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

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82
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3,223 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
3,223
Reviews:
894
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.43%
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
602
For Trade:
1
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Photo of jakecattleco
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can dated 01/24/17 "Makes Mama Invincible" into a pilsner glass. Pours vibrant golden with two fingers of variable density white head that had moderate retention and left scattered lacing. Nose is prominent in breadiness and biscuity attributes, citrus undertones. Taste inverts the nose and is more citrus prominent, with the breadiness following way behind. Finishes with a bit of lingering astringency. Mouthfeel is quite thin, carbonation medium. Solid, but there's others I prefer more.

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Photo of bbtkd
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yella Pils, 5.3% ABV, 35 IBU. Pours light yellow, medium viscosity, with a three finger white foamy head on a careful pour, leaves slight lacing. Nose is fresh and yeasty, taste is smooth malt, with a slight bitter close. Decent mouthfeel, overall good.

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Photo of LiquidSwords1201
4.26/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigedal60
4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Czequershuus
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a pale yellow with a large, fizzy head. The aroma is classic pilsner, with peppery notes and cracker malts, and a touch of something floral. The flavor starts with mild cracker sweetness, sweet corn, pepper, floral notes, and finishes again on the fairly sweet malts. The mouthfeel is light, crisp, and fizzy. Overall this is a nice pilsner, with a fullish body

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Photo of metalspice
3.17/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Griphon
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JarMills
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Narthax
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StephenM
4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from can into pint glass. Canned 11/14/16.
Look: crystal clear pale golden
Aroma: Light lemony, grassy, light biscuit
Flavor: Bright, clean, white bread, lemony citrus, easy hoppy bitter, malt undertone
Mouthfeel: Clean, refreshing, dry finish
Overall: Very refreshing, clean with pleasing hop finish, more interesting than the mass-produced lagers. Good hop character, less assertive than Lagunitas PILS. Great go-to in the heat

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Photo of nwhittin
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NCSasquatch
4.57/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cbyrd4088
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Xamonline
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can; served in pilsner glass

L: pale yellow and clear; very effervescent; medium thick head with some lacing; head builds just as quickly as it dissipates with lots of activity in the glass

S: slightly floral and distinct smell

T: clean slightly bitter with little to no hops; there's some complexity with grass and metal but it's all very tight and sessionable; almost addictive and goes down fast

M: crisp, effervescent

O: sessionable, refreshing, complex but tame, no hops; outstanding

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Photo of bluesyasian
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dakin
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Nice straw color with a bright white head.

Smell: Fresh grassy smell. Bit of honey and lemon. Not too strong but pleasant.

Taste: Very session-able. Not a huge hop fan, I'd rather have my beers with a smooth finish. Definitely faint a lemon-honey tea type taste on the front which is very nice and a nice clean finish that kind of drifts off. Could drink 20 of these in a row pretty easily. My second beer from Oskar Blues, and so far, I'm fairly impressed.

Feel: Light mouthfeel, crisp and very refreshing. Good summer beer for sure.

Overall: Pretty delicious. Very smooth. Something I personally always enjoy in a beer and something that keeps me coming back. 7.5/10.

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Photo of Teddysinatra
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

It's a really good beer consistency is overwhelming but I would recommend it.

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Photo of erk0607
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super clear yellow, head vanished instantly to practically no lacing. Smell is if noble hops and some mild bready malts. Not super strong. Taste is bready and hoppy, more hoppy than malty but still good. Feel is crisp, highly carbonated, lighter body. Overall - good, not great.

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Photo of bigdog3838
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mama's Little Yella Pils from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
3.62 out of 5 based on 3,223 ratings.
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