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

BA SCORE
82
good
3,222 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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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:
3,222
Reviews:
894
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.43%
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
602
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Barnoloid
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really well made pilsner. The hops are not massively prominent but give up enough to keep this interesting. Light bodied with well balanced carbonation. Does not leave a sickly corn taste like many other lager/pils beers. Easy to drink and good for those days where you need a refreshing, toned down beer to enjoy.

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

Photo of Antg8989
3.32/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheCondor
3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The first in Alcohol Paul and I's NYE celebration of beer drinking. Nice and light, easy to finish, or at least it should be. Just recently arrived in our area, so we are excited to drink it. From the can into a Sam Adams glass.

Appearance - As expected, this pours a strikingly clear, straw yellow color with a small, one finger head that displays little retention or lacing. I kind of like the can design, and the fact that it is canned period, but nothing over the top.

Smell - The nose is a good mix of grains, hay and breads with a bit of hops spice and bitterness. Not hops like pale ale or IPA, just a touch, enough to know they are there, not obnoxious.

Taste - Well balanced blend of the aforementioned olfactory stimuli. Mild, a touch of lemon at the front. A bit of breads and crackers, with a touch of the hops bittering in the middle. Nothing over the top, just smooth and balanced.

Mouthfeel - A bit of malt at the finish, followed by a clean, refreshing drink. Very well done, probably my favorite part. Be a real nice beer on a real hot day. Light bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall - This is a pretty decent beer. Nothing to really freak out about, but I would certainly drink it again. I do not have all my ratings in front of me at the moment, but I'd say its just as good as any other beer in this style that I have rated. Condor recommended and approved.

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Photo of John44
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ramrod666
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Auraan
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear golden yellow body with a foamy white head that slowly receded. A good, classic Pilsner appearance. Scents of lager yeast, grainy malt, Pilsner malt, soft malt sweetness and medium-light floral hops. Overall impression is of a simple, classic Pilsner, a balance of sweet, yeasty and hoppy. Very nice. Flavor begins lightly dry with notes of floral, earthy hops, grainy malt and softly sweet malt. Middle continues flavors of hops, picking up a bit more Pilsner malt sweetness. Finish is medium-dry with notes of grainy malt, softly sweet Pilsner malt and medium-high herbal and floral hop flavors. Aftertaste is dank herbal and floral hops and grainy malt. Overall impression of flavor is of a dry Pilsner that has a soft underlying sweetness to keep it balanced, but that is still grained and hoppier than it is sweet. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with high carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a classic Pilsner, refreshing and easy to drink. Overall this is a pretty good Pilsner. It is hoppy and fairly dry in aroma and flavor with a nice refreshing mouthfeel. A good example of what the style can be when done properly.

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Photo of jkermitj
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of mrcraft
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of let8it8grow
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acharpster01
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGingDrinker
2.79/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Really not a fan of pilsners.

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Photo of Brewndruid
3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the can
Not a buy again, just too many better representatives of the style.
Odd straw color.
mouthfeel a bit to heavy, for a Czech Pils, the hops are way too far forward.

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Photo of inonesock
4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeubTube
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tvoss99
3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knobs303
4.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RCLOHR267
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of taylor714914
3.26/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of JNForsyth
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of WIBrewMan
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Mama's Little Yella Pils from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
3.62 out of 5 based on 3,222 ratings.
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