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

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Mama's Little Yella PilsMama's Little Yella Pils
BA SCORE
3.59/5
Good
3,256 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:
#38,948
Reviews:
902
Ratings:
3,256
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
622
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,256 |  Reviews: 902
Photo of cjac
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Andrew4321
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of dccombs
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of sendbeer
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of jsladky
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of cosmonick
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of OCdrummer7271
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of birddogg66
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of BYOFB
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of MarcWP
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of dkw0063
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of BucannonXC5
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-oz. can into a pint glass at my house on Nov. 30, 2012 (purchased for $1.99 at Bine and Vine in Kensington (San Diego, Calif.) on Nov. 29, 2012. Hazy golden straw with two fingers of white head with pretty good retention. Nice on the sides, bubbly and decent on the top.

Smelled corn, bread, mild skunkiness, grass, cereal, honey and a bit of hops. Like a good pilsner should smell like I guess.

Tasted pretty close to the smell, which was pretty decent. Not as skunky. Got corn, bread, cereal, hay and honey.

Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-lively (above average) carbonation. Abrupt smooth finish.

A pretty good pilsner, one of the best I’ve had. I would recommend this to anyone.

 696 characters

Photo of jucifer1818
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
2.94/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear. Lively carbonation. Small, bubbly white cap drops to a clumpy loose ring. No cap after a few seconds. Gold, not bright or deep, just gold.

Smell: Light cracker malts. Some powdery yeast. Grass and some bright pale malts. Dustings of citrus coupled with a mild backing earthiness. Very pale, very clean. Not a lot going on.

Taste: Grass, cracker and pale malts. Yeasty with some hints of earth. Incredibly pale and sweet for the style. Corn and husky grain. A touch of something akin to rice hulls. White bread crust with a touch of honey. Doesn't have a ton of depth, but it's not flat either.

Mouthfeel: A nice medium.body pushes a bit of rounded smoothness. Solid yet not aggressive carbonation. Lacks a bit of the snappy dryness.

Overall: I think Mama needs better pills.

Drinkable and not terrible, but that's as far as it goes. Sweeter than it should be, but everything else is average. You could do worse.

 937 characters

Photo of yankinwis
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of oso
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Aewachiw
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of mfrantz62
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of veifokorp
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of damndirtyape
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can (canned 10-12-12 @ 10:21) poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pale golden yellow with a bit of haze. Thin white foam with lots of persistent lacing.

Smell: Musty. Hint of lemon and some sulfur as it warmed up. Not a lot otherwise.

Taste: Very tasty, bit of spicy up hops up front, nice malt middle, tangy bitter finish. Everything compliments each other real well in this beer.

Mouthfeel: Spicy, nice thickness underneath.

Overall / Drinkability: Nicely drinkable, very balanced and well-put together beer. However...I would have a hard time calling this beer a Czech pilsner. It's missing more of the stronger hops you would expect in that style. Not nearly snappy and crisp enough. But still a good beer.

 729 characters

Photo of dgrauwiler
1/5  rDev -72.1%

Photo of lvtt
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Mama's Little Yella Pils from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 3,256 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.