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

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Mama's Little Yella PilsMama's Little Yella Pils

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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States

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

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3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 355ml can. Pours a bright, rich yellow colour. Nose is mostly funky and grainy. Not much beyond that. Taste is dry and tart with cereal and earthy noble hops notes. Refreshing! Good carbonation and definitely best served real cold on a hot day!

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.89/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a clear amber with frothy white head. Little lacing. Aroma of earthy hops and some spice. Flavor follows aroma with decent malt to balance the spicy hop character. Light body with mild carbonation. Crisp with a dry finish. Overall, a decent pils.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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

Pours a light yellow that's clear with a white clumpy head of foam that leaves sheets of lacing.

Aroma consists of light cracker and honey and fresh Saaz hops. Very nice Czech pilsner aroma.

The taste is like a fine Czech pilsner with a crisp lager yeast and slightly sweet in the middle which quickly fades to bitter noble hops that linger. A good balanced transition.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp and appropriate for the style. Medium carbonation.

Overall this was a pleasant surprise. A great starter before moving on to the heavier artillery. A good session beer I assume but I only have one. I recommend Little Yella Pils if you want to try a traditional pilsner that uses fresh ingredients in the perfect balance. Nice job Oskar Blues!

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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

Live review after a summer evening jog- any beer will do, but this one seems promising.

Poured from a 12 oz can into a mug. One finger frothy white head receding slowly. Leaves a nice thin lacing as I drink.

A- Very pleasing rich golden color, appears to be unfiltered.

S- Smells typical of the style, no surprises here. Definite hop presence.

T- Surprisingly clean, with a healthy dose of hops, but not overpoweringly so for those that aren't hop-heads. (Dale's seems to have that covered.) Can taste the grains toward the end too, no adjuncts here. It just tastes like good beer. Very pleasing finish, clean and almost saline with nothing funky.

M- Medium.

O- A very good beer, and a definite departure from Dale's, the last Oskar Blues beer I tried. Would definitely buy again EXCEPT the price is a little high in my area, at ~$2.50 per 12 oz can. Very nice, refreshing pils with just the right amount of hops and nothing extra.

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3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From 07/29/13 notes. Actually the only normal Oskar's canned beer I haven't tried, had it on tap at Idle Hands in NYC. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a somewhat clear yellow color with one inch of bright white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells a tiny bit funky, and of grains, bread, wheat, and earthy notes. Not the best smelling beer, though not awful.

t - Taste of wheat, grains, bread, biscuit malts, light floral notes, and earthy notes. No funk at all, better than the nose was.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty average pils; Oskar Blues makes a lot of good beers but this is my least favorite from their staples. Nose is a bit funky and there just isn't a lot to it. Would skip for their other offerings.

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3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into a trumpet pils glass.

A- Crystal clear "Yella" straw color. Frothy white head retains at 1 finger. Little bits of lacing.

S- Mild straw and sweet malt aroma, with an earthy hop character.

T- Mild earthy hop, with a little spice, and mild bitterness. Straw malt shows through in the background.

M- Light body, mild carbonation. Crisp. Quite a dry finish.

O- Earthy hoppiness is nice, and this Pils is pretty well balanced.

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Mama's Little Yella Pils from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 3,262 ratings