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

Mama's Little Yella PilsMama's Little Yella Pils
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Mama's Little Yella PilsMama's Little Yella Pils

Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 3,233 |  Reviews: 896
Photo of GilGarp
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from a 12oz. can into a pint glass with golden yellow color, big frothy white head, and great clarity. The head settles slowly revealing some lacing on the glass.

Aroma is good clean pilsner malts with slightly spicy floral hoppiness.

Flavor is crisp and dry with a healthy dose of hop bitterness. Certainly not as subtle as the genuine Czech counterparts but I wouldn't expect anything less from Oskar Blues. Starts slightly sweet but finishes with a good kick of spicy hops.

Mouthfeel is pretty good with medium light body, crisp, with a good level of carbonation for the style. Drinkability is certainly good and it's O.B.'s most sessionable beer yet at just over 5%.

A nice crowd pleasing beer to add to the lineup but probably my least favorite beer they make. Nothing especially bad about it but it's not exceptional like their others. I expected more of an uber pils.

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Photo of kleffman
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at PB Tap Room. Listed as Mama Yella or something as the guy below mentioned. I believe listed as 6%. Poured an extremely clear golden color with no head really. Very clean light aroma of noble hops, and slight sulfur. Tasted like an american pilsner should, not a lot of hop presence. Light sweetness. Very easy to drink and carbonated just right. I could have a lot of this beer. While there's not much to say about it, it's just a clean well made beer. I would get it again, but I've never seen it before so we'll see if it continues to show up around town.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap very recently at the Brick Store Pub. Is this a new batch or a stored keg? I have no idea, but it tasted perfectly fresh. That said, this wasn't the most impressive Pilsner I've ever had, but it was decent. Poured pale yellow with a fizzy white head that faded away to nothing. Smelled grainy and fresh and with a bit of cereal grain sweetness. The taste is light and grainy with little hop presence. Soft and a bit grainy in the mouth, but nice enough. Pretty easy to drink, but lacks interest.

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

Had this pilsner in a sample glass.

The appearance of the beer was a good wheat color with a yellowish white foam. The aroma of the beer was that of a typical pilsner in that it has the aromas of the wheat and coliander. But nothing that really stuck out. The taste of it followed suit but tones of cloves could be picked up. Overall this beer is a good pilsner to have just not too overly impressed with it as it is a "typical pilsner".

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Photo of glid02
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this at Brick Store in Atlanta. I thought the purported actual name was a bit funnier - "Mama's Little Yellow Pils" - get it?

Pours a perfectly clear gold color with a fizzy one-finger white head that dissipates quickly into a wispy layer of bubbles on top and a thin ring around the glass. Lacing is surprisingly pretty sticky.

Smells of sweet malts and noble hops. There's a bit of grassiness in there as well.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Nothing out of the ordinary, but it's pretty tasty. Sweet malt up front with some grassy hints, with an ending that is both sweet and bitter.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a good thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is good. This is a solid beer that would be good for a warm day, as opposed to the miserably windy cold day when I ordered it.

Overall this was a pretty solid take on the style, but the flavors just don't have enough to them. They kind of sneak up instead of asserting themselves. Still, not a bad beer, and I'm always open to anything Oskar Blues puts out.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Arrived with a clear, yellow body capped off with a small, fizzy, white head. Very light effervescence.

Smell: Spicy, Noble hop aroma set over a meager pale malt note.

Taste: Light pale maltiness with a very minor amount of sweetness present. Spicy hop character with a medium bitterness. Crisp, dry finish with a light, lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Woefully average, really. It's acceptable, sure, but there's just not an overly expressive character and it comes off just like any other plain old pilsner.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Oskar blues in Lyons. Clear yellow, white head. Smells decent, tastes good and earthy like many pilsners I have had. Very easy to drink and a good companion for their wings. This would be a good candidate for a can to mow lawns, barbecue or take hiking.

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Photo of Hojaminbag
4.21/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just had this on tap at Fathead's in the South Side of Pittsburgh (8/19/08).

Clear yellow body with only a small white head. Not a lot of retention and no lacing.

Nice smelling beer. A variety of sweet, pale malts. Just a touch of floral malts.

A sweet beer. Full of pale pilsner malts that provide lots of sweetness, but not in an overpowering manner. Just a touch of hops in the background. Crisp, smooth.

Highly drinkable, a great pilsner.

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