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
Ranking:
#36,139
Reviews:
923
Ratings:
3,320
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
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Photo of gvickery
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very solid. Classic clear golden color with moderate white head. Not a lot for the nose but mine doesn't work well either. Very full flavor and balance between the pilsner malt and noble hops with a pleasant hop spiciness on the end. The hop profile reminds me more of a German pils but with prominent malt character this is more like a pilsner fusion. It takes the best of both and I think it's a winner.

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

Photo of GreenBayBA
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned 3/5/18, consumed 4/12/18

Pours clear gold, same color as the can basically. Huge head, good lacing.

Not my favorite pils aroma, grassy, but not bright, more like wet and a bit rank.

Taste is a much better, balanced mix of the malt, yeast, and brighter hop flavor here.

Medium feel, could definitely use more carbonation. Clean, not bitter at all.

Overall, decent pilsner.

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Photo of jkblr
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz canned 2/15/18 (54 days ago) poured into a pokal glass at fridge temp 4.7% ABV (per label). The beer pours bright light straw yellow with off white head. The head recedes to a thin film and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is mild with grassy hops. The taste is smooth pilsner malt at first, with a fairly solid bitter punch of grassy hops coming on mid palate, and staying through the end. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied, well carbonated, or at least a bit prickly in feel, and dry in the finish. Overall, excellent. This is a very nice pilsner with affordable packaging.

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Photo of Steveslats1
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My go to pilsner.

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Photo of Nass
2.68/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Whoa! right off the bat this is a flowery and strange tasting concoction. Beware! drink at you're own risk. Cheers! C

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Photo of KLouise
2.79/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ehmdubya
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tgblake1
4.54/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of colts9016
4.11/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Everything I have tried from Oskar has been tasty. A firm two finger head with fair retention. The bright white head left lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is SRM 3 a straw color with golden hues. The clarity of the beer is clear with carbonation bubbles.
Nose:
Floral, crackers, herbal, spicy, grass, and yeast aromas.
Taste:
A bright floral flavors with a spicy herbal, grass, lightly toasted malts, grass, and yeast.

The mouthfeel of the beer has a medium dryness and crisp. The body of the beer is medium light, a medium carbonation, and a medium finish.

Typical pilsner profile, nothing stands out. An example of a decent Chech Pilsner.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.22/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I mean, it looks good, or fine, really, for a Pilsner. It’s like describing a girl with blonde hair - it’s blonde. Moving along... Smell is of grass, and like, grass. Ok... taste is ok at first: grass, but then rusted metal like your cousins POS Chevy - not a fan. Overall like a hooker in TJ, it does the trick. But it also leaves you second guessing yourself.

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

Photo of TheFlea1
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a very light golden color, almost white. 1 finger white head. Retention is good.
The nose is minimal. Just slight malt.
Taste slightly sweet. Some malt. Slight hops.
Feel is a bit thicker than I'd expect, but it is a thinner beer.
Not the biggest Pilsner fan, but this isn't bad.

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

Photo of BenMorse
3.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

12 oz can. Clear and brilliant gold, with a fluffy, white, head. Lemony aroma with a touch of spicy hop. Easy drinking, with crisp malts more sharp fruits, and a pleasantly bitter finish.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheHexIsReal
3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pegelstrand
3.37/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeWard
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a pint glass. canned 4/7/17, so 9 months old.

faintly hazy yellow watery body, decent carbonation, small but persistent white head leaving good lacing.

faintly floral aroma

very sweet tasting pilsener. quite floral, faintly sour at the end of the drink.

mouth around medium, finish slightly sour.

Overall, it's a slightly odd tasting czech pilsener. not unpleasant, but I cant imagine drinking a session of these beers.

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Photo of bundy462
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Mama's Little Yella Pils from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 3,320 ratings