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: 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:
#40,413
Reviews:
913
Ratings:
3,280
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
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Ratings: 3,280 |  Reviews: 913
Photo of Miami66
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampling right now on 1/28/15. Comes in a 12 ounce can (355ml). Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage 10 ounce "Coor's glass.

Pours a lighter golden yellow in color with no head to speak of and same with lacing. The aroma is very faint and is of roasted malt and floral hops. The taste is...WOW! Really good and packed full of flavor with the roasted malt right up front with some sweetness, which is probably from the caramel malts in the mix as well. Very smooth and goes down easy. No harsh or biter aftertaste at all. Really surprised on this one! Medium-bodied with perfect lighter carbonation.

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Photo of mrlafay
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Really great taste, a little cloudy, lacking aroma; May be the best pilsener I have ever tasted.

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Photo of Skillz
3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz can, poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, golden yellow color with a finger and a half of white-colored head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma department. I get some faint, and I mean really, really faint, like almost non-existent, notes of toasted malt and floral hops.

Taste: Delicious! I mean really, really delicious! Lots of toasted malt up front, imparting lots of bready, cereal-like flavors, followed by some good caramel-like sweetness, a touch of black pepper, and some faint hops at the finish. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty effervescent as there’s quite a good bit of carbonation. With an ABV of 5.3%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is definitely the best pilsner I’ve ever had, and honestly, one of the best session beers of any style I’ve ever had! It’s absolutely fantastic! Highly recommended!

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Photo of pjbfromkc
4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Colby8938
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwenzel019
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tschiess
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of boocie
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IPA1978
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

not a fan of the style but pretty solid for a pils.

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Photo of Subvette
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kwa357
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Crogersarch
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EmptyPockets
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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

I would drink it again.

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Photo of Reinbeck11
4.31/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks: like a great yellow fizzy beer.
Smell: is light and earthy didn't have the lite beer nastiness I associate with a pils.

Taste: was good. Clean refreshing very enjoyable. Not a flavor blast. Aftertaste holds with a light malt that reminds me of why I like beer. (I almost wish this this beer was stronger, almost)

Feel: very smooth easy drink.

Overall: this would be an excellent beer to intro non-craft drinkers with. Flavors are right on but not strong so wouldn't throw off Nu B's and so easy smooth and creamy to drink. This beer will be in my regular line (which grows to long) for times when I'm not looking to challenge my taste buds.

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Photo of Malone47
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

good beer good color and flavor

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Photo of JeffSK
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of larryarms847
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a straw-colored golden yellow with bright, crisp straight white foam.

Herbal, biscuity, floral, and some very light citrus notes.

Slight lemon/citrus notes, bready/biscuity, and very floral.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation, crisp, refreshing, clean finish.

Overall, not outstanding, but a worth-while pilsner style lager.

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Photo of muddyh2oblues
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of rudedude985
4.01/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of timontheroad
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a straw colored, clear, with a nice fluffy white one inch head. Aroma seemed a little weak, with some light yeast, cracker and some slight wine notes. The flavor was biscuity malt with a bit of of hop bitterness. The mouthfeel was rather heavy for a Pilsner, but nice nonetheless. Overall, probably not the greatest example of a Pilsner, but pretty true to style and tasty too.

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Photo of megamick
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Mama's Little Yella Pils from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 3,280 ratings