Ranked #27,052
3.59 | pDev: 12.53%
Mar 05, 2023
Feb 25, 2009
Mama's Little Yella PilsMama's Little Yella Pils
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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Rated: 3.57 by fflopps from Iowa

Mar 05, 2023
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Rated by robed from California

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Bread, biscuit, malt, toffee or butter; pretty smooth; sweet but not overpowering. Actually, quite nice
Feb 03, 2023
Rated: 4.28 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Jan 30, 2023
Rated: 3.68 by uncleotis from Illinois

Jan 10, 2023
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz canned 11-2-22

On the pour 2 fingers of bone white head that slowly dissipates and becomes rocky. Deep gold body with medium carbonation.

Aroma is lightly hoppy with some American character as opposed to all noble hops. A nice clean, light, and sweet grainy lager character is present.

Taste is a tally very nice. A soft bready biscuity malt is present throughout woth some nice light floral American and noble hops with a small bitter kick on the finish.

Feel is both crisp and full woth a decent body from some nice light malts, but a quick relatively dry finish that makes this quite enjoyable.

Overall at first it comes off as average, but it quickly proves me wrong with a solid pils character and feel.
Dec 25, 2022
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Reviewed by HardCider from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This beer pours a very clear, golden/amber color, with a large white head The head retention is very good. The aroma is fresh and malty, although a bit vague. It has a malty, sweet taste, with yeasty bread undertones.
Dec 24, 2022
Rated: 4.07 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Nov 08, 2022
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Reviewed by mikeinportc from New York

3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
From a mixed 15pk, canned 7/12/22, so 3 months old.

Clear gold, with moderate white head.

Smell is lightly-sweet bready grain, with some floral & fruity aromas.

Taste is similar to aroma, but less sweet, and with the fruity element less noticeable. Light pepper+coriander spiciness comes in near finish, lingering awhile. Light bitterness.

Feel is light-medium, slightly juicy, with moderate carbonation tingle, and lingering drying finish. Brief watery feel, just before finish.

This showed up briefly, a few years ago, before quickly disappearing, so glad to have it again. Not anywhere near a favorite in the style, but still enjoyable, & (almost ;) ) infinitely drinkable.
Oct 13, 2022
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Rated by Shroom from South Carolina

3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Reminds me of Germany- a high complement indeed!
Sep 17, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by netshark from Colorado

Jul 05, 2022
Rated: 3.61 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Jun 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Mugman8 from New York

3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Clear yellow on the pour, with nice thick head and ample lace. Faint bread aroma. Taste is a nice crisp malt in the pils style. A good summer beach beer.
Jun 19, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by ryancl from Minnesota

May 30, 2022
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Reviewed by lastmango from Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L - Poured a slightly hazy yellow with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly leaving a film and moderate lacing.
S - Nose of faint biscuit.
T - Surprisingly, this pils has a nice taste with sweetness, grass, biscuit, and a moderate peppery hop flavor that lingers on the finish.
F - Moderate-thin feel with moderate carbonation. Refreshing.
O - A decent pilsner that I would not turn down.
May 17, 2022
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Crystal clear yellow pour, frothy head some nice lacing and some perpetual rising carbonation. Aroma of bread, flowery hops, similar in taste with maybe some rye? I'm just starting to "explore" pilsners and I'm enjoying this immensely.
May 16, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by Samnem from Georgia

May 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
IBU: 35
Medium gold color. Light, toasted malt and honeyed floral hop aroma. Pretty good, fairly light, herbal/floral hop note and light toast malt, in a pretty good balance.
Apr 24, 2022
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Apr 24, 2022
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Reviewed by WYeates from North Carolina

4.57/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Cleangolden wheaty look, with an odor of biscuits. The taste follows a biscuity trend, and it goes down quite smoothly. A fantastic Pilsner, this coming from someone who prefers Ales most of the time. Well done.
Apr 13, 2022
Rated: 4 by miwestcoaster from Michigan

Apr 01, 2022
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Reviewed by lwillitz from Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12-oz can into "Willitz Home Brew" glass

A - 2 fingers of white foam over a transparent body of golden amber; medium/high visible carbonation; nice lace on the glass

S - wheat bread, floral notes, peppery spice

T - floral notes over a bready backbone, loads of peppery spice, pleasant tartness in the finish

M - heavy medium body, high carbonation; very nice

O - This is an excellent pils.
Mar 26, 2022
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I simply do not enjoy the Pilsner style, despite my love for most all other lagers. In fairness this wasn't terrible, and would not pass up a cold one on a hot summer beach day. Just can't get into the peppery notes of this style's hop characteristics.
Mar 15, 2022
Rated: 3.73 by Taenim from New Jersey

Feb 27, 2022
Rated: 3.15 by jft944 from Tennessee

Jan 07, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by MJSFS from Florida

Dec 04, 2021
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
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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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
12oz can into a tall Pilsner glass.
L: Pours clear light gold w a 1/2" soapy white head w VG retention, large steady carbo bubbles remain until final sip, VG lacing w distinctive rhythmic banding.
S: Grassy, malts, biscuit/bread, light yeast, a hint of pear.
T: Lightly sweet grains, pale malts, fairly clean, light caramel in the center, a hint of ripe fruit, not much aftertaste or linger.
F: Crisp, brisk med-light bodied w a gently drying med-fast finish.
O: Not really that bitter at all but rather slightly pale. Very tasty, great feel, well designed. A bit more sweet than hoppy but faint bitters arrive with perfect timing in the finish. It is excellent in its style.
Nov 24, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by Zigzach from Florida

Nov 13, 2021
Rated: 3.54 by icemanexit from Indiana

Nov 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
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
Rated: 3.42 by ohbigun from West Virginia

Nov 05, 2021
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Reviewed by PaulMM

3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
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
Rated: 3.75 by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

Sep 06, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by AD17 from New Jersey

Aug 21, 2021
Rated: 3.25 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 15, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by Mcb99d from Massachusetts

Jul 11, 2021
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Reviewed by RedStickPhil from New Mexico

3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
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
Rated: 3.75 by mmilyko from Nevada

Jun 23, 2021
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