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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Bohemian 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
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#35,817
Reviews:
921
Ratings:
3,317
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
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3.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ashleylsmalling
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of VictorSage
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Giantspace
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of matcris
4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

LOOKS: A fairly clear, light golden, with a 2 finger foam that lasts, and leaves a nice lacing.
AROMA: Grass, sun seeds, cracker bread malt.
TASTE: Same deal, very clean tasting.
FEEL: Average carbonation, maybe a little less, medium thin body, a little slick.
OA: Clean tasting, not quite carbonated enough for me, for this style.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GloryConway
3.22/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zaktcc
3.44/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hoppymonster
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm an IPA fan and my score probably reflects that, but I found this beer very tasty and drinkable. To the reviewer who likened it to horse piss, may I suggest that is, indeed, what you drank. Because it wasn't this beer.

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Photo of tottel
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scottync
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bazreviewssuck
1.51/5  rDev -57.9%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Donkey pizz with squeeze of orange. This is no way a beer. Beer drink, maybe, or refreshing beverage that looks like a beer at best. Miller MGD is close to the taste of this.

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Photo of Nulver
4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mustela_Man
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgiant
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap:
(Note: I’ve had this numerous times over the years and enjoyed it when there were 20% or less options and I focused on IPAs)

A very clear medium golden. Head on tap pour wasn’t great (always a grain of salt), but a medium ring and lacing didn’t prop up a good, frothy Pils impression.

As I recalled, this beer was more hopped than I’m perceiving now, which is to the benefit of this beer. Maybe it changed, and I’m sure I have, but there’s a nice balance on bready malt and grassy hops with a hint of a metallic note.

Classic noble hops and a nice malt presence have this as a slightly bitter Pilsner, but my near what I recall. It’s also a tad more grassy and a tad less peppery/spicy than I expect from
Saaz.

This is just a bit heavier than an easy drinker would be, but the added flavor that comes with it works well for me. I think I’ve re-found a beer to stock, if the cans can live up to the tap pour in having now.

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

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3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.26/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mehak
2.57/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Smells hoppy, almost like a pale ale.

The taste is much better. Upfront hops give way to a sweet citrus flavor. Very bubbly and smooth.

Aside from the smell, it is a refreshing and satisfying brew. One thing to note is that as it warms up, the hops starts to over power the other flavors.

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3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.07/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Mama's Little Yella Pils from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 3,317 ratings